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'Diaspora Dialogues' Is a New Series Connecting People of African Descent Globally

The new show from Koshie Mills is encouraging open discussion between Africans and members of the Diaspora.

Ghanaian media personality, Koshie Mills, is launching a new conversation series that will foster and encourage discussion between Africans and members of the diaspora, entitled "Diaspora Dialogues."


Here's a summary of the show via Shadow and Act:

"[Diaspora Dialogues] are a series of innovative, inspirational, entertaining and intimate conversations designed to facilitate cultural exchange, while fostering and inspiring empathy between two seemingly different groups of the same people, Africa and its Diaspora,"

Mills, who is also the mother of actor Kofi Siriboe, is both the creator and executive producer of the show. She says that her aim with the series, is to forge connections between the continent and the diaspora and provide a platform for nuanced perspectives.

"Impacting the continent in a positive way is my biggest intention. We will challenge the prior narratives and stereotypes about Africa by driving the conversation about us and creating a desire for the global descendants of the continent to connect with the motherland."

The show will feature a bevy of guests including social media influencers, actors, and musicians including, Estelle, Khoudia Diop also known as the Melanin Goddess, Chiké Okonkwo of Being Mary Jane, and a slew of other notable folks.

Check out the trailer below to learn more about the series.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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