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Olawumi Premieres Two New Tracks From Her 'Hate Me' R&B Series

Nigerian-American R&B singer and songwriter Olawumi premieres two new tracks from her new 3-part series 'Hate Me,' produced by Reckless.


Nigerian-American songstress Olawumi returns with the first installation of her 3-part series Hate Me, which features two new songs from the budding R&B singer. The Reckless-produced tracks see Olawumi crooning out heart-felt lyrics over understated melodies and addressing past lovers and present haters with self-assured lines proclaiming, "you can hate me now, but I'm gonna be a queen regardless." In an email to Okayafrica, the New Jersey-based singer-songwriter discussed the motivation behind the creation of the Hate Me series, "what people fail to understand is that absolutely nothing is stopping me, not even a broken heart. This is a literal message to the people who thought their words and actions could keep me down." Check out our premiere of Olawumi's Hate Me (Vol. 1) streaming below and, for more on the singer, revisit her previous single "Queen Shit." Olawumi's sophomore EP CROWNS is slated for release later this summer.

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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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