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Ready Or Not, Lagos? Lauryn Hill Is Finally Coming To Nigeria

Lauryn Hill will be performing for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria on August 30 at Eko Hotel and Suites alongside a 20-man band.


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Earlier this year, Ms. Lauryn Hill apologized to her fans in Nigeria with a memorable acoustic performance of her classic "Doo Wop (That Thing)" after having to postpone what would have been her first show ever in the country. In the video, she assured fans that she'd make it to Nigeria at a later date, and it looks as though Ms. Hill is keeping good on her promise. After much anticipation, it's been announced that the luminary will be making her way to Lagos this month accompanied by a 20-man band. Other Nigerian acts are slated to perform as well, but remain unconfirmed. The concert will take place this Sunday, August 30 at Lagos' Eko Hotel and Suites and will be hosted by Nigerian comedian Basketmouth. Purchase tickets for the show below and revisit Lauryn's apology video as well as a recent post about the singer's influence on revolutionary hip-hop groups in North Africa.

>>> Purchase tickets to Lauryn Hill live in Lagos 

 

Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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