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Billie Eilish Reveals Official Music Video For ‘No Time To Die’

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Five-time GRAMMY® Award winning Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has today revealed the official music video for ‘No Time To Die,’ the original song written for the 25th James Bond motion picture, No Time To Die.

Directed by Daniel Kleinman, the visual interweaves footage of Billie Eilish with scenes taken from the highly anticipated upcoming James Bond motion picture.

The song is out via Darkroom/Interscope Records and was produced by Billie’s brother; fellow multi GRAMMY® Award winning FINNEAS alongside Stephen Lipson, with orchestral arrangements by Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley, and guitar from Johnny Marr. 18-year-old Eilish is officially the youngest artist in history to both write and record a James Bond theme song. Listen HERE.

Speaking on Billie Eilish and FINNEAS’ involvement in the film’s title track, No Time To Die producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli revealed “Billie and Finneas have written an incredibly powerful and moving song for No Time To Die, which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film.”

Billie Eilish said, “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor.”

FINNEAS adds, “writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live and Let Die. We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”

The film’s director Cary Joji Fukunaga shared, “there are chosen few who record a Bond theme.  I am a huge fan of Billie and Finneas.  Their creative integrity and talent are second to none.”

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

No Time To Die will be released in theaters globally from November 12 in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S on November 20, from MGM via their United Artists Releasing banner.

Billie Eilish and FINNEAS will also be joining Daniel Craig for James Bond Day with a very special interview and performance on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, October 5

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Perez Musik opens 2022 with new song, ‘Hewale Lala’

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Perez Musik, the Blema Teasaa  hit maker is back with another beautiful song titled Hewale Lala.
‘Hewale lala’ which mean Song Of Strenght in English is the first Ga song off a 5 track gospel EP titled Delivered by Perez musik.

This single, just like the other songs off the EP is inspired by a series of life experiences and the ultimate realization that life is best lived when one totally submits to the Holy Spirit.

The beauty of the song is expressed in a creative use of the Ga language garnished with an english hook. The song is indeed soothing and inspiring. The sound is different and awakening. It is a “must have” on your gospel Playlist.

From the sound released on this single, worshipers and music listeners should prepare to be dragged into the presence of God because Perez Musik is surely carrying some fresh fire this year.

Perez Recounts in an Instagram post;
“One night, on my way to my studio after a very unexpected rough and tough morning. I started to wonder about the true purpose of life as I felt frustrated on every side. I wanted to give up but suddenly the Holy Spirit ministered this scripture in my heart- “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

Isaiah 41:10
I immediately felt this song drop in my spirit. I began to sing the lyrics and melody with so much ease, I felt a positive shift in my physical, emotional and mental state.
It is my heart desire that this song will affirm your faith in Yahweh and restore faith if you have lost it.”

The other titles on the EP are Ayeyi Ndwom, Made for you, Giver of My Life and Tse Ofe(Almighty Father) .

other songs from Perez Musik includes
1.Blema Tesaa https://youtu.be/k1D5CRV6TZc
2.Gborbilor https://youtu.be/3w9yIgVHjtY
3.Goodness of God(Cover) https://youtu.be/_I7ZVkpG8pk
4.Kadosh and All that matter medley https://youtu.be/nylCTKRj2zY

5.Aseda ft @Efe Grace
https://youtu.be/_Mx0oEHUeZA

6. Consuming fire ft Dave da Music Box
https://youtu.be/ly-OntV329o

7. Deeper
https://youtu.be/L3XuvZ-STTI

8. Purge Me
https://youtu.be/dGTJZQEWlJE

9. Amen
https://youtu.be/dGTJZQEWlJE

10. I exalt You
https://youtu.be/EDzMxWHxgwM

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Those doing Asakaa music shouldn’t stop but right now Afrobeats is what has America paying attention

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Michael ‘Emm’ Acheampong-Boateng, President of Highbridge the Label, has explained that it makes sense for African musicians do push the Afrobeats agenda into the US market, since that is what is hot at the moment.

Afrobeats is not new, but in the US, it is. For example, Pop Smoke made drill music with UK beats, that’s how he was introduced to the market. The plan before he died was to transition to more traditional music for people to enjoy. You saw that in his first album after he passed away. If you are a good businessman, the first thing to remember is that you are a business so you position yourself well in order to be successful. If there’s a market for Afrobeats in America and you’re looking into breaking into the market, then you need to come in with what they want and slowly transition to whatever you are looking to bring and see how the market reacts to that,” he said in an interview with Ameyaw TV.

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Asked whether the Asaaka drill music from Ghana was making similar waves in the US, Emm said it wasn’t the case yet.

“I didn’t see it in the US. If I did, I saw it in the African community in the US. If there was an African party, then that’s where you would see it but if you move from the subset of that population, then it didn’t really travel. Afrobeats however, is traveling outside of the African community. So again, I don’t think rappers doing Asaaka should abandon it. But they should be aware that if they want to get a commercial appeal, they should lean towards Afrobeats. Because with rap, Americans speak English, so if they can’t understand what you’re saying, then it’s a little bit tricky.

Highbridge the Label is an American record label founded by A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Don Q, Quincy “QD” Acheampong and Sambou “Bubba” Camara in 2016, based in New York City.

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Vodafone Icons Star Derrick Music Kicks Off Maiden Edition Of Live Lounge

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Former Vodafone Icons and MTN Hitmaker contestant Derrick Music has revealed he is a self-taught piano and acoustic guitar player.

The musician who has countless performances and a few singles to his credit made the shocking revelation when he made an appearance on the maiden edition of Live Lounge, a newly introduced segment on growing YouTube channel BTM Afrika.

“Generally I have a passion for music. Anything about music intrigues me. At first, I used to play the grand piano (that was also self-taught). I was playing at dinners, weddings etc but the problem I had was transporting a grand piano (it’s huge) so I contemplated on getting an instrument that is portable and that’s when I settled on the guitar. I took that bold decision and bought the first guitar and it’s been massive since then,” he said.

Derrick Music brought his A-Game to life as he made an appearance on the maiden edition of Live Lounge.

Starting off with an acoustic rendition of his newly released single Kpalanga, the former Vodafone Icons and MTN Hitmaker star quickly transitioned into performing Anadwo by King Promise and other subsequent songs.

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Kandiga Rapper Radikal Releases Kandimerica Rap Song

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Radikal’s real name is Stephen Abalungo and he proudly hails from Kandiga, a popular community in the Kassena Nankana East District of Upper East Region.

RDK drew inspiration from U.S rapper Pop Smoke’s “Dior”, Shatta Wale, and Kumerica stars to cook his monster hit song. Download Supah Radikal Kandimerica.mp3 and listen to the talented Frafra rapper’s new track below.

Having graduated from ZAMSTECH SHS recently, Supah Radikal,22, is highly determined to make his mark in the Ghanaian music scene with the hope of taking hip-hop rap to new heights. He believes that music is a vital tool to transform the lives of the ghetto youth.

Rapping Machine, Am the beast from the East..go ask Aziz how we set records like Kilah Bee..no time to waste, prepare for the massive hip-hop banger from RDK..it will be my first release of the year 2022.. Africa punches Kilah🎙️, Supah Radikal tweeted about his new project.

Radikal is the rapper behind popular hit songs likes “Destiny” and “Bemsoe”, which you can stream on SoundCloud“. As an avid lover of entertainment, RDK is the real deal when it comes to the rap game. The self-styled African punchline killer is here to stay.

“LET’S TRY TO BUILD UP N IMPROVE OURSELVES FROM THE INSIDE.. DON’T THINK ABOUT ONLY THE OUTSIDE WORLD.. IT’S GOOD U WORK SECRETLY INSIDE.. SUCCESS WILL BRING IT OUT 1DAY…#SUPAH #RDK #DTB✌️

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie collaborating with Davido opened doors for Afrobeats in New York – President of Highbridge The Label

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Michael ‘Emm’ Acheampong-Boateng, President of Highbridge the Label, has explained the need for African artists to explore ways of breaking into global music markets such as the US.

Speaking about how Afrobeats has managed to break into mainstream American music in recent times, Emm told Ameyaw TV that it didn’t happen by chance. According to him, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s 2018 single, ‘Way Too Fly’ featuring Davido; and other strategic collaborations have helped contribute to the phenomenon.

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“That’s not a mistake, it’s not by chance. I think back in 2018 when Boogie was on fire, he did a song with Davido and prior to that they didn’t really play afrobeats music on the radio. After Boogie did that song with David, we started to hear more Afrobeats on the radio in America, specifically in New York City.

“The rest of the guys had good music, but they had to be introduced into the marketplace. We helped introduce them to the marketplace. And I think as Africans we should be proud of the music we are making; it is feel-good music and it’s the next breaking sound. I can see Afrobeats Record Labels that are going to come up in United States soon, if they haven ‘t already because that sound is really big. They play the Wizkid and Tem’s song every hour on the hour in New York City. So, it’s been accepted completely and fully,” he adds.

Highbridge the Label is an American record label founded by A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Don Q, Quincy “QD” Acheampong and Sambou “Bubba” Camara in 2016, based in New York City.

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Oduma Essan hires East African hip-hop, Fid Q for the official 2022 banger

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The mid-tempo laid-back vibe is an Afrobeat tune that is set to deliver it’s sonic ambiance throughout the entire room or outdoor space that is being played.

Featuring Fid Q, the tune is an attempt by the talent to expand his horizon and music appeal following the release of his initial hits such as Bigi Bigi, Show Body, among several others.

Fid is said to be one of the artists who brought honor to Hip hop in Tanzania and East Africa with his well-known song Mwanza Mwanza wherein there is unique writing that has been different from the usual one (narratives/streams)

He has repeatedly been named the best hip-hop artist of all time in Tanzania and East Africa (by Felix Nyaumbu).

In commenting on his latest release, he stated, “The reason for this collaboration was to expand my career to other parts of the continent and the world at large.

It’s for the fans to know that we have something better to give the people for the Christmas and new year to make them happy and bring them fun”.

 

Get interactive with Oduma across his socials and stream now across all digital streaming platforms here – https://song.link/i/1601233440

IG – https://instagram.com/odumaessan

TWITTER – @odumaessan

FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/odumaessan

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