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A Look At LagosPhoto: 'The Megacity and the Non-City'

The 4th edition of LagosPhoto, themed 'The Megacity and the Non-City,' marked another stunning series for Nigeria's only international photo festival.

This weekend marks the end of the stunning fourth edition of LagosPhoto, Nigeria's first and only international arts festival of photography. The monthlong program featured over fifty photographers spanning fifteen countries, including OKA favorites Hauwa R. Mukan (Nigeria), Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya), Samuel Fosso (Cameroon), Kudzanai Chiurai (Zimbabwe), Obi Nwokedi (Nigeria), and Lakin Ogunbanwo (Nigeria). This year's theme, The Megacity and the Non-City, looked at Africa's expanding urban landscape, replete with contradictions, grey areas, and sites of dispute. Especially monumental was the participation of self-portrait megastar Samuel Fosso- his first time exhibiting in the country he grew up in. With The Emperor of Africa, which made its premiere at LagosPhoto, the many faced photographer posed as Mao Zedong for a five photo interpretation of Sino-African relations. Above we showcase some incredible (really incredible) photos from this year's series. For more from LagosPhoto head here.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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