Audio: Zakee's "Dark Crystal" feat. Vinicius de Moraes and Esau Mwamwaya

Senegalese-American musican Zakee (who you may remember as "Zakee Kuduro") is poised to release his first official album, Assimilations, on Green Owl Records/Warner Music Group this spring. OKA is happy to present the first single off of Zakee's debut offering, "Dark Crystal" featuring Vinicius de Moraes and Esau Mwamwaya (from The Very Best). The song serves as an intro to the project which is entirely self-produced and filled with crunchy electronics, melodic pop hooks, and seriously heavy bass. Born and raised in Philadelphia to a Senegalese mother, Zakee has been influenced by a wide range of global sounds, incorporating into his music elements of afrobeat, hip-hop, electro, folk, Latin, alternative rock and more. We've already seen a tremendous amount of growth and evolution from this young artist, and we're looking forward to what's to come. Visit Zakee's website for more.

Zakee - Dark Crystal

*NYC, come check out Zakee live, tonight, @ Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Click here for more info on the event.

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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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