New Track: No Crime – Nonso Amadi

Enriched with a myriad of R&B and Afrobeats influences NONSO AMADI continues to expand his horizon with the release of the sensual ‘No Crime.’

From the tantalising hooks to his soulful and smooth vocal delivery, the track is a stripped back ode to love. Showering his love and affection he shows that there is ‘no crime’ when it comes to matters of the heart. The audio has already gained over 200k streams on Spotify alone and over 1/2 million streams collectively. Contributing to his growing fan base that has led him to gain over 40,000+ followers on all his social media platforms and over 10 million audio streams off Spotify and Apple.

Proving to be a fan favourite he has garnered international attention and allowed him to collaborate with industry heavyweights such as Banky W, Maleek Berry and Juls within the first year of his professional career. The Nigerian born, Canadian based recording artist, songwriter and producer has released a string of singles including ‘Tonight’, ‘Radio’ and ‘Aika’, and he has gone onto perform his sold out co-headline show at O2, Islington, London in July 2017 as well as his sold out headline show at Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos.

Watch the video for ‘No Crime’ below:

 

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Song of the Day: Duro Dada – Bimbi Philips

Closing in on half a million YouTube views, the video for ‘Duro Dada’ from BIMBI PHILIPS is his latest to gain an exceptional response seeing the African sensation build a closely watched and exciting profile in the music scene.

Taken from his ‘Go Getta’ Afrobeats musical film series, the track is part of an eight-track EP soundtrack and is already his most streamed release to date, with an instant addition to the Afro Bashment playlist at Spotify. With the video directed by Luke Biggins (Stefflon Don, Skepta, MO Music, Chip) and shot in the beautiful town of Johannesburg, it shines a unique light on African fashion, focussing on urban African prints and designs, following the trail of the Black Panther movie and capturing the deeply rooted musical essence of the track itself.

Beautifully melodic and caramel tones from Bimbi lead the skippy Afrobeats number. The laidback party anthem packed full of dance, feel-good vibes and sweet musings for a loved one holds all of the essence for dancefloors and the airwaves.

Here’s your moment to check out the explosive visuals below:

Premiere: Ogogoro (video) – DeanKelly

After sweeping the airwaves from radio stations across the globe with track ‘Ogogoro’, DeanKelly unveiled some fire visuals for the Afrobeats/R&B banger. Named after a Nigerian alcoholic drink, ‘Ogogoro’ is the latest single from his EP, ‘The MissTape’ – click HERE to listen.

The NinjaFilmWorks-directed production features the newcomer – who is often dubbed as Chris Brown of Afrobeats – with male companions, admiring and making the most of the female company, making them go all Ogogoro!

‘Ogogoro’ peaked at number six on North Manchester FM’s International Music Chart in the UK and received heavy airplay in three continents on stations including: CCGTop40 radio (New York), ABN radio (London), Unique Radio (London) and WinFM (Nigeria). The fiery track continues to gain momentum as it currently sits at number two on Ujima Radio’s chart show in the UK.

‘The MissTape’ EP earned DeanKelly a spot on Made In Nigeria festival, with previous single Senorita and also gained support from the likes of The Hype Machine, 1stDayFresh, Vents Magazine and Niji Magazine.

Check out the video below:

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Song of the Day: No Way – Hudson East

Fresh off his two releases of the year (Give Me Loving & Better Things – featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC), HUDSON EAST makes a return into the blog’s hotspot with banger ‘No Way’. Produced by Hazard (Krept & Konan, Geko) This tropical track is going to be lighting up the clubs this summer – and will brighten up your day.

‘No Way’ is available for streaming on Spotify & Apple Music. Check out the video below on GRM Daily.

EP Review: The MissTape – DeanKelly

I don’t usually don’t do reviews on Mondays, but I had to drop this set entitled ‘The MissTape’, coming all the way from Nigeria through newcomer, DEANKELLY.

In a nutshell, ‘The MissTape’ is a love note where the singer/songwriter and producer declare his love for a special lady he had an eye on for a while, desperately hoping that she responds favourably to his declaration.

From the get-go, the EP presents infectious and vivacious hooks, that’s inspired by his Nigerian heritage, with a subtle backdrop which (to me) gives off a R&B pop vibe, taking influence from his idol, Chris Brown.

DEANKELLY strategically uses a smooth and seductive rhythms of the Motherland to achieve   that across the broad appeal.

Check out the EP and my songs recommendations below:

Must Listen: Parole, MonaLisa, Gbam!