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The Stories You Need To Know: UK PR Firm Apologizes For Controversial Campaign, Niger Army Accidentally Kills Civilians, And More

Key stories from South Africa, Malawi and Niger.

SOUTH AFRICA–UK-based PR firm Bell Pottinger has apologized for the work they did for Oakbay Investments, a firm owned by the controversial family that is involved in corruption allegations for capturing the state. Read the full story here.


South African Twitter was vicious with their responses (you can read some below):

 

NIGER-The Niger army has killed 14 civilians which were mistook for members of Boko Haram. The civilians were unarmed farmers in a restricted zone around the village of Abadam, next to the Nigerian border. Read the full story here.

MALAWI–Eight people, seven of them children, were killed in a stampede before a football match in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. Read the full story here.

Interview
Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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