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Hbee Delivers a Modern Highlife Number With 'Special'

The singer from eastern Nigeria makes his 2021 debut with this vibrant highlife singles

Hbee, real name Jackson Ekene Mba, is an emerging Nigerian afropop and afro-fusion singer from Enugu, Nigeria. He made his official debut last year with his debut EP Wickedest Vibe, putting himself out there as a fresh new talent to watch.

Now he has made his 2021 debut with the music video for this contemporary highlife single titled "Special." In "Special" Hbee serenades the girl of his dreams, lavishing her with a candid account of how special she is to him.

The vibrant Trendz production gives life to Hbee's lyrics and melodies, coming together to create a modern take on the highlife goodness eastern Nigeria is known for. The video was directed by Ofishea.

"Special" is available on all digital stores for streaming and download.

Watch Hbee's music video below.

Hbee - Special (Official Video)

Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP via Getty Images

Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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