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Mo Farah, Amma Asante Receive Orders of The British Empire

Somali track star, Mo Farah was knighted by The Queen, while Ghanaian director Amma Asante received an MBE.

These African stars have been recognized by the Queen of England for their incredible contributions.

British-Somali star athlete and four-time Olympic gold medal winner, Mo Farah, was knighted on Tuesday, and recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for being the most successful track star in British history.

The athlete changed his Twitter name to "Sir Mo Farah" not shortly after.

Check out some footage of the track star after receiving his award below:

Ghanaian screenwriter and director, Amma Asante, received an MBE from Prince Charles this morning, for her contribution to film.

Earlier this month, Nigerian clothing designer, Ade Hassan, who created the Nubian Skin underwear line for black and brown women, received an MBE from The Queen for her success in the field of fashion.

Congrats to all these deserving talents!

Music

Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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