OKA Premiere: Saadi "Below The Waist" + Vinyl Giveaway

Syrian-born Boshra al Saadi's jams play like synth-drenched concoctions of future pop melodies and Caribbean rhythms. In "Below the Waist," the opening track off her Take It Easy EP , Saadi reinterprets Queen Ifrica's sultry tune by bathing it with distorted keys and delayed guitars, all while keeping its original dub backbone. Saadi's Take It Easy EP is out now via Red Bud Records. Stream the track below and jump here to WIN a 45rpm vinyl of "Below the Waist"!

Listen to Saadi's "Below The Wasit" here:

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Interview: In The Beginning Was Manana

Manana on his debut album 'In The Beginning Was The End', a relatable love story narrated backwards.

Ndumiso Manana had just purchased a microphone to complete his home studio setup when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a hard lockdown in 2020.

Unable to tour with his Seba Kaapstad family due to travel restrictions implemented as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, he did what many musicians in his circles, and around the world, were doing: he diverted his attention to something else.

In his case, the diversion led to one of 2020's most beguiling releases, In The Beginning Was The End, an album so perfect, so polished yet raw; so whole yet sparse; so sophisticated yet, strangely, relatable.

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Several Cultural Figures Sign Petition Supporting Ghana's LGBT Community

Naomi Campbell, Idris Elba, Edward Enninful and several others have signed a petition calling on Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo to support and protect the LGBT community which is under continued targeting.