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Watch Ibeyi Channel Yoruba Deities In Their High-Spirited Tiny Desk Concert

Start your morning off right with this moving performance from twin duo, Ibeyi.

Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz, better known as Ibeyi, are the latest artists to appear on NPR's Tiny Desk concert series.

The French-Cuban duo performed stripped down versions of four of their songs including "Oddudua," which the twins sing in Yoruba, "Deathless," "Valé," and "Transmission/Michaelion," from their 2017 album Ash.


In true Ibeyi fashion, the twins compliment one another with textured, spirit-filled vocals backed by keyboard riffs and batá drums, channeling their Afro-Cuban heritage.

Watch the full Tiny Desk Concert below, and revisit our in-depth review of their latest album Ash in which writer Alisha Acquaye in which she breaks down how the album is an "empowering soundtrack to the elements and the fight for equality."

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Shekhinah Experiences 'Trouble in Paradise' on Her Latest Album

Shekhinah's sophomore album 'Trouble in Paradise' is a candid journey in overcoming heartbreak.

South African R&B and pop songstress Shekhinah has finally dropped her sophomore album Trouble in Paradise. The 12-track project, initially scheduled for a 2020 release, is the official follow-up to Shekhinah's 2017 debut album Rose Gold, and captures the evolution of her sound. Featured on the album are Una Rams, Luke Goliath and Bey T.

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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan Makes Amends With Kenya

President Samia Suluhu Hassan has visited Kenya to mend relations which were severed during the late John Magfuli's erroneous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tanzania's first female head of state President Samia Suluhu Hassan has reportedly made amends with Kenya. This, after Kenya had closed its entry point to the neighbouring country during the late President John Magufuli's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hassan visited Kenya earlier in the week where she presented her address in Kenya's parliament and followed mask-wearing protocol throughout her entire two-day visit. President Hassan's move marks a political breakthrough for the two countries after Magufuli's persistent COVID-19 denialism.

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Season 2 of 'Life With Kelly Khumalo' Is Back

Much to the delight of fans, Kelly Khumalo recently announced that her wildly popular, SAFTA-nominated reality show Life With Kelly Khumalo will air from May 13.

Following the success of Life With Kelly Khumalo Season 1, which recently earned a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) nomination for "Best Soap Structured Reality TV Show", the second season will soon be upon us.

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Ransom Beatz Is Utilizing YouTube to Create Beats

The Abuja-based producer's YouTube channel, known for afrobeats, trap, and drill "type beats," has amassed almost 70,000 subscribers and over 10 million views. It's led him to produce for Dizzee Rascal, 6ix9ine, Runtown, and many others.