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Burna Boy and Wizkid Are Working On New Music With Vybz Kartel

Both Burna Boy and Wizkid seem to be working on new tracks with dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel.

Jamaican dancehall and Nigerian afrobeats are like long-lost musical cousins.


They’re not identical twins, despite what mainstream radio, with their tendency to lump the two genres together into one all-encompassing “foreign and black” category, might have you believe. But they do, perhaps, share some DNA.

This might be why they work so well together on “Personally,” a recently leaked track from Burna Boy and self-proclaimed “Dancehall Hero,” Vybz Kartel.

Dancehall production and dashes of patois have been consistently present in Burna’s music. His afro-dancehall sound is given a major co-sign in the form of Vybz's guest verse.

There’s even more Vybz on the way. A recent tweet from Wizkid confirms that a collaboration from the two artists is soon to come.

It was only a matter of time before some of afrobeats and dancehall's biggest stars were formally introduced through a collaboration, my only complaint is that it didn't happen sooner.

Listen to and download "Personally" below via NotJustOK.

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Wekafore Releases Fela Kuti Inspired Collab With Daily Paper

The one-of-a-kind 'The Spirit Don't Die' capsule collection celebrates African heritage and a hope for a brighter future.

Amsterdam-based African streetwear brand Daily Paper has joined Nigerian fashion brand Wekafore in creating a unique capsule collection of note. The 'The Spirit Don't Die' collection is inspired by fashion and Nigerian activism icon Fela Kuti, but celebrates the bountiful beauty, potential, and heritage of Africans.

Nigerian designer Wekaforé Maniu Jibril, owner, and designer of the Wekafore brand has been hot since his 2013 debut. The brand has gone on to become a great success within the realm of West African fashion. Wekaforé represents a newer, more fearless generation of African designers and their latest collaborative collection tells the tale.

Daily Paper x Wekaforé 'The Spirit Don't Die' collectionImage courtesy of Daily Paper


The two popular brands share a rich history and intention to further African fashion's reputation in the world, as well as as a shared desire for raw necessity, organic growth, and authentic community engagement, development and, support. The fashion brands are making it known that street and casual wear are more than we once thought - fashion can be inclusive and fun. The stars truly aligned to bring us this partnership guided by similar core values and the hunger to celebrate Africa and her diasporas through fashion.

The Fela Kuti-inspired collection is filled with distinctive and bold pieces, honoring Africa's past while paving the way towards the future. Wekafore is known for their clear integration of West Africa's 1970's cultural golden age, and this limited collection speaks to those themes, making it a no-brainer to dedicate the line to the legendary King of Afrobeat, whose style never disappointed. It's clear to see how Kuti's influence inspired the exciting and vibrant creative renaissance seen in the collection. On using Kuti as his muse, Wekaforé says, "Like Fela, the pieces are very punk, very psychedelic, and very African at the same time. And that represents me 100%. And I think being able to speak that way through a platform like Daily Paper is a testament to contemporary African consciousness."


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Daily Paper x Wekafore 'The Spirit Don't Die' Collection

Check out more of Daily Paper x Wekafore's collection 'The Spirit Don't Die' collection here.

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