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Video: Staff Benda Bilili 'Osali Mabe'

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DRC street band Staff Benda Bilili, the subjects of a Cannes-selected documentary focusing on their physical disabilities and unbarred DIY approach to making music, are readying the September 3 release of new full-length Bouger Le Monde, via Crammed Discs. The video for "Osali Mabe," a twisting sunshine guitar lead-single off that upcoming LP, follows the band as they rehearse at their bare-boned Kinshasa spot and record at Renapec Studio. Buy the single and watch the clip above.

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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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