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Lady Jay & Sarkodie Share the Video for Their ‘Trapzonto’ Anthem ‘Venus’

Lady Jay spits her bars with a live snake writhing around her neck & hair in the video for "Venus" featuring Sarkodie.

Ghana’s Lady Jay stomped her mark on the scene last year with the release of “Venus,” a wild single that pairs syncopated clicks with raw synthesizers into a sound she calls “trapzonto”—a blend of Southern U.S. trap influences and of azonto rhythms.


“It’s trap...African drums...and mood music,” Lady Jay told Okayafrica in an interview last year.

“Venus” sees Lady Jay and Ghanaian star rapper Sarkodie going in over producer Kuvie’s booming beat work.

Its accompanying music video is a striking affair that, among other crisp shots, shows Lady Jay spitting her bars with a live snake writhing around her neck and hair.

“I am badder than Erykah Badu,” she raps on the track, and she means it.

Screengrab from Lady Jay's "Venus."

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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