Accra, Ghana – Ghanaian-American polymath, Amaarae, is one of music’s most groundbreaking artists, and her highly anticipated album “Fountain Baby” is set to be released on June 9 via Interscope.
To celebrate the upcoming release, Amaarae has unveiled her new track “Co-Star,” along with a captivating music video that pays homage to the 90s supermodel era. The music video, directed by Lauren Dunn, features a “Co-Star” competition in which competitors battle it out to be the best by showcasing their zodiac signs, swag, and skills, breaking traditional beauty standards placed on women.
Amaarae’s “Co-Star” competition features some of the most influential women in the industry, such as The Clermont Twins, model Biba Williams, Nigerian rapper Deto Black, 1XBlue designer Lois Saunders, photographer and model Moyosore Briggs, among others.
In a statement about the release, Amaarae said, “Co-Star is a fun song about star signs! I wanted to give people something cute and flirty for the summer! Astrology is such a huge part of our youth culture, it felt like a missed opportunity to not lean into that and give the girls an anthem that reads and celebrates them all at once!”
The music video features some of her favorite women, including The Clermont Twins, Biba, Deto, Moyo, Bijou & Chi, who represent a significant part of alternative African culture and are the tastemakers of our time.
“The video is amazing too! Having some of my favoritewomen in the whole wide world represent themselves in such an iconic way. The Clermont Twins are such an iconic duo. Also Biba! Deto! Moyo! Bijou & Chi are such a huge part of alternative African culture. These are the tastemakers of our time! It’s really so amazing to bring them all together,” the Reckless & Sweet hitmaker added.
Amaarae’s work centers around female empowerment, subversion of gender norms, and exploration of female sexuality and artistic self-expression while simultaneously highlighting her West African heritage through a global lens.
“Fountain Baby,” her forthcoming album, will undoubtedly establish Amaarae as one of the premiere artists in the global pop arena. It is an expansion of her towering talent and vision beyond genre and regional boundaries, resulting in a remarkable and tangible body of work that solidifies her position as an essential architect of the future of music.
In addition to the upcoming album, Amaarae recently performed at the Mugler x H&M collaboration launch in New York City on April 19th as the face of the campaign. The collection will be available for purchase online and in stores starting May 11th.
Stream “Co-Star” here: https://Amaarae.lnk.to/Co-Star
Amaarae is a highly talented and versatile musician who has garnered widespread recognition in a relatively short span of time. Her critically acclaimed album “The Angel You Don’t Know” has amassed over 522 million streams and has been highly lauded by various publications.
This album featured her viral hit “Sad Girlz Luv Money,” which has gained over 379 million global streams and has been certified platinum. In addition to her achievements in the music industry, Amaarae has made a name for herself in the fashion world by attending various Fashion Weeks in London, Paris, and Milan.
Furthermore, she made her cinematic debut in 2021 with the release of her track “A Body, A Coffin” from the “Wakanda Forever Prologue” soundtrack. Amaarae’s experimental approach to music is influenced by her cross-cultural experiences, and she has established her independent record label, Golden Child Entertainment Ltd.
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Known for pioneering the Afro-swing sound in the UK as one half of the dynamic duo Kwamz & Flava, Kelvin Laryea, popularly known as Kwamz, is confidently threading solo grounds with his new project. “Nature’s Symphony,” a six-track EP showcasing his prowess in infusing African rhythms with contemporary sounds further establishes Kwamz’s versatility and mastery of modern Afrobeats.
Drawing deeply from his Ghanaian roots, Kwamz has consistently showcased his ability to bridge the gap between the Afrobeat genre and the UK’s eclectic urban soundscape. His journey, which began with captivating freestyles and covers on social media, has culminated in hits that have not only climbed the charts but have also set the tone for the Afro-swing movement in the UK. Songs like “Wo Onane No,” “Takeover,” and “Shoo” stand testament to this.
“Nature’s Symphony” promises a rhythmic journey through themes of love, celebration, and self-expression. Standout tracks include “Bad Behavior” ft. JMANI, a heady mix of charisma and catchy lines like “Hennessy flavor, bad behavior. Lambo spacious, of course they go hate us.” The energetic “Confidence” ft. JMANI is bound to capture listeners, especially with lyrics like “daily I’ve been thinking me and you for vibe.” Kwamz concludes the EP with the assertive anthem “How I Want,” laying out his self-confidence with “I look and I dress how I want to, I talk and I walk how I want to.”
“Nature’s Symphony is a part of my experience of moving from the UK to the Netherlands and I made the EP in the woods, so there was pure nature and sounds. The Symphony, which is how I came up with the title. The EP is the vibe and the energy of the move from UK. ‘Confidence’ is about having the confidence in yourself and celebrating that” – KWAMZ.
Collaborations are central to the EP’s texture, with JMANI lending his vocals to five tracks and Dikoo delivering a special guest performance.
“Nature’s Symphony” is now available for streaming and download across all major digital platforms here: https://kwamz.lnk.to/
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Ghana’s reggae and dancehall scene has long been vibrant and competitive, and one name that continues to shine brightly is Aklerh. The sensational female musician, known for her powerful vocals and captivating stage presence, has once again proven her prowess with the release of not one, but two scintillating singles: “Run D’Town” and “Money.”
With a moniker that echoes confidence and a style that exudes authenticity, Aklerh, whose real name is Zebulun Aklerh Ocansey, has carved a unique niche for herself in the maledominated industry. Her ability to seamlessly blend reggae and dancehall vibes while infusing her music with relatable lyrics has endeared her to fans across the nation.
“Run D’Town” is a fiery anthem that showcases Aklerh’s commanding presence. Produced by the talented CashTwo Beats, the track is a perfect blend of catchy melodies and hard-hitting rhythms. The song’s infectious chorus is bound to have listeners singing along after just one listen. Aklerh’s distinctive voice soars over the production, delivering verses that tell a story of empowerment and seizing control.
On the other hand, “Money,” produced by CaskeysOnit, takes a different thematic approach. This track delves into the struggles and aspirations surrounding the need to have one’s freedom. Aklerh’s emotive delivery brings to life the lyrics that reflect the universal desire for success and prosperity. The track’s laid-back yet captivating beat complements her vocals perfectly, creating a sonic experience that is soothing.
Aklerh’s consistency in delivering exceptional music has solidified her place as undoubtedly Ghana’s Dancehall Queen in recent time. Her ability to tackle a range of subjects through her music, from empowerment to socio-economic realities, showcases her versatility as an artist. Her commitment to staying true to her roots while pushing creative boundaries is evident in both “Run D’Town” and “Money.”
As “Run D’Town” and “Money” make their way into the playlists of reggae and dancehall enthusiasts, there’s no doubt that Aklerh’s reign as Ghana’s Dancehall Queen is set to continue. Her unique sound, meaningful lyrics, and dynamic performances are a testament to her dedication and artistry. With these new singles, Aklerh has once again proven that she is a force to be reckoned with, and her musical journey is one that fans eagerly anticipate.
For fans and newcomers alike, Aklerh’s music is available on all major streaming platforms, and experiencing these two new singles is a must for anyone who appreciates authentic and impactful reggae and dancehall music.
Youtube Link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ8fyovS0-U
Smart Link- Money – : https://fanlink.to/aklerh-money
Smart Link – Run D’town – https://fanlink.to/aklerh-rundtown