On February 1st, I will be participating in the Afro-Spectacle hosted by my Dutty Artz brethren.

On Wednesday February 1st, at 7pm, DJ Rupture and Lamin Fofana will host a special 2-hour live radio show from south Williambsburg’s Spectacle Theater… Following the live WFMU broadcast — built primarily from African music videos purchased in the corner stores of NYC — we will screen “God’s Own Country” by director Femi AgbayewaGOC presents the story of a young Nigeria lawyer who immigrantes to NYC to discover that life in America is not like he hoped …

A mix between an American Hip Hop gangster flick and a Nollywood drama, we feel that the film is a great initiation into the West African film industry for an American audience unfamiliar it. What’s more it’s an immigrant story taking place within the city we’ll be screening it in! The theme of the night dovetails nicely with my own project, African in NY, due out February 21st.

Femi is currently in London developing his TV series Brooklyn Shakara, for UK Television, so he won’t be able to make it. But we’ll have some surprises and hopefully more special guests!

The space is limited, and it’s first come first serve. If you can’t make it, check us out live, or listen back to the archived show on Lamin’s The Embassy and Rupture’s Mudd Up pages.

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