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AKA Reminisces About His Ex on His Latest Single ‘Sweet Fire,’ And It's Pure Flames

Can't even front, "Sweet Fire" is a potent pop record.

Just before 2017 ended, AKA tweeted to his more than 2 million followers that him and his bae Bonang Matheba were calling it quits.


On his new single, "Sweet Fire," Supa Mega seemingly seeks closure from the relationship. He bears his soul, reminiscing about how the relationship started, and talks about how he feels now that it has ended:

"I remember when I used to love you/ Now I'm finna burst your bubble/ All the bad bads gon sub you/ Every mami in the streets tryna cause trouble."


"Sweet Fire" sees the rapper return to his forays into pop, which he took a break from when he released "StarSigns" with Stogie T earlier this week.

While AKA's pop attempts have been hit-and-miss, with this single, he seems to have found his pop voice. "Sweet Fire" sounds like money.

The artists shows just enough vulnerability to make the song emotive, yet he sings with such verve, it becomes such a pleasing piece of music.

"Sweet Fire" is the first single to the artist's third studio album Touch My Blood. It's promising to be yet another gem in his impressible discography.

Listen to "Sweet Fire" below, and download it here.

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Casanova, Davido & Tory Lanez' '2AM' Will Soundtrack Your Weekend

Flatbush meets Lagos and Toronto in this addictive new single.

Brooklyn rapper Casanova rolls through with an energetic new collaboration with Davido and Tory Lanez.

"2AM" sees the rapper going in over highly-infectious afrobeats-meets-pop beat work, in the same vein as we've heard from massive hits like "Unforgettable." The song was produced by 30 Roc.

The single features the star power of Davido and Tory Lanez which gives "2AM" the increased potential to be one of those huge new jams that'll be getting constant spins this year on both sides of the Atlantic (it's already got the top slot in Spotify's African Heat playlist).

The music video kicks off in Atlanta but eventually follows Casanova to Lagos, where he connects with Davido in Shitta. The clip was directed by Nigeria's Meji Alabi, the creative force behind many of your favorite afrobeats videos.

"2AM" is the lead single from Casanova's upcoming EP, Free At Last, which is due from Roc Nation/Def Jam Recordings on February 15.

We talked to Casanova below to learn a little more about this new collaboration and sound for him.

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Dive Into TOBi's New Music Video For 'City Blues'

The Nigerian-Canadian rapper delivers a solid jam.

TOBi is a Nigerian-born, Toronto-based rapper making music inspired by his early life move to Canada and the experiences around immigration and culture shock.

You might have previously heard his track, "Hidden Fences," closing out the finale of Insecure or gotten into his 2016 debut EP, FYi.

TOBi is now sharing the new single and music for "City Blues," which sees the rapper taking cues from Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" over a beat produced by Free n Losh. It's the first taste we're hearing from his upcoming debut album due later this year.

"[City Blues is] written from one perspective within the African diaspora, pertaining to being caught between two worlds and reclaiming my ethnic identity," TOBi tells OkayAfrica. "Embracing my name has been a crucial part of my personal growth."

"I drew inspiration from the Shakespeare quote: 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.' City Blues speaks about the many roles that a human takes on at once but from my perspective," he adds.

Get into it below.

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Issa Rae to Star In Murder Mystery Rom-Com, 'The Lovebirds,' With Kumail Nanjiani

Issa Rae isn't playing with us in 2019!

Issa Rae has added yet another exciting project to her growing list for 2019, and we're totally here for it.

The actress and Insecure showrunner is set to star alongside comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani in the upcoming romantic comedy The Lovebirds, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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