Audio: Alekesam 'It's Not You It's Here (Spoek Mathambo Remix)'

Spoek Mathambo adds punchy drums and glitchy loops to Alekesam's reflective jam "It's Not You It's Here," transforming the whole laidback RnB vibe of the original into something apt for a night-outing. Spoek's new album Father Creeper is out now, catch our recent Okayafrica TV interview with him. Stream "It's Not You It's Here (Spoek Mathambo Nombolo One Remix)" below.


Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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