Oxlade – DKT

Here’s this week’s roundup of best new songs released on the Afrobeats scene.

Follow NotJustOk’s specially curated playlist on Spotify – Afrobeats Hits.

Oxlade – DKT (Dis Kind Thing)

Since his debut project OXYGENE dropped, young Afro Fusion act Oxlade has positioned himself as one of the most soulful acts operating today. “DKT,” his new record, reiterates that notion, a fluid love record which airs between wistfulness and romance.

Ice Prince ft. Tekno – Make Up Your Mind

Many are quick to discredit Ice Prince’s music in recent times but the iconic rapper has been making some of his best records. “Make Up Your Mind” features familiar synths and an emotive performance from Tekno, whose input leads out Ice Prince’s, bossy as ever with bars about a woman’s indecision.

3rty – Ice Cream

He describes his sound as “herbal music” and … Read the rest

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans, is thrilled to release her new single “Never Lost” today, worldwide at all digital outlets. The timely and inspirational song is the debut single from Winans’ upcoming, highly-anticipated live worship album, her first non-holiday release since 2017.

Also premiering today, is Winans’ stunning Calvin Nowell & Travis Flynn directed lyric video for “Never Lost,” which was filmed at Rocketown in Nashville, TN. Winans says,

The message of this song is so powerful. With so much going on in the world, the prayer for ‘Never Lost’ is to encourage and remind us that God is undefeated! Let’s continue to trust in Him like never before!

Cece Winans cover for Never lost

Featuring commanding lyrics such as “You Can Do All Things But Fail/Cause You’ve Never Lost A Battle/No You’ve Never Lost A Battle/And I Know/I Know/You Never Will,” “Never … Read the rest

Following the release of CELIA the album, Tiwa Savage has revealed that before the fame and glam, she has once lived in a shelter in the U.S.

This revelation was made during her surprise party held by friends to celebrate her with the release of her album, CELIA.

Reminiscing on the past before her life as the Tiwa Savage we now know, the Koroba singer went from simply narrating to downright emotional as she thanked her friends, Elohor, whom she said is always there to pick her up. She said;

“I think I was 22 and we were in New York, … I was living in.. kinda like a shelter, a lot of people didn’t know this. It was a shelter for women, they had like drug abusers… I just graduated from school. You know as an international; student, you can’t work, so I couldn’t;t work but I was doing … Read the rest

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The 21st Ghana music awards complete winners list

 

This year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), held this past weekend in Accra, Ghana at the Accra International Conference Centre. The event is aimed at celebrating Ghana’s steep culture, vivacious music, and iconic artistes.

The 21st edition of the annual awards show was scheduled to be climaxed with a three-day music celebration, from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2020. 30 awards in total were presented.

Find below the complete list of nominees for each category and their respective winners below:

Lifetime Achievement Award – George Darko

Traditional Artist of The Year Tesa (Winner)

Record of the Year

• Aka Kee Moko by Trigmatic
• Blema Tesaa by Perez Muzik
• Bolgatanga by Okyeame Kwame (Winner)
• Oh Me by Lamisi
• Sanbra by Akwaboah
• Woezor by Worlasi
• Dzigbordi by Lord Paper

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Str8buttah founder Teck-Zilla shares new song ‘Victory’

Hip Hop has enjoyed a great year in Nigeria thus far with many rappers and producers releasing great works –whether song, EP or album.

The veteran producer Teck-Zilla has been on a solid run too. The Str8buttah convener in 2019 collaborated extensively with iLLBliss (IllyZilla) while engaged in some personal projects. This year, he’s stretched his reach even further, working with young cats like Vader The Wildcard and Samvsthekids.

His latest song, “Victory,” is an international effort which pools top lyrical talent from Nigeria (Phlow), United States of America (Shhabbaam Sahdeeq and Phoenyx) and Canada (Eternia).

Teckzilla Victory

Iconic Hip Hop producer Teck-Zilla

Speaking to Teck-Zilla, he said of the record: “The track is about Victory from different perspectives. Each emcee came at it from their own viewpoints. Shhabbaam Sahdeeq spoke about a situation where Read the rest

Budding Afro pop musician Crayon

Recently Notjustok interviewed Afro Pop artist Crayon over a phone call, a cold Lagos day. What follows is a compression of that conversation. 

2019. Barely a week after the release of his debut project Cray Cray, Crayon was performing in Port Harcourt and the reception to his songs awed the youngster. “People were going crazy for ‘So Fine’ and ‘Gock am’,” Crayon recalls excitedly in a WhatsApp voice note. “I was over the moon and the energy was so infectious. It was spiritual and I loved it.”

The music of Crayon is very communal. It’s the sound of people roaring an upbeat chorus or moving to the similarly paced beat. When the artist in 2019 signed to Don Jazzy’s record imprint which has housed Afro Pop icons like Tiwa Savage and Dr. Sid, it sparked celebration within the Lagos … Read the rest

Robert Motherwell was a young American ‘Abstract Expressionist’ painter, printer, collage maker, and author. Rosenberg, Harold. The Anxious Object: Art Today and Its Audience (includes artist’s statements). New York: Horizon Press, 1964. Music can also be used to teach basic scientific principles. The physics of sound are very relevant to children who play instruments. Music lessons can be a great way to discuss the science of sound waves, sympathetic, and harmonic vibrations. Playing an instrument is also a very physical activity. Drums, for example, involve a lot of large-scale movements and incorporate both the arms and legs. Children who play percussive instruments, such as drums, will have the opportunity to learn about the muscles in the arms and legs and how they become stronger the more they are used. Other instruments, such as guitar, involve smaller-scale movements. These instruments are an excellent way to teach children about the anatomy of … Read the rest

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Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. The Site is available to users 18 years and older, who are residents of the United States and who have not been suspended or removed by Artspace for any reason. You represent that you are a resident of the United States of America and that you are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. In consideration of your use of the Site, during registration and at all times you voluntarily enter information into your account, you agree to give truthful, accurate, current and complete information about yourself. We reserve the right to revoke your account, refuse service, remove or edit content it its sole discretion for any reason at any time including as a result of … Read the rest