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Olamide Just Dropped the First Banger of 2018 With 'Science Student'

Olamide continues his hot streak in the new year with, yet another, absolute jam.

Olamide had a huge 2017 which was tail-ended by the massive success of "Wo!!"β€”a street anthem that sparked its own dance craze in Nigeria and became one of the best songs of the year.

The Nigerian artist is now kicking off the new year in full force with his latest single, "Science Student," a potent injection of afrobeats energy that could easily replace your morning, or mid-afternoon, coffee.

"Science Student" sees Olamide connecting with Young John "the wicked producer," as his tag goes, who was responsible for the monster beat of "Wo!!" He's joined by BBanks on production duties for this highly-infectious new track.

"'Science Student' is a special lingo street heads can fully relate with instantly," Olamide's team has mentioned. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out what that's hinting at.

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American DJ Megan Ryte Accused of Stealing Beats from South African DJ Lag

South African Black Twitter has accused Megan Ryte of being a 'culture vulture' after releasing her new song 'Culture' featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. South Africans claim 'Culture' has an uncanny similarity to DJ Lag's 'Ice drop'.

American DJ Megan Ryte has been accused of stealing beats from prominent South African gqom artist, DJ Lag, according to IOL. This comes after Ryte released her new song "Culture" featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. Accusations gained traction this past Wednesday after many South African fans compared "Culture" to DJ Lag's "Ice drop" which was released in 2016 from his self-titled EP. Many more have also remarked on the apparent similarities in the music video as well and going on to further accuse Ryte of not only stealing the song's beat but also the video concept itself. DJ Lag responded to Ryte's "Culture" Twitter post with his "Ice Drop" music video which was released back in 2017.

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

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