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Listen to Emtee’s New Song ‘Prayer’

You'll have this one on repeat.

Emtee just released a new single. "Prayer" is Emtee in his element, reminiscent of his recent EP DIY 2 (2018). Just like most of his songs, "Prayer" consists of a good balance between singing and rapping.


The South African hip-hop artist sounds comfortable with who he is, rapping lines like, "They want punchlines, like the shit I'm making is whack," and "It's too late, now I'm feeling myself/ No matter how it go, I ain't killin' myself."

"Prayer" was produced by Kreazo, who also produced most of DIY 2.

It's been a quiet year for Emtee. The last song he released was the throwaway "Smogolo." He has appeared on songs by Rouge and J Smash, but no solo songs. For most of the first half of 2018, Emtee has been making headlines for his dispute with Ambitiouz Entertainment, the label he's been signed to since 2016.

Hopefully, "Prayer" marks a new beginning for the talented artist, and he will be releasing more music in the remaining months of the year. He has been sharing with his Twitter followers that he's in studio.

Stream "Prayer" below:


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The African Union Condemns Violence Against #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairperson has (finally) condemned the deadly violence against protesters calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. However, many feel the body's declaration is a little too late.

EWN reports that the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries." However, Mahamat's statement did not specifically denounce the actions of the security forces' actions. This past Tuesday, protesters calling for the disbandment of the infamous and an end to police brutality, were shot at by security forces at Lekki Toll Gate. The incident occurred shortly after an abrupt 24-hour curfew had been imposed by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the AU has called for all involved "political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law" and recommended that they "privilege dialogue".
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