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‘Akanamali’ Hitmaker Sun-El Musician Releases Another Potential Hit

Listen to "Bamthathile" by Sun-El Musician featuring Mlindo.

Last year, South African producer Sun-El Musician's hit single "Akanamali" featuring Samthing Soweto was one of the biggest hits of 2017. It was hard to miss; it was a permanent fixture on radio, TV, shebeens, clubs, phones and living rooms. Samthing Soweto's effortless vocals sat perfectly over a house we wouldn't have expected him to sing over.

Sun-El Musician just released a new single featuring the singer Mlindo. Titled "Bamthathile," the song sees Mlindo croon about a wife of his who left him.

Unlike "Akanamali" which leaned more towards house, "Bamthathile" is electro-based, with subtle synths accompanying the stacked vocals, which sound distant as if to emulate the elusiveness the woman in question.

Mlindo's singing style is reminiscent of maskandi and mbhaqanga.

The song is still catchy, even though it's of a slower tempo, and is highly likely to be as big as its predecessor.

Listen to "Bamthathile" 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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