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Freetown's #LimbaSwagg Rapper Buba Samples Fugees On 'Itaquallah'

Sierra Leonean rapper Buba is spearheading a #LimbaSwagg movement in Freetown with his debut Fugees-sampling single 'Itaquallah.'


Freetown rapper Buba is spearheading a new #LimbaSwagg movement in Sierra Leone. The US-raised/Sierra Leone-based emcee recently made his proper introduction with the music video for "Itaquallah," a melancholy slow burner that samples Fugees classic "Ready or Not." Buba dons a badge of Sierra Leonean pride on his debut single as he rides over the steady hum of Enya's sampled vocals. The track is the first single off his Freetown Boi mixtape (which you can listen to here). Find out more about #LimbaSwagg via Buba's site and watch the "Itaquallah" video below.

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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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