A few days ago Tarrus Riley released the title track from his upcoming album “Healing.” The 12-track project, which is produced by Shane Brown and Dean Fraser, will be available on all music platforms on July 10th, 2020. As we wait for the LP, we can enjoy the single and video.
As the world celebrated Africa Day, one of the continent’s biggest music stars WANDE COAL shared visuals for his smash hit single, “Again.” The video was shot by Nigerian director Adasa Cookey in Lagos just days before Africa’s most populous city shut down for quarantine.
“Again” has been one of 2020’s most streamed afropop tracks, remaining inside the Top 10 of Apple Music’s Nigeria chart every day since February, when it had its world premiere with Ebro on Beats 1. The romantic and atmospheric tune, produced by Melvitto and Screwface, is the third single from Wande’s upcoming REALMS EP, following “Vex” and “Ode Lo Like.”
Jamaican vocalist Chevaughn has released a truly beautiful record called ‘Quiet Giant.’ The song is a three-way collaboration done with Llamar ‘Riff Raff’ Brown and dancehall heavy-weight Agent Sasco.
Everyone that’s familiar with Chevaughn‘s music knows that he is a captivating singer, but what makes this particular track amazing is the lyrical content. To truly appreciate what we’re saying, check out the following excerpt taken from the song:
Rule the Kingdom
But In their time of need
Who will the strong ones lean on?
You don’t see them
But you see the work they do to
Serve us all.”
Though we’re not sure what actually inspired the track, the fact that it was shared in the middle of the current global pandemic, with essential workers on the front-line, makes it a timely release. Click here to check out the full song.
Tekno, one of Africa’s biggest pop artist, has just shared his latest single called “Sudden.” On the record he brings to light some of the inconsistencies on display by world leaders in light of COVID-19.
Warner Music Group presents the first-of-its-kind virtual music festival, PlayOn Fest, supporting the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), powered by the UN Foundation: https://covid19responsefund.org.
As part of a spectacular three-day live streaming event, PlayOn Fest promises to bring energy and high production values from world class stages (including Coachella, Sydney Opera House, Lollapalooza, Apollo Theater, Bonnaroo, The O2 Arena, Primavera Sound, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Rock In Rio, Global Citizen Festival, and more) to music fans hungry for communal live experiences.
Tune in this weekend , April 24th – 26th, to see live performances from: Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, David Guetta, Cardi B and many more. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Q6vBIvuuU.
Ineffable and Duke Concept Entertainment will host Davido with Mick Jenkins at The Midway (900 Marin Street) in San Francisco, California on Thursday, March 5th. This is an 18 and older event that is set to start at 7:00 PM local time.
Nigerian hitmaker Wande Coal yesterday shares his latest single, “Again,” a heartfelt and indelibly catchy afropop ballad which premiered with Ebro Darden during the influential radio taste maker’s program on Beats1.
Also new this week is the video for Coal’s recent collaboration with afrowave kingpin Afro B and producers Team Salut, a remix of Afro B’s Afrowave 3 single “Amina,” shot on location in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.