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⏳ Trivia Time

Which African artist is known for the hit song "Jerusalema" that sparked a global dance challenge in 2020?

A) Davido 🇳🇬
B) Master KG 🇿🇦
C) Diamond Platnumz 🇹🇿

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

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What We're...

📰 Reading: An opinion piece by NPR on how the new Grammy category for African music ignores almost all of Africa.

📺 Watching: Skepta’s directorial debut, Tribal Mark at Everyman Cinema. It explores the poignant journey of young Mark, immigrating from Nigeria to London.

🎧 Listening to: A podcast episode by The KSS POD on Tyla 'beating' Burna Boy and Davido at the Grammy's.

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👀 Eyeing: Beautiful art pieces on BetterShared featuring amazing African artists such as Kristen Woollery, Lambi Chibambo and Caroline Chinakwe.

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Answer: B) Master KG 🇿🇦
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