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Okayafrica TV: Nigerian Superstar D'Banj Goes Global with Kanye

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G.O.O.D Music signee and Nigerian superstar D'Banj, known in his own country for such bangers as "Mr. Endowed" (for real), "Fall In Love", and "Oliver Twist", made his US debut at Irving Plaza on February 19th to a sold out room (and in a bedazzled silver dinner jacket - no undershirt necessary).

Okayafrica TV caught up with the highly animated pop star — along with his Nigerian label-mates Dr. Sid, Wande Coal, and younger bro K-Switch — to talk shop. Subjects included: Kanye West, Kanye West, the African Michael Jackson, building the pop bridge from Africa to the US, and being signed by Kanye West. With this cast of characters, we can't wait to watch the D'Banj race to the throne.

Shot by Myo Campbell, sound by Greg Scott.

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News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

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