Every month, Wale Oloworekende covers the continent's most exciting releases and music news stories for THE FACE.
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The rapper talks ambitions for global success, cyberfraud allegations and pioneering a sound and dance that’s been embraced by Burna Boy and Beyoncé.
Featuring Rema’s booty-bouncing anthem, Yaw Tog’s Stormzy-assisted Sore remix and Niniola’s confessional R&B.
He might still be a student, but the Ghanian rapper has just had Stormzy jump on the remix of his anthem, Sore. Here, THE FACE gets the full low-down on the voice behind those hard-hitting bars.
Featuring Teni’s vibrant style, Joeboy’s lovestruck lyricism and Yung L’s politically potent afro-dancehall.
A community of artists in the city of Kumasi have put their own spin on the hard-hitting rap sound, winning praise from Stormzy and Virgil Abloh.
Having postponed his star-studded album A Better Time, the Afropop artist is throwing himself into #EndSARS – the biggest protest movement in recent Nigerian history.