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Anatii Has Been Nominated for BET's Soul Train Awards Alongside Beyoncé

The nomination is in recognition of the South African rapper's contribution as a composer to Beyoncé's 'Brown Skin Girl'.

Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift album has landed a number of nominations within the subcategories of BET's prestigious Soul Train Awards. "Spirit" has been nominated for both "Best Dance Performance" and "Video of the Year" while "Brown Skin Girl", which featured Blue Ivy, Wizkid and Saint Jhn, has been nominated for "Best Collaboration" and The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award. The latter is where South African hip-hop artist and rapper Anatii is up for a nomination because of his contribution as a composer, according to Billboard. Fellow composers Michael Uzowuru and Ayodeji Balogun as well as several other composers have also been nominated for the award.


It is unsurprising that "Brown Skin Girl" has been nominated for multiple categories within the Soul Train Award. The hit track, which swiftly took the world by storm when it dropped, has since become an uplifting anthem for Black girls everywhere. It prompted excited reactions in the form of the #BrownSkinGirlChallenge where the likes of Lupita Nyong'o (who Beyoncé name drops in the song) participated. The track also inspired a number of cover versions including that of Ghanaian-British rapper Stormzy and Nigerian artist Simi.

WATCH: This Clip of the Dream Catchers Dancing to 'Brown Skin Girl' Is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

The Soul Train Awards will take place on November 17th in Las Vegas.

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Mozambique's Political Unrest: Where Things Stand

Fears continue to be on the rise as more attacks by militants are anticipated in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.

On March 24th, militants stormed Palma—a gas-rich city in Mozambique—as part of an ongoing insurgency in the country dating back to 2017. Dozens of civilians have been killed although an official death toll has not been declared as of yet. Currently, at least 8000 more have been left displaced, fleeing to other parts of the country and attempting to seek asylum in Tanzania. This is believed to be the worst attacks carried out by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab, to date.
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Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.