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Video: Africa's WikiLeaks


Omoyele Sowore is committed to exposing corruption in his native Nigeria. It's no wonder that his New York City-based website, Sahara Reporters has been called the WikiLeaks of Africa. The site is well-known among Nigerians, who often hear political figures in the country denouncing Sowore. Not only does his “evidence-based reporting” uncover mansions and cars being purchased with state money, Sowore also gained attention last year when he posted reports refuting the government's false claims that the then president, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was recovering well from illness. Yar'Adua was actually very sick and later died.

In the video above, Sowore describes his watchdog website and explains why he works tirelessly for a corruption-free Nigeria. Be sure to follow Sahara Reporters on Twitter and Facebook.

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Interview: Adekunle Gold Channels Refreshing Truths Into Afropop

Adekunle Gold achieves an artistic freedom that most mainstream artists don't have through a smooth balance of introspection and club bangers.

A few years ago, Adekunle Gold broke out into the scene with a refreshing way of carrying himself, presenting his art and speaking his truth with music. His debut single "Sade" started this journey of chart topping releases, sold out shows, and the constantly evolving sound that graces African airwaves. Gold's self assurance made him stand out from the very beginning, as his sound was delivered with intent, compassion, and stuffed with personal truths.

Not many artists are willing to try new things with their music, and in order to maintain mainstream success, some cling to one sound, one image and direction often crafted from fragments of their first hit. These artists get stuck trying to recreate a capsule in time, while true artists are open to the dynamic of change, and the necessity of renewal.

Adekunle Gold is one of a handful in his profession who draws on a spectrum of experiences to make honest music which is consistent with the self-revelations of a growing man. This has become his biggest strength, allowing him to craft contemplative songs like "Sade" and "Oreke" and still create afropop magic like "Something Different"

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