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You Should Really Watch This New Video From Ghana's Hausa Rap Lord Kirani Ayat

Kirani Ayat's music video for "Guda" shows off the scenic beauty of Northern Ghana.

"Guda" is the second single off Kirani Ayat's forthcoming debut album, Aisha Sun.

In his signature Hausa-rap style, he delivers an infectious afro-trap track that tells the story of struggle, perseverance, determination and the will to succeed and become the one.

"The song talks about me being the one. Guda means the one, the chosen one. It also talks about a story of grass to grace; it's sort of like a motivational, inspirational song and also a bit braggadocious too," Ayat tells us.


Shot and directed by David Nicol-Sey in the picturesque grasslands of Bolgatanga, the video shows Ghana in a way that the world does not get to see every day; the sounds, culture, dances and landscapes.

All in all, this music video is a visually stunning experience and is probably one of the best ones out of Ghana this year.

Watch the music video for Kirani Ayat's "Guda" below.

Kirani AYAT - GUDA (Official Video) www.youtube.com


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Jahëna Louisin’s Debut Short Film, ‘28 jours,’ is an Homage to Black Fatherhood

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On a call with the call with the first-time filmmaker hunkered down in Lome, Togo, we discuss her debut film that won the Togolese edition of the "7 jours pour 1" film award and was this year's official selection for an international fiction film at the largest North American film festival focusing on films from Africa and the diaspora, Vues D'Afrique in Canada.

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