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Davido, D'banj, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Phyno, K.O, Riky Rick & More Will Play Lagos’ Gidi Culture Festival

The Gidi Culture Festival is coming back strong this year for their third annual all-day bash at Lagos’ Eko Atlantic.


The Gidi Culture Festival is coming back strong this year for their third annual all-day bash at Lagos’ Eko Atlantic on March 26th.

This year’s star packed line-up includes headliners Davido, D'banjTiwa Savage, Phyno, Yemi Alade and Timaya. South Africa’s K.O and Riky Rick will also be present, both will be holding their debut Nigerian performance at the festival. Opening acts include Adekunle Gold and Small Doctor.

Gidi Fest 2016 will be hosted by MTV Base VJs Nomuzi and Ehiz alongside City FM’s Sensei Uche, as well as DJ Obi and DJ Kaywise.

“Gidi Fest is a music festival that defines the progression of music and urban youth culture in Africa,” mentions festival founder Chin Okeke. “The festival was naturally born in Lagos because the city is the melting pot of the continent, yet it maintains a global outlook. Our lineup represents the current crop of African music stars.”

Tickets for Gidi Fest 2016 are available now. See the festival schedule below.

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Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah University Has Been Shut Down Following Student Protests

The school is closed indefinitely following violent protests on Monday against "brutality" by university security.

Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Knust) in the city of Kumasi, has been shut down indefinitely following student protests that occurred on Monday, which turned violent.

Students gathered in support of 11 students who had been arrested last Friday night for participating in a weekly party, known as jamborees—a gathering that the vice chancellor had recently banned, claiming that the events caused "misbehavior" and "profanity" on campus. One of the students was injured during while arrested, and students are calling for the vice chancellor to step down, BBC Africa reports.

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Major European Museums Plan To 'Loan' Stolen Benin Bronzes Back To a New Museum Opening in Nigeria

The Royal Museum is due to open in 2021, displaying the Benin bronzes that were looted during the Benin Expedition of 1897.

The controversial conversation surrounding art repatriation continues as a new museum opening in Nigeria in 2021 will make way for stolen artifacts to return home—temporarily.

Major European museums have reached an agreement with Nigeria to "loan" significant artifacts to the Royal Museum, Artnet News reports.

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Watch Davido & Peruzzi's Video For 'Twisted'

A new love song from the DMW artists.

Here's another sign that a Davido and Peruzzi joint EP is on the way.

The Nigerian star and his DMW signee have linked up this year in noteworthy tracks like "Aza" featuring Duncan MightyDuncan Mighty, Deekay's "Hangover," and Pryme's "Kilode."

The pair now come through with a new music video for the love song, "Twisted."

The track, which was crafted by DMW in-house producer Fresh VDM, pairs airy guitar riffs with Davido and Peruzzi's vocals about the object of their desire.

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