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Lánre Channels Her Yoruba Heritage for the Uplifting New Single 'Human'

Hear the title track from Lánre' new EP, 'Human,' a 4-track collection of pop, folk and soul compositions.

British singer & songwriter Lánre spent her youth in Nigeria, where she honed her skills singing, playing guitar and writing songs influenced by her Yoruba heritage.


Lánre recently released her new EP, Human, a four-track collection of acoustic folk and soul compositions. The EP’s title track shows her knack for shaping layers of vocal harmonies into an alluring and uplifting song. It’s got us thinking of Laura Mvula.

"We're all broken so that light can come in," Lánre sings in the single's refrain.

The Human EP is available now on iTunes. Hear the single above.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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