East London Songstress Teeah Teams Up With Awarding-Winning Rapper Sarkodie For ‘Zengeh’

Exactly a year after her surprise soulful Afro-Jazz debut single ‘Save Me’, which caused a stir in the UK Afrobeats landscape, East London singer/songwriter TEEAH is back with her brand new single titled ‘Zengeh’, featuring the recently crowned 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards ‘Best International Flow’ winner Sarkodie.

The soulful Afro-fusion track sees TEEAH in her sultry element, highlighted by her captivating vocal performance and sweltering lyrics, while Sarkodie is consummate as ever, delivering one of his best guest appearances of the year.

Born in London of Bajan and Southern African heritage, TEEAH began singing at the age of ten, before going on to perform backing vocals for Hugh Masekela, Amy Winehouse, Mel B, Fred Hammond and Misha Paris, among others, performing at Love Box Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Channel 4, and X Factor UK. Over the years, she put her music career on hold for a more behind-the-scenes role in events and PR, but fast-forward to 2019, and TEEAH is now ready to share her exciting talent and music with the world…

‘Zengeh’ follows the release of the critically acclaimed house track ‘So Good’ and the neo-soul slow burner ‘Space & Time’ earlier this year and is taken from her untitled debut EP, which is due for release early next year. For her forthcoming project, TEEAH has worked with producer and longtime collaborator Delirious (Tinie Tempah, Lady Leshurr, and Stylo G).

Go get the first taste of the EP; check out ‘Zengeh’ right here…

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: Pretty Little Thing – Will.i.am (ft. FT LADY LESHURR, MS BANKS & LIONESS)

LADY LESHURR, LIONESS and MS. BANKS team up with Black Eyed Peas frontman WILL.I.AM for the fiery, empowering anthem ‘Pretty Little Thing’ that is set to be a soundtrack for young queens throughout the world.

Dripping with confidence, sauce and female pride, ‘Pretty Little Thing’ captures everything that it is to be an independent lady in 2019, from self-love, integrity and fashion to a fiesty go-getter attitude, and the track couldn’t be presented by three more fitting women.

With strong, bold imagery that is set off by bountiful, deep orange highlights to open the video, the whistling melody and catchy, self-vocalled hook, sit upon a deep rumbling bassline making for the snappiest of joints courtesy of WILL.I.AM and producer DJ Ammo. Colours stand as a strong message throughout the video, representing both the individuality of each emcee, and women worldwide, and their solidarity as a group, as hues of orange and pink dominate the storyline, whilst powerful lyricism and performances deliver an empowered and genuine message.

First to step up to the mic is LIONESS who wastes no time in claiming the number as an unapologetic UK offering and delivers her articulate, lyrical verse with sheer tenacity and a knock out performance to camera. Sliding in to grab the mic for verse two is ‘Snack’ barrer MS BANKS who spits her mantra to always remain unashamedly unique, followed by the Birmingham rap queen LADY LESHURR who brings her impeccable lyrical skill, genuine attitude and raw honesty to wrap up proceedings.

Framed with edits and snapshots that make the video feel like it’s straight from a fashion contact sheet, ‘Pretty Little Thing’ is the perfect collaboration of music and fashion brought together by the PrettyLittleThing fashion retailer themselves.

So here’s your chance to check out the video for ‘Pretty Little Thing’ below…

New Music Video: We Know – Safone (ft. Mayhem)

After taking a brief hiatus from the scene SAFONE returns with a huge Swifta Beat production featuring Mayhem. Rude Kid made ‘We Know’ his Tune of the Week on his Kiss Grime show and the video dropped via GRM Daily picking up well over 150k views.

Best known for his hit single ‘She Wants a Man From Brum’, that quickly gained him notoriety Saf has gone on to perform shows all over the world including Wireless Festival in London and SXSW in Texas, plus sold out headline shows in Birmingham and Aiya Napa.

SAFONE began carving out a career in music at the tender age of 15 as an original member of Birmingham’s Stay Fresh crew and has worked with the likes of Preditah, Frisco, Jammer and supported Lady Leshurr, Bugsy Malone, Skepta, Jaykae and Mist on stage. As a regular on radio stations worldwide and a growing online fanbase of nearly 100k, Saf is one of the biggest names in British grime and shows no signs of slowing down.

New Music Video: SNM – Icey Stanley (ft. Ironik)

Adding to the lineage of talent emerging from the Midlands, Coventry native ICEY STANLEY  join forces with Ironik in his latest single ‘SNM’. Having previously worked together on Ironik’s album ‘Truth Be Told’ the pair bring a new dimension to their sound by delving into smooth R&B influences where the tantalising melodic flow compliments sleek piano loops that echo throughout the track.

Establishing his roots within Coventry’s Hip Hop scene, ICEY STANLEY garnered initial attention via his local music community. His recognition began to spiral as he was seen supporting UK artists including JME, Fuse ODG, Meridian Dan, Big Narstie, Lady Leshurr and Devlin whilst his electric performances and aptitude at stage delivery awarded him with the opportunities to play shows in Africa, Europe and America including sets at The Global Youth Conference in Carolina and Loveworld Music Festival in Nigeria, exposing his musical prowess to different audiences across the world.

Delving into reminiscent state of mind with ‘SNM’ the track is fuelled with “Late night feels; when you’re left alone with your thoughts”- Icey Stanley