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Listen to Nonso Amadi's New EP 'Free'

The Nigerian artist's stunning sophomore EP boasts features from Mr Eazi and Simi.

Buzzing Nigerian artist Nonso Amadi, returns with his latest EP Free, and it's an impressive body of work.

The 6-track EP boasts appearances from Mr Eazi, who's featured on the dance-worthy "Go Outside," as well as a duet with Simi who provides her honeyed vocals on "Better."

The 23-year-old artist delivers his signature fluid vocals atop mellowed-out production throughout the EP, particularly on the opening track "Never," and the title track "Free." He ends the project on a more playful note with the track "What Makes You Sure?"

The EP was entirely produced by the artist himself, with help from British-Nigerian producer Juls as well as AoD, as noted in Konbini.


Free sees the artist staying true to the genre-bending sound he cultivated with his debut EP Alone and on standout singles like "Tonight" and "Radio." With the release of Free, the artist is solidifying his position as one of the most experimental in the growing Nigerian music scene.

Listen to Free below via Apple Music and Spotify.


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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.