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South African rapper A-Reece, who normally keeps a low profile and is always hard to reach, emerged to share his playlist for the series.

Elaine, A-Reece, Oxlade and Many Other African Artists Share Playlists That Are Helping Them Get Through the Lockdown

Apple Music launches 'At Home With' series of playlists curated by some of Sub-Saharan Africa's top artists.

Apple Music's newly launched 'At Home With' series of playlists consists of playlists curated artists from across the globe. After seeing playlists by the likes of Usher, Sam Smith, Elton John and others, the streaming platform has added playlists curated by a select number of Sub-Saharan African artists.

The list of African guest curators include Simi, Diamond Platnumz, Fireboy, DML, Adekunle, Gold, Rayvanny, Oxlade, Elaine, Sun El-Musician, Ami Faku, A-Reece, Master KG and Die Heuwels Fantasties who have shared playlists that are helping them get through the lockdown and stay focused, motivated, happy and healthy.


"I'm using this time to reconnect to some of my favourite artists and sounds," R&B singer Elaine told Apple Music about her playlist. "This playlist represents my mood and mindset at the moment: full of love and compassion, which is what we need to be spreading and showing one another right now."

Sun El-Musician told the streaming platform:

"My playlist consists of powerful and motivational songs and features artists that inspire me. The playlist includes some of the projects I have been part of, as well as songs that make me feel good and allow me to dream and imagine, because dreams and imagination create my reality."

South African rapper A-Reece, who normally keeps a low profile and is always hard to reach, emerged to share his playlist for the series.


"I'm a nostalgic person who's a music junkie and it doesn't get any more exciting than that when you're listening to a playlist like this particular one," said A-Reece. "Being in quarantine has made me embrace small things like reflecting, taking time to look back on the hard work and the good memories that have been created throughout my musical voyage so far."

Master KG shared that his playlist consisted of songs that keep him motivated. "Music is life," he added. "Without it, the world would be a boring place. I am highly motivated and looking forward to post COVID-19 when everything will go back to normal and so that we can continue to do what we love—performing for our fans. Be safe, stay home and enjoy good music."

Head over to Apple Music to stream the 'At Home With' playlists.





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Influential Louis Vuitton And Off-White Designer Virgin Abloh, Dies at 41

The popular Ghanian-American designer had been battling a rare form of cancer in private for several years.

The fashion industry has lost a talented, unique, and boundary-pushing influence this weekend.

41-year-old Ghanianian-American designer Virgil Abloh has died after a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer, a statement from his associates LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said on Sunday. Abloh, founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White, and artistic director of men's wear at French fashion house Louis Vuitton leaves his wife Shannon, and 2 children - Lowe and Grey. Chairman and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault said in a statement, "We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom." "The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend," he added.

After the news broke on Sunday, Abloh started trending on Twitter, with fans of the designer remembering his influence on music, art, and fashion. The 1990s saw Abloh DJ and the creative director once told The Guardian in a 2016 interview, "When the phone is off, I play my favorite songs really loud for myself, and I'm not talking to anyone. I'm not managing anything. It's just like a time when I can listen to music… I'll be DJing after I'm done designing or doing anything else." Virgil got his hands into designing album artworks after strumming up a friendship with American rapper Kanye West before becoming the creative director of West's DONDA Creative House. More recently known for his creative streetwear brand 'Off-White' the designer became popular among fashion-conscious youngsters and will forever be immortalized.

A statement posted to Abloh's Instagram explained that "Virgil chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture"

Friends, fans, and colleagues took to social media to share their well-wishes for Virgil as he transitions to his next destination.



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