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Listen to Estelle's New Dreamy Concept Album, 'Lovers Rock'

Her fifth album, named after the sensual reggae subgenre, tells her parents' untold love story featuring Maleek Berry, Kranium and more.

Estelle's new album is one your ears can't miss.

The West London-raised artist who originally hails from Senegal and Grenada tapped into sankofa (looking to the past to inform the future) and returned to her roots with her concept album, Lovers Rock.


Estelle weaves dancehall, reggae, soca and afrobeats to tell her parents' love story—which should honestly be developed into a rom-com—in 14 tracks. As she details with NPR, her parents ended their relationship when she was 3-years-old and reconnected 20 years later. After another decade, they married when Estelle was 33.

"They've been needing to be together their whole lives and just had a different path to get back to each other," she says in her interview with NPR.

Standout tracks to closely listen to include "Meet Up" with Maleek Berry, "Don't Wanna" featuring Kranium, "Really Want" with Konshens and Nick + Navi and "Queen" featuring Chronixx.

Listen to Lovers Rock on Apple Music here and on Spotify below.

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Ma-E and K.O Share Visuals For Their Collaborative Single ‘Navigator’

Watch Ma-E and K.O's music video for 'Navigator.'

Ma-E and K.O's reunion on "Navigator" was welcome by fans when the two rap veterans released the single in April.

In the song, the two rappers prove they still have chemistry. Not unexpected from artists who have been part of two crews together—Cashtime Fam and Teargas.

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Kayode Kasum’s Quarantine Watchlist

From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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Listen to Mr Eazi's New Song 'I No Go Give Up On You'

The Nigerian artist also recently announced an upcoming EP.

Mr Eazi is back with his latest track, 'I No Go Give Up On You," his latest song since the release of "Kpalanga" at the top of the year.

The track, is a mid-tempo love song, with Eazi singing sweetly to his lover about his unwavering feelings for her. He released the track under his ever-growing emPawa initiative, with a humorous visualizer to accompany it. The song was produced by Blaq Jerzee.

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