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Blitz the Ambassador Pays Tribute to 'Dikembe!'

New African hip-hop from Blitz the Ambassador, a tribute to the NBA's Dikembe Mutombo


Ghanaian top-dog MC Blitz the Ambassador returns to deliver a West African flow inspired by one of the NBA's greatest defensive players of all time: DRC's Dikembe Mutombo. "Dikembe," which might inevitably become a warm-up soundtrack for future shot-blockers, features Blitz riding a guitar-laced beat and channeling Mutombo's infamous finger-wagging taunt — and sports a sample of a classic Mobb Deep bar. Blitz hands this one over as a teaser while we await the release of his upcoming Afropolitan Dreams album, due later this year. Stream the Optiks-produced "Dikembe!" and catch Blitz the Ambassor on his summer tour through Morocco, Europe and Canada, dates listed below.

BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR TOUR DATES

June 1st - RABAT, MOROCCO

June 8th - ENTRAYGUES, FRANCE

June 16th - ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND

July 11th - VICTORIA, CANADA

July 12th - VANCOUVER, CANADA

July 20th - VITROLLES ,FRANCE

July 22nds - HUESCA, SPAIN

Aug 16th - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Aug 17th- LE VIBAL, FRANCE

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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