MEET G’AZA: An Afrofuturistic artist who uses storytelling to connect with his audience
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by Awele Uchidiuno
6M ago
G’aza Nigerian emerging artist, G’aza is set to release his 3rd single since 2022 on the 15th of January, 2024. “HOLD UP” which features Nigerian talented artist, Zilla Oaks, is a 2 minute, 41 seconds track that highlights the dark times Nigerians faced the END SARS protest and ultimately the Lekki Massacre on October 20th, 2020. This record took conscious efforts before its release as it reflects his (G’aza’s) contribution to the movement irrespective of his physical distance and Zilla Oaks featuring on this track as his allegiance to the movement that sought to limit Nigeria’s freedom of spe ..read more
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GroundUp Chale Artist Smartunez to Drop New Single “No Rush” on Friday.
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by Awele Uchidiuno
8M ago
In the dynamic realm of music, November 24th signifies a pivotal moment as Smartunez, a rising star hailing from Enugu State, Nigeria, continues to exceed expectations and enthrall audiences on his distinct musical odyssey. Born Chibuike Victor Duru on July 10, 2000, Smartunez has swiftly risen from his origins as a church choir singer to establish himself as a prominent figure in the music industry. Voted UNN’s (University of Nigeria Nsukka) Next Rated Artist in 2021, Smartunez’s trajectory underscores his unwavering dedication to the craft and his unique approach to music, revolving around ..read more
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Tommy WÁ: From Verses to Vocals,Crafting Music With a Purpose”
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by Ukoli Orezi
10M ago
Tommy WÁ “I’m me and if you know the meaning of oluwatomiwa it means what gift has God brought to you and that’s why I’ll say I’m a gift and I’m just learning how to use that gift” Lets Step into the immersive world of Tommy wa with Djembe as he carries us through his journey where the resonance of hard strings and a captivating theatrical rhythm transport you to a planet uncharted sounds and music-a place to lose yourself. What distinguishes Tommy wa is his unyielding passion for art and his unique creative process, which he likens to assembling puzzle pieces to reveal the grand masterpiece ..read more
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Role of Collaboration in the African Music Scene
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by Ukoli Orezi
10M ago
Africa’s incredible diversity comes alive through its music. In this ever-connected world, the power of collaboration in the global music scene is more profound than ever before. Join us as we dive into the vital role that collaboration plays in uniting musicians across borders, genres, and cultures, making music a universal language that knows no boundaries. In the heart of the African music scene, collaboration isn’t just a harmonious fusion of sounds; it’s a vibrant tapestry of cultures, influences, and a testament to the continent’s rich musical diversity. As we delve deeper into the rhyt ..read more
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The Influence of African Music on Global Sounds- Emergence of Afrobeats
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by Ukoli Orezi
10M ago
Fela Kuti – Pioneer of Afrobeat In the intricate tapestry of global music, one genre stands out, making waves and etching an indelible mark on the world stage: Afrobeats. Born from the enchanting rhythms and melodies of Africa, Afrobeats has rapidly evolved into a global phenomenon, captivating audiences far beyond the continent’s borders. In this article, we embark on a captivating journey to explore the profound influence of African music on the world’s musical landscape, with a profound focus on the remarkable emergence of Afrobeats. The Roots of African Music African music, as diverse as t ..read more
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TiTi Owusu: Defying Traditional Music Genres With Her Unique Style
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by Ugochi Silas
1y ago
TiTi Owusu, known as Abigail Tiwaah Owusu, is a versatile Ghanaian singer and songwriter based in Accra, defying traditional music genres with her unique style. TiTi has garnered immense love and attention from Ghanaians, particularly after securing the first runner-up position in the prestigious Ghanaian music competition, Vodafone Icons, back in 2014. With her latest single, “Make Me Believe” (Nana) is a love song which implores men to show true commitment and regardless of heartbreaking stories she has heard or experienced, she is still rooting for love. This single has gotten over 6k stre ..read more
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Top African Artists For The Week
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by Awele Uchidiuno
1y ago
Written by: Elijah Munkombwe A radical new wave of artists are sweeping the previous elite world of classical music-with a little help from African folklore, Dark Academia and Fashion. Gen Z’s are comfortable in blending in different sounds making their music be on everybody’s playlist track. From Talé Shezzy, Bobo Wê, Kamoetc, these are a list of Young, African and Changing the face of African music. Talé Shezzy (ZAMBIA) YouTube Born Mubinga Mutale Chileshe also known as Talé Shezzy in the music spaces is a new wave artist sweeping the previously elite classical music in the Zambian music bu ..read more
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Artists To Acquaint Yourselves With This New Week
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by Awele Uchidiuno
1y ago
Spotify Weekly Playlist BY  ELIJAH MUNKOMBWE African influence has been one of the most prominent traits in world music. Being a music lover, you must know about the faces that are yet to influence the course of world music. Here are the names of incredibly underground artists who are impacting African music greatly with their unique and charming musical qualities. Azawi (UGANDA) Azawi In the early days of her career as a dancer, Azawi became a songwriter who wrote songs for the likes of Eddy Kenzo. Her career took a turn when she recorded and released ‘Quinamino’ in 2020. She is now a hi ..read more
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Respecting Origins And Diversity of Sounds
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by Ugochi Silas
1y ago
Photo Credit: Getty Images African music is like a colorful kaleidoscope that reflects the rich culture and heritage of the continent. Each region has its own unique musical genres, instruments, and singing styles that make it extra special. From Nigeria’s Afrobeat to West Africa’s Djembe drum rhythms and South Africa’s incredible choral harmonies, African music encompasses a wide range of cultural expressions, perfectly combining tradition and new influences. Just imagine the beats of Afrobeat, Highlife, and Juju music that get everyone grooving in West Africa. And let’s not forget the lively ..read more
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6 Underground Artists You Should Know
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by Awele Uchidiuno
1y ago
Co-Written by; Elijah Munkombwe Featuring new African music from Mordecaii, Jordan Mozzy, BLNDE, Nutty O, Jay Bahd and Maandy. 2022 was a remarkable year for African music. The year was filled with many significant moments that marked the dominance of genres like Amapiano and Afrobeats on a global stage. From groundbreaking Chart records to Sold-out shows, African musicians are making their mark in the world. Here’s a full list of 6 underground artists taking up space in the new wave of African Music and their songs that should be on your playlist right now. Mordecaii ..read more
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