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Nakhane Reveals ‘We Dance Again’ Was About Sexual Healing

The artist says his collaboration with Black Coffee was "about another lover bringing another lover out of depression by fucking."

South African musician and author Nakhane recently revealed insightful details about "We Dance Again," the Black Coffee hit in which the artist was featured on in 2015.

"We Dance Again" was a massive hit in South Africa, it even started the viral #DanceAgainChallenge, which saw fans and fellow artists share videos of themselves dancing to the song on social media.

Little did many fans realize that they were indeed dancing to a sexually charged song—it seems many of us assumed the song was just about dancing.


According to Nakhane, though, that's not the case. "It's a song about another lover bringing another lover out of depression by fucking," the artist told Peak Time's Vivian Host during a Red Bull Radio interview.

The artist tells the story of how the song came about. "I was in Black Coffee's studio, and we were writing the song, and I was shy," said Nakhane. "I had never co-written before. I would go outside and be like, 'Just loop the beat, and do something on your laptop whatever. I'll come back just now.' And I would go outside and be like [hums], write the lyrics, and I'd go, 'I'm ready.' And then come back inside and just sing it. But I never told him what the words were about."

It was only until the label had asked him to submit the song's lyrics that true meaning was revealed. "And then he read and said, 'This song is filthy.' And I was like, 'Well, yeah, I know, right. And radio stations were playing it. So, I was really happy to sort of sneak some queer sexuality into South African national radio."

So, the next time you listen to "Dance Again," maybe you'll think twice about singing along to, "Baby, baby, come again," in front of your mother.

Nakhane is slick with the pen, and there are more hidden stories and sentiments in his music that you have to be an attentive listener to pick up.

Revisit "Dance Again" below, and don't forget to check out his latest single "New Brighton" here. It will be part of the deluxe version of his 2018 album You Will Not Die.

BLACK COFFEE - We Dance Again (feat. Nakhane Toure) www.youtube.com

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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