Song of the Day: Confusion – M.anifest

award-winning Ghanaian rap veteran and UNICEF ambassador M.ANIFEST‘s latest single, ‘Confusion’ is rich in musicality from the very start. The lush guitar licks and percussion drums are the central elements of the alluring sonic bed of hip-hop and afrobeats which blends seamlessly together.

‘Confusion’ is driven by M.anifest’s captivating wordplay, assured cadence, and infectious melodic rap flow, as he weaves an enthralling tale about the beautiful chaos of living in a modern African city like his hometown Accra. According to M.anifest, “such is the paradox of life in our cities, that there is always a constant tension between the feeling of ‘hurry hurry’ and ‘ok wait’”.

A rap music veteran of over a decade, with six acclaimed projects spanning that time, countless awards over his career and over three million fans on social media, M.anifest is one of the most revered figures in the African music scene. Described as the foremost rapper on the continent by The Guardian UK, with further acclaim from BBC, CNN and Revolt, his musical reach extends beyond Africa, with collaborations that range from Damon Albarn and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea, to Erykah Badu and Tigga Da Author, to Kojey Radical and Burna Boy.

Have a listen to ‘Confusion’, produced by MOBO Award nominated artist and producer JULS (GoldLink, Kojey Radical, Pa Salieu, Ms. Banks)…

GoldKay Starts The ‘Party’ With Latest Afroswing Single

London based British Ghanaian artist GOLDKAY rolls up at the right time to keep the summer mood going, with brand new single, ‘Party’.

Fusing elements of afrobeats, R&B and dancehall together to deliver an infectious number, ‘Party’ comes on the back of the success of GoldKay’s latest single ‘Like That’, which has already amassed over 100,000 streams in just a few months.

Before emerging as a solo artist and bursting onto the UK afrobeats landscape with his infectious afroswing, R&B and dancehall fusion sound, highlighted by his breakout track ‘Bluffin’, GoldKay started out in music as a member of the acclaimed British choir group Gospel Singers Incognito, where he was able to hone his craft, amassing over 30 millions views on YouTube, with performances at the BBC, Channel 4, Bestival, Sky One and ITV, while also working with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Dappy (N-Dubz), Westllife and Crazy Cousinz.

It’s time to get into the party mode and click play on the slamming smooth joint, created in collaboration with burgeoning Accra-based production duo Ugly x Tough.

RVDICAL THE KID LINKS UP WITH AMAARAE FOR NEW SINGLE ‘NASA’, ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE EP ‘LITTLE PLANET’

With over two million streams under his belt, critical acclaim and support from the likes of Pigeons & Planes, FACT Magazine, Soulection, Indieshuffle, BandCamp and The Native Magazine, as well as recent production credits for rising stars such as Amaarae, Tems, Maesu, and Nonso Amadi, Beninois-Ghanaian producer, DJ and artist RVDICAL THE KID has unveiled his long-awaited Carte Blanche follow-up and highly anticipated sophomore project titled Little Planet.

To be released via Platoon this Friday (14th August), Rvdical’s Little Planet EP is backed by his new single ‘Nasa’, which features Ghanaian songstress and producer AMAARAE, who has been having a breakthrough year of her own, with recent support from Apple Music, The FADER, NPR and Hypebeast, among others. ‘Nasa’ marks the fourth joint effort from the two frequent collaborators Rvdical and Amaarae, who have been working together since 2017.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Nasa’, Rvdical The Kid says: “It is a fun record I made with nothing particular in mind other than the pursuit of the exhilarating feeling of creating. The process of creating the record almost felt like an acid trip, flowing through synths, drums and foley that carefully landed me on a very ethereal and spacey and beat. My love for contrast and juxtaposition informed the almost obnoxious pitch screwed bass that drives the entire record”.

Have a listen below…

 

Song of the Day: The One – Efya (ft. Tiwa Savage)

Ghanaian soulstress EFYA calls upon renowned artist Tiwa Savage to create a beautifully, elegant masterpiece, taking shape of her second release of the year, ‘The One’. The sun-soaked single finds Efya at her effortlessly, enchanting best, teaming up with producer Blaq Jerzee for a romance tinged single.

Efya has never been one to stay in her lane; a singer, actress and humanitarian, she strives always to be the best version of herself whilst helping others. Blending soul, kwaito, afrobeats, pop and r&b, she often collaborates with other artists from different countries such as Mr Eazi and Wizkid.

Since bursting onto the music scene with her powerful songs, she has won seven Ghana Music Awards, two City People Awards, a Best Female nomination at the 2014 MTV African Music Awards and an Artist Of The Decade nomination at the 2018 VGMAs. Sarkodie, another of Ghana’s leading lights, loves her, as does Diplo, whose Major Lazer jammed onstage with the star at Accra’s Sandbox in 2019.

Check out the lyric video for ‘The One’ below…

Song of the Day: Belinda – Moh (ft. Mr Eazi)

Featuring one of Africa’s finest Mr Eazi, MOH’s debut single,‘Belinda’, leans to the soft, smooth and romantic side of Afrobeats, both artists proclaim their love for ‘Belinda’.

With a chilled-out beat produced by Lexyz that has a percussive drum pattern softly cantering through the heart of it, ‘Belinda’ sees MOH and Mr Eazi soulfully dance across the record creating a modern-day love song.

Although a new artist for 2020, MOH has been changing the Ghanaian soundscape with his refreshing sound, establishing himself as a cultural icon, both within the UK and Africa. With a unique style and being a Ghanaian of Middle Eastern and British decent, he combines musical influences from his myriad of colourful cultures into his music. Having started writing and performing music whilst in secondary school, MOH went on to record music and partner with other top artists from Ghana to continue perfecting his initial sound.

Following his completion of higher education and achieving a BSC in construction technology and management, music is now taking the stand for the rising star. Making a long-awaited debut in the Afrobeats scene, Moh gives us fresh new track ‘Belinda’.

Check it out below…