C BOY Releases New Single ‘Off Di Light’ Alongside Impeccable Fashion Short

London based Nu-African artist C BOY drops off his brand new single ‘Off Di Light’, alongside short fashion film celebrating the true essence of black beauty through sound, movement and art.

C BOY’s passion for the arts and fashion tug at the heartstrings of Nu Africa in this new single. Premiered by Wonderland ‘Off Di Light’ is a smooth, indulgent track giving nods towards contemporary afro-swing but truly in a class of its own. The track and fashion short alike celebrate the beauty of black culture with C BOY opening the film with “Black is beautiful”. Black is forever”. It is truly a work of perfection while also paying homage to the world’s universal language and the art cemented into his roots, music.

With the short fashion film in collaboration with creative content agency THRDS who specialise in weaving digital content and subcultures together, the imagery is glossy, hypnotic and polished giving us a look at the scene through auburn-tinted lenses. The spellbinding film is a stunning execution of black beauty and Nu-Africa and an excellent representation of C BOY ’s musical trajectory.

Alongside his musical feats and interest in the arts, C BOY also runs his own independent brand TWALE Records which puts an emphasis on celebrating Nu-Africa. Twale Records pays tribute to its origins and hones-in on the beauty of life through fashion, music and movement while completely encapsulating creativity.

“In a time where their world was being turned upside down, music has served as an escape and form of communication/expression for early black communities. The ability of music to act as a binding factor provides all cultures with a strong sense of connectivity.”C BOY, Twale Records

This is a truly outstanding first release from C BOY and with a strong and solid team around him, an incredible eye for art and sound as well as unshakeable drive to create a life for his family – we can only dream of what’s to come next.

Check out the video for ‘Off Di Light’ below…

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Song of the Day: More – Benny Bizzie

BENNY BIZZIE teams up with UK producer Cee Figures (Afro B, Tion Wayne, Chip) for the summer charged R&B/Afrobeat track entitled ‘More’, the second release from his forthcoming EP.

The UK R&B singer has previously collaborated with the likes of Ghetts and Wretch 32. Bizzie also received airplay from DJ Ace (BBC 1xtra), Ras Kwame and Charlie Sloth. He was also nominated for the UMA awards and featured on the SBTV top ten artists alongside Ed Sheeran and Jessie Ware.

‘More’ follows Bizzie’s debut single ‘Emotions’, which reached over 100k views on YouTube with the singer’s fanbase growing rapidly across all platforms.

Check out the smooth joint below…

Rapper A1 Freestyles Over AfroB’s Banger, ‘Joanna’

He started the week on a banging high on the blog with his cover of CalBoy’s hit, ‘Envy Me’, stealing the Song of the Day hotspot along the way…

Now A1 is back, aiming the end the week on the high, with a brand new freestyle of AfroB’s tropical/Afrobeat joint, ‘Joanna’.

Go on, check him out below…more freestyles on the way from this New Yorker…

 

Song of the Day: Cooked Food – Vicky Sola

BBC 1Xtra and Capital Xtra supported Brixton Afrofusion singer/songwriter, VICKY SOLA is one to watch this year! She kick starts her 2019 with the exciting new music video for her latest single ‘Cooked Food’, taken from her long awaited and highly anticipated debut EP, which is set for release later this year.

Written by VICKY SOLA, and produced by Delirious, who has previously worked with Tinie Tempah, Lady Leshurr, Stylo G, Mista Silva, among others, ‘Cooked Food’ is an infectious R&B/Pop slanted offering, with unmistakable Afrobeats sensibilities, which is backed by lush piano arrangements and bass heavy drums, and held together nicely by Vicky’s captivating vocal and lyrical performance.

For the ‘Cooked Food’ video, VICKY SOLA took things back to her hometown in Brixton, with the help of burgeoning video director Marika Godwin (Nolay, Trillary Banks, Runtown). Filmed around the vibrant Brixton market, with choreography directed by Patience J (WSTRN, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Emeli Sande), the outcome is a fierce and colourful visual offering that not only brings the record further to life, but also showcases Vicky’s infectious personality and performance prowess.

Check it out below:

New Track: Properly – Nizzy

Serving as the lead single for his forthcoming sophomore EP, which is due for release this summer, ‘Properly’ comes off the back of NIZZY’s last single ‘Rice & Peas’ and his critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Dreamin’ In Colour’.

The SynX-produced track, displays infectiously soothing Afrobeats, with hazy influences of Dancehall and R&B.

NIZZY‘s smooth naija-fused sound has already caught the attention from the likes of  BBC 1Xtra, Red Bull Music, Capital Xtra, MTV Base, GRM Daily, Link Up TV, The Beat London, GRM Daily, Link Up TV and Earmilk, among others.

Check out the lush video for ‘Properly’ below, directed by Q (Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy):