Posts tagged "Nigeria"

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 »

HEAR THIS: D’Banj “Oliver”

Nigeria’s MoHits Crew Sure Are Putting Out Some G.O.O.D. Music

New name for guys who can’t seem to get enough: “You’re just an Oliver Twist.” Read more »

WATCH THIS: AiRis “Without You”

Can This Nigerian-Egyptian Charmer Become The African Ashanti?

Born in Cairo, Egypt to a Nigerian Father and an Egyptian mother, Asmaa Idrisu spent her young adult years shuttling between Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and Egypt. Read more »

The Real Revolutionary: Fela Kuti’s Born Day

Nigerian Afrobeat Pioneer Declared “Music Is The Weapon Of The Future”

All these so-called pop music rebels need to sit their ass down and soak up some Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who reached planet earth 71 years ago today.
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VIDEO: Asa “Jailer” live

Asa is the truth. The Nigerian singer and songwriter sets justice to music and makes bitter truths sound sweet, evoking the best of Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Joan Armatrading… I could go on and on; the full has never been told. But Asa is telling it one song at a time. Listen well…

“Let he who is without sin be the first to cast a stone Mr. Jailer.”