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Reniss x Sadrak 'Owé Owé' (Produced By Le Monstre)

The "first lady" of Cameroonian label New Bell Music Reniss teams up with Sadrak on 'Owé Owé,' produced by Le Monstre.


We first heard Douala's Reniss back in January on New Bell Music head honcho Jovi's bouncy lead single "B.A.S.T.A.R.D." off his latest electro-rap offering Kankwe Vol. 1. Mankon-hailing, the New Bell "first lady," whose background is in gospel music, sings in a mixture of English, French, Pidgin and Mankon languages. She made her official debut in September 2013 with Afrikan LuV, a six-track "story about love from a young african woman's perspective," produced by Le Monstre (aka Jovi's producer alter-ego). With their second EP together now in the works and due out later this year, Reniss and her right-hand producer/labelhead came through today with a new single. An all natural break from the electronic production we saw on the first Kankwe EP, the sunshiney "Owé Owé" sees Reniss joined by Francophone emcee (and fellow New Bell signee) Sadrak, who rides swiftly over the song's "Owé" chants and what sounds like Western Cameroonian instruments. Listen to Reniss and Sadrak on "Owé Owé" below. For more from New Bell Music stream Jovi's most recent single "CA$H" and read our Top 10 Cameroonian Urban Artists to Watch in 2014 list.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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