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Nigeria faces deadly Covid-19 Delta wave as infections jump 150%

After weeks of steady decline in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Nigeria is now responding to what authorities are describing as a “likely ... third wave” of the pandemic, led by the more contagious Delta variant. But Chikwe Ihekweazu, the man at the centre of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response, tells The Africa Report that there is greater risk of a surge in infections as more people disregard the public health measures in place.

Nigeria’s Yemi Alade: ‘Music serves as a bridge between Africa and the rest of the world’

People haven’t stopped dancing ever since Nigerian singer Yemi Alade released her first hit in 2013. After winning a TV talent show (the Peak ... Talent Show in 2009), she made a music video for the song ‘Johnny’, which would go on to become a hit with 100 million views. She followed up with ‘King Of Queens’ (2014), ‘Mama Africa’ (2016), ‘Black Magic’ (2017) and ‘Woman of Steel’ (2019).