Author: africori

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.

Some may get to 10, 20 or maybe 30, not many get to their 67th Album at the age of 65! Legendary African Act; Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi stuns us all with another fresh body of work; 'Hany’ga' which means Concern when translated to English. With his very rich and  thrilling vocals, Dr Mtukudzi brings to life sounds that can only be described as animating, with beautiful instrumentals; outstanding string work and soothing backing vocals all blended to showcase a rich African musical delivery. This maestro has poured his heart out in words and music with the assistance of the various musicians who came into the studio and contribute musically to the final collection of songs we now have and call Hany’ga “Concern” in English.

Positivity, love and good vibes. That seems to Sean Tizzle's MO for the year and we are all for it!After a successful 2017- which saw the release of his EP 'Moving Forward Vol. 1' featuring Davido, Dax Mpire and Iceberg Slim. Sean closed off 2017 with two absolutely epic singles; Wasted and Kpro Kpro - Sean Tizzle and Blaq Jerzee's studio chemistry is well and alive! "Best For You" is beautifully musically mixed, there is of course the classic afrobeats with just enough dance element to open it up to a larger audience with varying tastes. Already off to a great start with a world premiere yesterday on Trans Africa Radio's late evening show 'The Re Up' to very positive feedback,  Best For You is one for your playlists, personal and otherwise.

Laying the ground work to take over in 2018, East African super stars; Sauti Sol team up with Nigeria's queen of Pop; Tiwa Savage in a new tale of love "Girl Next Door".The second single off their incoming LP 'Afrikan Sauce', Girl Next Door is a new age yet classic tale of romance. The never old story of falling for the girl in your hood, or even your class. Produced by Maleek Berry, the single is accompanied by very cleanly shot and funvisuals directed by Unlimited L.A

After just over 2 years touring with his debut album Trading Change, South African award winning folk & alternative music act Jeremy Loops finally shares some new music. 
At the first ever listening session of some new material to come, Jeremy shares the journey that brought him to 'Waves' and how the single was a turning point of sorts during his writing process in preparation of his sophomore album due in 2018. Accompanied with visuals that can solely be held responsible for giving you holiday FOMO, Waves is a beautiful summer track with a whistle filled hook that stays with you after the first listen.  A guaranteed ear-worm.