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Listen to Peruzzi & Zlatan's New Single 'Bayi Bayi'

The DMW artist links up with the Zanku originator for this new dance floor jam.

Peruzzi connects with one of the buzzing names of the year, 'Zanku' originator Zlatan, for this brand new track, "Bayi Bayi." The DMW artist enlists some production from Northboi for this addictive new dance floor jam.

The new song follows the release of Peruzzi's Heartwork, as well as his previous collaborations with DMW head Davido on "Twisted," "Aza" featuring Duncan Mighty, Deekay's "Hangover," and Pryme's "Kilode."

Read: Is Zanku Set to Be the New Dance Craze of 2019?

For his part, Zlatan's been having a massive 2019 with "Zanku (Leg Work)" blowing up earlier this year, as well as his big collaborations with Burna Boy ("Killin Dem") and Davido ("Bum Bum").

Listen to "Bayi Bayi," the new collaboration from Peruzzi and Zlatan, below.

Follow our new NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Peruzzi Ft. Zlatan - Bayi Bayi (OFFICIAL AUDIO) youtu.be

For more music, check out all of OkayAfrica's new playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Stormzy, YBN Cordae, Ari Lennox and Col3trane Added to Rocking The Daisies 2020 Lineup

Stormzy, YBN Cordae, Ari Lennox and Col3trane will be performing in South Africa during this year's edition of Rocking The Daisies.

Rocking The Daisies is celebrating its 15th year of existence this year. The popular music and lifestyle festival recently announced they have added four new names on the bills—UK's Stormzy and Col3trane alongside US rapper YBN Cordae and the singer Ari Lennox.

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Photo: Sachyn Mital for The Town Hall.

This Is What Fatoumata Diawara's NYC Concert Looked Like

In photos: the Malian singer performed a stunning show at The Town Hall.

Fatoumata Diawara played a mesmerizing show in New York City over the weekend.

The Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor had The Town Hall swaying to a selection of songs from her latest Grammy-nominated album, Fenfo, as well as other classic cuts.

Fatoumata was joined on the night by a four-piece backing band that followed her every word and guitar riff, as she showcased her special blend of traditional Malian music and striking Bambara vocal melodies with elements of modern rock, funk, R&B and afrobeat.

"I didn't want to sing in English or French because I wanted to respect my African heritage," Fatoumata has mentioned."But I wanted a modern sound because that's the world I live in. I'm a traditionalist, but I need to experiment, too. You can keep your roots and influences but communicate them in a different style."

Fatoumata's main message, one which she stated throughout the show, is one of hope for the future of Africa and of female empowerment. It's "about the world, peace, how Africa can be a better place, especially for women, because I am one, and I am a survivor," she says. "I want to encourage those who have lost hope."

Browse through pictures from her show at The Town Hall, which was opened by Guatemala's Gabby Moreno, below.

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Togolese President Wins Re-election to Secure Fourth Term in Office

President Faure Gnassingbé prepares for a fourth term in office following an election wrought with fraud allegations.

Togo's electoral commission has just released the preliminary results of the first round of the presidential election.

President Faure Gnassingbé reportedly secured 72 percent of the vote while his main opposition and former Prime Minister Agbeyome Kodjo who straddled behind with just 18 percent of the vote, according to Aljazeera.

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