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Video: Reason 'Do It Like I Can'

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Damn, the folks over at Motif Records sure don’t sleep. Hardly a week after singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim debuted her brightly coloured 90s-throwback video for "Go Widdit," label mate and Jo’burg backpack rapper Reason drops the video for his second single "Do it Like I Can," taken off his much-admired LP Audio 3D. Directed by a trio of filmmakers – Zeno Petersen, Dylan Lloyd and Ryan Young – the video features cameo appearances from Tumi Molekane, Zaki and hip hop dance collective, V.I.N.T.A.G.E Cru. Stream and buy Audio3D.

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Amaarae Breaks Down Her Hits In OkayAfrica's New Video Series 'Decoded'

In Decoded, our favorite African artists dive deep into their music, lyrics and share notable behind-the-scenes moments.

We're launching Decoded, our brand new pop-up style video series featuring the latest, buzzing African artists' music and influences.

We kick things off with Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae who has been making waves with the release of her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.

In our first-ever Decoded episode, Amaarae breaks down hit songs like "Trust Fund Baby", "Jumping Ship" with Kojey Radical as well as her Southern rap musical influences. She also mentions being inspired by an op-ed that she penned for OkayAfrica in 2019, and her mother's role in helping her coin the album title The Angel You Don't Know.

When all is said and done, Amaarae just wants to give other young women "an option not to have to be the archetypal female African artist, and give them an opportunity to expand all of their possibilities, explore all the different genres, and still be successful and get this money." Amen to that!

Check out our first episode of Decoded with Amaarae below.

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