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Check Out Jeune Lio's New Ivorian Jam, 'Sexy Girl From Abidjan'

Featuring the star power of Oxlade, Didi B and Chrystel.

Côte d'Ivoire-based DJ Jeune Lio comes through with the music video for his single "SGFA (Sexy Girl From Abidjan)."

The addictive and slow burning track features appearances from Ivorian superstar rapper Didi B, buzzing Nigerian artist Oxlade, and vocalist Chrystel.

"SGFA" sees Jeune Lio celebrate the women of his home city of Abidjan, the artist mentions. He's joined on the afro-fusion leaning beat by Oxlade, who provides a catchy verse and hook, the seamless flows of Didi B and Chrystel on the bridge.

"The women of Abidjan are the starts of the video," a press statement mentions, as "the video for SGFA reflects not only [Jeune Lio's] love for his people but his pride in the beauty of blackness and black women in particular. He wants people to come and witness the beauty of Abidjan and he's telling the world about his city, one song at a time."

Watch the music video for "SGFA" below.


JEUNE LIO - SGFA (SEXY GIRL FROM ABIDJAN) FEAT. OXLADE, DIDI B & CHRYSTEL youtu.be

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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