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Damon Albarn To Record In Congo, New Album "DRC Music"


Damon Albarn of Gorillaz and Blur fame, is currently visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo aiming to record an entire album in less than a week's time. The project, called DRC Music, which will bring together producers and DJs to sample and record Congolese music, is a benefit on behalf of Oxfam. Among the many  joining Damon are XL label’s boss Richard Russell, producer Dan the Automator, hip-hop producer Jniero Jarel and artists Totally Enourmous Exict Dinosaurs, Kwes, Marc Antoine, and Jo Gunton. You can follow the project at DRC Music’s Tumbler, Facebook and Twitter in addition to Russell’s Twitter.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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Sho Madjozi Drops New Upbeat Mixtape 'What A Life'

Sho Madjozi drops her latest mixtape 'What A Life' featuring Manu WorldStar, Dr Thomas Chauke, Makhadzi and many more.