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Listen to Teyana Taylor and Davido's New Single 'Killa'.

Listen to Teyana Taylor and Davido's New Single 'Killa'

Davido joins Teyana Taylor on the laid-back track titled 'Killa' which features on her latest project 'The Album'.

Davido and Teyana Taylor have recently dropped their joint track titled "Killa". The smooth and mellow number features on Taylor's much-anticipated project The Album which dropped today on Juneteenth—the unofficial holiday in the US celebrating the end of slavery.

"Killa" showcases Taylor's signature sound while borrowing rhythmic elements from Afrobeats in honour of Nigerian music royalty, Davido. It's a laid-back number that describes a badass woman who is unafraid to carve out her own path without being deterred by others. Taylor and Davido's synergy is effortless and makes for some really easy listening.

Taylor is no stranger to collaborating with African talents. Just last year, she jumped on the "Gimme Love (Remix)" with British-Nigerian singer Seyi Shay.

Davido on the other hand, has stayed true to his 2018 call to international artists to keep the collaborations with African artists streaming in. Following the success of his album A Good Time last year, and a great first-leg of his North American tour pre-COVID-19 this year, the artist continues to churn out hit after hit. Last month, Davido, Peruzzi, Dremo and The Flowolf dropped the energetic music video to "Mafa Mafa". Shortly after that, Davido's hit record "Fall" was certified Gold in America three years after its release.

Listen to the official audio for "Killa" on YouTube below:

Teyana Taylor - Killa (Audio) ft. DaVido www.youtube.com

Listen to "Killa" on Apple Music below:

Listen to"Killa" on Spotify below:

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Interview: Oumou Sangaré Proves Why She's the Songbird of Wassoulou

We caught up with the Malian singer to talk about her new Acoustic album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

When Oumou Sangaré tells me freedom is at her core, I am not surprised. If you listen to her discography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a song that doesn't center or in some way touch on women's rights or child abuse. The Grammy award-winning Malian singer has spent a significant part of her career using her voice to fight for the rights of women across Africa and the world, a testimony to this is her naming her debut studio album Moussolou, meaning Woman. The album, a pure masterpiece that solidified Oumou's place amongst the greats and earned her the name 'Songbird of Wassoulou,' was a commercial success selling over 250,000 records in Africa and would in turn go on to inspire other singers across the world.

On her latest body of work Acoustic, a reworking of her critically acclaimed 2017 album Mogoya, Oumou Sangaré proves how and why she earned her accolades. The entirety of the 11-track album was recorded within two days in the Midi Live studio in Villetaneuse in 'live' conditions—with no amplification, no retakes or overdubs, no headphones. Throughout the album, using her powerful and raw voice that has come to define feminism in Africa and shaped opinions across the continent, Oumou boldly addresses themes like loss, polygamy and female circumcision.

We caught up with the Malian singer at the studio she is staying while in quarantine to talk about her new album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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