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NYC: MyronChristian Macauley Art Exhibit w/ Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew Live Performance


NYC! Join Sierra Leonean visual artist MyronChristian Macauley as he presents his latest collection, A Weapon More Powerful, in support of  The Mama Ayo Foundation — an organization striving to establish a leadership camp for former child soldiers, orphans, and abandoned children affected by the civil war in Sierra Leone. The presentation will feature live performances by SL's very best Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew and Whitney Hunter. Head to White Box (329 Broome St.) in the LES to catch this all-Leonean night of art/music plus an open wine bar (we see you). Double-click the picture above to view all details.

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.

ABC News reports that former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja reportedly passed away this past Tuesday. The exact cause of death is unclear but reports indicate that the 82-year-old had been battling age-related illnesses for several years. The former head-of-state succumbed to his illness(s) in a hospital in Niamey, Niger. According to VoA, the Nigerien government officially called for the nation to enter into a three-day mourning period.

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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Becomes International Woolmark Prize Finalist

Multi award-winning South African fashion designer, Thebe Magugu, has been named as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize.