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Wizkid Drops 'African Bad Gyal' Featuring Chris Brown

Wizkid has released the official version of his previously leaked collaboration with Chris Brown, "African Bad Gyal."

DIASPORA—Wizkid's upcoming mixtape Sounds from the Other Side is set to drop next month. In the mean time, Starboy has released the official version of his previously leaked collaboration with Chris Brown, "African Bad Gyal."


Wizkid sings "African bad gyal, baby don't change your style gyal," atop blazing, uptempo production. Chris Brown joins in on the second verse, though we can't really place what accent he was going for.

We could have done without an appearance from Chris Brown, for a number of well-known reasons, but the song is a banger nonetheless. It will likely be a mainstay on playlists this summer.

Listen to "African Bad Gyal" below. You can preorder Wizkid's "Sounds from the Other Side" before it drop on July 14.

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Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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