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French Montana Donates 500 Canoes to Makoko Community Where he Shot ‘Wish U Well’ Video

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French Montana Donates 500 Canoes to Makoko Community Where he Shot ‘Wish U Well’ Video

3x Grammy-nominated, Diamond-certified recording artist, humanitarian, and entrepreneur French Montana announces a generous donation of 500 canoes to the community of Makoko, an impoverished community built atop coastal waters in Yaba, Lagos Mainland. Makoko served as the site location for Montana’s latest music video Wish U Well,” which was released last Friday.

His decision to employ local craftsmen in his donation of 500 canoes will boost the local economy and support the livelihood of the community members. This continues Montana’s journey of giving back to communities in need after deeply connecting with the people, the culture, and understanding what is necessary to support the local ecosystem.

Six years ago in Uganda, alongside the release of the diamond record “Unforgettable,” Montana embarked on a vision with the local community while filming the music video with Swae Lee to build the Suubi Health Center.

His financial contributions, matched by others, opened the door to maternal healthcare for thousands of underserved mothers, women, and children across 55 remote villages accomplished in partnership with Global Citizen and Mama Hope. This still rings true today as Montana continues his global humanitarian and advocacy efforts giving back to those that don’t have the proper funding or resources.

Makoko serves as the backdrop for the “Wish U Well” music video, capturing the resilient spirit and vibrant culture that thrives within the city. The visuals serve as a love letter to Makoko for Montana and Swae, who spent time together there learning about the way of life and connecting with the people.

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But looking beyond its captivating visuals and resonant lyrics, the release of “Wish U Well” marks the catalyst for a groundbreaking philanthropic initiative that underscores Montana’s unwavering commitment to driving positive change.

Montana’s impact resonates profoundly as he collaborates with Swae Lee, gamma., and SALXCO to donate 500 wooden canoe boats to a community of 200,000 people who are endangered by critical flooding threats on a regular basis. Makoko, a suburb in Lagos, Nigeria, was once a vibrant “fishermen’s village” with homes built on stilts along the Lagos Lagoon, but now the community faces significant challenges due to pollution and sewage drainage complications.

The lack of adequate sanitation systems adds to the challenging situation, but amidst these hardships, innovative projects are emerging to revitalize the community and strengthen its ability to cope with the impacts of climate change. To ensure the success of this initiative, the partners have outlined a clear plan with Montana at the helm: The large financial contribution for the project will fund the production of the 500 boats.

With a production rate of approximately 6 boats per week, per contractor, the delivery of all 500 boats is projected to conclude within four months, by December, just in time for Christmas.

“I witnessed firsthand how water is both a lifeline and an obstacle in Makoko. These boats are essential tools transporting the residents of Makoko and goods and services,” said Montana. “As an immigrant from Morocco, giving back to communities in Africa, the place that raised me is so important.

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When I was filming, I met local leaders who talked about the daily struggles and aspirations of the wider community. I was moved by their spirit and positivity, which inspired me to get involved and to help impact change.”

Earlier this summer, Montana announced a partnership with “gamma.”, a multimedia platform that prioritizes artists, offering a range of creative and business services spanning various artistic and commercial mediums. In conjunction with the partnership came the release of Montana’s latest single and video for “Good Summer“, which blends the timeless allure of Wayne Wonder’s iconic hit “No Letting Go” with the irresistible groove of Nuskie’s “New Orleans Bounce.”

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Geewah shares visuals for new Afrobeats stunner ‘Juice’ featuring Bakilla

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Geewah shares visuals for new Afrobeats stunner ‘Juice’ featuring Bakilla

Geewah and Bakilla pique our interest with a heavenly Afrobeats record guaranteed to make your heart tick. The new song titled ‘Juice,’ drops alongside an equally edgy music video.

Afrobeats keeps getting better and songs like ‘Juice’ reiterate its timelessness. The song’s familiar yet invigorating tone captivates listeners from the first note, drawing them into a spellbinding world where the two artists reign supreme. Geewah’s Dancehall cadence and Bakilla’s honeyed melodies complement FeezeBeatz’s delightful production and there’s plenty to love beyond mere style.

They serenade with beautiful lyrics: “Smooth skin, sweet melanin, only you match my energy/You be my remedy, give me sweet melody. Put you on a pedestal, baby you a ten,” Geewah sings, adding more emotional depth to the song. Putting all that into perspective is a scenic video in sync with the song’s vibe. From vibrant indoor settings to cruising around town and chilling and at the beach, Great Elephant Records makes every moment count.

Don’t miss out on the full experience. Watch the entire video and let Geewah and Bakilla take you on a rhythmic journey.

 

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Nanky shares sultry Afrobeats single with video ‘Duro’

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As the cool breezes of April announce fresh beginnings, Nanky presents ‘Duro’–an Afrobeats track filled with refreshing energy. This sultry ode, made for the hunnies, is packed with lots of charisma and emotion that beckons you to listen. The song drops alongside a music video.

Produced by Qweccy Plus, ‘Duro’ emerges from Nanky’s vault of hits as the quintessential anthem to celebrate beauty and its many forms. Its opening–a captivating symphony of synths–whispers directly to the soul, seizing your senses to fill your mind with a magnificent portrait of the African woman.

Nanky’s desirable lyrics and tone quickly capture the moment in its brilliance. His words balance the line between feelings of allure and yearning, infusing the beat with a sexual energy that weaves in a tale of desire–a fitting honor of the grace women possess.

Nanky’s vocals unfurl into a tapestry of beautiful scenes that effortlessly captivate. Yaw Skyface captures the passion between Nanky and his love interest in backdrops that range from artistic to intimate. These special moments are brought to life by the director with vibrant colors, making this video a must-watch.

While ‘Duro’ might translate to “wait” in Yoruba, it is a song that demands your attention. It’s not merely a serenade but an invitation: a call to feel. Don’t just listen, immerse yourself in the delectable rhythms of ‘Duro’ to find out why it is more than a song. Feel the magic now!

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To stay up-to-date with Nanky, go to:

Instagram: iamnanky
Facebook: Nanky
Twitter: @iamnanky

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Ishak Spark Unleashes Visuals for Latest Smash Hit “This Year” featuring Joint 77 and Meo

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Ghana’s rap sensation, Ishak Spark, has finally unveiled the long-awaited visuals for his latest chart-topper, “This Year,” featuring Joint 77 and Meo.

Directed by the renowned videographer, Sir Chopperson, the video takes viewers on a mesmerizing journey into the realm of determination and ambition.

More than just a song, “This Year” stands as a powerful anthem of resilience and hope. It strikes a chord with individuals who have encountered setbacks in the past year but remain unwavering in their quest for success.

Set against the backdrop of an industrial warehouse, the video is a visual spectacle, featuring captivating scenes that perfectly complement the track’s high-octane energy. From captivating shots of alluring models to gritty urban landscapes, each frame exudes a raw intensity that keeps viewers hooked.

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A particularly striking moment in the video sees Ishak Spark amidst the wreckage of an abandoned helicopter, symbolizing the unwavering determination to overcome adversity.

“This Year” is more than just a song—it’s a testament to the power of hope and perseverance. It serves as a poignant reminder that regardless of the challenges we face, we possess the strength to carve out our own path to success.

With “This Year,” Ishak Spark once again cements his position as one of the most captivating talents to emerge from the Ghanaian music scene.

So turn up the volume, press play, and allow Ishak Spark’s electrifying energy to propel you through the year ahead.

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Afrobeats sensation, Abitemi shares endearing new visuals for ‘Prove’

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Rising Afrobeats star, Abitemi is back in the headlines with a breathtaking music video for her recently released single, ‘Prove.’ The much-awaited cut, which arrives three weeks after the song, echoes a heartwarming tale of love. ‘Prove’ is available to stream on your preferred music platform here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/abitemi1/prove

Bangers deserve the best of visuals, and Abitemi rises to the occasion. She collaborates with director Creatrix to bring a fresh perspective to love songs. The video presents Abitemi with her grandparents, whose long-standing relationship inspires her romantic aspirations.

It captures the kind of love she yearns for – deep, steadfast and full of warmth, mirroring the affection she witnessed in her family growing up. The director relays these endearing moments in a variety of vivid colors, reimagining the old couple in their youthful glory as Abitemi serenades the two with her soulful melodies and lovey-dovey lyrics.

“Nothing beats growing old with your significant other,” the singer says. “Creatrix [the director] felt we could tell a more compelling romantic story that will resonate with viewers and set itself apart from others this way and I wouldn’t change a thing looking back because this is what all lovers dream about.”

Abitemi, born Abigail Shiwoniku, is one of the emerging voices blazing the trail in the Afrobeats scene. With two rich cultural backgrounds to tap from – Ghanaian and Nigerian – her music benefits from a unique blend of Afrobeats, Afropop and Highlife fused into other foreign genres to create a sound many can’t help but adore. Since the days of her debut song, ‘Pariwo,’ the singer-songwriter has grown popular among fans and has hit her stride in the industry.

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Travis Scott Releases Official Music Video for “FE!N” Ft Playboi Carti

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Today, Travis Scott has shared the official music video for his global smash, fan favorite; ‘FE!N,’ taken from his critically acclaimed, record breaking fourth studio album UTOPIA. Directed by Gabriel Moses, the hypnotic visual comes ahead of his highly anticipated Saturday Night Live appearance where Scott will be performing live on tonight’s show. Tune in to NBC tonight at 11:30pm.

Watch the official music video for ‘FE!N’ HERE.

Following the release of UTOPIA, which went on to become the biggest selling hip hop album of 2023, Travis Scott completed hisrecord-breaking SOLD-OUT North American stadium and arena UTOPIA – CIRCUS MAXIMUS TOUR, where he became the first ever rap artist to sell-out Los Angeles SoFi Stadium. Last year, he unveiled his CIRCUS MAXIMUS film in select AMC Theatres which sold-out instantly nationwide. Taking his audience on a mind-bending visual odyssey across the globe, woven together by the speaker rattling sounds of UTOPIA. The film is a surreal and psychedelic journey, uniting a collective of visionary filmmakers from around the world in a kaleidoscopic exploration of human experience and the power of soundscapes. Written & Directed by Travis Scott and additional directors: Gaspar NoeValdimar JóhannssonNicolas Winding RefnHarmony Korine and Kahlil Joseph.

UTOPIA finds Travis Scott at the height of his powers as a performer, songwriter, producer, and collaborator proving once again that nobody sounds like Travis. It continues to enshrine him as the culture’s foremost sonic innovator and has been heralded as ‘album of the decade.’ The album held strong at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 for four consecutive weeks, spent seven weeks in the top 5 and more than ten weeks in the top 10. It has garnered over 2.7 billion streams globally to date. Additionally, Spotify named UTOPIA the most streamed album in its first day for 2023, and Apple Music confirmed the second biggest first day streams of an album in 2023. UTOPIA is available at shop.travisscott.com, alongside five unique album covers as a part of vinyl, CD and merchandise box sets.

UTOPIA is out everywhere now.

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Litovibes unveils highly anticipated music video for hit single ‘Gimme Love’

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Litovibes, the dynamic and emerging force in the music industry, has delighted fans once again with the release of the captivating music video for his single, ‘Gimme Love.’ The video serves as the perfect complement to the soulful mid-tempo love anthem that has already captured hearts nationwide. Stream ‘Gimme Love’ here: https://onerpm.link/GIMME-LOVE

Following the successful audio release of ‘Gimme Love’ in November last year, Litovibes continues to showcase his unique musical prowess with this visually stunning interpretation of the song.

‘Gimme Love’ explores the intricacies of love in its purest form, inviting listeners to embark on a journey of emotions. The music video amplifies this narrative, offering a visual representation of the song’s heartfelt lyrics and enchanting melody.

With the release of the ‘Gimme Love’ music video, Litovibes once again demonstrates his versatility as an artist and his commitment to creating music that resonates with audiences on a profound level. As anticipation builds for his debut EP, Litovibes continues to solidify his reputation as a rising star in the music scene.

ABOUT LITOVIBES:

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Litovibes is an emerging artist known for his distinctive blend of soulful melodies and evocative lyrics. With a growing fan base, Litovibes continues to make waves in the music industry. Keep an eye out for his highly anticipated debut EP, coming soon.


Fans can connect with Litovibes on social media to stay updated on upcoming releases and performances:

Instagram: @litovibes
Twitter: @lito_vibes
Facebook: Litovibes

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