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Nigeria Will Be the First African Country To Compete at the World Curling Championships

The Nigeria Curling Federation has hopes of qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Nigeria is set to make their mark in competitive winter sports again—this time in the curling world—by becoming the first African nation to compete in their country's colors at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019, Konbini reports.


This will be Nigeria's debut at the Games, which will be held from April 20 to 27 in Stavanger, Norway.

T.J. Cole and Susana Cole of the Nigeria Curling Federation will be in Group C of the Games, competing against Australia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Italy and Wales, according to the World Curling Federation.

The Coles are currently training in a top-notch curling facility in Denver, Colorado, with hopes that their ranking in this upcoming competition will land them a spot in the 2022 Winter Olympics.

"Team Nigeria is excited, passionate, and in high spirits," Daniel Damola, Nigeria Curling Federation president says to Vanguard Nigeria. "They are asking the country to pray for them."

This first is another example of the limitless pursuit of African athletes in winter sports. Revisit the stories of Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi OnwumereNigeria and Africa's first bobsled team, Akwasi FrimpongGhana's first skeleton athlete as well as Simidele AdeagboNigeria's first female skeleton athlete.

Cyclone Kenneth Has Made Landfall in Mozambique

High-speed winds, heavy rainfall and flooding have battered the northern parts of Mozambique.

Yesterday, Cyclone Kenneth finally made impact with land in the northern parts of Mozambique. Cyclone Kenneth is the first tropical cyclone to reach category 4 hurricane status in the last 60 years. The cyclone follows the devastating aftermath of Cyclone Idai a little over a month ago. Over 30 000 people were evacuated in the areas most likely to be hit and no deaths have been reported as yet.

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Angelica Nwandu Is Launching 3 New Original Series on The Shade Room

The premier Instagram-driven platform covering all things black celebrity gossip is venturing into original programming.

Angelica Nwandu is set to take the impact of her platform The Shade Room to another level with new original programming, Variety reports.

The Nigerian-American founder and media mogul of the premier Instagram-driven publication covering all things black culture and celebrity gossip will be launching three new original series on the platform later this year.

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Watch Russ & Davido's New Video For 'All I Want'

A hazy party jam.

Davido comes through with another international collaboration, this time linking up with US rapper Russ, who you probably know from singles like "Losin Control" and "What They Want."

While he's the featured artist on this new song, "All I Want," the Nigerian star in in the driver's seat here as he kicks off the song singing about the object of his desire and handles the hook.

Russ injects his own verse with mentions of joloff and suya before Davido returns to take control of the track again. Both artists' deliveries sit well over the hazy beats and keys crafted by producers Foreign Teck, OZ, and EY.

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