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Audio: DJ Underdog & Brotha Onaci 'Serengeti Crossing' [Mixtape]

Stream and download Serengeti Crossing joint mixtape from diaspora spinners DJ Underdog and Brotha Onaci.


Serengeti Crossing is a joint mixtape from diaspora spinners DJ Underdog and Brotha Onaci — who have each previously crafted solid Africa In Your Earbuds mixes. The collaborative project showcases both DJs' deep crates and eclectic influences, touching on tunes from Janelle Monae, Fela, Osunlade and, even, an Underdog original. Stream and download Serengeti Crossing below and, if you're in DC, catch Underdog at Afrobeat For Your Soul tonight!

TRACKLIST

01. Janelle Monae - Dance or Die (featuring Saul Williams)

02. Nana Mouskouri Turn on the Sun

03. Underdog- The Blood of Troy

04. Theo Parrish- Unreleased

05. Fela - Roforofo Fight

06. Mugwante - Oh Mama Refix

07. Osunlade - Envision (Yoruba Soul Mix)

08. Liquideep - "Alone" (Zakes Bantwini Mix)

09. FreeTz ft Sue - "Beautiful Liar"

10. DJ Shuffle Maftown Boy ft Reebsh - "Buyisa"

11. Afrikan Roots - "Conga Chant"

12. Pastor Mbhobho - "Ayobaness"

13. DJ Killer & Nyekx feat. Lady B - "Dansa"

14. Motion ft Celimpilo - "Kakaramba"

15. Neter Supreme - "Procession Of Thee Aku" (Cosmic Temples Mix)

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The Ghanaian producer talks to us about his debut EP, Different, the massive success of "Akwaaba," producing for Beyoncé and more.

GuiltyBeatz isn't a new name in the Ghanaian music scene. A casual music fan's first introduction to him would've likely been years ago on "Sample You," one of Mr Eazi's early breakout hits. However, he had scored his first major hit two years before that, in the Nigerian music space on Jesse Jagz' and Wizkid's 2013 hit "Bad Girl." In the years to come, the producer has gone on to craft productions for some of Ghana's most talented artists.

In the years to come, the producer has gone on to craft productions for some of Ghana's most talented artists, having worked with the likes of Efya, Pappy Kojo, Sarkodie, R2Bees, Stonebwoy, Bisa Kdei, Wande Coal, Moelogo and many more over the last decade. The biggest break of the talented producer's career, however, came with the arrival of his own single "Akwaaba".

In 2018, GuiltyBeatz shared "Akwaaba" under Mr Eazi's Banku Music imprint, shortly afterwards the song and its accompanying dance went viral. The track and dance graced party floors, music & dance videos, and even church auditoriums all around the world, instantly making him one of Africa's most influential producers. Awards, nominations, and festival bookings followed the huge success of "Akwaaba." Then, exactly a year later, the biggest highlight of his career so far would arrive: three production credits on Beyoncé's album The Lion King: The Gift.

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Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele, Arrested for Throwing Party During Coronavirus Lockdown

Naira Marley, who was also in attendance, has also turned himself in according to local reports.

Star Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, rapper JJC Skillz, were arrested on Monday after hosting a party at their home which violated Lagos' coronavirus lockdown order.

The actress came under fire over the weekend, when footage of a party she threw for her husband's birthday began circulating on social media. The clips showed several people, including fellow Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus and Nigerian rapper Naira Marley, gathered inside of Akindele's Lagos home. According to a report from Pulse Nigeria, Marley also turned himself in on Monday for attending the function and will be arraigned.

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Watch Champagne69’s Music Video for ’15 Goons’

Champagne69 release a music video for their single '15 Goons.'

South African hip-hop duo Champagne69 shared a new music video for their single "15 Goons." The song was produced by NotBenjamin alongside Ezechiel (SorryZeke).

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