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Nigerian-British Instrumentalist Seyi Ogunnaike May be Collaborating With Lil Nas X

The talented musician has also worked with Mr Eazi and Tiwa Savage.

Seyi Ogunnaike is a Nigerian instrumentalist who's worked with some of the biggest names in the game. She's worked with Mr Eazi and Tiwa Savage and it looks like she may be working with Lil Nas X next.


Ogunnaike's next collaboration may very well be with "Old Town Road" American artist, Lil Nas X. Yesterday, the singer and rapper took to social media to express his desire to work with Ogunnaike.

Back in 2016, Ogunnaike posted a video clip of her playing on her keyboard over Mr Eazi's "Skin Tight". Social media did its thing and soon after, she accompanied him to his very first show in London. If that weren't enough, Ogunnaike also worked alongside Afropop superstar, Tiwa Savage, when she headlined at the O2 Arena in 2018.

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On her blog Seyi, she wrote the following:

"Looking back, 2018 has really been an amazing one. It was the year I fully evolved into an artist. 2018 was also the year my 7 year old dream came true - I performed with my long-time favourite artist TIWA SAVAGE :) It was amazing to have shared the stage with her at her debut concert in London. Moving forward into 2019 I have more things to share... "

Having taught herself how to play various instruments, Ogunnaike is a beast on both the piano as well as bass guitar and we can't wait to see what she and Lil Nas X will be creating.

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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