Africa:Sublime Soul Diva Who Demanded Respect, Which Will be Forever Given

[The Conversation Africa] It is no coincidence that two of Aretha Franklin’s celebrated contemporaries who travelled to Detroit to see the singer in the last stages of her illness were Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson. It is hard to overestimate Franklin’s importance to both music and the civil rights movement — and the presence of one of music’s greatest figures alongside Martin Luther King Jr’s right-hand man at her bedside in the final days of her life is a fitting tribute to one of the true greats o

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Nigeria:Hip-Hop Acts Who Are Mammoth Crowd Pullers

[Leadership] Nigerian Hip-hop artistes have worked hard and smart to put the brand of music on the global map. In this report, SAMUEL ABULUDE examines the hip-hop industry, it’s glam, buzz and pop culture and chronicles top Nigerian artistes that can fill up a sizeable stadium locally and globally.

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