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Audio: Ayo Olatunji 'I'd Be Lying' + 'Piece of Mind' + 'Strangers'


Ayo Olatunji, the grandson of Nigerian drumming legend Babatunde Olatunji, honed his craft performing with his granpop's Drums of Passion troupe. Following a number of high-profile gigs at the likes of Carnegie Hall and the MET,  plus a songwriting credit on Spike Lee's Inside Man, Ayo is now churning out his own electro-tinged R&B productions. Hear and grab "I'd Be Lying, "Piece of Mind," and "Strangers" — three tracks off Ayo's upcoming Isolation mixtape — below. The full tape will be available for free at his website July 24.

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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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