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Nigeria and Egypt Qualified for The World Cup Over the Weekend and Fans Went Wild

Nigeria and Egypt have become the first two African nations to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on Saturday after beating Zambia 1-0 during a home game, making The Super Eagles the Group B winners and sending them to the international tournament for the sixth time in the past seven games.

Egypt followed soon after with a 2-1 win over Congo on Sunday, making The Pharaohs the second African team to make it on to The 2018 World Cup ticket. This is Egypts first time at the games since 1990s.

There are still three remaining tickets for African teams to qualify for the 2018 games. Those will be determined with games occurring between November 10-14.

Upon hearing the news, fans from both countries, where rightfully excited, and they shared their enthusiasm via social media.

Here how Egyptian fans celebrated the win:


Nigerian fans were equally excited:

Even Nigerian MC Jidenna joined in:

There are still three remaining tickets for African teams. We'll have to wait till November 10-14 to see which other African teams will qualify.

Congrats to The Super Eagles and The Pharaohs!

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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