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New Video: Falz Featuring Wande Coal – Way

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The original Bahd Guy Falz links up with Wande Coal for his latest single Way.

The video was directed by Mex Films

Check it out…

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New Video: Wande Coal – Turkey Nla

Wande coal kicks off his 2018 with the visual for his latest single Turkey Nla.

Check out the Unlimited L.A directed video below

 

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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: Wande Coal Ft Dj Tunez – Iskaba

 

FINALLLYY!!

On Monday I was asking if we were ever going to get a video for both Iskaba and Get Up and boom like clockwork a video for one has dropped.

Black Diamond boss Wande Coal finally gives us a visual for his hit single Iskaba featuring Dj Tunez. The video was directed by Sesan and shot on location in what I assume is South Africa. If you recognise the main lady in the video it’s because she is also the lady who featured in Davido’s Coolest Kid In Africa video.

Check out the fun old school inspired video below..

Reminds me of Cuba.

Can we have a visual for Sarz & Dj Tunez’s – Get Up next please? One of my favourites!
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Video: Olamide – Who U Epp

 

DO NOT JUDGE ME… But I have only now seen the video for this track.. Two months after it was released 😦 Terrible!

Olamide is back at it again with the street anthems this time for his freestyle single Who U Epp featuring Wande Coal and Phyno. The single was produced by Shizzi and the video was directed by Sesan.

Check it out..

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New Video: DJ Spinall Featuring 2Baba & Wande Coal

Now this I like!

Check out the latest visual offering from DJ Spinall on his new single Money featuring 2Baba (formally known as 2Face) and Wande Coal with production credits from EKelly.

The video was directed by Ua. Images

Enjoy!

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New Video: Wande Coal – Super Women

Wande Coal releases the visual for his single Super Women the third single off his album Wanted. The video was shot here in London and was directed by Mr Moe Musa.

Check it out..

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New Video: Leriq Ft Wande Coal – Wish List

FINALLY !!! One of my favourite tracks off The Lost Sounds album has a visual!

Nigerian producer Leriq finally gives us a visual for his smash hit single Wish List featuring Wande Coal and I must admit this is gorgeous. The video was directed by Mex Films and shot in the beautiful Kajuna Castle, Kaduna, Nigeria and this location is beautiful! You guys know I am all for Africans showing more of the beautiful sites and locations of the motherland so I am here for it. Beautiful visual for a very sensual single!

Enjoy!!

Not sure about Wande’s new hair style, but whatever floats his boat.
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New Video: Wande Coal – Ashimapeyin

Oooo Wande I feel it!!

When it was announced that Wande Coal was leaving the Mavin camp I can’t lie I felt some type of way because I wasn’t sure how he would do without the Don Jazzy productions that we know and love. But! I must say Wande has been very consistent and has managed to find his lane and kill it! Not only is he on one of the hottest singles out right now (My Women) he has followed up with his own hit Ashimapeyin produced by Sarz and boy is it groovy.. I particularly love the ending when he adlibs “Don’t need to ask no questions follow me leaaaddd” as Bumpa To Bumpa is one of my all time favourite Afrobeat tracks. Anywaaaayy.. Check out the video directed by Unlimited L.A .

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New Video: Patoranking Featuring Wande Coal – My Women, My Everything

Heeeeyyyyyy.. Something to get me a little excited again!

I must admit Patoranking has been very consistent since the release of Girlie O’ early last year and that consistency led him to win a 2015 MTV MAMA Award for Best New Act (beating out Ghana’s BET International winner Stonebwoy). And as if to warn us that he is not slowing down anytime soon he released his latest track My Woman, My Everything featuring Wande Coal and produced by Ghanaian hit maker Dj Breezy.

Check out the video shot on location here in good old London Town and directed by Mr Moe Musa..

Make sure you have good quality earphones to really feel the bass that DJ Breezy put on this beat. It’s too sweet!

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