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Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Little Simz, Sheck Wes & More to Perform at Coachella 2019

Plus Twitter reacts to Burna Boy lambasting Coachella for his name appearing "small on the bill."

The lineup for Coachella 2019 has been announced, and a number of our favorite artists have made the cut to perform at the popular festival in Indio, California.

Once again, the festival has enlisted artists from the growing Naija music industry in its eclectic lineup. This year, both Burna Boy and Mr Eazi are representing for the afrobeats scene. As you might remember, Wizkid was on the bill last year, but infamously failed to show. Mr Eazi and Burna will perform on the first and second and last day of the festival, respectively. We're keeping the faith that they'll both be present for their sets.


While many seemed to be excited that these acts would be performing at this year's show, Burna, who had a massive 2018, appeared to take issue with the way his name appeared on the bill. In a since deleted post on his Instagram story, the singer expressed his dissatisfaction, writing "Coachella, I really appreciate you. But I don't appreciate the way my name is written so small in your bill. I am and AFRICAN GIANT and will not be reduced to whatever that tiny writing means. Fix tings quick please," he added.

Fans and observers alike have been responding to his post on Twitter all morning, with some finding humor in his comments and others simply agreeing with him. Read them below.








Other noteworthy acts on this year's line-up include British-Nigerian MC Little Simz, and Senegalese-American rapper Sheck Wes. Star designer, architect and DJ Virgil Abloh as well as Idris Elba are also set to deliver DJ sets during the festival.

The festival goes down over two weekends in April (12-14 and 19-21). Check out the full lineup for Coachella 2019 below.

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Political Unrest In Sudan

Thousands have been protesting the Sudanese government over the weekend, supporting the military's plans for a coup.

Sudan's transitional government is in turmoil as thousands of citizens conducted a sit-in protest against them, over the weekend. A group of Sudanese citizens have called on the military to disestablish the nation's current government, as the country struggles with the greatest crisis they've seen since the end of former dictator Omar al-Bashir's controversial ruling, two years ago. The weekend's pro-military protests come as anti-military protestors took to the streets earlier this month to fight for civilian-ruled laws.

Military-aligned demonstrators assembled outside of the famously off-limits entrance of the Presidential Palace located in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday. Gatherers set up tents, blocking off access to two main intersections, cutting off access to the capital for those inside. Police attempted to wave off crowds with teargas, with Khartoum state officials saying they had, "repelled an attempted assault on the seat of government," in a statement issued Monday.

The assembly was called for by a coalition of rebel groups and political parties that support Sudan's military, accusing the civilian political parties of mismanagement and monopolizing power under their ruling. Demonstrations began on Saturday, but Sunday's gathering saw a lower attendance. According to Reuters, by Monday afternoon, thousands, between 2,000 - 3,000, had returned to voice their concerns. 52-year-old tribal elder Tahar Fadl al-Mawla spoke at the helm of the sit-in outside of the Presidential palace saying, "The civilian government has failed. We want a government of soldiers to protect the transition." Alongside a 65-year-old Ahman Jumaa who claimed to have traveled more than 900 kilometers (570 miles) from Southern region Nyala to show his support.

Protesters are demanding the appointment of a new cabinet that is "more representative of the people who participated in the December 2019 revolution that eventually led to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir", Al Jazeera reported from Sudan. Protesters headed towards the Presidential Palace, where an emergency cabinet meeting was being held when they were met by police forces.

Pro-civilian political parties have plans for their own demonstration on Thursday, the anniversary of the 1964 revolution that overthrew Sudan's first military regime under Ibrahim Abboud and brought in a period of democracy that the country still struggles to uphold.


Sudanese Twitter users shared their thoughts online, with many drawing similarities between the current unrest and other political crises the nation has faced.


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