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Ibeyi Perform A Soulful Rendition Of 'River' On VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live

Watch French-Cuban twin duo Ibeyi perform "River," a track from their self-titled debut album, on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.


Currently on tour in support of their XL Recordings debut album, French-Cuban twin duo Ibeyi (Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz) stopped by VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live to perform their song "River." Like the recorded version of the track, this live rendition features stuttered beats and airy background effects, though the sisters seem to have a bit more fun with the song as they sing the haunting words with a certain looseness. The duo keep the underlying seriousness of "River" but, with their pure smiles, they give the song a joy and near playfulness. Ibeyi also spoke with Big Morning Buzz Live hosts Nick Lachey and Michelle Buteau in a short interview, explaining the music video behind "River" and how their relationship as sisters plays into their roles as musicians. Watch Ibeyi perform "River" on Big Morning Buzz Live, and their interview with Lachey and Buteau, below. For more from Ibeyi, revisit their 'Day Out' record shopping with Okayafrica TV in NYC.

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Twitter Set to Build New Africa Headquarters in Ghana

According to Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, their new Africa headquarters will be in Ghana — beating strong contenders such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, has reportedly announced that the social networking service will be basing its new Africa headquarters in Ghana. The announcement was shared, earlier today, on Twitter's own blog and via Dorsey's personal account. Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo quickly confirmed the news, stating that Ghana welcomed the announcement and the confidence reflected by the giant social media company's choice of country.

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