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Revealed: Here's What Goodluck Jonathan Was Watching on His 36 TVs

A recent photo has surfaced, revealing what the former Nigerian president was watching on all of his 36 TVs.

Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan's home in Abuja was burglarized last month, the BBC reports. Early reports stated that the president had lost 36 plasma televisions and 25 refrigerators. That's right—36 television sets and 25 refrigerators, because why not?


On Tuesday a spokesman for Jonathan corrected "exaggerated" reports, stating that the former leader had only lost six televisions and 3 refrigerators. "Being that the house is a modest, 4-bedroom duplex, it couldn't have been fitted with 36 plasma television sets and 25 refrigerators as falsely reported by some media outlets," he said.

However, we still remain doubtful—it's not at all hard to imagine Goodluck Jonathan having 36 television sets, nor is it hard to imagine what he might have been watching on those television sets.

In fact, a recent photo has surfaced claiming to reveal what it was that Mr. Jonathan was watching:

Update: a second photograph has surfaced, disclosing the contents of one of Jonathan's fridges:

 

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Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns (via Getty Images)

New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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