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Mvroe & Joseph Kiwango Drop ‘Freaky,’ a Perfect Summer Tune About That Special Lady

“It's a feel good summer sundowner tune that will def get you thinking about that special lady,” says Mvroe.

Kenyan artist Mvroe’s “Freaky,” a collaboration with Tanzania’s Joseph Kiwango, is about devotion to a freaky partner.

“Never gonna give you up,” Mvroe sings on the chorus over a recurring marimba and electronic bass line, riffing on the now internet famous Rick Astley song.

"Freaky" was written by Mvroe alongside his East African Wave collaborators Hiribae and Ukweli, with additional vocals from Kiwango.

“Freaky” is a perfect soundtrack for summer love, and Mvroe agrees. “It's a feel good summer sundowner tune that will def get you thinking about that special lady,” he says.

Listen to “Freaky” below and purchase it now here. Plus, check out the guys talking about the new single underneath.

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#BuyBlack: 25 Black-Owned Businesses to Check Out on Black Friday

Our 2017 guide for you to #BuyBlack this Friday.

This is our first gift guide in the run-up to the holidays. Keep checking for more lists of great African products here. And for more ideas check out the Okayafrica Shop.

It's yet another year when America officially begins the holiday season on Thanksgiving tomorrow—a "celebration" that, for most folks, is a great day to spend time with family and to eat your fill.

For those that venture into the mission that is Black Friday shopping (kudos to you), it may be worth taking that moment to put your money where your mouth is and spend your coins on black-owned businesses.

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Kommanda Obbs Favors ‘the African Dream’ Over Western Standards On His New Single ‘Mabelebele’

Listen to Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single.

The music on renowned Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single "Mabelebele" is largely inspired kwaito. For his vocals, the rapper opts for a more melodic style on the track.

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The Black Indie Artist You Need to Listen to This Month: Vagabon

Vagabon is special.

This new series will feature the most exciting independent and alternative artists from Africa and its diaspora. Black artists are complex and multidisciplinary. Twice a month, we'll introduce the hottest, boldest musicians out there that you need to listen to.

Special people have the hardest time. They see so much, are aware of so much. And indeed, Vagabon is special.

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