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You Need to Hear This Nigerian Rap Anthem For the Winter Olympics

Behold your new Nigerian Winter Olympics anthem, courtesy of Tobe Nwigwe.

Houston-based artist Tobe Nwigwe is not messing around.

On top of helping design the opening ceremony attire for the Nigerian bobsled team in the ongoing Winter Olympics—which he created with his partner Fat NgwigweTobe's now dropped what should become the Nigerian squad's go-to pump-up track.

"History" is a heavy boost of bass and 808 drums highlighted by Tobe's rhymes shouting out Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, the first African team to ever compete in bobsled at the Olympics, as well as Simidele Adeagbo, Nigeria's first female skeleton athlete.

"HISTORY. To anyone who was ever called a Bootyscratcher... this is for US," Tobe writes via Facebook.

Featuring bars like "Word to God or Chukwu. Hop up in that sled handsfree like a Bluetooth. Dip like Fufu. If you win we'll salute you by having the world wobble wobble, shake it shake it like a loose tooth," this track goes. so. hard.

Get sucked into Tobe Nwigwe's "History" below. Seun's already into it.


Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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