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Events: One Africa Music Festival

Talk about a line up! Summer is almost here, let the events roll in!

Upfront & Personal Global Management Consultants proudly presents One Africa Music Fest London, UK. One Africa Music Fest is coming to London for the first time ever on Saturday, 13th May 2017.

This event will take place at The SSE, London, UK

Confirmed artists – performing on the night include Jidenna, Davidom P-Square, Victoria Kimani, Flavour N’abania,  9ice, Phyno, Tiwa Savage, Olamide and M.I to name a few!

This unforgettable night will be hosted by Africa’s King of R&B, Banky W!

 Purchase tickets online at SSE Arena or AXS . Tickets are also available in person at the SSE Arena Wembley.

This night is one you won’t want to miss!

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New Video: Sarkodie – Gboza

At this point there is no denying that Sarkodie is the king of rap in Ghana and arguably one of the best in Africa. I have yet to see another rapper as consistent as him when it comes to not only releasing music but killing features.

Check out his new video for his latest single Gboza. The single was produced by M.O.G  and the video was directed by Prince Dovlo

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Video: Vision DJ Ft King Promise & Sarkodie – Double Trouble

I’m not actually sure who Vision DJ is (I need to do some digging, is he a producer? Or a DJ/curator?) but he is behind two big songs that I am feeling at the moment. This time he calls up King Promise and Sarkodie  for his single Double Trouble. The video was shot on location in Accra Ghana and was directed once again by Lex MacCarthy.

Check it out..

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Video: Sarkodie Ft Runtown – Pain Killer

There’s no denying that Sarkodie is the king of Hip-Life in Ghana right now, his work rate is second to none. He kicked off his 2017 collaborating with Mr Mad Over You Runtown on the single Pain Killer. The track was produced by T Spice and the video was directed by Gyo Gyimah of the Phamous Philms collective.

These Ghanaian x Nigerian collaborations need to keep happening, they work so wonderfully together! See what happens when we all get along? lol

I’m not quite sure the location of this video shoot but I must say the scenery is gorgeous! Check out the video..

 

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Music: Dj Juls Featuring Eugy, Mr Eazi & Sarkodie – Teef Teef

Teef TeefI. Can’t. Get. Enough! I’ve had this on repeat for God knows how long.

Oya shout out to my girl.. Tell am sat walahi she be the best!!

I already told you guys earlier about the new dangerous trio that is Dj Juls, Mr Eazi and Eugy. The three of them have managed to drum up plenty of excitement in Afrobeats again and I for one am here for it. Thanks to Apple Music I have had this track on repeat and now that it is up on Soundcloud I can share it with you all. BBnZ Dj/Producer Juls hits up Mr Eazi and Eugy as well as Ghana’s finest MC Sarkodie for single Teef Teef. Juls manages to fuse old school sounds with the drum kits of modern music and make a track that balances the nostalgic feel good factor of old school Hi-life and modern day Afrobeats (Has more of a hip hop sound than an Afrobeats sound but for the sake of the genre we will call it Afrobeats.. or should we call it Hip-Life? or maybe Afro-Hip-Life, Afrobeats-HipHop? What genre would this fall under lol). 

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

If you follow me on my personal Twitter (@ItsNanz) you will know I have been singing this for a while! I honestly can’t get enough.
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New Video: Patoranking Ft Sarkodie – No Kissing

 

I. CAN’T. GET. ENOUGH. OF. THIS. TRACK.

I just want to thank God for Apple Music as I have had this track on repeat for at least 2 weeks now. I honestly can’t get enough. Nigeria’s African Dancehall master Patoranking hooks up with the African Rap King (I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that now) Sarkodie for his latest single No Kissing off his debut album God Over Everything. The single was produced by Gospel On Da Beat and the video was directed by Daps and shot on location in London.

I love everything about the track and the video. It’s always a great collaboration when Nigerians and Ghanaians come together.

Check it out!

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New Video: Mr Eazi Featuring Sarkodie – Anointing

There’s honestly no stopping Mr Eazi, on this roll that he is on. Check out the video for his latest release Anointing ft Sarkodie. The single was produced by Juls and Team Salut and the video was directed by Alexx Adjei.

On another note Mr Eazi will be doing his first major show in London THIS Friday (22nd July) at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend as I have prior arrangements (Gutted as I also missed his first intimate show) however I know it will be DOPE. You can get tickets from Here .

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New Video: Sarkodie Featuring Pat Thomas – Bra

I think I have said this many a times but Sarkodie is one of the hardest working artists out of Africa, if he is not releasing new music he is featured on someone’s track or something. Check out the video for his latest single off his Mary album entitled Bra featuring Ghanaian legend Pat Thomas. The video was shot on location in Ghana and was directed by Nana Kofi Asihene

Enjoy..

P.s Pat Thomas looks like he has not aged at all! Black don’t crack
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My 2015 Top Ten Wrap Up!

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My Annual Wrap Up for 2015 is here!

 If I am going to be completely honest with you all 2015 was a poor year in Afrobeats (For me). I just felt like the music was not as good as it could have been, don’t get me wrong there have been some very good tracks this year but they came out in the midst of a lot of not so good tracks. I must admit that towards the end of the year (like every year) it began to pick up again but nothing throughout the year really excited me (Minus the Ojuelegba remix). Afrobeats has become dare I say stagnant? Anyway! All moaning aside I still have tracks that I really enjoyed this year so without further ado in no particular order, here are my favourite tracks of 2015.

Mr Eazi ft Efya – Skin Tight

This year has definitely been Mr Eazi’s year with not one but two hit tracks! After first hitting the scene with Pipi Dance (in 2012/2013) he has managed to really introduce himself this year as an artist with hit song Bankulize and the follow up smash Skin Tight if there is any artist I am looking forward to hearing from in 2016 it is Mr Eazi. He has won my interest! P.S How nice is the location of this video? I love the fact that Ghanaians are starting to realise the importance of tourism and how they can use good locations within Ghana for their videos. The video was directed by Nana Asiehene and was shot at the Zaina Lodge, in Mole Northern Ghana. 

Tekno – Duro

This is one of maybe four songs that I have consistently repeated throughout the whole year that I love! Triple MG’s Tekno is actually one of the few artists that I get excited about when I hear new music. Last year he gave us the catchy single Dance and this year he has blessed us with the hit that is Duro. I just love this song and can’t wait to see what he gives us in 2016.

Stonebwoy – Higher  

Stonebwoy is one of the hardest working artists to come out of Ghana and he was rewarded this year with a BET Award for Best International Act. Earlier this year he released Higher and the video dropped on Christmas Day (Directed by Lex MacCarthy) and is currently one of the tracks killing it in Ghana.

Burna Boy – Soke

To be honest this track needs no explanation Burna Boy came hard earlier this year with the sultry single Soke. Now I am not Nigerian and I do not understand Yoruba but from the translations I have been told the lyrics are quite saucy! Ok Burna.. I see you.

R2Bees – Makoma

You all know how much I love R2Bees and this year they continued their string of hits with Makoma and Concert Party sticking with their new found recipe of classic Hi-Life sounds and productions. Here’s to hoping 2016 brings a new album! I am here for just about anything R2Bees offer to me but you guys already know I am openly biased towards them.

Leriq ft Wizkid – Say You Love Me

Leriq continued his string of hits this year with the sexy Wizkid assisted single Say You Love Me and also the Wande Coal assisted smash Wish List (Where is the video for this!) off his album The Lost Sounds that was released earlier this year. Let’s hope this continues into 2016. 

Bisa Kdei – Mansa

Now that it has fully sunk in with all Ghanaians that Castro may actually not be returning from the underworld, Ghana has to look to a new hit maker and the strongest contender in that lane right now is the Azonto Ghost hit maker Bisa Kdei. Bisa had all the Ghanaian hall parties grooving with both Mansa and Brother Brother, let’s hope we have more feel good hi-life singles from Bisa Kdei in 2016

Masterkraft ft Flavour & Sarkodie – Finally

Nigerian producer Masterkraft rounded off the year nicely with this hit Finally featuring Flavour N’abania and Sarkodie. Everything about this song makes me happy, the track, the visuals and the three ladies dancing on the sand after Sarkodie’s verse (lol). It would be great to see more collaborations between African acts across the continent especially Ghana and Nigeria, I feel as though we don’t get enough of them and a lot of the time they seem to work well. 

M.anifest – Forget Them

Personally I think this song was criminally underrated but then again Manifest does not make your typical Afrobeats Music so it is understandable why the song was not as big as I personally think it should have been this year.

Wizkid x Drake x Skepta – Ojulegba (Remix)

Last but not the least! Notably the biggest collaboration to happen this year (and can we say in Afrobeats so far?) Drake and Skepta jumped on one of the biggest tracks of 2014/15 opening Afrobeats to a whole new crowd. In turn we started to see such artists like Swiss Beats, Alicia Keys and Kylie Jenner grooving to the track across social media. To top it all off Wiz and Skepta performed the track live in Lagos together on Skepta’s recent trip to Nigeria.  Sweeeet

So those are my top ten tracks of 2015! I could of added maybe one or two more (Lil Kesh – Efejoku and Wande Coal ft Patoranking – My Women to name a few) but in all honesty aside from these 12 tracks or so I haven’t liked much else this year. Usually it’s hard for me to narrow it down but not this year. If there ever was a time for Afrobeats to break into the mainstream in the UK (Reggie and Bollie anyone? lol)  it is now so here is to hoping that 2016 brings banger after banger (Please! I beg oohh)!

PEACE!

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Mixes: DJ Neptizzle Presents – The Ultimate Afrobeats 2015

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I can’t believe it has been 5 years already! I’m pretty sure I have every version of the Ultimate Afrobeats Mixes either on my laptop or on a CD somewhere and boy oh boy has time flown past. 

Last Friday Dj Neptizzle kicked things into gear for his 5th UAB15 mix with a launch party at the lovely South Place Hotel. The event was packed with nothing but good vibes, good drinks, a photo booth and cupcakes! (It’s always a good event when cupcakes are involved). With Neptizzle and DJ Big L spinning the tunes the crowd got to hear a good mixture of old and new school tunes and mingle. To cap the night off all guests were given a goody bag with the new mix and a set of chopstick (Which funnily enough I just learnt how to use!) . Great night indeed!

The mix is full of some of the biggest tracks of the year so far including Wiz’s Ojuelegba remix, Burna Boy’s Soke and Mr Eazi’s Bankulise to name a few..

Anyway enough of my talking… I know you guys want the goodies so here is the official mix for you all.

Enjoy 🙂 

Link via Souncloud 

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