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Listen to Wizkid's New Single 'Sweet Love'

Wizkid drops "Sweet Love," a mellow new single inspired by his previous hit "Ojuelegba." Listen and download here.

We can always count on Wizkid to come through with the dance-worthy party jams, but he doesn't disappoint when he decides to slow things down a bit either.


With his latest single "Sweet Love," he does just that and— simply put—the track is fire.

In an interview with Beats 1 Radio, Wizkid explained that "Sweet Love" was inspired by his earlier hit "Ojuelegba," which helps explain its dulcet, reggae-inflected sound, and also why it's pretty much my new favorite track.

He also manages to throw in some Fela lyrics on the 3-and-a-half minute jam, which of course, only helps make the song that much more enjoyable.

In the accompanying music video, Wizkid gives fans a taste of what it's like to catch him on tour."The visual is made up from content of my live shows throughout Africa, which will give my fans a real insight and feel of me performing back home," he told Fader.

As you've probably heard, Wizkid recently announced a multi-album deal with RCA Records/Sony Music International.

"It’s hard for me to describe what I do, since I work with rhythms from Afro-Beat, reggae, hip-hop, dance hall and others," Wizkid tells Billboard in a new statement about his record deal. "What’s important to me is for music to be real, authentic, raw and timeless. I don’t wanna be boxed in to any one genre."

Watch the video above and stream "Sweet Love" below.

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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