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Washington Heights’ Rising Star Stunna Gambino Shares New Video Single “ZAZA”

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Returning from his first festival performance of 2021 at Rolling Loud Miami, the 19-year-old rising star from New York City’s Washington Heights, Stunna Gambino has just released his video single for “ZAZA.” LISTEN

 

The track follows Stunna’s high-profile feature on The Kid LAROI‘s new track and video “Not Sober” alongside Polo G. While addressing the pains, setbacks, and losses that he has endured in the past to reach a promising future, in the video for “ZAZA,” Gambino sits comfortably in a hidden lair with a Lamborghini, fly clothes, and beautiful women. “I’m the neighborhood hero, the big don dada,” he proclaims while reminding himself that “last year I was down on my knees.”


Stunna Gambino has stood out from NYC’s saturated Drill scene by speaking his truth over captivating melodies and flows. “The kids around me used to be talking about growing up to be neighborhood drug dealers,” he recalls of his Uptown upbringing. “I was trying to grow up and get out.” As a prodigy, he earned the name Stunna based on his flashy wardrobe, made possible by a father who worked at Bloomingdales. A love of mafia flicks inspired the “Gambino.” Like a film plot, Stunna was taken under the wing by some older, seasoned guys on his block. With an older brother, he began pursuing music in his adolescence. “We built a booth out of this one wooden closet,” Stunna recalls. From a makeshift home studio to the city’s best recording spaces, the rapper spoke his truth, vented his pain, and laid out his ambitions. Gambino’s evocative voice and melodic flows first took hold of the city in late 2018 with the release of his single “Still the Same”(featuring Leeky Bandz), which saw over 600k+ streams across DSPs. Before turning 18, Stunna continued to apply pressure in 2019, releasing his debut project, Underrated, including the standout single, “Switch Sides” (feat. Jay Cino), before selling out his first show at SOB’s.

It was 2020 that cemented Stunna’s staying power with releases including “Rockstar From The Trenches” (feat. Bizzy Banks), his Toosii assisted remix of “Rivals,” and his latest single, “Demons” last December – which Rihanna plugged in one of her IG stories. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Soulja Boy, and Rowdy Rebel have been among other high-profile supporters. Since the cosign, “Demons” has been streamed over 15 million times, becoming Stunna Gambino’s most popular song to date, while “Heartless,” “Rivals,” and “Rockstar From The Trenches” each fast approach 10 million streams. At only 19, Stunna Gambino is turning heads and quickly proving himself a standout among New York’s diverse Hip Hop landscape.

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Billie Eilish Shares Official Music Video For ‘Male Fantasy’

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Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish shared her official music video for her latest single ‘Male Fantasy,’ taken from her seven-time GRAMMY Award® -nominated album, ‘Happier Than Ever.’ The powerful music video was directed and edited by Billie Eilish and comes ahead of her highly anticipated “double duty” appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where the 19-year-old will be hosting and performing on the show this coming Saturday, December 11.

Last month, Billie Eilish received an impressive 7 GRAMMY Award® nominations for the 64th GRAMMY Awards® set to take place January 31, 2022. Eilish is now the youngest artist to be nominated twice in major categories; Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance in GRAMMY Award® history.

Eilish also received the Best Music Video nomination as the director for her music video for ‘Happier Than Ever,’ as well as Best Music Film for ‘Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles.’ The nominations follow her #1 album ‘Happier Than Ever,’ which was released earlier this year.

This month, Billie Eilish and her brother FINNEAS also won Variety’s Film Song Of The Year HITMAKER Award for their James Bond song ‘No Time To Die,’ they also received the Best Song in a Feature Award for the same song at the 2021 Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA). Watch the official music video for ‘No Time To Die’

 ‘Happier Than Ever’ is out everywhere now.

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WATCH: Jackie Appiah celebrates 38th birthday donating electric-operated borehole and more in Tamale

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On Sunday December 5, Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah and her Jackie Appiah Foundation presented an electric-operated borehole to the people of Kogni in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region, as part of her 38th birthday.

Apart from the borehole, the actress donated student mattresses, school bags, food, toiletries, among other items.

Prior to the donation of the items a football match was played in honour of Jackie.

The community also presented some gifts to Jackie Appiah including live guinea fowls.

Jackie Appiah adopts brilliant student at the Borstal Institute for Juveniles, as part of birthday celebrations

In the last decade, Jackie Appiah has always celebrated her birthday with deprived people in the society, with special focus on children and women. This however was the first time Jackie has flown out of Accra to celebrate the day.

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Mr. Dutch and Chief Priest are high off life in video for ‘Chop Life x2’

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Nigeria’s afro-cyborg shares his timely new release with fellow country star, Chief Priest in a cinematic video that’s a sassy fit for the gist on deck. Listen/stream ‘Chop Life x2’ here: https://ffm.to/choplifex2

 

Like its title suggests, ‘Chop Life x2’ doesn’t oppose the flashy trend it tries to uphold. Rather, it is meant to put the quite common term on an intensity that is twice as big. A song sure to re-echo in the minds of listeners long after play, Mr. Dutch offers the right melodies to sell younger fans this assertive lifestyle he seemingly embodies.

On the video front, the Clarence A. Peters film features Chief Priest and gives viewers a dramatic scope of the song’s title using a plot device typical of gangster action movies. It’s all nightclub amusements from there, with Mr. Dutch enjoying himself as 007 would while he scans for his target, Chief Priest. Plot aside, there’s a handful of video vixens on scene to energize the neon-heavy backdrop of the swanky club with some engaging choreography.

Take it from Mr. Dutch and make this festive season one to remember with ‘Chop Life x2’ on constant rotation.

 

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Africa’s Take-over Star Guchi Teams Up with Zlatan on “Scatter My Head”

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Guchi - Scatter My Head ft. Zlatan

Africa’s take-over star, and PG Records signee Guchi, once again flexes her hit-making muscle on a new single “Scatter My Head”, featuring street-pop king Zlatan. Having had an amazing career year so far, “Scatter My Head” brings us closer to the possibility of a full body of work from Guchi, next year. The Tiktok sweetheart tilts to an evolved, yet homegrown type of Afrobeat, proving her ability to shapeshift into a wide spectrum of sound.

Zlatan comes in as the collaborator of choice considering the extra zest he brings to this class of Afropop. Guchi narrates the intoxicating quality of a lover and the resulting effect on her emotional health. Zlatan spins his verse from an encomium-showering point of view, listing the many reasons why he is attracted to his love interest.

Scatter My Head’s instrumental was carefully crafted by ChechDaProducer with engineering credits going to Vtek. The song possesses exotic upbeat percussion arrangements while sporting soothing mid-tempo melodies. It is Guchi’s third single after her breakthrough release Jennifer and its powerful Benzema follow-up. “Scatter My Head” is also her second single with a featured act after Rayvanny’s appearance on Jennifer Remix.

Enjoy crispy visuals directed by Visionary Pictures.

Stream/Buy/Download: https://onerpm.lnk.to/ScatterMyHead

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South Africa’s Afropop Sensation Nomfusi Returns Home With New Music

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SAMA-Nominated Afropop and Jazz sensation Nomfusi, has returned home from her European tour with a new single release “IQAQA”- the first single from Nomfusi’s forthcoming album titled “The Red Stoep”. An afropop jazz-infused single, Iqaqa is a song about a love relationship which uses a Xhosa idiom “Iqaqa aliziva kunuka” meaning “the skunk does not smell itself” which highlights how people often are unable to recognize their own faults.

Inspired by her own life events, the single was written while she was on a European tour in the mountains of Austria and an argument with her partner. Away from her relationship frustration she created a fictional story line of a woman leaving her relationship because of a man being too much of “Iqaqa”.

Speaking on her return to South Africa “ I’m so excited to be back home where I draw my musical inspiration from. I always preserve the isiXhosa language in my music because it’s my mother tongue and in a way, I always feel more connected to home no matter where I am in the world. Touring Europe and parts of Canada has been a blessing but being home is the greatest blessing of all”- says Nomfusi.
“The Red Stoep places Nomfusi’s voice at its heart. Its evocative power allows her to traverse social issues as effortlessly as matters of the heart and spirit and draws us together in this time of great need.” – Songlines Reviews (UK)

Throughout her career Nomfusi has given riveting performances across Europe and Canada in telling her stories through music at prestigious festivals such as WOMAD UK, AFRIKADEY (CA), FMM SINES (PT), LUGANO JAZZ (CH) just to name a few. She opened for super star Lionel Richie at STIMMEN FESTIVAL in Germany and starred on stage with Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Dorothy Masuka, Hotsticks Mabuse and Sibongile Khumalo.

Nomfusi was chosen to portray the character of Miriam Makeba in the long-awaited film about the life of Nelson Mandela “Long Walk To Freedom.”

Nomfusi’s life story has been captured widely in the media. Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, who discovered Bob Marley, Angelique Kidjo and U2 said of Nomfusi after viewing a touching SABC documentary of her life and music: “What a terrific young artist, her genuine concern for her community and beyond comes through SO strongly.”

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Maxi Sway releases “Meganja Roll”

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Ghanaian singer, Maxi Sway known in private life as Alex Osei Bonsu, has disclosed the reason behind the new song.

According to him, the new song, Meganja Roll is not to promote the use of marijuana but to throw light on the myth surrounding it.

He added that it also paints a picture about the humor surrounding the use of marijuana.

Maxi Sway noted that the video clearly pointed out how one could fall foul of the laws when engaged in such activity.

“This is mainly for educational and entertainment purposes without any ill intention,” he said.

The song is available on all digital platforms for streaming and downloads.

Two of his songs namely Overdose and Reality have been doing quite well on the airwaves and all digital platforms.

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