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Skepta Shouts Out Wizkid In His New Album ‘Konnichiwa’

Skepta reps for his Nigerian background once again and shouts out Wizkid in "Konnichiwa"—we're seeing the signs of a budding bromance.

Skepta and Wizkid.


Skepta just came out with his long-awaited new album Konnichiwa, a 12-track release that features some of the hands-down best UK grime bangers to come out in recent years—like “Shutdown,” “That’s Not Me,” and “It Ain’t Safe.”

A stream of the album’s title track “Konnichiwa,” the first song on the LP, sees Skepta repping for his Nigerian background once again and shouting out a certain Naija super star: “We took it back to Africa, ask Wizkid I can’t explain.”

We know Skepta was the one who first played “Ojuelegba” for Drake, which sparked the monster remix that catapulted Wizkid into the American and European mainstream and led to "One Dance." So, it’s not a huge surprise to hear him big-upping the Nigerian star again.

In fact, Wizkid already returned the favor on his Instagram:

My fav song right now!! @skeptagram #Konnichiwa out now!! ????

A video posted by Wizkid (@wizkidayo) on

There's been many signs of a budding bromance but what we really need though is an official collaboration between these two. Skepta, Wizzy: make it happen!

Konnichiwa—which also features tracks with Pharrell, Wiley, JME, A$AP Nast, D Double E, Novelist, and Young L.O.R.D.—is out now.

Konnichiwa out now! @skeptagram big man ting! ? ##Konnichiwa

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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