Nigerian rap-icon, M.I. releases "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives" - a lyrical scolding of young Nigerian rappers. Trappy in every way, "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives" is a lyrical-flogging of sell-out rappers in Nigeria. #YRSFUYL sees M.I. re-emerge as Africa's No.1 Rapper.
Remember Oolar, the soulful songstress from Nigeria we wrote about not-so-long-ago? Well, she's back with this heartfelt-heartbreak song titled "Ojoro" (which translated means 'To Trick Someone').
Oolar (real name: Olamide Akinwunmi) is a soul singer and songwriter from Nigeria. Oolar's music is heavenly! It evokes PEACE and LOVE and represents something greater than just music. Oolar's music symbolizes Unity. For her, music means so much more! It is an avenue for this young Pan-African Wonder Woman to spread positive messages of love and hope through her heartwarming songs. Breathtaking in every sense of the word, Oolar's "Freedom" is transcending. Imbibed in African Soul - AfroSoul music, this culturally rich tune inspires the world to love and live in peace with one another.
When "Faya Dance" dropped in January 2017, many critics thought they'd finally figured out Adegboyega's genre and style of music. Boy, where they wrong! Adegboyega is a fluid musician entering the peak of his everlasting prime. His personality on and off the mic is 100. Recently unveiled as the Arts and Culture Ambassador for MUSIC UNITES AFRICA, Adegboyega unleashes yet another African chart-topping song titled "Félé" which when interpreted from the Ancient Yoruba language means 'Soft'. Adegboyega teams up with Mayorkun (the Pan-African music artiste currently making global waves with his most recent hit song "Mama" who's signed under Davido Music World - DMW).
Music has always been a tool to heal. To inspire and to empower. Music is a lifestyle. It is a culture of expressing one's feelings and emotions poetically in a rhythmic pattern pleasant to the ears of its listener. Music is passion! Music encapsulates life's best and worse moments in colorful sounds and visuals that simply take one's breath far-far away. Wyll Diamond's "Son Of Man" single is a perfect example of what beautiful music sounds like. Warm, reassuring and inspiring; Wyll's silky-smooth voice fused with his contemporary Afrobeat sounds make this song a classic sing-along tune for everyone.
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.
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!
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.
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.
While you were sleeping, something amazing happened! TriQ OtaBenga graced the world with a mouthwatering music project we can't seem to get enough of. In case you missed it, TriQ is a phenomenal musician from Nigeria. His 7-track EP, "While You Were Sleeping" hosts a number of smash-hit records such as the likes of; "Gbera", "Jesus Wept 2" and "Shanu Aje (feat. Papy Fire and Toby)". The Neo-Afrikan Voices and the Global Top10 Music team at MUSIC UNITES AFRICA will exclusively be reviewing each song off this urban-rap EP in the coming days as we continue to introduce TriQ to our global Pan-African audience. In the meantime, we encourage everyone reading this to listen to "While You Were Sleeping (WYWS)" EP by TriQ OtaBenga.
Atlanta based singer/songwriter, Daryl Yahudy premiers his wonderful new song, "YOU". Originally from south Florida, Daryl's new music asks the Question; "What's your 'why' to what you do?". His Message is Simple; never give up and keep moving forward! A combination of spoken word poetry and an acoustic soulful blend are but a ways to describe this artistic musician. We're extremely excited about this African-American inspiration who's music has always been refreshing as it is amazing. Look out for Daryl's...
Nigerian contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Zizzy unleashes a brilliant song filled with hope and courage. The song is titled "Get Behind Me". It's an overcomes anthem and a very catchy tune at that. This song talks about being lost in a world filled with materialism, and the courage, support and determination it takes to get back up on your feet and get going again.
Fuad is a Afro-Reggae/Pop artist from Nigeria. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos where he studied Cell Bioloby & Genetics. Formerly known as 'Cupid', Fuad's new song "Be My Lover" talks about love and its enchanting MAGIC! The song comes in two versions, the original and then the carnival version.
March 2017 has brought with it a new star that we’ve just discovered for African Hip-Hop. If you think the name Cain Avey sounds cool, wait until you hear his music. Cain Avey is an unassuming Hip-Hop artist and producer from South Africa whose creativity has shaped his talent to take a life of its own – a rare case in music. His new single sits perfectly as a beguiling tailpiece of how exciting the Hip-Hop music scene is right now, especially in Africa. Titled “Mlungu”, the song embodies what cool energy is; a feeling we suspect Cain Avey carries in his stage performances. “Mlungu” is now available for download below.
B3nchmarQ is typecast as South Africa’s most dynamic Hip-Hop duo, partly because of their prime versatility and hit-backed stage presence. That’s about to change – perhaps to something more appropriate and befitting - Africa's Best Hip-Hop Dual Export, musically and otherwise. The Metro FM Music Awards nominees just dropped their highly-anticipated first official single outside Ambitiouz Entertainment to crystallize what B3nchmarQ really is about. Titled "Wayase," the rhythm infilled song is tinged with sonorous raps from the duo and features BET's Best International Act; Ice-Prince, an equally effectual Hip-Hop artist from Nigeria.
Austin 'Tay' Iornongu Iwar (born June 9, 1997), better known as Tay Iwar, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer, songwriter, audio engineer and record producer. Raised in Lagos and Abuja, he began creating music at age fourteen. After Co-creating Bantu Collective in 2013, Tay released his debut compilation, 'Passport', in April 2014; a sleeper hit that helped Tay garner commercial standing.