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This Neurosurgeon Resident Just Made History at Johns Hopkins Medical School

Ghanaian medical student, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah just became the first black, female neurosurgical resident at Johns Hopkins’ Hospital, and is now officially every African parent’s dream.  

Abu-Bonsrah, who moved to the U.S. with her parents at 15, received the news last week after completing the matching process, which occurs yearly for medical students throughout the country. She’s received prior medical training at Johns Hopkins and will graduate from the university before beginning her residency. 

 “I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care, I hope to be able to go back to Ghana over the course of my career to help in building sustainable surgical infrastructure,” said Abu-Bonsrah in a statement.

 “I will be matching into neurosurgery, a field that I am greatly enamored with, and hope to utilize those skills in advancing global surgical care.”  The doctor hopes to build a lasting legacy in the medical world, which should be no issue, given what she’s already accomplished.

 “I want to be remembered for serving my community, whether it is through providing quality surgical care or helping mentor the next generation of surgeons,” she says.  Major congrats to her!

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South African Folk Singer Bongeziwe Mabandla Takes a Leap Foward In His New Single

South African folk singer Bongeziwe Mabandla’s critically-acclaimed debut album Umlilo was released in 2012. 
Since then, the artist has become a notable name in the African music scene, with two South African Music Awardsnominations under his belt. Mabandla made a name for himself for wearing his heart on his sleeve and turning melancholy into beautiful songs filled with spirituality and soul.

 On his latest single “Ndokulandela,” which means “I Will Follow You,” the singer takes off from where Umlilo left off, but not without any sprinkles of freshness. 

Beneath those sincere vocals and strings is a high-pitched synth sound you would only expect to hear from electronic music. Mabandla is progressing instead of taking the safe route of regurgitating a tried and tested formula—but the song still has the same hypnotic aura fans fell in love with on Umlilo.  Bongeziwe. Photography by Kent Andreasen. Bongeziwe. Photography by Kent Andreasen. 

“Ndokulandela” is the first single off Mabandla’s upcoming album Mangaliso, which will be released through Universal Music. On the album, he’s worked with the same producer he worked with on Umlilo, that is Tiago Correia Paulo, who used to be part of the bands Tumi and The Volume and 340 ml.  Mabandla also worked with Beatenberg drummer Robin Brink, who recorded most of the album in Cape Town. 

There’s also a collaboration with Spoek Mathambo on the record.  It looks like fans are in for a treat when the album drops on May 7. In the meantime, feast on the brilliant “Ndokulandela” via Deezer and Google Play. 

BY: OkayAfrica.com 

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