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Here's What Some of Our Favorite African Bloggers Are Saying About Fenty Beauty

The Fenty Beauty reviews are in! Here's what some of our favorite African bloggers have to say about Rihanna's inclusive beauty line.

The buzz around Rihanna's debut makeup line Fenty Beauty hasn't died down since it dropped last week—and we're glad. The singer put major cosmetic brands to shame with her extensive line of foundations, which spans 40 shades. Rihanna's emphasis on making inclusive beauty products has us uniquely excited about her collection.


With so many shades and products to try, it can be a bit tricky finding the products that are right for you, without having to take a trip to the store or simply guessing. Thankfully, some of our favorite YouTubers—black and brown girls who look like us and whose opinions we've grown to trust—are here to lend a helping hand. Really, what would we be without them?

Whether you're looking for a guide to the best products, help with finding the correct shade, or even if you've already indulged and just want to hear what others have to say, we've gathered some of the best beauty reviews from African bloggers for you to check out below.

Happy slaying!

The line seems to have hair and beauty blogger Kiitana "shook." Find out why in her full-face review.

The always colorful Jackie Aina shares her thoughts on a range of products.

Hear what beauty blogger, Nyma Tang had to say after trying on the line's darkest shade:

Jennie Jenkins aka Beauty by JJ keeps it "honest" in her review of the line.

YouTuber, Ms Deb Deb shows us how the products work on skin with hyper pigmentation.

Somali blogger Halssaa shares her first impression:

Particia Bright gets even brighter as she plays around with the line's one-of-a-kind highlighters.

Is Fenty Beauty really worth all the hype, Shahd Batal let's us know the deal in this extensive review.

Nikki Perkins gives us the scoop on how well the products work for darker complexions.

Check out this review from Somali blogger duo Osh and Akela.

Ronke Raji gives her verdict:

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Casanova, Davido & Tory Lanez' '2AM' Will Soundtrack Your Weekend

Flatbush meets Lagos and Toronto in this addictive new single.

Brooklyn rapper Casanova rolls through with an energetic new collaboration with Davido and Tory Lanez.

"2AM" sees the rapper going in over highly-infectious afrobeats-meets-pop beat work, in the same vein as we've heard from massive hits like "Unforgettable." The song was produced by 30 Roc.

The single features the star power of Davido and Tory Lanez which gives "2AM" the increased potential to be one of those huge new jams that'll be getting constant spins this year on both sides of the Atlantic (it's already got the top slot in Spotify's African Heat playlist).

The music video kicks off in Atlanta but eventually follows Casanova to Lagos, where he connects with Davido in Shitta. The clip was directed by Nigeria's Meji Alabi, the creative force behind many of your favorite afrobeats videos.

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The Nigerian-Canadian rapper delivers a solid jam.

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You might have previously heard his track, "Hidden Fences," closing out the finale of Insecure or gotten into his 2016 debut EP, FYi.

TOBi is now sharing the new single and music for "City Blues," which sees the rapper taking cues from Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" over a beat produced by Free n Losh. It's the first taste we're hearing from his upcoming debut album due later this year.

"[City Blues is] written from one perspective within the African diaspora, pertaining to being caught between two worlds and reclaiming my ethnic identity," TOBi tells OkayAfrica. "Embracing my name has been a crucial part of my personal growth."

"I drew inspiration from the Shakespeare quote: 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.' City Blues speaks about the many roles that a human takes on at once but from my perspective," he adds.

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