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Okayafrica TV: The Roots & Fatoumata Diawara at Clinton Global Initiative

Watch The Roots and Fatoumata Diawara perform live at this week's Clinton Global Initiative.


Earlier this week, we linked up with The Roots at the Clinton Global Initiative's Award Gala for the Randy Jackson-produced musical portion of the night, which featured the Roots Crew playing alongside Elvis Costello, Rahzel and Malian songstress Fatoumata Diawara, as well as Matana Roberts and Emily Wells. Okayafrica TV caught up with Fatoumata who shared her criticisms of arranged marriage and 'forced love' across the continent, where she dropped this gem quote: Love is already difficult when you choose, it's more difficult when you cannot choose. Watch the Okayafrica TV video of The Roots & Fatoumata Diawara at CGI below.

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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