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Davido Releases Video Footage and Official Statement On The Death of His Friend Tagbo Umeike

Following the media storm that occurred around the death of his friend, Tagbo Umeike, Davido has released a statement disproving claims that he instructed his friends to abandon Umeike's body at the hospital.

Davido has released a statement absolving himself of any foul play in the death of his friend Tagbo Umeike.


Umeike died last Tuesday after visiting the Shisha Bar in Lekki, Nigeria.

On Wednesday, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, claimed that an autopsy revealed that Umeike had died of suffocation, and that Davido had instructed two of his friends to "abandon" Umeike's body in front of General Hospital, Lagos Island. Imohimi also claimed that hospital footage showed a white car owned by Davido near the hospital on the night of Umeike's death.

Lagos state Commissioner of police speak on Tagbo, DJ Olu & Chime's untimely deaths. Watch the video in link in my bio
A post shared by Linda Ikeji (@officiallindaikeji) on Oct 12, 2017 at 5:39am PDT

Following a storm of speculation on social media, Davido immediately denied involvement, and promised to release a statement, addressing the events that occurred that night. He released the statement along with three videos, intended to show his whereabouts at the time of Umeike's death earlier on Instagram.

Davido stated that Umeike did not step foot in his car on the night of his death.

Read the full statement below and watch the videos underneath.

PART 1
A post shared by Davido Adeleke (@davidoofficial) on Oct 12, 2017 at 1:40pm PDT
PART 2
A post shared by Davido Adeleke (@davidoofficial) on Oct 12, 2017 at 1:43pm PDT

PART 3

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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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