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Young Fathers Perform 'Only Child' For Okay Acoustic

Watch Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers perform a stripped-down, acappella version of "Only Child" for Okayafrica TV.


Scottish-Nigerian-Liberian trio Young Fathers performed a stripped-down version of "Only Child" for Okayafrica TV before their recent show in Brooklyn. We filmed band members 'G' Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus Bankole at an empty Music Hall of Williamsburg as they ran through a chilling, acappella rendition of their Tape Two mixtape highlight. Young Fathers are currently wrapping up a global tour in support of their latest album White Men Are Black Men Too, the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning Dead LP. Watch our Okay Acoustic episode with Young Fathers below.

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Senegal Protests Result in First Confirmed Death

Several reports have confirmed that one protestor has been killed in demonstrations taking place in Senegal following opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's recent arrest.

At least one protester has been killed in the ongoing anti-government protests in Senegal, according to several reports. The protestor was killed during clashes with the police in Bignona, southern Casamance region, although the cause of death is still allegedly unknown and under investigation. The protests, which now enter into the third day today, are in response to the arrest of opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested for reportedly disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorised demonstration. His arrest comes ahead of a scheduled appearance at a Dakar court on a charge of rape.

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Sun-El Musician Releases Accompanying Visuals for 'Ubomi Abumanga'

Watch the new music video for Sun-El Musician and Msaki's Xhosa number 'Ubomi Abumanga'.