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Olamide Drops Non-Stop Bars on New Track 'Bugle'

The rapper reminds us why he's one of the biggest MCs to come out of the Nigerian music scene.

Olamide delivers unfiltered bars on his latest single "Bugle."

The Nigerian rapper who released the colorful music video for his single "Motigbana" in August, is back with a gritty rap song that reminds us why he's one of the most celebrated MCs to come out of the Nigerian music scene.

He shows off his rapid wordplay as he raps in his signature Yoruba and English flow over production by PheezOnTheBeatz. Unlike his previous releases, the focus of "Bugle" is purely Olamide's rap capabilities—the rapper drops line after line atop the track's mid-tempo beat.


Olamide has had a fruitful year, releasing the hit song "Science Student" earlier this year, followed by equally popular gems"Issa Goal" and "Kana" featuring Wizkid and the lesser known, "Sheevita Juice" with Skepta.

In an interview with OkayAfrica last month, Wale named Olamide as one of the musicians he "looks up to."

Listen to "Bugle." below.

Olamide - Bugle (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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The 6 Best East African Songs of the Month (October)

Featuring Nadia Mukami, Zuchu x Joeboy, John Blaq and more.

October featured an array of incredible releases from East Africa's pop royalty as well as promising newbies.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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AKA Releases New Single 'Casino' Featuring Sho Madjozi and Flvme

Listen to AKA's new single 'Casino' featuring Sho Madjozi and Flvme.

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