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Family Confirms: Black Lives Matter Protester Oluwatoyin Salau Found Dead

The 19-year-old Nigerian-American Black Lives Matter protester was found dead in Tallahassee after being missing since June 6th.

Updated 06/15/20 at 1:15 pm

The family of Black Lives Matter protestor Oluwatoyin Salau have confirmed to the press that Salau was one of two people found dead on Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida. The second body, police confirm, is that of Victoria Sims, a Tallahassee woman who was also reported missing on Saturday. Salau was a 19-year-old Nigerian activist who at recent demonstrations would read out the names of those killed by police. The two women reportedly met at the protests.


Salau was the subject of a missing's person hunt since June 6th, after she shared on social media that she had been molested by an unidentified man who had "offered to give [her] a ride" back to the church where she was staying because of "unjust living conditions".

"He came disguised as a man of God and ended up picking me up from nearby Saxon Street," she tweeted. "I trusted the holy spirit to keep me safe."

Those were the last posts made by Salau.

Additionally, a social media user (@laurecapri) alleging to have been assisting Salau's mother in the search for her daughter, tweeted recently and alluded to Salau's death saying, "...Toyin is no longer with us".

A deluge of condolences and tributes have been pouring in for Salau on social media since the bodies were found. The suspect, Aaron Glee Jr, 49, has according to Police, has multiple arrests for violence against women including a charge of aggravated battery from May 29 after an officer witnessed him kicking a woman in the stomach.

"There is no justice that can be served that will replace my sister's life," her brother, Oluwaseyi Salau told the Tallahassee Democrat.



Listen to A-Reece’s New Single ‘Re$idual $elf Image’ Featuring Ayanda Jiya

A-Reece releases new single 'Re$idual $elf Image' featuring Ayanda Jiya.

A-Reece has finally released new music even if it comes a few days later than fans had assumed it would. After dropping a mysterious trailer two weeks ago, fans were convinced A-Reece was teasing his upcoming project Paradise 2 and that the release date was the 10th of August—a date that appeared on a newspaper in the trailer.

It turns out, it's a single. One that features Reece's frequent collaborator, the R&B/soul singer Ayanda Jiya. "Re$idual $elf Image" is produced by Reece's long-time producer Mash Beatz. For the first two minutes of the song, Reece raps over Mash's keys and a bassline after a hook in which he's assisted by Ayanda Jiya.

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Deadly Clashes Between Protesters and Police Erupt in Ivory Coast Following President Ouattara’s Decision to Run For Third Term

Ivory Coast President Alssane Ouattara's announcement to run for a third term has seen several citizens killed in clashes between protesters and security forces.

Four civilians have reportedly died in demonstrations that have seen President Alassane Ouattara's supporters clashing with security forces. An 18 year-old reportedly died in a violent demonstration in the southeastern town of Bonoua, 50km from the economic hub, Abidjan.

Demonstrations by youth oppose Ouattara's re-election campaign stating that his presidential bid is unconstitutional. Ivory Coast's Constitution prohibits Outtara's run for president, but he contests that this law was only approved in 2016 in the middle of his second presidential term and therefore is not applicable.

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Daniel Kaluuya to Star In Netflix Adaptation of 'The Upper World' by Femi Fadugba

The upcoming sci-fi film is based on the debut YA novel from Togo-born, Nigerian-British author Femi Fadugba.

Daniel Kaluuya will return to the screen once again for the upcoming Netflix film The Upper World, based on the young adult, sci-fi novel by physicist turned author Femi Fadugba.

Here's a synopsis of The Upper World via Deadline:

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