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These Ladies Are Using Graffiti to Raise Awareness on Kenya's Social Issues

This Kenyan women collective uses graffiti to raise awareness on pressing social issues facing their country.

KENYA— Is graffiti just for men? Although Kenya’s booming graffiti industry is largely male dominated, these Kenyan ladies really don’t think so.


Started by graffiti artist Smokillah as a tribute to the women who raised him, The Graffiti Girls are using their skills to raise awareness on pressing social issues such as mental health and domestic abuse.

“Many people feel like there’s no one to listen to them. They don’t have a shoulder to lean on, so they only find solutions via graffiti,” Cynthia Aluoch says.

For more on these kick-ass ladies check the video below.

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Mr Eazi and J Balvin Cross Continents to Bring Us 'Lento'

This sizzling afropop and reggaeton hit is surely a collab sent straight from heaven.

In an end of year collaboration sent straight from heaven, Nigeria's Mr Eazi and Colombia's J Balvin join forces and cultures to bring fans "Lento." The two continue their delectable cross-continental bond on the brilliant and infectious new hit.

The sizzling new single has something for fans of afropop, reggaeton, and everything in between.

The two music giants manage to perfectly bridge and melt their musical worlds together on an unmistakable Nigerian beat, courtesy of bad ass producer KILLERTUNES. All the while exchanging lyrics in Spanish, Yoruba and English, with a nod to Elvis Crespo's merengue classic "Suavemente."

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