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This Nigerian-American Rapper Turned Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' Into a Pride Anthem and We're Here For It

We're obsessed with how singer-songwriter Chika Oranika turned Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" into a Pride anthem—take a listen.

DIAPORA—In a viral clip uploaded yesterday, rapper and singer-songwriter Chika Oranika from Alabama transformed Ed Sheeran's clubbanger, "Shape of You," into a heartfelt pride anthem. You also might remember her from her awesome cover of Luis Fonsi's "Despacito."


"Let me tell you about pride, struggle to survive. Livin' every day with you lovin' under fire. People questioning the ways that you self-identify. But who you choose to date isn't ever on your mind," she raps.

It wasn't before long before Twitter started losing its mind.

Take a listen to the full cover below.

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Zandile Ndhlovu Dives Deep To Change Narratives About Black People And the Ocean

Meet Zandile Ndhlovu, South Africa's first Black female free diver who aims to make the oceans more inclusive for Black youth, and transform South Africa's disenfranchised Black communities through her Black Mermaid Foundation.

Zandile Ndhlovu is currently the only licenced Black South African woman free diver instructor. However, that title is not enough. The Johannesburg-based diver has taken to Cape Town's shores to change the lives of Black youth who otherwise would not have the opportunity to dive. Ndhlovu's Black Mermaid Foundation project has recently been spotlighted in the news for its initiative that calls for the ocean diving community to be more inclusive.

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Nigerian Footballer Asisat Oshoala Dedicates Her Historic UEFA League Cup Win To Young African Girls

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