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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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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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