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The 8 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month

Featuring Sarkodie, Medikal, Kojey Radical, B4Bonah, E.L and more

Here are the best tracks that came out of the buzzing Ghana scene in June.

Follow our new GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.



Sarkodie 'Alpha' EP

This month, the elite Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie blessed us with a six track EP titled Alpha. While every track on the EP is worth your while, one of our picks for a standout is "Odo," in which he allows late singer Ebony Reign's posthumous vocals ample room to shine. —Nnamdi Okirike

Kojey Radical 'Can't Go Back'

Kojey Radical is readying the release of his third project, which will look to explore themes of depression, god, family, self-worth, creativity, and love, according to his team. The British-Ghanaian artist shared the striking new music video for the album's lead single "Can't Go Back," a song we included in our favorite Ghanaian tracks the month. The new music video for "Can't Go Back," directed by Kojey Radical and longtime creative partner Charlie Di Placido, pairs the song's funk and soul-influences with alluring dances performed in an empty warehouse.

Medikal 'Drip' ft. Joey B & Kofi Mole

Rapper Medikal wrapped up his onslaught of diss tracks from his newly sparked beef with ex-Sarkodie signee Strongman with this single, assisted by Kofi Mole and Joey B. Where fans had been expecting another cut filled with body shots, he responded with a saucy, diss barren trap joint backed by lavish visuals. Real rap rivalry or just a publicity stunt? We may never know. —N.O.

B4Bonah 'See Body'

Rising Ghanaian star B4Bonah, premiered 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. In conjunction with the song's release, two new shirt designs are available for preorder at our Okayshop.

EL ft Joey B & Falz 'Ehua'

E.L let loose this potential club banger featuring Joey B and Falz, marked by a fun video featuring E.L as a police officer, Joey B as an ECG (Ghana's power company) official, and Falz as the "Oga." A solid Ghana-Naija collaboration, as the rapper and producer attempts to consolidate his comeback. —N.O.

Tulenkey 'Proud Fvck Boys' Remix Feat. Falz & Ice Prince 

Rapper Tulenkey presented the Naija remix of his buzzing single "Proud Fvck Boys." On this version the two Nigerian rappers Falz and Ice Prince humorously detail the extremes they will go to be despicable human beings, or as popular culture tags it, "fvck boys." "No ambition and no patience, I go follow your mama if the dough make sense!" —N.O.

Kelvyn Boy 'Mea' ft. Joey B (Official Video)

Rising Ghanaian act Kelvyn Boy dropped his new T.I.M.E EP on Stonebwoy's Burniton Music Group label this month. We premiered the music video for the EP's latest single "Mea," a sleek head-nodder featuring Joey B. Kelvyn Boy told us how the addictive track came about: "Mea is a big tune for me and one of the EP's highlights I'd say, it has a highlife flair which I love."

Magnom 'I Taya' feat. Shatta Wale

Trap Magnom gives way for relationship Magnom on "I Taya," as the producer-artist earnestly airs his heartbreak woes on a danceable afrobeats backdrop, assisted with an equally earnest verse by the Shatta Movement head. —N.O.


Follow our new GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.


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Freddie Harrel Is Building Conscious Beauty For and With the African Diaspora

Formerly known as "Big Hair Don't Care", creator Freddie Harrel and her team have released 3 new wig shapes called the "RadShapes" available now.


Photo: Courtesy of Radswan


The normalising of Black and brown women in wigs of various styles has certainly been welcomed by the community, as it has opened up so many creative avenues for Black women to take on leadership roles and make room for themselves in the industry.

Radswan (formerly known as Big Hair Don't Care), is a lifestyle brand "bringing a new perspective on Blackness through hair, by disrupting the synthetic market with innovative and sustainable products." Through their rebrand, Radswan aims to, "upscale the direct-to-consumer experience holistically, by having connected conversations around culture and identity, in order to remove the roots of stigma."

The latest from French-Cameroonian founder and creator Freddie Harrel - who was featured on our list of 100 women of 2020 - has built her career in digital marketing and reputation as an outspoken advocate for women's empowerment. On top of her business ventures, the 2018 'Cosmopolitan Influencer of the Year' uses her platform to advocate for women's empowerment with 'SHE Unleashed,' a workshop series where women of all ages come together to discuss the issues that impact the female experience, including the feeling of otherness, identity politics, unconscious bias, racism and sexism.

And hair is clearly one of her many passions, as Freddie says, "Hair embodies my freest and earliest form of self expression, and as a shapeshifter, I'm never done. I get to forever reintroduce my various angles, tell all my stories to this world that often feels constrained and biased."

Armed with a committee of Black women, Freddie has cultivated Radswan and the aesthetic that comes with the synthetic but luxurious wigs. The wigs are designed to look like as though the hair is growing out of her own head, with matching lace that compliments your own skin colour.

By being the first brand to use recycled fibres, Radswan is truly here to change the game. The team has somehow figured out how to make their products look and feel like the real thing, while using 0% human hair and not negotiating on the price, quality or persona.

In 2019, the company secured £1.5m of investment led by BBG Ventures with Female Founders Fund and Pritzker Private Capital participating, along with angelic contributions from Hannah Bronfman, Nashilu Mouen Makoua, and Sonja Perkins.

On the importance of representation and telling Black stories through the products we create, Freddie says, "Hair to me is Sundays kneeling between your mothers or aunties legs, it's your cousin or newly made friend combing lovingly through your hair, whilst you detangle your life out loud. Our constant shapeshifting teaches us to see ourselves in each other, the hands braiding always intimately touching our head more often than not laying someone's lap."

"Big Hair No Care took off in ways we couldn't keep up with," she continues, "RadSwan is our comeback.It's a lifestyle brand, it's the hair game getting an upgrade, becoming fairer and cleaner. It's the platform that recognises and celebrates your identity as a shapeshifter, your individuality and your right to be black like you."


Check out your next hairstyle from Radswan here.

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