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Future To Perform At the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards In Johannesburg

Future is set to perform at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, where he's nominated for "Best International Act."

If you needed another reason to tune into the MTV Africa Music Awards this year, here it is.


It’s been confirmed that the “surprise international act” mentioned last week, after it was announced that Trevor Noah would be hosting this year’s show, is hip-hop superstar Future.

The Atlanta-based rapper is set to perform at this year’s show alongside Yemi Alade, Alikiba, Casper Nyovest, Ycee, Babes Woduma and more.

Future’s also nominated for “Best International Act” with the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Adele and Drake.

African #FutureHive members are in for another treat, as the rapper is also slated to deliver a live set directly after the show.

Word is that he’ll be performing some of his most popular cuts including “Same Damn Time” and “Turn on the Lights.”

The MAMAs will go down on October 22 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

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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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