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BeBe Zahara Benet releases 'Broken English' EP.

Listen to BeBe Zahara Benet's New EP 'Broken English'

Cameroonian drag artist Bebe Zahara Benet releases her highly-anticipated 5-track project featuring hit single 'Banjo'.

Cameroonian drag artist BeBe Zahara Benet has recently dropped her highly-anticipated Broken English EP. The five-track project drops after the artist released her hit single "Banjo" and the accompanying visuals last month. Incorporating elements of Afro-pop with alte sensibilities, Broken English is a diverse and fierce musical offering from the artist.


Bebe Zahara Benet's Broken English features "Banjo", "Turn Up", "Money 2 Much", "Shine" and "Body On me". While the first three tracks are upbeat and effervescent numbers which will have you wanting you to just get up and dance, the other two are more mellow and make for some really smooth listening. The music video for "Body On Me" is reportedly set to be released soon.

OkayAfrica spoke to Bebe Zahara Benet in a recent interview. She describes exactly what went into creating Broken English saying, "Broken English is a body of work that represents all my experiences like that, but also things like, "Hey listen, we all come from different places, and we all speak differently and I will speak like this. I'm going to pronounce this like this and that is that." She goes on to add that, "If people who don't know anything about BeBe Zahara Benet, when they listen to the work, they are just going to love it. My fans and supporters will discover new things about the work; something fresh."

In addition to her music, the drag artist will also be a part of TLC's new show Dragnificent.

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A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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