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Nigerians march for late Afrobeats star as police exhume body

Nigerians march for late Afrobeats star as police exhume body

NIGERIANS marched in several states this week in an outpouring of grief and to press authorities to investigate the death last week of popular Afrobeats musician Mohbad, forcing the police to exhume his body on Thursday for an autopsy. The 27-year-old singer, whose real name was Ilerioluwa Aloba, died in a Lagos hospital in unclear circumstances. Thousands of fans marched and held a candlelight vigil in the commercial capital Lagos on Thursday night, following similar processions in other states this week. Police in Lagos said they had exhumed Mohbad's body and conducted an autopsy, bowing to pressure from supporters who…
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Timeless review: Nigerian star Davido’s new album is mostly form over substance

Timeless review: Nigerian star Davido’s new album is mostly form over substance

NIGERIAN Afrobeats star Davido (David Adeleke) has demonstrated himself to be a master of showboating. He is able to milk every situation to the maximum. And he did not disappoint with the recent trailer for his fourth studio album, Timeless, released on 31 March. It’s drenched with signifiers of the tragic loss of his three-year-old son in a drowning accident last year. The trailer is clear as to his resolve to get over grief and dance again, and it leaves no one in doubt about his battle readiness: If dem wan turn Goliath, I be David for life! Davido Music…
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