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Sister Deborah Continues to Stoke the #JollofWar with Humorous Visual for ‘Ghana Jollof’ Anthem

Can the African mermaid claim victory for Ghana in the ongoing #JollofWar?

Sister Deborah just served her video for the ultimate “Ghana Jollof” anthem.


Two months ago, she offered up the bouncy afrotrap single, produced by Kuvie, aiming to settle the ongoing #JollofWar, raging among West African countries, particularly Ghana and Nigeria.

The Ghanaian model and music artist premiered the humorous, Prince Dovlo-directed music video live on 4syte TV Tuesday, which has cameos from Lady Jay and Nikki Samonas.

In it, Sister Deborah, who knows how to whip up controversy with a single like “Uncle Obama,” disses Nigerian jollof, calling it “snow white,” a tongue-in-cheek reference to Nigeria’s tomato shortage.

The scantily clad African mermaid goes for the jugular, suggesting sarcastically that the real reason Nigerian jollof is inferior to Ghanaian jollof is because twerking men dressed in drag, including her brother Wanlov of Ghanaian rap duo FOKN Bois, have made it.

The new video is quite a spectacle—have a taste for yourself at the top.

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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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