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AWARD-WINNING ARTIST DAVIDO IS NOW THE MOST VIEWED NIGERIAN ARTIST ON YOUTUBE

davido2019After securing the video for “Fall,” which has just under 140 million streams on YouTube, as the most viewed Nigerian music video on the platform, the artist has set another record, becoming most viewed Nigerian artist on the platform across all of his uploads.

The artist has surpassed 500 million views, across several videos including ‘Fall’, ‘If’, ‘Fia’, ‘Assurance’ and more.  The artist celebrated the feat on Twitter after the news was shared by the Twitter page Chart Data Nigeria.

Last year, ‘Fall’ beat out Yemi Alade’s hit song ‘Johnny’ to become the first Nigerian music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube. Earlier this month as reported by The Sauce, Alade became the first female Nigerian singer to reach a million subscribers.

“It’s a great time for Africa, it’s a great time for African music,” Davido told OkayAfrica in an interview last month. “The whole culture as a whole. Growing up it wasn’t cool to be from Africa, but now everyone wants to be involved in the culture.”

The 26-year-old hitmaker whose real name is David Adedeji Adeleke just released the visuals to his new track featuring American music superstar Chris Brown dubbed ‘Blow My Mind’. The song has over 1.5 million views on YouTube since its release on Tuesday, July 30th 2019.

THREE UPLIFTING TRACKS TO LISTEN TO THIS WEEK

AlaineA new week calls for a new perspective. A renewed mind and a new point of view could be just what the doctor ordered to give you motivation to see yourself through the week.

Here are three releases that are guaranteed to lift your spirit and encourage you in all times.

1.Alaine – Boast Inna God

Lover’s Rock turned Gospel act Alaine is back with a new release. The simple video concept and neon outfits cannot take away from the serious message Alaine sings about. The Jamaican songstress impresses as she hits all the high notes in a new style of praise, which celebrates dancehall sound. After releasing ‘Shado Mado’ her sophomore collaboration with Kenya’s very own Willy Paul, this track is more consistent with the Scripture-based tracks fans can expect from Alaine Laughton. The track is centered on t 1 Corinthians 1:31 verse which states, ” Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

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MMOJA BY NAIBOI FT BEN POL

Naiboi ft Ben Pol MmojaRenowned Kenyan musician Naiboi has released a new song ‘Mmoja’ featuring Tanzanian artiste Ben Pol.

The two musicians also gel perfectly creating a smooth flow of verses. A newbie, who has never listened to the two, would think that they have been singing together for a long while.

Days after the song was released it has created a buzz online, and is doing relatively well on YouTube. So far, ‘Mmoja’ is trending and has managed over 80,000 views on YouTube.

Shortly after releasing the song, Naiboi took to social media to urge his fans to watch, and share the video. “Kijana ya Naiboi ajulikanae kama Nairobi is back ..ooops my bad! Any ways Tuanzeni sasa! #Mmoja.

The song has been produced by Rixx and Cedo and is backed by amazing guitar beats from Isaac Mugunda.

The video directed by Kevin Bosco is top notch and has clear, smooth transition making it a must watch.

As reported in April 2019, Naiboi released the video to his collaboration ‘Somaga’ with

JAH CURE RELEASES ‘PRETTY FACE’ VISUALS OFF UPCOMING ALBUM ‘ROYAL SOLDIER’

Jah Cure Pretty FaceJah Cure’s “Royal Soldier” album is a sound for the ages, and ‘Pretty Face’ is a snapshot into what Cure hope to offer his fans.

Incorporating new trends in Rhythm and Blues, and borrowing from the classic Reggae roots sound, the album has something for everyone. The release ‘Pretty Face’ follows Cure’s quest for love as he serenades a young woman with his beautiful raspy voice. Hitting the high notes, Cure impresses with meaningful lyricism and simple yet captivating beating on the 2019 track.

In the tune’s hook Cure sings: “Every time I see your pretty face,You have me sounding crazy out of space, Take my heart and move it to a place, Put my mind in a happy space…”

The new wave RnB reggae fusion is a sure winner for those nights in with a loved one, or a  breezy weekend road trip. The VP Records production is part of the new ‘Royal Soldier’ which has taken over two years to complete is a true masterpiece which boasts of 14 tracks.

Some of these songs include ‘Royal Soldier’, ‘Telephone Love’, ‘Magic’ ft Tory Lanez, ‘Marijuana’ ft Damian Marley, ‘Risk It All’  ft Phyllisia Ross, ‘Street Kings’, and ‘Life Is Real’ ft Popcaan.

RAPPER EVE IS BACK WITH NEW SINGLE ‘RELOAD’ FT KONSHENS

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Kenyan media personality and soon to be mother of one Tanasha Donna Oketch is back with another banger titled ‘Nah Easy’.

After weeks of teasing, Tanasha released ‘Nah Easy’, her second single off her upcoming debut EP ‘Donnatella’ following her official debut in the music industry.

In ‘Nah Easy’ it’s clear the 24-year-old did not come to play. Tanasha is giving major boss vibes with ‘bodyguards’ around her, smoking cigars and that look that says she means business. In her lyrics, she says she doesn’t care about anyone’s opinions and calls out her haters saying “Tell these streets I’m coming steady, they are trying to block my blessings it’s so depressing”.

In a recent Instagram post, the radio presenter reveals that it was not easy shooting the video while she was almost six months pregnant. Following concerns by fans that she is smoking while pregnant, Tanasha clarifies that she was not inhaling the cigar smoke in the video as it was all for show and that her baby boy is perfectly healthy.

The girlfriend to Bongo star Diamond Platnumz goes on to brand herself the female Tarzan in the song with danceable beats. “Call me the queen of the jungle, I’m the female Tarzan”, says Tanasha.

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TIMMY T-DAT RELEASES ACHIKA

achika'Kasayole' hitmaker Timmy Tdat has released his latest single, 'Achika' off his upcoming EP titled, Bonke.

The new release 'Achika' is a song about all the things you have overcome in life but keeps following you.

According to a press release by Anyiko PR, Timmy Tdat had this to say about the song, " Achika is all about your past catching up with you and you had already let it go. It keeps coming back despite doing everything to forget it."

'Achika' was produced by Vicky Pon Dis and the video was shot by a Tanzanian Video director, Msafiri for Kwetu studios.

"Vicky is a talented and free-spirited person. I feel like he is underrated. He has done a few of my songs and I respect his work," said Timmy Tdat.

The dreadlocked hitmaker had this to say about choosing a Tanzanian director and shooting in Tanzania, " I wanted a different feel for this video and I feel like, Msafiri has delivered. "

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KENYAN HITMAKER ARROW BWOY HAS RELEASED HIS LATEST SINGLE, 'NGETA' OFF HIS UPCOMING ALBUM, 'HATUA'.

ngeta arrow bwoyNgeta is a song for a boy professing his undying love for a girl. The song has since garnered over 140,000 views on YouTube since its release.

Arrow Bwoy who is known for hits like 'Digi Digi', 'Dodo' and  'Jango Love' had this to say about the song, "It is all about telling the girl in my life how much I adore her and how she makes me feel literally. She needs to know I can't not tell her."

The song was produced by the talented Vicky Pon Dis and Mix and Mastered by Musyoka. The video was directed by Deska Torres.

Hatua is Arrow Bwoy's upcoming album. The 12-track album is set for release on August 30th 2019,

Hatua is Swahili that translates to strides or steps. He talks about the different strides he has taken in his career and what it has cost him to get there. From his beginnings as a meat seller at City Market to his debut as Arrow Bwoy.

THREE KENYAN BANGERS TO DANCE TO THIS WEEKEND

kjones19These past few weeks have seen various Kenyan artists having released new jams to their fans listening pleasure. From Khaligraph Jones to the steaming hot ‘Figa’ remix by Ethic ft Jamaica’s Konshens.

Khaligraph Jones – Leave Me Alone

Kenyan award-winning rapper Khaligraph Jones released his anticipated new jam titled ‘Leave Me Alone’ on Wednesday (26.06.19) after a trip to the US and the birth of his daughter with his girlfriend Georgina Muteti.

In the video that was shot in Dallas and Houston in the US, the self-proclaimed OG tells people to leave him alone if they don’t have any plans and they can’t keep up with him. The lyrics are simple yet hard-hitting and the beat will make you want to bust a move. ‘Leave Me Alone’ has garnered over 230,000 views in 2 days.

Otile Brown – Lucy ft Arrowbwoy and Masauti

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KIDESIGN BY EDDIE BUTITA FT KING KAKA AND DJ SHITI

butshPopular Kenyan comedian Eddie Butita has collaborated with King Kaka and DJ Shiti for a new release ‘Kidesign’.

The Magix Enga production sees comedian Eddie Butita as a big shot entertainer living it up in the club. Giving the ultimate club scene vibes, the video is high quality and the audio brings the best of Butita.

A hidden talent in the music industry, Butita enters unchartered waters with this release ‘Kidesign’ but with the help of veteran rapper King Kaka and Instagram comedian DJ Shiti, the track sounds great.

Although it is obvious the track does not really speak of much but the jam is perfect for a night out with friends and one of Nairobi’s hotspots.

Born and raised in Kariobangi, Kasarani constituency, Butita is predominantly known for his work as a comedian. He has appeared on The Churchill Show, The Trend and has gone on tour in Kenyan varsity campuses to promote his brand of comedy as an entertainer. The new track is an evolution for the funny-man who could soon cross-over to the music industry as a fulltime performer.

DJ SPACE RELEASES DANCEHALL TUNE FT MAYONDE AND ELVIS WHO

Mayonde GotTop Kenyan disc jockey turned producer DJ Space has released a new single ‘Turn Up’ featuring two of Kenya’s fastest growing stars, sultry songstress Mayonde, and the talented crooner Elvis Who.

DJ Space is set to release his debut titled ‘No Expiration Date’ on the 20th of October 2019 and before that, he will be releasing a string of hot bangers featuring several African music acts.

‘Turn Up’ is the lead single off the upcoming album and it is a catchy party-tune blends genres of dancehall and R&B, with Mayonde lending her sweet vocals as Elvis drops the lower register of his voice before taking it a notch higher with the perfect ragga chant.

‘Turn Up’ music video produced by Trued Pictures is hip, fun and irresistibly set to take music fans across Africa straight to the dance floor.

According to a press release by Anyiko PR, ahead of the release, DJ Space spoke about the project saying, “I have loved Mayonde and Elvis Who’s music for a long time. My new project will feature a lot of seasoned high profile acts that I’ve worked with for a long time. However, I feel that Mayonde and Elvis collabo is a perfect way for me to introduce to the world real and exciting new talent.”

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