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Lady Jay & Sarkodie Share the Video for Their ‘Trapzonto’ Anthem ‘Venus’

Lady Jay spits her bars with a live snake writhing around her neck & hair in the video for "Venus" featuring Sarkodie.

Ghana’s Lady Jay stomped her mark on the scene last year with the release of “Venus,” a wild single that pairs syncopated clicks with raw synthesizers into a sound she calls “trapzonto”—a blend of Southern U.S. trap influences and of azonto rhythms.


“It’s trap...African drums...and mood music,” Lady Jay told Okayafrica in an interview last year.

“Venus” sees Lady Jay and Ghanaian star rapper Sarkodie going in over producer Kuvie’s booming beat work.

Its accompanying music video is a striking affair that, among other crisp shots, shows Lady Jay spitting her bars with a live snake writhing around her neck and hair.

“I am badder than Erykah Badu,” she raps on the track, and she means it.

Screengrab from Lady Jay's "Venus."

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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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