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Shizzi Recruits Davido and Wale on New Single 'Won Le Ba'.

Shizzi Recruits Davido and Wale on New Single 'Won Le Ba'

The track is Shizzi's first official single of the year and with Wale and Davido featured on it, it's an undeniable collaborative hit.

Nigerian producer Shizzi has just dropped his first official single of the year titled "Won Le Ba". The laid-back track features Nigerian superstar Davido and American-Nigerian rapper Wale. With artists such as these, its unsurprising that the number is a collaborative hit you'll have stuck on repeat.


"Won Le Ba" is a fusion of Afro-pop and Afro-house with elements of Afrobeats that collectively results in an undeniably infectious song. While Shizzi and Davido handle the opening verses and chorus and Wale delivers an impressive hook, the track makes for some easy listening with just enough bounce to get you onto the dance floor.

Shizzi is reportedly gearing up to release his next project and if this track is anything to go by, it promises to be an enjoyable body of work.

Davido continues to release some pretty dope collaborations including Angel's 'Blessings' remix with French Montana and more recently, the "Mafa Mafa" music video with Dremo, Peruzzi and The Flowolf.

Wale, on the other hand, remains true to his love for Afrobeats and working with fellow Nigerian artists. Speaking in an interview with OkayAfrica back in 2018, the artist said, "I've always experimented with Afrobeats and stuff like that." He went on to add that, "I've always been in tune with what's going on in Nigeria. I've worked with a lot of Nigerian artists." Revisit that interview here.

Listen to "Won Le Ba" below:

Davido Ft. Shizzi & Wale – Won Le Ba 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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