Music

Fuse ODG Teams Up with Ed Sheeran and Mugeez for 'Boa Me'—and It's Actually Good

Don't be surprised if you have this new track on repeat.

You can always count on Fuse ODG to push boundaries when it comes to taking afrobeats global.

The "Antenna" maestro just released a new track today, "Boa Me," in collaboration with Mugeez of R2Bees and Ed Sheeran.


Yes, Ed Sheeran.

The cynical and hypercritical side of me wants to be a hater—but the song is actually really good.

Take a listen via Spotify below. It's also available on Apple Music.

"Boa Me" has an effortless groove thanks to producer Killbeatz, and the trio really gel together. It's a track that's not by force.

The reactions to the song have been hilarious, especially when Ghanaians admit that Sheeran's Twi is better than their's.

Let me find out he too, also loves him some waakye.

We see you, Fuse ODG (and Ed). Can't wait to see what comes next.

Still from YouTube.

Diamond Platnumz & Rayvanny’s 'Mwanza' Has Been Banned In Tanzania

It's been deemed "too vulgar" to be played in the country.

Tanzania's national arts council, Baraza la Sanaa Tanzania (BASATA) has banned Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny's latest single "Mwanza," and slapped the artists with a hefty fine due to its sexual content.

The board has ordered the label Wasafi Records to remove the track from all digital platforms, and it will no longer be played on the radio or in clubs in Tanzania, reports Kahawa Tungu. The popular song has over 2 million views on YouTube.

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Sola. Image courtesy of the artist.

Watch Sola's Striking New Video For 'Save Yourself'

We premiere the new visual from the British-Nigerian artist.

Sola is an exciting new act coming out of the London scene.

The British-Nigerian artist makes music that she calls 'warped soul'—a blend of her deep vocals with experimental electronic production and influences from afrofuturism and her Nigerian heritage.

Sola mentions Nina Simone and Sade as her main vocal influences and credits the likes of Burial, Arca and Massive Attack as inspirations behind her dark and lush beats.

Today we're premiering the new Savannah Setten-directed music video for her single, "Save Yourself," which takes viewers through a black-and-white battle with ones inner demons, eventually coming out on the other side in renewed color.

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William Kamkwamba at TED2014 at Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash.

Chiwetel Ejiofor's Directorial Debut Based on William Kamkwamba's Amazing Story Is Heading to Netflix

"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" is due to launch in select theaters and on Netflix next year.

Just around this time last year, we got word that Nigerian-British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor would be bringing Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba's story to the big screen.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, his directorial debut, will be coming as soon as next year making its first stop at Netflix, Variety reports. The streaming service has obtained global rights with the exception of China, Japan and the U.K. (which BBC has the rights to).

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