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Beyoncé Just Introduced All 43 Million Of Her Instagram Followers To Ibeyi

Beyoncé featured French-Cuban twin sister duo Ibeyi in an Instagram post.


Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz of Ibeyi (Photo: Oluwaseye)

Beyoncé just introduced all 43 million of her Instagram followers to 20-year-old French-Cuban twins Ibeyi (though we're sure more than a few of those 43 million were already hip to the Díaz sisters and their stunning debut album). Last night, B teased a short clip from a video that Vogue posted yesterday in an article announcing Beyoncé's September issue cover story. Though the original footage is set to what sounds like a warped vintage French record, the Instagram post features an excerpt from "River," Ibeyi's dedication to the goddess Oshun (and one of our Top Tracks of 2014).

The FADER reports that according to a label rep, XL Recordings had no idea the video was coming. "When our friends started to send us messages, we were in the airport in Germany, going to play in Sweden, we could hardly believe it," the sisters wrote in an email to The FADER.

Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé responded with a thank you note to Queen B. "You are welcome on our river," the girls wrote in an own Instagram post.

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THANK YOU QUEEN B @beyonce you are welcome on our river 😍 A video posted by ibeyi (@ibeyi2) on

For more on Ibeyi, watch the girls' recent Okay Acoustic performance from Central Park along with two more of our favorite Okayafrica TV episodes below.

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Photo: James Kwan.

Watch Lady Moon & The Eclipse's New Video For 'Global Warning'

Just in time for Earth Day.

Brooklyn-based outfit Lady Moon & The Eclipse, who we've previously covered for their blend of R&B; and afrobeat, are back with the new single, "Global Warning."

The song and music video, which we're premiering today for Earth Day, is a head-nodder anchored by a heavy funk bass line and led by vocalist Lady Moon's (Ngonda Badila) lyrics about our drastically changing environment.

The new video for "Global Warning," directed by James Kwan, is a shape-shifting affair that cycles through colorful animated drawings and collage-like scenes of Lady Moon dancing in front of different habitats.

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Ugandan Lawmaker and Activist Bobi Wine Has Been Arrested by Authorities—Again

The outspoken artist, activist and legislator was detained Monday after police shut down a recent concert of his.

Ugandan police have arrested artist, activist and legislator Bobi Wine, AFP reports.

He was detained Monday after police shut down a recent concert, where they fired tear gas at his supporters and fans, according to his wife Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi. "He has been arrested in Busabala, where he was to address the media on the cancellation of his concert by the police," she says to AFP.

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Listen to Larry Gaaga and Wizkid's New Single 'Low'

Plus, watch the track's new music video.

Larry Gaaga recruits Nigerian superstar Wizkid for his latest single, "Low."

The new song, which is produced by BlaqJerzee, pairs a sparse beat with smooth synth keys and Wizkid's delivery about keeping things "on the low."

It comes paired with a brand new music video, directed by Mr. Moe Musa, that shows Wizkid and Larry Gaaga in a pristine white room as they perform the song along with some company.

Larry Gaaga, the Nigerian music executive-turned-artist, has been churning out some hits and big time collaborations lately like the 2Baba-featuring "Iworiwo" and "Baba Nla," alongside Burna Boy, D'banj and 2Baba.

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