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Australian-Zimbabwean Rapper Tkay Maidza's 'Switch Tape'

Watch Australian-Zimbabwean 18-year-old rapper Tkay Maidza's video for "U-hu" & Bok Bok-produced "Finish Them."


Australian-based, Zimbabwean-born 18-year-old Tkay Maidza jumped on the scene earlier this year with the bubbly "U-Huh," a track that blends her agile raps with an addictive, electronic chorus that could fit on any current pop radio hit. Her style's been justly compared by several outlets to Azealia Banks (minus the drama) — her recent "Finish Them" collaboration with South London producer Bok Bok does carry a similar "212" punch to it. Maidza's just dropped her 18-track debut Switch Tape mixtape which continues her UK club explorations. Stream Switch Tape now via The Fader (full tracklist underneath) and check out the mixtape inclusions "U-Huh" & "Finish Them" below.

SWITCH TAPE TRACKLIST

Tkay Maidza - Always Been (feat. Swick & BOT)

Tkay Maidza - Switch Lanes (feat. Paces)

Tkay Maidza - MOB (prod. Elk)

Tkay Maidza - Finish Them (prod. Bok Bok)

SBTRKT - Everybody Knows (Tkay Maidza Edit)

Tkay Maidza - Brontosaurs feat. Bad Cop (Elk Drum Edit)

Swick and Lewis Cancut - Wishes (feat. Tkay Maidza)

Friend Within - The Monochrome (feat. Tkay Maidza)

Tkay Maidza - Forever (prod. Swick)

Tkay Maidza - Gangsta (prod. Elk)

Carmada (L D R U & Yahtzel) - Give It All (feat. Tkay Maidza)

Kilter - They Say (feat. Tkay Maidza)

Tkay Maidza - U-huh (prod. Elk)

Tkay Maidza - U-huh (Luke Million Remix)

Must Die! - Imprint (feat. Tkay Maidza)

Tkay Maidza -TM (prod. Swick and Lewis Cancut)

Tkay Maidza - Basskick Pump (prod. Swick)

Tkay Maidza - Trouble (prod. Motez)

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#LGBTRightsGhana: Ghanaians Rally Support For the LGBT+ Community

Pro-LGBT+ advocacy in Ghana is at an all-time high as members of the community face public backlash.

The LGBT+ community in the West African country of Ghana is a fast growing group, but they are also highly marginalized. In recent times, the nation's LGBT+ population has faced increased backlash from members of Ghana's society who are opposed to the rights of the community. Many members of the community are forced to live secret or suppressed lives, as those who are open about their sexuality face discrimination and oppression in various forms and degrees, as a result of living in a society that lacks progressiveness and regard for basic human rights for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.

At the moment both the backlash and the advocacy for the cause is currently at a climax, sparked by recent events concerning Ghana's LGBT+ support group and the public opposition against it by Ghana's society and the nation's government. Ghana's official LGBT+ support group, called LGBT+ Rights Ghana, established their headquarters in Accra on January 31, 2021. The office was intended to be a safe space and avenue of support for all LGBT+ Ghanaians. On February 24, 2021. the office was shut down by members of Ghana's national security force together with the police, on orders issued by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, after the center became the subject of a furious public backlash.

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