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Video: Meet Kenya's First Olympic Female Weightlifter

Get familiar with some of Kenya's female weightlifters with this new video.

Mercy Obiero is Kenya's first female Olympic weightlifter. The accomplished athlete has been lifting for Kenya for over 16 years, and now she's helping train other Kenyan women to follow in her footsteps.


In a new video, we meet Obiero and some of the other women powerhouses who are shaking up Kenya's powerlifting scene.

Get more familiar with them below.

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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