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Kah-lo. Photos courtesy of the artist.

Nigerian Artist Kah-Lo Teams Up With Diplo and Blond:ish On Festive New Track 'Give Dem'

The Grammy-nominated singer returns with another track "inspired by Christmas in Lagos."

Kah-Lo is back. The Grammy nominated singer and songwriter has linked up with Diplo and the Canadian producer duo Blond:ish for the pulsating new track "Give Dem."

The song is made for partying, with its uptempo production and sparse, but catchy lyrics. Kah-lo can be heard chanting "oya give dem" throughout the mostly instrumental 5-and-a-half minute track. The singer shared the new dance track on Twitter, sharing that it's inspired by the best time of year in Lagos. "Another one inspired by Christmas in Lagos and my squizod," she wrote.

READ: Meet Kah-Lo, the Grammy-Nominated Nigerian Singer You Haven't Heard of


We spoke with Kah-Lo Kah-Lo back in 2017, following the news of her Grammy Nomination for Best Dance Performance for "Rinse and Repeat," which she told us was also inspired by Christmas in Lagos. "You know how Christmas in Lagos is," said the artist. "You wake up, you go to your party or your wedding, then you come back really late, and then you wake up and you do the same thing. You rinse and you repeat."

"Give Dem" gives off a similar feel and though we're still several months away the song has us prematurely excited for end-of-the-year celebrations.

Listen to the track below.

Diplo & Blond:ish - Give Dem (feat. Kah-lo) (Official Audio) youtu.be


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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pร  Pรก Pร " and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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