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Pictures Michelle Obama Will (and Won't) Instagram in Africa

We guess what images FLOTUS Michelle Obama will (and won't) post on her newly founded Instagram account while in Africa.


Michelle Obama has joined Instagram just in time for the Presidential caravan through Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. Thus far she's posted mostly photos of African women she's been inspired by. As the trip goes forth we decided to take a crack at what images she will (and won't) be sharing next. Don't put money on us, but here are our best estimations:

Things she WILL Instagram:

1. More inspiring African women

2. Colorful wax prints

3. Twin baby elephants

4. Her awkward dance with the locals at a reception held in her honor ala Hillary Clinton

5. Barack in a pith helmet

6. Her new Rocawear ad:

7. At least 20 "on top of the world" selfies:

Things she WON'T Instagram:

1. Today's protests against Obama in South Africa

2. Rick Ross in the beautiful country of Africa!

3. Her afternoon tea with Die Antwoord

4. Zamunda

5. Gay-bashing US missionaries

6. Kenya

7. Or any family members in Kenya

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Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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