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Upcoming Nigerian artist Morien releases self-titled EP.

Listen to the Self-Titled EP from Up-and-Coming Nigerian Artist Morien

The 4-track project is the perfect musical gem to usher in the weekend.

Morien, real name Christoper Chike Ajah, is a fast-rising Afro-pop artist from Enugu, Nigeria. Currently signed to Etins Record, Morien's latest self-titled EP is a stunning Afrobeats offering from a new-wave artist who's easily set to follow in the footsteps of music heavyweights such as Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy and many others.


"Dance" is a more up-tempo number whose use of varied instrumentals adds just enough bounce to the track. Both "Joro" and "Etins" are pretty mellow bops with conspicuous synthesised sounds and undoubtedly infectious rhythms. "Maria", perhaps the standout track on the EP, is a mid-tempo romantic jam whose accompanying visuals depict the care-free love which is typical among young lovers.

The artist describes the inspiration behind the project saying, "The project was inspired by happens around me, my love life and my career; from struggling to be heard to being signed to a [record] label." He adds, "On the other hand, the EP is more like an introduction of myself to the world. It's meant to make people understand who Morien truly while also showcasing my versatility."

Morien is a rising artist we'll certainly be keeping our eye on. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Watch the crisp music video to "Maria" below:

Morien - Maria [official music video] www.youtube.com


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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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