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Sarkodie Samples Fela Kuti In 'Dumsor'

Sarkodie takes on the Ghanaian electricity crisis over a Fela Kuti sample in the Peewezel-produced single "Dumsor."


Sarkodie takes on the electricity crisis in Ghana in his latest single "Dumsor" (named after the popular Ghanaian term for blackouts). The track sees Sarkodie heavily criticizing the government and the Electricity Company of Ghana as part of the #DumsorMustStop campaign, on which he's been joined by Ghanaian actresses Yvonne Nelson and Lydia Forson. The Peewezel-produced single features the Ghanaian rapper's usual rapid-fire Twi delivery, as Sarkodie goes in over a sample of Fela Kuti's "Lady." For more from the rapper revisit our Okayafrica TV: Afrobeats At SXSW feature with Sarkodie, Ice PrinceDavidoR2bees, and more. Stream and download "Dumsor" below.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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