Ma-E and K.O Share Visuals For Their Collaborative Single ‘Navigator’

Watch Ma-E and K.O's music video for 'Navigator.'

Ma-E and K.O's reunion on "Navigator" was welcome by fans when the two rap veterans released the single in April.

In the song, the two rappers prove they still have chemistry. Not unexpected from artists who have been part of two crews together—Cashtime Fam and Teargas.


That chemistry is displayed visually in the video as they both look and sound comfortable as they remind you who the real head honchos of rap are.

The music video was filmed in some parts of Joburg, including Auckland Park and Sandton, alongside a location that may or may not be outside of (South) Africa judging from the snow. The video shows different performance scenes in these different locations which all look noticeably empty due to the lockdown the South African government enforced for two months and is easing off from the beginning of June.

"Navigator" hasn't been announced as a single to any upcoming project by Ma-E. The rap OG last released an album with 212 in 2017.

K.O last released PTY UnLTD in 2019, an album that spawned the hit singles "Supa Dupa" and "Flight School" featuring Sjava.

Watch the music video for "Navigator" by Ma-E featuring K.O below and stream the song on Apple Music andSpotify.

MaE - Navigator ft K.O (OFFICIAL VIDEO) www.youtube.com




Interview

Interview: Omah Lay Is Nigeria's New Young Act to W​atch

We sit down with the rising Port Harcourt-born musician to talk about his latest EP, Get Layd.

Omah Lay's music is at once introspective and hedonistic, matched with the vibrancy of alt-pop production, sometimes crafted by the artist himself. The Nigerian act, who released his debut EP, Get Layd, earlier this year has been described as wielding the "lyricism of Burna Boy and the melodies of Wizkid."

Omah Lay's grandfather played in Celestine Ukwu's highlife band; his father played the drums too. Being put through his paces in Nigeria's South region—specifically Port Harcourt—supplies the grit to Omah's velvety singing. The starkness of the world he inhabits is a wonder and his lyrics are too. Phrases like "You dun burst my eyeglass" and "Omo she be SARS and she carry full van" are a cultural stamp, a burst out of the ordinary for listeners, many of whom now declare Omah Lay as "special."

Following the validating reception of singles "You" and "Bad Influence," Omah Lay shared the Get Layd EP on May 22. Including just three new songs might have posed a gamble and not defined his sound well enough, but the musician shattered those judgements. Omah Lay is a gifted artist and has the uncanny ability to exist in his space, even when circling around the afro-fusion tag that has seen a recent rise in adaptability.

Below, Omah Lay speaks to OkayAfrica about his Get Layd EP, coming to Lagos, and more.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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