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Listen to Kelly Khumalo’s New Album ‘Unleashed’ Featuring Vusi Nova and Kyle Deutsch

Kelly Khumalo releases a follow-up to 2016's My Truth.

South Africans singer Kelly Khumalo has a new album out titled Unleashed. The 12-track album is, as expected, soulful with music that leans towards jazz, soul and Afropop. It's a follow-up to 2016's My Truth.


The artist told The Sunday Independent that the album took nine months to make, adding:

"It's a full pregnancy, and I've gone through all the phases. I've gone through morning sickness, depression and all the emotions that one can possibly think of to finally give birth to this."

Most songs on Unleashed reveal a happy Kelly, who is dealing with her issues with a positive outlook on life through the challenges she faces. This is a recurring theme throughout the album, which consists mostly of love songs and personal songs such as "Happiness" and "Strong Woman." There are also a few gospel songs such as "Jehova" and "Your Will."

Unleashed only has three guest features—the rapper J F.L.O, and singers Vusi Nova and Kyle Deutsch. The latter appears on "Lonely Fool," which is produced by Durban-based electronic/pop producer Sketchy Bongo.

Stream/download Unleashed here.

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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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