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R2bees And Davido Rap From The Houston Suburbs In The Video For 'Gboza'

The American suburbs never looked cooler than in Ghanaian duo R2bees' new video for "Gboza" featuring Nigerian star Davido.


The suburbs have never looked cooler than in R2bees' new video for "Gboza" featuring Davido. The unstoppable Ghanaian-Nigerian collaboration was filmed in Houston, Texas this past March following their epic SXSW performance. The music video for the Killbeatz-produced track features the rappers and their crew enjoying hometown American life while singing over laid-back synth beats from the vacant streets of Houston. We caught up with the Ghanaian duo and Nigerian star before the first ever Sounds From Africa showcase at the festival in Austin, Texas to discuss what it's like to perform in the states and more pertinent issues such as: Kendrick or Kanye? "Gboza" is an extension of the pairs musical history log that includes other infectious singles like "S.O.L.O." Watch the music video for "Gboza" and revisit our Okayafrica TV episode with the artists below.

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Photo: Kelenna Ogboso.

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