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Trumps Has Removed Chad From His Travel Ban List

Chad becomes the first African country to be removed from the list.

US president Donald Trump has just removed the travel ban he imposed on Chad last year.

"Chad has improved its identity-management and information sharing practices sufficiently to meet the baseline security standard of the United States," said the White House in a statement.


"Chad is pleased to be removed from the list of countries whose nationals are banned from entering the United States, and hopes to further strengthen the strategic partnership and cooperation between the two countries," said foreign minister, Cherif Mahamat Zene in a tweet.

The central African country was put on the controversial list last year because, according to officials, it had "significant" terrorist presence in its borders and was not "adequately" sharing security-related information with the Americans.

Citizens from countries such as Somalia, Libya, Iran, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela are still banned from entering the US.

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Wande Coal and Olamide Team Up On 'Kpe Paso'

Nigeria's Wande Coal and Olamide share "Kpe Paso," a colorful, rhythmic display of Yoruba's cultural intricacy.


Afrobeats veteran Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal and industry heavy weight and YBNL boss, Olamide have collaborated on "Kpe Paso," a song that showcases their musical prowess and appreciation for Yoruba culture. In the record, the two artists, who have Yoruba backgrounds bring their renowned style to the forefront, with Wande Coal's signature vocals merging seamlessly with Olamide's sonics. The majority of the song is sung in Yoruba.

The majority of the song is sung in Yoruba, and produced by Nigerian record producer, Kel P Vibes. The music video was directed by Jyde Ajala.

This is Wande Coal's first single for 2023, and in the past the afrobeats icon has worked with Olamide on a record called "Hate Me." Their reunion on "Kpe Paso" showcases their rhythmic chemistry and lyricism.

Wande Coal has created a successful 17-year career that begun under the influence of Mo' Hits Records, a record label that was founded and led byD'banj and Don Jazzy. Ever since the release of his first album Mushin 2 Mo' Hits, the Lagos-born crooner has been on a career upswing ever since.

"Kpe Paso" is scheduled to be a part of Wande Coal's upcoming album Legend Or No Legend which will be released on March 30.

Watch the colorful music video for "Kpe Paso" below 

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