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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.



Cinematography by Sherry Yingying Qian. Image supplied by Phumi Morare

South African Apartheid Film 'Lakutshon' Ilanga' Set for French Premiere

South African Apartheid film 'Lakutshon' Ilanga' has been selected to show at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France.

South African writer and director Phumi Morare's film Lakutshon' Ilanga has reportedly been selected to show in France. Lakutshon' Ilanga, a film set in the Apartheid era, will premier at the Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand this coming weekend. The film stars Zikhona Bali, Aphiwe Mkefe and Thembekile Mathe and tells the story of a woman's courage in fighting the Apartheid police.

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The 20 Essential Olamide Songs

We dive into the Nigerian star's discography to bring you the 20 Essential Olamide Songs.

Let's get something clear: no Afropop act outdid Olamide in the 2010s, and even fewer can claim to match the sheer weight of his cultural influence. By all metrics, the 31-year-old musician reigned supreme over the sonic zeitgeist of the last decade, musically encapsulating, more than anyone, Nigerian music's trudge from fascination with Western-tinged music to the mass appeal of afrobeats.

Rising from Bariga, Baddo first punctured mainstream consciousness with his belligerent bars that positioned him as an upstart with a point to prove before going on to hold the gaze of a generation with anthemic offerings that distilled conceptual narratives on hedonism, life in Lagos, and forces that moved culture into multiple hits singles.

All this was done while maintaining a level of output that is unprecedented in Nigerian pop. From 2011 to 2017, Olamide put out at least one project every year while guesting on an uncountable number of songs that lasered his identity on contemporary Nigerian popular culture and ensured his music was always on rotation.

Carpe Diem, his 2020 album, marked the next step in the evolutionary arc of Olamide's career, easing him into elder statesman territory musically – and providing further proof of what a gifted musician Olamide is.

In honor of Olamide's career, we delved into his discography to bring you The 20 Essential Olamide Songs.

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