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Kelela Covered Sade's 'Like a Tattoo' and It's the Smoothest Thing We've Heard All Week

Kelela dropped by BBC 1 Radio last night for an incredibly stripped-down set.

Kelela is having a moment.


The Ethiopian-American singer dropped her much-anticipated album Take Me Apart last week, and she's the current Fader cover star. In her cover story, the singer spoke candidly about how black artists aren't afforded the same space to fail as their white counterparts—as you can see, this woman speaks the truth.

Last night the artists made an appearance on BBC Radio 1's "Piano Sessions," where she delivered a sultry cover of Sade's 1992 song "Like a Tattoo" from her acclaimed album Love Deluxe. Kelela certainly does the track justice.

Watch her performance below, and check out our full Take Me Apart album review.


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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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