When "GOLD" hit our email, we we eager to hear what the amazing-talented Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, live-performer and celebrity vocal coach 'Adrienne Brown' had in store for us this time around. True to our expectations, it was a hot plate of tamale! The hard-hitting single "GOLD" by Adrienne Brown fully addresses cultural appropriation and the stealing, stripping; and demonizing of our beloved African cultures and heritages. Produced by African-American hit maker ‘Deity Negus’ "GOLD" is a re-energizing song galvanizing the revolution of the Pan-African uprising around the world.
ExO, is a Nigerian born Record Producer, song writer, Singer, Rapper and Mix - mastering Engineer who has been on the scene for quite a while. His musical style hovers around Hip-hop R'n'B fused with Hi-life, funk and Afrobeat. After the Release of his single ‘WOLLOP” In 2016, ExO teamed up with his long-time friend and music colleague Cobhams Asuquo on the "WOLLOP REMIX". Cobhams takes the second verse and lays beautifully warm sonorous adlibs reminiscent of the good old 90's R'n'B.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arts 'n Culture Ambassador for MUSIC UNITES AFRICA, Adegboyega rewards his fans with ₦50,000 and ₦20,000 Cash Prizes respectively. Maureen Omodia and MC Goodness were the lucky winners of Adegboyega's #FelebyAdegboyega challenge, which urged fans to enter into the competition by simply recording themselves miming to Adegboyega's new hit song "Félé" which features Nigerian fast-rising star, Mayorkun.
The multi-award winning female music group, Simangavole perform the traditional yet powerful Maloya rhythm, the music of the slaves of Réunion Island. Simangavole "Maloya Maniér Fanm" meaning "Maloya made by Women" mesmerize audiences all over the world with lyrics that draw from raw emotion and feelings. This high energy performances from thees Island divas deliver an unforgettable experience for all graced by their presence and positive energies. Their spiritually rich-filled music exhibits some of the ancient cultural characteristics of our African Ancestors, reminding us never to forget who we are and how much we've endured through tribulation, slavery and war. Simangavole have a new album out titled "Pou d'vré". It's an amazing combination of sound, energy and emotions.
TriQ OtaBenga, one of MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's FEATURED ARTISTS OF 2017 lights up 2018 with his all-new hip-hop tune, "Leap Of Faith". The State of Hip Hop has never been in good shape after hearing this song. Especially hip hop in Nigeria! TriQ is a young Nigerian rapper with big dreams and ambitions with his music. His saucy lyricism coupled with his timeless flow makes this young Pan-African Hip-Hop eMCee a prospect to watch out for this year and beyond. Listen to "Leap Of Faith" by TriQ and witness greatness at the birth of its peak.
"Softly" by Toby is a perfect feel-good music which features one of MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's featured artists of 2017, TriQ. The Afro-Caribbean type-feel-song breathes live into the ultra-urban 21st Century Pan-African youth-filled world. Sprinkled with stardust and sunlight, "Suffri" is a beautiful song which speaks volumes about the love and beauty between young adorable lovers.
"We Want Moor 2" is a socially-conscious song by African-American Hip-Hop Artist and Diaspora Ambassador for MUSIC UNITES AFRICA, Psychogen. The vision of this song is to showcase the hardships Black-Africans have faced and continue to face all over the world for many years coming. Shedding light on the still-ongoing modern-day slavery, Neo-colonization, systematic racism, and the dehumanization of our vastly dynamic cultural heritages.
Pan-African music artiste Wyll Diamond premiers his awesome new Afro-House music titled "Ijo (Dance)" on MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's #Top40Africa playlist-chart hosted exclusively on Deezer. This soft-melodic vibe sets the mood with it's classy instrumentals and wavy vocals from the Nigerian singer/songwriter. It's a great song and one of Wyll's finest works thus far since he launched his music brand a few years ago. "Ijo (Dance)" shows Wyll has the magic and dynamism to make it big in the global music industry. Wyll Diamond (who recently just got verified by Shazam, Spotify and iTunes) is clearly being recognized and rewarded internationally for his tremendous efforts in adding great value to Africa's biggest export, music. Wyll Diamond is the real deal! His ability to blend and compose beautiful music is unlike any other. Have a feel of his new song on Apple Music.
Nigerian Rapper Lord Vino a.k.a. Lord V responds to M.I's "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives" song which explicitly calls-out Nigerian rappers, tagging them as "substandard". In this passionate heartfelt lyrical onslaught, Lord V clearly reminds M.I. about all the Nigerian rappers who exceed the industry's expectations and are consistently making waves and preserving/exporting the rap-culture in Nigeria. Lord V mentions rappers like Poe, Erigga, TechZilla and Boogey ,while making mention of rappers-turned-singers like Vector Tha Viper and Ice Prince.