Listen to Nasty C & Rowlene’s New Song ‘I Need You’

Stream 'I Need You' by Nasty C and Rowlene, a song from the South African Netflix Original Series 'Blood & Water' soundtrack.

Nasty C and Rowlene team up for another emotive collaboration. In "I Need You," Nasty C admits he needs his lover after reflecting on betrayal from friends and accomplices.

"I Need You" is a satisfying marriage of hip-hop and R&B built over swinging keys and a colossal bassline.


The song is part of the score for the South African Netflix Original series Blood & Water, which premiered earlier this week. Nasty C also makes his acting debut in the series which has been receiving great reviews from South Africans and has been trending on both social media and Netflix.

With "I Need You," Nasty C and Rowlene make yet another compelling case why a collaborative album between the two of them would be a great idea. Previous collaborations such as "Phases" from Nasty C's debut album Bad Hair (2016), "SMA" from his sophomore Strings and Bling (2018) and "143" from Rowlene's The Evolution of a Robot: 2nd Generation (2018).

In the aforementioned songs, the two artists have showcased their rapper-singer chemistry, and it doesn't hurt that they are both producers.

Stream "I Need You" on Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer.

Nasty C x Rowlene - I Need You (Netflix Original Series Blood & Water Soundtrack) www.youtube.com



Revisit our recent interview with Nasty C in which he discusses his upcoming album Zulu Man With Some Power here.

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Angélique Kidjo on Africa Day: 'We demand not to be at the mercy of our circumstances anymore.'

We speak to the inimitable Angélique Kidjo who shares some of her refreshing thoughts on Africa Day.

Today is Africa Day and while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we've come as a continent and as a people.

With this year's theme focused on "Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19", there has never been a more important time for deep reflection on our collective present and future as Africans.

And who better to share in that reflection than the legendary and inimitable Beninese musician Angélique Kidjo? A fierce African and artist who has paved the way for many of her contemporaries including Burna Boy, Davido, Thandiswa Mazwai, and several others, the four-time Grammy award winner emphasises the urgent need for unity among Africans. 'It's about time that people start realising that Africa is a continent. I've been saying this my entire career,' she says passionately.

OkayAfrica spoke briefly to Kidjo who shared some of her refreshing thoughts on this year's Africa Day.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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