Song of the Day: Kumasi – Br3nya

After taking a year off to hone her sound, heading to Ghana for the first time in 10 years to collaborate with producers and artists on the ground, BR3NYA returns to reclaim her crown as a UK Rap Queen and drops her latest single,’Kumsai’ which features her trademark witty, sassy wordplay with production from MADEINPARRIS paying homage to one of her favourite cities in Ghana

Speaking on the single, Br3nya said:“Kumasi represents a metaphorical journey of my recent life experiences and the journey of rediscovering myself, my confidence, my truth and most importantly my heritage. It celebrates the fun essence and vibrancy of Ghana shedding light on underrepresented parts of the country which are just as full of life. It shows the duality of my identity being born and raised in west London but never losing sight of my true inner ‘Innit innit girl’. Kumasi being the pit stop between Accra and my hometown holds a very special spot in every trip I take back home; I can’t skip it and all it’s beauty-sometimes I pass through there to visit and build memories with family and more recently to celebrate the life of loved ones who have passed over, but each time is special.”

The British/Ghanaian rapper bewitched listeners as a ‘One To Watch’ in 2020 with a lyrical ability and confident, clever delivery that drew co-signs from the likes of Stormzy, Headie One, Ms Banks, and Ivorian Doll, playlists at BBC Radio 1, Capital Xtra, BBC 1Xtra and support from The Guardian, British Vogue, The Face, NOISEY, CRACK, The Fader, Complex UK, CLASH and NME.

Have a listen to ‘Kumasi’ below…

Song of the Day: Shoot Your Shot – Mbrown

Following on from his preceding hit ‘Island Love’, MBROWN slams down other fresh release titled ‘Shoot Your Shot’.

Injecting his signature soulful flair into this Sparbz produced instrumental, Mbrown continues to showcase his own unique sound with his latest offering. Armed with an infectious hook and endearing lyrics, Mbrown delivers ‘Shoot Your Shot’ as the perfect contender for any summer collection.

South East London native Mbrown was raised in a cultured Nigerian household, where he experienced an inspirational upbringing among a family of talented musicians, performers, producers and vocal coaches who encouraged him to perform in church and school. From a young age, he was exposed to music from artists such as Usher and Donell Jones all the way to Wande Coal and D’Banj.

Combining and experimenting with a plethora of different musical elements and genres, Mbrown’s innate music elegance is showcased with every release. His other musical influences include Chris Brown, Amerie, Drake, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and D’Angelo, and coins his unique sound ‘Afro-soul’ – a fusion of Afrobeats and R&B.

Notably, Mbrown’s previous single ‘Island Love’ has racked up over 80k streams to date, as well as an impressive 40k+ views on GRM Daily’s YouTube channel for the official music video, too. With plans to release an EP before the end of 2022, it’s safe to say Mbrown is gearing up for the most fruitful year of his career yet…Have a listen to ‘Shoot Your Shot’ below…

BeKreative Returns With New Track, ‘Pan Mi (On Me)’

BEKREATIVE continues his run of releases with summer ready joint ‘Pan Mi (On Me)’.

The American artist/producer promises to dish out a string of singles throughout the year, covering an assortment of genres – anything from rock, pop fusions and country music.

He certainly didn’t disappoint with his latest release as he produces a tropical fusion of reggae and Afrobeats, which evoke the feeling of disappearing on a holiday to one of the caribbean islands.

Keep your eyes peeled on this guy as he has a lot more coming your way…but for now, have a listen to ‘Pan Mi (On Me)’

Leïti Sène Drops Brand New Experimental EP, ‘AP00€AL1P$¡ PT.1’

Flexing his passion for innovation and collaboration,Barcelona rapper and acclaimed actor LEÏTI SÈNE joins forces with a multitude of global producers on the record, with brand new EP, ‘AP00€AL1P$¡’ an embodiment of Leïti’s expansive creative network and his melting pot of eclectic influences. An artist who has garnered global attention with his heady fusion of rap, trap, pop and hip-hop – performed in Catalan, Spanish and English and informed by his Senegalese roots, ‘AP00€AL1P$¡’ shows a new side to Leïti as he infuses each record with his experimental take on Afrobeats.

The seven-track project features recent singles ‘BITCOIN’ , the release marked a shift towards a more personal narrative for Leiti – with the video announcing his pregnancy with revered stylist Sita Abellan (Kim Kardashian, J Balvin) and ‘5:05 PM’ a collab with the Argentine rapper and global sensation Trueno.

A multifaceted talent, Leïti is also an established actor, best known for his role in the international Netflix series Elite, and a sought after style tastemaker (Napapjiri x NTS, Nike and more).

Check out Leïti’s latest EP below…

Song of the Day: All Night – Falz

Fusing lounge and jazz elements, Nigerian award-winning musician and actor, FALZ’s single ‘All Night’ is a deep percussive house leaning track, with characteristics of Amapiano and a far cry from his usual uptempo cheeky rap sound.

The seductive single is taken Falz’s latest project ‘BAHD’ which demonstrates exactly why the Nigerian superstar is one of the most sought-after artists in Nigeria. From the smooth notes of ‘All Night’ — a track showcasing effortless lyricism across a flawlessly produced beat offering sleek piano keys and moody percussion — to the more up-beat, percussive-leaning ‘Gentleman’. ‘Beautiful Sunflower’ a melodic track featuring Award Winning Musician, Tiwa Savage and jazz infused offering ‘Woman’, featuring Lagos-based duo The Cavemen — Falz serves up twelve beautiful songs, all wonderfully unique in their own way. BAHD further demonstrates Falz’s distinctive style of music.

Falz enters into a completely new dimension with this project, experimenting with rather uncharacteristic sounds.
Falz has established himself as one of Nigeria’s top entertainers through his incredible work as a singer, rapper and actor accompanied with his four award- winning solo albums. He is well decorated with various awards and accolades, some of which include BET Award (2016 Best New International Act), Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (2016 Best Actor in a Comedy) , The Headies (2019 Best Rap Single), Headies 2019 (Album of the Year), The Headies 2021 (Best Rap Single).

Why not watch the official video for ‘All Night’ below…