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Watch Skepta & Julie Adenuga's 3-Part #Homecoming Documentary

The new docu-series, Julie In Lagos, documents the massive #Homecoming events in Nigeria and their impact.

Julie in Lagos follows Beats 1 on-air host Julie Adenuga as she journeys to her parents' homeland of Nigeria to experience 'Homecoming'—a collaborative cultural exchange of music, fashion and football, hosted by Grace Ladoja, Skepta and Greatness Dex.

The series includes scenes from the 'Homecoming' concert with performances from Skepta, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage as well as UK "afroswing" pioneers like J Hus and Not3s.


It also turns a spotlight on the new generation of Nigerian creatives and features interviews with local game changers like Odunsi the Engine, Santi and Wavy the Creator.

Finally, the series captures the jersey fever in Nigeria before the World Cup and explores the link between fashion and football at the Homecoming pop-up. This housed various local and international brands like Vivendii, Off White, MAINS and Orange Culture.

Watch Apple Music and Beats 1's three-part series Julie in Lagos above and below.


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Mozambique's Political Unrest: Where Things Stand

Fears continue to be on the rise as more attacks by militants are anticipated in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.

On March 24th, militants stormed Palma—a gas-rich city in Mozambique—as part of an ongoing insurgency in the country dating back to 2017. Dozens of civilians have been killed although an official death toll has not been declared as of yet. Currently, at least 8000 more have been left displaced, fleeing to other parts of the country and attempting to seek asylum in Tanzania. This is believed to be the worst attacks carried out by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab, to date.
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Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.