A dollar a day is an 18 track album produced by Kenya’s South African based Akili Blaq. The project was overseen by Muki Garang. The music in the album is prominent with a mixture of cultures from East,west and South Africa, with innovations in contemporary Hip-hop, a fusion of Setswana and Swahili.
The content in the musical compilation is not isolated to the youth but also accommodates the wider African society. It covers topics such as; Civil strife, The Malema effect,Love, HIV and Aids, Xenophobia, land reform policy and ethnicity.
This project involves renown artists from the regions,Mpho ya Badimo(Motswedini fm,Mafikeng), Lerato Mosimane (formerly of BOP Tv), Apu, TLS, Relevant source(SA), Angell Nthoi (Botswana),Bra Sam Bass (Zimbabwe) Ngozi Chukura (Botswana),Omodada (Nigeria) and Kenya’s Akili Blaq who doubles as a rap artist.
Lastly the album contains interviews with policy makers and stakeholders from the post apartheid region mainly Sylvia Liabile (Chair person of South African Business committee on Hiv and AIDs).
The album was produced during the month of December 2011 at Dextraw studios formerly Lefoko Studios in Mafikeng,Northwest province.