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Video: What's Up Africa, Kenyatta & Ruto Love Affair

Check out the latest episode of African political satire and sketch comedy series "What's Up Africa" hosted by Ikenna Azuike.


In this episode of What's Up Africa, Ikenna Azuike hones in on the budding romance between Kenyan Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and running mate William Ruto. He also reminds us of how terrible Malawian President Joyce Banda is for irresponsibly cutting the government's expenses by selling the Presidential Jet and government envoy vehicles. As Ikenna notes, "how dare she? The Presidential jet is cool!" Oh, we hope you're catching the sarcasm

With Kenya's Election coming up and today's first ever presidential debate, Ikenna reminds us that there are still a number of questions surrounding Kenyatta and Ruto, particularly as they face ICC charges. As the episode juxtaposes the leadership of Kenyatta/Ruto to Joyce Banda, it does so while eliciting a few chuckles and necessary insight to Joyce Banda's brave agenda to hold herself accountable to her fellow Malawians. Be sure to check out the webisode as it also features Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi's recent performance in NYC!

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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