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How Davido's 'FEM' Became the Unlikely #EndSARS Protest Anthem

When Nigerian youth shout the line "Why everybody come dey para, para, para, para for me" at protests, it is an act of collective rebellion and rage, giving flight to our anger against the police officers that profile young people, the bureaucracy that enables them, and a government that appears lethargic.

The Year Is 2020 & the Future of Nigeria Is the Youth

We discuss the strength in resolve of Nigeria's youth, their use of social media to speak up, and the young digital platforms circumventing the legacy media propaganda machine. We also get first-hand accounts from young creatives on being extorted by SARS and why they believe the protests are so important.

The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Cassper Nyovest, Joeboy, Mr Eazi, Kojey Radical and more.

Felabration 2020: Femi & Seun Kuti, Wande Coal, Niniola and More Will Play Virtual 3-Day Fest

The annual Fela Kuti commemoration will be done virtually, and its talented lineup promises not to disappoint.

#EndSARS: These Videos of Protesters Singing Davido's 'FEM' Will Make Your Day

Following continued protests against police brutality in Nigeria through SARS, it seems Nigerian youth have adopted Davido's latest single 'FEM' as their anthem.

Nigeria Controversially Replaces SARS With SWAT Amid Continued Protests

Nigeria has announced that the newly formed police unit SWAT will replace SARS. However, Nigerians have now continued their protests under #EndSWAT in an enduring call to end all forms of police brutality.

Langa Mavuso’s ‘LANGA’ Captures the Beginning, Middle & End of Heartbreak

South African artist Langa Mavuso speaks to us about his debut album, LANGA, and the mixture of pain, healing and raw honesty that allowed this project to come to life.

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Interview: OKAN Are Telling the Struggles of Afro-Cuban Women

We speak to OKAN, an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz ensemble based in Canada, about their latest record Espiral.

Jamaican-British Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson Shares 2020 Literature Prize with Amanuel Asrat

This year's winner of the PEN Pinter Prize, Linton Kwesi Johnson, has awarded the 'International Writer of Courage' honour to Eritrean writer, Amanuel Asrat, who is still believed to be in prison after 19 years.

Death Toll Rises to 92 Amid Anti-Government Protests in Guinea

Opposition groups in Guinea have reported that at least 90 protestors have been killed amid ongoing demonstrations just a week before elections are set to take place.

Costa Titch’s Debut Album ‘Made in Africa’ is a Delightful Collection of Catchy Club Bangers

Costa Titch releases debut album 'Made in Africa' featuring AKA, Riky Rick, Boity, 25K, Frank Casino, Boskasie and others, and it's a fun light-hearted listen.

These Photos Capture Striking Moments of Nigeria's #EndSARS Protests

Nigerian photographer Rachel Seidu captures the essence of Nigeria's fierce mass protests against police brutality.

#ShutItDown: Ongoing Namibian Protests Call for End to Gender-Based Violence

#ShutItDown protests in Namibia have called for the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Doreen Sioka, to step down following the murder of 22-year-old Shannon Wasserfall.

#EndSARS: Nigerian Protests Against Police Brutality Strengthen

Nigerians continue to call upon President Muhammadu Buhari to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in another wave of peaceful protests which first began as early back as 2017.

The 7 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Jorja Smith x Popcaan, YoungstaCPT, Niniola, Mdou Moctar and more.