After what can only be considered an unpredictable year, Karamanti is kicking off 2021 with the release of a new afrobeat single, titled “Mi Nuh Bow.” Last year, once it became clear that we were in a pandemic, the lyricist decided to abandoned all plans to create and release new music. She instead focused on completing projects already started, and “Mi Nuh Bow” falls in that category.
It was recorded some time ago at Anchor Recording Studio in Kingston, Jamaica by engineer Delroy ‘Fatta’ Pottinger, and later mixed and mastered by Donald ‘Tixie’ Dixon in Miami, Florida.
As she tends to do on most of her tracks, Karamanti once again reaffirms her position as a conscious recording artist who is determined to remain steadfast in her faith and positive lifestyle. On a bouncy afrobeat rhythm – which was created by Zimbabwean singer Teban Cee – she chants:
“Karamanti mi nuh bow no no
I and I never go down oh no
God pickney a no clown no no
Mi dem cannot push around oh no”
“Mi Nuh Bow” is on Karamanti’s own Blakkwuman22 Music label.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “MI NUH BOW”
On November 20th, Yemi Alade, the reigning queen of afro-pop music, released a stunning fifteen-track album titled “Empress.” The project features several collaborations: Vegedream, Dadju, Patoranking, Rudeboy, Estelle and the Mzansi Youth Choir.
Earlier today (December 23rd) she uploaded the official video for “Deceive,” which is the track done with Rudeboy. The very comical visuals is somewhat similar to her 2014 clip for “Johnny” – a video that has 126,165,448 views and counting.
“Deceive” starts off in the office of a couples therapist, who by the way have been married seven times herself. Yemi and her husband Rudeboy is getting counselling for their troubled relationship. As they speak to the therapist – played by popular Nigerian comedian Funke Akindele – clips of their very contentious marriage are displayed. Click here or on the image above to watch it.
Emerging Nigerian popstar Joeboy today shares the vibrant visuals for “Celebration,” his latest single and his final release of 2020.
The Dammy Twitch-directed video builds on the jubilant, gospel-inflected sound of “Celebration,” released to DSPs earlier this month. An uplifting addition to a season that, in any normal year, would be reserved for festive gatherings, “Celebration” depicts life’s simple joys, with a color scheme inspired by traditional Yoruba attire.
The breakout act from Mr Eazi’s #emPawa100 talent incubator, Joeboy has become one of African music’s brightest new stars in just over a year, topping charts across the Continent with an improbable run of smashes. With lyrics that capture the innocence of young love and the sting of youthful heartbreak, the 23-year-old crooner has carved his own lane within the increasingly crowded field of Nigerian pop stars, amassing more than 500 million streams of his music across DSPs.
In.Digg.Nation Collective member Sevana just shared another video from her recently released EP “Be Somebody.” The visuals, which were uploaded to her YouTube channel at the end of November, is for the song “Blessed.”
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Nigerian pop star Tekno seems frustrated with the countless restrictions caused by covid19 worldwide. In mid November he – by way of Universal Music and Island Records – released a single titled “Enjoy,” in which he laments on his desire to relish in the pleasures of life.
A couple days ago he shared the visuals for the track, and it is indeed a visual representation of the song’s lyrics. Click here to watch the video.
The official video for “Four Seasons,” track number seven on Dre Island‘s latest album (Now I Rise), is out now. The visuals, which is basically an upbeat lovers vibe, was posted to his YouTube channel at the end of November.
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One of Africa’s biggest musical star, Davido, released his new album – “A Better Time” – last Thursday, November 12th. Prior to its release, he promised that it would be more diverse as it relates to both style and sound.
The Nigerian singer honored his word by delivering a record loaded with features by international performers such as Nas, Tiwa Savage, Hit Boy and a host of others. Click here to stream and download this project from your preferred music platform.