A Week In Color 22

Your Afro-Negro Weekly Newsletter


West Africa

Busola Dakolo and her husband harrassed at their place of residence by armed men in uniform.

3 weeks prior, Busola Dakolo; a known photographer, came out in an interview to speak her truth as a sexual assault survivor.

He said, ‘be happy a man of God did this to you, disvirgined you’. At this point he was already a pastor in Ilorin, his wife had given birth to their first child Shindara and I was in the choir.”

  • The perpetrator of the assault, to members of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) church dismay, was head pastor; Biodun Fatoyinbo.
  • Busola Dakolo is the wife to popular musician Timi Dakolo.
  • Leading up to the table-shaking interview, Timi Dakolo published a series of post on his social media, instagram, accusing the head pastor; Biodun Fatoyinbo of being a serial molester that particularly preys on young women seeking salvation from the church.

On Saturday, 3 armed policemen barged into the Dakolo’s Lagos residence demanding the couple come to Abuja against their will.

  • The van had the plate number; BR932KSF.
  • There were rumors that armed officials allegedly attempted to coerce the couple into rescinding the statements made in their riveting interview.

Busola Dakolo is a case study for why survivors may feel unsafe to, if ever speak up against their abusers. Head pastors from other Nigerian mega churches seemed to be in solidarity with the infamous COZA head pastor. Some, subtly alluding to ‘Jezebel’ attacks from morally corrupt women through the sermons they preached at the peak of the scandal. Meanwhile, others, like reverend Israel Akanji of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) outrightly came out to vehemently defend their “man of God”.

CAN has later denied showing solidarity to Biodun Fatoyinbo

Some Nigerians sound off;

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The U.S

North America

NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo involved with the death of 43-year-old father of 6; Eric Garner 5 years ago goes scot-free.

On monday; July 15 the Justice Department decided not to file federal civil rights charges against Daniel Pantaleo.

  • 4 months after the death of Eric Garner from a fatal chokehold with Daniel Pantaleo involved, a Staten Island grand jury chose not indict the officer on any criminal charges.
  • The decision to not press federal civil rights charges came in a day before the 5th anniversay of Garner’s death.

5 years later, still no justice.

The decision came in one day before the expiration of the statute of limitations.

The Justice Department’s decision to not prosecute Pantaleo was made by Attorney General William Barr, who decided to follow the recommendation of the Eastern District of New York.

This should not have ended with the death of a person, but that’s a very different question than what’s presented to a prosecutor when deciding under the Justice manual whether a person should be indicted,” a senior official said.

Eric Garner’s last echoing dying words were “I can’t breathe“.

Garner’s mother; Gwen Carr spoke with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn saying the Justice Department “has failed us“.

We wonder if it ever was meant to work for Black people.

5 years of no justice but constant turmoil & reliving of pain for the Garner family & the Black community.

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It’s no secret that it’s way easier to locate liqour stores in lower income neighbourhoods than grocery stores in the US but here’s one savior making a difference.

Kia Patterson is changing the narrative one store at a time with her store in Compton, California & her work ethic is exemplary in itself.

  • Patterson worked in grocery stores for 17 years before owning a Grocery Outlet in 2017.
  • When Patterson took over the store there were 9 employee. After, she had a staff of 25 people.

Patterson does not get high-strung on power & isn’t afraid to work alongside her employees.

I’m not one of those owners that dictates things. I mop the floor, I do car runs,” she said. “I’m very hands on with my team, and there’s nothing that I would ask them to do that I wouldn’t do myself.

Patterson’s Grocery Outlet is also heavily involved in the community, hosting events for the people in it.

What’s better than ownership for people who actually care about the communities they make a profit off of?

You tell us.


We would not be free, till we are all equally free. This the includes queer Black folk in our community. The divide & the spread of hate only futher perpetuates our continued downfall.

Rest in power to Denali.

Meanwhile, the US has may skillful ways they boldy say; who cares about the negroes again?

  • Blackout was purposefully carried out in Canarise a largely Black neighbourhood to prevent an outage in the richer; whiter neighbourhoods in NewYork.


East Africa

More than 17 Ethiopian activitist were killed on Thursday; July 18th, in a confrontation before security forces & Ethiopians seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group.

The Sidama, the largest ethnic group in the southern region, have been calling for their own semi-autonomous state [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]

Shubale Buta, head of the town’s Malga district confirmed the deaths of 13 civilians killed in Wotera Rassa; a town near Hawassa city. Saying the soldiers were travelling to contain the violence in a nearby town on July 18th.

When they saw people gathered near the roads, they thought they were there to create a problem and that is how the killings happened,” he told Reuters via telephone.

A Malga resident said late on Friday he saw 14 bodies after a shooting.

The Sidama is the largest ethnic group in the Southern region.

As weird as it may sound, it is their constitutional right to be able to request autonomy as it is in fact in Ethiopia’s constitution.

  • The constitution requires the government to organize a referendum for any ethnic group that wishes to form a new entity within a year of their intial request.
  • Ethiopia is already divided into 9 semi-autonomous regions.
  • The Sidama Liberation Movement (SLM) -at the forefront of the calls for the new state- have accepted the government’s request to wait pending a direct vote of all members of electorate before the end of the year.

Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous country.


East Africa

On Friday; 19th July, Kenya revealed Africa’s largest wind power plant.

The 80,290,000,000.00 Kenyan Shilling –$775m– wind farm containing 365 turbines is located in nothern Kenya; on the shores of Lake Turkana.

It is aimed at lowering Kenya’s fossil fuel dependency & cost of electricity.

  • It is designed to boost the country’s electricity supply by 13%.
  • 70% of Kenya’s electricity comes from renewable sources- more than 3 times the global average- making Kenya a global leader in renewable energy.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the country’s plans to move to 100% green energy by 2020 while Nigeria continues to daydream of broken promises & vision 2020. #GodWhen


A Week In Color 20

Your Afro-Negro Weekly Newsletter

Here’s a brief rundown on some interesting developments that have been happening leading up to this week.

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The United States will now require all visa applicants to provide their social media usernames.

Yes, it is as bad as is sounds like & no you won’t be able skate your way through it If you’re planning to travel to the US. Time after time again, America goes against its own marketing of being a country that values freedom.

A civil rights group; the American Civil Liberties Union made a statement saying there is; “no evidence that such social media monitoring is effective or fair“. They believe it will cause self-censorship online.


We are guessing the American President is more sensitive than he lets on.

  • The new State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names.
  • Visa applicants would have to provide 5 years’ worth of email addresses & phone numbers.
  • This includes people coming into the country to work or study. Only certain diplomatic & official visa applicants will be exempt from these new strict measures.

The State Department reportedly made a statement saying; “We are constantly working to find mechanisms to improve our screening processes to protect US citizens, while supporting legitimate travel to the United States,

Previously, only applicants who had been to parts of the world controlled by terrorists groups were required to provide this extra information.

An official spoke to The Hill threatening that; “Anyone who lies about their social media use could face “serious immigration consequences

& so it begins…

Make a difference cause you can.

Organizers in Washington D.C pushed to introduce a new bill decriminalizing sexwork in their state.

This event took place on June 3rd.

Most people think sex work is morally wrong. However, considering the fact that morals are widely subjective, does this mean these individuals do not deserve the right to protection?

The criminalization of sex work does more harm than good.

  • According to researchers, 80% of street-based sex workers experience violence in their course of work.
  • Criminal penalties on sex workers only make them more vulnerable to violence & police abuse.
  • 1 in 5 sex workers have been solicited police for sex.

This legislation seeks to remove the criminal penalties of sex workers which would in turn curb the exploitation & violence they experience in their line of work.

It also seeks to promote public health by improving access to service & help address human trafficking.

Does President Donald Trump care about the people who voted him in?

  • Trump’s 2017 tax law already wiped out all but $100 off the average American household benefit. & this last $100 in tax-cut gains is in danger to some additional tariffs the President has announced or is considering.
  • The President has made threats to impose levies on all imports from Mexico & China.
  • These tariffs would most affect middle-earning households who could allegedly pay up to $4000 more for a number of goods; from produce to smart phones.

President Trump also proposed additional tariffs in May on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. According to “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland; a coalition of business groups, this would increase the cost for an average family of 4 in the US to about $2,294 annually. The president has made good on his threats to Mexico starting with a 5% tax which began Monday; June 10. He has promised this would continue to increase to 25% in October unless Mexico curbs illegal migration to President Trump’s satisfaction.

  • Research done by the Tax Foundation says that only the top 5% of earners would continue to see a net tax cut of more that 1%.
  • The tariff would also depress wages by about 0.5%. Subsequently leading to a loss of nearly 610,000 full-time jobs. Hello unemployment line!

The American president’s decision seems to be bringing about turmoil in his political party, but what’s new?

The tax cuts “vaulted America back into the most competitive economy,” said Representative Kevin Brady, the Texas Republican who led the passage of the tax cut legislation in the House. “Higher tariffs and the uncertainty that comes with trade disputes hurt the economy,” he said.

  • Mitch McConnell; the Senate Majority Leader, encouraged the administration to delay imposing the tariffs on Mexico until Republicans in Congress could plead their case to the American president.
  • Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat said “This is a man-made disaster, because Donald Trump is not focused in any way on advancing a well-thought-out doctrine“. “He seems to be carrying out at times personal vendettas, at other times political objectives and sometimes an effort to distract from the news of the day” Jeffries said.

It’s June. So you know what that means??!!

It’s Pride month!

WhoToldYou is all about all negroes living their best possible lives while being safe. We love all the negroes regardless. If you have a problem with the LGBTQ based on the grounds of “religion”? We suggest you shove your hate up somewhere, educate yourself & explore why you weaponize your beliefs as a tool to spread hate.

Happy Pride! & thank you for being brave enough to live in your truth. You make the world a better place.

Now some Black girl magic in case you ever forgot Black women are the most valid beings on this earth.

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Let’s start with some humor…before we dive into the precarious situations.

Nigerians react to the new requirements implemented by the United States to now obtain a visa.

The Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is yet to address the Nigerian people since his suspicious-to say the least-re-election. However, he is making sure his impact is being felt…dictator-style.

Everyone knows the first order of a budding dictator is to stifle the media. How else would they commit various atrocities with little to no world attention on their actions? Just ask the internet shutdowns across the continent, most recently Sudan.

On Tuesday; June 6th the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), under the orders of the President, made the decision to indefinitely suspend the broadcasting & media licence of Daar Communications PLC.

Daar Communications is home to legendary Nigerian broadcasting station; Africa Independent Television (A.I.T) & Raypower.

  • Kakaaki a political show which airs on A.I.T seems to be the main point of contention.
  • The NBC claims Daar Communications is in violation of the NBC Act Cap N11. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria & the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
  • The NBC claims AIT has been pushing out hate speeches & divisive rhetoric. Examples they listed were comments made in a segement of the political show; Kakaaki Social. “Nigeria is cursed, we declare independent state of Niger Delta” “Nigeria irritates me” .

One deep look into the state of the Nigerian economy can give incite to why there might be some truth to at least the latter statement. But, that’s our opinion. Ignore it.

  • NBC says it has held multiple meetings with Daar Communications & letters of caution expressing the commission’s concern for the company’s violation.
  • NBC claims Daar Communications responded with a smear campaign because they posted said letters on the company’s social media.

We would have just assumed they were doing their job…telling the news. But, again, please,

Ignore us.

Below is the alleged video that broke the dictatorial camel’s back.

  • The NBC claims Daar Communications is partisan & biased.
  • Daar Communications has been suspended until further notice.

Nigerians react.

Speaking of dictators; present & past, General Sani Abacha seems to be the evil gift to Nigeria that keeps on giving.

On Tuesday, June 4th, money to the value of £211,000,000 ~ 86,243,183,689.46 NGN belonging to the late dictator, was seized from a Jersey bank account held by Doraville Properties Corporation, a British Virgin Islands .

  • General Sani Abacha was a Nigerian army officer & de facto president between 1993 until his death in 1998.
  • He laundered money through the US into the Channel Islands & now that money is being recovered.
  • The money is currently being held by the government until authorities in Jersey, Nigeria & the US can come to an agreement on how it should be distributed.

Any money Jersey does keep would be alloted into the Criminal Confiscation Fund to be used to pay for a variety of projects. The fund has been used in the past at La Moye Prison to build a new police station & more developments.

  • More money held by Doraville is expected to be confiscated & paid into the Civil Asset Recovery Fund in the future.

Some Nigerians sound off on it.

Below is a young man’s detailed experience in the Northeast region of Nigeria.

  • It is no secret that the insurgent terrorist group; Boko Haram has been active in Northeastern Nigeria, Chad, Niger & Northern Cameroon.
  • Nigerians in other states are particularly apathetic to the situation. Shrouded by the illusion of a false sense of security perhaps.
  • A quick skim through this young man’s thread (above) will give another perspective.

A man in Abuja, FCT laments about the incompetence of the Nigerian police after his car was burglarized in less that 12 minutes while he made an ATM stop.

Nigeria irritates me” word to A.I.T

As frustrating as the country is, despite the odds stacked up against them, the Nigerian people remain the center for excellency.

On Monday; June 3, paramilitaries in Khartoum threw dozens of bodies into the Nile in an attempt to hide the number of casualties they inflicted during a pro-democracy protest at the capital.

According to doctors & activists, more than 100 people have been killed in the crackdown against demonstrators by Rapid Support Forces (RSF) across Sudan.

As covered in previous Week’s In Color; Sudan has been under military rule since President-dictator Omar al-Bashir was knocked off his 30-year reign.

It was suggested that a military-led transitional government would lead the country to democracy.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) has been the leading opposition to military rule & one of the forefronts in the demonstrations.

The Sudan Doctors’ Committee; the medical arm of the SPA, said security forces retrieved more than 40 bodies from the Nile.

  • This contradicts previous estimates on Monday’s attack in the central Khartoum, which puts the death toll at 20 people.

Eye-witnesses beg to differ. According to the Guardian, images passed by opposition organizations showed multiple corpses with concrete blocks tied to their feet after residents & activists retrieved nine bodies from the Nile on Wednesday.

The RSF led by Mohamed Hassan Dagalo, popularly known as Hemedti, is made up of militia who have already been accused of systematic human rights abuses during the war in Darfur. Hemedti is also the deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC).

On Wednesday; the week of the attack, Hassan Dagolo said in a televised address that Sudan would not be allowed to slip into chaos. “We must impose the authority of the state through law.

Details of rapes by the RSF are also coming to light.

Weam Shawga, a women’s rights activist, said she was threatened with rape when the RSF attacked the sit-in.

I was beaten with sticks and they told me: ‘We could’ve raped you as we did with other women … We know that you are here because you want to have sex,’” she said.

Lt Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the leader of the TMC said on Tuesday; June 4th, elections were projected to be held within 9 months. However, his attempt to reach protest organisers to resume talks were dismissed.

A spokesman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, Mohammed Yousef al-Mustafa said the proposal couldn’t be taken seriously.

Burhan and those under him have killed the Sudanese and are still doing it. Their vehicles patrol the streets, firing at people“. “We will continue in our protests, resistance, strike and total civil disobedience” he said.

  • Burhan claims the violence is due to impostors wearing RSF uniforms & promised to inquire about it.

Sudan has been suspended from the African Union as a consequence of the ongoing chaos.

The union; comprising of 54 other member states issued a strongly worded statement denouncing the wasteful loss of innocent lives in recent days in Sudan. The statement also called for the military & security forces to ensure the full protection of civilians & respect for human rights.

The break down of possible negotiations between the military & protest leaders began due to disagreements over military or civilian leadership of a transitional body.

  • The internet has been shutdown in Sudan.

14 Album’s in 2018 Heavy On The Replay

1. Memories Don’t Die

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When you hear this album you will begin to understand & believe in all the Tory Lanez hype…This album is nothing short of sonically perfect. Released right at the beginning of 2018 –March 2– it’s important this gem doesn’t get lost in the “junk”.

Cocky Lanez plays with different sounds & melodies that honestly only him can pull off or get away with.

4 Me Tory Lanez  would literally give you an eargasm.  On Pieces (ft. 50 Cent) Tory Lanez secured the best 50 Cent feature of the year while delivering cinematography imagery through the administration of straight classic fire bars.

Our personal favorite Skrt SkrtTory Lanez will have you daydreaming about your baller vacation on the beach or any crazy fun place that is your happy place.

We would say the most interesting take away from this album is how Tory’s sounds travels all throughout the black diaspora.

2. Dirty Computer

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This whole visual album is arguably one of the best bodies of work put out this year… so much so that it has been nominated by the Grammy’s for Album of the Year – whatever weight that holds to you.

This 48:37 long project is nothing short of a masterpiece & even each song cut individually by itself still tells a full story too.

Janelle Monáe out did herself & she deserves a Pulitzer Prize for this. However, this won’t be the first time a black woman was slept on.


On Make Me Feel – Janelle Monáe  allegedly got some input from music legend Prince himself;  who was actually her mentor.

The imagery for Pynk (ft. Grimes) – Janelle Monáe actually raised the bar for music videos this year. Every single image portrayed is sending a specific message.

But our personal favorite would have to be; I Like That – Janelle Monáe

3. Queen

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The much-anticipated Queen album from a Queen: Nicki Minaj. A lot of music critics actually say this may be her best body of work just yet… this dispute is also in-house because I’m the Best Nicki Minaj is still the rap motivation song.

Argue with your faves.

Chun Swae (ft Swae Lee) Nicki Minaj at the end of the day will always deliver on the track & the bar is set higher for her because she has been the pinnacle for women in the rap industry.

Barbie Dreams – Nicki Minaj; you gotta love the relevant word play as Nicki lyrically pokes fun at her fellow colleagues in the industry. An alleged remake from a throwback old raw Nicki song. Regardless it smacks!

& it is still relevant.


Run & Hide Nicki Minaj may be the next best replacement to her rap motivation song “I’m the best”.

4. Acrylic

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Okay, Leikeli47‘s album you can hear it better than we would ever be able to tell you. Like most artist highlighted; she’s literally in a league of her own by herself on her lane that she built & it actually works!

Some songs on the album are introspective with Jay-z & Lauryn Hill echelon bars like Hoyt And Schermerhorn Leikeli47; the masked master has truly mastered her own lane.  Tic Boom – Leikeli47 makes you want to bust your fiercest Teyana Taylor catwalk down the runway or even. Vogue…shout out! the LGBTQ community!

Queer is also fair.

Girl blunt Leikeli47 

This song with the black ass bomb visuals may be the general pops favorite as it did make a feature on the hit HBO blackity black show Insecure.

5. Lady Lady

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Masego’s debut album;  Lady Lady. What does it sound like? well, people are wondering who really is new the king of R&B.

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Masego  fuses Jazz, R&B, Neo-Soul & Funk!  It’s what the kids are calling Future Soul…stay tuned for Afro-futurism playlist coming soon. Lady Lady is actually what we all thought Bryson Tiller meant when he released his “trap soul”.

It begins with Masego on the keyboard. Jack of most trades Masego man plays the keyboard, saxophone, & the drums.



He has also developed quite the versatile vocal skills. You can hear him through the short freestyle intro to I Had a Vision- Masego 

There’s an in house dispute on this one too?

Who do you think was inspired or is there any? with Glow (ft. Kanye West) – Drake.

But what song had us singing non-stop all year? Lavish Lullaby – Masego

Wanna use my fame and lay with a model Say my name my name my name, till tomorrow
We can bang and rang and rang till tomorrow Just a grain of me remains in the morning

Our next runner up? Prone –Masego flexes his cadence control, from singing to rapping & right back to singing again.

Trust us. once your ears get a taste of this art work? It would leave you craving for more. With seamless transitions, this really is a body of work created by an artist who seems to have developed a deep relationship with himself within himself.

We look forward to more of his future works.

6. Tina Snow

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Young Tina Snow! With enough wordplay for all you hoes! Freak Nasty – Megan Thee Stallion

No but seriously, put this album on rotation before you pay for that expensive ticket to that self-help/self esteem seminar with repetitive information your mum could tell you for free.

Hot girl – Megan Thee Stallion is literally a boss bitch anthem urging you not the sweat the small stuff & chase a bag ! We stan a new age womanist.


Cocky Af – Megan Thee Stallion we just can’t get enough of this Houston Hottie with a twang & pimp bars that would have you engrossed.

7. rare.odunsi rare

The alté King himself released his first full body of work this year. Odunsi( The Engine) the pack leader of the new wave of alternative out of the box Nigerian youth.  Divine (ft Davido) – Odunsi (The Engine) is liberating the Nigerian youth through music, one out of the box tune at a time. The sound of the diaspora.

wanted you – Odunsi(The Engine) is sampled –slowed down– from Uncle Snoop’s Sexual Seduction.

Watch the video above, one could even draw references from the inspiration that probably gave Odunsi the aesthetic for his album cover too.

Music in the black diaspora includes a plethora of sounds, however,  when you hear it you can truly feel it.


take a break (Ft Hamzaa) – Odunsi (The Engine)

8. Outside

Burna-Boy's album

Funfact: the first song Burna Boy has on this project; More Life – Burna Boy is sly continuation to the end of; Get It Together (ft. Black Coffee & Jorja Smith) – Drake off of his collaborative project titled…More Life!

Aye ! They work together…We love it when the blacks link up!


Ph City Vibration Burna Boy is a different sound & you simply haven’t caught this type of vibe. An ode to his ethnic heritage & where Burna Boy spent his childhood. You can hear influences from the throwback galala wave of 2006 that hit the Nigerian music scene. Which was really just the musically mashup of the diaspora in the Caribbean & African music at the time.

Why we love Burna Boy so much is how seamlessly he stays authentic. Retaining his culture while still making music that you will enjoy cause this nigga ain’t no sellout!

Koni Baje Burna Boy can make you break your hips into a traditional Yoruba cultural dance or pop some bottles  & bust a whine at the club.

& of course we cannot talk about this perfection of a project without highlighting the fan favorite. Ye Burna Boy ….thanks Ye! JK JK

But really Fela Anikulapo Kuti for some of the flow inspo.

9. Silk Canvas

silk-canvasIvana & Jessica Nwokike are the two who make the group VanJess.

This year the Nigerian-American duo released this healing album; healing music to de-stress & also bop your head too.

Another Lover – VanJess

It’s interesting to watch how music –& the internet…duh–  is probably one of the most powerful tools instrumental for the unification of the negro.

But we digress; Addicted – VanJess

is an ode to J-lo. Sampled off of ; If you had my love – Jennifer Lopez 

We think VanJess wore it better ! 😉



Would 2018 have really been 2018 without social media’s favorite troll to hate/love: Tekashi69. From Gummo to FeFe, the young artist has found time in between jail time –& court dates– to drop a great album.

With an album intro featuring the streets favorite Hot Boy- Bobby Shmurda. To  star-studded A list features like Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Lil baby, Tory Lanez, A Boogie, & a few others. 6ix9ine put together an album of bangers guaranteed to have any party jumping. All while avoiding the “Treyway” affiliation we have come to know him for chanting.

KIKA is a great example of how the rappers crowd adapted New York crunk flow.

Our favorite track on the project is the star-studded MAMA featuring rap royalty Kanye West & Queen; Nicki Minaj. Certified Banger!

If you’re looking for new music for your sweat out gym playlist then this is the album for you.

11. Lost & Found

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When this delicate songstress first debuted on the music scene she caught a lot of heat or hate for allegedly running on the coattails of colorism.  However Jorja Smith has proven to herself why she’s here to stay & anyone listening to her actual body of work knows exactly why too.

So lose yourself from playing yourself to February 3rd- Jorja Smith

12. Whack World

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This whole album was a freaking tease! But it’s one we can get behind & can’t get enough off.

The Whack World visual project would only take 15:48 minutes of your time on earth.

Each song runs for about 1:00 or less.

It’s the end of the year & even if you had something better to do, we all know good music pairs well with everything. Hungry Hippo Tierra Whack was the ~50 second song that made us realize why Tierra is right there in the new crew for who’s next.

Pet Cemetery  Tierra Whack

is another song that is a snippet of Tierra showing off her versatility while shitting on most of your mainstream faves. Catch a vibe with this concise art project. Tierra Whack is having fun with her craft & minding her business.

13. YLLW


Let Eri Ife & Remmy Baggins show you the way. Their 20 min Yllw EP is simply the way to a new world. Every single song is a winner singular song & it is unjust to highlight only a few;  Bastien’s Interlude included.

What does LasGidi (Lagos City) sound like?

Simply hit play! to the track;  My City.

These two artists came together & truly co-created a audible art piece that even now is so much more. But seriously don’t just simply take our word for it, press play.

14. Scorpion

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Obviously he’s the 6 god for reason so he would make our 2018 replay list because the end of the day we love this diaspora culture vulture. He has truly mastered the art of tasteful assimilation. & honestly he does it well, he also introduces his huge mainstream audience to what the new emerging wave is.

The whole album is what you expect it to be…fire, introspection, & growth.

Elevate- Drake is an introspective drake.

In My Feelings – Drake is a Drake providing the necessary tunes needed for jamation at the club. This song was so fire it caused a social media movement, most thanks to the Shiggy show.

God’s Plan – Drake is the rapping sing song. Drake with the bars that you & your boys can dream with.