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South African rapper, Nasty C

Nasty C Set to Appear on the 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Nasty C will make his daytime US television debut on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' this Friday. He's also set to perform his latest single 'Black and White' alongside Ari Lennox.

South African rapper Nasty C has announced that he will be appearing on the popular US television show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, this Friday. This will be the artist's debut on US daytime television having previously performed "They Don't" alongside T.I. on late night television show, Late Night with Seth Meyers. The artist recently shared the exciting news via social media.


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Aside from chatting it up with Ellen DeGeneres, Nasty C will also be performing his mellow "Black and White" collaboration with the talented American songstress, Ari Lennox. The track features on the rapper's 2020 Album Zulu Man With Some Power with the romantic accompanying visuals having dropped earlier this month. Within just four days of the music video's premiere, it had racked up over a million views on Youtube. The track is also the lead single on the Coming 2 America inspired compilation album, a 16-track project titled Rhythms of Zamunda: Music Inspired By Coming 2 America, which is set to drop on March 5th of this year.

Speaking about his upcoming appearance on the show, Nasty C says, "This is my daytime American television debut and it's so dope that it's with The Ellen DeGeneres Show." He goes on to add that, "I'm eager to share my music with a new audience and represent South Africa."

The Def Jam signee is certainly keeping his foot on all our necks this year with no plans of slowing down. We're certainly here for all of it.

Check local listings for airing times of the show.

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Spotlight: Ethiopian Brand Kunjina Is On a Fashion Metamorphosis

Founder and creative director Kunjina Tesfaye speaks on her namesake brand, and how her personal evolution manifests through the unique garments.

In our 'Spotlight' series, we highlight the work of photographers, visual artists, multimedia artists, and more who are producing vibrant, original work.

In our latest piece, we spotlight Ethiopian fashion brand, Kunjina. The Addis Ababa based label focuses on ready-to-wear fashion and empowering woman through their garments and designs. Creator Kunjina Tesfaye established the brand in 2017 in her home country Ethiopia, and has since shared her distinctive designs with the world. Each garment acts as a physical embodiment of Kunjina's life experiences, and the stages we all go through to become closer to ourselves. "When the work comes from a personal place, it portrays a true feeling therefore the output becomes Authentic", the young designer says on the website. Each garment is carefully and intentionally created, as the company prides themselves on their choice to reduce unnecessary waste -- often times what happens with brands focused on trends.

Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

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