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Ready Or Not, Lagos? Lauryn Hill Is Finally Coming To Nigeria

Lauryn Hill will be performing for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria on August 30 at Eko Hotel and Suites alongside a 20-man band.


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Earlier this year, Ms. Lauryn Hill apologized to her fans in Nigeria with a memorable acoustic performance of her classic "Doo Wop (That Thing)" after having to postpone what would have been her first show ever in the country. In the video, she assured fans that she'd make it to Nigeria at a later date, and it looks as though Ms. Hill is keeping good on her promise. After much anticipation, it's been announced that the luminary will be making her way to Lagos this month accompanied by a 20-man band. Other Nigerian acts are slated to perform as well, but remain unconfirmed. The concert will take place this Sunday, August 30 at Lagos' Eko Hotel and Suites and will be hosted by Nigerian comedian Basketmouth. Purchase tickets for the show below and revisit Lauryn's apology video as well as a recent post about the singer's influence on revolutionary hip-hop groups in North Africa.

>>> Purchase tickets to Lauryn Hill live in Lagos 

 

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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