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The technical tunes getting elderly Nigerians up and digitally dancing

People living in a Lagos care home are enjoying a break in routine with a virtual mix of therapy and entertainment delivered via headset

In the living room of the Regina Mundi care home in Lagos, 70-year-old Baba Raphael hauls himself up from his chair and puts on a virtual reality headset. For nine minutes, Raphael dances to the folksy tones of his favourite singer, the late Ayinla Omowura, while watching a music video.

“Are you enjoying it?” one of the staff asks Raphael. He doesn’t answer, oblivious as he sings along.

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