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Nigerian-American Singer Olawumi Premieres 'Queen Shit'

Nigeria-rooted, New Jersey-based singer/songwriter Olawumi shares "Queen Shit," the first single off her forthcoming sophomore 'Crowns' EP.


"Queen Shit" by Olawumi is a melancholic call for respect. The lead single off the Nigeria-rooted, New Jersey-based singer/songwriter's forthcoming CROWNS EP, the follow-up to 2014's NOIR EP, broods with wandering effects and crackling electronics that back the 22-year-old former photographer and self-described soul-trap star's dark croons. A press statement for "Queen Shit," which was produced by Nova and samples Drake protégé PARTYNEXTDOOR’s "Right Now," outlines the track as a "woozy drug-addled ode to independent women" and a nod to feminist thinkers. Engage in the majestic grayness of "Queen Shit" below and check out Olawumi's soundcloud for her previous singles "Come Back" and "Over."

Update 4/27: Watch the visuals for "Queen Shit," directed by The Afrolombian, below.

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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