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Tune Exploder – Sampa the Nice

“Let Me Be Nice (feat. Angélique Kidjo)”

Sampa the Nice is a songwriter, rapper, and singer from Zambia. She was based mostly in Australia for years, however got here again to Zambia in 2020, shortly earlier than the pandemic hit. When she couldn’t journey, she determined to make her subsequent album there in Lusaka. The album is known as As Above, So Beneath, and it was produced by Mag44. On this episode, Sampa the Nice and Mag44 break down the closing tune ““Let Me Be Nice,” which options vocals from legendary West African singer Angélique Kidjo, winner of 5 Grammys and one in all TIME‘s Most Influential Individuals. I obtained to talk to Angélique Kidjo in her studio in Paris, and I spoke to Sampa the Nice and Mag44 in Lusaka. Collectively, the three of them inform the story of how they made “Let Me Be Nice.”

You should buy or stream “Let Me Be Nice” right here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

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Angélique Kidjo’s 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Live performance, with a visitor look from Sampa the Nice, right here
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Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
He started his career as a columnist, contributing to the staff of a local blog. His articles with amusing views on everyday situations in the news soon became one of the main features of the current editions of the blog. For the divergences of thought about which direction the blog would follow. He left and founded three other great journalistic blogs,, and With a certain passion for writing, holder of a versatile talent, in addition to coordinating, directing, he writes fantastic scripts quickly, he likes to say that he writes for a select group of enthusiasts in love with serious and true writing.


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