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Pictures Michelle Obama Will (and Won't) Instagram in Africa

We guess what images FLOTUS Michelle Obama will (and won't) post on her newly founded Instagram account while in Africa.


Michelle Obama has joined Instagram just in time for the Presidential caravan through Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. Thus far she's posted mostly photos of African women she's been inspired by. As the trip goes forth we decided to take a crack at what images she will (and won't) be sharing next. Don't put money on us, but here are our best estimations:

Things she WILL Instagram:

1. More inspiring African women

2. Colorful wax prints

3. Twin baby elephants

4. Her awkward dance with the locals at a reception held in her honor ala Hillary Clinton

5. Barack in a pith helmet

6. Her new Rocawear ad:

7. At least 20 "on top of the world" selfies:

Things she WON'T Instagram:

1. Today's protests against Obama in South Africa

2. Rick Ross in the beautiful country of Africa!

3. Her afternoon tea with Die Antwoord

4. Zamunda

5. Gay-bashing US missionaries

6. Kenya

7. Or any family members in Kenya

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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