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'Entertainment Has Saved Nigeria'—Here's What Happened When Davido Spoke at Columbia University

The artist discussed his new album 'A Good Time' and changing perceptions of Africa through music with Melanin Unscripted founder Amarachi Nwosu.

A week ago, media platform and digital agency Melanin Unscripted along with Columbia University's African Students Association hosted none other than Nigerian megastar Davido for a talk entitled "Shaping the Image of Africa Through Music, which focused on the themes in his newly released sophomore album A Good Time as well as "the next frontier of afrobeats."

There was a feeling of pride and excitement as attendees—mostly African students from Columbia, gathered at Columbia University's campus in NYC. The night's two hosts quizzed the audience on Davido trivia, and ran through other Afrobeats-related questions to keep the audience entertained as we awaited the artist's arrival.

Once Davido finally came through—about an hour and a half later—the excitement still hadn't waned. Moderator, Amarachi Nwosu, the founder of Melanin Unscripted, asked the artist a range of questions that touched on the role of social media in helping spread African pop music, using his platform and influence to address social issues in his country—"music has saved Nigeria," the artist remarked—as well as the making of A Good Time. "I just got tired of Americans singing 'If' and 'Fall," the artist joked.

In line with the night's theme, the event was an overall "good time," complete with a fun conversation between Davido and Nwosu that highlighted the artist's humorous side and energetic personality. You can check out the 45-minute conversation in full below courtesy of Melanin Unscripted.

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This Nike Short Highlights the Power of Women Soccer Players In Nigeria

"A Game for All," directed by Amarachi Nwosu, reminds us of how much women have contributed to the game of soccer.

A Game for All is a new Nike short that recognizes the contributions that women have made to soccer in Nigeria.

Directed by Nigerian-American filmmaker Amarachi Nwosuone of OkayAfrica's 100 Women honorees—and shot in Lagos, the short clip follows several young female players as they practice, build community, and prove that the sport is as much there's as it is anyone else's.

"They could talk to you about their struggles, but they'd rather show you how they overcame," says Nwosu, who appears in the film as a radio host and narrator.

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