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Video: Asa 'The Way I Feel'

Asa, the Nigerian singer, releases a stark and slightly creepy music video for "The Way I Feel."


Asa's new video has prompted some quizzical shrugs from the blogosphere, but its stark and slightly creepy imagery suits the track's contemplative mood. The Paris-born Nigerian artist exchanges the saturated color of "Why Can't We" and the 50s bubblegum of "Be My Man" for something far more static and muted, at one point singing beside a swaddled corpse as a pale patient peers behind her. With Asa styled as a Mary Seacole-type figure, tending to the war-wounded and shell-shocked, the video lends the song a new dimension — a dirge for those caught up in and traumatised by the world's many conflicts.

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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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