February 28, 2015 Jameela

As with many other songs I become obsessed with them for short periods of time. The songs are always eternal favourites. Here is my latest obsession. Sarkodie ft Castro – Adonai is a catchy: afropop, hip-life, auto-tune, club hit. It is mostly in Twi (the main language spoken in Ghana – some people don’t like to hear that) and Pidgin English.… Read More

February 4, 2015 Jameela 1Comment

I hope I am not the only one who is totally obsessed with Hozier. At the time of writing I have listened to From Eden about 50 times in a row. Hozier’s voice is enthralling and his lyrics are sophisticated. He writes lyrics and sings them in a way that is truly felt in your soul.… Read More

January 24, 2015 Jameela

I heard this tune blasting on the streets of Madina market in Accra. For sometime “Khona” has been a popular song in Ghana. Mafikizolo, the artists behind this track, are originally from South Africa. I am sure there are about 12 people in Ghana who are fluent in Zulu, so its popularity illustrates the fact that good music knows no cultural boundaries.… Read More

November 28, 2014 Jameela

This song is super popular on CBC Radio 2 Drive and The Peak 93.5. I actually hadn’t truly noticed it until someone brought it to my attention. Since that time, “Take Me To Church” has become a song I thoroughly enjoy listening to.… Read More

November 21, 2014 Jameela

I am really feeling this song right now. The lyrics are below. Enjoy.

Have you got color in your cheeks?
Do you ever get the feeling that you can’t shift the tide
That sticks around like something’s in your teeth
And some aces up your sleeve
I had no idea that you’re in deep
I dreamt about you near me every night this week
How many secrets can you keep?… Read More