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Lady Donli Shares the Music Video for Her Infectious Single 'Cash'

The Nigerian artist declares she's #AddictedToCash on an exciting new single, produced by The Cavemen.

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Lady Donli shares the music video for her latest single "Cash," directed by Kewa Oni and Seun Opabisi. It sees the singer performing before a small, intimate audience in a disco ball-filled room. She's cool and energetic as she sings about her love for cash, backed by the talented production crew The Cavemen. And, since it's only right, the video ends with the singer being sprayed with wads of dollar bills.

Watch the music video for 'Cash" below.

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Lady Donli is back with her first single of the year, and it doesn't disappoint. The Nigerian artist has shared the infectious track "Cash," from her forthcoming album Enjoy Your Life.

The fun, mid-tempo track, produced by Benjamin James and Kingsley 'Knote' Okorie of the Nigerian live band The Cavemen as well as the artist herself, is all about the pursuit of money. "I'm addicted to cash" she sings several times in her honeyed voice atop the song's catchy production.

The song gives us major warm weather vibes, brought together by the singer's alt-jazz vocals and The Cavemen's airy and string-filled production.

"Fueled by the hustle of life, rhythmic flows of highlife and the addiction to chasing the key to the beauties of the world, this song speaks our truth; we're all addicted to cash, making it, spending it, losing it," said the artists of the song's theme.

Last year, the artist spoke with OkayAfrica about some of the struggles of making it as a Nigerian artist. She shared the single "Games" last June, and we've been looking forward to more from the singer since. It looks like we won't have to wait too much longer though, as her upcoming album Enjoy Your Life is set to drop this summer.

Listen to "Cash" below.


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This Is What Fatoumata Diawara's NYC Concert Looked Like

In photos: the Malian singer performed a stunning show at The Town Hall.

Fatoumata Diawara played a mesmerizing show in New York City over the weekend.

The Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor had The Town Hall swaying to a selection of songs from her latest Grammy-nominated album, Fenfo, as well as other classic cuts.

Fatoumata was joined on the night by a four-piece backing band that followed her every word and guitar riff, as she showcased her special blend of traditional Malian music and striking Bambara vocal melodies with elements of modern rock, funk, R&B and afrobeat.

"I didn't want to sing in English or French because I wanted to respect my African heritage," Fatoumata has mentioned."But I wanted a modern sound because that's the world I live in. I'm a traditionalist, but I need to experiment, too. You can keep your roots and influences but communicate them in a different style."

Fatoumata's main message, one which she stated throughout the show, is one of hope for the future of Africa and of female empowerment. It's "about the world, peace, how Africa can be a better place, especially for women, because I am one, and I am a survivor," she says. "I want to encourage those who have lost hope."

Browse through pictures from her show at The Town Hall, which was opened by Guatemala's Gabby Moreno, below.

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Lady Donli's New Track 'Suffer Suffer' Is the Ultimate 'Don't Stress' Mantra

She didn't come here to suffer—she came to enjoy.

Lady Donli continues to flex her creative muscles with her newest track, "Suffer Suffer."

Nigeria's very own pulls from the old and not so old of Nigerian pop-culture as we await the release of her new album. The song begins with Fela Kuti-inspired chanting: "Suffer suffer suffer no go come here, no come my way." It's definitely a mantra we all should bear in mind—the stress isn't worth it.

In "Suffer Suffer," Donli also opens up and shares bits of her life story of trying to make it as an artist, struggling in Lagos after moving from Abuja, despite her father's warnings. In hopes of chasing the suffering away, she sprinkles a bit from "National Moi Moi"—a hit from the early 2000s by Nollywood star Patience Ozokwor.

Peep some clips from the music video in Donli's epic promo clip for the single.

Smooth over your weekend with "Suffer Suffer" and listen below.

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Stormzy, YBN Cordae, Ari Lennox and Col3trane Added to Rocking The Daisies 2020 Lineup

Stormzy, YBN Cordae, Ari Lennox and Col3trane will be performing in South Africa during this year's edition of Rocking The Daisies.

Rocking The Daisies is celebrating its 15th year of existence this year. The popular music and lifestyle festival recently announced they have added four new names on the bills—UK's Stormzy and Col3trane alongside US rapper YBN Cordae and the singer Ari Lennox.

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Togolese President Wins Re-election to Secure Fourth Term in Office

President Faure Gnassingbé prepares for a fourth term in office following an election wrought with fraud allegations.

Togo's electoral commission has just released the preliminary results of the first round of the presidential election.

President Faure Gnassingbé reportedly secured 72 percent of the vote while his main opposition and former Prime Minister Agbeyome Kodjo who straddled behind with just 18 percent of the vote, according to Aljazeera.

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