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Kenyan Rapper Wangechi Returns From Tragic Car Accident With 'Analogue Dreams'

After a tragic car accident in September 2014, Kenyan rapper Wangechi returns with "Analogue Dreams," featuring Camp Mulla singer Karun.


In August 2014 Kenyan rapper Wangechi shared the smooth first single from her self-titled debut album, scheduled for release by the end of the year. Not long after, though, a tragic car accident in September (which resulted in the death of Wangechi's best friend), left the young musician critically injured at Nairobi Hospital. Now on a road to recovery, Wangechi returned on her 21st birthday last week with "Analogue Dreams," an impassioned yet relaxed electro-rap song featuring former Camp Mulla singer Karun. Produced by frequent Wangechi collaborator/manager Kevin Provoke and co-written with Karun back in August, the track is the first in a slew of releases to come this year. "I have a Wangechi sessions project coming up which is based around my life at this moment," Wangechi told Okayafrica. "Mostly a gift to my fans for everything they've helped me through. I also have videos I'm working on for both released singles and unreleased singles. Still working on getting my album out this year, immediately when I get back to studio after my health picks up." Look out for more from Wangechi soon. In the meantime, listen to "Analogue Dreams" below. For more, follow Wangechi on Twitter, Facebook, and SoundCloud.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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