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This Documentary Takes You Behind The Making of AKA’s Latest Album

This is how AKA put together one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

Last week Friday, AKA released his third studio album, Touch My Blood, which he confirmed earlier this year would be his last. Touch My Blood has been the talk of the town on Twitter streets.


As we reported last week, the artist played a mini documentary about the making of Touch My Blood, at his album listening session. The documentary is now on YouTube for all to watch.

In the documentary, we can see AKA in studio sessions with his collaborators and producers. He explains the album's title, and talks about the respect he has for his collaborators—JR, Master A Flat, Yanga, Kid Dominant, among others. He also touches on how much fun he had making the album, and why it was important for him to be vulnerable on sincere on Touch My Blood.

Watch the documentary below and stream Touch My Blood underneath or download it here.


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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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