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'Looks Like a Presidential Rally': Davido Arrives at National Youth Service Camp

There was an atmosphere of jubilation as Davido arrived at camp yesterday, but not everyone is happy about the "preferential treatment" the singer is receiving.

As you may have heard, afrobeats megastar Davido, has enrolled in Nigeria's mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) three years after his graduation from college to the surprise of many.

On Thursday, the singer arrived in Lagos to officially being the NYSC program, and as you might've expected, pandemonium ensued upon his arrival, with crowds of people flocking to get a glimpse of him as he went to complete his registration. The singer and his mother arrived on the grounds in a heavily guarded vehicle, drawing major attention from people at the camp, reports Africa News.

Photos from the camp, show Davido arriving to somewhat of a parade, entertaining fellow participants with a mic in hand and signing registration papers.


Needless to say, Davido received a much warmer welcome than the average NYSC participant. Many online have pointed out that Davido appears to be receiving preferential treatment because of his superstar status.









Some seem to disagree, and are commending the artist for participating in the program, despite already being a wealthy and established musician.



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Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Nasty C, Davido, Mr Eazi x Nicki Minaj and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here, Apple Music here and YouTube Music here

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Listen to Alicia Keys & Diamond Platnumz’ New Song ‘Wasted Energy’

The Tanzanian music icon and American star team up on the track from her new album, ALICIA.