A rundown of some of the best new music by Nigerian and Ghanaian acts including ‘Coming 2 America’ by Burna Boy & John Legend

Best New Music is our weekly roundup of fresh and hot releases you ought to listen to. It’s time to update your playlist.

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Burna Boy x John Legend x Nile Rodgers – Coming 2 America

2 times Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer, Burna Boy teams up with American singers, John Legend and Nile Rodgers to deliver this masterpiece soundtrack off the playlist of the blockbuster movie, ‘Coming 2 America’. I also found out that the song is jointly owned by Burna Boy and John Legend. Nile Rodgers is the featured artist on this jam.

 

Tekno – Waka Waka

Award-winning Nigerian singer and producer, Tekno offers us this banging tune off the playlist of the … Read the rest

As the world marks the International Women’s Day today (March 8), our Nigerian music stars have joined in celebrating women all over the world.

Waje x Don Jazzy x Niniola x Simi

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. It’s held annually on the 8th of March. In commemoration of International Women’s Day, some of our Nigerian music stars have taken to their social accounts to share some words of inspiration for the women worldwide.

Below are some inspiring posts by our Nigerian music stars in regards to celebrating the International Women’s Day;

Simi encouraging women to live fiercely and enjoy their life because they deserve it;

 

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Veteran music producer turned blogger, Samklef has made a bold claim regarding being the creator of the Afrobeats sound.

Samklef took to his social page in the early hours of the 7th of March 2021 to lay claim to being the creator of Afrobeats and also stating he is one of the reasons the music genre has gone international. The music producer declared that he should be respected while he’s alive. He tweeted;

“I’m one of the reason why afrobeats is international today. I created the sound. Respect me. I still dey alive.”

Samklef’s post has caused a stir on Twitter and different users of the app shared their opinion regarding his claim. Below are some of the reactions;

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Multi Award winning Soul Singer, Nikki Laoye has released the Live version of her hit single, None + You = Me.

Recorded Live at IconTowers Media Studios UK for the Valentine’s Night of Love Songs Virtual Concert, Nikki Laoye was beautifully accompanied by the Usual Suspects band as they delivered an unforgettable performance of the classic soul single.

Speaking about the Live Recording, Nikki shares: “It’s been over 10 years since I performed this song live at any event so I was super excited to share the live expression of this forever special song once again.
I am forever in awe of God’s unconditional love for me and 14 years after I wrote and created this song with music producer, Victor Okon, the messaage remains the same – that GOD IS MY EVERYTHING.

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One of the most anticipated movies of 2021 ‘Coming To America 2’ has been released and it has gone on to be one of the most discussed topics on the Internet within the last 24 hours. Interestingly, Burna Boy’s name has also been thrown into the conversation due to his part in the official theme song for ‘Coming To America 2’.

Nigerian Grammy-nominated singer, Burna Boy alongside American R&B megastar, John Legend and Nile Rodgers recorded the theme song for ‘Coming To America 2’. This is can be seen not just as a personal win for Burna Boy but Nigeria and Africa at large. Also fellow compatriot, Davido performed live in the movie.

Coming 2 America 2

Burna Boy x John Legend x Nile Rodgers

This feat by Burna boy has further proven that afrobeats is making a major statement in the world of music and this in turn has made Burna Read the rest

Best New Afrobeats Artists of the Month (February)

Some of our favourite rising acts in Afrobeats music, featuring Gyakie, Blaq Diamond, Loti, and more.

Every month we round up the best new Afrobeats Artists from our Weekly AfroNext discovery email newsletter. You can keep up with our favourite Afrobeats discoveries on the AfroNext playlists on Apple, Spotify, and Audiomack.


Gyakie

It has been a while since a Ghanaian songstress took over mainstream charts in Nigeria. In comes Gyakie, the daughter of legendary Ghanaian highlife musician, Nana Acheampong. Gyakie, who is still a student at the Kwame Nkrumah University, started her music career off listening to beats produced by her Nigerian university mate, Sosa.

Since her official single in 2019, Gyakie has worked with Ghanaian artistes such as Bisa Kdei, and Joojo Addison. In August 2020, she released a five-track EP titled, Seed. On Forever, the lead single from the … Read the rest

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If you are working in the art or graphics business, the de-facto software for vector based image editing and creation is Adobe Illustrator. 4. The Metropolitan Museum, New York. This North American art gallery has a colossal collection of about 2 million artworks and is considered the largest in its genre. picplzthumbs The collection includes but is not limited to, classical antiquity & ancient Egyptian art; sculptures of European masters; American (“Portrait of George Washington” by Gilbert & works of Winslow Homer, George Caleb Bingham, & John Singer); modern art; African; Asian (Chinese calligraphy and painting including Nepalese and Tibetan works); Oceanic (Australian Aboriginal Rock Paintings); Byzantine & Islamic (miniature painting from Iran & Mughal India); & Greek & Roman … Read the rest

Berri Comes Through With Debut Single – Fire

Nigeria’s foremost emerging music sensation and Big Brother Records artiste – Berri (real name Agada Blessed) stokes up the ember as he kick-starts his foray into the Nigerian Music space with his debut single “FIRE”, a proper Afro-Pop number.

Produced by the prodigiously talented Dir. X, the mid-tempo tune sees Berri make a bold statement that he’s here to stay and nobody can kill the “Fire” within him to make great music that will last a lifetime.

Berri poured his whole heart out on this inaugural track, connecting and creating a dope musical chemistry with Dir. X, out of the music kitchen and it’s safe to say the kid is next to take over.

At just 16 years, Berri’s debut is coming at a time when young artistes in Nigeria are becoming a great force to reckon with and as he joins … Read the rest

Jackson Pollock, a great American painter of the 20th century, established a distinct way of painting that produced a major impact on the world of art. Oldfield, A., & Flower, C. (Eds.). (2008). Music Therapy with Children and their Families. London: Jessica Kingsley. The artist used the side of the pencil tip to apply tone broadly and quickly. She worked quickly and loosely, producing a sense of the whole animal rather than a detailed drawing. She concerned herself with the large shapes. She used the point of the pencil to emphasize some parts. All her lines are gentle and curving. She also incorporated the rough texture of the paper surface. There are white parts remaining (even in the toned areas) that keep the drawing light, fresh, and sparkling. Aasgard, T. (2001). An ecology of love: Aspects of music therapy in the pediatric oncology environment. Journal of Palliative Care, 17(3), 177-181. … Read the rest

Georgia ‘Keeffe or Georgia Totto ‘Keeffe was an American painter, who revolutionized the concept of modern abstract art. Such a thesis is virtually impossible to prove, but he does offer two pieces of evidence to back up his assertion. The first uses data from the 1993 General Sociology Survey, conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The 1,500 respondents were asked to rate 18 genres of music on a scale of 1 (strongly dislike) to 5 (strongly like). Their verbal intelligence was measured by a test in which they selected a synonym for a word out of five candidates. Verbal intelligence is known to be highly correlated with general intelligence,” Kanazawa writes. He found that net of age, race, sex, education, family income, religion, current and past marital status and number of children, more intelligent Americans are more likely to prefer instrumental music such as … Read the rest