rolling Afropop / Afrobeats / Afrodance 2019

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Let’s get started right away in this new year!

Once again, we set ourselves the impossible task of keeping track of all the good pop and dance music to come out of all of (sub-Saharan) Africa.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:24 (ten months ago) link

For reference:

Last year’s thread: rolling afropop / afrobeats 2018

Some related artist-specific threads that are currently active:

Wizkid (aka Starboy)

Burna Boy – OUTSIDE (2018)

Sun-El Musician - Africa to the World - also for Simmy (do check out her album!)

Aya Nakamura, Naza and the new french urban scene - for that Eurafrican vibe

(...and check out our f/k/a-World-Music colleagues at
Rolling Global Outernational Non-West Non-English (Some Exceptions) 2019 Thread Once Known as World Music
)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:26 (ten months ago) link

Yes, there is a Spotify playlist that will be very regularly updated:

ILM rolling Afropop / Afrobeats / Afrodance 2019

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:27 (ten months ago) link

NAIJA:

Something old - here’s to, hopefully, another Year of Wizkid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCVOi03QZXM

DJ Tunez ft. Reekado Banks & Wizkid • Turn Up

Something new - because 2018 was also the Year of Burna:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0l_BY6axlE

Burna Boy x Zlatan • Killin’ Dem

(Burna put this up on SoundCloud as a freebie for his fans ahead of his big Xmas concert in Lagos. Not clear if there will be an official release)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:27 (ten months ago) link

Zlatan (Ibile), who’s on that Burna track, is hot and happening right now.

His current dance smash, “Zanku (LegWork)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpQF7GbC5wg

(no official video, but there’s plenty of dance tutorials and stuff for/with it)

He’s on this big pop hit too:

Chinko Ekun ft. Lil Kesh & Zlatan • Able God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvSyIqZSzHw

And also on this afroblisstastic track, produced by Young John, who’s back after a bit of a hiatus:

Prodit ft. Zlatan • Rora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpNJ1OzV7Zg

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:41 (ten months ago) link

Two dance tracks from Ghana:

Eddie Khae ft. Medikal & RmvMnt • Speak In Tongues (SIT): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhJIg261AFY

(Eddie Khae had a hit last year with “Do The Dance”)

Patapaa ft. Article Wan • One Leg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIdi9IzQnQ

(Patapaa was featured on last year’s “Akwaaba” and is the man behind 2017’s the riotous “One Corner”, a true phenomenon, and one of the biggest tracks never to have been posted on this thread)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:46 (ten months ago) link

Tanzania:

Rayvanny ft. Diamond Platnumz • Mwanza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8eUTOYrkDM

A pleasure, as always.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:49 (ten months ago) link

And three from South Africa:

I like this: Pap’zo ft. Nuna • Teka (Afro House Mix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW3dkgV_WB0

Big in SA: Manqonqo ft. Dason & Saviour Gee • Eyadini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wc3hf7Zmrk

Big across the continent: King Monada • Malwedhe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hoUCH0BOq4

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 19:41 (ten months ago) link

*mandatory check in*

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 3 January 2019 10:07 (ten months ago) link

I took the liberty of starting the new thread right away - hope you don’t mind!

breastcrawl, Thursday, 3 January 2019 12:04 (ten months ago) link

Not at all! Good work!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 3 January 2019 12:36 (ten months ago) link

Noted on the obituary thread that I had no idea Geoffrey Oryema died in I think June 2018.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 3 January 2019 12:38 (ten months ago) link

Duly noted, and RIP. Probably more relevant to the Global Outernational thread linked above.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 3 January 2019 13:27 (ten months ago) link

that Killin' Dem track is fantastic

rob, Thursday, 3 January 2019 16:18 (ten months ago) link

Expecting nothing but great things this year. Teni has released a slow soulful song, if you listen intently to her voice you can almost understand Yoruba.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVQbyIEK_jQ

Less meditative, Patoranking - Everyday has some energy and clear Sauti-Sol-vibes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HabnZEf4DFY

A big song that wasn't posted last year: Naaa Mean (Nadia Nakai and Cassper Nyovest). Completely obnoxious and completely addictive.

Nabozo, Friday, 4 January 2019 11:18 (ten months ago) link

Teni has released a slow soulful song, if you listen intently to her voice you can almost understand Yoruba.

Actually funny you say that cause this is one of the few Yoruba songs I have trouble immediately understanding.

Always forget how many dialects there are and how subtle differences throw you off if you're not hearing/speaking daily.

tsrobodo, Friday, 4 January 2019 21:06 (ten months ago) link

that Killin' Dem track is fantastic


It has now been officially released! I added it to the playlist.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 5 January 2019 02:39 (ten months ago) link

https://uproxx.com/selection/ph-city-vibration/

Marko Orlic votes for a Burna Boy track in the Uproxx poll

curmudgeon, Friday, 11 January 2019 05:43 (ten months ago) link

xps

The new Lil Kesh is another reminder that yes, there are language barriers and sometimes a lot goes over (many/most of) our heads because of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22BRl_SqXro

Lil Kesh feat. Olamide • Logo Benz

It’s controversial, to say the least: https://filterfree.ng/features/logo-benz-nigeria-needs-more-artists-to-tell-her-diverse-stories/

Outrage or not, my favourite moment is when the beat drops out just as Kesh starts delving “pata pat-pata” into the chorus and his voice sounds just like percussion.

(That elastic beat is courtesy of Rexxie btw, who also did “Zanku (LegWork)” and “Able God” posted above.)

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 January 2019 07:48 (ten months ago) link

On a much more innocent tip, from Cameroon: I love this track from Tata’s No Holidays EP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThlCVcsj2qE

Tata feat. Reniss • Ambiance

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 January 2019 07:50 (ten months ago) link

the link to that Logo Benz article is dead and afaict there's no article on that site about it--what's the controversy?

rob, Friday, 11 January 2019 16:42 (ten months ago) link

Here's a link to another article about it:
https://punchng.com/olamide-continues-romance-with-controversies-on-logo-benz/

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:06 (ten months ago) link

lol I'm afraid this remains more or less over my head, but thank you

rob, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:13 (ten months ago) link

Yeah, Nigerian controversies seem to follow their own set of rules, lol.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 11 January 2019 19:35 (ten months ago) link

Basically witchcraft or juju in this case "blood money" operates at such an elevated level of taboo in Nigeria that its unwise to satirise it in ways that aren't immediately obvious.

tsrobodo, Monday, 14 January 2019 22:41 (nine months ago) link

That was the impression I got too: it hit a raw nerve.

This article looks at it from the satire angle as well. It zooms in on the moral outrage and is firmly in the condemnation camp:
https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/music/olamide-lil-kesh-slammed-over-logo-benz/qjdf0x1

The “could the song have been satire?” section starts somewhere halfway. Olamide’s defense, however, (it’s at the end) is more or less “we’re just reporting from the ground”. The FilterFree article I posted above took a similar stance. As the lede said: “Nigeria needs more artists to tell her diverse stories”. I wonder if that level-headed approach (at least, that’s how it appears to me from here) is the reason it was removed from the site?

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 09:09 (nine months ago) link

That a couple of songs "probably created the infamy of entitlement toward a woman’s body which our society now suffers from in rape and sexual harassment" seems like a bold statement. But then what do I know.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:21 (nine months ago) link

I'm guessing the whole pop artist as cultural anti-hero thing never really caught on in Nigeria. Iirc this was something we discussed in relation to Fela a while back.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:32 (nine months ago) link

Yes, even though this seems to be a bigger transgression than most, what strikes me every time there is a similar controversy (mostly around internet fraud or drugs or other “vices”) is the uneasy relationship the music press seems to have with “street music” (and I guess street culture in general).

That same FilterFree website now features a long-winded article (possibly by the same writer who wrote the removed piece) about the Zanku dance craze. Informative and quite sympathetic, but also very much from the vantage point of an outsider looking in, making it kind of awkward:
https://filterfree.ng/features/zanku-origins-and-its-relationship-with-other-things/

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:08 (nine months ago) link

On that note, Zlatan’s “Zanku (LegWork)” now does have a fun official video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tupb4xV-15w

And, since the phrase “ijo ope” was mentioned in that piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oCA4fQNA2k

Rahman Jago ft Zlatan, Chinko Ekun & Junior Boy • Ijo Ope

(So many great bangers in this vein. It’s the continuation of shaku shaku that’s NOT taking its cues from gqom.)

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:16 (nine months ago) link

Sometimes it's also the problem of the privileged class taking the traditional sphere as artistic subject, with the usual risk of caricature, projections, unwelcome commentary etc. I'm just talking in general here, I haven't followed the controversy.

Nabozo, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:19 (nine months ago) link

I'm just reminded of the controversy around the film Inxeba (which I haven't seen; translated as The Wound, 2017), that deals with Xhosa rites of passage, homosexuality etc. It struck a nerve too.

Nabozo, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:21 (nine months ago) link

I'm guessing the whole pop artist as cultural anti-hero thing never really caught on in Nigeria.

No “Popcaan”s, “Masicka”s or “Bounty Killer”s in Naija music, as far as I can tell, no.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:29 (nine months ago) link

Sometimes it's also the problem of the privileged class taking the traditional sphere as artistic subject, with the usual risk of caricature, projections, unwelcome commentary etc. I'm just talking in general here, I haven't followed the controversy.

That is definitely a thing, but in this case it’s the privileged class/mainstream taking issue with the artistic expression of the underprivileged. (Curious about that movie though!)

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:56 (nine months ago) link

Maybe I'm about to embarrass myself here, but I cannot figure out why you included Popcaan in that list.

rob, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 21:00 (nine months ago) link

Just that in dancehall (not just there obviously) the stage names of artists quite often refer to crime and violence.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:06 (nine months ago) link

I got that, I just wasn’t aware Popcaan refers to those things

rob, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:35 (nine months ago) link

Like does it mean something other than popcorn?

rob, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:36 (nine months ago) link

Oh dear... I just always assumed it was patois for (a) “pop gun”, so I guess you’re not the one embarrassing yourself here!

I did just now find this on Urban Dictionary (I know) though:

Popcaan is the Jamaican Patois spelling for the English word Popcorn. Popcaan means that you pop a corn caan, in other words Popcaan really means you pop or fire gunshots or bullets. A Caan is the Jamaican Patois word for corn, caan another word for bullet or shots.

“I use my brand new gun to popcaan or fire bullets when i am in danger.”


https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Popcaan

So maybe we can split the difference (please)?

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:19 (nine months ago) link

Ha that’s interesting! Popcorn is definitely a weird nickname so I could see that definition being true

rob, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 02:42 (nine months ago) link

Okay, people. So which songs have you been voting for this time around? I'll enter my ballot soon but thought I'd probe for some minimal consensus first.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:39 (nine months ago) link

I will probably compile my ballot at the very last minute (Friday night), like always.

Sure shots are “Soco”, “Fake Love”, “Akwaaba”, “Banomoya” (and “Club Controller” too, probably), “Logba Logba”, and either “Gbona” or “On The Low”, or maybe both.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:04 (nine months ago) link

No Ye?

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:08 (nine months ago) link

I was asking myself that very same question. Still haven’t made my mind up about “Ye” - I think I prefer the other two, but...

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:15 (nine months ago) link

(and thanks for reminding me of Ne-Yo. Queuing up “Miss Independent” now!)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:19 (nine months ago) link

"ubala" and "on the low" are definitely on my ballot as well as the sun-el musician, mlindo, and busiswa albums

ufo, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:19 (nine months ago) link

Not the Simmy album? Will probably my number one.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:32 (nine months ago) link

it's definitely in contention but i'm not sure if it'll make my ballot, this year's been too good

ufo, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:37 (nine months ago) link

I think I entered something like 8 African pop songs. I also left out Ye. Two each for Wizzie, Burna and Kaybee, one each for Nini and Teni. Also two danceall songs, including a late exchange of Juggernaut for Stay So. I was surprised that no one nominated Black Hypocrisy.

Nabozo, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 14:13 (nine months ago) link

I should have nominated the whole Spice album/mixtape. Def one of the stronger releases of 2019.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 14:18 (nine months ago) link

They were amazing, quite frankly. As good as you'd expect. Started loud, but were clearly hustling for the first 2-3 songs before bringing out the big guns. Total devastation

frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:45 (one month ago) link

Maybe we could do a mini-poll. Get everyone to nominate 3-5 songs each ITT and then poll em in a separate thread?

frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:46 (one month ago) link

That could work, I think.

“Dumebi” will doubtlessly score big in any poll format, but here’s Another Banger for yall’s consideration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JrxV6Me604
Rema • Lady

(from his brand new EP, which sounds very good on first listen)

breastcrawl, Friday, 4 October 2019 12:28 (one month ago) link

New Reekado is another beauty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rLSi6m2Ll4
Reekado Banks • Rora

It’s produced by (Along came...) Tuzi, one of my favourite up and coming Naija producers, simultaneously old-school inspired and a little freaky. He’s got one monster hit under his belt already (Skiibii’s “Sensima”), but I also love this non-hit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vW-y6QYt3w
TeeQ Bello • Happy People

breastcrawl, Sunday, 6 October 2019 14:36 (one month ago) link

More beauty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3etaIUzTe1o
Buju ft. Zlatan • Spiritual

(This spellbinding song screams for an equally hypnotizing video. Don’t know what’s keeping them)

breastcrawl, Sunday, 6 October 2019 14:44 (one month ago) link

Loving the new Rema. Lady is the best track but it's all good. He has really found his own style.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:09 (one month ago) link

digging this ep by kabza de small & dj maphorisa almost as much as its cover lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_5q-MiHF9I

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 11 October 2019 07:30 (one month ago) link

i could be wrong since i still don't follow this stuff anywhere near as much as i'd like to but it seems like pretty much anything dj maphorisa touches is gold lately

ufo, Friday, 11 October 2019 08:12 (one month ago) link

Well, make that Kabza. It’s good to see him gettting top billing this time, in a reversal of Scorpion Kings. It’s his sound, not Maphorisa’s.

My favourite track on this is “Nana Thula” with Njelic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBh-oPXY03k

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 October 2019 10:34 (one month ago) link

Also, wow at this:
Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa ft. Corry Da Groove & Howard • Tears

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 October 2019 10:36 (one month ago) link

Amapiano and Larry Heard, one step removed.

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 October 2019 10:38 (one month ago) link

And in another overlap with the Sun-El thread, uptempo Samthing sounds great too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1eIvbA_DvE
Muzi ft. Samthing Soweto • Mncane

(from Muzi’s new album Zeno)

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 October 2019 10:39 (one month ago) link

Mo’ amapiano:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpD50mJlS_w
Semi Tee ft. Miano & Kammu Dee • Labantwana Ama Uber

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 October 2019 16:13 (one month ago) link

Some gqom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9bGITkIHmM
Sho Madjozi • John Cena

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 October 2019 16:16 (one month ago) link

And yes, I will keep stanning for anything TNS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP8FLR4mnxU
Tipcee ft. TNS • Ematarven

Tipcee doing it live.

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 October 2019 16:18 (one month ago) link

And since it’s South African Friday: Prince Kaybee’s new Crossover Music EP (Kabza’s title is better lol) is damn good. Stellar SA house.

“Ndimlo” with Nhlanhla Nciza
is the song that’s being pushed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYUGwU888r4

“Monasi” with Indlovukazi might be my favourite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCHjqx_zHcc

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 October 2019 16:51 (one month ago) link

Crossover Music is sounding really nice. calling it an EP seems kinda odd though when it's 45 minutes and 8 tracks (counting the Ndimlo edit as a bonus track)

ufo, Saturday, 12 October 2019 03:21 (one month ago) link

Listening to Yemi Alade Woman of Steel album. Sounds good on first listen, not sure if I hear anything great yet. Need to listen some more

curmudgeon, Sunday, 13 October 2019 20:16 (four weeks ago) link

Did you manage to identify a standout track, curmudgeon? I found the Yemi album very underwhelming myself and I never returned to it. Should I?

breastcrawl, Monday, 14 October 2019 19:53 (four weeks ago) link

However, I’ve been really enjoying Lady Donli’s album Enjoy Your Life. The two EPs she released prior to this were Alté/Nigerian alternative R&B (D-40 included the first one, by far the best of the two, in his best of 2010s list), but this album is 15 (short) tracks of retro afrobeat (nu afrobeat?). “Corner” (ft. VanJess & The Cavemen) is my jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w6iFVQZ70E

The title track is a standout as well. “Cash” is the only track with an official video (the Corner one is fan-made): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ipvwmNh0F8

breastcrawl, Monday, 14 October 2019 19:56 (four weeks ago) link

xps to ufo

ufo, even Scorpion Kings - 12 tracks, 76 minutes - is marketed as an EP (check the artwork). Like “mixtape” before it this term seems to be losing all distinctive meaning vis-à-vis “album” (in the SA context at least).

breastcrawl, Monday, 14 October 2019 20:01 (four weeks ago) link

Another strong and short but sweet track: “Agbani” by sometime Lady Donli collaborator Bella Alubo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhzajBCMdPw

There is a remix with Zlatan that has it charms as well. Her Re-Bella EP that came out last December is good.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:34 (four weeks ago) link

Still no video for “Spiritual”, but I checked back on Buju’s previous output, he dropped about ten songs in the past two years. Quality stuff. Loving this one a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GgJzcGBocY
Buju • Energy

breastcrawl, Thursday, 17 October 2019 09:31 (three weeks ago) link

killer haul breastcrawl! Will be digging into that Prince Kaybee. 'Mncane' is gorgeous.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 18 October 2019 16:17 (three weeks ago) link

A lot more fun and captivating than his previous one with Chris Brown:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9H3iinXZv0
Davido ft. Popcaan • Risky

(a SperoachBeatz production)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 21:37 (two weeks ago) link

Not hearing any great cut on latest Yemi Alade btw

curmudgeon, Thursday, 24 October 2019 15:10 (two weeks ago) link

sweet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L74D8r1YlxE

CKAY - WAY FT. DJ LAMBO

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 08:04 (two weeks ago) link

they keep pulling the maphorisa songs off youtube so apologies if this one was already posted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wguSRJ4ju18

TallArseTee Ft Kabza De Small x Dj Maphorisa - Gibela

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 08:38 (two weeks ago) link

i know amaarae has been posted before but her solo song is something else ... instant year end lister?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai0RgtrRGSY

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 09:03 (two weeks ago) link

*new solo song

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 09:04 (two weeks ago) link

Rema is incredible

Musaique, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, he is damn good!

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:50 (one week ago) link

And yes, that Amaarae track is wonderful!

The CKay is nice, although I’m not sure the Beethoven riff really adds anything to it.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:51 (one week ago) link

TallArseTee is an amapiano legend for “Bamb’ikhanda” alone. The EP
“Gibela” is from is not on Spotify yet, but this amazing track is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v92N4TuUHPY
TallArseTee x Mark Khoza ft. Kwela Tebza, Entity Musiq & Bontle Smith • Nine/9

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:52 (one week ago) link

btw, D-40, how do you rate the Lady Donli album?

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:54 (one week ago) link

Labantwana Ama Uber ('kids of the uber') is everywhere in South Africa, such an addictive song. Akulaleki is maybe the biggest hit that cuts across the population. Amapiano gets played at ridiculous volumes in Braam.

Nabozo, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 14:14 (one week ago) link

The full-length “Labantwana Ama Uber” is upthread, but here’s a fun live performance on SA TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahET6AVE6v8

For Samthing & Sha Sha’s “Akulaleki” (and lots more in that vein)
check the Sun-El and sundry thread.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 19:07 (one week ago) link

More Mzansi magic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ripp4yHBdw
Cuebur ft. DJ Maphorisa & ShaSha • Tamba

(the amount of awesome music coming out of South Africa is overwhelming, almost literally)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 23:41 (one week ago) link

btw, D-40, how do you rate the Lady Donli album?

― breastcrawl, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:54 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

definitely into it, want to spend more time though before i weigh in

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 31 October 2019 07:25 (one week ago) link

cool

breastcrawl, Thursday, 31 October 2019 08:21 (one week ago) link

She just got a big feature in fader btw

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 31 October 2019 17:51 (one week ago) link

https://www.thefader.com/2019/10/31/lady-donli-enjoy-your-life-interview

Interesting, and it’s by Joey Akan.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 31 October 2019 18:31 (one week ago) link

Niniola back with Sarz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCxEvJR5Dng
Niniola • Omo Rapala

breastcrawl, Friday, 1 November 2019 06:10 (one week ago) link

Lusophone Afro House - this time from Mozambique, not Angola:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyQp9MXwEFg
DJ Cisne ft. Os do Momento • Feiticeiro

breastcrawl, Friday, 1 November 2019 06:53 (one week ago) link

I've had Omo Rapala on repeat this morning. Niniola is unstoppable. You could argue that someone like Tiwa is the better artist, but Niniola is the one that somehow manages to hit my sweet spot every single time. Boda Sodiq has kept growing on me ever since it first dropped.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 1 November 2019 11:21 (one week ago) link

Sha Sha/ShaSha’s Blossom EP is fantastic. I’m plugging it over on the Sun-El thread because it fits better there, but this track is a great companion piece to the Niniola:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPJ_rhv0uuw
Sha Sha • Water

breastcrawl, Saturday, 2 November 2019 20:53 (one week ago) link

Spent more time finally w the lady donli and I really do love it. She has great musical range. I feel like I need to do my homework on her influences

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:31 (one week ago) link

This is lovely:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRZBuz5dAM0
Supta ft. Indlovukazi & Prince Kaybee • Tsa Tsa

breastcrawl, Sunday, 3 November 2019 21:29 (one week ago) link

(plus it kicks ass)

breastcrawl, Sunday, 3 November 2019 21:30 (one week ago) link

This year’s Naija pop distilled into one song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9A0fQu28Gk
Mayorkun • Up To Something

breastcrawl, Sunday, 3 November 2019 22:26 (one week ago) link


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