The track “Manya” released to the public is like no other. Released by Nigeria's Starboy Wizkid, the track has been trending on YouTube. Its visuals were directed by renowned Director Q.
If it may seem reminiscent of Fela Kuti’s sound, that is because the track was shot at Fela’s New Afrikan Shine, the track is laid on a heavy African beat with Wizkid’s classic sound.
The concept sees Starboy deliver was seems to be an epic live performance much to the audience’s delight. Backed by traditional dancers, it is difficult to deny this track is the epitome of an African celebration.
Davido who is Wizkid's music arch rival has been serving up some hot tracks over the past few months. With tracks such as FIA, If and more under his name in 2017 alone, it seems that there is no limit to Davido’s talent.
The new release out of Davido’s camp “Like Dat” offers a futuristic approach to Naija music. The video’s unique lighting gives off vibez of Mase’s collaboration with Notorious B.I.G on the track “More Money More Problems.”
The first video off of their forthcoming LP #AfrikanSauce – a continuation of the #LiveandDieinAfrika theme – Kenyan group Sauti Sol released Melanin, on Tuesday.
The LP will feature the biggest names in African music and the Kenyan group will be making a release monthly for the next 12 months.
This is not Sauti Sol’s first pan-African collaboration. They have successfully made collaborations with other African Music superstars including Yemi Alade from Nigeria, Bong star Ali Kiba and even mega-group Mi Casa from South Africa.
Sauti Sol are Known to work with various acts across the continent, their music has evolved and the collaborations have undoubtedly contributed to their growth in Africa.
Nigeria's Patoranking is known for huge hits including No Kissing Baby,his collabo with Bongo bigwig Diamond Platinumz titled Love you die took East Africa by storm. He is one of the Nigeria’s hitmakers whose music has been well received in Kenya and other African Countries, just like other artists, such collaborations have indeed contributed greatly to the growth of his music.
Melanin was written & performed by Sauti Sol & Patoranking, co-written by Nviiri Sande, and was directed by Clarence Peters.