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My African Mother Is...

Angélique Kidjo, Mapei, Sinkane, Toya Delazy and more honor their African moms for Mother's Day 2015.

For Mother's Day this year we asked some of our favorite artists for their help honoring all the moms out there.

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Happy 55th Independence Day Sierra Leone From Bajah Of Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew

"Today we just have to celebrate and keep showing love to Mama Salone, because we still believe Mama Salone is the Athens of Africa."

Original photo by Ridhima H Hegde
Sierra Leone turns 55 today. To celebrate, our friend Bajah of Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew has a special message to share for Salone:

I want to wish Mama Salone and all the people of Sierra Leone a very happy Independence Day. We’ve been through a lot, from the war to Ebola, but thank god that we can celebrate Independence Day with no disaster. It’s a good thing. It’s a blessing. Sierra Leoneans we just need to continue to be courageous and keep the faith. One day we’ll get the right leader that’s going to make a change for each and every Sierra Leonean. We’ve been through the worst for a long time. But for today we just have to celebrate and keep showing love to Mama Salone, because we still believe Mama Salone is the Athens of Africa.

Happy Independence Day to all Sierra Leoneans.

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Sierra Leonean Star Bajah Drops A Dancehall Riddim For Broken Hearts

In his new single “Breaking My Heart,” Bajah laments the role that technology’s playing in modern love.

Bajah. Photo by Vanessa Wruble.

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