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Sister Deborah Delivers The Ultimate 'Ghana Jollof' Anthem

Sister Deborah of Ghana is back with infectious song, “Ghana Jollof.”

As you may already know a #JollofWar has been raging between Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, which has spilled over into the Twittersphere.


And Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam added his two cents last week, saying his home country, “the originator of jollof” makes it best.

But e.TV Ghana presenter and fashionista Sister Deborah has penned the anthem “Ghana Jollof” that might settle the score once and for all.

The singer—sister to Wanlov the Kubolor, one-half of Ghanaian rap powerhouse FOKN Bois who also co-wrote the track—spits punchy lyrics revealing the secret to her bangin’ jollof is skipping the Maggi cube (but wait, isn’t that an essential?). She favors cracked chicken bones instead.

Best known for her viral hitter “Uncle Obama” from several years ago, Sister Deborah doesn’t disappoint with lines like “Ghana Jollof on fleek, yours isn’t” and it “brings boys to the yard,” especially Naija ones.

The infectious but somewhat repetitive hook “Ghana jollof yummy,” delivered over a minimalist hip-hop beat produced by Kuvie, delivers one key lesson: “learn how to cook.”

Whip up some jollof rice, check out the cover art by fellow Ghanaian artist Bright Ackwerh, and listen to the track above.

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Wekafore Releases Fela Kuti Inspired Collab With Daily Paper

The one-of-a-kind 'The Spirit Don't Die' capsule collection celebrates African heritage and a hope for a brighter future.

Amsterdam-based African streetwear brand Daily Paper has joined Nigerian fashion brand Wekafore in creating a unique capsule collection of note. The 'The Spirit Don't Die' collection is inspired by fashion and Nigerian activism icon Fela Kuti, but celebrates the bountiful beauty, potential, and heritage of Africans.

Nigerian designer Wekaforé Maniu Jibril, owner, and designer of the Wekafore brand has been hot since his 2013 debut. The brand has gone on to become a great success within the realm of West African fashion. Wekaforé represents a newer, more fearless generation of African designers and their latest collaborative collection tells the tale.

Daily Paper x Wekaforé 'The Spirit Don't Die' collectionImage courtesy of Daily Paper


The two popular brands share a rich history and intention to further African fashion's reputation in the world, as well as as a shared desire for raw necessity, organic growth, and authentic community engagement, development and, support. The fashion brands are making it known that street and casual wear are more than we once thought - fashion can be inclusive and fun. The stars truly aligned to bring us this partnership guided by similar core values and the hunger to celebrate Africa and her diasporas through fashion.

The Fela Kuti-inspired collection is filled with distinctive and bold pieces, honoring Africa's past while paving the way towards the future. Wekafore is known for their clear integration of West Africa's 1970's cultural golden age, and this limited collection speaks to those themes, making it a no-brainer to dedicate the line to the legendary King of Afrobeat, whose style never disappointed. It's clear to see how Kuti's influence inspired the exciting and vibrant creative renaissance seen in the collection. On using Kuti as his muse, Wekaforé says, "Like Fela, the pieces are very punk, very psychedelic, and very African at the same time. And that represents me 100%. And I think being able to speak that way through a platform like Daily Paper is a testament to contemporary African consciousness."


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Daily Paper x Wekafore 'The Spirit Don't Die' Collection

Check out more of Daily Paper x Wekafore's collection 'The Spirit Don't Die' collection here.

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