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This Swahili Cover of Adele's 'Hello' Is Blowing Up

Hear Kenyan Afro-pop singer Dela's stirring Swahili cover of Adele's "Hello."


By now there’s pretty much no way you haven’t come across Adele’s record-breaking third album 25 and its ubiquitous lead single “Hello.” While we’ve already written about a Nigerian rap cover of “Hello,” this new Swahili rendition of the song by Nairobi’s Dela takes the cake.

For their cover, the Kenyan Afro-pop singer and producer Fancy Fingers deliver a stirring and fully translated version (except for the word “Hello”) of Adele’s hit backed by acoustic guitar. With coverage in the likes of Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and Refinery 29, Dela’s cover is already blowing up.

Take a listen below.

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South African deejay and producer extraordinaire, Sun-El Musician drops 'To The World & Beyond', the follow-up to his widely successful 2018 debut, 'Africa To The World'.

After two years of working on it, Sun-El Musician has finally released his highly anticipated second studio album, To The World & Beyond. The musician told Apple Music:

"This album is a continuation of my debut album Africa to the World, and is focused on telling a story of healing and hope through dance music".

To The World & Beyond is a double album which hosts a total of 31 tracks, including the previously released "Ubomi Abumanga," "Uhuru," "Mandinaye," "Never Never," "Garden" and more.

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