Eddie Koko is illegal

I read recently that the legendary African freedon fighter Thomas Sankara was also an amazing guitarist. I really wanted it to be true, but probably this is an urban legend. Imagine that one of the most lucid minds of the African struggle against colonialism played like Doctor Nico in his spare time. Sadly, I could not find any information (no mention in any discography, label catalog, nothing). It is also true that there is very little about the recent music of Burkina Faso. But I did make a cool discovery...

This couple of great songs come from a youtube channel owned by a Nigerian (???) artist named Eddie Koko. His songs are often about African politics and history. Eddie is a gifted story teller as we love it here in this city.

If you do not know Sankara this is certainly a great place to begin with:

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