My guest today is Christopher Ogunmodede. Chris is a foreign policy advisor and associate editor of World Politics Review, who is based in Lagos, Nigeria. He specializes in diplomacy, development and international security, with a particular focus on West Africa and its history, political institutions and foreign relations. His areas of interest include governance, elections, military dictatorships, comparative authoritarianism, trade and regional integration, migration, diasporism and social movements. In addition to being an expert on international affairs and foreign policy, as well as a critical voice on African politics, as well as US and particularly European perception of and policies towards Africa on social and traditional media, Chris is a connoisseur of Afrobeat, which is today’s topic of conversation. If you want to keep up to date on Chris Ogunmodede, and his strong opinions on African politics and international soccer, follow him on Twitter at @Illustrious_Cee.