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From Burna Boy to Beyoncé: how black culture is embracing its African roots

In recent years, Africans on the continent and in the diaspora have become leading voices in black culture – in music, film, fashion, social media, comedy and even our memes. When Grace Shutti was growing up, black culture usually referred to African Americans. But from Beyoncé’s visual album, Black is King, to Marvel’s Black Panther and musician Diddy executive producing the Nigerian pop star Burna Boy’s album, the shift to embrace African art has been seismic. Grace investigates how this came about

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