Welcome to Vol 83 of The Spread!

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Now, on to the real peel...

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⏳ Trivia Time

Question: Which African female artist was featured on Beyoncé's "The Lion King: The Gift" album?

A) Tiwa Savage
B) Yemi Alade
C) Sho Madjozi

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

🧭 A Marmalade Guide To...

Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing in the NBA Finals. Source: PaperCity Magazine

OG African Basketballers Who Redefined Basketball History

Basketball has grown into a global phenomenon, and African players have increasingly become a significant force in the NBA and international basketball. These OG African basketballers have not only left an indelible mark on the court but have also become influential figures in the world of sports. Let's take a closer look at some of these iconic players, their journeys, and the impact they've made in the world of basketball.

🌟 Introducing...'The Pulse' on Snapchat

Excited to share we're working on "The Pulse" on Snapchat Discover, a show bringing African narratives to life! 🌍 Your support by subscribing can help amplify these authentic stories. Even if it's not your usual pick, subscribing makes a difference. Let's make our voices heard! Please share with 3 friends. Spread the word, be part of the change! 💫

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What We're...

📺 Watching: Blood & Water. The much-anticipated Season 4 of Netflix's hit South African crime drama "Blood & Water" is streaming. This season promises to delve deeper into the gripping narrative that fans have come to love, featuring the electrifying return of Puleng and Fiks.

🎧 Listening to: Homemade Playlist 'Palm Wine Music'. A soothing playlist that will take you on a journey of nostalgia, alte vibes and some highlife bangers.

🎟️ Booking: AFROJAM SESSIONS. ​Join us for the 4th edition of AFROJAM SESSIONS, a unique live music experience - hosted by Davis Entertainment in partnership with Marmalade Collective.

👀 Eyeing: AFRICANA. A fashion movement, that crafts masterful designs that reference an African root, while highlighting a modern look.

Image Courtesy of AFRICANA

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Answer: B) Yemi Alade
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