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Asuoden Warns of 'Ghana Politricks' In Wanlov-Directed Video

Ghanaian rap newcomer Asuoden debuts his 'Ghana Politricks' track in a video directed by the FOKN Bois' Wanlov The Kubolor.


Not much is known about Ghanaian rap newcomer Asuoden except for the fact that he has a bone to pick with corrupt politicians and can count the FOKN Bois among his fanbase. According to Wanlov and M3NSA, they stumbled upon the "conscious wordsmith with a sandpaper voice during their Big in Ghana Tour and decided his message needed to be heard."  "Ghana Politricks" is Asuoden's first offering to the rap game (that we've managed to get our hands on at least...) and his heartfelt indictment of the nefarious dealings of Ghana's political elite comes with a video directed by Kubolor (Wanlov's filmmaking alter-ego).

In the gritty visuals, the diminutive rapper is equipped with a megaphone and hoisted on the shoulders of his supporters in order to highlight the problems that young Ghanaians face on a daily basis to an eager crowd that hangs on to his every word. Rapping in English, Twi and Fante, Asuoden also calls for a peaceful democratic process and cautions Ghanaians to think before they vote in order "not to cast their vote for the common fool." With that kind of sound advice, we hope to hear more from the young Tema rapper soon. Watch the video below and download "Ghana Politricks" for free here.

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You Need to Watch C Natty's New Music Video For 'Ojah'

Video Premiere: Check out the striking first release from Mr Eazi's #emPawa30.

C Natty arrives in style with his new single "Ojah."

The track, which is the first release from Mr Eazi's new group of #emPawa30 artists, sees the Nigerian artist delivering a highly-infectious and grooving concoction over jazz-leaning afrobeats produced by Killertunes.

The new music video for "Ojah," which we're premiering here today, is equally as stunning and follows the story of someone who doesn't take others' advice. C Natty told us the following about the DK of Priorgold Pictures-directed video:

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Cover art of "Banjo".

Watch Cameroonian Drag Artist Bebe Zahara Benet's New Music Video for 'Banjo'

Video Premiere: Bebe Zahara Benet releases the colourful visuals for her latest single 'Banjo' ahead of her upcoming EP 'Broken English'.

Cameroonian drag artist Bebe Zahara Benet has just released the colourful visuals to her latest single 'Banjo'.

The single, which features on her upcoming Broken English EP, is the follow-up to several EPs she's released in the past including Face and Kisses & Feathers as well as a number of singles including "Fun Tonite", "Get Fierce (Lose Yourself)" and "Starting a Fire".

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Blitz the Ambassador Named 2020 Guggenheim Fellow

The Ghanaian artist and filmmaker is among 175 "individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."

Ghanaian filmmaker Blitz Bazawule, also known as Blitz the Ambassador has been named a 2020 Guggenheim fellow.

The musician, artist and director behind he critically acclaimed film The Burial of Kojo, announced the news via social media on Thursday, writing: "Super excited to announce I've been awarded the Guggenheim 2020 Fellowship. Truly grateful and inspired."

He is among 175 scholars, "appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation's ninety-sixth competition," says the Guggenheim.

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6 South African Podcasts to Listen to During the Lockdown

Here are six South African podcasts worth listening to.

South Africa has been on lockdown for almost two weeks as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and it looks like the period might just get extended. If you are one of those whose work can't be done from home, then you must have a lot of time in your hands. Below, we recommend six South African podcasts you can occupy yourself with and get empowered, entertained and informed.


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