Samito’s ‘Tiku La Hina’ Video Is A Beautiful Aerial Dance About Immigrant Identity

Mozambican producer Samito looks at a fragmented immigrant identity through the unlikely medium of aerial dance.

Samito’s “Tiku La Hina” was one of our favorite songs from last year. The track from the Montreal-based Mozambican singer & producer sees Samito dealing with and embracing a shifting identity caused by his move from Maputo and Cape Town to North America.

"'Tiku La Hina' is a monologue on a fragmented identity. It's me trying to reconcile my past with my present reality as a creator, in a new country,” he tells us.

The song’s music video, directed Benoit Jones Vallée and Samuel Olaechea, looks at immigrant identity through the unlikely medium of aerial dance, beautifully performed by Emi Vauthey.

“By bringing in performance art we hoped to go beyond music and expand the idea of a ‘fragmented identity.’"

Watch Samito’s debut music video for “Tiku La Hina” below.

Photo credit should read KELVIN IKPEA/AFP via Getty Images

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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