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Sampha Linked Up With Syd Tha Kyd for a New Track and It's Magical

Sampha teams up with Syd from The Internet on this dreamy new single.

This new track from recent Mercury Prize winner, Sampha and Syd Tha Kyd of alternative R&B group The Internet is hands down one of the best songs we've heard all week.


The two make a soulful pairing on "Show Love," Sampha delivers a warm first verse before Syd comes in with her signature honeyed vocals. They're a dreamy duo.

The song is the latest release from XL recording's Everything Is Recorded compilation, which also includes original songs from the likes of Ibeyi, Giggs and Kamari Washington.

Enjoy the standout track below.

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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.