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The Beautyful Ones: Ghanaian Novel Turned Exhibition [Gallery]

'The Beautyful Ones' is the title of new exhibit in Berlin featuring artists that want african art to be exempt from limits.

The Beautyful Ones, a group artist exhibit recently featured at the Nolan Judin gallery in Berlin, is based on the 1968 novel "The Beautiful Ones are not Yet Born" by Ayi Kwei Armah. The novel recollects a man and his struggle to remain with honor in post-independent Ghana. The exhibit borrowed Armah’s poetic vision of a “utopia of a younger generation for new realities”  through its variety in pieces. The gallery featured artists that work with or come from Southern Africa.


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Watch the Music Video for Wizkid and Kojo Funds' New Collaboration 'I Like'

Here's another banger to add to your summer playlist.

Wizkid adds to his list of impressive collaborations with his latest "I Like," a breezy track from London-based rapper and singer Kojo Funds.

As the song's title implies, it's all about the two artists singing about all the things they like about their love interests. Kojo Funds opens the song with a catchy verse, describing his favorite qualities before Wizkid joins him on the second verse. "I'm just trying to be your one and only," Kojo sings on the chorus.

The mid-tempo track, produced by Rymez and G.A, has a light, early 2000's feel that makes it just right for easy summer listening.

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Watch Kirani AYAT's New Music Video for 'Shugah 2x'

A blend of South African house, Ghanaian highlife and afrobeat.

Buzzing Ghanaian act Kirani AYAT comes through with this brand new single and video for "Shugah 2x."

The new track is a bit of a departure from his signature Hausa-rap style, as he decides to tackle more electronic-leaning production.

"Shugah 2x is an experiment I did on my last EP Her Vibe Is Right," Kirani AYAT tells OkayAfrica. "I wanted to do something new from what I'm known for and that was the result, a blend between SA house, Ghana highlife and afrobeat."

The track comes accompanied by a sleek black-and-white video directed by Andy Madjitey. "It's a sexy song and that was the vibe I wanted for the video: sensuality, duality, movements, and flesh," the artist mentions.

Kirani AYAT dropped one of the standout videos of 2018 with "Guda" and continues in good form here with this new one. He more recently collaboarted with NiiQuaye and Akan on the highlife-fusion track "Twa Wonan Ase."

Watch the new music video for "Sugah 2x" below.

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Cameroonian UFC Fighter Francis Ngannou Is Set To Join the 9th 'Fast & Furious' Installment

"The Predator" will be the third UFC fighter to make an appearance in the blockbuster franchise.

This Cameroonian UFC fighter will be making his first movie appearance in the next installment of Fast & Furious, Deadline reports.

Francis Ngannou will be playing a character that has yet to be announced in the ninth Fast & Furious movie—the third UFC fighter to join the blockbuster franchise. The film is set to be released May 22, 2020.

Known in the ring as "The Predator," he currently ranks second in the heavyweight division, Deadline adds.

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Listen to Swae Lee & Drake's​ New Single 'Won't Be Late,' Produced by Tekno

As well as production, Tekno also gets a writing credit on the new song.

Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee drops two new singles today, "Won't Be Late" featuring Drake and "Sextasy."

"Won't Be Late" is notably produced by Nigeria's own Tekno. The new single is built on a mid tempo, afro-fusion-inspired beat, filled with claps, and light keyboard chords.

As well as production, Tekno also gets a writing credit on the new song. You can hear his input when Drake sings lines like, 'Ikebe, pressing on me heavy' and 'Bakasi, moving on me wassy.'

If you remember, Drake shouted out Tekno last year as one of his many inspirations behind Scorpion and posted a picture of them working on something together.

"Won't Be Late" is paired with Swae Lee's "Sextasy" which was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and Chopsquad DJ.

Tekno's had a lively past few months. He was recently featured in Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift album and dropped his "Agege" collaboration with Zlatan. He was also accused of being a "threat to security" by Nigeria's Council for Arts & Culture for that single's pole dancing video.

Listen to "Won't Be Late" below.

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