Music is life! It is the audio expression of feelings and emotions through melodies and harmonic tunes. Music is inspiration!! It is the backdrop for every situation. Be it work, pleasure or leisure, music encapsulates every moment of existence. Music is art!!! It is the refinement of thoughts and imagination through the medium of sounds and harmony. In years past, the evolution of music was limited to the number of people who were privileged to hear it. The responsibilities of discovering new and exciting music was outsourced to deejays and mainstream media. Today, music speaks volumes through the speakers of every radio, television and mobile device. There is no doubt that the sudden speed in technological advancement has made music easily and readily accessible to everyone around the world; and maybe...even maybe beyond the boarders of our universe. The internet has played a huge role in fostering an almost level playing field for both major record label artists and independent musicians. A service which has helped tremendously and continues to revolutionize the new global music industry is DEEZER.
Nigerian indigenous rapper Erigga releases this exciting new hip hop album titled "A Trip To The South". Erigga comes from famous city of Warri in Delta State - Southern Nigeria. From start to finish, this electric album shuts down the scene with exciting music and witty flows. Erigga is a genius and master of the arts - his arts. No one can do it quite like Erigga does it and that's what sets this Pan-African music artiste apart from every other rapper from his hometown and/or in Africa. Erigga is a walking work of art. The dynamics of his lyrical eccentricity coupled with his infinite sense of humor and sweet-tongue helps make Erigga's music easy and fun to listen to.
After much chart-topping success with international artists and headlining flagship shows, one would think DJ Whisky has reached the pinnacle of his stellar career as an influentially recognized House DJ, Producer and Label Manager; but there's more! Taken from his much anticipated forthcoming EP, DJ Whisky teams up with South African Music Awards Nominated songstress Thiwe Mbola to bring you this soulful Afro House jam titled 'All Mine'.
Our favorite Rwandan (male) rapper and New Zealand based Raiza Biza releases this wavy song titled "LIFESTYLE". This song reminds us of J.Cole in his prime. But enough of the hip hop comparisons, Raiza Biza is a world apart and rightly so! His lyricism is 100% and his messages are always positive and inspiring. "LIFESTYLE" is produced by ILE FLOTTANTE.
Pan-African music artiste and guitarist, Kunle Ayo releases this heartwarming song celebrating God's goodness and faithfulness in his life and family. In a time where things seem to be hard and situations difficult; in an era where depression steals the great destinies of GOD's people and the world seems to be in turmoil, "Faithful And True" is the right song to give hope and inspiration to the brokenhearted and downtrodden. This jazzy-spirit filled song hails from Kunle Ayo's upcoming Gospel music project titled "Jazzin Up His Praise Vol. 2". Listen to "Faithful And True" below and be blessed!
On World Music Day 2017, MUSIC UNITES AFRICA under the leadership of Anire Okene launched the all-new #Top40Africa playlist-charts on Spotify. This groundbreaking move comes as the Pan-African music organization aims to further solidify it's hold on content/music curation in Africa. Poised to give a fair voice to independent artists and bridge the wide-divide between upcoming and established acts, the TOP40-AFRICA playlist charts serves as a fresh reminder of how beautiful and artistic African music can be. The playlist-charts is a platform to showcase Africa's hottest songs each week from Across the continent and the Diaspora.
Today, we celebrate a Pan-African music hero. An inspiration to this generation and the next. A leader - a Father to many and a Son of the great African soil. Today, we celebrate FEMI ANIKULAPO KUTI on his 55th birthday. Today, we celebrate a great source of inspiration and motivation to young Pan-African youth. Today, we remember why we need to keep fighting for the total freedom and liberal-emancipation of Africa. Today, we remind ourselves through Femi Kuti's music that the journey for peace, prosperity and a united Pan-Africa is a long one. The Neo-Afrikan Voices team here at MUSIC UNITES AFRICA HQ have compiled 10 of our favorite Femi Kuti songs on Spotify. To our global Pan-African audience; You don't want to miss this. Listen now!
Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
Contemporary singer and phenomenal songwriter, Mich Straaw (real name: Michael Oghenovo Straaw) premiers his debut body of work titled "Collage Collection". This 7-track EP is a well delivered series of demos which sees Straaw express is raw creative talents; showcasing this Pan-African music revelation to the continent and the entire global community. Every song on this project is a hit back-2-back! It's filled with all kinds of sensual sounds and harmonic feel that sets a relaxed-peaceful atmosphere anywhere! From "F.I.N.E." till "Come Again", Mich Straaw takes his audience on an extraterrestrial love-journey. His silky smooth voice lights these African inspired beats on fire, quenching the thirst of one's musical cravings. Listen to "Collage Collection" by Mich Straaw exclusively on Soundcloud.
Following his international breakthrough song "Faya Dance" earlier this year, Pan-African music artiste and phenomenal saxophonist, Adegboyega releases this smash-hit song titled "Give Dem" on major digital music stores worldwide. This Afro-Dance tune is a lovely composition by Adegboyega who features King Mufasa, another talented Nigerian music prospect. Download or Stream "Give Dem" by Adegboyega now on your preferred digital music store.
A blend of Afro-Jazz and RnB-Soul fused with a poetic spiritual overtone that's uplifting, inspiring and motivating, "Soulful Life Within" by Daryl Yahudy is a combination of spoken word poetry and acoustic soul music. Daryl Yahudy expresses himself freely on this beautiful music masterpiece album; one that best showcases the wonderful talents Daryl possesses in abundance. His flare for oral captivation through positive lyrics and great sounds continue to make the Neo-Afrikan Voices team here at MUSIC UNITES AFRICA HQ fall deeper in love with his sounds and styles of music.
We turn our attention this week to Nigerian born-Brooklyn raised rapper, Thutmose. After watching this young rap-assassin's deadly freestyle over Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" beat, it was only logical the the Neo-Afrikan Voices team here at MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's HQ delve a little bit deeper into Thutmose's intriguing style music.
There's absolutely no doubt that Nigerian artiste are taking music to the next level. Some might argue that they're gradually surpassing the American music industry in terms of good content, sounds and a freshness with their approach to music and entertainment generally. Rilwan, a young-vibrant Nigerian music artiste releases his debut single "Lean Talk" (feat. Cadet Loco).
Rahmon Tha RapkiiD is the newest cool kid on the music scene. Rahmon is a phenomenal photographer and an exceptional music artiste with a raw vibe that's impossible to replicate but easy to fall in-love with. Rahmon is the Founder and Editor of íwé online Magazine - The modern day Basquiat of visualized sounds and images. His latest music release, "Mary Jane" gives a new definition to studio freestyles. Smooth, silky and fresh, "Mary Jane" talks about Rahmon's love for the Pan-African herbs and spices.