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This Nigerian-American Rapper Turned Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' Into a Pride Anthem and We're Here For It

We're obsessed with how singer-songwriter Chika Oranika turned Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" into a Pride anthem—take a listen.

DIAPORA—In a viral clip uploaded yesterday, rapper and singer-songwriter Chika Oranika from Alabama transformed Ed Sheeran's clubbanger, "Shape of You," into a heartfelt pride anthem. You also might remember her from her awesome cover of Luis Fonsi's "Despacito."


"Let me tell you about pride, struggle to survive. Livin' every day with you lovin' under fire. People questioning the ways that you self-identify. But who you choose to date isn't ever on your mind," she raps.

It wasn't before long before Twitter started losing its mind.

Take a listen to the full cover below.

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.

ABC News reports that former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja reportedly passed away this past Tuesday. The exact cause of death is unclear but reports indicate that the 82-year-old had been battling age-related illnesses for several years. The former head-of-state succumbed to his illness(s) in a hospital in Niamey, Niger. According to VoA, the Nigerien government officially called for the nation to enter into a three-day mourning period.

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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Becomes International Woolmark Prize Finalist

Multi award-winning South African fashion designer, Thebe Magugu, has been named as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize.