Nigerian recording artist OLAMIDÉ will release his forth album, Carpe Diem, on Oct. 8 through a new partnership between his long-running YBNL Nation imprint and U.S. indie powerhouse, EMPIRE.
The project features collaborations with: Fireboy DML, Omah Lay, Peruzzi, Phyno, Bella Shumrda and Bad Boy Timz. 18-year-old prodigy P.Priime (Fireboy DML, DJ Cuppy) produces the majority of the tracks on Carpe Diem, with the remainder coming from a production squad of Pheelz, VStix, ID Cabasa and Young Jonn.
Widely regarded as the Voice of Nigeria’s streets, OLAMIDÉ is among the most successful and acclaimed hip-hop acts from Africa, with over 430 million streams of his music to date.
The first single off Carpe Diem,“Eru,” debuted as the No. 1 song on streaming platform Audiomack earlier this month.
Nigerian music superstar Mr Eazi has announced the formation of the Africa Music Fund (AMF), a groundbreaking financial vehicle which will invest in African creatives with the goal of helping them establish economic and creative freedom.
The formation of AMF comes amidst a Gold Rush on African content, with companies worldwide seeking to tap into the vast well of African talent in music, movies and other artforms. Annual digital revenue for music in Africa is forecasted to reach US$521 million in 2020, and increase by an average of 12.5% year-on-year through 2025, according to Statista. Projected market volume for 2025 is US$942 million.
Mr Eazi was inspired to create AMF after seeing the financial hardship many artists were experiencing as touring revenues dried up this spring with the spread of Covid-19.
A couple days ago Protoje uploaded the official video for “Same So” to his YouTube channel. The record is his latest release, and it comes courtesy of his own In.Digg.Nation Collective label, which is under exclusive license with RCA Records.
On July 8th, Sevana, a member of Protoje‘s In.Digg.Nation Collective, released the official video for her single “If You Only Knew.” The visuals were captured in Senegal and Jamaica, and they highlight the beauty of both regions.
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.