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Owuor Arunga x Dadabass 'Black As They Come'

The debut single from Owuor Arunga, "Black As They Come," with Dadabass and featuring Felicia Loud, is available now via Arunga Music.


Kenyan "Dizzy Gillespie of hip-hop" Owuor Arunga is arguably the most important trumpeter in the rap game today. As pied piper to the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Heist tour, the Kisumu-born/Seattle-based jazz cat offered his expert pipes to what may go down as the most important song of this generation. Somehow between trotting the globe as orchestral leader of the year's success story, joining Macklemore in impromptu jazz sessions, and historic camel joyrides, superjazzman Owuor found time to record his first single. Just in time for the holidays comes ferocious family affair "Black As They Come," which sees the elder Arunga join forces with MC sister, the hard-spitting Dadabass (Geneiva Arunga). The diasporic homage also features the vocals of Seattle soulstress Felicia Loud. "Black As They Come" is available now via Arunga Music. To celebrate an otherwise awful excuse for a holiday, grab a FREE DOWNLOAD on Black Friday. More from Owuor to come on Okayafrica TV. We promise...

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.

ABC News reports that former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja reportedly passed away this past Tuesday. The exact cause of death is unclear but reports indicate that the 82-year-old had been battling age-related illnesses for several years. The former head-of-state succumbed to his illness(s) in a hospital in Niamey, Niger. According to VoA, the Nigerien government officially called for the nation to enter into a three-day mourning period.

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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Becomes International Woolmark Prize Finalist

Multi award-winning South African fashion designer, Thebe Magugu, has been named as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize.