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Listen to Boity’s New Banger ‘Bakae’

Boity releases the second single of her new rap career.

Boity, the South African TV presenter and actress, who made the decision to become a rapper last year, has a new song. Titled "Bakae," the new single sees her drop further flexes lyrically over an eardrum-shattering trap beat.


"Looking at my whip, it's foreign/ Look at my nigga, he foreign/ Look at that beach, it's foreign," she raps. And later, she has words for her critics:

"Dropped one record, and you niggas turned to bitches/ Now they wanna have a conversation about the lyrics/ I don't ever listen 'cause I'm all about the business/ All about the bitches, I don't worry about the critics."

Pulling another tool out of her mysterious arsenal, she spits some SeTswana lines in "Bakae," as opposed to her previous single "Wuz Dat?"

"Bakae" is produced by the trio Ganja Beatz, and is a banger of note with serious potential. Listening to it, though, I can't help but hear Reason, who is credited as a composer in the song—from the cadences to the style of hooks and writing style.

In her first single, Boity sounded a tad like Nasty C, who wrote and featured in the song. It's great hearing Boity sounding comfortable in these songs, but she has a long way to go. She needs her own identity because, really, sounding like whoever assists her in her tracks, won't cut it.

At least not in a perfect world, and not in a hip-hop scene like South Africa's where a lot of artists get away with lifting songs, styles and identities wholesale.

One thing you can't take away from the song, though, is that it bangs.

Listen to "Bakae" below, and/or download it here:

Boity - Bakae (Audio) www.youtube.com



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OkayAfrica and B4Bonah Share New 'B4Beginning' Capsule Collection

We've teamed up with the Ghanaian artist ahead of the release of his debut project for some colorful new merch.

Rising Ghanaian star B4Bonah, premieres his catchy debut track "See Body," and to mark the song's release, OkayAfrica has teamed up with the artist to share a new collection of tees, that'll fit nicely into your summer wardrobe.

The artist's latest track is a party jam, that sees him flowing "over an earworm flute melody and afrobeats percussion," using "his rasping flow to celebrate the girl of his dreams." The track was produced by J.Rocs.

B4Bonah - See Body www.youtube.com

In conjunction with the song's release, two new shirt designs are available for preorder at our Okayshop. The vibrant shirts feature the artist's image on colorful blue and green colored blocks, with the words "B4BONAH B4BEGINNING," on the back—referencing the artist's debut mixtape, which is slated for release in late July. The project features Medikal, Mugeez (R2Bees), Amaarae & Ivy Sole.


B4Bonah is an artist to watch, as he continues to make his presence known in the Ghanaian music scene.

Watch the music video for "See Body" above, and head to shop.okayplayer.com now to pick up to pre-order a shirt (or two). You can also preorder B4Bonah's B4beginning mixtape here.

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Watch EL, Joey B and Falz' New Video for 'Ehua'

Ghana meets Nigeria in this hilarious new clip.

Ghanaian rappers EL and Joey B connect with Nigeria's Falz for this addictive new collaboration and music video for "Ehua."

"Ehua" is built on energetic afro-electronic beat work produced by EL himself. Joey B handles the hook while Falz kicks things off early with a solid verse.

The eye-catching and hilarious music video for the single, directed by Yaw Skyface, features EL as a policeman, Falz as the 'oga' bossman, and Joey B as a worker for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Falz takes Joey B's woman by showing off his money and status, so Joey B enlists policeman EL to get back at Falz. The plan backfires however as the officer decides to stick around and party with the rich instead of helping the everyday worker out.

For more GH hits check out our Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month roundups and follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Watch the new music video for EL, Joey B and Falz' "Ehua" below.

EL ft Joey B & Falz - Ehua (Official Video) youtu.be


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Nigeria's Super Falcons Were Forced To Threaten a Sit-In Protest Over Unpaid Bonuses After Women's World Cup

After negotiations, the Nigerian Football Federation have agreed to run the players their money.

Nigeria's own Super Falcons had a great run during the Women's World Cup. But instead of the players heading back home or to their respective professional clubs after losing to Germany 3-0, they were forced to strong-arm the Nigerian Football Federation to pay what they're owed.

According to ESPN's initial report over the weekend, the Super Falcons threatened to stage a sit-in protest at their hotel in France until all of their unpaid bonuses dating back to two years ago were paid, along with their World Cup allowances and bonuses.

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