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FOKN Bois and Mr Eazi Give Their Loyal Fans Due Props in "True Friends"

The Ghanaian hip hop duo link up with Nigeria's Mr Eazi in a gritty new single that rightfully calls out fake friends.

Ghana's very own FOKN Bois have dropped a collab track with Mr Eazi that's the essential "no new friends" anthem of 2019.

"True Friends" is their latest single ahead of of their new album, Afrobeats LOL, which will be released Feb. 22, Konbini reports.


A King Stunn production, the track starts out with stripped keys striking minor chords with heavy bass and synths being the underbelly of the hip hop duo and Nigerian pop star calling a spade, a spade—calling out those in your orbit who only show themselves when times are good.

"How many of your friends truly support your craft/business with their finances or by sharing with their networks? We dare to say our only true friends are our fans," the FOKN Bois explain via YouTube. "You buy, share, like, stream and retweet."

We hear no lies in this tune, as we all constantly reevaluate who truly shows up when we need support in our endeavors. This collab is also continues to show the versatility of both artists and how their clever play with words. We indeed can bop our heads and zanku to thoughtful bangers, y'all.

Listen to "True Friends" below.

FOKN Bois - True Friends ft Mr Eazi (Official Audio: Explicit) youtu.be

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Nigerian star Simi talks about the successes & risks of this year, her thoughts on the #EndSARS protests, and how her husband, Adekunle Gold, inspired Restless II.

Simi is restless. It has nothing to do with the year she has had, in fact, she reaffirmed her status as one of Nigeria's most successful musicians with a single music drop, "Duduke," which enjoyed widespread appeal as the nation went into lockdown earlier in the year.

The 32-year-old singer's restlessness is a reflection of the organised chaos that has defined her recording process this year as she combined the rigours of being an expectant mother with an examination of her place in the wider world. It, more accurately, reflects her re-negotiation of the parameters of her stardom.

"I've never really been a big fan of the spotlight," she whispers silently early in our Zoom conversation. "I know that it comes with the territory, but when I got my big break and more people started to recognise me, I realised that I had to edit myself, my life, and most of the things that I'd do or say because I wanted to be careful to keep a part of me for myself."

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