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Phyno, Falz and Phenom Link Up for Socially-Charged Single 'Get the Info'

Phyno's new track is an indictment on the state of Nigerian society.

Nigerian rapper Phyno enlists fellow Nigerian MCs Falz and Phenom for his latest single "Get the Info," a socially-charged track that sees the artist addressing some of the most pressing issues facing their home country.

The track opens with words about government corruption, before the rappers deliver passionate verses atop the laid-back hip hop production from Major Banggz.


Phyno opens the song, rapping in his dexterous mix of Igbo and English and is later joined by Phenom on the second verse. Flaz, known for his socially-minded lyrics, delivers the song's third verse, which is another indictment on greedy politicians. In the song, the rappers address everything from elections, to poverty, to tribalism and religion. They urge listeners to stay informed and "get the Info" throughout.

The stripped-back music video features the artists and dancers performing in dark settings interspersed with striking black-and-white footage featuring everyday Nigerians, state security forces, political leaders and more.

The track is Phyno's first of the year. Last year the artist dropped his latest album Deal With It, which featured several collaborations, including "Vibe" featuring Flavour.

OkayAfrica spoke to both Phyno and Falz for our end of the decade retrospective on the rise of afrobeats. Phyno spoke about the future of the Nigerian music scene, "what everybody is hearing now is just the tip of the iceberg," said the artist. Later adding: "Trust me though, the wave is coming, afrobeats, Nigeria, Africa, this is culture to us. Music is what we do—everybody does music like it's nothing."

Watch the music video for "Get the Info" below.

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The Gorillaz Enlist Fatoumata Diawara for New Track 'Désolé

A stunning collaboration that we didn't even know we needed.

The Gorillaz enlist none other than Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara for their latest single "Désolé," the second single from the hit-making British band's Song Machine installation project.

"Making Désolé with Fatou was a real moment for me, you know," the band's drummer Russel Hobbs is quoted as saying in a statement via Pitchfork. Désole translates to "sorry" in French, but despite it's apologetic title, the song is a laid-back groove, elevated by vocals from lead singer Damon Albarn and Diawara, who sings in English, French and Bambara.

"She's an African Queen," Russel adds. "This lady made the song what it is, beautiful, like life. What can I say about Désolé? They say sorry is the hardest word, but that's not true.... Try saying antidisestablishmentarianism with a mouth full of gluten free cronuts on a speed boat without licking your lips."

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Zlatan Reflects on 'Life' on Heartfelt New Track

Watch the music video for the Nigerian artist's latest.

Nigerian artist Zlatan gets pensive on his latest track "Life."

The song is a departure from the Zanku (Leg Work) singer's usual dance-worthy style. Instead, the slow-paced anthem sees him reflecting on his rise, and making it as an artist against all odds. "My life changed in one day," sings the artist on the hook.

The video, directed by Hassan Al Raae, features a different setting for the artist as well, as the artist appears at a skiing resort surrounded by snow, which provides a crisp backdrop for the track's hopeful message.

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The 7 Best East African Songs of the Month

Featuring Diamond Platnumz x Tanasha, Sauti Sol, Rayvanny, Sheebah, Victoria Kimani and more.

February has been dominated by familiar voices in East African music.

Here are our picks of the best East African songs of the month featuring Diamond Platnumz, Sheebah, Rayvanny and more.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month

Featuring Sarkodie, M.anifest, Efya, Shatta Wale, Wendy Shay, Lord Paper x Bosom P-Yung and more.

February has been quite the month for music. From the top shots in music right down to the rising new acts, we give you a list of some of the best songs to come out of Ghana this month. Check them out below.

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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