Best New Music: Burna Boy – Tekno – Oladips – Kwamz – Niniola

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.

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


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

International Women's Day: Nigerian Music Stars Celebrate With Women Worldwide

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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See Top Reactions To Samklef’s Claim That He Created Afrobeats

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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Nikki Laoye releases the live recording for hit single, "None + You = Me" (Live in UK)

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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See Top Reactions To Burna Boy's Feature in 'Coming To America 2'

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)

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

Berri Comes Through With Debut Single 'Fire'

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

Effect And Ethos Of Music In Greek And Roman Authors

American Abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline was born on May 23rd 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. A photographic series by Parisian photo journalist Aida Tawil documenting the color of Mozambique with its colonial history and current laid-back pace. As a photojournalist, Ms. Tawil travels to distant places, speaks the local languages, and documents daily challenges. Presented are three series of images: Crossing the Zambezi, Pangane, and Ilha de Moçambique. The focus of the first series is the Zambezi River, which runs 3,540 Km and empties into the Indian Ocean. The second series documents the fishermen village of Pangane, a remote village at the Northern edge of the country on the Indian Ocean. Ilha de Moçambique, the old capital, is the subject of the third series of photographs. Global DanceFest JourneysAFRICA is proud to host the first U.S. exhibit by Aida Tawil, a visual journey complimenting the dance performers from Maputo, Mozambique, … Read the rest

Music Therapy With Ethnic Music For Dementia Patients

In the not-so-recent past, when someone wanted to buy art, they had to walk into a gallery in a major city. M., Ruth. (2010). Randomised controlled trial: Listening to music gives some quality-of-life benefit to older people in a small 4-week trial from Hong Kong. Evidence-Based Nursing, 66, 2677-2687. June 10-14; July 8-12; July 29-Aug. 2. Grades: Rising PK-8. Science and art naturally overlap. Both are means of investigation. Both involve ideas, theories and hypotheses that are tested in places where mind and hand come together, the lab and the studio. Artists, just like scientists study many different things such as, materials, people, culture and history and then learn to transform this information into something else. $165. 803-726-6413. 854 Galway Lane. Always fascinated with the “peculiar light of the veiled sun” of his native Belgium, Bekaert captures it in his paintings, transforming his subjects, investing them with significance far beyond … Read the rest

Spirituality Has Long Been Erased From Art History. Here’s Why It’s Having A Resurgence Today

Figurative art, alternatively known as figurativism, is a style in art forms -predominantly in paintings and sculptures. Réalités Nouvelles 5ème Salon. Exh. cat. Paris: Palais des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, 1950. Washburn Gallery, New York. Arshile Gorky, In Memory. 2 – 28 November 1978. Catalogue with reprinted texts by André Breton and Willem de Kooning. Kordovan, S., Preissler, P., Kamphausen, A., Bokemeyer, C., & Oechsle, K. (2016). Prospective study on music therapy in terminally ill cancer patients during specialized inpatient palliative care. Journal of palliative medicine, 19(4), 394-399. Bakagiannis, S., & Tarrant, M. (2006). Can music bring people together? Effects of shared musical preference on intergroup bias in adolescence. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 47(2), 129-136. In the 19th century, one of the key ways that new compositions became known to the public was by the sales of sheet music , which middle class amateur music lovers would perform … Read the rest