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M.anifest & Hip Hop Pantsula Hit The Campaign Trail in 'Jigah' + Damon Albarn European Tour

Ghanaian rapper M.anifest teams up with South Africa's Hip Hop Pantsula in a new video for 'Jigah.'


South meets West in the video for "Jigah," a certified banger from two of Africa's finest emcees, M.anifest (Ghana) and Hip Hop Pantsula (South Africa). The two rap titans link up on the streets of Johannesburg to deliver their Pan African hip-hop manifesto over a Wes Mapes beat that knocks as hard as their rapid fire rhymes. As M.anifest notes, "Africa's musical borders are shrinking," and the dynamic duo showcase their lyrical dexterity in the monster collab by swapping verses back and forth in English, Setswana and Twi. Motswako king HHP even drives the home point by busting out an azonto move towards the end of the video. We can only hope this track is the first offering from a joint LP from these two sometime in the near future. For now, watch the visuals for "Jigah" below and peep a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video here.

Update: M.anifest will be joining Blur/Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn on his European tour. See all the dates below!

Damon Albarn & M.anifest European Tour Dates

30-June Berlin Astra Kulturhaus (Germany)

01-July Hamburg Gross Freiheit (Germany)

03-July Werchter Festival (Belgium)

04-July Roskilde Festival (Denmark)

05-July Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival (Lyon, France)

06-July Festival Beauregard (Normandy, France)

09-July Days Off Festival (Paris, France)

12-July Exit Festival (Serbia)

14-July Teatro D'Annunzio (Brescia, Italy)

15-July Rome Auditorium Cavea ( Rome, Italy)

17-July 48th Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux, Switzerland)

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu Collapses During Televised Ceremony

Secretary to Cabinet, Simon Miti confirmed that the head of state experienced sudden dizziness during a commemoration ceremony in Lusaka on Sunday.

"His Excellency the President of The Republic of Zambia Dr Edgar Changwa Lungu, this afternoon experienced sudden dizziness while officiating the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony. His Excellency recovered immediately and walked to the official car and returned to his residence at The State House," said Secretary to Cabinet Simon Miti in a statement.

This is not the first time the 64-year-old has collapsed during a public engagement. In 2015 President Lungu was rushed to hospital after collapsing during a Women's Day event, according to a report by The Mail and Guardian. After being discharged from Maina Soko Military Hospital in his home country, he was forced to receive specialist treatment in neighbouring South Africa.

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