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Premiere: Oy's Ghanaian Electronic 'Kokokyinaka' [Album Stream]

Stream Ghanaian experimental electronica songstress Oy's sophomore album "Kokokyinaka" in in its entirety.


Ghanaian/Swiss songstress Joy Frempong aka Oy crafts catchy, yet experimental, African-inflected electronica packed with personal stories, proverbs and a deep crate of unusual samples from everyday life in the continent — for example, she utilizes sounds like the clank of her mother's washing machine in Ghana and the shriek of knives being sharpened in an Ouagadougou market. Stream her outstanding sophomore album Kokokyinaka in full below. Pre-order the album now on iTunes, dropping April 11 via Creaked Records, and read more about Oy in our in-depth feature on the singer.

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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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