BBC Disc Jockey (DJ) Edu has launched a new weekly show This Is Africa on BBC World Services. The Kenyan-born, London-based DJ Edu will look to cover the best music from all corners of the African continent with spotlights on new artists and rising talent as well as the classics.
“It encapsulates everything I love about African music,” DJ Edu mentions. “I’m really looking forward to, showcasing and sharing the great stories, music & culture coming out of young Africa with a new and existing audiences.
“Rema was one of the most talked about young talents from Nigeria last year,” says DJ Edu. “His diverse musical style makes him unique. One of his songs even appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 playlist.”
Zimbabwe’s Simba is a producer who has been making hit records for afrobeats superstars, while mixing and mastering their sounds too,” DJ Edu memtions. “He’s now adding being an artist himself to that list.”
“Sheebah, from Uganda, is fiery and energetic with ambition to be great. She started as a dancer, performing for many of the popular Ugandan acts but is now ready to take centre stage and be counted,” says Edu.
“Joeboy is gathering pace and already has two big anthems—’Baby’ and ‘Beginning’—under his belt, as well as a new EP. He’s doing shows all over Africa so early in his career under the wing of Mr Eazi,” DJ Edu mentions.
“From releasing his first song in 2015 to two EPs in 2017 & 2019, Kwesi Arthur has become one of Ghana’s most popular young artists,” states Edu. “His music and lyrics really connect with the youth.”
Kabza De Small
“Kabza De Small is part of the amapiano movement from Jozi, South Africa and an understudy of legendary producer and self-proclaimed hit maker DJ Maphorisa,” DJ Edu tells us.
“Sho Madjozi is a rapper, singer, and poet who is into pushing the Tsonga culture through her music,” explains DJ Edu. “She recently won Best New International Act at the BET Awards.”
“Vanessa Mdee is already a household name already in Tanzania and the rest of Africa. She’s now also dating Power star Rotimi, which could only help enhance her music reach further,” says Edu.
“Innoss B is a dancer and singer from DR Congo who fuses Congolese music with popular genres,” DJ Edu mentions. “He’s also a skilled djembe player. Innoss B won a national singing competition and has already been on tour with Akon.”
“Tems is a Nigerian singer-songwriter with a powerful voice quite similar to Tracy Chapman. She joined the ensemble in secondary school & recorded tunes each day with her senior sibling. There is where she got her drive,” Edu states.
Electrifying Kweku Greene To Debut New Single ‘Juju’
He recently charmed the entire nation with his meticulous voice and graciously sat on the seat of hitmakers after the release of his maiden single famous. Not relenting on his efforts, Kweku Greene has announced a release date for his second single ‘JUJU’ under Horizon Records GH and the streets can’t keep calm.
For an upcoming artiste to have been able to give established artists a run for their money with a first single and garnering about 60% of street fans to his camp amidst series of radio and tv AirPlays, we are certain that Greene will break international boundaries with this second record.
With their aim of going global, Kweku Greene and his hardworking label, Horizon Records GH have announced 29th September 2020 as the release date for their second hit single JUJU.
Juju, an African jargon which translates ‘ CHARM’ is enough reason the entire industry is certain that Kweku Greene is a perfect fit to carry on the respected Ghanaian music legacy.
On ‘Juju’, the singer admires the bodily features of his partner and gave guidelines on how lovers especially guy’s will win the hearts of their partners with appellations. It has this groovy feel created to fit all genres of occasions.
Fans of Kweku Greene (Greenades) and music enthusiasts are super excited for this news and for the record, no artiste can boast of such genuine support. He keeps soaring higher each day with his creative dynamism.
Juju has come to bridge the gap between local and international acts as it has got all the elements to match the Burna boy’s or even better. As usual, the singer, known for his amazing voice garnished the song in a style that is beyond the reach of any Ghanaian artiste.
The song was creatively produced by Two Bars and can be accessed on all download portals. Get interactive on social media by following these handles.
DredW Serves Up New Single ‘LOML’ Featuring Wondaboy | LISTEN
Ghanaian super producer and disc jockey DredW, drops another powerful song titled ‘LOML’, featuring Nigerian singer, Wondaboy. The two have built some chemistry after working together on creating ‘Choco Milo’, the producer’s debut release. ‘LOML’ is available globally here: https://ampl.ink/prGxD
On this mid-tempo Afrobeat record, the singer delivers with his pleasing textured voice, backed by sweet saxophone melodies to make you want to enjoy the moments with that special one. ”This song is a vibe for you and the love of your life. The beat is a soothing one that allows Wondaboy to flex his singing and writing skills. The saxophonist did a good job backing Wondaboy with sweet tones”, expresses DredW.
‘LOML’, a single taken off DredW’s forthcoming EP which will definitely cement his status as one of the finest and hardworking Ghanaian producers. Support this talent by streaming and sharing ‘LOML’ with your friends and loved ones.
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Blvck Vaper Speaks Deep In His New Project – “MindTrap EP” | LISTEN
Talented US-based Ghanaian rapper on his way up in his new music career has finally released his new project. Already released a couple of songs, the rapper is giving us more of himself by in his new Project.
Titled “MindTrap”, the EP is a 6-track Tape that talks against hate, racism, betrayal, and more. The Hip-Hop EP goes on to focus on doing loving each other, supporting each other, showing appreciation, and more.
The tape is available on all digital stores worldwide.
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Twitter: @BlvckVaper (https://twitter.com/BlvckVaper?s=12)
SUSANNA: Veteran Ghanaian Musician, Aka Blay, Drops A Collaborative Project [LISTEN]
Veteran Ghanaian musician and of the nation’s finest guitarists, Aka Blay teams up with Trigmatic to deliver a beautiful ballad for your absolute listening pleasure.
Titled ‘Susanna’, Aka Blay and Trigmatic perform the song as a duet, with their silky vocals and cadence stringed together by guitar strings which are wholesome to the soul. Like the song’s title, Susanna is the mystery girl and center piece of this sweet-sounding tune. Both artists sing their hearts out to the damsel, calling on her to come back home.
A phenomenal and versatile player, Aka Blay has grown comfortable with a variety of genres including: Highlife, Reggae, Jazz, Afrobeat, Blues and Rock over his many years of musical acumen which span an incredible 31 years.
Accordingly, Aka Blay describes himself as a man constantly in search of new musical knowledge, with no signs of slowing down. ‘Susanna’ sounds original as it is charming. It’s a perfect blend of strings and vocals, pieced together elegantly to brighten up your soul.
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