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Video: Abdus 'Wow'

Video for lo-fi emcee Abdus Wow.


In the video for "Wow," Durban's Abdus raps in a raspy and slightly high-pitched Zulu flow as he's abducted then worked on in an (evil?) scientist lab. The lo-fi grittiness of the synth beat and harshness of Abdu's delivery play like a nod to the recent North American trap phenomenon, all the way from South Africa. Watch the Tiny Mungwe-directed video below, stay tuned 'til the 3-minute mark for the change-up.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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