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Buhari Congratulates Trump on Twitter and Nigerians Aren't Having It

Judging by African leaders' Tweets to Donald Trump, they're largely trying to get in his good books.

We're trying to gauge reactions to Donald Trump's election win from African leaders. It's a mixed bag so far. Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told a BBC interviewer that she was saddened and concerned about Trump's win.


"I'm worried about trade deals for Liberia, for Africa. I'm worried about investment and the special programs that have been put in place by President Obama and by President George Bush before him, and we just don't know what the policy towards Africa will be."

But Sirleaf seems to be the rare African leader expressing concerns.

Muhammadu Buhari probably thought he was being fairly innocuous when he congratulated Trump on behalf of the people of Nigeria

But Nigerians on Twitter made it known that they were not to be spoken for.

Somalian President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who is running for re-election offered his congratulations to Trump while reminding the president elect of America and Somalia's mutual security goals in the Horn of Africa Region. He also tweeted a congratulations at Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American woman elected to the Minnesota legislature.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, the first sitting head of state to appear at the International Criminal Court for his part in Kenya's '07-'08 violence, congratulated both Trump and Hillary Clinton. But then he followed that up by seemingly subtweeting the president elect.

Rwandan strong man, President Paul Kagame, actually tagged Trump in the tweet as befits an avid Twitterer like Kagame.

 

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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