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Muthoni Drummer Queen Pays Tribute to Kenya's "Invisible Everyday People" In the Video for ‘Million Voice’

Watch our premiere of Kenyan rapper, singer, writer and activist Muthoni Drummer Queen's new music video for "Million Voice."

Kenyan rapper, singer, writer and activist Muthoni Drummer Queen, is releasing SHE, a concept LP, on October 27.

The album's second single, “Million Voice,” which we are premiering a video of here, pays tribute to the ordinary people of Kenya. “The song,” says Muthoni, “pays tribute to the millions of invisible, ordinary, everyday people doing whatever it takes to put bread on the table and create an impactful life, in spite of, or maybe because of, the circumstances that they found themselves in.”

In the video, we meet a few examples of these invisible people going about their daily business, trying to make ends meet. Muthoni’s on-screen presence makes it a pleasure to watch, as she performs in a gravel field to a backdrop of cars and bikes doing doughnuts.

Muthoni’s upcoming LP will include hip-hop, dancehall, reggae and funk. It'll be based on the perspectives of 11 different women.

“Each song is a three to four minute glimpse into the life of a particular woman,” says the artist. “These women are mainly urban dwellers, and all of them are layered, complex individuals. The topics I chose to cover include love, failing marriage, difficult relationships with mothers, entrepreneurship, betrayal, among others. Expect a roller coaster of emotions delivered on some amazing instrumentals.”

Watch the video for “Millions Voice” above, and keep up with Muthoni Drummer Queen on Twitter and Facebook

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Buffalo Souljah Drops the Star-Studded Zim Dancehall EP, ‘Born Again’

South African-based Zimbabwean dancehall artist Buffalo Souljah's EP is here.

South African-based Zimbabwean dancehall artist Buffalo Souljah has been on the grind. In recent years, he's worked with the likes of Nyla (Brick and Lace), AKA, and DJ Waxxy, among others.

The prolific artist has now released his solo EP, Born Again, and it’s a total jump.

His production choices straddle dancehall, hip-hop and pop, while the project's tied together by Buffalo Souljah's consistent vocals.

The 11-track EP features the cream of the crop of South African hip-hop—the likes of Ab Crazy, Yung Swiss, Frank Casino, Nadia Nakai and Gemini Major. His Zimbabwean countryman, the king of Zim dancehall, Winky D and Zambia’s DJ Cosmo also make an appearance.

Be it over fast-paced dancehall drum patterns or heavy 808 drums and bass lines, Buffalo Souljah consistently impresses with his auto-tuned vocals, and his guests give the project variety.

Most of the production on Born Again is handled by gTbeats, Louis M Songz, Glo, Ghost and, of course, Gemini Major.

The EP features Buffalo Souljah and Winky D’s video single “Rugare,” which you can watch above.  

Listen to Born Again below and purchase the EP now.

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Based On This Sneak Peek, OkayAfrica's 'Riddim & Beats' Is About to Be Lit Tonight

OkayAfrica's 'Riddim & Beats' goes down tonight at Lincoln Center in NYC—here's a sneak peek of a show you can't miss featuring D'banj.

If you're in NYC, join us tonight at Lincoln Center for OkayAfrica's Riddim & Beats.

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