Happy Birthday Sierra Leone! May your future be bright and peaceful, and may your tumba's dance to the righteous sounds of all the musicians of Sierra Leone, including our favorites, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, who will be rockin' your National Stadium tonight like a shuttle to Mars. Congrats Mama Salone, we miss you!

Big up to our friends the Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars and their Positive Revolution (#positiverevolution), and Bubu King Janka Nabay!

And for a taste of what's to come tonight:

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Photo credit should read KELVIN IKPEA/AFP via Getty Images

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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