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Rihanna Reached Out to South African Maskandi Artist Mbuzeni For a Collaboration After He Performed A Remix to ‘Diamonds’

"This is a big thing for South Africa and for maskandi as a whole," says Mbuzeni.

Popular South African maskandi artist Mbuzeni Mkhize is delighted to work on a song with Rihanna, SowetanLIVE reports.

According to the news website, the seasoned maskandi artist performed his own take of Rihanna's 2012 hit "Diamonds" in Istanbul in 2018. A year later, Riri's team reached out to him for a collaboration on a song.

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Here's a Glimpse of Rihanna's FENTY Maison Campaign Shot by Nigerian Photographer Ruth Ossai

A true black diaspora creative link-up we deserve.

Rihanna has been killing it lately with the slow rollout of her new high-fashion brand, FENTY Maison. This launch makes her the first woman to establish a brand at LVMH, Konbini reports.

The powerhouse artist and businesswoman seeks to embrace a freedom from convention and rules with FENTY. "Women are forces of this earth. We are multifaceted, complex, vulnerable yet bulletproof, and FENTY speaks to all of our intricacies," she says on the brand's website. "Some days I want to be submissive, many days I'm completely in charge and most days I feel like being both….so it was imperative that we created a line versatile enough to embrace and celebrate us in that way."

A few images from the campaign shot by Nigerian photographer Ruth Ossai stopped us in our tracks as we wait for the online launch.

Ossai's sartorial, portrait style with scenic backdrops reminiscent of the photo booths we found our parents pose in front of at the functions growing up surely compliments Rihanna's aesthetic for her first collection.

Take a look at them below as we wait for more.

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Here's How Africa and the Diaspora Inspired Donald Glover's 'Guava Island'

The Cuba-shot tropical thriller, starring Donald Glover and Rihanna, recently premiered on Amazon Prime.

Donald Glover premiered his highly-anticipated film Guava Island ahead of his Coachella performance this past weekend. An Amazon exclusive, the film was available to stream for free and is now still available for viewing via Amazon Prime.

The Cuba-shot film stars Glover, who plays Deni Maroon and the illustrious Rihanna, who plays his girlfriend Kofi Novia. What Amazon coins as a "tropical thriller," we follow Glover's character, local musician, and his determination to throw a festival for everyone to enjoy.

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