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Wyclef Jean Puts On For Haiti In The New 'Sak Kap Fet' Video

Watch our exclusive premiere of Wyclef's new video for Haitian Flag Day.

Wyclef Jean is a legend in the game. Not only does he have three Grammy wins beneath his belt, but his work with The Fugees will forever remain a part of hip-hop history. In his latest single, "Sak Kap Fet," the Haitian rapper does not shy away from highlighting his heritage and love for his country.

Now, he returns to premiere the official music video for "Sak Kap Fet," exclusively on OkayAfrica. Throughout his long and accomplished career, Wyclef has made it a point to put his home country at the forefront. Through starting multiple charities and even an attempt to run for President of the Caribbean nation in 2010, his affection for Haiti runs deep.


The term "Sak Kap Fet" means "what's up?" in Creole. The visual serves as a nod to his roots and represents Haitian unity and pride, as he searches for new young talent eminent.

Wyclef tells OkayAfrica, "Music is such a powerful force, it allows you to express who you are as a person, where you come from, and your background. In this video, Africa meets Haiti again. The first time we met was when we left Africa against our will and now we return back home. This is not a song, but a movement!"

Watch "Sak Kap Fet" below.


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Photo: Lex Ash (@thelexash). Courtesy of Simi.

Interview: Simi Is Taking Risks

Nigerian star Simi talks about the successes & risks of this year, her thoughts on the #EndSARS protests, and how her husband, Adekunle Gold, inspired Restless II.

Simi is restless. It has nothing to do with the year she has had, in fact, she reaffirmed her status as one of Nigeria's most successful musicians with a single music drop, "Duduke," which enjoyed widespread appeal as the nation went into lockdown earlier in the year.

The 32-year-old singer's restlessness is a reflection of the organised chaos that has defined her recording process this year as she combined the rigours of being an expectant mother with an examination of her place in the wider world. It, more accurately, reflects her re-negotiation of the parameters of her stardom.

"I've never really been a big fan of the spotlight," she whispers silently early in our Zoom conversation. "I know that it comes with the territory, but when I got my big break and more people started to recognise me, I realised that I had to edit myself, my life, and most of the things that I'd do or say because I wanted to be careful to keep a part of me for myself."

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