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Nana Fofie: “Yeno Ntem”

By: Emma Kopelowicz
June 13, 2020

It’s a party every time Ghanaian Dutch singer-songwriter Nana Fofie releases new music. No, but seriously, Fofie released her latest single, “Yeno Ntem” a day before her birthday, so this time there’s double the reason to celebrate.

The generous musician decided to give US a gift this year in the form of this uplifting summer bop. Combining Afropop-inspired beats with her R&B vocals, the “Mashup Queen” has blessed us with yet another cross-cultural jam. Fofie nods to her Ghanaian roots on “Yeno Ntem” which translates to “hurry up.” Seamlessly switching between her Ghanain dialect and English, Fofie sings about love and having a good time. 

Fofie’s powerhouse vocals and unique sound caught the attention of fans on YouTube in 2017. Soon after, Nicki Minaj discovered Fofie’s music and asked her to open for her world tour shows in Amsterdam. Since then, Fofie has been paving her own way to the top and releasing a series of upbeat singles along the way. Do we sense a new EP on the rise? We certainly hope but, in the meantime, we’ll just listen to “Yeno Ntem” on repeat.

Stream the track below, and be sure to tell us what you think on social media at: @gasmaskmagazine. Feel free to connect with our writer as well: @emkopel!

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