Seinabo Sey – Pistols at Dawn

Gambian-Swedish musician, Seinabo Sey, has got one of the loveliest voices I’ve heard. And her voice is one of the reasons this dark song has the effect it does. Voice, lyrics, fashion and film all combine to make this track something special. Seinabo Sey ~ Pistols at Dawn

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Onye – Waje ft Tiwa Savage

Nigerian afropop stars Waje and Tiwa Savage have collaborated on this lovely love song titled Onye. The video alone is so interesting…I mean, I knew the girls could sing, but I didn’t know they could act! See the video below: Onye ~ Waje ft. Tiwa Savage P.S. Barbara 1923 has an apt review of the video.

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Say Yes – Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams has just released a new single from her gospel album, Journey to Freedom. Most people are excited about the fact that Destiny’s Child was reunited to perform the song. But I’m more excited about the inspiration for the song’s chorus! It’s a Nigerian folk Christian song, famous in all Christian gatherings (whether in…

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Olugbenga – Silver Pixie, Iyawo Mi

I love these sounds from Nigerian artist Olugbenga. He released it late last year, but I still find it very artistic, especially when coupled with the beautiful shots of daily life in Lagos. It’s a fun, easy beat that you can get used to easily. Olugbenga ~ Silver Pixie, Iyawo Mi

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Stromae – Papaoutai

Talented hip hop artist, Stromae, brings us this beautiful song called “Papaoutai” (where are you papa?). It’s all in French though (see translation here), but watching the video, you get a sense of this emotional song. It’s about a lost father and his son’s pain in the face of his absence. The son gets a doll that…

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Alec Lomami – CLV

Last year, Congolese hip hop artist, Alec Lomami, released his amazing piece titled CLV (C’est La Vie). It’s got one of the best music videos we’ve seen recently. The song is about life, the struggles and successes, and the video brings us amazing visuals, reminding us of the good old days of arcades and old skool…

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Olamide – Turn Up

Nigerian musician, Olamide, has made Nigerians go crazy with his latest single, Turn Up. It’s now a slang even, to Turn Up and party hard. The song is perfect to dance to, and is now a club and crowd favorite. Olamide ~ Turn Up

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