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‘Fantastic Man’ – A film about William Onyeabor

When we’re not purveying (or should that be perving) over the latest trends and booty shaking to the latest tunes, we do quite enjoy a nice documentary. From director, Jake Sumner, Fantastic Man is an investigation into Nigerian musician, William Onyeabor. Brought to you by Noisey’s You Need To Hear This, the film tells the story of a label’s attempt to track William down, and features interviews with fans such as Damon Albarn, Caribou and Femi Kuti, as well as a trip to Nigeria to meet people who worked with William in the hope that the truth of his story will come through.

Despite being a man of mystery, William Onyeabor’s music has had a renaissance since a compilation album was released last year, and this film is the perfect introduction.

You can watch the whole thing below:

Check out more info on William Onyeabor online.

- Alim Kheraj



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