We wanted to highlight a recent article by Ghanaian scholar Dr. Nii Kotei Nikoi titled Hiplife Music in Ghana: Postcolonial Performances of the Good Life,
Meet Sarkodie. If you aren’t familiar with this artist, you can start by watching his recently released music video titled Feelings ft. Maleek Berry. Premiering
This episode is one of the student podcast projects done for the Hip Hop in Africa class. In the podcast, the students discuss the role hip-hip has in Africa today, how that role has changed over time, and the ways in which hip-hip will continue to shape Africa throughout the future.
Overall the three students had a fascinating conversation that touched on topics ranging from the 2014 protests in Burkina Faso, to local elections in South Africa, to Queer identity in Uganda.
Links to the Profiles of Artists Mentioned in the Podcast
Prophetsofdacity: Instagram: @ProphetsOfDaCty | https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/age-of-truth/id980221784?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Keko– who was mentioned in regard to Queer rights in Uganda | Instagram: @KEKOTOWN | https://itunes.apple.com/ug/artist/keko/6545490
Ben Sharpa: Instagram: @bensharpa | https://itunes.apple.com/lu/album/b-sharpa/507165770
Dope Saint Jude: Instagram: @DopeSaintJude | https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dope-saint-jude/1273682233
Sarkodie: Instagram: @sarkodie | https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sarkodie/326184896
P Square: Instagram: @Peterpsquare | https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/p-square/108757588
Every artist from Ghana has their own special kind of style. I came across Sarkodie and instantly became very interested in his particular sound. Sarkodie
I’d like to draw your attention to two very talented African artists that have been making major mainstream noise in the music industry and show
One can really enjoy this song, because of the way it has a good mixture of singing and rapping. Throughout the video, they are screaming