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BOJ features an All‑Star Ghanaian line up on 'Awolowo'

Nigeria’s Alté artiste BOJ has premiered a new song featuring some of Ghana’s finest artistes. Like the title suggests, it is a treatise on a problematic relationship and the role money plays in it.

DRB Lasgidi member BOJ has released a new single which features a trio (technically four) of budding Ghanaian acts: Kwesi Arthur, Darkovibes and Joey B.

‘Awolowo’ is a mid-tempo song which features lewd storytelling and generally, the depiction of a feel-good lifestyle, peculiar to today’s youth. The featured artistes take turns in delivering well-laced verses and BOJ assumes hook duties. On the hook, he sings in his unique voice about stacking cash even as he smokes. Of course, this is delivered in Yoruba.

The song is a follow-up to BOJ’s collaboration with Nigerian Afro-Pop sensation Teni. BOJ, I have been rumoured, has an album in the works (this might or might not be released in 2019) and ‘Awolowo’ plays right into the grand run-up. The GMK beat is ingenious in the laid back mood it sets; there is the Spanish guitar, and the kick drums – it is a really good production.

As BOJ is one of the Alté movement pioneers, his influence is quite admirable and on this song, he does score the support of some friends: Zamir provides additional vocals while the beautiful guitar sounds were strung by the fingers of Tomi Thomas.

Expectedly, a video should be released soon and going by reports, it will be shot in Ghana.

Listen to BOJ in our One Dance playlist on Spotify and Deezer.

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