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This Vintage Fashion Shoot Starring Ghanaian Singer Jojo Abot Will Give You Life

Ghanaian singer Jojo Abot collaborates with photographer Amaal Said and vintage collector Jeff Ihenacho in London.

A recent visit to an eclectic vintage shop in London inspired Ghanaian singer Jojo Abot to channel the golden hues of fall in a photoshoot. Somali photographer Amaal Said and Nigerian vintage collector Jeff Ihenacho, the owner of the shop One Of A Kind, joined forces with Abot to create a series of stunning visuals set on the iconic Portobello Road.


As Abot tells Okayafrica, the mix and match of classic pieces from bygone eras and contemporary trends offers insight into the sounds of her upcoming sophomore EP, which she’s currently recording in London. “In some ways you get a hint of the flavors to expect on the new project as well the first one, a little bit of funk, afrobeat, jazz, soul and that ewe groove,” she says.

The EP is the follow-up to Abot’s debut release, Fyfya Woto, a conceptual project that tells the forbidden love story of a young Anlo woman.

Check out these photographs from Sunday’s shoot above and read our interview with the rising artist. Keep up with Abot on Tumblr, Facebook and her website to stay up-to-date on her upcoming music.

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Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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