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Bobi Wine Rearrested In Airport While Trying to Seek Medical Treatment

The Ugandan pop star has been arrested once again after being released on bail on Monday.

Bobi Wine was "violently" arrested once again on Thursday as he was leaving the country to seek medical treatment, says his lawyer.

Wine was released on bail on Monday, after a judge determined that he did not constitute a flight risk. However, according to his lawyer, this did not stop officials from apprehending him at the airport.

"[He] was re-arrested at the airport, even though the judge had let him have his passport because he needed to leave the country for medical reasons," Robert Amsterdam, one of Wine's lawyers tells BBC.

"He was violently thrown into a police ambulance. The lawyers have no idea where he is being taken and we're all really in shock," he added.


Wine and 32 others were arrested earlier this month for allegedly attacking a presidential convoy, they are currently facing charges of treason in civil court.

Protests have erupted once again in the streets of Kampala in support of Wine.

Last week, a group of well-known international musicians including Angelique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, Chris Martin and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka signed a letter, condemning the treatment of Wine by the Ugandan government.

Wine was set to appear in court on Thursday, but the hearing has been postponed until October 1.

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Casanova, Davido & Tory Lanez' '2AM' Will Soundtrack Your Weekend

Flatbush meets Lagos and Toronto in this addictive new single.

Brooklyn rapper Casanova rolls through with an energetic new collaboration with Davido and Tory Lanez.

"2AM" sees the rapper going in over highly-infectious afrobeats-meets-pop beat work, in the same vein as we've heard from massive hits like "Unforgettable." The song was produced by 30 Roc.

The single features the star power of Davido and Tory Lanez which gives "2AM" the increased potential to be one of those huge new jams that'll be getting constant spins this year on both sides of the Atlantic (it's already got the top slot in Spotify's African Heat playlist).

The music video kicks off in Atlanta but eventually follows Casanova to Lagos, where he connects with Davido in Shitta. The clip was directed by Nigeria's Meji Alabi, the creative force behind many of your favorite afrobeats videos.

"2AM" is the lead single from Casanova's upcoming EP, Free At Last, which is due from Roc Nation/Def Jam Recordings on February 15.

We talked to Casanova below to learn a little more about this new collaboration and sound for him.

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Dive Into TOBi's New Music Video For 'City Blues'

The Nigerian-Canadian rapper delivers a solid jam.

TOBi is a Nigerian-born, Toronto-based rapper making music inspired by his early life move to Canada and the experiences around immigration and culture shock.

You might have previously heard his track, "Hidden Fences," closing out the finale of Insecure or gotten into his 2016 debut EP, FYi.

TOBi is now sharing the new single and music for "City Blues," which sees the rapper taking cues from Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" over a beat produced by Free n Losh. It's the first taste we're hearing from his upcoming debut album due later this year.

"[City Blues is] written from one perspective within the African diaspora, pertaining to being caught between two worlds and reclaiming my ethnic identity," TOBi tells OkayAfrica. "Embracing my name has been a crucial part of my personal growth."

"I drew inspiration from the Shakespeare quote: 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.' City Blues speaks about the many roles that a human takes on at once but from my perspective," he adds.

Get into it below.

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Issa Rae to Star In Murder Mystery Rom-Com, 'The Lovebirds,' With Kumail Nanjiani

Issa Rae isn't playing with us in 2019!

Issa Rae has added yet another exciting project to her growing list for 2019, and we're totally here for it.

The actress and Insecure showrunner is set to star alongside comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani in the upcoming romantic comedy The Lovebirds, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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