At the beginning of May two of the biggest names in afrobeat music – Kizz Daniel and Tekno – released Buga, a party track that’s all about showing-off ones achievements. It is a mega hit that is currently trending worldwide.
Afro star Mr Eazi has just shared Legalize, the first single from his forthcoming debut album, and one of his most personal tracks to date.
Produced by an international team of Michael Brun (Haiti/USA), E Kelly (Nigeria) and Nonso Amadi (Nigeria/Canada), Legalize and its accompanying video, celebrate Eazi’s love for his fiancée, the Nigerian actress Temi Otedola. The couple were engaged in April when Mr Eazi proposed while shooting the video in Venice, Italy.
That city’s famously romantic canals, bridges and architectural gems form the backdrop of the luxe Legalize video, directed by Italy’s Federico Mazzarisi. Notable landmarks used in the making of the clip include the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel and the Punta Della Dogana and Palazzo Grimani museums.
Nigerian pop star Davido will be kicking off his ‘We Rise By Lifting Others Tour’ on Thursday, June 16 at Lena Horne Bandshell – 9th Street & Prospect Park West – in Brooklyn, New York. This is a ticketed benefit concert to support BRIC’s free programming.
The tour will continue on June 16th at HISTORY in Toronto, then on the 17th at Boston’s House of Blues. On the 23rd he will head to Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom, before wrapping up on the 25th at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles.
Piego and Knowledge, collectively known as Ajebo Hustlers, have just dropped a new song and video titled In Love. It’s done in collaboration with emerging singer-songwriter Fave. Both audio and visuals went live on all streaming platforms on May 27th, courtesy of Avante Entertainment and The Plug Entertainment.
Talented singer and songwriter Tanya Stephens has just released a new single titled Diamonds In The Sun. The acoustic masterpiece features two equally gifted female voices: Cedella Marley and Diana King.
Produced by Tad ‘Jr. Tads’ Dawkins and Tad’s Record, Diamonds In The Sun is an oxymoron in that it both heals and hurts simultaneously. The healing comes from the carefully penned words that act as a positive mental stimuli for women who have dealt with abuse and/or marginalization on any level. What hurts however, is the realization that women are still having to deal with these degrading issues.
Published on all digital streaming platforms on May 20th, Diamonds In The Sun has catapulted Tanya Stephens back into the limelight. She said the following about the song: “It is a conglomeration of all our individual activism. We are three separate and different voices… but it was a comfortable and easy fit. The advancement of women, talking about trauma and gender-based violence comes natural. The intention is to foster the dialogue and keep the conversation going until we are comfortable enough discussing the problem to focus on finding solutions.”
Mocha Fest Jamaica is one of the most sought after destination festival experiences in the world, and this year – 2022 – should increase that desire significantly. The festival, scheduled for May 26 through 31, promises to be bigger and better than ever!
The organizers have already confirmed City Girls, Moneybagg Yo, Davido, Beenie Man and some of the hottest DJs on the planet. Location is Margaritaville (Norman Manley Boulevard) in Negril, Jamaica. Click here for additional information.
Finesse, performed by Pheelz and BNXN, is arguably one of the biggest afrobeat songs that’s out right now. It was released at the beginning of March via the Riidiimacool label and has been trending ever since it came out.
A couple days ago, on April 19, the official video was uploaded to YouTube. It has already racked up well over three-hundred thousand views and counting. If you have not yet seen it, check it out and remember to like, comment and share.