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VOCALS: T-Mo covers Marvin's Room with Naija Swag

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T'MO 3No he isn’t that know but vocals like this, he surely deserves some spotlight. I first heard his vocals when he sent me his audition video when i announced my music search last year. Well my search was postponed indefinitely but his talent cant wait. Check out Nigerian singer and newcomer, T-Mo in his cover of Marvin’s Room ]]>

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Listen Up: Maiikii drops ‘Wanna Own’ featuring Bamfo

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Rising Dutch Afrobeats sensation, Maiikii with real name Michael Kwame Okyere Akowuah has collaborated with Ghanaian music maestro, Bamfo, on a beautiful Afrobeats piece ‘Wanna Own’. (more…)

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Zie’s latest EP “Kwesi” arrives with seven distinctly African flavors

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The latest EP from Ghanaian-American artist, Zie is ordained as something special and is his most accomplished work yet. (more…)

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KIKI CELINE LEARNS FROM OLD LOVE ON NEW SONG

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KIKI CELINE LEARNS FROM OLD LOVE ON NEW SONG

Love being the greatest emotion has never been an overstatement. However, when talking about what it means to love and be loved, we often forget that sometimes the way someone loves us can change. When that happens, we are left with nothing but the memories of how we were loved by that person.

Audio link: https://tiememusicdistro.lnk.to/OldLove 

On her first single of the year 2024, Ghanaian singer KiKi Celine continues her beautiful run from 2023 as she pours out her heart and emotions on her new song titled “Old Love.”

The song cements Celine’s position as one of the best vocalists around and puts her songwriting abilities on full display. The song is reminiscent of early 2000s R&B classics we grew up on, with KiKi Celine’s bounce. Produced by Insvne Auggie, the song takes listeners on a journey of love gone wrong, pain, and reliving the few good times spent with a significant other.

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If Celine’s writing or vocals were ever in doubt, “Old Love” will clear any doubts there are about the singer’s artistry. With a burgeoning R&B scene in Ghana and West and East Africa, Celine enters the conversation with this record. The melodies, delivery, and overall storytelling are remarkable and are sure to leave listeners in their “feels.”

Love teaches us a lot about others and ourselves that we do not know until we experience being loved by them. The song is an appreciation of how it feels to be loved while calling out people who introduce you to an experience they can never keep up with. When all is said and done, we will need more than just flowers and a touch of old love.

 

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R&B music is alive, and KiKi Celine is determined to be one of the names synonymous with the genre whenever conversations about the genre come up.

Stream “Old Love” now on all platforms.

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King Paluta Drops Official Video For ‘More Money’ Featuring Sista Afia

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The current Telecel Ghana Music Awards- TGMA best new artiste, King Paluta after stealing the hearts of many with back-to-back hits has drop the official video to his latest song ‘More Money’ featuring the Sista Afia.

Listen Here: https://yve.ampl.ink/MoreMoney

King Paluta keeps proving his versatility in all his releases and ‘More Money’ is not exempted. He is seen chanting and commanding money indicating how important is it to be wealthy.

‘More Money’ is another soul lifting song following up his chart-topping record ‘Aseda’.

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Sister Afia does a splendid job by adding up with her sweet vocals given the song the feminine feel of the whole vibe. The video was directed by Joe Aggrey 

Enjoy the visuals of ‘More Money’ below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE-eltjeBH0

Story By: Cofy Dela

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Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio This Friday with Victony

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This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With Victony, and the Hottest Tracks of the Week!

Tune in to Africa Now Radio with Nandi Madida this Friday, June 21st at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 [YFM Kumasi on Saturdays at 3pm and YFM Takoradi on Saturdays at 6pm]

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Nigerian Afrobeats star Victony joins Nandi Madida via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest single, “Anita.” He also discusses his new album, ‘Stubborn,’ how his creative versatility impacts his music, and some of his favourite collaborations from the album.

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This Week’s Hottest New Tracks

Nandi Madida shares the hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Rema feat. Shallipopi, Black Sherif, Straffitti & Zlatan, and Major League DJz & Wiz Khalifa.
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday, June 21st at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow [YFM Accra every Sunday at 2pm, YFM Kumasi on Saturdays at 3pm and YFM Takoradi on Saturdays at 6pm].

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Victony Tells Apple Music What Inspired His New Album, ‘Stubborn’ 

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Looking back at everything I’ve been through – my come-up story and how I’ve defied the odds. I’ve stayed true to myself and kept my eyes on the goal all along. Nothing else has influenced by decisions.

Victony Tells Apple Music About His Career Trajectory So Far

Sometimes I look back and I’m like “Damn, you’ve really come a long way.” Going from the era of doing covers to my first EP. At the time I released my first EP, it felt like I blew. Then “Holy Father” came and I blew again. Then the ‘Outlaw’ EP came and I blew up even more. And now it’s ‘Stubborn.’ It definitely feels like I have three lives in such a short span, but overall I’m very excited for everything that’s to come.

Victony Tells Apple Music about the Visuals for ‘Stubborn’ 

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It was definitely intentional. Once you see a knight, you know it’s war. Metaphorically, I feel like to get to this point, I’ve fought so many battles. Especially being in Nigeria, coming from where I’m coming from. I was born in Lagos; I’ve lived here all my life. I’ll tell you for free, it’s not the most inspiring or encouraging for any career path that you choose. Healing through all that, and being able to make it here as an artist, and having the opportunity to now inspire people. It was definitely intentional that I came up with the look and it just felt very organic to put the coif on and to demonstrate my artistry.

Victony Tells Apple Music About His Song, “Anita”

“Anita” is actually one of my favourite songs. Shout out to [the producer] P2J—I feel like P2J gave me masterclass production on that one. And I had to come through with my own delivery as well. It’s a really special record. We made it in London. I had a couple of sessions with P2J. We made an EP in a night. We made five songs and “Anita” was one of them. It was a really crazy experience. I cannot forget that night.

Victony Tells Apple Music About Working With KTIZO

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“Oshaprapra” kind of embodies what the album is about. That’s a really special record. It was produced by KTIZO, who made “Jolene” on the ‘Outlaw’ EP. That’s a producer that I work with and they get me for real. Most of the songs that embody the theme of the album, I worked on with KTIZO. Their studio is a ten-minute drive from my house, so every time I’m really thinking about life and the only way to express it is through my music. I just drive to the studio and be like “Houdini, let’s make something happen.

Victony Tells Apple Music About Working With SAINt JHN

SAINt JHN is in my top five artists of all time. He’s someone I really look up to so you can imagine how much that session meant to me. Being in the same room as SAINt JHN and watching him create, learning from him. That was a very interesting record.

Victony Tells Apple Music About Exploring Different Musical Styles on ’Stubborn’ 

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I wanted my fans to get a feel of all sides of Victony on this album. This is my debut album and my first opportunity for me to introduce myself to my fans properly. Let them know what I’m capable of. A lot of people joined the train around the time that I released the Outlaw EP. A small percentage of my fans know me from the “SMS” time into the ‘Saturn’ EP. This is where I like to introduce myself and say, “This is Victony.”

Victony Tells Apple Music About How His Creative Versatility Impacts His Music

Even outside music, I just love to try out different things. At some point I was in a dance group. At some point I tried acting. Even with some of the teasers I put out, I do acting here and there. So I try to incorporate that in my music as well, so I listen to all kinds of music. Fuse elements from different genres and try to make something beautiful. That’s something I really did during the process of making this album. I was in the learning phase and I just tried to apply all that I have learned.

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REMA RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “BENIN BOYS” FEAT. SHALIPOPPI

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Fresh from Paris Fashion week, global superstar and Mavin Global/Jonzing World artist Rema has released a brand-new song titled “Benin Boys”featuring rising Nigerian artist Shalipoppi. The song is a tribute to Benin City, from which they both hail and an ode to the city’s rich cultural history and people.

The single art pays homage to the city’s symbols including the Benin Bronzes and bats — a fixture in the Benin sky. Having teased the song earlier this week, the dynamic and highly infectious song is now officially available across all major platforms, listen here: https://rema.lnk.to/beninboys

Produced by Yo X, the layered and energetic production mirrors the infectious personalities of both Rema and Shallipopi. It provides an unobstructed runway for the pair to trade verses and masterful lyricism touching on the pride of their city like “You touch a Benin boy, you touch the full nation.” A track that begs repeating, “Benin Boys” is a colourful and surefire hit from the Afrobeat luminaries.

Rema’s musical odyssey has propelled him and Afrobeats to global prominence, transcending borders and captivating audiences worldwide. With critically acclaimed projects, awards, chart topping singles and sold-out tours internationally, Mavin Global artist Rema is on his unassailable ascent to worldwide superstardom.

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His stellar self-titled debut in 2019 will be remembered for defining a new era in African pop and his follow up effort Rave and Roses Ultrais the highest streamed project by an African artist. Just in the past year, the 24 year old artist joined the illustrious Billions club (having amassed over seventy billion streams overall), earned a Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit in “Calm Down” featuring Selena Gomez and rounded out the year with a sold out stadium show at The O2 in London UK performing to over 20,000 fans.

He’s claimed many “firsts” in his illustrious career including a Guinness World Record (for the first No. 1 hit on MENA charts) and being the highest charting African artist in history on the Billboard Hot 100 and earn over one billion streams in the US — making Afrobeats history. From the outset, his mission has remained steadfast, never wavering in his relentless pursuit of excellence and with this new wave of music, Rema is set to ascend the throne while putting his city on.

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