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You'll Have This Nigerian Hip-Hop Album On Repeat

Blaqbonez' Bad Boy Blaq is one of the most accomplished debut releases of 2018.

Bad Boy Blaq is the the debut album by Blaqbonez, one of the new wonder boys of Nigerian hip-hop.

The 10 songs on Bad Boy Blaq showcase the breath of Blaqbonez' preoccupations and talents for song making, as heard on album highlight "Play." The record also sees Blaqbonez as a hard-nosed trapper ("Accomodate" and "Denied"), a slick seductor ("Mamiwota," "Consent"), unrepentant hustler ("5am"), and an emo-G grappling with emotional vulnerability ("Tosin's Song")—all of which contribute to one of the most accomplished debut releases of 2018.


Bad Boy Blaq is the third and final installment in Nigerian label Chocolate City Music's #LAMBAugust releases, which have also included Crown, a joint album from AQ & Loose Kaynon, and M.I's A Study of Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl.

Featured guests on Bad Boy Blaq range from rap stalwarts AQ and Loose Kaynon, as well as new voices in Alpha, Terry Apala and Oxlade.

Listen to our premiere of Bad Boy Blaq below.



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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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How Davido's 'FEM' Became the Unlikely #EndSARS Protest Anthem

When Nigerian youth shout the line "Why everybody come dey para, para, para, para for me" at protests, it is an act of collective rebellion and rage, giving flight to our anger against the police officers that profile young people, the bureaucracy that enables them, and a government that appears lethargic.