The Art That Is Music – Bemyoda – Stark The Album

A look at the journey through and to #StarkTheAlbum

– Titilope Adesanya

When one hears the word stark, most think bare. The first two results from google search for Stark is “severe or bare in appearance or outline” And “complete; sheer”

Bemyoda however sees this slightly differently; “I’ve had to answer the same questions many times over. What does Stark represent? Why Stark? Is the music bare? Or intense? Or dark? Yes, it is. And no, it isn’t. Stark is about hope and conflict, about life’s twists and turns, renegade men rising to challenge status quo in a failed system, about man’s need for God, about war, and about growth. Yes, Stark is intense. And spiritual” he writes on an Instagram post .
Stark is not this artsy Nigerian’s first body of work. Bemyoda re-released ‘Sketch: The Reprise – EP’ in 2015 which features a couple of singles like Shima Yam and Faded Grace.

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NewMusicAfrica – Loui Lvndn, Becca, Sipho The Gift & NewAgeMuzik

Loui Lvndn – “Your Princess Is In Another Castle”

Finally! for the taking by everyone, ‘Loui Lvndn’ shares ‘Your Princess Is In Another Castle’ with the world.

The 15 tracked debut album is a melting pot of genres including pop, rock to indie, exposing the creativity and artistic stretch of Loui.

Featuring tracks like ‘Kill Her Killer‘ which is already a chart topper, the album enjoys a variety of talent in collaborations with ‘Spoek Mathambo’ on ‘Body of work’ and ‘Nothing Is Ever Perfect’.

This debut project from of man filled with nothing but promise, is one for the lovers of adventure in music.

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NewMusicAfrica – Vanessa Mdee, Dj Lambo ft Skales & Victoria Kimani, Dj Switch ft Da L.E.S & Yanga, Kabomo & Thami


Dj Lambo – “Bebe” ft. Skales & Victoria Kimani

Nigeria’s foremost female Dj; Dj Lambo, who is also the first female president of Choc Boi Nation (an imprint label of Chocolate City Music) teams up with Skales and Victoria Kimani for a fresh party anthem!

Produced by C-Kay, Bebe is a summer anthem perfect also for the cold nights; dance the frost away.


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NewMusicAfrica – Sauti Sol, Big Star, Mr. Kamera, Shortstraw, Lakota Silva, Kwesi Jiggs & Nosa ft Nathaniel Bassey

Big Star – “Just 2 Flex Remix” ft. Khaligraph & Youngsta

When it’s nice you bring it back! This is the story behind the remix of ‘Just 2 Flex’.The hip-hop joint with lyrical flow for the hustlers, Just 2 Flex is the theme song for Vuzu’s hip-hop talent search show ‘The Hustle’. 

Responding to the demand for ‘more’, Big Star teamed up with East African Rapper ‘Khaligraph‘ and ‘Youngsta‘. essentially threading the hit between Johannesburg, Nairobi and Cape Town.

So follow the link to share in the tale of 3 cities.


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NewMusicAfrica – Navy Kenzo ft Patoranking, Loui Lvndn, Zanda Zakuza, Eegun, KAHN, + Khuli Chana

This week, we’ve got visual specials.

Tanzania’s super couple Nahreel and Aika (Navy Kenzo) and Africa’s dancehall bae ‘Patoranking’ finally share the visuals to their collaboration ‘Bajaj’ which is a single off the Duo’s debut album ‘AIM (Above Inna Minute).

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Loui Lvndn – “Kill Her Killer”

Loui Lvndn (Pronounced Loui London) launches his debut album ‘Your Princess Is In Another Castle’ under Gallo Records by putting the project up for pre-order on itunes.

To Celebrate this, he releases a single off the album which he calls ‘Kill Her Killer’. Loui’s sound is a melting pot of genres, with a little bit of Rock, Electro & RnB; Loui Lvndn has created his perfect musical world while sharing the password with everyone else who would press play!

Already sitting high on ZA Alternative Hot Tracks and Mzansi Hits charts on Apple Music, ‘Kill Her Killer’ a one for the repeat button.


C Kay; Producer and recording artist under Chocolate City, follows the release of his latest single ‘Gaddemit‘ – pronounced god damm it– featuring Dremo with a very colourfully suggestive and playful video.

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Everyone can accuse Cassper Nyovest of perfect timing. A classic example is the visuals to ‘Super Man’ off his latest album ‘Thuto’ being released as a dedication to all Fathers right in time for Father Day that was celebrated in South Africa on the 18th of June.

The video features the likes of Kwesta,  Ricky Rick, Major League Djs, Somizi and the infamous Carpo amongst others, showing stolen moments with family.

Super Man the video, is simply shot with a heavy meaning in every frame and it is bound to give you chills and put a smile on your face.

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KAHN – “Optimistic Eyes”

Leading up to the release of his new body of work ‘A Noise In The Void’.  Front man of ‘The ParlotonesKAHN releases one more single off the album in preparation for it’s release next week.

Optimistic eyes is a very vibrant, good vibes single and like the name is all about finding the good in very situation.

Now we can feast on the visuals to HIT single from LTido featuring AKA and Yanga ‘Thixo’. Crisply shot, the video is a classic chilled party vibes.

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Zanda Zakazu shares the video to her latest single ‘Hamba’ in which she features Bongo Beats.

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Eegun releases the lyric video to his new single ‘London Ting‘. It is everything colour and funky!

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Khuli Chana brings home Gold! & then some.

A prophet is never recognized in his home seems to be the consensus following Khuli Chana’s massive win at the just concluded Golden Lions awards from which he took 1 Gold, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze for the artistic amazement that is One Source in this collaboration with Absolut Vodka.

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NewMusicAfrica – CKay ft Dremo, Boy Wonder ft Sky Zoo & Reason, Efya, NewAgeMuzik & Reverb7 ft Jazz Prosper

CKay ft Dremo – “Gaddemit”

Producer and recording artist under Chocolate City Music ; CKay teams up with Dremoaka Dremo Drizzy in a new joint heavy with the current urban feel.

Gaddemit (Pronounced god damn it) is more than anything else, a turn up jam.

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NewMusicAfrica – Stanley Enow ft Mr Eazi; Reinhard Tega ft Koker, Loose Kaynon & ClassiQ; Bemoyoda, Kahn, & Boy Wonder

Reinhard Tega ft Koker, Loose Kaynon & Classiq – “Mr Ayinde”

Nigerian hit maker Reinhard Tega releases his debut single; ‘Mr. Ayinde’. Headlined by himself,the mid tempo single features Koker, Classiq and Loose Kaynon.

Mr. Ayinde’s story about drive and eventual success is much needed in today’s heavily entitled music scene with an unmistakably Hip-Hop sound built on a trap foundation and kept afloat with hypnotic echoes that sound like the beat box of urban music royalty.

Reinhard has work on production for a nice mix of African acts including MI Abaga,Koker, Ill Bliss, Wiz Kid, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince and Victoria Kimani.

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Cameroon meets Nigeria / Ghana. Adore you ; Stanley Enow ft Mr Eazi

Many know him for his fashion style, some for his incredible work ethic. But all for his ability to continuously dish out hits.

Cameroon’s favorite Hip-hop act Stanley Enow teams up with the dude in high demand right now; Mr Eazi for a new one titled ‘Adore You’.

With private screenings for fans in Cameroon and an exclusive release on Music Plus, Adore You is set for a full release on the 9th of June which is just two days away so stress not.

While we wait for what we are sure would be a video worth every data, here’s what happened behind the scenes

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