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Burna Boy Just Dropped Two New Collaborations With Lilly Allen and Fall Out Boy

We weren't sure what to expect, but as usual, Burna delivers.

Burna Boy has never really been one for conventionality when it comes to his sound and his latest collaborations prove just that.

The Nigerian dancehall artist appears on a new song from none other than American alt-rock group Fall Out Boy from their latest album, Mania called "Sunshine Riptide." Though we were decidedly unsure about how exactly the collaboration would work out at first, after finally hearing the full track, we must say that Burna Boy did his thing.

That's not the only unexpected collaboration that he's been a part of recently either, the artist dropped a new song today featuring British pop singer Lily Allen called "Heaven's Gate," which fuses Burna's quintessential dancehall delivery with Allen's airy vocals.

We think it's pretty cool that Burna Boy is expanding his already unique discography with these new collaborations, no matter how unforeseen they are. If one thing's for certain, it's that Burna never ceases to surprise us, and we're not mad at that.

Listen to both "Sunshine Riptide" and "Heaven's Gate" below via Apple Music.

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Landing in Marrakech is 2018's Most Anticipated Art Event

The leading art fair dedicated to contemporary African art makes its mark on the continent for the first time this weekend.

This weekend, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading art fair devoted to contemporary African art, will debut in Marrakech, Morocco. The announcement of the Fair's expansion to the continent last year has left aficionados of contemporary African art in eager anticipation of this "homecoming"—this author included.

1-54 debuted in London in 2013. Although an expansion to New York followed, a presence on the continent was always part of the long-term vision of the founder Touria El Glaoui. Finally, the time has now arrived.

Here are five reasons why we're looking forward to 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Marrakech.

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This Olympic Figure Skater Blew Us Away Again By Pulling Off a Costume Change Mid-Routine

First Maé-Bérénice Méité performed to Beyoncé, now she's effortlessly slaying outfit changes mid-routine. What can't she do?

French-Congolese and Ivorian figure skater, Maé-Bérénice Méité, has pretty much been the life of the Winter Olympic figure skating competition.

Earlier this month, the athlete had the internet shook when she performed her opening routine to two Beyoncé songs. Now she's back with even more black girl magic.

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10 Stand Out Moments From Janelle Monáe's Powerful Music Videos

Janelle Monae came back making a statement—and we're just as obsessed as you are.

We've got to talk about Janelle Monáe.

Over the past half decade, she's embarked on a profound journey that's solidified her as an artist, creator and activist who isn't afraid to shoot down the stars—or shoot with them.

After having roles in Hidden Figures and Moonlight—two Oscar nominated movies where one won an Oscar, a stellar speech at the Grammy's and a stunning presence at the Black Panther red carpet, she's ready to grace us with "Dirty Computer," the latest musical venture in her Afrofuturistic saga.

To whet our appetites before the album, which is set to release on April 27, Janelle dropped not one but two music videos yesterday. Both are distinctly entertaining: one is a black, intersectional feminist anthem and the other a psychedelic soundtrack of sexual fluidity.

Watch both, then read some of the highlights we gathered from the hypnotizing visuals and powerful wordplay.

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