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The Nigeria Women's Bobsled Team's Hilarious 'Ellen' Interview Will Make Your Day

We get to know the women a little better with their bubbling personalities on The Ellen Show.

The Nigeria Women's Bobsled Team is just getting started since they qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics—and we're here for it. The women have since snagged endorsements from Visa and UnderArmor, and the world is slowly starting to get hip to how amazing they are.

They recently kicked it with Ellen DeGeneres on 'The Ellen Show,' where they showed us their dance moves, had a brief fangirl moment and broke down how bobsledding works. Their bright smiles and warm personalities essentially make them our best friends in our heads.

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The 8 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Black Sherif, R2Bees x Gyakie, Kelvyn Boy, KiDi, Sarkodie x King Promise, Wendy Shay and more.

We’re back again with all the heat from Ghana! September has been an eventful month in the world of music, as your favorite artists are gearing up to close out the year with some solid tunes. From Stonebwoy to Black Sherif to R2Bees and more, there’s plenty of brand new tunes to grace your playlists. Check out our picks of the best Ghanaian songs of the month below.

Check out more of our Best Songs of the Month lists from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and East Africa. You can also follow our weeklySongs You Need to Hear roundup for the best new music.

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Kugali's CEO On Making Animation History with Disney

With its upcoming series, Iwájú, the media company is at the forefront of African animation's global breakthrough, but it doesn't want viewers on the continent to get left behind.

“We have been working on this for a couple of years so there’s a relief in seeing something you have nurtured get to this point,” Kugali’s new CEO Danson Njoka tells OkayAfrica. Over a Zoom call, while working from his London apartment, Njoka speaks fondly about Iwájú, the sci-fi animated series created with Disney that will finally reach audiences next year. At the D23 Expo earlier this month in California, a first look at the series was unveiled, as part of the studio’s upcoming content slate, making it all the more real.

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Ayra Starr & Kelly Rowland Connect For Ultra Sultry "Bloody Samaritan" Remix

"I've always been a huge fan of Kelly Rowland, and when this came up, I could barely keep in the excitement," mentions the young Mavin Records star.


Ayra Starr has joined creative forces with Kelly Rowland to create a remix of her "Bloody Samaritan" record. The Mavin Records artist has been putting effort into her craft, and her recent collaboration with Rowland is an indication of her growing musical prowess.

Connecting with Rowland, who is a music icon, is another step in the right direction for the young Afro-pop star. The initial release of "Bloody Samaritan" was a well-received record that amassed over 60 million TikTok views and was also featured on BBC Radio's 1Xtra—the remix is equally as enjoyable. Although it retains the sound of the original song, it has its unique ambiance, which fuses elements of Afrobeats, Afro-pop and smooth R&B.

Starr continues to rise in the global music scene and her recent collaboration with Spotify has the potential to skyrocket the musical influence of the newcomer globally. Artists like Starr are increasingly pushing the envelope as it relates to collaborating with bigger names in the music world, which was something that was not as rampant a few years ago. While discussing the collaboration, Starr shared her excitement about the record and her admiration for Rowland.

"I've always been a huge fan of Kelly Rowland, and when this came up, I could barely keep in the excitement! While recording this, Kelly made me feel so comfortable and relaxed, something I really appreciate," said Starr. "She was super amazing! and I was able to hold my own alongside a legend, and I can't wait to share this new music with you all!"

Although Ayra Starr is one of the youngest artists in the Afro-pop world, she has already been making a solid impression among fans and music analysts. In an NME piece, the publication described Starr as “the teen leading her generation’s sonic revolution.” Her stage presence, confidence, and overall "je ne sais quoi" essence have proven that the Gen-Z pioneer is ready to continue to put her name and genre on the map.

Listen to Ayra Starr and Kelly Rowland's "Bloody Samaritan" remix below!

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The 10 Best South African Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring AKA, Nasty C, K.O, Blaq Diamond, Musa Keys, and more.

Kenya Says It's Banning LGBTQ+ Content

According to the acting head of the Kenya's Film Classification Board (KFCB), all movies with LGBTQ+ content are illegal in the country.

The Inimitable Flair of BNXN

We talk to the Afro-fusion star about his year of ascendance, legendary co-signs, and headline shows around the world.

Amoako Boafo on Showing the World How He Wants to Be Seen

The Ghanaian artist uses his latest exhibition, a debut museum solo show, to spotlight his place -- and the place of African art as a whole -- in the world.

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