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#WeAreNigerianCreatives Is the Incredible Viral Celebration Taking Over Twitter

It's hands down the best thing we've seen on the internet all week.

Nigerian artists of all mediums—artists, photographers, writers and more— have taken to Twitter throughout the past week to share their incredible work, using the hashtag #WeAreNigerianCreatives.

It's yet another, much needed, celebration of black artistry following last year's viral movement #DrawingWhileBlack. The challenge was started by Nigerian artist Olaloye Bunmi who shared the rules on Twitter, encouraging his fellow Nigerian creative to share 3-4 examples of their work with a brief bio.


Several talented folks are participating in the movement, and what we've seen so far is stunning. We're alway here for social media movements like these that allow for talented black creatives to gain exposure.

It's a delight to see so many Nigerian creatives doing their thing. Check out some of their work below!


Even celebrated Nigerian sci-fi writer, Nnedi Okoafor got in on the action.

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AKA's Music Career Faces A Crisis Amidst Investigations Around Anele Tembe's Death

South African rapper AKA announced a cessation of all activities with Cruz Vodka. This, following the abuse allegations that have emerged during the investigations of his fiancée Anele Tembe's death.

South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, is reportedly in the process of brand evaluation. This, after the rapper publicly announced a temporary break regarding promotions with the New York-based vodka company, Cruz Vodka. The statement coincides with the ongoing investigations surrounding Anele Tembe's death, and a widely circulated video showing AKA allegedly attempting to break down a door to enter his fiancé's room.

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Nigeria's DJ Spinall Adds 6lack On The New 'Sere' Remix

American artist 6lack joins Nigerian Afropop singer Fireboy DML in bringing additional magic to DJ Spinall's remix of the single 'Sere'.

Nigeria's DJ Spinall has officially dropped the remix for his latest massive hit single "Sere'', off his fifth studio album Grace. The "Sere" remix comes packed with power, especially, with the addition of American rapper 6lack to the banger that originally, only, featured Fireboy DML. The remix follows the music video release for the original "Sere" single, which has amassed millions of views thus far. The remix is a bonus Afopop track worth the listen.

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South Africa's Latest Xenophobic Attacks Target Somali Nationals

The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have already left 13 Somali nationals dead in Khayelitsha this past Saturday.

At least 24 Somali nationals have reportedly been killed since January of this year according to the Somali Community Board of South Africa (SCBSA). The deaths have been a result of xenophobic violence specifically targeting Somali business owners situated in various townships across South Africa. This past Saturday alone, 13 Somali nationals were reportedly killed in Site B of Khayelitsha, Western Cape province.
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