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Olamide Is Now The First Nigerian Entertainer To Own A TV Station

Nigerian hip-hop artist Olamide kicks of his 29th birthday with his new single, "c.Ronaldo," and announcement on his newly acquired tv station, VOTS.

Olamide Baddo, the Nigerian hip-hop artist and entrepreneur starts his birthday off right with an announcement on launching his new TV station, VOTS (Voice Of The Streets), becoming the first Nigerian entertainer to own one. As if that was not enough to celebrate in one day, he also launched his new dope single titled "c.Ronaldo."

Olamide is on a roll with his career with so many notches on his belt already, but he's proving that he's not in the game only for himself. He's using his music and business ventures to both represent and spread African culture throughout the diaspora and beyond.


VOTS is only available on Play satellite TV and will provide subscribers with 124 channels. As Olamide informs us in his Instagram post, reported by Bella Naija, VOTS is "our television, my television, your television...be heard." As an additional treat, accompanied with his tv station announcement, Olamide promised the first 100 individuals to set foot on Play TV's premises a decoder with a free one-year subscription to VOTS as a "thank you."

Of course with a fanbase as large as his, over 1,000 proud Nigerians came to the premises. Although only 100 were allotted decoders, those who remained were instructed to record their names with VOTS, and follow up with an e-mail for an update. So far, it seems Olamide has a knack for surprises so who knows what that "update" will be.

Additionally, his new single is a wavy combination of African beats and smooth vocals that you can bump to at the same time. Check out his track, named after Cristiano Ronaldo, now available on Soundcloud, and stay tuned for more on VOTS.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

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.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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