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E.L. 'Ayayaa'

Ghana's E.L. returns with the Bond-like music video for "Ayayaa," the first single off his forthcoming sophomore effort 'ELOM.'


Multi-talented Ghanaian musician, producer, and now action hero E.L has just released the Bond-like visuals for "Ayayaa," the first single off his forthcoming sophomore effort ELOM. Guest-starring Eden Teni Bonger and Dumisani, E.L. channels moviestardom in his latest, a cinematic nod directed by South African Justin Campos of Gorilla Films (the production company also responsible for D-Black's "Party Gbee"). "Ayayaa" is a taste of what's to come from E.L. following his debut debut club jam standout double-album Something Else. Watch the video below and download "Ayayaa" over here.

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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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