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Cameroonian Singer Reniss Shares A Video Ode To Michael Jackson

New Bell Music signee Reniss shares her latest video for "Michael Jackson," a tribute to the king of pop featuring Jovi.


Reniss, a signee of standout Cameroonian independent label New Bell Music, shares her latest music video tribute to the king of pop in "Michael Jackson." The track features label head Jovi (who also takes on production duties under his alias Le Monstre) and kicks off with nod to 1980s Ivorian rap group R.A.S's "Agnagnan." Its accompanying Ndukong-directed visuals follows the Douala-based singer and her decked-out crew of dancers as they channel Michael and Janet Jackson's iconic moves and style. If you recall, Jackson himself sampled Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango‘s mama-say/mama-sa/mama-ko-sa refrain in his 1983 single “Soul Makossa.” Watch the music video for Reniss' "Michael Jackson," featuring Jovi, below.

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The Hustle: A Playlist of Anthems for Africa's Dreamers & Doers

This month at OkayAfrica we're celebrating Africa's dreamers and go-getters with the theme THE HUSTLE.

This month at OkayAfrica we're celebrating Africa's dreamers and doers with the theme THE HUSTLE. As DJ Khaled likes to say “they don’t want you to win.” But win we do. And this month's playlist is dedicated to all of you on your grind, making things happen.

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The Best Songs of 2016

The songs we had on repeat this year, from Cameroonian bangers to hits from Solange, Wizkid, and Drake.

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Meet the Senegalese Designer Making Math Chic

Diarra Bousso uses algorithms to create designs for her line DIARRABLU.

Who knew that math and fashion could work together so seamlessly? Apparently Diarra Bousso did, the self-described "Creative Mathematician" and mastermind behind DIARRABLU. The Senegalese serial entrepreneur and multidisciplinary artist left a career of trading on Wall Street to pursue design and it paid off. She has just been awarded a coveted spot as the Designer in Residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator for her innovative use of equations and algorithms in her beautiful designs.

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Daniel Kaluuya Is Producing a Live-Action 'Barney' Movie with Mattel

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a move that absolutely no one saw coming, Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya is set to produce a live-action Barney movie in conjunction with Mattel Films. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.

Kaluuya will co-produce the film as part of his 59% production banner, which signed a first-look deal with Paramount back in May. Speaking on his involvement with the project and the impact of Barney & Friends, Kaluuya had this to say: "Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

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