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Mr Eazi Has Been Signed to Diplo's Record Label

The Nigerian singer-songwriter signed to Mad Decent sometime during Diplo's last world tour

Last year, Mr Eazi announced that he had recorded 12 songs with Diplo during an interview with Beats 1 Radio, including the Major Lazer remix of his hit "Leg Over". But it turns out that the relationship between the two artists is more official than Mr Eazi let on.

Diplo revealed last week that the Nigeria star has been signed to his record label, Mad Decent, for a while. Speaking to Complex, he expressed his hope that Mr Eazi's sound would leave an impression on American artists, and encourage them to "make different music".

The Florida-born super producer has been largely criticized for cultural appropriation, but he insists his intentions for working with African artists and on the continent are pure.

"When I go out [to] somewhere like Africa, it's not a business to me," he said. "I think to myself: 'This place is changing rapidly. How can we help build it?'"

If you get impatient waiting for Mr Eazi's tracks with Diplo, you can catch the him and Tiwa Savage on the newly released music video for "Lovestruck" by British group WSTRN.


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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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