This Swahili Cover of Adele's 'Hello' Is Blowing Up

Hear Kenyan Afro-pop singer Dela's stirring Swahili cover of Adele's "Hello."

By now there’s pretty much no way you haven’t come across Adele’s record-breaking third album 25 and its ubiquitous lead single “Hello.” While we’ve already written about a Nigerian rap cover of “Hello,” this new Swahili rendition of the song by Nairobi’s Dela takes the cake.

For their cover, the Kenyan Afro-pop singer and producer Fancy Fingers deliver a stirring and fully translated version (except for the word “Hello”) of Adele’s hit backed by acoustic guitar. With coverage in the likes of Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and Refinery 29, Dela’s cover is already blowing up.

Take a listen below.


The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (July)

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As the summer winds down releases have slowed down just a tad, but it's nothing to fear because a number of our Ghanaian music faves are in album mode, and it's only a matter of time before they let loose! In the meantime the rest of our faves have been steady dishing out that fire, making for another month of dope releases. Want the scoop? Check out the best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

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