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Video: Nneka Live At The Roots Picnic

Last month, at the epic Roots Picnic in Philly, Nigeria's own Nneka performed alongside The Roots, Wu-Massacre, Vampire Weekend and many others. We've had our eye on Nneka for some time, and with her recent opening slot for Nas and Damian Marley on the Distant Relatives Tour it seems her career is in full blossom. Her voice is infectious, her record has been on repeat, and now, thanks to our ladies over at Society Hae (big up Ngozi and N'dada!), we get this great little interview clip live from The Roots Picnic. Here Nneka talks Nigera, The World Cup, Nas and Damian, and the paradox of having to leave home to be recognized: "One has to go on a pilgrimage fest before you are seen or realized in your own home." NYC, be sure to catch Nneka next at the Highline Ballroom on August 2nd, following opening act Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (July)

Featuring Black Sherif, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, M3NSA x M.anifest, and more.

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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