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Sun-El Musician Releases Accompanying Visuals for 'Ubomi Abumanga'

Sun-El Musician Releases Accompanying Visuals for 'Ubomi Abumanga'

Watch the new music video for Sun-El Musician and Msaki's Xhosa number 'Ubomi Abumanga'.

Sun-El Musician has dropped the new music video for his Xhosa number with Msaki, "Ubomi Abumanga" (translates to "life doesn't stop" from Xhosa). The track was released as a single in May of last year and now features on his sophomore album, To the World & Beyond. The music video, which attempts to convey the hopeful message of the song, has already clocked close to 800 thousand views on YouTube and counting.

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"Ubomi Abumanga" is a track that speaks to the hardships and challenges of life but how lizophum'ilanga (the sun will come out) and how those closest to us will be there to remind us (yiza ndiz'khumbuze) of how life continues in spite of these hardships. The music video itself appears to show two close friends who enjoy playing soccer together. It is a ritual to which they both devote themselves until the one experiences challenges which leave her feeling uncertain and naturally disappointed.

While a worthy attempt at conveying the poignant lyrical content of the track, the music video itself does fall short in certain aspects. The scenes wherein several characters are lying on the ground and looking up at the sky do not adequately convey the wistfulness intended. Admittedly, it is almost feels a little underwhelming particularly due to the sparseness of the setting. It's not all misses though with the various scenes showing Sun-El Musician's trek through a wooded area rising to the usual standard of the artist's visual productions.

Watch the music video for "Ubomi Abumanga" below:

Sun-EL Musician Feat. Msaki - Ubomi Abumanga (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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