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Watch Burkinabé Rapper Art Melody's Video For 'Bamb Rat'

Watch the collage video for Burkina Faso rapper Art Melody's thumping hip-hop banger "Bamb Rat."


Burkina Faso's Art Melody returns in form with the raw, straight hip-hop banger "Bamb Rat," a highlight off the Ouagadougou-based rapper's Wogdog Blues full-length from last year. The track sees Art Melody joining forces with DJ Form and longtime production collaborator Redrum for a thumping and frenetic 90s-nodding anthem. For the video, Jeremie Lenoir's cycles images of Art Melody performing to a revolving background of street collages and spray painted murals. Watch the video for "Bamb Rat," plus check out some live footage of Art Melody and his band getting stage-crashed by Angélique Kidjo at Festival Black & Basque in Bayonne, below. Wogdog Blues LP is available in digital/vinyl from Art Melody's bandcamp.

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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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How Davido's 'FEM' Became the Unlikely #EndSARS Protest Anthem

When Nigerian youth shout the line "Why everybody come dey para, para, para, para for me" at protests, it is an act of collective rebellion and rage, giving flight to our anger against the police officers that profile young people, the bureaucracy that enables them, and a government that appears lethargic.