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Lady Moon & The Eclipse Make Their Otherworldly Music Video Debut With 'Rollercoaster'

Brooklyn 7-piece band Lady Moon & The Eclipse share their debut music video for the soulful ballad "Rollercoaster."


Ngonda Badila is the lead singer of Lady Moon & The Eclipse, a 7-piece band consisting of her 2 sisters Ntangou and Nkoula, and three other musicians. The Brooklyn-based band channels the physical universe while exploring themes of spirituality and inclusivity.

Today, they release their debut visuals for “Rollercoaster,” a soulful ballad that taps into the realm of otherworldliness through bold afrobeat, R&B and funk rhythms.The nearly 5-minute video sees Lady Moon flexing her honeyed vocals before a glimmering, atmospheric backdrop. The music video is directed by none other than Congolese musician Young Paris, who also happens to be Ngonda, Ntangou, and Nkoula’s brother. Clearly talent runs in the family.

Check out our premiere of Lady Moon & The Eclipse’s “Rollercoaster” below and look out for their debut EP, Believe, to drop this spring. Keep up with the band on Facebook and Twitter.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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