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Ed Sheeran Continues to Try with the Stormzy Remix of 'Shape of You,' Twitter Responds

Ed Sheeran tried his hand at afrobeats with his single "Shape of You." Not everyone's feeling it.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a fan of Ed Sheeran, I find his unkempt swagger to be quite charming and I think the man has soul.


I'm so unabashed in my affinity for Ed Sheeran that, although I can admit that he's slightly out of his musical lane with his latest song "Shape of You," I still think it's a jam.

His afro-dancehall-isnpired single has been met with mixed reviews, but that hasn't stopped him from pushing it a step further with a new remix of the song featuring Ghanaian grime artist Stormzy, just a few days after the two performed the song at the BRITs.

It doesn't do much in the way of actually "remixing" the song, it still pretty much sounds like an afrobeats song made by a white person, except with Stormzy's voice towards the end. But, as I mentioned earlier, I actually enjoy the tune, so I'm not complaining.

Some folks on Twitter, however, have different thoughts on the matter.

The song was originally intended for Rihanna, which may explain its afro-Carribean feel, but Sheeran decided to record it himself after she turned it down. Should he have just counted it as a loss and let the song go? Listen below and decide for yourself.

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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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