Music

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Ouilfreed Meyou – Oussai You Di Go

Cameroonian artist, Ouilfreed Meyou, sings about love lost, and being longed for, in this song Oussai You Di Go. I love songs sung in pidgin English, and this one is soulful, smooth and easy. …

Forgetting Me by Efya

Ghanaian artist Efya starts off 2014 with a beautiful song, Forgetting Me. It’s about love lost, ex boyfriends and heartbreak. I could put it on repeat for an hour. Efya ~ Forgetting Me…

Kae Sun – The Ship and the Globe

Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Kae Sun, has the loveliest lyrics, and the loveliest voice to go with it. His urban folk music is smooth as silk. My favorite music from him yet is Ship and the Globe from his …

P-square – Taste the Money (Testimony)

Nigerian musical power duo P-Square has released their latest single Taste the Money (Testimony). As usual, it’s upbeat and club worthy, and actually has a bit of unexpected French in it. P-Square once again doesn’t disappoint with this single that …

Kadija Kamara – Grooving

Kadija Kamara‘s music shows her passion for Jazz and Soul, as well as sounds inspired by the Kings and Queens of that era. Not so long ago, she covered Aretha Franklin’s Grooving…and so well at that. Kamera is garnering …

Temi Dollface – Pata Pata

Nigeria-British musician, Temi Dollface, sings about cutting off, and washing out, your man problems in this true-talk piece, Pata Pata. To be honest, I especially love the video, which brings two cultures together so artistically and beautifully – Nigerian Pidgin …