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Papa Ghana Introduces His “Diaspora Beat” Sound In ‘Mandingo’ EP

Dutch-Ghanaian artist Papa Ghana presents an electronic blend of afrobeat, coupé-décalé, kuduro, and grime influences in the 'Mandingo' EP.


We’ve been following Jefferson Osei’s genre-melding electronic productions as Papa Ghana since his debut track “I Am An African.” From that first single, the Dutch-Ghanaian artist & fashion designer has patiently shaped his sound—a dance-influenced mash that takes cues from afrobeat, coupé-décalé, kuduro, grime, dubstep, and hip-hop—through gritty singles like “DVMSKO” and collaborations with the likes of Full Crate.

For his debut EP, Mandingo, Papa Ghana presents 11 tracks in a style he describes as “Diaspora Beat.” The EP features contributions from Afrikan Boy on the previously featured “Ghana vs Nigeria,” production work from Petite Noir, Riky Rick & BLKKOUT and is introduced by a track that samples Nelson Mandela.

Stream our premiere of Mandingo and watch an introduction to the EP below.

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Nigeria's DJ Spinall Adds 6lack On The New 'Sere' Remix

American artist 6lack joins Nigerian Afropop singer Fireboy DML in bringing additional magic to DJ Spinall's remix of the single 'Sere'.

Nigeria's DJ Spinall has officially dropped the remix for his latest massive hit single "Sere'', off his fifth studio album Grace. The "Sere" remix comes packed with power, especially, with the addition of American rapper 6lack to the banger that originally, only, featured Fireboy DML. The remix follows the music video release for the original "Sere" single, which has amassed millions of views thus far. The remix is a bonus Afopop track worth the listen.

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