Three years after her hiatus, Lousika is back for the first time. She has returned to a game that has changed immensely since she last played it.
They say there is always a calm before a storm brews. Well, this statement rang true on a warm day in October 2011 when unsuspecting lovers of music in Ghana were introduced to the phenomenon that is Lousika. She appeared at the best possible moment; the female rapper void had been there for so long that people had finally given up on it ever being filled. Then out of nowhere, this French speaking definition of 'sassiness' stormed onto the scene with her first single aptly titled "E No Be Alo".
True to her words, she wasn’t a fad. She had the attitude, the voice, the ear for production, the right team behind her, and most importantly the looks. She was just perfect and everybody wanted a piece of her. It didn’t matter what she was saying because most people were too hypnotized by how beautiful and sexy she was to even pay attention to the music. Then she followed it up with a slew of absolute bangers to solidify her spot as the 'Boss Chick'. It was settled. The rap game finally had its queen and all was right with the world. Then, just as suddenly as she had appeared two years earlier, she disappeared.
In her absence, the female rap void returned to the state of emptiness it had been in before her coming. Many tried to claim it but fell short. It seemed nobody had the right combination of attributes that could solidify their claim to the throne. Some had the bars but lacked the attitude. Some had the attitude but lacked the bars. Almost nobody had the looks and after being treated to the gracious being that is Lousika, the fans didn’t want to settle for anything less.
Three years after her hiatus, Lousika is back for the first time (and hopefully she does not leave again). She has returned to a game that has changed immensely since she last played it. The sound has changed, the marketing strategy has changed, the radio formats have changed and yet one thing remains the same; nobody has been able to fill the space she left behind. Taking it back to the basics, she has realigned herself with the team she started with – CUE Music – and talented producer Peewezel is once again at the helm of the boards on her new release. The single which she has tentatively titled "Sei Nkoaa" also features fellow CUE affiliate and BBnZ Live rapper Ko-Jo Cue. The song which will be accompanied by an official video is scheduled to drop soon.
So while we wait to be blessed once again, check the official artwork out above.