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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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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Sarkodie, Amaarae, Stonebwoy, KiDi x Teddy Riley and more.

In September 2020, Ghana's most talented artists and producers came through as usual, and blessed us with several songs that have been the soundtrack of our month. Debut projects, international collaborations and more were dished out, so here we give you the cream of the crop. Check out our best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Togo Makes Historic Appointment with First Ever Woman Prime Minister

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe recently appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as the country's first ever woman Prime Minister.

Togo made history this past Monday after it appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as the country's first ever woman Prime Minister, according to the BBC. Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe appointed Dogbe, his chief-of-staff since 2009, following the resignation of Komi Selom Klassou last week Friday. President Gnassingbe was reportedly due for a cabinet reshuffle in February of this year, however, this was delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The 8 Best East African Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Willy Paul, Diamond Platnumz, Fik Fameica, Ali Kiba, Zuchu and more.

These are the hottest tracks from East Africa released in the month of September.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Mali Announces New Interim Prime Minister Following Ongoing Protests

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