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Nigerian hip hop goes international

n this Oct. 19, 2010, photo, Nigerian hip hop artist D'banj performs in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nigerian hip hop artist D'banj performs in Lagos, Nigeria.

Once mainly imitated U.S. hip-hop, Nigerian Hip-Hop has created a new style by proudly including African beats and their local languages on their own energetic songs and it is more popular than ever. With its 150 million population, Nigeria has long been a leading cultural influence with its films, but now its own flavor of hip-hop music has also caught on. “We’re representing our country to the fullest,” said Mo’Cheddah, the recent winner of the MTV Africa Music Awards’ Best Brand New Act award. “We’re putting our country on the map on a positive note. It’s not just about the bad things, fraud.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=13524431

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