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Wizkid Drops Previously Unreleased Tracks 'Ghetto Youth' and 'Opoju' Featuring DJ Spinall

Wizkid dropped two previously unreleased tracks last night via Soundcloud.

Wizkid took to Soundcloud late last night to drop two previously unreleased tracks.


"Opoju" is a dancehall-inflected freestyle collaboration with DJ Spinall, who will be hitting the turntables today for a live jam session at OkayAfrica HQ, you can tune in via our Facebook page.

"Ghetto Youth" is an older, unreleased cut that sees Starboy singing over breezy production by Sarz, and sprinkling lyrics from Fela Kuti's "Beast of No Nation" in between energetic bars.

We're hoping more bangers like these are on the way! Listen to "Opoju" and "Ghetto Youth" below.

Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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