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Destiny's Child Reunite to Win the #MannequinChallenge

Watch a reunited Destiny’s Child win the #MannequinChallenge with some help from Lauryn Hill.

The #MannequinChallenge, if you haven’t heard, is the new viral video trend making the rounds on social media. In it, participants are seen freezing mid-action, ala a room full of mannequins doing really dramatic things. Rae Sremmurd had a pretty fantastic one recently. (And we at Okayafrica HQs have an official one in the works…)


But perhaps the greatest gift the #MannequinChallenge has given us thus far is a reunited Destiny’s Child.

That’s right, Beyoncé has joined forces with her former band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to bring us the ultimate #MannequinChallenge. The video was shot at a birthday party for Kelly’s son, Titan. And as if it could get any better, Lauryn’s Hill’s “Every Ghetto, Every City" plays in the background.

Watch here via Kelly’s Instagram.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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