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Water No Get Enemy
Fela Kuti
Water No Get Enemy

Soulful Afrobeat vibes from the mid-70s.

Born in 1938 to a prominent Nigerian family, Fela quickly immersed himself in music, and was able to travel to London to study it at The Trinity College. Following this he began to work as a trumpeter and bandleader, and by the late 60s he stood out as one of west Africa’s most innovative and energetic musicians. His career saw him release dozens of Jazz, Highlife and Afrobeat records, right up until the 1990s before his death in 1997. Throughout his life he also gained a reputation as a political activist, pushing for an end to imperialist oppression across Africa, and greater human rights for its citizens.

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New Video: 2Baba – African Queen Remix

One of my favourite throwbacks, 2Baba aka 2Face has released a remix version of his hit song, “African Queen” which was  originally released 12 years ago..!

“African Queen” remix is a special “Annie-versary” video to celebrate his wife Annie Idibia who featured in the original, as they celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary today.

The video which was shot in South Africa, features exclusive clips from their Dubai wedding in 2013 and is also one of the official soundtracks for AY’s forthcoming movie – 10 Days in Suncity,

“African Queen” will always be a classic and I’m sure it is going to be a massive track at many weddings this summer.

Watch, share and enjoy “African Queen Remix”

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Video Premiere: Wizkid x Drake – Come Closer

Wizkid has finally dropped the highly anticipated visuals to his latest hit song, “Come Closer” featuring Drake.

Already climbing the digital charts worldwide and gaining over a million streams on digital platforms such as; Apple Music and Spotify since its release last week, “Come Closer” looks set to be a massive single this year.

The visuals were directed by Daps who creates a clean and fresh vibe which shows Wizkid owning the video whilst being surrounded by some beautiful African queens.

Watch, share and enjoy “Come Closer”

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New Video: Fuse ODG x Tiwa Savage - Diary

Founder of the TINA​ movement (This is New Africa)​ – Fuse ODG has joined forces with Nigeria’s hottest female export, Tiwa Savage​ (recently signed to Roc Nation​), to deliver the flirtatious new single “Diary”. 

​Flying the flag high for Ghana​ and Nigeria, t​he visuals premiered on MTV Base Africa​, and is the perfect synergy between the two artists.

The catchy song “Diary” is produced by Killbeats​ and is one of many exciting projects coming from Fuse ODG this year. Between building a school, launching an African dolls range for kids and a clothing line, Fuse ODG is definitely smashing through his goals for 2017!

“Diary” is one for your summer playlist. 

Watch, share and enjoy “Diary”.

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