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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Concedes Election Sending Gambians into the Streets to Celebrate

Gambian President Yahyah Jammeh has shocked many by saying he will concede to his rival Adama Barrow in yesterday's election.

We didn't expect to begin today by seeing images of Gambians celebrating a democratic transition in their country. But since the Gambian electoral commission chief Alieu Momar Njie announced a few hours ago that President Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh would be conceding yesterday's general election, there's been an outpouring of emotion online and in the streets of Banjul.


The President elect is Adama Barrow, a real estate business owner who lead an opposition coalition to a decisive victory in an election that has ended Jammeh's two decade long reign

Barrow, won 45.5 percent of the vote to Jammeh’s 36.7 percent with the third-place candidate, Mama Kandeh receiving 17.8 percent.

The larger that life Jammeh came to power in a coup in 1994 and narrowly avoided one himself in 2014. He is known for claiming that he could cure AIDS with only some bitter herbs and banana and for his, at times, autocratic rule.

One indicator of Gambian dysfunction under Jammeh has been the disproportionate number of Gambians dying as part of the flow of migrants risking their lives to cross the Meditarranean. Last year, a goalkeeper from the Gambian national football team lost her life attempting such a crossing.

 

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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