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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is Nominated For A Grammy

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is up for an 'Album of the Year' Grammy Award as part of Beyoncé's album.


Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie could be earning herself an unexpected accolade this weekend at The Grammys, where she's nominated for 'Album of The Year' as part of Beyoncé's self-titled LP. The credit, of course, comes from "Flawless," the Beyoncé single which uses a lengthy sample of Adichie's 'We Should All Be Feminists' TEDxEuston speech, in which the writer urges audiences to dismiss the notion of feminism being inherently "un-African." As Beyoncé explains in the video below, "I was scrolling through videos about feminism on youtube and I ran across this video of this incredible Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie. Everything she said is exactly how I feel. 'We raise girls to see each other as competitors. Not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing,  but for the attention of men.'" The Grammy news comes a few days after Adichie penned 'Lights Out in Nigeria,'  a New York Times op-ed on the quality of electricity in Nigeria, and had a personal piece about her struggles with depression published without permission by The Guardian. Watch Beyoncé speaking about the influence of Adichie's words on "Flawless" below.

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Check Out RIMON's Beautifully Intoxicating Live Performance

The excitement around the songstress and her ever evolving sound, look and feel is very real in "Never Learned how To Cope + Feed Me."

Eritrea-born singer-songwriter RIMON has just released a live performance of her tracks "Never Learned How to Cope" and "Feed Me." The Amsterdam raised and London based songstress delivered a psychedelically beautiful performance live on her YouTube page in such a way that we questioned our sobriety.

The session, originally performed for Eurosonic, acts as a rebirth for the artist as her musical and visual journey continues to evolve before our eyes—while teasing new unreleased music to look forward to. It seems as though those around the singer agree, as she was then honored with a Music Moves Europe award.

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