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The Duality of Kwesi Arthur

We talk to the Ghanaian star rapper about his long-awaited debut album Son of Jacob,, which shows the two sides of his music: pop-ready songs and hard-headed rhymes.

Son of Jacob, rapper Kwesi Arthur’s debut album, is undoubtedly the most anticipated debut album by a Ghanaian artist in recent times. Kwesi made his official debut back in 2017, and from then on has commanded a core fanbase that's immensely loyal and closely follows his every move. His debut project, the 5-track offering Live From Nkrumah Krom, hosted breakout single “Grind Day” which launched the young rapper brimming with zeal and talent into the limelight. Although he has dropped further projects since then—such as his sophomore EP Live From Nkrumah Krom, Vol II: Home Run as well as two installments of This Is Not The Tape, Sorry For The Wait EPsKwesi Arthur fans have been fiending for a full length project from the award winning rapper all the while.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (April)

Featuring Black Sherif, Shatta Wale, Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Sefa, Kwabena Kwabena, and more.

We’re back again with all the heat from Ghana! April has been an eventful month in the world of music, and from Black Sherif to Kofi Kinaata to Kwesi Arthur and even more, there’s plenty of brand new tunes to grace your playlists. Check out our picks of the best Ghanaian songs of the month below.

For more of the best music, check out our monthly Nigerian, Ghanaian, South African and East African music lists here and tap in for our weekly Songs You Need to Hear roundup.

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