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New York Times review of D’banj concert

The New York Times reviews a very fun D’banj concert I went to in New York this weekend.  The Times calls him “maybe less nuanced” than another performer on his home label, and describes the crowd as “slickly dressed, skewing young and African.”

I love D’banj’s music.  His new song, Oliver, is super catchy.  But my takeaway from the concert is that D’banj as a person seems sleazy and narcissistic.


My Hausa class music video

Here’s a music video my Hausa class made this semester to “Black and Yellow.”  Our song is called “Ciwon Ciki,” which means stomach pain.  I think I just have an upset stomach, but it turns out to be much more than that…

I co-star with my classmate Daniel Majchrowicz.  The video was edited by our fantastic instructor, Lori De Lucia.  Enjoy!

You can see the live version of this rap, and more videos my Hausa class made last year, here.