Reggaeton singer Maluma has dropped new album ’11:11′ featuring new songs with the likes of Madonna, Ricky Martin and Ty Dolla $ign.
The 25-year-old Colombian star recently helped launch Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ era with the lead single ‘Medellin’ from her hotly-anticipated 14th studio album. Now he has released his own star-studded record, featuring catchy Reggaeton number ‘Soltera’ with the Queen of Pop, the second of three songs from the pair, with ‘B*tch I am Loca’ also set to appear on ‘Madame X’.
The record was made after the Latin Grammy-winner underwent knee surgery and was left unable to tour.
On the concept behind the album, Maluma said: “’11:11′ is a direct signal from our guides, angels and teachers to establish a moment of connection, synchronicity and awareness with ourselves, with the whole. It is a wake-up call, a door to meditate, to listen to our intuition, to look into our interior, time to stop and feel the subtle energies of the universe, it’s a call from our essence, a reminder of our true purpose on earth, it is a call to trust.”
Maluma has also reunited with Ricky on ‘No Se Me Quita’, which follows their 2016 collaboration ‘Vente Pa’ Ca’.
Whilst rapper Ty features on beat-heavy track ‘Tu Vecina’.
Maluma will head out on the ‘Maluma 11:11 World Tour’, kicking off in San Diego, California, on September 6. The run in support of his fourth studio album – the follow-up to 2018’s critically-acclaimed ‘F.A.M.E.’ – will see him perform in more than 21 cities across the globe.
’11:11′ is out now via Relentless Records/Sony Latin.
Kenya’s renowned afro-pop singer-songwriter Esther Akoth is better known as Akothee aka Madam Bos has released a new single ‘’.
The controversial performer is a creator of massive hits with some of Africa’s big-name collaborations such as ‘Give It To Me’ featuring Nigeria’s Flavour and Tanzania’s Diamond on ‘Sweet Love’. ‘Muje’ comes as Akothee’s 4th release in 2019, its predecessors being ‘Basi’, her first single this year, where she works with coast based ‘Ziky Mtanah’, also the first signing on her label Akothee Empire. She then released the legendary ohangla ‘Abebo’ that took off with massive airplay. In April 2019, the versatile Madam Boss got with Tanzania’s Linex to release a laid back blessing of a song dubbed ‘Baraka.’
Akothee on ‘Muje’ adopts a new style she describes as a love song. She has had a number of songs about love but in her latest release, it is an intimate message to a lover. The song also veers off her signature sound to now bring in a fresh feel of a laid back West African vibe, that is catching on globally.
Going minimalist on the video this time, Akothee’s new look is dashing, to say the least. The sceneries are set to simplicity, giving an up-close look into her beauty and a chance to really comprehend the lyrics. The new style however does not tone down her all majestic dance moves. She still serves a good energetic groove getting down like is her norm.
The audio was produced by talented Nigerian producer DJ Coublon and video courtesy of One Montage Films.
‘Muje’ is yet another hit type adding on to her string of musical successes. Akothee has graced numerous huge global stages just to mention, One Africa Music Fest both in Dubai and Wembley, London and Papa Remo Beach Party.
She also has her hands full with humanitarian projects, most recently reaching out to help with Kenya’s Turkana drought crisis. Her heart is full of love and music.