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Yet another artist has been inspired by Stromae’s melancholic but beguiling music. Canadian jazz and soul artist Kellylee Evans made an English version of the Belgian artist’s dance hit Alors On Danse for her fourth album I Remember When. And So We Dance is just one of the many covers she has done for that album where she appears as the bandleader. It was released on Canadian iTunes in February […]
IBK Spaceshipboi, one of the more ‘quirky’ Nigerian artists in the business, has released the video to his single Loving You which comes off his album I Come in Peace. The song samples old school video game sounds and features the piano that is nearly ubiquitous in his music. In Loving You he professes his love to his partner and also promises to cross the seven seas for her, even […]
Hip hop heavyweights HHP and M.anifest released their collaborative effort, Jigah, in May of this year. Jigah is a reminder of sorts to “every George of the jungle [who] wants to be Simba”, that while HHP and M.anifest are kings in their own right, together they are indomitable. Their declarations are punctuated with the refrain “chale me si me jigah” which is Twi for “I’m fired up” or “I’m amped […]
Finally got the full-length version of this inspirational video by the beautiful Kenyan singer and actress Mayonde (who happens to be married to Mbithi Masya from one of our faves, Just A Band). Like it? More of what she’s got is up on Soundcloud.
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It’s hard to believe it’s already been 5 years since Afripopmag first caught up with the twin sibling artist duo Christian Rich, at the time on the eve of their 2009 album The Decadence. Kehinde and Taiwo Hassan have not let up in anyway. You might have picked up their names in the credits for albums by Drake, Chris Brown, Childish Gambino, Earl Sweatshirt and Denitia and Sene among others. […]
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As part of her wonderful musical journey, the soulful and plain-spoken Simphiwe Dana shares a new song with us, Nzima, off her forthcoming album. The track is produced by Oskido and the video has already been shot and will hopefully be out soon. Listen below.
There seems to be a lot of cross-pollination in the South African music scene lately. Many of these mixes have led to widely successfully singles, with Spin My World Around (by Dj Kent and The Arrows) and Pluto (Remember You) – by DJ Clock and Beatenberg – being prominent examples. However, Motswako artist Khuli Chana and the beloved Parlotones had a less popular collaboration late last year. More recently, Naima […]
Lagos Lullabye is Siji’s first single off his album Homegrown. I just got word from him that the video is out. In his own words: I’d always loved Scorsese’s Taxi Driver particularly the scene in which the protagonist, Travis Bickle drives his cab around the mean and seedy streets of New York city’s Times Square. Taking a cue from this timeless classic, I sought to take in and showcase the […]