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Serial hitmaker and YBNL head honcho – Olamide is out with yet another single following the release of “Love No Go Die”. “Wavy Level” serves as his second official single in 2017, the tune was produced by Adey. Download on ITUNES

Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN has arrived. The prolific rapper’s latest album dropped this morning. The 14-track record boasts features from Rihanna—who can be heard halfway through, on the standout “LOYALTY.”—U2, and more. For the most part, though, Kendrick is a commanding one-man show, tackling themes of self-identity, race, fear and more, while flexing his indomitable flow. DAMN already feels […]

“We already have so much in common,” I said to Nana Kwabena over the phone. Naturally, I was shy: not only because I was speaking to Nana Kwabena, Jidenna’s brilliant producer, good friend and trusted collaborator, but because phone calls are such an intimate, underused way of communicating nowadays – especially with someone you’ve never […]

“All Over” is Tiwa Savage’s first solo single of the year, perhaps signaling a new album, and her first since 2016’s R.E.D.  R.E.D was a fully realized project, in that the production was mature, her singing not to be faulted and the guests all big names (2face, Wizkid, Olamide, Busy Signal), but sensibly deployed so […]

ÌFÉ is a band from Puerto Rico that just dropped one of the most anticipated records in the Caribbean music scene this year, their debut album IIII+IIII—pronounced Ejiogbe . It features innovative sounds that you may have heard before, but in very different configurations. ÌFÉ is the project of Otura Mun, an African-American hip-hop and […]

Kamasi Washington is a generous performer. The talented saxophonist, who released his debut studio album Epic in 2015, was in South Africa recently for the 18th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival, where he headlined Saturday’s performance. As this was his first time in the continent, one would think he’d use the stage to exclusively showcase […]

South African electronic music mainstay, Sibot, is a sonic enigma who refuses to box his sound in one genre. His latest three-track EP, L, sees him sampling some sounds he collected in Kenya. L is part of an ongoing series, which will, when complete, form the album V.L.D.T. The previous iteration featured mostly bass-influenced songs, while […]

Ycee’s The First Wave EP was slated for an April 7 release date. Soon after he announced this in a video posted on his Instagram page, Kendrick Lamar dropped “The Heart Part 4,” on which he heavily suggested his third album would also drop on April 7. “Condo,” “Jagaban” and “Omo Alhaji” came out in 2015, […]

The following excerpt appears on pages 138-141 of Heavy Metal Africa: Life, Passion, and Heavy Metal in the Forgotten Continent. This section marks the point where the reader is introduced to the musicians who first performed punk and heavy metal in Nairobi, Kenya. March From The Underground “It is a medium to transcend yourself, to […]

The First Lady of Mavin Records, celebrated Afro Pop Queen Tiwa Savage makes a grand return with a very sweet single titled “All Over“. Listen:


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