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Sally Boss Madam Wins 2 Namibian Annual Music Awards

The singer-songwriter was the most nominated artist at the awards with 7 nods.

The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) just went down, and Sally Boss Madam came out with two big wins.

The Namibian singer-songwriter was in the running for seven awards, including Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "What You Say."

Sally Boss Madam won two of those categories: Female Artist of the Year and Best R&B.

This was the eighth year the NAMAs honored Namibia's best music talent across different genres. The Awards took place on April 28 at Dome in Swakopmund.


As for Sally, she's currently promoting her 2017 album, My Black, which garnered praise for its mastery of Afro-fusion and Sally's ability to seamlessly move between different genres.

Check out Sally Boss Madam's "What You Say" below.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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