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BTS at "Drop Money" Shoot. Photo courtesy of Asante.

Asante's 'Drop Money' Is Your Weekend Soundtrack

Get into sleek boy, Asante's new afrobeats-meets-R&B EP.

Asante is a Detroit-based, Ghanaian-rooted artist who landed on our radar with the Sango-produced single "Run You Mad."

Asante is releasing his new sleek boy EP today and to mark the occasion he's dropping the video for "Drop Money," one of the new release's highlights that's tailor-made for the dance floor.

The song's music video, which we're premiering here, is a lively affair that features some of Detroit's best afrobeats dancers.


"For the "drop money" music video, I worked with my go-to camera guru Cylent again... after seeing how well Run You Mad's music video was received," Asante writes to OkayAfrica. "I knew I wanted to highlight the growing African/Caribbean scene here in Detroit in it, so we shot some of it at a Jerk X Jollof party... an event brand I did creative strategy for [that's] become the premiere African/Caribbean experience in the city."

"We wanted the visual for "drop money" to be super energetic/dance oriented, so I gathered some of Detroit's best afrobeat dancers for a shoot. Uncle Azeez, Zawadi, Odili, Ifasooto,Pillah, Jide, Rika, and Francis have all been killin' it here in Detroit at the Jerk X Jollof events, so I had to give them a chance to represent!"

Watch the brand new "Drop Money" video below and stream Asante's sleek boy EP underneath and across all platforms here.


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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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