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Efya Nokturnal and Tiwa Savage Team Up for New Single "The One"

Efya and Tiwa Savage Team Up for New Single 'The One'

Efya and Tiwa Savage's new feel-good song brings feelings of summer and first crushes.

Star Ghanaian songstress Efya Nokturnal and Nigerian music star Tiwa Savage have joined forces on a new track titled 'The One'. This comes as Efya's second single released so far in 2020.

The feel good song brings feelings of summer and first crushes, with producer BlaqJerzee bringing in the heat with head bouncing, hip swaying beats. "I was recording at dawn trying to make this sound that was in my head and Blaq Jerzee, who's a great producer, really translated it well," Efya says of the collaboration.


The song comes just in time for the warmer weather, as the singer revealed it was a year in the making but was well worth the wait, "But that's how greatness happens – you take your time to get it right."

The singer's ability to effortlessly blend genres such as afrobeats, pop, kwaito and R&B will surely help her succeed and advance her career and place in the music world, and we look forward to what's to come.

Check out the lyric video below.

Efya Ft Tiwa Savage - THE ONE (LYRICS VIDEO) www.youtube.com

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Interview: Oumou Sangaré Proves Why She's the Songbird of Wassoulou

We caught up with the Malian singer to talk about her new Acoustic album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

When Oumou Sangaré tells me freedom is at her core, I am not surprised. If you listen to her discography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a song that doesn't center or in some way touch on women's rights or child abuse. The Grammy award-winning Malian singer has spent a significant part of her career using her voice to fight for the rights of women across Africa and the world, a testimony to this is her naming her debut studio album Moussolou, meaning Woman. The album, a pure masterpiece that solidified Oumou's place amongst the greats and earned her the name 'Songbird of Wassoulou,' was a commercial success selling over 250,000 records in Africa and would in turn go on to inspire other singers across the world.

On her latest body of work Acoustic, a reworking of her critically acclaimed 2017 album Mogoya, Oumou Sangaré proves how and why she earned her accolades. The entirety of the 11-track album was recorded within two days in the Midi Live studio in Villetaneuse in 'live' conditions—with no amplification, no retakes or overdubs, no headphones. Throughout the album, using her powerful and raw voice that has come to define feminism in Africa and shaped opinions across the continent, Oumou boldly addresses themes like loss, polygamy and female circumcision.

We caught up with the Malian singer at the studio she is staying while in quarantine to talk about her new album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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