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Premiere: Blink's 'American Dreams, African Principles' LP


Naija via Chicago's Blink spits with the ease and confidence often related to Chi-town flows whilst constantly big upping his Nigerian origins. American Dreams, African Principles bridges the gap between the states and the continent, with Blink delivering global rhymes that span both US hustle and Naija issues. As dude states, "international style but I'm African, man!"

You've already heard "World Wide Flow" and the Weezy-referencing "Animal," now stream and download ADAP in its entirety below! Other standouts include the dubby "Spark It Up" and the twinkle beat of "Ice Cold."

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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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