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Wande Coal Drops Catchy New Single 'Ode Lo Like'

The Nigerian heavyweight also announced a new record deal and EP, dropping in March.

Nigerian hitmaker Wande Coal is back with his latest single, "Ode Lo Like," just ahead of 2020.

The artist, who has given us unforgettable hits like 2017's 'Iskaba' and the 2018 banger 'So Mi So,' drops his latest track, produced by Dapiano and Screwface. The song features a catchy chorus and horn-filled production with lyrics that touch on the often strange complexities of celebrity.


READ: 7 Songs That Prove Wande Coal Has The Best Voice in Nigerian Pop

Its title is a reference to a Nigerian phrase, that means "they like fools," as the artist explained to Rolling Stone. "It's a street [slang] generated for people taking advantage of entertainers and 'cool personalities' and seeing them as fools, and liking them because they are easily accessed and [they] easily give in," he told the magazine. "I'm saying: They love fools, but we are not fools—we know what we are doing."

The artist also announced an upcoming EP Realms slated to drop on March 6 2020 and the signing of a new deal with the American label Empire.

His upcoming project will be his first since 2015's Wanted. Prior to the release of "Ode Lo Like" the artist dropped the single "Vex" with Sarz. Both songs will appear on the forthcoming EP. He's also dropped guest verses on several tracks, including Ghanaian artist Amaare's "Spend Some Time" earlier this year and Juls' "Sister Girl."

Listen to "Ode Lo Like" above.

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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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