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Tems talks about collaborating with Drake and more on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio



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This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With New Apple Music Up Next Artist Tems, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, Africa Rising and LootLove’s Favourite Track of the Week!

Tune in to Africa Now Radio With LootLove This Sunday, September 19th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1 and broadcast on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

Cover Star Interview
Apple Music’s latest global Up Next artist, Nigerian R&B singer-songwriter Tems, joins LootLove via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about her latest track, “Crazy Tings.” She also discusses her new EP, If Orange Was A Place (Apple Music Up Next Film Edition), staying humble despite her numerous career highlights, her most surprising new fan, and working with artists like Brent Faiyaz and Drake.

The Big 5
LootLove shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Wavy the Creator feat. CKay and Efya; Rayvanny; Kofi Jamar feat. Teni; DJ Lag & Lady Du; and a previously unreleased, posthumous track from South African hip-hop legend, HHP feat. Focalistic.

Africa Rising 
Nigerian Afrobeats singer-songwriter Oladapo is the latest artist featured from the Africa Rising playlist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features his two singles “Alone,” and “Priceless,” from his new EP, BLIND. Listen HERE.


Loot Loves
Each week, LootLove chooses her favourite track, taken from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week she features South African DJ and producer Black Coffee & Angelos, and their single, “Lost (feat. Jinadu),” from Apple Music’s Black Coffee Essentials playlist. Listen HERE, and find a roundup of all LootLove’s selections on Apple Music’s LootLoves playlist, HERE.

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, September 19th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1 at or on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.
Tems on staying humble despite her success

I don’t really think everything is because of me. I know that I’m talented and I have a great music sound and I know that I do what I do. But honestly, it’s more than that, it’s more than just the music and there’s so many people involved and honestly God has been in control of everything and I just like to live my life. So I don’t even think of it, I just see it as such an exciting life that I’m just enjoying, rather than like trying to control it or take all the credit.

Tems on collaborating with Drake

Honestly, it’s unbelievable, literally. When I said I wanted to work with Drake, I just said it. I wasn’t thinking about it. I used to listen to Drake all the time when I was in high school and growing up and it was just the first thing that came to my mind. And for me to actually meet him, work with him, it’s just crazy. It’s crazy and that’s a full testament to God’s blessings, honestly. I can’t quantify how grateful I am, because it’s not anything I did, I’m just making music. And it just seems like I’m attracting all these people and I’m just so grateful honestly.


Tems on why she named her new project ‘If Orange Was A Place’

First of all, orange is my favourite fruit. And if you find a very sweet orange and you really dig into it, it’s just busting with brightness and like colours and this warmth and it’s just a blast of excitement and the word “orange” reminds me of sunset and sunrise, sunset to sunrise, dusk to dawn. And the EP is really the different shades of orange. And it’s really the different shades of me.

Tems on her favourite track on the new EP

I think my favourite might be “Vibe Out.” Because when I listened to it, I’m singing it in such a way that I never have before. And it’s like a ginger. It just makes you want to get up and go. It’s like a get ready song. Yeah. I love it. It takes you into another place. It’s like how sunset feels. It’s like the perfect song when the sun is setting and yeah, it’s vibes.

Tems on R&B legend Maxwell being her most surprising new fan


Recently? I did have Maxwell comment on one of my videos and also he put me on his story at some point. That was very surprising to me, for him to message me. That was crazy.

Tems on how she is feeling right now after the successes of the past year
I feel awesome, it’s been incredible. It’s been such an amazing year. It’s been such an amazing time and honestly, I’m so grateful. I am so excited most importantly, for everything that’s coming. Sometimes I can’t believe it, but I’m so grateful and I’m just taking everything in. I’m blessed, and we thank God. I’m just so excited.

Tems on working with Brent Faiyaz on the song “Found” from her new EP
Brent is such an amazing artist. “Found” is what’s going through my mind in the midst of opinions and in the midst of people trying to reflect their own insecurities on me and get into my business. It’s me just talking about that and how I found myself. So I don’t need to be confused by anything that anybody says and I’m ready for whatever. And Brent is really just saying, “Let’s take it slow and let’s not even think about them, let’s just be us. Just be me and you.”

Tems on where she hopes to be this time next year
Somewhere across the world, performing, recording, vibing, doing what I do best and even better.



UBA RED TV’s ‘When Are We Getting Married’ Returns for Season 2



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The highly anticipated second season of the web series, ‘When Are We Getting Married,’ has made its debut this month of love. Viewers can enjoy the show on the official Red TV YouTube page.

Launched in 2023, the series explores the complex challenges encountered by young Africans navigating the dating scenes. Lead characters Edith, portrayed by Immaculata Oko Kasum, and Fenwa, played by Ric Hassani, return to face the realities of marriage.

In the official trailer for season two, Edith faces opposition from Fenwa’s disapproving family, while Fenwa struggles to recover from a life-threatening accident.

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Produced by Ife Olujuyigbe and directed by Orire Nwani in collaboration with Film Trybe, the creators of Egun and RedTV, the series promises to captivate audiences with its engaging narrative and relatable themes.


Featuring a stellar cast including Ronke Oshodi, Obehi Aburime, Pelumi Buari, Martha Ehiome, Patrick Doyle, Adekunle Olopade, Neo Akpofure, and Vee Iye, viewers can anticipate a gripping portrayal of the complexities of love and commitment.
With hearts on the line, Episode 2 of ‘When Are We Getting Married’ is set to deliver an exciting experience as drama unfolds, tensions escalate, and unexpected twists take center stage.

Don’t miss out on the series. Catch it here:

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Matthew Ansah Releases New Single “AMEN Anthem”



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Ghanaian Gospel artiste Matthew Ansah has released a new single, “Amen Anthem,” a worship song that promises to resonate with audiences seeking spiritual inspiration and true communion with God.

AMEN Anthem is on all digital platforms:

Matthew Ansah’s “Amen Anthem” is slated for release on 23rd February 2024, and it’s the first song to be outdoored on the recently live-recorded “Mahanaim” album. This marks a significant chapter in the artiste’s musical journey. The announcement was made via his official social media platforms, generating anticipation among his growing fan base.
Produced by Emmanuel Djokoto, “Amen Anthem” will be on all major Digital Music Platforms. The song creates a spiritual atmosphere for fellowship with God in worship and adoration. It is a simple yet captivating song that offers an intimate and uplifting worship experience.

In his statement about the upcoming release, Matthew Ansah expressed his excitement and urged the public to embrace all his spirit-filled songs and spread the word. “As you join me in sharing this song, you become part of a greater purpose, which is to spread love, communion, and the celebration of God’s goodness,” he remarked.

The management team representing Matthew Ansah under the Cross Records label conveyed their enthusiasm, emphasizing that “Amen Anthem” is a testament to the artiste’s unwavering commitment to gospel music and his mission to inspire and uplift others through his musical expressions. This release comes after a long break since his first album was released in 2011.

The multifaceted Matthew Ansah is a renowned Marketing and Communications Consultant who’s managed several brands and large-scale projects in Africa and beyond. He has also for the past 10 years been widely known as a favorite MC for corporate and social events. He is currently the Team Lead for Lyme Haus, a leading Marketing & Communications firm in Ghana.

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South African R&B Sensation, Keamo, Tugs at Heartstrings with Debut Single and Music Video “Falling” Released on Valentine’s Day



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Today, on Valentine’s Day, R&B artist Keamo releases her much-anticipated single of the year, “Falling.” The soulful track, exploring the theme of unrequited love, comes with a visually captivating music video by Void Creative. Link to the audio –

“Falling” beautifully captures the universal struggle of unrequited love, with Keamo’s emotive vocals conveying raw emotions. The song snippet went viral, creating immense anticipation ahead of today’s release. 

Void Creative’s visually enchanting music video enhances the auditory experience, adding another layer to this heartfelt R&B piece. 



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Akwaboah Releases special Valentine gift for fans




Highlife sensation Akwaboah has released what he calls a special Valentine gift for his fans and music lovers – the official music video for ‘Asikyire’ featuring Sarkodie, a track on his recent Lighthouse Album.

This is the second music video since the much anticipated album was released in November 2023, and the fourth overall music video off the Lighthouse Album. Akwaboah previously released music videos for other songs on the album such as ‘My darling’, ‘Try Me’ and ‘Letter to my Spouse’.

According to the artist, releasing this video for Valentine is his way of appeasing fans for cancelling the annual Shades of Love concert this year. The concert happens annually on the 14th of February. 

The artist is coming off a busy Christmas season with various performances including the Lighthouse concert organized at +233 on 16th December 2023.

The classic looking music video for ‘Asikyire’ was directed by Big OJ Films who has worked on several top notch videos for artists in Ghana and worldwide.

Lighthouse album is the most recent project for Akwaboah since he produced the critically acclaimed “Mary” album for Sarkodie in 2015 and followed with his own ‘Matters of the Heart’ Album in 2018 and the Lighthouse EP in 2021. All of these projects were well received and Akwaboah intends to show growth as an artist on this new project.

Akwaboah is set to begin a tour of Europe this February 2024 with stops in Italy and Germany in the coming days.

Lighthouse album is available via the following link

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Clarion Clarkewoode releases video for “I Will Rise”



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UK-based Ghanaian musician, Clarion Clarkewoode has released a music video for his song, “I Will Rise”.

This song, an original composition by Clarion Clarkewoode, was born out of a vision he had of a person with a great destiny striving to break free from inhibitions, influences and forces that prevent them from rising.

According to him, it is not just a nice song with beautiful harmonies and euphonious melodies; it is not just a confession or a profession of faith, neither is it just a wish or desire, but it is more of a positive provocation and a call to action.

Clarion Clarkewoode is of the believe his song will unsettle your equilibrium, shake off your complacency, and awaken and unleash the giant in you to rise like a phoenix from the ashes.

“The song has the power to transform minds and set people free from mental slavery and emotional captivity into true freedom,” he said.

This inspirational music video contains powerful imagery and captivating performances that will inspire people not to settle for less than they can become.

Watch video here

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Zlatan begins the year with a banger: ‘Bust Down’ featuring Asake



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The luminary himself, Zlatan Ibile, has unleashed his inaugural sonic masterpiece of the year, ‘Bust Down’, which is poised to be a chart-dominating sensation. Zlatan, in a stroke of genius, features electrifying talents of Nigeria’s sensation, Asake. Stream here:

‘Bust Down’ has been created for one purpose: to elevate your mood. It is the kind of song that will make you shake your body gracefully and rhythmically. Also, the thoughtfulness in the song is striking because it motivates everyone that their heart desires will come into fruition.

Therefore, prepare to be ensnared in the magic that is quintessentially Zlatan and Asake. ‘Bust Down’ is not just a song; it’s an addiction waiting to happen. Get ready to press that repeat button until your eardrums plead for mercy, because this musical alchemy is designed to be on a perpetual loop of infectious beats.

Connect with Zlatan on social media:

Instagram: zlatan_ibile
Twitter: @Zlatan_Ibile
Facebook: Zlatan Ibile

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