Africa is a Country: Chief Boima with Folarin Ajibade

Africa Is a Country Radio, the audio accompaniment to the website of the same name, is a monthly deep dive into the music and cultural politics of the African continent and beyond. Hosted by Chief Boima, the show features a mix of music and interviews with musicians, historians, journalists, and more.

Africa Is a Country Radio continues its literary theme for its third season on Worldwide FM. This month we have a very special guest mix from Folarin Ajibade, a DJ who is now based in Brooklyn, NY but originally from Lagos, Nigeria.

Folarin presents a mix of classic Kwaito from South Africa inspired by the book Kwaito Bodies by Xavier Livermon to Africa Is a Country. Since it kept with our theme of music inspired by literature inspired by music, we decided to have our first guest mix on the show. Listen in to hear Folarin’s mix and a discussion about his journey as a DJ and academic. We kick off the show with a short exploration of the latest musical craze to come out of South Africa, Amapiano.

Teno Africa - Storytellers [Awesome Tapes From Africa]

DJ Nasty KG & VinoSA - Imali ft Teedo [NTS]

Scorpion Kings x Tresor - Folasade [Platoon Ltd]

Kamo Mphela - Nkulunkulu [Kamo Mphela Entertainment]

DJ Karri - Trigger feat. Lebzito, BL Zero & Lebzito [Brave Boy Music]

Alfa Kat & TidoSoul - Sip Sip [NTS]

Mr JazziQ, Kabza De Small & Lady - Woza feat Boohie [Black Is Brown Ent]

DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small - Amantombazane ft. Smashing Soweto & MFR Soul [New Money Gang]

Nektunez - Amen Amapiano [B1 Recordings/Sony]

Folarin’s Kwaito Mix Tracklist

Trompies - Jakarumba Kwa! Kwa! Kwa! [Gallo]

Brothers of Peace - Manyonyoba [Kalawa Jazmee / Universal]

Skeem - Waar Was Jy? (Mzala Mix) [Ghetto Ruff]

Makapkap - Tintlas

Mawillies - Thula Mabota [MDU Music / Universal]

New School - Kedebone O Lewete

Doc Shebeleza - S'kumfete [Cool Spot Music]

M'du - Chomi Yabana [MDU Music / Universal]

Alaska - Accuse [Kalawa Jazmee / Universal]

Boom Shaka - Thobela [Kalawa Jazmee / Universal]

Thebe - Bula Boot [Kalawa Jazmee / Universal]

Mina Nawe - Where I Wanna Be (Black Coffee Remix) [Gallo]

Penny Penny - Aye Papa Penny (Rambo Remix) [Awesome Tapes From Africa]

Nozinja - Xihukwani [Warp Records]

Built From Scratch - POS [Afrotainment Music]

L'vovo Derrango - Resista [Universal]

Professor - Imoto [Vega Records]

Anthony Shake Shakir - Anthony Shake Shakir Meets BBC [Honest Jon’s]

Focalistic - Ke Star feat Vigro Deep [Vth Season / 18 Area Holdings]

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