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Listen to Naira Marley's New Single 'Aye'

Naira Marley explores the meaning of life in this vibrant new number.

Naira Marley has just dropped his much-anticipated new single titled "Aye".

The Rexxie-produced number explores the meaning of life and encourages the listener to keep pushing even in the midst of challenges.


"Aye"—the Yoruba translation for "life"—makes use of number of instrumentals to give the track an overall bounce. While fairly mid-tempo, the rhythm and lyrics work together to convey Naira Marley's contemplativeness as he navigates what he feels is the meaning of life.

At a time when the world needs it most, the Nigerian artist speaks about persevering through obstacles one meets in life. He explores themes around human emotions such as hatred and envy and how he's no longer afraid of certain folk because he knows he doesn't mean them any harm.

Naturally, it's a great track overall as Naira Marley continues to churn out hit after hit. "Aye" comes off the back of his collaboration titled "Caro" with his newly-signed artist Zinoleesky. Also produced by the talented Rexxie, the track, which is Zinoleesky's debut project under Marlian Records, is a classic uptempo Afrobeat number with a pretty laid-back rhythm that makes the track itself an easy listen.

Listen to "Aye" on Apple Music:

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#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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