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How Davido Became African Pop Music's Fortunate Son

Once, while on a Greyhound layover in Birmingham, Alabama, David Adedeji Adeleke, the Nigerian pop star now better known as Davido, spotted a familiar face on the CD rack of a bus station rest stop.

P-Square perform at the Mawazine music festival in Morocco in May. Fade Senna / AFP

Nigerian duo P-Square represent Africa's rise in the pop world

When P-Square talk about keeping it in the family, they mean it. The Nigerian pop duo are not only twins who perform together, they also live and record together in a compound in the country’s capital, Lagos.

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Fela Kuti: Africa's Bob Marley - or an African Handel?

When I met Fela Kuti, the self-styled “Black President”, he was in a London hotel wearing only a pair of red underpants, smoking a massive joint, surrounded by three of his wives he notoriously married 26 in one day and his personal magician, a Ghanaian who called himself Professor Hindu.