Connect with us
NOT IN USE

Listen

BNXN about his chemistry with Wizkid on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio

Published

on

mail 4

This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With BNXN fka Buju, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, Africa Rising and Dadaboy Ehiz’s Favourite Track of the Week!

Tune in to Africa Now Radio with Dadaboy Ehiz this Friday, August 26th at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 and broadcast on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

Cover Star Interview
Nigerian Afropop singer-songwriter BNXN fka Buju joins Dadaboy Ehiz via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “In My Mind.” He also discusses his new album, ‘Bad Since ’97,’ his approach to perfecting his sound—and his creative chemistry with Wizkid.

Read Also: Deladem Laetitia Midekor wins the 2022 Vlisco Fashion Fund, receives $5,000 investment for her ‘Maison Midekor’

The Big 5
Dadaboy Ehiz shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Rema feat. Selena Gomez, R2Bees & Stonebwoy, Skiibii feat. Tiwa Savage, K.O feat. Young Stunna & Blxkcie, and Chike.

Africa Rising 
Ghanaian-British producer and singer-songwriter Ginius is the latest artist featured from Apple Music’s Africa Rising playlist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features her singles, “Feels Like Magic,” and the Darkua collab, “Consistency.” Listen HERE.

Dadaboy’s Song of the Week
Each week, Dadaboy Ehiz chooses his favourite track from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week he spotlights Nigerian megastar Burna Boy and his single, “It’s Plenty,” from Apple Music’s Afrobeats Hits playlist. Listen HERE.

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday August 26th at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow or on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

BNXN on ‘Bad Since ’97’

I was born on 14th May 1997, and a lot of people have this misconception that, “Oh this guy just started singing 2021, just a newbie,” but I want people to know that this is a talent I’ve been nurturing since birth, and this is a talent I’ve realised that could change my life and the whole soundscape of Nigeria. I wanted people to relate to it with my date of birth and understand that this here has been nuts from time.

I want them to trace it back to original roots, because I took so much time on this project and I wanted to connect everything that I picked up growing up, the sounds. I wanted the project to speak for itself and say “I’ve been this talented and this good since when I was born.”

BNXN on perfecting his sound for new project

Why I called this thing a project and not just an EP is because I took a lot of time and it involved a lot more hands than normal. Usually people only get the best of everybody when it’s time to do an album, but this time I wanted to get the best out of an EP because I personally wasn’t satisfied with the sound – not necessarily the music, but the quality of the sound – from my last project, and I felt it was my obligation to step it up a notch.

I have a sound that if it’s not well engineered and well structured, it might sound a little off to some people so I decided to make sure I perfected that on this project.

BNXN on chemistry with Wizkid

Nobody, nobody makes better music than me and Wiz together. It’s not possible! I promise you. We have the most amazing chemistry ever.

You’ll hear subsequent songs [together] that are going to come out, bro! It was after [‘Many Ways’] I was able to certify it, because there was ‘Mood’ and there was others but bro, how he flowed on it, how he took the lyrics out. He’s on another level when working with me.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Listen

Supa Gaeta’s “Road To DND” is now Ghana’s hottest EP

Published

on

Supa Gaeta

Just four days into its release, Supa Gaeta’s new EP has proved to be a big stepper on Ghana’s Apple Music Top Albums chart. Stream “Road To DND” (The Prelude) here: https://lnk.to/RoadToDnD
(more…)

Continue Reading

Listen

Amos K Announces 5-Track EP Titled “Tell Them, We Are Coming.”

Published

on

Amos K

Amos K is set to release “Tell Them, We Are Coming EP,” his second official project on October 14. (more…)

Continue Reading

Listen

What sounds are hot with Ghanaian Gen Zs right now?

Published

on

Ghana Party

Ghana’s Gen Zs are energetic and motivated. They’re also cosmopolitan, keen to better themselves, and as welcoming of international influences as local ones and those from the wider African continent. That’s true until the end of the day, when they’re more willing to embrace their melancholy side. At least, that’s the story told by their Spotify music and podcast listening tastes.

 

From a local music perspective,  Tema’s very own rap and freestyle artist Kwesi Arthur rules the roost, followed by Highlife and Afrobeats singer-songwriter King Promise, with Sarkodie, Black Sherif, and Gyakie rounding out the top five most streamed local artists by Ghanaian Gen Zs.

 

The list of top artists meanwhile, has a much more American and Nigerian flavour with Burna Boy, Asake, Drake, and Lil Baby all claiming spots in the top five. It shouldn’t be surprising then that Burna Boy also has two songs in the list of most streamed recordings, the megahits “Last Last” and “It’s plenty”. The top song, however, belongs to local artists Agbeshie and EpiqMenz with “Downtown Guy”. Here too, though, Nigerian artists have a strong presence. Bandana by Asake and Fireboy DML and Overloading (OVERDOSE) by Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Crayon, LADIPOE, Magixx, and Mavins both feature in the top five most streamed tracks among Ghanaian Gen Zs.

 

When it comes to the most popular albums among Ghanaians aged between 18 and 25, , meanwhile, Burna Boy again tops the list with Love Damini. Fellow Nigerians Fireboy DML, with Playboy and Asake with Mr. Money With The Vibe take the next two slots in the top five. Rounding out the list of top albums are local offerings 5 star by King Promise and Son of Jacob by Kwesi Arthur.

 

Knowing all this, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Rap, Afropop, Nigerian pop, Azontobeats, and Pop are the most heavily favoured genres among young Ghanaians. It also shouldn’t be too surprising that the top five Spotify curated playlists in Ghana include African Heat, Hot Hits Ghana, Ghana Party, Afro Hits, and Afropop.

 

It’s also interesting to take a look at the mood playlists the country’s Gen Zs listen to throughout the day. During daylight hours, energy and motivation clearly play a big role.

 

In the early morning, for instance, their top three playlists are Morning Motivation, Wake Up Happy, and Mood Booster. The only deviation comes in the shape of the Villain Mode playlist, featuring tracks themed around heartbreak and being vengeful. The upbeat theme picks back up later in the morning when Wake Up Happy is replaced by Confidence Boost. Energy Booster: Hip-Hop and Songs to Sing in the Shower round out the top five. In the afternoon and evening Feelin’ Myself and Happy Hits! join the party.

 

Things take a more melancholy tone once the day draws to a close, however. The most listened-to mood playlists in the late evening and at night, include Sad Songs, Life Sucks, Sad Guitar Instrumentals, and Lowkey. There is still space for love though, with 100 Best African Love Songs, Goosebumps, and Chilled R&B proving popular.

 

Moving away from music and to podcasts, things have a more spiritual feel, especially when it comes to those produced locally. The top-rated local podcast, Sincerely Accra covers life in the capital, as does number five in the top five Stay By Plan. The second-most listened to local podcast CEYC Airport City Podcast is, however, religious as are number three and four, the Mensa Otabil Audio Podcast, and Pastor Agyemang Elvis.

 

These are just a few of the insights that Ghana’s Gen Z listening tastes provide. One thing that should be clear is that, as their influence grows, they’ll have an exciting role to play in shaping Ghana’s future and that they’re definitely up for it.

Continue Reading

Listen

TiC teams up with Joe Frazier and SamuelG to deliver “Wayo”

Published

on

InShot 20220929 110842847
One of the most wanted collaborations in Ghana music has finally happened as Ghanaian music giant, TiC has finally featured legend Joe Frazier on his new song dubbed Wayo.
Though many wanted to hear a jam like this back then, unfortunately it didn’t happen.
 Thankfully, the time has finally come with the right vibe for the legends.
 ” I must confess i can’t believe what we just created, the feeling was awesome when we met in the studio” TiC said
On his part Joe Frazier noted that it was a positive feeling when he received the beat and later reached out to TiC for the concept of the song.
He added that a lot of Ghanaians have been expecting this collaboration for long, for this reason he is happy it has finally happened.
Joe Frazier is optimistic “Wayo” will be a big song.
It also featured the producer, Samuel G, who said, he had an idea of doing something which is Ghanaian but with some international appeal.
He added that the vibe is great and believes it has what it takes to become a masterpiece all over globe.
The song released under  TNR music and Mziiki media globally is out on all digital platforms
Listen to the song below
TiC Gh drops WAYO featuring Big Joe Frazier x SamuelG  https://smartklix.com/WAYO
Continue Reading

Listen

London label GFRé Music presents new single Hold Me Down featuring Nigerian collective BHP

Published

on

1dTBmC0CMFPUQe2tTJBIm A
Continue Reading

Listen

Jah Lead goes the Amapiano way with Din DIng

Published

on

WhatsApp Image 2022 09 21 at 12.00.19 PM

hanaian singer Jah Lead has released amapiano inspired single titled Din Ding.

Din Ding is a dance single featuring French music group BreakItBoyz and produced by French-based Ghanaian producer Luu Beatz.

The song was recorded in France and was mixed and mastered by CashTwo.

This is the singer’s second single of the year, after releasing Marry Me earlier in the year.

Jah Lead describe the song as one for the dancefloor, and the start of releasing music back to back.
“Din Ding is a song that centres around dance and vibes, and it was recorded in France with my brother Luu Beatz,” he shared.
“I would be releasing more music before the year ends, and Din Ding is the start of it.”

Stream Din Ding: https://orcd.co/dinding

 

Continue Reading

Trending