Orchestre Poly-Rythmo New 'Cononou Club' Single, 'Pardon'

Strut Records releases Orchestre Poly-Rythmo single "Pardon," off Cononou Club, the group's first new album in over 20 years.

Strut Records has released another great afro-funk song. The single, "Pardon," is off of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo's first new album in over 20 years. Cononou Club is upbeat and shows that time (20 years in fact) hasn't diminished the group's ability at all. Check for a full review of the album on Okayplayer in a few weeks. Produced entirely on vintage analog recording equipment, the album is due out April 12th.

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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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