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This Siya Shezi Freestyle Will Make Your Day

New freestyle by Siya Shezi for Speeka's Sotra Cypher series.

Siya Shezi, the razor-sharp MC from Soweto, recently stopped by Speeka's studio to drop some fears bars over a beat by the Soweto producer.


The instrumental is minimal, and the MC fills it up with witty punchlines, similes and metaphors that will have you going "ooh" throughout.

Lines like "Ngibulala amagig, ngathi ngishiy' idata i-on/ Abayiyeke le ivuthe, izos'cimela njenge-zol/ Gcwala emaphonin, ema-computeni, mina ngicompeta ne-porn," are a sign that Siya Shezi still has it after doing it for such a long time.

He mixes English and IsiZulu seamlessly, reminiscent of his muse, the late Pro, and is in full control of his tongue. He just makes it look easy.

The freestyle is part of Speeka's ongoing Sotra Cypher series, which we would recommend you keep up with by subscribing to the producer's YouTube channel.

Watch the freestyle below, and revisit our interview with Speeka here.

SIYA SHEZI (a SOTRA CYPHERS exclusive) www.youtube.com

Read: Meet Speeka, the Soweto-Based Producer Keeping Kasi Rap Alive

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (May)

Featuring KiDi, M.anifest, Joey B, Kofi Mole and more.

The month of May in the Ghana music scene was definitely it. Despite the pandemic, we're still being blessed with music release upon music release, and very much to our pleasure. This month saw two projects from Ghana's A-listers, a couple trap anthems, and classy visuals from a couple of Ghana's young stars on the come up. We bring you a list of some of the best songs to come from Ghana this month. Check them out below.

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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