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Stream Davido's New Single 'Gbagbe Oshi' and Pre-Order ‘Son of Mercy’ EP

Davido’s five-track EP includes a bonus track and is rumored to feature Young Thug, Trey Songz and Tinashe.

The wait is finally over for all you Davido fans anticipating a follow up to his 2012 debut album O.B.O.:The Genesis.


Although the Sony signee has kept his momentum going ever since with massive singles dropped along the way, his epic Afrobeat x Afrobeats concert with Antibalas at Lincoln Center in July, and recent news that “Skelewu” will be featured on Disney’s Queen of Katwe soundtrack.

Davido shared the cover art for his latest project, the Son of Mercy EP along with this message:

Whoever Tried To Count Me Out CANT Count... Pre-Order S.O.M September 30th, Thanks To All My Fans & Family That Have Been Patient! I WILL NEVER TAKE A BREAK LIKE THAT AGAIN!! OBO

The EP will feature five-tracks, plus a bonus song, and includes production credits from Shizzi, Kiddominant and Spellz. Rapper Young Thug and R&B singers Trey Songz and Tinashe are rumored to have lended their vocals to the project.

Stream the EP's lead single "Gbagbe Oshi" below.

Keep an eye out for a video for Davido’s collab with Tinashe “How Long,” and be sure to pre-order Son of Mercy.

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.