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Nigeria's Show Dem Camp 'Feel Alright'

Watch the new video for Nigerian rap duo Show Dem Camp's "Feel Alright."


The video for Nigerian duo Show Dem Camp's "Feel Alright" is jampacked with audiovisual treats, beautiful people, crisp cinematography and fine lyricism — an apt accompaniment to the playful and feel-good nature of the track. "Feel Alright" features vocal help from up-and-coming DRB Las Gidi crooner Boj and talented wordsmith Poe, as well as seamless production from Ghana’s DJ Juls who fuses modern hip-hop drums over a rich sound-bed of traditional African percussions and live instruments in the beat.

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Show Dem Camp — comprised of rappers Wale Davies (Tec) and Olumide Ayeni (Ghost) — are currently working on the follow-up to their 2011 debut album The Dreamers Project, which garnered them tours on three different continents as well as a spot opening up for 2Face on his comeback UK concert. Also of note, they've recently managed to grab the attention of Nick Cannon, who endorsed the duo's latest mixtape 2 via twittter (yep, that was a name drop, a bonafide one too.)

The duo attest that their mission is to educate and entertain, Olumide (Ghosts) says, "For us, there’s so much we want to say, whether that’s pointing out political injustices or celebrating the fun and cultural flavour in Nigeria, it’s important that we represent our truth, which may surprise international listeners, but that’s what we’re here to do…broaden your horizons.”

With that being said, we look forward to more gems from this camp! 'TIl the album drops, download their Clone Wars Vol 2: The Subsidy mixtape.

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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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