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Treasure's 'Wonakobo' Brings Atlanta Trap To Accra

Rapper Treasure's 'Wonakobo' brings the new Atlanta trap sounds to Accra.


Kwabena Otchere aka Treasure is a rapper from Ghana who moved to the States in his teenage years eventually settling in Atlanta. His recent video for "Wonakoko," which seems to have popped-up out of nowhere on a Pitchfork track review, blends his current city's heavy wave of trap sounds with English, Twi and pidgin rapping (pretty odd that Pitchfork would choose to cover something like this yet have nothing on artists like Sarkodie). Regardless, Treasure's track is an interesting mix of what can come when the new Atlanta meets African rappers. Hear the snarling hi-hats and booming bass of "Wonakobo" in the video for below.

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Amaarae Breaks Down Her Hits In OkayAfrica's New Video Series 'Decoded'

In Decoded, our favorite African artists dive deep into their music, lyrics and share notable behind-the-scenes moments.

We're launching Decoded, our brand new pop-up style video series featuring the latest, buzzing African artists' music and influences.

We kick things off with Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae who has been making waves with the release of her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.

In our first-ever Decoded episode, Amaarae breaks down hit songs like "Trust Fund Baby", "Jumping Ship" with Kojey Radical as well as her Southern rap musical influences. She also mentions being inspired by an op-ed that she penned for OkayAfrica in 2019, and her mother's role in helping her coin the album title The Angel You Don't Know.

When all is said and done, Amaarae just wants to give other young women "an option not to have to be the archetypal female African artist, and give them an opportunity to expand all of their possibilities, explore all the different genres, and still be successful and get this money." Amen to that!

Check out our first episode of Decoded with Amaarae below.

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