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Ibeyi Perform A Soulful Rendition Of 'River' On VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live

Watch French-Cuban twin duo Ibeyi perform "River," a track from their self-titled debut album, on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.


Currently on tour in support of their XL Recordings debut album, French-Cuban twin duo Ibeyi (Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz) stopped by VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live to perform their song "River." Like the recorded version of the track, this live rendition features stuttered beats and airy background effects, though the sisters seem to have a bit more fun with the song as they sing the haunting words with a certain looseness. The duo keep the underlying seriousness of "River" but, with their pure smiles, they give the song a joy and near playfulness. Ibeyi also spoke with Big Morning Buzz Live hosts Nick Lachey and Michelle Buteau in a short interview, explaining the music video behind "River" and how their relationship as sisters plays into their roles as musicians. Watch Ibeyi perform "River" on Big Morning Buzz Live, and their interview with Lachey and Buteau, below. For more from Ibeyi, revisit their 'Day Out' record shopping with Okayafrica TV in NYC.

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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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How Davido's 'FEM' Became the Unlikely #EndSARS Protest Anthem

When Nigerian youth shout the line "Why everybody come dey para, para, para, para for me" at protests, it is an act of collective rebellion and rage, giving flight to our anger against the police officers that profile young people, the bureaucracy that enables them, and a government that appears lethargic.