Rising Ghanaian talent Yaw Tog is back, and this time he’s swapped the scorching heat of West Africa for the grimey, concrete chill of London in the video for his new banger “Aso)den”, which is the Twi word for “stubbornness” or “disobedience”.
A star of the Asakaa movement (Ghana’s take on the drill sound), Yaw Tog’s built up and maintained strong ties with the UK ever since he first emerged. Last year, for example, he had Stormzy join him and fellow Ghanaian Kwesi Arthur on the remix to “Sore”, the young rapper’s biggest hit to date. Nurturing that connection has worked pretty well for him and it’s helped him cultivate a pretty passionate fanbase over here in the UK. Earlier this year, he performed some live shows in London and during some downtime, he made the sage decision to shoot some visuals in the city.
Production comes from Khendibeatz and it’s really the perfect video for a London-shot visual. The Asakaa sound and energy is still the driving force, but there’s a darkness and a coldness that fits well with the concrete flats and harsh lights of Piccadilly Circus captured by Frio Films.
Peep the visuals for Yaw Tog’s “Aso)den” above, and be sure to add the song to your playlists.