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Stonebwoy Drops A Ghanaian Dancehall Track Inspired By Rihanna’s ‘Work’

Ghanaian star Stonebwoy shares the music video for "People Dey," a single influenced by Rihanna and Drake's "Work."


Stonebwoy has been bagging lots of accolades lately, winning the Best International Act: Africa category at the BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

The Ghanaian dancehall star, who also recently played Lauryn Hill’s Diaspora Calling! festival in Brooklyn, keeps things heated with the new visuals for “People Dey.”

The track sees Stonebwoy riding a dancehall groove and flipping the chorus from Rihanna and Drake’s massive Caribbean-influenced single “Work,” making it entirely his own.

This isn't the first time "Work" has inspired a West African star. Burna Boy did his own cover of Rihanna's single a few months ago.

Watch the Morgan Cashboy-directed music video for “People Dey” below.

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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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