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The 10 Best American Remixes of Nigerian Songs

Featuring Ayo Jay, D'banj, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, and more

Time was when the mere rumor of an American artist guesting on a Nigerian song was enough to fuel its anticipation. In this new afropop era (circa Tuface Idibia), these international collaborations have become common place, but not enough to make them pass without some fanfare.

A good number of these collaborations are remixes of proven hits, variously attempted by American artists in their prime and those in need of a career boost. Some have being genuine cultural exchanges, while others wear the tear of desperation. Here are 10 of the best of the American remixes of Nigerian songs.

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9 of the Best Songs About Africa By Artists From the Diaspora

From Bob Marley to Lauryn Hill to Kanye West and many more, here are nine of our favorite songs about Africa by artists from the diaspora.

Africa, both as a place and a concept, has inspired some of the best works from musicians in the diaspora. For many, creating songs that highlight the continent is a way of fostering a connection with their African heritage.

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This Hijab-Wearing Beauty Contestant Is Making Her Modeling Debut During New York Fashion Week

Halima Aden, the first hijab-wearing woman to compete in Minnesota's Miss USA competition, will make her modeling debut during Kanye West's show.

Somali-American teen, Halima Aden, broke serious ground last November, when she became the first Somali-American woman to compete in Minnesota's Miss USA pageant, and the first woman to wear a "burkini" and hijab during the competition.

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