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Watch Allan Kingdom's New Video For 'Mrs Africa'

The buzzing rapper and producer nods back to early '90s and 2000s green screen African music videos in "Mrs Africa," featuring South Africa's Espacio Dios.

You probably already know Allan Kingdom from his releases like Thestand4rd and Lines. If not, you definitely saw him shining on Kanye West's "All Day" and its incredible live debut performance.


The Minnesota-based rapper and producer of South African and Tanzanian background is now here with his new single "Mrs Africa."

The new track, which is built on an mbira-led beat from Don Alfonso, sees Kingdom collaborate with Espacio Dios, a budding 18-year-old South African artist makings waves.

The new music video for "Mrs Africa" plays like a continuation of the aesthetic Kindgom introduced in "Breakfast," his single from earlier this year. In both clips, the rapper presents homemade, DIY-style visuals that nod to the green screen used in African music videos of the '90s and early 2000s.

"'Mrs Africa' was influenced by my background," Allan Kingdom tells OkayAfrica. "It's something that I've always wanted to express. I was raised by my Tanzanian mom and her friends, my first language was Swahili, and I'm finally finding the right way show that in my music. It's a conclusion of my background."

"The earlier stuff I was releasing had more to do with the American version of my sound. Now that I'm older I wanna go back. I feel its important for black people here [in North America] and Africans to have more of a connection. My mom being Tanzanian and my dad being South Africa, I feel like I have a lot of good perspective on that."

In terms of the new video for "Mrs Africa," Kingdom mentions that he's dancing in front of an image of the Union Building in Pretoria. What's he wearing? His designer cousin made that shirt for him in Tanzania a few years ago.

Kindgom also told us how the new song came about: "I met this dope producer while I was in Germany and have been a fan of fellow South African artist Espacio for a while. Thought I'd make a special song dedicated to the most beautiful, powerful, and intelligent women on earth. Yebo!"

Watch the music video for "Mrs Africa" above and stream the full song below.

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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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