Psst! Cool Stuff: 7 African Songs To Listen To


This edition of Cool stuff features soft melodies and chill vibes from Nu funk, Afro indie, and alternative artists in Africa who insist on doing things differently through their style and expressiveness. You’re going to want to kick back and relax for this one and let it take you to places that may feel unfamiliar.

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Feed Your Eyes: The Riky Rick Edition.

Us All

Titi – I never personally knew the guy. Might have met him a few times at best, but I was constantly inspired by him – music, the fashion, the hustle spirit, his presence in general – I like to think we all were.

If the South African industry was ever really in your sights, you would have heard of Riky Rick one way or another.

Following the very jolting news of his passing, about a month ago, I spent good time binging all things Riky; interviews, music videos, show clips, fashion looks and so much more. I knew I wanted to do something in his memory but I didn’t quite feel rightly placed to carry it alone the way I envisioned. So, I reached out to a few friends I knew LOVED and continue to be inspired by him to help me put this together.

So here’s to nostalgia for some, and discovery for others in a special compilation of our videos to watch review dubbed “Feed Your Eyes”.

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Feed Your Eyes – Vol. 2

– Lammy

I made you a list of some of the coolest videos on the internet today. You’re welcome.

Monsters You Made – Burna Boy (NG)

This socio-politically conscious video illustrates how racism, colonialism and slavery has affected black people and fueled anarchy. The Monsters in this video are angry, oppressed and sad and are seen preparing for war — war against capitalism, brutality and impunity.

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A nostalgic & wishful piece of art – Johnny Drille’s cover of ‘All Time Low’

– Titilope Adesanya

Johnny Johnny Drille…here are my reasons.

The emotional and very present performance stripped of all unnecessary chaos draws me in with its simplicity…

The strings lend the song a fresh melodic feel, islandic almost. And boy do I love the hint of sand, fire and music…

The introduction of the drums give it a neo-authentic African feel, so much so I think we can maybe claim it as ours now…

The laid-back feel of the visual representations of every fun yet painful memory of the moments we shared with those we loved, all gone with the waves…

These are only a few reasons why I am in love with this cover…

Shot and Directed by: Xela and Lekan | Starring Imani Damaris