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Sierra Leonean Star Bajah Drops A Dancehall Riddim For Broken Hearts

In his new single “Breaking My Heart,” Bajah laments the role that technology’s playing in modern love.

Bajah. Photo by Vanessa Wruble.


Sierra Leonean star Bajah (of Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew) is an old school romantic. In his new single “Breaking My Heart,” the singer & rapper laments the role that technology’s playing in modern love.

The song, produced by the Brooklyn's Teleseen, pairs a 90s dancehall riddim and ‘afrobeats’ influences with Bajah’s West African delivery.

“Breaking My Heart is a song about missed connections in the digital age of romance,” Bajah tells Okayafrica. “Things can be misunderstood and we can just miss each other because of the way we are communicating… when you are traditional and romantic.”

“Sometimes that is not what is winning in the end and the nice guys and girls are having their hearts broken. The idea came in the studio when I was with Gabriel and Brooklyn Shanti, they had the same experience and it was the inspiration for the song,” the singer adds.

Stream and purchase “Breaking My Heart” below, out via Someplace Called Brooklyn. Vinyl 7”s are available here.

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