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The August 11th Sol Power is important for a couple of reasons:
1) It marks 3 years of Sol Power parties in this fine city; and
2) It is the last Sol Power with Deep Sang as a DC resident (for now). He will make the trip back for as many Sol Power gigs as he can, but I for one know that grad school can be pretty demanding. Help us send him off in style.
(note: The August Sol Power is on the 11th — the SECOND Saturday)
With this in mind, we decided to countdown the top ten all-time Sol Power dance floor bangers. All styles (we play a lot of them), all eras (we probably cover 40-50 years in most Sol Power sets). So, without further ado…
Sometimes a huge hit in Africa will have a regional impact, but this Flavour joint was a smash in many countries throughout the continent. That’s rare, but speaks to how catchy this song is even if you don’t understand what he is saying. Banned by many radio stations in Nigeria (they have Censorship Boards over there), Flavour discusses leaving a love behind only to return and find that she betrayed him while he was away. And Flavour has some less-than-endearing words for her that we here at Sol Power do not condone (Ashawo is not a nice thing to call a woman).
I’ve dropped this at all kinds of gigs in DC and it works every time. Especially when Africans (or Peace Corp alums who volunteered in Africa) are in the building.
Check the video below and cop the joint here