We're glad to announce that our Nigerian Ambassador for MUSIC UNITES AFRICA, Emmsong will grace the Hard Rock Cafe Lagos stage on Sunday May 13th at the Strings Unplugged - The Acoustic Night with Nigerian music sensation, Ric Hassani. Follow Hard Rock Cafe on Instagram and Twitter for more updates!
Royal Empire Music front-liner, Nuhu Zakari popular known as Nuzak drops the video to his new record entitled “The Boy” featuring Nigeria's heavyweight rapper CDQ. The song and visuals were inspired by the challenges faced by a man who had nothing but decided NOT to give up on his dreams and achieved greatness beyond his widest of dreams.
In the politically intense climate worldwide, "Society II" by African-American rapper 'Psychogen' and Africa's iconic neo-soul singer/songwriter, P-Hypha couldn't be more culturally relevant and timely, citing the unity of 21st Century Pan-African youths towards #Agenda2063. In a time when the issue of slavery sensitively erodes deep into conversations, in a world where disinformation of facts continue to deflect the obvious; in a society where love seems to lost, "Society II" re-instills SOLIDARITY and the pursuit of total freedom and liberty from all forms of neo-colonialism and mental enslavement.
Africa's iconic Neo-Soul artiste, P-Hypha premiered his first single since 2016 on our #Top40Africa playlist-chart show on Apple Music, Deezer and Spotify. The Broadcast Music Inc. singer/songwriter teams up with Scottish composer/producer, Ryan Allan on an extraterrestrial hit-song titled "Altar-Ego". The amazingly new Pop/New-Wave song "Altar-Ego" talks about the passion 'n pain Pan-African music artiste 'P-Hypha' encounters on his journey to fame and fortune. The Nigerian Singer/Songwriter's latest international composition sheds light on the sacrifices his faith has endured in search of stardom, while acknowledging the heartbreaks that come with such a delirious decision to focus on what truly matters the most - MUSIC. The wavy Neo-Soul/Hip-hop/Synth-Pop sounds engineered by Scottish producer, Ryan Allan complements the song tremendously; putting listeners on an hypnotic journey through time 'n space.
Nigeria's hip-hop savior, MCskill ThaPreacha storms the airwaves with his latest hit song "Work". This energetic Afro-Trap music features Roey - a Nigerian singer who tears up the track with his delivery and style of approach. "Work" is produced by Stormatique - MCskill ThaPreacha's Day-1 producer from way-back-when. The visuals for "Work" flows with streams of authenticity in its cinematography, content and concept. Shot in Lagos by Victor Graphics, "Work" envisages the strength and determination independent musicians in Nigeria need to have in order to have any iota of success in a deeply saturated and quite honestly, unappreciative music industry devoid of true hip-hop support and culture.
Africa's sexy Prince and phenomenal saxophonist, Adegboyega premiers his new summer dance song "Wura" at No.7 on #Top40Africa playlist-chart show following his continental successes of "Faya Dance" and "Fele" (which featured Nigeria's star-kid, Mayorkun). The AfroPop/Dance song 'Wura' (meaning 'GOLD' in the iconic language of the Yoruba people) amplifies Adegboyega's golden-boy persona in Africa's vibrant music scene.
Meet the 20 years old Blaise Omondi from Kisumu, Kenya. This is his first music video that he has featured Kisumu city's top act, Asen B known for the hits 'Ukimwona' and others. Very few new artists get enough support in the industry due to lack of funds or inability to get hold of the industry stakeholders who can show them the best direction and even give them support and love to keep them moving forward. Feel Blaise's new vibe and kindly support Africa's young vibrant talent.
This Project marks the coming together of iconic musicians who have joined forces and share a stage for the development of the music sector and shine the light on the much needed aspects of mentorship. Multiple Award winning Guitarist and producer Kunle Ayo and his friends have dedicated their time and act of goodwill to embark on a series of benefit concerts as they raise funds for the sustainability of the Beam the Light Intensive Development program for instrumentalists . The inaugural concert is on the 25th May 2018, in spite of a wild beast schedule associated with their statuses.
Bro. Philip Munyao is an Afro Pop and Gospel singer from Kenya. He started recording music professionally in 2016 when he released his first single "Better Kenya" which was produced by Jamal Malique of Starbell Records while the music video was directed by Crizo Mzeya. "Better Kenya" ended up receiving a lot of media attention locally and internationally.
Africa's iconic singer/songwriter, P-Hypha bagged his first music accolade on April 15th 2018 at the International Music Akademia Awards in Los Angeles, California. This award comes at a time when P-Hypha reemerges into the global music scene with a whole new sound and vibe called "Altar-Ego" that's as hypnotic as it is catchy. Congratulations to our very own MUA-Recordings artist. What a way to start off the new week! Be the first to listen to P-Hypha newest blockbuster hit song "Altar-Ego" before it's official release on April 28.
Every week, our music team of expert curators here at MUSIC UNITES AFRICA HQ comb through Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music in search of new and exciting music fresh out the Motherland to share with our global Pan-African playlist-chart show audience. This week, we highlight "Talk To You" by 'D-Truce' while focusing on Santi's chart-topping "Icy" song which features Odunsi (The Engine), Izzy and Maison2500 on it. "Icy" by Santi has been hand-picked as our featured music video of the week. Listen to our #Top40Africa playlist-chart show now on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.
Pan-African music artiste, Adedeji premiers a 23-minute non-stop solo guitar improvisation of Old Yoruba folk songs called "Yoruba Songbook-1". His previous album "Afreekanism" holds some amazingly awesome songs like "Afreeka On My Mind" and "Morenike" to mention but a few. Feel Adedeji's vibes and if you like what you hear, listen to more of his refreshingly culturally inspiring music below.
Inspirational Zambian gospel music singer 'Massin' graces music lovers with his newest release "Only U". Massin's first music release of 2018 is a beautifully crafted love song fused in Afro vibes and captivating lyrics. Listen here.
Desmodium is a superb Reggae-Dancehall artiste from Nigeria with a unique blend of music styles and compositions. He has been in the Nigerian music industry-scene for quite a while now and has performed on stage with some of the best Africa has to offer. Desmodium releases this hot-new club banger as he contends for the king of Dancehall music in Africa. Listen to "So-Le" by Desmodium and follow this Pan-African rising star on Soundcloud.
Mabantu is a new boy band hailing from Tanzania. The band, consisting of Twaah Kane and Muuh Kajo are both aged 17 years. The duo started recording music together in 2016 when they released songs like 'Sikutaki' and 'chapa Twende' which did extremely well not only in Tanzanian charts but also in East Africa as a whole. Mabantu teams up with Luca Swahili in their hot-new music video "Sundi".
Fresh out of the booth, new kid on the music industry-block Danny J premiers his hot new single titled "Ma Rihanna". Danny speaks to the element, soul and beauty of the Pan-African Wonder Woman. His sultry and suave vocals combined with the electric beat delivered by J Bryte gives a lot to be excited about.
After a successful release of his hit song 'Swala' which was produced by Mr. T Touch and video directed by Travellah of Kwetu Studios, Tanzanian rapper, Gib Carter resurfaces with a new song titled 'Ibe' which features Tanzania's super star Bright of 'Toto Tundu' fame featuring Young Killer. Ibe is a Tri-Lingual song with Swahili, English and Kisii dialect; describing the beautiful qualities of an African Girl (IBE).
Inspired by the fruition of getting paid off your dreams, "Maka" a new generation soul singer fusing various music elements to create her own unique sounds and identity. She teams up with the female rapper Munachi on this soulful hip hop inspired track titled “I just got a Cheque” - produced by Teck-Zilla.
Due to high volumes of requests from our community members in the diaspora and on the continent, MUSIC UNITES AFRICA are proud to announce that we have expanded our #Top40Africa playlist-chart show beyond Deezer to Spotify and Apple Music. As TOP40AFRICA prepares to celebrate its one year anniversary on World Music Day - June 21st 2018, we are delighted with the impact our carefully curated Pan-African playlist-chart has made in the past months - helping to promote upcoming musicians while keeping a firm grip on some of the most exciting music in Africa.