Music

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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Here's What Went Down When Kanye West's 'The Life Of Pablo' Pop-Up Shop Came to Cape Town

Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' pop-up shop came to Cape Town over the weekend.

By now you should know that Cape Town was the only city in Africa – out of 21 worldwide – where Kanye West brought his Pablo pop-up shop this weekend. The queue to the shop, which was on Bree Street, snaked all the way to Loop Street. On Friday, the first day of the store, hypebeasts, fashionistas and cool kids were there as early as 6am.

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