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Producer and singer TÃLÃ was heard on the T.Williams track "On My Own," sparking interest for her first solo tracks. Those have come out in quick succession -- the more recent, "Serbia," came out this past week -- and she'll soon be releasing a debut EP of her eclectic electronica. What we know about TÃLÃ: she is a London-based producer of Iranian descent who grew up in the 90s to the sounds of classical music, hip hop, R&B and computer game soundtracks. She was first heard last year when she lent vocals to T.Williams's "On My Own." After recently signing to Aesop, she now has an EP on the way.
To mark the 70th birthday of one of Africa's most accomplished living artists, a Lagos museum chose to focus on pretty much anything but El Anatsui's globally renowned work. Instead, three decades of payslips from the University of Nigeria, where Anatsui has taught since 1975, are collected in a binder that hangs by a string in the centre of the room. "The objective was to X-ray the man" whose massive influence on African art is impossible to quantify, said Jude Anogwih, a curator at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos, where "El Anatsui: Playing with Chance". That was the year Anatsui first began working with the twist-off tops of liquor bottles, which, at his barn-sized workshop in southeast Nigeria, he flattens and manipulates into vast, brilliant tapestries, several of which have sold for nearly $1 million (720,000 euros).