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RJ Benjamin, Emtee & Zoë Modiga’s ‘All Tied Up’ Is The Unlikely Collaboration You Didn’t Know You Needed

RJ Benjamin jus added Zoë Modiga to his 2017 single, and it sounds better.

RJ Benjamin, Emtee and Zoë Modiga connect on what is one of the most unlikely collaborations you'll hear this year. As much as all three artists are versatile and have collaborated across genres, "All Tied Up," is still a surprising song, and not that we are complaining.


Emtee opens up the song with a smooth rap verse, before RJ Benjamin adds a melodic verse before the hook kicks in. Zoë's verse comes towards the end of the song, and she displays her dynamic vocal range.

Read: Zoë Modiga's South African Jazz Album Is a Happiness Pill for Tough Political Times

"All Tied Up" blends jazz, soul, pop, R&B, and hip-hop in a song that doesn't sound like a scattered mess, like most songs of its kind normally would. An earlier version of "All Tied Up," featuring only Emtee, appeared on RJ Benjamin's 2017 album The Fifth Story.

Listen to "All Tied Up" featuring Zoë Modiga and Emtee below, or download it here.

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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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How Beauty Boy, Enioluwa Adeoluwa, Is Shattering the Expectations of Masculinity In Nigeria

Affectionately known as Lipgloss Boy, Enioluwa has become one of the most popular influencers in Nigeria — and he's done so without conforming to the notions of masculinity or imposed limitations on what a man should be able to do.