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Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 reportes in Nigeria

Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Jigawa 1 in Bauchi 1 in Borno As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170 Deaths: 21

The ‘Other’ Black Music Experience At SXSW- 2 Face, Naeto C and others

Naeto c performing at SXSW      By now you’ve already heard the running list of hip-hop artists who played SXSW 2012.  Jay-Z, Kanye West, T.I., 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Mobb Deep, Big K,R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar and the list goes on and on, and on.  I can imagine someone unfamiliar with SXSW might have thought it was just a hip-hop festival by the coverage on the blogs and the hip-hoperatti tweets.   The New York centric music media descended upon Austin with the same fervor as the corporate brands that co-opted stages and parties around downtown.  VIP rooms were filled with “influencers” slurping down free drinks and clamoring for interviews with the same artists that play New York, have been playing New York, and will play New York, again and again, and again.  But there we were in Austin, TX, where over 2000 acts were playing, and it seemed like very few were interested in truly discovering anything new.     It hit me somewhere midway through 50 Cent’s show that I was completely uninter