Connect with us
NOT IN USE

Watch

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

Published

on

mail 6

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 apple.co/_AfricaNow 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.

Advertisement

Watch

Future Releases Music Video For “712pm” Directed By Travis Scott

Published

on

future

– Ready to blow up the internet yet again, Future presents the blockbuster music video for “712PM” directed by none other than fellow game-changer Travis Scott. Watch “712PM”

(more…)

Continue Reading

Watch

Kwaw Kese delivers electrifying performance at Suhum Odwira Festival 2022

Published

on

Kwaw Kese delivers electrifying performance at Suhum Odwira Festival 2022

The Mad-Time Entertainment frontman sent the crowd at the Suhum Odwira Festival 2022 into a frenzy last Saturday with electrifying performances that saw him deliver back-to-back hits of his masterfully. (more…)

Continue Reading

Watch

E Boafo inserts song for Ghana Black Stars

Published

on

Capture

Burgeoning crooner, Emmanuel Boafo widely known in showbiz as E Boafo has inserted a thumping new tune dubbed, We Are Great Ghana Black Stars in a bid to cheer on the National team at the ongoing Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The passion of the nation, Ghana Black Stars has so far proven their patriotism and focus to either win or leave an indelible mark at the ongoing world cup as witnessed in their match with Portugal.

Hence, E Boafo has put together this high morale tune to stir up hearts and rally support for the team. In his own words, he states, “Prior to the world cup, I had this nudge that we’ll do really well and it pushed me to enter the studio and cook up something to aid our victory”.

We Are Great Ghana Black Stars has since its release gained massive airplay and rotation in the media space and also amongst football fanatics and on the streets especially on days the Black Stars are on show.

Stream the banging new single on Audiomack and get interactive with E Boafo across his socials here:

Facebook: E Boafo
Instagram: @E_Boafo_Music
YouTube: E Boafo

Continue Reading

Listen

New amapiano jam “Fire” served HOT to Ghanaians by Ijekimora and Busiswa – LISTEN

Published

on

Ijekimora 2

Nigerian Afrobeats Artiste, Ijekimora, shares her latest single “Fire” with her Ghana fanbase. She featured South African Music Icon, Busiswa, on it. An official video was shot for it too along with the official release of the song.

 

Stream “Fire” featuring Busiswa here on Digital Stores: Azuri.lnk.to/Fire

 

About Creating The Song “Fire”

“We came up with the title ‘Fire’ because of the way Busiswa came wild and unapologetic on the beat and it was so steamy we had to name it ‘Fire’, and the chorus had that melody in it too; the song already defined itself and you get to feel the energy and power behind it when you’re listening to it.” – Ijekimora

 

“The concept of the song is just 2 girls taking over, literally, empowering ourselves as 2 fierce women in the music industry living the best of our lives and making money as well,” Ijekimora added. The song is Amapiano inspired.

 

Why Busiswa for a feature?

Ijekimora was looking forward to breaking into the South African market, thus, needed an artiste she could work with; coincidentally Busiswa came through as the one. Busiswa had a show in Lagos and Ijekimora’s Team connected with her; and everything took off from there. “It wasn’t stressful at all getting her to jump on my song”, she says.

 

Ijekimora is still experimenting sounds to put together her debut EP she announced as “Kimorality”. She promises her fans to expect the EP to be out some time in 2023 though there were delays. She is a perfectionist and makes sure she gets her things right hence the little delay but off the cuff she has alreay released fire singles “Sexy Papa”, “Temptation” and a previous sensation “Stand By Me” featuring Seyi Vibez.

 

Ijekimora, grew up in Dallas but hails from Nigeria. She often shuffles between Nigeria and Ghana; she says Ghana is like a second home to her so she frequents Ghana grounds to do her promotions each time she drops a new song.

 

Busiswa Gqulu, known mononymously as Busiswa or Busi, is a South African singer-songwriter and poet. Born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa, she gained public recognition for her feature on DJ Zinhle’s song, “My Name Is”, after being discovered by Kalawa Jazmee’s CEO Oskido. She is a vibrant artiste known across Africa and beyond and has rocked many stages locally and internationally.

 

Watch “Fire” Video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdIKUm9dlks

 

 

Follow them on Instagram & Twitter: @Ijekimora and @Busiswaah

Continue Reading

Watch

Akwaboah Collaborates With Medikal On New Single, ‘Picture’

Published

on

Akwaboah Collaborates With Medikal On New Single, 'Picture'

Highlife and Afro fusion sensation Akwaboah in keeping with his promise to release one banger after another from now till ending of 2023 has outdoored a new Single titled ‘Picture’.

The new song features a first time collaboration with the award winning rapper Medikal.

Akwaboah is currently enjoying enormous success as his Black Stars anthem titled ‘Bring back the Love’ continues to be a fan favourite among football and music lovers during this World Cup season.

Picture is a blend of Highlife and Afrobeat notes and Medikal definitely does justice with his catchy punchlines. Fans are already calling Medikal’s performance his best rap feature on a song.

The song alludes to the penchant for pictorially capturing the significant or joyous moments of one’s life and sharing with friends and family mostly via social media. Its catchy tune is certain to make it a viral hit this Christmas and beyond.

Akwaboah has been tight-lipped on an exact date for the release of the Lighthouse Album, choosing simply to say it will definitely be released early next year.

It will be recalled that Akwaboah surprised his fans last year by releasing the Lighthouse EP instead of the Album. According to him, this was because he had a solid 15 tracks which was ready to go but needed to break it into two for his fans and music lovers to properly appreciate every track on both the EP and subsequent album.

If his collaboration with Medikal on Picture is anything to go by, then fans can truly anticipate a great Lighthouse Album ahead.

 

Continue Reading

Watch

VM Records USA signee MUFTY BOMPA releases multiple singles: TELGAD & AKWAADU.

Published

on

3B1F99FC 7ADA 492F B1D7 E783FBEF3749

In TELGAD, Mufty Bompa encourages us all to call on the almighty especially when the times are rough and tough. Mufty also had a message for young men and women. The lyrics are beautifully crafted and the verses defy conventional song arrangements. The tempo is absolutely perfect for your dancing feet. The song can be played in any setting, nightclub, or church and the rhythm and energy exuded in the music will push you to get on the dance floor, not to mention the vibe and excitement created by the carefully laid out instrumentation. The bass in the song booms with a punch yet is soothing to the listening ear.

TELGAD:

In AKWAADU(banana) Mufty Bompa expresses his admiration and love for a fictitious lady who likes AKWAADU. Showcasing his multilingual prowess the song AKWAADU incorporates both English language as well as Ga, Twi and Yoruba.

AKWAADU :

Mufty Bompa is a local artist based in the United States. He has West African (Ghanaian, Nigerian) heritage. Mufty was raised by his late grandmother, Veronica Afiadefa Missodey. A gifted musician with no formal music education, he enjoys composing and writing songs.

In 2004, Mufty Bompa, then a member of the Duo group (Zongo Lane) received a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and collaborated on a rap music performance inspired by Ghanaian lyrics, subjects, and local languages. He has performed at numerous local and international events including; the September 2004 Taste of Ghana in Plymouth, Minnesota and March 2005 Ghana Independence Day celebrations in Shoreview, Minnesota.

Mufty enjoys composing and writing music. With over 70 original songs in his music repository, Mufty Bompa is ready to take the world by storm. His songs have been featured on numerous radio stations in the West African nation of Ghana and other African countries. Mufty Bompa’s songs are regularly featured by Dr. Strangedub, host of Echo Chamber show on KFAI 90.3 FM in the Twin Cities USA. Mufty Bompa is fluent in English, Twi, Ewe, Yoruba, Ga, and Fante. Mufty’s rich multinational educational background in Ghana, Nigeria, and The United States, coupled with his multi-lingual skills contributes immensely to his unique music style. He draws the attention of a diverse group of audience by incorporating a wide range of languages in his music.

Mufty is an accountant by profession. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Hamline University and a Master’s degree in Accounting from Minnesota States University. He holds the Certified Public Account (CPA) designation and is licensed to practice Accounting in the State of Minnesota. He is married and has three lovely boys.

In his spare time when not doing music, he spends time with his family, plays American Football with his boys and runs around the backyard with his boys.

Continue Reading

Trending