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Tracka De Day: Layori "DaDa"

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Nigerian songstress Layori conquers the staccato melody of "DaDa" with mesmerizing ease and comfort — a trait that's earned her comparisons to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Sade. This Saharan desert clip is proof that the Yoruba singer's gentle-yet-commanding voice and presence would lure many into submission. Watch the video above, "DaDa" can be found on Layori's debut LP Origin.

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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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