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Yaa Pono's Felabration-Inspired 'Amen'

Ghanaian emcee Yaa Pono's latest single "Amen" is inspired by his performance at this year's Felabration.


Pidgen Music emcee Yaa Pono was the Ghanaian representative at last month's Lagos Felabaration. The Uptown Energy member left the Shrine inspired — the result being a proverbial new single "Amen." On his latest, the street spitter known for his fiery freestyles channels Fela Kuti's wisdom and hustle motivation into a celebratory joint. The Ghanaian banger uses actual chants from this year's audience at the Shrine. Listen to "Amen" below and head here for more from Yaa Pono.

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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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