Featured

The Come Again: Grap N Clap Remix


[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/11-Grap-an-Clap-remix.mp3|titles=Grap N Clap Remix (Pupa Bajah and Baw-Waw Society)]

Pupa Bajah, who is sometimes described as Sierra Leone's contemporary Bob Marley,  got his big start with this single. "Grap N Clap" tore through post-war Sierra Leone in 2004, launching Bajah, then just a teenager, into musical stardom and giving him the moniker the "fastest rapper in Sierra Leone." Within a few short months Bajah went from a young ruffian in the streets of Freetown to a musical  superstar. The title, which translates from Sierra Leonean Krio into  'stand up and clap', is a political call-to-arms to his fellow youths.

The above remix, which samples the hit "City Life" by  Dovy Dovy and A-Klazz (then known as the Baw-Waw Society), marks the start of the official Dry Eye Crew collabo. The rest is history.

Check out the original video below with a very young versions of Bajah, Dovy, and A-Klazz.

[embed width=550][/embed]

 

Featured
Supplied

Ugandan Sports Maven Usher Komugisha Is Preparing To Spread Her Wings

After successfully commentating at the recent Basketball Africa League held in Kigali, award-winning sports journalist and analyst Usher Komughisha is dead set on pursuing a new challenge.

Most times, when we think of sports industry personalities, especially in Africa, the first name that springs to mind is usually that of a male. Women, however, are increasingly breaking barriers and taking up their rightful positions everywhere in society. And it's so inspiring to watch!


Usher Komugisha continues to defy the odds, and she is rising to become a household name in the sports industry in Africa. If you followed the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) competition that kicked off on May 16, 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda, then you definitely know who we are talking about. With great power, control and a unique voice, Usher commanded the attention of basketball lovers in the 215 countries it was broadcasted to.

Usher's bubbly personality, which shone through when I first contacted her telephonically, brought warmth, a sense of comfort and for a minute it felt like we'd been friends for eternity. Below, she lets us into her sport-filled world...

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Interview: Lady Du, Amapiano’s Sultry-Voiced Superstar, Is Smashing The Glass Ceiling

In conversation with amapiano star Lady Du about her rise, spirituality and considering herself a kwaito queen.