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Coachella: Beyonce honours Chimamanda and Fela during performance

Beyonce made it to the Coachella stage this year with a stunning performance, featuring Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie and Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. During the live streaming of Beyonce’s performance on Youtube, the singer sang along as Adichie’s voice echoed across all the corners of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, venue of the […]
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