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MUSIC OF THE WEEK OF: MAY 14th – MAY 19th

AN INSTANT LOOK INTO HE FUTURE OF AFRICAN MUSIC WITH THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST

 

  • PureAkan || Me Sika Aduro

Pure Akan constantly prooves that he is way ahead. In terms of creativit, execution and flow, I have personally not seen anyone do it like Akan in Ghana. The video for Me Sika Aduro is a masterpiece of subtle nuances and storytelling wrapped in his truths and hard hitting flow. Read the Culartblog analysis here and watch the video below:

 

  • Dddd/ Diane || NXDEY

The 16 year old Ivorian musician Dddd/Diane released her second EP, NXDEY 12/05. The tape is a trap/ r&b fusion and a “hogwash” of sweet stuff as she describes. Listen to the 14 track EP below:

 

  • Worlasi || Booze High

Ghanaian animator Poka turns Worlasi into an Anime character in the video for Booze High as he battles bad guys to get to the prize. Watch the short story below:

 

  • Akwaboah ft Strongman || Forget

Here for this smooth afrobeats tune and autumn colours! Akwaboah is so good with the vocals! And that Rihanna sample is everything. Watch the video for Forget them below:

 

  • Nxwrth ft Kwesi Arthur, Sky Kuu || Above Average

Ghanaian Producer Nxwrth proves once again he controls the 808s with Above Average. With tight lyrics from Sky Kuu and Kwesi Arthur this song is perfect new addition to your playlist for songs to get you hype.

 

  • Mau || Walk with Me

Rap fan? Then Mau’s Walk with me is what you need. A Lo-Fi video shot by┬áNina Gofur makes it easy to assimilate the lyrics of Walk with Me. Listen below:

 

  • Shatta Wale || Gringo

A dancehall song with a Mexican name set in American cowboy era, if this doesn’t interest you to watch Shatta Wale’s Gringo, then maybe the amazing direction and visuals from Sesan will excite you. This is a mini film, no doubt. Watch below:

 

Benewaah is the lead curator and editor at Harmattan Rain. Her love for music is closely rivaled by her love for plantain.

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