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Sarkodie Samples Fela Kuti In 'Dumsor'

Sarkodie takes on the Ghanaian electricity crisis over a Fela Kuti sample in the Peewezel-produced single "Dumsor."


Sarkodie takes on the electricity crisis in Ghana in his latest single "Dumsor" (named after the popular Ghanaian term for blackouts). The track sees Sarkodie heavily criticizing the government and the Electricity Company of Ghana as part of the #DumsorMustStop campaign, on which he's been joined by Ghanaian actresses Yvonne Nelson and Lydia Forson. The Peewezel-produced single features the Ghanaian rapper's usual rapid-fire Twi delivery, as Sarkodie goes in over a sample of Fela Kuti's "Lady." For more from the rapper revisit our Okayafrica TV: Afrobeats At SXSW feature with Sarkodie, Ice PrinceDavidoR2bees, and more. Stream and download "Dumsor" below.

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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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