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The Nature Of Les Éléphants

The Nature of the Ivory Coast World Cup Team Les Elephants.


Ivory Coast World Cup Design by Jon Rodgers [via Dynamic Africa]

Côte d'Ivoire's 'Les Éléphants' are seen by most as Africa's strongest contender in the World Cup. The highest ranked African team in FIFA’s World Rankings (#23), 'Les Éléphants' boast an enviable roster featuring 3-time African Footballer of the Year and current Premier League champion Yaya Touré, his brother and defensive veteran Kolo Touré, past Chelsea staple Salomon Kalou, Roma forward Gervinho, and, of course, legendary captain & national icon Didier Drogba.

How do you reconcile all of these world class talents? Do they get along on and off the field? This hilarious Puma behind-the-scenes interview shows just how well they do. Find out who's the laziest, funniest, best singer, worst dancer, in the Ivory Coast World Cup team below. Our takeaways: Eboué must be a really talented man and, even in interviews, everyone still looks towards Drogba for guidance.

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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