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Okayfuture Video: SBTRKT “Hold On” ft. Sampha

We spotted adopted Okayafro-futurist producer SBTRKT's latest clip over at our main channel:


The future is here and the future is Okay with us. Translation: SBTRKT premiered the new video for his song “Hold On”–the cold stares and icy chimes of which are softened quite a bit by the falsetto of regular collaborator Sampha–on MTV Hive [yesterday]. The video by director Sam Pilling is a nice analog of the song’s emotion, trapping an unnamed protagonist in a sort of Ground Hog Day meets No Exit time-loop, endlessly replaying the same moment of quiet loss with the subtlest of variations. Alain Robbe-Grillet, hold your head.

Watch the clip above and read our in-depth interview with A Hidden Place, the man behind SBTRKT's ritualistic masks.

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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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