Pamela Badjogo unveils new music video ‘Ngoka’

The Gabonese singer wonders about the status of women in Africa.

Known especially for lending her voice to the musical Kirikou & Karaba, Pamela Badjogo has collaborated with great names — on stage or in studio — such as Matthieu Chedid, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangaré, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Danakil or Dee Dee Bridge Water.

Today she shares a new song, “Ngoka” and its visuals. In a modern saloon-like bar, a waitress receives an unexpected visit from a client who looks like her as two peas in a pod. By playing the game of duality, Pamela Badjogo questions the status of African women today.

The singer infuses her unique Bantu soul voice on a song arranged by Kwame Yeboah, the multi-instrumentalist and album architect of iconic Ghanaian highlife musician Pat Thomas.

The western-bluesy melody is blend with Pamela’s influences, bringing jazz and afrobeats rhythms with peul flutes, reminiscent of the favorite universe of Paema, the mandingo.