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Watch: Fantastic Man – A Film About William Onyeabor



Noisey’s music discovery platform You Need To Hear This yesterday unveiled their documentary Fantastic Man, which tracks the five-year effort of Luaka Bop to find enigmatic Nigerian musician William Onyeabor, a man whose life has been perpetually shrouded in mystery and rumours.

Directed by Jake Sumner (Alldayeveryday) the film tells the story of a label’s attempt to track William down, speaking to fans such as Damon Albarn, Caribou and Femi Kuti and travelling to rural Engu in Nigeria to meet those who’ve worked with him, in an attempt to find out what it is about his story that makes it so captivating.

Watch the finished product below.

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