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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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Mali has announced former Foreign Minister Moctar Ouane as the country's new interim Prime Minister.

Mali has reportedly announced former foreign minister Moctar Ouane as the country's new interim Prime Minister. This appointment follows two days after retired Colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as the country's president and coup leader Colonel Assimi Goita was sworn in as vice president. This government reformation is in response to ECOWAS blocking Mali from trade relations after the ousting of former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August.

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TNS Drops 'Nyathela' Featuring Luqua Ahead of Upcoming Album

South African hit-maker TNS has released a hot new house number titled 'Nyathela' to welcome the summer.

South African singer, producer and DJ TNS returns with a track that will undoubtedly keep you dancing until sunrise. TNS recruits fellow musician Luqua on "Nyathela", the latest release from the South African house hit-maker. TNS recently took to Twitter to share the news of the new track in an adorable post on social media alongside his son.

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South Africa's Viral 'Jerusalema' Reportedly Adapted Into Short Film

Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode's global hit song 'Jerusalema' has reportedly been adapted into a film which was shot this past Heritage Day.

Global hit song "Jerusalema" by Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode has reportedly been made into a short film. According to Variety, the film was scripted and shot over two days in Cape Town this past week. The hit song's popularity is propelled by the #JerusalemaChallenge which blew up and took the world by storm.

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