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Cameroonian Soccer Legend Samuel Eto'o is Off to Harvard University

The now retired soccer legend says he wants to use his studies at Harvard to 'give back to Africa'.

Cameroonian soccer legend Samuel Eto'o is off to study business management at the prestigious Harvard Business School at the beginning of next year.

After announcing his retirement in September of this year, the 38-year-old four-time African Player of the Year has set his sights on giving back to the African continent and contributing to its transformation through studying. According to BBC Sport, Eto'o will take up residence in Boston for a year and is looking forward to the new challenge.


Speaking about his decision to study, Eto'o says, "I want to help and to make my positive contribution to the transformation of our continent. When you're a footballer, you pay people to take care of your career and things generally." He adds that, "But when it's up to you to manage people, and you want to develop them, you practically need to learn new skills."

Eto'o's illustrious professional soccer career, which spanned over two decades, began with Real Madrid back in 1996 when he was just 16. In 2000, the young player picked up an Olympic gold medal while four years later, he went on to play for Barcelona, a move that saw him becoming the first African player to be awarded the La Liga Golden Boot in 2006 after when he netted a whopping 26 times in 34 matches. Following his move to Inter Milan in 2009, Eto'o's success continued as he picked up numerous awards including two successive Africa Cup of Nations victories. Towards the end of his career, he had short stints at Chelsea, Everton and eventually Qatar Sports Club. Read more about his career here.


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Interview: Get to Know Rising Zambian Artist Jay Trigga

Jay Trigga could very well be Zambian music's next big thing—and he's doing it all from China.

Zambia has relentlessly developed a vibrant music scene in recent times, instigating new genres like Zambian Rock (Zamrock), Trapundula (a music genre following the driving element of Kalindula) and putting their own spin on afrobeats. This has all been possible through the collective effort of young Zambian artists wanting to create music that is authentic, different, bold, and purely African.

For 21-year-old Zambian hip-hop artist Jack Lumbeta Kafukwilwa also known as Jay Trigga, the need to showcase Africa to the world through music has been his greatest motivation. "I would define my sound as afro-fusion as it is a mix. I am quite versatile so finding a word to define my sound is tricky because I do trap music as well. In clear terms, my sound is chill, youthful and futuristic," Jay Trigga tells me over our virtual conversation from China where he is currently studying a masters degree in business management.

Following collaborations with Ice Prince and Davido's DMW rapper Dremo, the young star is significantly bent on shooting for the stars in Zambia's music scene. We sat down with Jay Trigga to talk about his journey, new single, his influences in music and more.

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