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The Stories You Need To Know: Zimbabwe Donates $1 Million To The AU, Bald-Headed Men Target Of Ritual Attacks In Mozambique, And More

Mozambican police have warned the country that bald-headed men could be the target of ritual attacks.

MOZAMBIQUE–The murder of two bald-headed men, whose body parts are suspected to be used for witchcraft purposes, have led police to warn the country that bald-headed men could be the target of ritual attacks. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–President Robert Mugabe donated $1 million to the African Unity Foundation to, in his words, end the donor dependency syndrome. Read the full story here.

NIGERIA–A diocese in Imo, south-eastern Nigeria, has rejected Bishop Peter Okpalaeke, a Catholic bishop appointed by Pope Francis. Rev. Fr Philip Jamang has described this rejection as a disgrace. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–Google South Africa has announced that it will make major improvements to Google Translate. The app will now include full IsiZulu, IsiXhosa and Kiswahili translation functionality. Read the full story here.

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."

Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.

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