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Video: What’s Up Africa x Nigeria [Ep. 2]

Check out the latest episode of African political satire and sketch comedy series "What's Up Africa" hosted by Ikenna Azuike.


While last week's episode featured What's Up Africa host Ikenna's typical humor, the penultimate video detailing his recent visit to Lagos shows Ikennna's rare emotional side as he revisits childhood memories of growing up in Lagos. In the episode, Ikenna heads to the apartment he lived in until the age of seven, unsure if the building is still even standing. Luckily it is and what ensues features an especially powerful episode as we see the man behind the disguises as more than a caricature, and a person who is deeply implicated in the stories he tells us with each episode. In essence, we come to understand Ikenna's personal "Africa." Check out the episode below (you might want to prepare with a few tissues).

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This Is the Best Music Video You'll See All Month

Cherrie boosts up Somalia & Mogadishu in her music video for "163 För Evigt," featuring Z.E.

Cherrie is a buzzing Somali-Swedish singer whose music we've previously premiered and featured in a Songs By Somali Singers & Rappers You Should Listen to This Summer.

The R&B artist recently dropped the amazing video for "163 För Evigt" ("163 Forever") and, despite her singing in Swedish, the track's been blowing up online across both sides of the Atlantic, being posted in several Instagrams, Tweets and everything in between.

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DJ Spinall's New Album Is A Star-Packed Afrobeats Party

DJ Spinall assembles afrobeats' biggest names for his new album, 'Dreams.'

For his third album, Dreams, DJ Spinall assembles some of afrobeats' biggest names.

The first track features Niniola, who's made house music her mainstay, keeping her fashionably out of step with whatever is on-trend. "Thinking About Your Love" might be reminiscent of Kenny Thomas' 1991 song of the same title, but save for this phrase and accompanying melody, the song is very much Niniola's particular way of grafting Yoruba and Nigerian English onto South African house.

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Photo courtesy of Art X Lagos.

Art X Lagos: West Africa's International Art Fair Returns Bigger and Bolder

We catch up with Art X Lagos founder Tokini Peterside on what to look forward to as West Africa's international art fair returns November 3.

One of West Africa's largest art fairs, Art X Lagos, is back for its second installment with bigger and bolder offerings. The three day event running from November 3 to 5 will showcase contemporary African art from 15 countries and feature 14 galleries representing African artists on the continent and the diaspora.

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