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Afrikan Boy Is Young, Ambitious & Motivated In 'Y.A.M.'

Watch Afrikan Boy play news anchor as he broadcasts his daily mantra in the music video for "Y.A.M."


Afrikan Boy reports from the streets of London in the music video for "Y.A.M.", his flipped, motivational take on going HAM. "Y.A.M." is "an acronym for whatever you want it to mean," he told Okayafrica TV earlier this year,  "I define it as Young, Ambitious, and Motivated, others define it and Young And Married, others define it as Young African Mothers. It's just a day-to-day mantra, instead of we go HAM, we go Y.A.M." In the video, Afrikan Boy plays a news anchor as he broadcasts his life motto to the faces of London. The "Y.A.M." single will be out globally November 10 with remixes from DJ Elo Marton (Irie Maffia) and KonradOldMoney. Afrikan Boy's upcoming album The ABCD, which will include "Y.A.M." and the previously featured "Dear Mama" and "Hit Em Up," is available for iTunes pre-order now and due November 24 in North America.

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.

ABC News reports that former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja reportedly passed away this past Tuesday. The exact cause of death is unclear but reports indicate that the 82-year-old had been battling age-related illnesses for several years. The former head-of-state succumbed to his illness(s) in a hospital in Niamey, Niger. According to VoA, the Nigerien government officially called for the nation to enter into a three-day mourning period.

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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Becomes International Woolmark Prize Finalist

Multi award-winning South African fashion designer, Thebe Magugu, has been named as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize.