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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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Listen to Sibusile Xaba‘s New Jazz Single 'Umdali'

Sibusile Xaba's single 'Umdali' featuring Naftali and Fakazile Nkosi comes ahead of Brownswood Recording's highly-anticipated contemporary jazz compilation album 'Indaba Is'.

Sibusile Xaba has recently released his latest single featuring Naftali and Fakazile Nkosi. "Umdali" comes ahead of the highly anticipated jazz album Indaba Is, a self-described improvisational soul and jazz compilation. "Umdali" is the fifth track on the upcoming album by Brownswood Studios and aptly speaks to reconnecting with a creator and having faith during uncertain times.

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Bobi Wine Set to Legally Contest Uganda's 2021 Election Results

Opposition party leader, Bobi Wine, has announced that he will legally contest Uganda's 2021 election results after Yoweri Museveni won his sixth consecutive presidential term.

National Unity Platform (NUP) leader, Bobi Wine, has reportedly stated that he will contest Uganda's recent election results. Bobi Wine made the announcement this past Sunday after the national election results declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni Uganda's next president. Museveni reportedly won the elections with 58.64 percent while Bobi Wine received 34.83 percent according to Uganda's electoral commission. The voter results were announced on Saturday after national elections were held last week on Thursday, thus extending Museveni's rule with a sixth consecutive presidential term. Bobi Wine has reportedly alleged voter fraud by Museveni following the effect of Uganda's social media shut down a day before the elections.

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The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Burna Boy, Shatta Wale, The Big Hash, Buju, Emtee, Bosom P-Yung and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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