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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.

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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Listen to Chimurenga Renaissance & King Britt's New Single 'Zimbabwe', Featuring Nadine Stoddart

'Zimbabwe', the new single from Zimbabwe's alternative band Chimurenga Renaissance, is an effortless fusion of soul and rap.

Chimurenga Renaissance has returned with a new single titled ''Zimbabwe". The Chimurenga Renaissance duo, made up of Tendai 'Baba' Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, have partnered with producer King Britt and added sultry vocals from Nadine Stoddart. The single pays homage to Dumisani Maraire, Tendai 'Baba' Maraire's father.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Mr Eazi, Scorpion Kings x Tresor, Falz, Kamo Mphela, Khuli Chana and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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