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Watch Khuli Chana's 'Never Grow Up' Video

Watch Motswako Originator Khuli Chana's video for "Never Grow Up," off his sophomore album 'Lost In Time.'


A few weeks back Okayafrica TV had the chance to spend a day out with South African Motswako Originator Khuli Chana on his first visit to New York City. The video went live last week and features Chana, in addition to taking in Big Apple landmarks like Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge, speaking candidly about his situation with the South African police– a case which was withdrawn earlier this month and resulted in the police officers apologizing to Chana outside outside the court. Now that Chana is back in South Africa, he's come through with the sixth video off his mega-successful Lost In Time LP. Released in November 2012, Chana's sophomore album came packed with nostalgic metaphors. "Never Grow Up," which features music director and childhood friend KayGizm, is his ode to innocence set to a marching-like Peter Pan-meets-Motswako chant. According to a Facebook post from Chana, the song is particularly sentimental as it was the first track he recorded for the record. Its video, the most refreshing take on rap music's house party video fare we've seen all year, centers on a get together in which attendees have turned into the kid versions of themselves. Watch the "Never Grow Up" video along with Okayafrica TV's Day Out With Khuli Chana below. For more from Maftown read our First Look Friday profiles on Profresher KT and Hash One.

>>>South Africa’s Motswako Originator Khuli Chana Spends A Day Out In NYC With Okayafrica TV

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Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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