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Bare Soul Pt.2: Nneka ‘Do You Love Me Now?' (Live Acoustic)

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We caught Nigerian chanteuse Nneka at Cielo in NYC, where she performed an intimate acoustic set of standouts from Soul Is Heavy — grab the album at Decon. Nneka spoke of her relationship to "the system" in Nigeria and living in fear before she launched into a beautiful version of "Do You Love Me Now?" (above). This is the second in a four-part Bare Soul series brought to you by Okayafrica and Decon. Part one, below, is an alluring version of "Shining Star." Nneka is currently on tour with Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew catch them both live on their remaining dates!

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South African Rapper 25K Drops 'Pheli Makaveli (Intro)' After Signing With Sony Music

Pretoria rapper 25K has released his highly anticipated single "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)" to launch pre-orders for his upcoming titular debut album Pheli Makaveli.

Pretoria's trap rapper 25K has announced that he is officially signed with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Following months of teasing fans, 25K has finally delivered "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)", a single off his upcoming debut album Pheli Makaveli. The song is a bass-dropping, energy tripping-single that is expected of an artist who just broke into international markets. Curated by hip-hop artist Zoocci Coke Dope, the Pheli Makaveli album is due to drop at the end of July, following the release of two more singles "Hustler's Prayer" and "Trap Jumpin''.

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