Video

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.

Politics

#LGBTRightsGhana: Ghanaians Rally Support For the LGBT+ Community

Pro-LGBT+ advocacy in Ghana is at an all-time high as members of the community face public backlash.

The LGBT+ community in the West African country of Ghana is a fast growing group, but they are also highly marginalized. In recent times, the nation's LGBT+ population has faced increased backlash from members of Ghana's society who are opposed to the rights of the community. Many members of the community are forced to live secret or suppressed lives, as those who are open about their sexuality face discrimination and oppression in various forms and degrees, as a result of living in a society that lacks progressiveness and regard for basic human rights for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.

At the moment both the backlash and the advocacy for the cause is currently at a climax, sparked by recent events concerning Ghana's LGBT+ support group and the public opposition against it by Ghana's society and the nation's government. Ghana's official LGBT+ support group, called LGBT+ Rights Ghana, established their headquarters in Accra on January 31, 2021. The office was intended to be a safe space and avenue of support for all LGBT+ Ghanaians. On February 24, 2021. the office was shut down by members of Ghana's national security force together with the police, on orders issued by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, after the center became the subject of a furious public backlash.

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