Kwesi Arthur and Shatta Wale have both had their careers take an interesting turn this year. Kwesi Arthur has collaborated on a number of Afropop singles, consequently leaving a part of himself across genres; “Maintain” with Juls, for instance, spins hip-hop onto highlife. Shatta Wale releasing his critically acclaimed album “Reign” was also a laudable close to a good year, career-wise. His music video “Gringo“, which is also one of the songs on the Reign album besides being a really good record, rightly generated a healthy buzz for its racial politics.
Kwesi Arthur opens “African Girl“, a song that runs around the appreciation of hot, happy go lucky African women with a smooth verse and Shatta Wale fits right in the mix, taking African Girl from regular pop hit to a fire dancehall song. The super casual and relaxed video is set at a party with shots of guests having a good time with frames of beautiful landscape alternating through it.
Watch “African Girl” here;
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