Tag Archives: Afrobeats

Video: KiDi – Odo (Remix Featuring Davido & Mayorkun)

Ok this one I am genuinely late on..

Lynxx Entertainments new kid on the block KiDi earlier this summer released his popular single Odo. The beautiful love song has been played at almost every wedding I’ve attended this summer and continues to make waves across the scene. Check out the KP Selorm directed video below.

To add extra heat to the already popular single DMW’s Davido and Mayorkun both jumped on the remix..

Take a listen..

This song is sooo lovely ! Can we get Bisa Kdei on another remix please? I can hear him all over this. 

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New Music & Introducing: Ebony Reigns – Date Ur Fada

Ghana has had its fair share of female dominance from Mzbel to Eazzy to Tiffany to Kaakie to name a few. This time round we have the 90s bad gyal Ebony Reigns.

Ebony first stepped on the scene about two years ago with her single Dancefloor however the buzz for the Afro-Dancehall diva has really started to kick in this year after the release of her singles Poison and Sponsor.

The unapologetic 20 year old is gaining a huge buzz for her sultry lyrics and “Bad Gyal” persona and as if to keep tongues wagging she releases the provocative new single Date Ur Fada.

As we get to the end of the year which marks party season in Ghana I’m almost certain this will go down as one of the anthems for the ladies..

Take a listen and let me know what you think..

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New Music: Juls Featuring Burna Boy – Gwarn

Speaking on Juls..

If there was an award for Breakthrough Act hands down it would go to my favourite artist of the year Juls. The producer has been consistent throughout the whole year from his Leap of Faith LP and the visuals and his production credits on tracks including Rock Your Body with Burna Boy. Celebrating his successful AFRIMMA award for Producer of the Year and his MOBO nomination for Best African Act Juls continues with the release of his latest single Gwarn featuring Burna Boy.

This has already been getting the severe repeat treatment from me since it was released yesterday. There is just something about Juls and Burna boy that my ears appreciate so much. They work so well together!

Take a listen and let me know what you think..

Apple music: Listen Here 

Spotify: Listen Here

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New Video: Burna Boy – Rock Your Body

I’ve started to develop this very annoying habit of watching music videos but forgetting to post it on here. I’m sorry 😦

About 3 weeks ago Burna Boy released the visuals for his popular single Rock Your Body. Anyone who knows me personally will know that this is actually one of my favourite tracks of the whole year. I don’t know if its Juls on the production or the way Burna Boy delivers his flow over the track. Maybe it’s a combination of both. Whatever it is, I constantly have this song on repeat. When you sit in my car you are more than likely to hear this track at least three times with me screaming YA YA YA YA YAAA before we get to our destination. I love it so much !!

Anyway.. If you have not done so already check out the (creepy) visuals for Burna Boys single Rock Your Body produced by the one and only Juls.

P.S check out my next post on their latest single together.
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New Video: Falz – La Fête

Falz The Badguy is back with the video for his hot new  single La Fête. The single was produced by Demsa and the video was directed by everybody’s favourite director Mr Clarence Peters (His work rate is matched by nobody right now).

How many languages did he speak in this track? I counted 3 but could be more.

Check it out..

 

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The MOBO Awards: Best African Act and Why African artists should have more than one category

The MOBOs 2017 Best African Act Nominations are in!

Continuing on from last year I think 2017 has been another fairly successful year for Afrobeats commercially. We’ve seen the likes of Davido deliver two massive tracks with If and Fall, Wande Coal ride high off the success of last years Iskaba, Wizkid drop his major label debut (I want to write a post on how I really feel about SFTOS but I’m still in two minds about if I should post or not) release successful single Come Closer with Drake and become the first African artist to sell out the historical Royal Albert Hall. Mr Eazi became part of Apple Music’s Up Next campaign exposing new talent to the Mass Media and performing on The Late Show with James Corden and we received new bodies of work from Juls and Sarkodie to name a few.

With all that being said, the nominations for the MOBO Awards 2017 Best African Act have been announced and the top 10 are:

Davido

Mr Eazi 

Juls 

Wizkid

Wande Coal 

Tiwa Savage 

Maleek Berry 

Eugy 

Tekno 

Sarkodie  

I think I can agree with this list to some extent. I may have added Olamide, Burna Boy and Shatta Wale to the nominations as recognition however, I can totally understand this final selection. The votes are not open to the public this year and will instead be left to members of the best African Acts committee. The winner will be announced at the MOBO Awards on the 29th November at the First Direct Arena in Leeds U.K.

My personal opinion on this?

If we want to put it down to work rate this year.. I’m knocking it down to Davido, Sarkodie, Tekno, Juls, Maleek Berry & Mr Eazi. If we want to put it down to biggest hit in the past year.. That’s knocked down Wande Coal, Tekno, Maleek Berry, Davido, Mr Eazi and Wizkid. But if it comes down to what I expect to be which is a popularity showdown then it’s between WizKid & Davido. I would personally give it to Davido based on the two biggest Afrobeats tracks he’s released this year.

The thing about a best African act category is that it usually always comes down to who has the bigger fan base however the artist with a bigger fan base may not have had a big impact throughout that year if you get what I mean?. That’s why I always find these one off type of categories within black award shows (MOBOs and BET for example) kind of hazy. There’s no denying that Wizkid is the biggest artist out of the continent of Africa right now and although he has had a very successful year I wouldn’t say singles wise it was stronger than Davidos. I personally wouldn’t say Come Closer was a bigger track than If, FallIskaba or even Tekno’s Yawa (can be debated) however, as an international artist Wiz has a much larger fan base and could be seen as the bigger act overall.

I say all that to ask does this category come down to the act with the bigger fan base or the act that has released the best music over the span of the year? Maybe they should introduce a Best African Single category alongside these Best African Act categories. I think it’s only right that the biggest African single should be recognised as well as the best overall artist you get what I’m saying? Why is it called the Music Of Black Origin Awards if African acts only get one category in the mix?

Anyway, lets all tune in on the 29th of November and see who scoops the prestigious award and also see if any of our acts get the chance to perform this year 🙂

Click Here to see the rest of the Categories and Nominees for this years awards

P.S We as consumers, bloggers and tastemakers of the scene have to keep pushing in order to get our music, artists and genre recognised. Afrobeats is still a very small drop in a mighty ocean.
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New Video: Shatta Wale – Feel So Stupid

Look, I don’t know what is going on here but new music is new music..

Shatta Wale releases the visuals for his latest single Feel So Stupid off his Cloud 9 Hiphop Mixtape.

The video was directed by Rex

Check it out..

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New Video: Maleek Berry – Let Me Know

There’s no denying Maleek Berry’s work rate over the past year from features to production credits to actual singles the man has worked his back side off. He continues with singles off his Last Daze Of Summer EP with the video to single Let Me know.

The video looks as if it was shot in Cape Town South Africa (Could be lying though) and was directed by JM Films.

Check it out..

If you haven’t already Maleek’s EP “Last Daze Of Summer” is Available at :
iTunes : Here 
Apple Music : Here
Spotify : Here
Google Play : Here
Tidal : Here
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New Video: Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna – Particula

Earlier this year American producer, DJ and Major Lazer front man Diplo embarked on a tour of Africa with pitstops in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa to name a few.

As if to solidify his appreciation for the continent Major Lazer link up with South African producer DJ Maphorisa on their latest single Particula featuring Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna! The video is based on 1970s Johannesburg and was produced by the Word.@wordafrica production group and directed by Adriaan Louw.

I absolutely love the visuals for this! The Afros, the hoops, the lips, the shirts, the vibes.. I can go on and on!

Enjoy!

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New Video: Cuppy & Tekno – Green Light

Dj Cuppy steps out from behind the decks and into the front with her new single Green Light. The visual for the Tekno assisted single was also directed by Sesan.

Check it out below and let me know what you think.

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