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AKA Wants His Fans to Design The Artwork For His Upcoming Album

AKA wants to involve fans in his last album.

Last week, South African rapper AKA and his fans decided on a name for his fanbase, "the Megacy."

Right after, he announced what he dubbed the #TouchMyBloodChallenge, in which he will invite members of the Megacy to design the cover of the album which will be called Touch My Blood.


The rapper will share photos from a shoot he's doing specifically for the cover. He will then share a reference of what he wants the cover to look like.

The public will be competing with AKA's team at his company Beam Group. The rapper mentioned that the fan who will make the best design will win an internship opportunity with the company.

Touch My Blood, which is coming on May 25, will be AKA's last album, according to him. And it looks like he's going all out. This isn't the first time a South African rapper asks fans to be involved in the making of an album cover. Nasty C for his debut album Bad Hair (2016), asked fans to send him photos of their "bad hair," and he made a collage of all those photos and incorporated it in the cover of the album.

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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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