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Lauryn Hill Will Perform Her First Ever Concert In Nigeria

Lauryn Hill will play her first show in Nigeria on May 1, including Miseducation staples and live Fugees classics.


Lauryn Hill has announced that she'll be heading to Lagos on May 1 to perform her first ever Nigerian concert as part of May Day Live. The show, which will take place at the Eko Hotels & Suites, will feature Ms. Hill alongside a 20-man band and "other top local and international acts" that are as of yet unconfirmed, AllAfrica reports. This wont be the singer's first time performing in Africa, as she recently held her first ever show in Ghana and has previously played in South Africa for Cape Town Jazz Festival, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Senegal. At her Accra concert last year, Ms. Hill ran through her Miseducation staples and live renditions of Fugees classics, tunes which you can expect to hear at her upcoming Lagos date. See the confirmation of the show from Lauryn Hill's official twitter account and watch fan footage from the singer's recent Ghanaian concert below.

Update 4/6: Nigerian hip-hop veteran Sound Sultan has joined the bill for Lauryn Hill's Lagos concert, according to Nigerian Entertainment Today.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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