VJ Adams comes through with the visuals to his recently released single – “Bless My Way” featuring Mr Eazi.
Angolan superstar – Preto Show taps Nigerian superstar – Davido for his new single – “Banger (Mamawe)”. Watch the crispy visuals below.
Acclaimed British Nigerian artist and songwriter, and UK-based Afrobeats star SONA is excited to kick things off in 2018 with his excellent new single titled ‘Feeling You’ and its accompanying visuals, as premiered exclusively via Complex UK, and receiving its radio first play from DJ Target on BBC 1Xtra.
Produced by ATG Musick, who has worked with Abra Cadabra, Sneakbo and Blade Brown, among others, ‘Feeling You’ comes on the back of Sona’s latest singles ‘Ginger’, which has over 1 million plays on Spotify and YouTube, and ‘Bamidele’ featuring UK rap veteran Youngs Teflon, and is the first taste of his debut EP due out later this year.
Sona first gained notoriety in 2014 with huge underground hits ‘No Wahala’ and ‘Ijo Sona’, and was fast becoming the biggest UK Afrobeats artist in the country, before he had to go away for a couple of years. He returned 12 months ago with the massive single ‘Hurt Nobody’ with Sneakbo, which quickly clocked over 2 million plays, and followed this up with ‘Ginger’ and ‘Bamidele’ earlier this year.
In a short space of time, the South London native has been championed by the likes of MTV Base, BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, Rinse FM, The Beat London, Radar Radio, Reprezent Radio, KISS Fresh, The FADER, GRM Daily, Link Up TV, SBTV, Channel AKA, and the MOBO Awards, among others, and is certainly one to watch within this burgeoning Afrowave landscape for 2018.
Speaking about his new single ‘Feeling You’, Sona says, “The song was written during my time away from music, and it stemmed from these really strong emotions and experiences I had for a certain special someone, in the early stages of a long-term relationship. I had felt something totally different towards this person, than I had many others before and after, and that birthed the idea of this track”.
Next World Music act – Jaywon begins the new year by dishing out the visuals to his previously heard collaborative effort – “Ayinde Wasiu” featuring Olamide. The crispy fresh visuals was directed by Lucas Reid.
Burna Boy continues his quest to break into the international market by testing new waters.
He begins 2018 with this brand new single featuring Lily Allen and once again the afro-fusionist justifies why he is highly rated and his versatility is on display on this one.
Burna Boy’s new album – Outside is expected to arrive on the 26th of January, 2018.
ML is a female artist from Namibia. composer, singer and song writer.
She recently released her debut album on iTunes titled ‘The Diplomat’. the album is also available on other music stores including Spotify and Tidal.
O’Radio is her first music video single from The Diplomat. the video was shot by Reggie Films Crew (RFC) in the coastal town of Namibia.
Introducing British Nigerian R&B/Afrobeats singer, songwriter and musician NKIRU with the brand new music video for her debut single ‘Jeje’, premiered via Link Up TV.
Produced and co-written by Omeiza, who has previously worked with some of the biggest UK Afrobeats stars including Ezi Emela, Dizzy VC, Ike Chuks, and Nizzy, ‘Jeje’ is a smooth and sultry R&B offering, led by Nkiru’s East London flow and sensibilities, and her infectious Afro-influenced lyrics and cadence. The record sees Nkiru waxing poetic about ex-lovers and former friends.
For the visuals for ‘Jeje’, Nkiru has collaborated with prolific video director Sam Kirx (Wizkid, Wyclef Jean, Davido, Burna Boy), to help bring the record further to life. Shot in the middle of London, the ‘Jeje’ video captures the very real life issues of trying to move on from bad relationships or friendships, even when you keep seeing the other person, everywhere you go.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the ‘Jeje’ single and video, Nkiru says, “the record shows my somewhat vulnerable side of love, which has not always been my strength. ‘Jeje’ talks about a romance that has lost its flames, and friendships that have lost their sparkle, and how we usually get stuck in the downward spiral of not being able to let go, because they are always around”.
With support from the likes of Reprezent Radio, Westside Radio and Climax Radio, as well as collaborations with N2theA (Stormzy, J Hus, Mostack, Not3s) and BoatzMadeIt (Mr. Eazi, Eugy, Mista Silva), plus early success of her previous underground releases such as ‘Mr. Maga’ and ‘Shakara’, Nkiru is poised to be leave her mark in the R&B and Afrobeats music landscape this year.
Jaye Moni, a London based rapper from Nigeria storms into 2018 with the release of her brand new single entitled ‘LOVE NO GO DIE’. This insanely catchy track was produced by Lagos based hitmaker PJ and visuals directed by London based ace director Doyin Ajakaye.
In ‘LOVE NO GO DIE’ Jaye Moni show cases her exceptional rhyming abilities with insightful lyrics, good flows and nice deliveries. The melody of the song is sweet and catchy and sure to have you singing along in no time. Altogether, ‘LOVE NO GO DIE’ is an undeniable banger from a very exciting and versatile artist.
Expect more good music from Jaye Moni. You can find her on Instagram & Twitter : @jayeknows