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Video: Asa 'The Way I Feel'

Asa, the Nigerian singer, releases a stark and slightly creepy music video for "The Way I Feel."


Asa's new video has prompted some quizzical shrugs from the blogosphere, but its stark and slightly creepy imagery suits the track's contemplative mood. The Paris-born Nigerian artist exchanges the saturated color of "Why Can't We" and the 50s bubblegum of "Be My Man" for something far more static and muted, at one point singing beside a swaddled corpse as a pale patient peers behind her. With Asa styled as a Mary Seacole-type figure, tending to the war-wounded and shell-shocked, the video lends the song a new dimension — a dirge for those caught up in and traumatised by the world's many conflicts.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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