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Tekno's Throwback Single 'Jogodo' Is Just The Song You Need

The Nigerian singer just released a new track 'Jogodo'

Tekno's singles just keep on coming, and here's the newest one.

The Nigerian singer and songwriter just dropped his latest single "Jogodo," which he also produced. The track has that easy but addictive beat that earned him a place among the new wave of Nigerian artists we've been seeing a lot lately.

"Jogodo" is also a throwback to a more retro Nigerian sound, borrowing inspiration from Professor Linkin's 'Jogodo'. Tekno released six singles last year, including "Only One" and a collaboration with Wizkid, "Mama."


Tekno has been hyping up the release of his new single on Instagram all week, and even getting high praise from Drake. The Canadian rapper comment "BIGGEST CHUNE" on one teaser, to which Tekno responded "They ain't ready."

This track is just what you need to carry you into the weekend, and you can listen to it below.

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The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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