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Fireboy DML Scores A Spot On the FIFA 21 Official Soundtrack

Fireboy DML's "Scatter" will be featured on the official EA Sports FIFA 21 soundtrack, while the likes of Burna Boy, Rema and Ms Banks will be included in the game's Volta soundtrack.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Fireboy DML has just landed what we imagine to be a dream of many young gamers and football fans across the world. Every time one of his friends plays EA Sports' latest installment of the FIFA franchise, they'll be hearing his hit single "Scatter," as its earned its spot on the coveted gaming soundtrack.

The career highlight comes through negotiations by EMPIRE Publishing & YBNL. Even without the gaming giant backing, "Scatter" has amassed millions of streams since its release on his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps.

FIFA 21 will have two soundtracks. Fireboy DML is featured on the main in-game soundtrack, while the additional Volta soundtrack (which will play when using the game's Volta feature) will also include Burna Boy's "Location," Rema's summer track "Beamer (Bad Boys)," and Ms Banks.

FIFA 21 is set for worldwide launch on October 9 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Watch Fireboy DML perform "Scatter" live at FIFA 21's World Premiere here.


Fireboy DML - Scatter (Live Set) | FIFA 21 World Premiere www.youtube.com

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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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