Afrobeat

OkayAfrica Raises The Bar With D’banj, Sister Nancy, Rayvon and The Compozers in New York City

OkayAfrica Raises The Bar With D'banj, Sister Nancy, Rayvon and The Compozers in New York City

Okayafrica’s “Riddim and Beats” Fused Several Musical Genres 

On Thursday, August 10, 2017,  Okayafrica, a company which fuses music, fashion and culture, presented “Riddim and Beats” at Lincoln Center. The diverse crowd awaited the excited line up, which included D’banj, Sister Nancy,and The Compozer.  More After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Atumpan ft. Big Narstie “We Like It” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Atumpan ft. Big Narstie "We Like It" Official Music Video

Afrobeat Meets Grime In The Streets of London, Kingston, Tokyo, Accra & NYC

Last time we heard from Atumpan the UK-based Ghanaian artist (whose name meaning “Talking Drum” in Akan) was up in the club with Paigey Cakey talkin’ about not watching nobody. Now he’s back with another sick collab, this time with London’s own Big Narstie.  Just how irresistible is this track? It seems to have made one girl start dancing while she’s on the toilet! Video After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Atumpan ft. Paigey Cakey “Watch Nobody” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Atumpan ft. Paigey Cakey "Watch Nobody" Official Music Video PREMIERE

Don’t Deal With The Haters—Just Chase That Paper

Remember when Atumpan dropped “The Thing” back in 2013? Afrobeats was a fairly new concept at the time, but there was no denying the man’s talent—or his MOBO nomination. Three years later the Ghanaian artist (whose name meaning “Talking Drum” in Akan) is back with a warm & easy summer track produced by North London’s Delirious for Hardboy Music. Today Boomshots proudly premieres the video, courstesy of Visionniare Pictures. With UK singer, actress, and Grime MC Paigey Cakey on the hook the message comes through loud and clear: mind your own business and maybe one day you’ll have a canary-yellow Lambo just like Atumpan. (Sidebar: if you stay glued to Snapchat while in the club you’re quite possibly a wanker.) Video After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Fadda Fox ft. Runtown “All Day All Night”

HEAR THIS: Fadda Fox ft. Runtown "All Day All Night"

From Lagos to Bridgetown Comes A Cross-Cultural Collab For Cropover

These are exciting times for open-minded music lovers, as genre distinctions break down and the unifying forces of tempo and technology work their magic around the globe. No matter what name you choose to call them, certain songs have the power to move the crowd. Whether you’re in Africa, the Caribbean, or someplace else, the elements of a big tune remain consistent: combine a lively drumbeat, a supple bass line, spicy lyrics and a sweet melody and watch the people react. “My team and I are on a musical mission,” says soca artist Nicholas “Fadda Fox” Sealy. “It is our aim to showcase Bajan talent internationally, collaborating with other artists being one of many strategies to execute our goals.” During a recent tour of Canada, the man known for running the streets of Bridgetown, Barbados with tunes like “Ducking” was sharing breakfast with Nigerian-born Afrobeat star Douglas “Runtown” Jack Agu. The conversation turned to collaboration, and within days they’d come up with a soca-meets-Afrobeat anthem for Crop Over 2016. With writing by Jovan James, Runtown and Fadda Fox, and production by Darien Bailey and Hector Cesar for Decibel Productions. You may call it what you wish, we simply call it a Certified Boomshot. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

The Sweetest Taboo

The Sweetest Taboo

Tuning Into The Sweetest Taboo by Sade Adu

Sade Adu continues to leave listeners in awe of her music. From the release of her debut single in 1985, a jazzy song about a player aptly titled, “Smooth Operator” to “The Moon and the Sky” 2011 remix featuring Jay-Z, who insinuates that he is the father, Sade’s interesting songs with poignant lyrics puts this artist at the top of many all-time favorite lists. In this article, we focus on fan favorite-“The Sweetest Taboo” and covers of this song in various genres.

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