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Tracka De Day: Fifi the Rai Blaster 'Light'

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It's hard to describe the sound of Fifi the Rai Blaster's "Light." Fifi herself doesn't like to categorize it under any specific label. The inspiration for this track derived from an existential crisis of sorts she had while attending the University of Pretoria in South Africa. At school, she found her peer's obsession with capitalistic ideas and limited questioning of such systems off-putting. These feelings led her straight to the studio, where she's had the pleasure of working with artists such as Tumi and the Volume, Mos Def, and DJ Kenzhero. Whatever her influence is, we're fans.

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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