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Audio: Bola 'Makamiba' (Lamin Fofana Remix)


Lamin Fofana twists up a jolting, miminal remix of Ghanaian kologo player Bola's "Makamiba." Experimental percussion and bubble loops abound as Lamin only subtly allows Bola's original kologo and vocals to reach the surface for air. The track can be found on Bola Remixes, out now via Awesome Tapes From Africa. Read OKP editor-in-chief Eddie STATS Fader piece on Bola. Stream Lamin's "Makamiba" remix below.

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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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