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Khuli Chana And Patoranking Connect On The Dancehall Influenced 'No Lie'

Motswako rapper Khuli Chana and Nigeria dancehall singer Patoranking share the party visuals for their latest joint single "No Lie."


South African rapper Khuli Chana and Nigerian singer Patoranking join forces in their joint, dancehall-influenced single "No Lie." The track, which was produced by EKelly, features festive rhymes from the Motswako MC alongside a reggae-tinted refrain from Patoranking, who recently won 'Best New Act Transformed By Absolut' at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards. Its accompanying Nic Roux-directed music video follows the pair as they ride a convertible and party in a mansion with a group of dancers. For more from Khuli Chana, check out his neon visuals for "Mahamba Yedwa/Mo Tsipe" and the somber video for "9 Shots," which addresses a 2013 incident in which he was shot and wounded by South African police officers in a case of mistaken identity. Additionally, revisit the South African rapper's Day Out in NYC with Okayafrica TV underneath. Watch the new video for Khuli Chana and Patoranking's "No Lie" below.

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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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