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This Is What Adekunle Gold Is Listening to Right Now

The Nigerian singer gives us his personal Artist Playlist.

Adekunle Gold continues to serve us with incredible tracks and videos.

The Nigerian musician followed his outstanding full-length album, About 30, with some highlight singles this year like "Kelegbe Megbe (Know Your Level)" and "Before You Wake Up," a collaboration with his wife Simi.

Ahead of his concerts with us in Washington, D.C. and New York City, Adekunle Gold is sharing his own personal playlist of the tracks he's had on repeat recently. His 18-song Artist Playlist includes the likes of Teni, Zlatan, Burna Boy, Aya Nakamura, Maleek Berry, Walshy Fire, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, Rema and many more.


Adekunle Gold will be taking over the stage with his signature blend of urban highlife and pop-infused songs at New York's Lincoln Center Out of Doors for a FREE SHOW on August 8 and Washington, D.C.'s Howard Theatre on August 9.

RSVP to the NYC concert here and grab tickets to the D.C. show here.

Listen to Adekunle Gold's Artist Playlist below.

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Watch Adekunle Gold's New Music Video For 'Young Love'

This sultry but upbeat track is the third single on his upcoming album, Afro Pop.

This year has seen the talented Adekunle Gold serving us some genuinely dope music. After he released the joint track "Promise" with his wife and fellow musician Simi, he followed that up with his first solo track of the year, "Before You Wake Up". He then went on to drop the Fela-inspired high-life track "Kelegbe Megbe" towards the end of June and accompanied it with a music video that boasted an incredibly avante-garde aesthetic. After recently announcing that he'd be dropping Afro Pop, his third studio album soon, he's just released a new single entitled "Young Love" and true to form, it's a definite banger.

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Catch Adekunle Gold & The 79th Element at DC's Howard Theater!

Join us for a night of music in Washington, DC which will also feature Mannywellz.

OkayAfrica is excited to present Adekunle Gold and The 79th Element for the first time at DC's historic Howard Theatre on August 9th.

The Nigerian singer-songwriter will be performing his signature blend of urban highlife and pop-infused songs. Proudly weaving together Yoruba, English and Pidgin English, Adekunle Gold's soulful Afropop will keep you feeling inspired all night long.

Adekunle Gold has served us with incredible tracks and visuals this year. Just after he and his wife, fellow Nigerian musician Simi, dropped the joint track "Promise", he followed that up with his first solo track of the year "Before You Wake Up," a romantic jam. He more recently dropped the dope music video for his latest single "Kelegbe Megbe" (translates to "know your level").

He will be joined by rising Nigerian artist Mannywellz.

Get your tickets below and see all info in the flyer underneath.

Grab tickets here to Adekunle Gold & The 79th Element at Howard Theatre feat. DJ Poizon Ivy & Mannywellz

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Rejoice! WhatsApp Places New Restrictions on Chain Messages to Fight Fake News

To combat the spread of misinformation due to the coronavirus outbreak, users are now restricted from sharing frequently forwarded messages to more than one person.

The rise of the novel coronavirus has seen an increase in the spread of fake news across social media sites and platforms, particularly WhatsApp—a platform known as a hotbed for the forwarding of illegitimate chain messages and conspiracy theories (if you have African parents, you're probably familiar). Now the Facebook-owned app is setting in place new measures to try and curb the spread of fake news on its platform.

The app is putting new restrictions on message forwarding which will limit the number of times a frequently forwarded message can be shared. Messages that have been sent through a chain of more than five people can only subsequently be forwarded to one person. "We know many users forward helpful information, as well as funny videos, memes, and reflections or prayers they find meaningful," announced the app in a blog post on Tuesday. "In recent weeks, people have also used WhatsApp to organize public moments of support for frontline health workers."

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Sarkodie Hits Hard With His Latest Single 'Sub Zero'

The Ghanaian heavyweight rapper shows up with the fire bars over an Altra Nova-produced beat.

Sarkodie has dropped a new aggressive track in the shape of "Sub Zero."

"Sub Zero" follows the star Ghanaian rapper as he throws back criticisms that have come his way from other rappers with his own ice cold flow. The new track was produced by Ghanaian beatmaker Altra Nova and mixed by PEE On Da BeaT.

"Sub Zero" follows Sarkodie's turn-up single "Bumper," which dropped bak in February.

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