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Afropop star Aya Nakamura’s domestic violence trial adjourned

The domestic violence trial of Franco-Malian superstar singer Aya Nakamura and her former partner was adjourned on Thursday with neither defendant appearing in court in Paris.

Nakamura and her ex, Vladimir Boudnikoff, a music video producer, were both charged with domestic violence following an argument at their home in the French capital in August.

Lawyers for the pair confirmed the adjournment after a brief court hearing in the Paris suburb of Bobigny where a handful of fans of the 27-year-old had gathered hoping for glimpse of their idol.

Nakamura, whose real name is Aya Danioko, is one of the biggest-selling francophone artists in the world, with 2018 sensation “Djadja” racking up nearly 900 million views on YouTube.

She has been hailed for rapping and singing about women’s empowerment and black identity, mixing French, slang, Arabic and her family’s native Bambara language.

No date was given for the future trial.