NY: CopperWire Live at Drom

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Gabriel Teodros, Meklit Hadero and Burntface are CopperWire — the Ehtiopian diaspora meets outerspace hip-hop trio whose "Phone Home" music video (above) we premiered a minute ago. New Yawkers! You can catch this space-hop crew at Drom (86 Ave. A) this Friday with DJ Boo and special guests! Grab tickets here and see the flyer below for more info.

Photo credit should read KELVIN IKPEA/AFP via Getty Images

The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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