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WHY YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO MR.EAZI’S LIFE IS EAZI: LAGOS TO LONDON VOL 2

eaziMr. Eazi has set a new standard for himself. The Nigerian-born artist has just released his latest mixtape dubbed ‘Life is Eazi Lagos to London Vol. 2’.

The 27-year-old from Port Harcourt continues to stun audiences with his ability to soak up the current times on the continent and create an intriguing storyline that he shares through music. Singing about love, politics and everything in between, Eazi takes it easy in this mixtape and lets his music speak for itself.

Curating the music in this latest project, Eazi collaborates with a diverse range of artists including Diplo, Nigerians Maleek Berry, Simi, and even South Africa’s most popular Gqoum duo Distruction Boyz. An eclectic sound, the project’s central theme corresponds with Eazi’s journey from Lagos to a new, wider audience in London.

Now going under the nickname “Uncle London,” Mr. Eazi has reinvented himself and introduced his audience to a more eclectic sound.

ERIC WAINAINA RECEIVES A MUSIC IN AFRICA AWARD

ericw2018Popular Kenyan artist Eric Wainaina receives an honorary award.

Legendary Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina received the 2018 Music In Africa Honorary Award at the opening of the Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) held at the Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi.

The elated singer posted the news on his Instagram page saying that receiving the award was a humbling experience.

The award by the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF), aims to recognize the outstanding contribution of notable musicians to their home country’s industry and that of Africa as a whole.

Veteran Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, received the same award last year during the ACCES visit to Senegal.

The “Daima” singer has over the years released well known thought-provoking songs  “Nchi Ya Kitu Kidogo”  has become an anthem for anti-corruption, while his first studio album “Sawa Sawa” remains one of the highest-selling solo albums in Kenya.

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ED SHEERAN TO RELEASE NEXT ALBUM IN 2020

Ed SheeranSorry, Ed Sheeran fans, the singer will be taking a sabbatical and it will be a couple of years until his next album is released.

British singer Ed Sheeran’s next album will take a few years to be released, the follow up to his 2017 album Divide maybe released in late 2020.

The “Perfect”  hitmaker is currently on the road promoting his 2017 record “Divide” and he admitted he will disappear from the public eye once the tour ends in September 2019.

“I’ve got things coming out, I don’t know if they’re albums. But I’ve got things coming out. The next ‘album album’ won’t be for a while,” said Ed Sheeran in an interview with BBC Radio 2.

Earlier this year, Ed – who similarly took a break in 2015 following his “Multiply” album revealed his fourth full-length LP could be a big departure, as he opened up on the pressure to create constant pop hits.

In October 2017, Ed revealed he took a year off from music to battle his substance issues and to get his head clear for work.

Ed, 27, certainly won’t be short of material, as his “Shape of You” co-writer Steve Mac recently confirmed the pair penned 20 tracks together in five days.

NYASHINSKI RELEASES FREE AND FINYO

Nyashinski Nov18Kenyan rapper Nyashinski early this week released two songs a year after he gave his fans a similar double dose of his amazing music.

He released the official audios for Finyo and Free. Then yesterday he went ahead to release the visuals for the song Free which is no.3 on trending videos on YouTube in Kenya with over 150,000 views.

The former Kleptomaniax rapper dropped the two solo singles to complete an impressive 10-song catalog since his industry-shaking comeback in May, 2016 with Now You Know.

In the song he addresses social ills such as fake social media lifestyles and materialism and he comes out as the undisputed lyrical masterclass that shines a huge light on his undeniable wordplay.’

Nyashinski co-wrote Finyo with Cedric “Cedo” Kadenyi who is also the brains behind the production.

His 10th single, Free, is  a feel-good medley and was produced by K Da Great and Mixed & Mastered By Ogopa DJs.

KING KANJA RELEASES MAMBO NI LEO FT BOBBY VALENTINO AND PETRA

KIng KanjaThrough his label imprint King Kanja Empire, multi–talented U.S based Kenyan artiste King Kanja has released a new single MAMBO NI LEO off his upcoming project featuring celebrated American R&B veteran Bobby V famed for hits such as “Slow down” and Top Kenyan - Seychellois rapper, songwriter and singer Petra.

In the slow- paced bumpy beat, King Kanja kicks off the Ulopa produced joint before ushering in the black and gold afro-clad Bobby V, laying his signature vocals before a hard hitting Petra wraps out in her dancehall influenced style. The outdoor-visual, captured on scenery nature backdrop, was directed by Kevin Bosco Jr during Bobby V’s maiden visit to Kenya and edited by Yahu-Edits.

Speaking on the brand new release Kanja noted, “I had an amazing time working on this project/video in my homeland Kenya with an all Kenyan cast with the exception of Bobby V. When we first spoke the first thing he said was to set up the studio. It was all a vibe. Thanks to super producer Ulopa Ngoma, we started the vibe in the studio so by the time Bobby V got there it was pure magic,” adding, “We worked with Petra to give it a strong female presence as well. I wanted to push the envelope for Kenyan music so this became a vibe that became an epic project being that Bobby V has done numerous hits "Mrs. Officer" with Lil Wayne, "Around the world" with Ludacris and working with all the top music producers from the Neptunes and Pharrell and Timbaland it was only right for us to cross the vibes.”

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RUNTOWN FT NASTY C – NO PERMISSION

RunTownNigeria’s Runtown and South Africa’s Nasty C came through with a new fire collaboration track called No permission that will have you bumping your head with every play.

Days following the release of the audio, the Soundgod released the video to his latest collaboration with these two stars.

'No Permission" sees the Nigerian artist and South African rapper trading rapid fire bars over an ominous, trap-inspired beat. It's a heavyweight-meets-heavyweight link up that's sure to get a lot of play in this last quarter of the year.

The track comes accompanied with a pink-tinted new music video, directed by Director Teekay and was shot in Johannesburg.

Nasty C recently dropped impressive freestyles on Tim Westwood as well as on the BET cypher.

This is not the first time the two have worked together, they released the banger Said about a year ago as part of Coke Studio Africa sessions.

ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES THANK YOU, NEXT

ariana grandeAmerican singer Ariana Grande delivered a sleek sendoff to her exes on the singer’s surprise new single “Thank U, Next,” which was released last weekend.

Grande opens the song by name-checking four of her high-profile boyfriends – Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Mac Miller and, most recently, Pete Davidson – providing a quick and sometimes scathing overview of each relationship.

“Thought I’d end up with Sean / But he wasn’t a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh,” Grande sings. “Even almost got married / And for Pete I’m so thankful / Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm / Cause he was an angel.”

Grande continues, “One taught me love / One taught me patience / And one taught me pain / Now I’m so amazing” before dropping the hook with a tongue-in-cheek chorus, “Thank you, next / I’m so fucking thankful for my ex.”

Grande previously teased “Thank U, Next” the song (and potentially album) on social media Saturday after first mentioning the phrase in a since-deleted tweet that took issue with Davidson using his SNL platform to poke fun of himself and their former relationship.

Thank you, next has since garnered 6.4 million views in les s than 2 days. The 25 year old singer has been riding high with songs such as Breathing, God is a woman and No tears left to cry.

BON EYE TEAMS UP WITH AVRIL ON BAD BOY

BonEye ft AvrilKenyan musician Boniface Chege aka Bon Eye and Music entrepreneur has released his first single this year ahead of the Decimator album launch on December 10th this year.

The soon to be father of two has been juggling corporate life and family life all year but took time earlier this year while in Lamu with the team to record two solo singles that will feature in the album.

The song was written by Bon Eye and features vocals by Avril tells a story of an addictive relationship between a bad boy and a slay queen. The beat was produced and mastered by co owner Eric 'MSYOX' Musyoka and is an obvious club banger.

On speaking about why Avril the rapper said " we went through a list of names but my team really had missed hearing Avril and liked Avril for the hook so we called her while still on hiatus and thought she would turn us down but she was very cool about it and came to record a few weeks later. Avril was a good choice because she was so commited to the project. When we shot the video she  even came on set with her baby because she didnt have anyone else to look after the baby. She had every right to ask us to postpone or be stubborn but she was very cool"

The video produced by award winning producer Enos Olik features beautiful images, costumes and choreography.

WIZKID’S FEVER VIDEO FEATURING TIWA SAVAGE MAKES HISTORY

Tiwa and WizkidNigerian Wizkid’s video for his song Fever featuring fellow Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage as the love interest, has recorded over one million views on YouTube, 24 hours after its release.

Nigerian media reports that this record-breaking event has made Wizkid the first Nigerian singer to have two songs gathering one million views in 24 hours.

The 28-year-old first achieved the feat in 2017 with the video for his collaboration with American singer, Drake, titled One dance, and has shattered the same record one year after with Fever.

Also upon the release of Fever on YouTube, fans were shocked to see Tiwa Savage, who made an unexpected cameo in intimate scenes with Wizkid. Speculations about the true status of their rumoured relationship began to trend on social media, building conversations that translated to YouTube views.

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GILAD AND DELA RELEASE ANOTHER COLLABO

delagiladDiplomat turned Kenyan singer Gilad & songstess Dela Maranga team up once again to bring you their new jam Fire, an upbeat and energetic song that features a new beat and sound for Gilad.

The song brings together some of the best talents we have in the country and even borrowing from our neighbours in Tanzania.

The audio was produced by Deey Classic from Tanzania, The video was directed by Enos Olik arguably among the best video directors Kenya today. Gilad and Dela were styled by Brian Babu who is also an award winning celebrity stylist.

Fire is Gilad and Dela's first release since Gilad's debut album 'ASANTE' last year and following Dela's recently released ‘PUBLIC DEMAND' album.

Last time this dynamic duo teamed up for 'NAKUAHIDI' the song won Duet of the year 2016 at the PMVA's.

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