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People Want to Hate this Video from Mr Shaa and Bobrisky But They Can't

Because it's catchy as hell and homophobia is irrational poisonous nonsense.

Taking social media infamy and channelling it into mainstream pop-stardom was basically the theme of 2017. The latest crossover attempt comes in a new video from the controversial Nigerian personality Bobrisky.


Bobrisky made waves last month after rumors spread that the social media influencer also known as Idris Okuneye had been arrested after coming out as gay. The real story was more complicated than the rumors would suggest and the drama had the attention of people both inside and out of Nigeria.

Every time OkayAfrica publishes anything that even touches on queerness we get dozens of comments calling us "the homosexual agenda" and other such nonsense. And so we will inevitably get dragged by the homophobes for posting this video from Ghanaian-based Afrobeats artist Mr Shaa featuring the Nigerian online provocateur Bobrisky. But you know what, it's catchy as hell and, judging by this weekend's social media comments, even the haters are getting into it.

Here's what people are saying online—both the haters and the fans—about this new Bobrisky video.

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The Artist Is Present: Williams Chechet Utilizes Pop Art To Remind You To Know Your History

Meet the Nigerian multi-hyphenate creative whose work speaks for itself—check it out with OkayAfrica.

Williams Chechet is a multi-talented pop artist, graphic designer, illustrator and muralist who's one to watch. The Nigerian creative is influenced by his culture, history, afrofuturism, afrobeats and hip hop—and this screams at you when looking at his body of explosive work.

He seamlessly speaks through his vibrant visuals. Chechet's past work and due props include a series centered around leaders in Nigeria, a renowned celebration of heritage called We are the North on Northern Nigeria, a CNN Africa feature, a mural for Hard Rock Cafe Lagos, live art on MTV Base, album covers for M.I., Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, clothing with Pop Caven and an American streetwear brand we can't disclose just yet. More recently, he's collaborated with Cameroonian pop artist Fred Ebami on an icon series.

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This New Sarkodie Track 'Ye Be Pa Wo' Is Fire

You need to listen to the Ghanaian hip-hop heavyweight's new single "Ye Be Pa Wo."

Sarkodie rolls through and proves, once again, why he's at the top of the African rap game with his latest drop, ""Ye Be Pa Wo."

The new track, which was produced by fellow Ghanaian producer MOG Beatz (who previously did Sark's "Gboza") is a relentless injection of pure energy and rhymes.

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11 South African Hip-Hop Songs About Weed

4/20 Special: Here are 11 South African songs to get high to.

You can't separate hip-hop and weed. Dr. Dre's debut album The Chronic was named after the herb and the likes of Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Quasimoto pretty much made careers off rapping about weed.

The tradition is alive wherever hip-hop exists. In South Africa, weed has been rapped about just as much as the aforementioned artists have. And according to Lord Quas on "America's Most Blunted" from the album Madvillainy, listening to music under the influence of weed makes it sound better.

"Listening to music while stoned is a whole new world. Most cannabis consumers report it second only to sex. And grass will change your musical habits, for the better."

In light of 4/20, we list some South African hip-hop songs, both old and new, about weed. If you're a smoker, these songs could come in handy for you today.

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