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DJ A-K Shares 'Smooth Afrobeats Vol. 2' Mixtape

New Jersey-based Ghanaian beatmaker DJ A-K drops second installment to his 'Smooth Afrobeats' mixtape series in this hour-long mix.


New Jersey-based Ghanaian spinner DJ A-K drops the uptempo Smooth Afrobeats Vol. 2 mixtape, featuring just about everyone you could ask for, in time for summer. The second installment from his Smooth Afrobeats series, following last year’s Vol. 1, is dominated by an impressive roster that features Nigerian and Ghanaian superstars Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido and Sarkodie, among others. The expansive 45-track mixtape is also layered with R&B mixes, soulful sounds and nods to American hip-hop tracks, crafting a party playlist that's sleek enough to bump during the day and electric enough for the night. DJ A-K is also involved in fashion, being credited as helping launch Chale Brand, a line focused on celebrating Ghanaian culture. Kick back and get ready to soak in summertime with DJ. A-K's Smooth Afrobeats Vol. 2 below.

TRACKLIST

1. Ojuelegba -Wizkid

2. Soke- Burna Boy

3. Say You Love Me Ft. Wizkid- LeriQ

4. Yes/No- Banky W

5. Makoma- R2bees

6. Mine Ft. Wizkid- M.I

7. Sweetie Gone Bad- OgaSilachi

8. Good Good Loving- Banky W

9. Bad Girl ft Wizkid- Jesse Jagz

10. Don Gorgon- Burna Boy

11. Murda feat. Patorankin, Shaydee (prod.by DoktaFrabz)-Seyi Shay

12. Girlie O (Remix) ft. Tiwa Savage- Patoranking

13. Deepest Side Ft. Shatta Wale- Dobble

14. Bedroom Bully- Rison Anthony

15. Special One Ft Afro B- Empiresounds

16. Tonight- Burna Boy

17. ODO NWOM- KOFI NTI feat OFORI AMPONSAH

18. Anumaa - Beautiful (Tsoobi)- 4X4

19. Go Gaga Ft. Sarkodie- Afriyie

20. Yebeko ft Bisa Kdei- DeeVS

21. Br3 Br3 ft Sarkodie- Kwaisey Pee

22. Chingam ft Bisa Kdei- Sarkodie

23. Comment Tu T'appelle ft. Burna boy, Dammy Krane, Mojeed & Ozone- LeriQ

24. Diabetes ft Bisa Kdei- Keche

25. When The Money Goes (Prod By. BoatzMadeIT)- BoatzMadeIT

26. Ale yi A BAD (prod by Philkeyz)- May D

27. Dance- Flavour

28. Boogie Down ft Wizkid- SAEON

29. So Nice ft Davido & Del B- DJ Neptune

30. Woju- Kiss Daniel

31. Woju (Remix) ft. Tiwa Savage, Davido- Kiss Daniel

32. Personal Person ft Castro (Prod. DJ Breezy) D-Black

33. Lobi (Prod by KillBeatz)- R2Bees

34. Tingele- Slim Kofi

35. Collabo ft. Don Jazzy- P-Square

36. Oleku ft Brymo- Ice Prince

37. Gift ft Don Jazzy- Iyanya

38. Sexy Rosey- Flavour

39. Give It to Me- Skales

40. Dangerous Love ft. Sean Paul- Fuse ODG

41. Sexy Ladies ft. Davido Oritse Femi

42. Komije (Feel Me)- Chillz & Sam Oki

43. Wiser Ft. Phyno & M.I. -Flavour

44. Joy- Wizkid

45. Rockstar- Burna Boy

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A Year After #EndSARS, Nigerian Youth Maintain That Nothing Has Changed

Despite the disbandment of the SARS units, young Nigerians are still being treated as criminals. We talk to several of them about their experiences since the #EndSARS protests.

On September 12th, Tobe, a 22-year-old student at the University of Nigeria's Enugu Campus was on his way to Shoprite to hang out with his friends when the tricycle he had boarded was stopped by policemen. At first, Tobe thought they were about to check the driver's documents, but he was wrong. "An officer told me to come down, he started searching me like I was a criminal and told me to pull down my trousers, I was so scared that my mind was racing in different ways, I wasn't wearing anything flashy nor did I have an iPhone or dreads — things they would use to describe me as a yahoo boy," he says.

They couldn't find anything on him and when he tried to defend himself, claiming he had rights, one of the police officers slapped him. "I fell to the ground sobbing but they dragged me by the waist and took me to their van where they collected everything including my phone and the 8,000 Naira I was with."

Luckily for Tobe, they let him go free after 2 hours. "They set me free because they caught another pack of boys who were in a Venza car, but they didn't give me my money completely, they gave me 2,000 Naira for my transport," he says.

It's no news that thousands of Nigerian youth have witnessed incidents like Tobe's — many more worse than his. It's this helpless and seemingly unsolvable situation which prompted the #EndSARS protests. Sparked after a viral video of a man who was shot just because he was driving an SUV and was mistaken as a yahoo boy, the #EndSARS protests saw millions of young Nigerians across several states of the country come out of their homes and march against a system has killed unfathomable numbers of people for invalid or plain stupid reasons. The protests started on October 6th, 2020 and came to a seize after a tragedy struck on October 20th of the same year.

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