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Zaki Ibrahim Features on Tyler Perry's 'For Colored Girls' Soundtrack

Tyler Perry is remaking Ntozake Shange’s 1975 Obie Award-winning play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf, cropping the title to a simple For Colored Girls. Consisting of an all-star cast, including Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Janet Jackson and many more, the film showcases a collection of 20 poems revealing different issues impacting women in general, and women of color in particular. The soundtrack is equally spectacular, featuring the likes of Nina Simone, Estelle, Janelle Monàe, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Lalah Hathaway and South African/Canadian singer Zaki Ibrahim. Born in Vancouver, BC and raised between South Africa and Canada’s West Coast, Ibrahim's world was a constant blending of cultural diversity, which reflects in her music, a unique mix of soul, hip hop, and electro-acoustic. Check out "Ansomnia," her single on the soundtrack.


The soundtrack to For Colored Girls is available on November 2nd and appears as follows:

1. Main Title – Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington (with Joshua Bell, Aaron Zigman & The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra)

2. Longer & Stronger – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

3. All Day Long (Blue Skies) – Estelle

4. What More Can They Do – Laura Izibor

5. Sun – Lalah Hathaway

6. Ansomnia – Zaki Ibrahim

7. Settle – Gladys Knight

8. La Donna In Viola – Karen Slack, Andrea Jones-Sojola & The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra

9. Sechita (A Senhora em Amarelo) – Anika Noni Rose & Carondelet Percussion Ensemble

10. Stand Up - Macy Gray

11. Without A Fight – Janelle Monàe

12. Four Women – Nina Simone, Simone, Laura Izibor & Ledisi

13. I Know Who I Am – Leona Lewis

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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