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Nakhane Touré 'Christopher'

South African songwriter Nakhane Touré releases the video for 'Christopher' off his 2014 SAMA-winning album 'Brave Confusion.'


Nakhane Touré takes the screen once more with a video for his toe-tapping love song “Christopher” off the Johannesburg-based crooner’s 2014 SAMA-wining album Brave Confusion. Hitting a sweet falsetto that would leave Prince a bit envious, Touré sings of his virtual relationship with Christopher, whom he had met online. The single, which Touré jokingly calls a “stalker anthem,” is not only an infectious head-bobbing tune, but also played a role in snagging him the affection of the inspiration for the song (the two met up in person after the single was released and have been dating ever since). The Chris Wilson-directed video follows the rock and soul-blending artist as he gets his groove on through the streets of Johannesburg accompanied by an infectious guitar.

Touré's latest video release comes just days after RAMBO (the production moniker of Tshepang Ramoba) dropped a remix of another track off Brave Confusion, "Tabula Rasa," in which the BLK JKS drummer layers his own rhythmic soundscapes over smooth vocals from the original. Check the rework out below.

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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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