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Sauti Sol & Tiwa Savage's 'Girl Next Door' Is Finally Here

Kenyan pop royalty Sauti Sol and Tiwa Savage team up for the Maleek Berry-produced new single, "Girl Next Door."

Following the massive success of their hit song "Melanin," Sauti Sol announced that Mavin's First Lady Tiwa Savage was going to be the artist featured on their next single. The news of a collaboration between these powerhouses quickly stirred up fans from the East and West of the continent.


"Girl Next Door" is finally here and we can confirm that it's definitely the kind of song you need to ease into the new year right now.

Produced by Maleek Berry, the song has a slow-paced reggae feel to it. Tiwa doesn't shy away from singing some Swahili lyrics while the boys belt out some brilliantly written lines that make you want to sing along.

The music video was shot and directed by Unlimited LA. It features laid-back individual shots of the Sauti Sol boys as well as scenes of Tiwa daydreaming about her love interest while styled up in a camo jumpsuit. Just as the song reaches its climax, they all link up for a vibrant party scene.

The Kenyan afro-pop band are set to rock the continent with their forthcoming album, Afrikan Sauce, which will bring voices from different corners of the continent together. They plan on releasing a song with a different African artist every month until its release later this year.

The anticipation for the album continues to grow but for now we're going to give "Girl Next Door" another listen.

Check out the video below:


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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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