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Wax bounces back with ‘Reloaded’ Album

Talented South African-based Cameroonian soul singer and producer, Nde Ndifonka alias Wax has completed work on his new and exciting urban album, ‘Reloaded’. The album subtly lashes back at his critics and reveals the romantic side to the renowned social activist. The much anticipated album is officially set for an October 25 release following the […]

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Talented South African-based Cameroonian soul singer and producer, Nde Ndifonka alias Wax has completed work on his new and exciting urban album, ‘Reloaded’. The album subtly lashes back at his critics and reveals the romantic side to the renowned social activist. The much anticipated album is officially set for an October 25 release following the postponed initial May release, after his junior sister and protégé went missing for a couple of weeks in Johannesburg.

It has been a rollercoaster since then for the former IOM Spokesperson, who quit two UN jobs in quick succession, and got tied in a wrangle over rights for Waka Waka, the official World Cup song. During the same period, he came under attack from critics who questioned his musicianship as a mere shadow of his buzzing image in media and communications.

“I started writing new, upbeat songs and realized that the music really made me feel better about myself. So I wrote more and decided to rework my album. The album was initially titled African Dream Reloaded and it was meant to be an urban version of my album, African Dream. However, with 11 brand new songs, I now chose to go simply with Reloaded,” comments Wax..

The result is a fourteen-track album that blends R&B with elements of house and dance, and has already produced three hit songs. ‘Miss Real, Mr. Regular’ leads the pack, a groovy ballad that continues to grow across the country since it was first embraced by METRO FM and YFM. The song appears on ONE Africa All-Stars 2010 compilation released by SONY music and has been licensed for documentaries by Mnet and SAA among others. It has also been remixed by house and hip-hop producers, and features on dance compilations such as House of Flava mixed by Y FM’s Mo Flava.

Two new tracks have taken off on the airwaves – ‘Candy Girl’ and ‘Rainbow’ offer ‘house-heads’ something to jive to while savouring smooth, romantic lyrics effortlessly delivered by a succinct love story-teller. Recorded in Cape Town and Johannesburg, the album boasts an array of talented musicians and producers, including Omen, Rowick Deep, TP, Azure Green, Blackwolf (Nigeria), Kaez Ngoreta (Zimbabwe) and Eccentrix. Canada-based and Zimbabwe-born Nyasha was able to produce one track, ‘Bring back love’, thanks to electronic file-sharing technology.

However, the soul and acoustic flavour for which Wax is known is not lost in the album, and his persona perhaps comes through strongest on “Thursday” where he showcases his dexterity as a pianist, guitarist, arranger and engineer.

Besides the song ‘Keep on’ which addresses the reservations of his critics about his musical path and personal exploits, the album bears a love-bound theme, a subliminal reflection of the transition Wax has undergone over the past couple of years from a reserved playwright and social activist to a firebrand entertainer, record label owner, and growing public figure.

“I wanted to expose more of my softer side; the sweet-talking, effortlessly charming, helpless romantic – vulnerable and predating at the same time, ready to give and ready to receive – sometimes shy, but perennially addicted to love. The songs are not just about love – they are an incision into the aspirations, realities, and emotional peaks and dips of every lover.”

Wax recently headlined South Africa’s Africa day concert broadcast live on SABC2, and was a winner of the Gauteng Songs Competition. In May this year, he was named by American magazine, LADYBRILLE as Man of the Month, for his use of music to spread social awareness. His growing appeal to new audiences has come with new challenges in meeting the demands for songs that not only have an international appeal, but also local relevance in urban South Africa.

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Meek Mill reveals how African herb fixed his aching stomach of 2 years

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American rapper, Meek Mill has revealed he’s finally been healed from a stomachache that has worried him for two years.

According to him, even though he can afford the best doctors, they couldn’t find a permanent solution to his problem.

Meek Mill revealed that, after battling with the stomachache for years, he’s finally found a cure for it; an African herb.

“My stomach been messed up almost 2 years I been to a bunch of doctors … I took a African herb and it fixed my stomach like magic!” he shared on Twitter.

Well, it’s no surprise that Meek has found cure in Africa.

The continent is known for using herbs God blessed us with to solve many ailments.

See screenshot of his tweet below;

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Linda Osifo opens up about being acknowledged as the “New Generation For Nollywood”

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Award-winning Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo, has opened about her growth in Africa’s biggest film industry. (more…)

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Watch: Amerado and Odeneho Cannella team up for ‘Format’

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Amerado has teamed up with fast rising Ghanaian female rapper Odenefo Cannella on a new creative piece dubbed ‘Format’ (more…)

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Amaarae features Colombian-American pop star Kali Uchis on “SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY (Remix)”

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Ghanaian pop singer and producer Amaarae has collaborated with Colombian-American pop star Kali Uchis for a remix of her hit song, ‘SAD GIRLS LUV MONEY’. (more…)

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Former President Mahama Was Donating To Kohwe Every 3 Months – Mr Beautiful Reveals

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Ghanaian actor, Mr Beautiful has revealed the kindness former president, John Mahama was showing to Kohwe before his demise yesterday. (more…)

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Madonna, Steff London, Liquor Rose other celebs join Bisa Kdei Jwe challenge

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Good music they say is timeless and it’s such a great feeling to see Ghanaian artistes dominating social media with their music.
Multiple award winning musician Bisa Kdei has his “Jwe” hit single take over Tik Tok and Instagram
 
Despite being released in 2016, Bisa Kdei’s Jwe has generated a new challenge for millions of Tiktok users around the world.

The ‘Jwe’ song has been the center of trends with many users creating some fascinating videos on the app.

Celebrities around the world including Stefflon Don, America’s Queen Of Pop, Madonna, Tayco, Korra Obidi, etc have all joined the challenge with some intriguing dance moves.

‘Jwe’ has racked more than 10 millions streams across various digital platforms and has topped music charts in and outside Ghana.

Bisa Kdei who has numerous hit singles to his credit has been the limelight for Ghanaian Highlife music over the past years.

Bisa Kdei has been dominating numerous new portals over the past days after he met with top Hollywood David E. Talbert and his spouse Lyn Sisson Talbert on his next project.

You can watch some of the video challenge here:

https://www.instagram.com/reels/audio/2170116526561211

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