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Ivanka Trump Says a Trip to Africa Would Inspire President Trump

From "shithole" to "inspired"? We're certainly not buying that one.

If anyone has hopes of President Donald Trump changing his views on African countries, it's his daughter, Ivanka Trump. Although she seemed genuinely inspired following her recent visits to Ethiopia and the Ivory Coast to promote women empowerment and gender equality, we can hardly believe that her father would feel the same way should he actually visit the continent himself.


In an interview with the Associated Press, Trump said that the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has "privately" disparaged in the past. We're not sure if the fact that he said that African countries were "shithole countries" in private was supposed to somehow dignify his remarks.

In any case, his private remarks became quite public and we doubt that his general perception of Africa will change overnight with a single visit to the continent. We're also pretty doubtful that the president is even remotely interested in making the visit in the first place.

Trump added that:

"Our commitment to Africa is clear. I've been deeply, deeply inspired by my trip here. And I think he will be as well...I'm very excited about continuing my work to specifically focus on advocating and advancing the role of women on this continent and beyond."

Whilst President Trump seemed somewhat sheepish following his disparaging remarks, again, we're not really buying any of it. His daughter's trip was met with a healthy level of skepticism since the president has reportedly been attempting to cut off foreign aid to a number of African countries since last year.

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Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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