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A Nigerian Rap Cover Of Adele’s ‘Hello’

20-year-old Nigerian rapper Ola Dips shares a memorable hip-hop version of Adele's hit song "Hello," rhymed in Yoruba and Pidgin.


Nigerian MC Ola Dips breaks ground by treating us to the first “rap version” of Adele’s mega hit “Hello.” While the rapper’s cover maintains the same melancholic aura as the original track, his expressive rhymes—rapped mostly in Yoruba and Pidgin—give the song a memorable hip-hop twist.

The 20-year-old rapper, who grew up in Nigeria's Ogun State, lists Olamide, D’Banj, 2face Idibia and 9ice, among others, as his musical influences. His musical connection to his country is made apparent through his introspective lyrics and delivery.

Ola Dips spits uninterrupted bars for the majority of the 4-and-a-half-minute rendition of “Hello.” He also offers some harmonizing vocals of his own towards the end, singing “This music dey my blood, dey my veins and in bones.” Listen to Ola Dips' “Hello” cover below.

 

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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