09 Feb ALERT!! M.I Abaga, HHP, Quata Budukusu, Nu Sound, Gabu and Sipho The Gift are all making big musical moves
The meet up. The night out. This playlist is for that!!!
Featuring some of Africa’s finest, M.I Abaga curates an ultimate playlist for a night out in the fast paced up class part of Lagos ; Lekki. Taking you through a journey that starts after a long day on the grind, the chill at the crib, the link up with the crew, the pre-turn up, the real vibe, the turn up, the decline and then the morning!
Rendezvous is the African Hiphop lenegd’s 7th body of work; featuring tracks recorded over various timelines and cities with an example of ‘On Code‘ ft. AKA being recorded in 2016 or even further back, ‘Kososhi‘ ft. Wande Coal who laid down his part in 2014.
M.I Abaga is famous for hoarding songs and finally we get to listen to some of it. The 15 tracked ‘playlist’ features Falz, Ajebutter and Odunsi in what seems to be a fan favorite ‘Lekki‘ if reactions since the live stream listening session and the release at midnight is anything to go by. It also features South Africa’s very own fill Up master; Cassper Nyovest in ‘Soup‘, Moelogo in ‘One Way‘, Dice Ailes in ‘Your Father‘ , CKay and Joules Da Kid in ‘Wats D Level’, Nonso Amadi in ‘Playlist‘, Yung l, U.a.X in ‘The Crew‘, Terry Apala in ‘Jiggy‘, Santi and Tomi Thomas in ‘Jungle‘ amongst a few more.
Some production credits to Nonso Amadi, Chopstix, CKay, Chillz, TMXO, Higo, Odunsi The Engine, and G-Plus
This playlist leads up to his forth coming studio album ‘Yxng Dxnzl’ which is scheduled for release in May this year.
Back like I never left! This is factual for one of Africa’s legends!Hip hop Panstula or HHP as he is fondly called is back in the scenes with a new single Kea Jelwa which features BFB. The very groovy tune is backed heavily by HHP’s rhythm and rhyme that proves he’s still got it!
HHP aka Jabba has worked with the likes of Talib Kweli, Omar Hunter El, Gabriel Asheru Benn, Grammy Nominee Carolyn Malachi, MOBO award winner Samini from Ghana, Uganda’s Chameleon, and has just announced an incoming album in which he will be working along side US R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn
A few of NIgeria’s most talented and influential acts have joined forces and resources in support of a noble cause. At no better time than now, with the less than ideal climate in Nigeria and indeed the world- politically, religiously, economically and otherwise- this song is one of hope and drive!
Produced by Masterkraft, ‘Shine The Light’ features some of the most respected inspirational acts in Nigeria; Mario, Tim Godfrey, Nosa, Tosin Martins, Bunmi George, Dare Justified, Ige & Sussie and preaches the one thing that cannot be overstated; change starts with you.
The visuals feature some top Nigerian musicians and actors including Waje, Banky W, Ini Edo, Ali Baba, Joke Silva, Chidinma, and many others.
Ghanaians are held in very high regard when it comes to high-life music. Quata Budukusu not only brings that to life with his raps in this 17 tracked EP but showcases his versatility with some dance hall, and afrobeats in various tracks.
The ‘Quantum L.P‘ features party starters and bangers like ‘Rotation‘ and ‘Banger remix‘ ft. Ephraim. It also features chilled vibes on a Saturday or on a drive with friends, in tracks like ‘Nkati Cake‘ and ‘Badder Than You‘.
Captivating South African songstress performs her latest single iGugu Lami on Thursday Night live with Marawa on Super Sport.
One for the weekend vibes and beyond!
Teaming up with Zambia’s Roberto, Gabu of award winning Kenyan band P-Unit finally offers HIT single ‘Be Nice‘ on all digital platforms.
So if this has been your jam for days, you can now stream it on your preferred platform. If you haven’t had this on your radar before, well, you are welcome.
Think dance hall, some bongo and that African juice with some bass. Actually, just click the link below!
Let the music speak! When it does, it will be heard across borders!
South African lyricist, hip hop lover and creator Sipho The Gift has the spotlight on him since been named Apple Music’s favourite artist of the month of February.
Last year, the gift to SA’s booming hip hop scene; Sipho, released his sophomore body of work ‘Kintsugi‘ which featured singles like ‘A Long Way Home’ and ‘The Man’ that enjoyed lots of love on various playlists on Apple Music and reviews across the globe including platforms like Okay Africa, Bubblegum club, SlikourOnLife and Bimba amongst others.
The ones that got away…
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