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"Being Black is Lit:" Talking #BlackGirlMagic with the Melanin Goddess

Senegalese model Khoudia Diop opens up about the societal pressures of being a dark skin woman and how she has come to love her skin.

For black women, celebrating our beauty and relishing in our glorious melanin is an act of self-love, a well-deserved slap in the face to Eurocentric beauty ideals attempting to convince us that black skin—particularly dark skin—isn't beautiful.


We all know the deal: black women aren't beautiful in spite of our blackness, we are beautiful because of it. With her career as a model, Khoudia Diop (aka Melanin Goddess) has embodied this truth.

In the #BlackGirlMagic video below, we talk to the Melanin Goddess about how she learned to twirl on her haters and fully embrace her dark skin.

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Photo by Peter "Size 10" Ndungu.

This Kenyan Photographer is Capturing 'Places, Spaces and People' With Serenity

Get familiar with the work of Kenyan photographer, Peter 'Size 10' Ndungu, in this new video from Perspectives Africa.

In the latest video from African Speakers and Artists' "Perspective Africa" series, we meet Kenyan photographer, Peter 'Size 10' Ndungu, whose unique work thoughtfully captures everything from the shared human experience, to nature's infinite wonder.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Kommanda Obbs Favors ‘the African Dream’ Over Western Standards On His New Single ‘Mabelebele’

Listen to Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single.

The music on renowned Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single "Mabelebele" is largely inspired kwaito. For his vocals, the rapper opts for a more melodic style on the track.

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Wizkid & MUT4Y's New Video For 'Manya' Will Give You Life

Starboy heads to Fela's New Afrika Shrine in the video for this heavy dance tune featuring MUT4Y and Killertunes.

Wizkid's back with "Manya," another track set to heat up dance floors across Nigeria and the globe.

For this new single, Wizkid connects with MUT4Y, one half of the star production duo Legendury Beatz. The addictive new tune was produced by Killertunes.

The song's new music video, which comes courtesy of Director Q, was shot at the Fela Kuti family's New Afrika Shrine. It's got a mixture of red-tinted studio shots and impressive stage performances that will give you life.

Just a few days ago, Wizkid joined Tekno on another single, "Mama," which you can check out here.

Watch the new music video for Wizkid and MUT4Y's "Manya," below.



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