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Watch Fatoumata Diawara's Stunning Performance on A COLORS SHOW

The renowned Malian singer performed her song 'Nterini' complete with an unforgettable guitar solo.

Celebrated Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara is the latest artist to grace the YouTube-based performance series A COLORS SHOW.

The award-winning artist took to the color-coordinated set to perform her 2018 song "Nterini," from her Grammy-nominated album Fenfo, and her performance is striking in every way.

As usual, Diawara delivers powerhouse vocals in the Wassoulou tradition. To top it all off the singer treats viewers to a stellar guitar solo mid-performance. The nearly four-minute performance is stunning throughout.


READ: Fatoumata Diawara: "People Need an Example in Africa, Because Politicians Can't Be Our Example"

Diawara released several standout music videos last year, including "Bonya," as well as the music video for "Nterini." OkayAfrica spoke with the singer last June, in which she spoke about African unity and the political themes in her music. "People need an example in Africa, because politicians can't be our example," she said. "They have a different aim, which cannot be my generation's aim. For us, I think we can find a way, how to save this Africa. But we should find our own way. I think it's starting already, what's happening in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, all of Africa. Even in Ethiopia."

Colors Studio has released an impressive string of performances by African artists in the last month. Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage appeared on the show just last week, while Nigerian "wonder kid" Rema graced the studio before then. British-Ghanaian artist Kojey Radical also delivered a memorable performance recently. Revist some other A COLORS SHOW performances here.

Watch Fatoumata Diawara's stunning performance below.

Fatoumata Diawara - Nterini | A COLORS SHOW www.youtube.com

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The Gorillaz Enlist Fatoumata Diawara for New Track 'Désolé

A stunning collaboration that we didn't even know we needed.

The Gorillaz enlist none other than Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara for their latest single "Désolé," the second single from the hit-making British band's Song Machine installation project.

"Making Désolé with Fatou was a real moment for me, you know," the band's drummer Russel Hobbs is quoted as saying in a statement via Pitchfork. Désole translates to "sorry" in French, but despite it's apologetic title, the song is a laid-back groove, elevated by vocals from lead singer Damon Albarn and Diawara, who sings in English, French and Bambara.

"She's an African Queen," Russel adds. "This lady made the song what it is, beautiful, like life. What can I say about Désolé? They say sorry is the hardest word, but that's not true.... Try saying antidisestablishmentarianism with a mouth full of gluten free cronuts on a speed boat without licking your lips."

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The 7 Best East African Songs of the Month

Featuring Diamond Platnumz x Tanasha, Sauti Sol, Rayvanny, Sheebah, Victoria Kimani and more.

February has been dominated by familiar voices in East African music.

Here are our picks of the best East African songs of the month featuring Diamond Platnumz, Sheebah, Rayvanny and more.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Zlatan Reflects on 'Life' on Heartfelt New Track

Watch the music video for the Nigerian artist's latest.

Nigerian artist Zlatan gets pensive on his latest track "Life."

The song is a departure from the Zanku (Leg Work) singer's usual dance-worthy style. Instead, the slow-paced anthem sees him reflecting on his rise, and making it as an artist against all odds. "My life changed in one day," sings the artist on the hook.

The video, directed by Hassan Al Raae, features a different setting for the artist as well, as the artist appears at a skiing resort surrounded by snow, which provides a crisp backdrop for the track's hopeful message.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month

Featuring Sarkodie, M.anifest, Efya, Shatta Wale, Wendy Shay, Lord Paper x Bosom P-Yung and more.

February has been quite the month for music. From the top shots in music right down to the rising new acts, we give you a list of some of the best songs to come out of Ghana this month. Check them out below.

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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