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Nigerian Afrobeats sensation Curtis J returns with track & visuals to dreamy new single ‘Sweeter Love’

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Today, rising Nigerian Afrobeat newcomer Curtis J returns with his highly anticipated single and visuals to ‘Sweeter Love’.  

  As his third release of the year, ‘Sweeter Love’ delivers all the feels right in time for wedding season and follows on from Curtis’ previous releases ‘The Man’, and the Tomie Boy-assisted sleeper hit ‘Check Your Balance’. With this new track, which takes a much-appreciated pivot into the softer side of the Afrobeats genre, Curtis is showing us he’s an artist full of versatility, prowess, and unwavering talent as he graces us with his silky vocals that glide over the OluwaJBeats (‘Owner’, ‘The Remix’) produced track with ease. 

With warming saxophone elements laced through the distinctly African instrumentation of the track, directed by MRMTMMG (Br3nya, DJ Tunez x Wizkid, Jacquees) we are visually taken back in time and witness the nostalgic sight of Curtis’ early stages of puppy love, right up until the aspirational scenes of his wedding celebration as we take heed to the visuals of his entire love journey.  

Always one to effortlessly fuse his UK RnB sensibilities into the music, Curtis also does not shy away from paying homage to his Nigerian heritage; here we see the star and his love interest donning traditional Nigerian wedding wear in the form of agbada and iro & buba, as well as an enviable white gown and suit ensemble as they celebrate with their nearest and dearest.  

Speaking on the inspiration behind the track and visuals, Curtis stated: “I was sleeping when the producer was making the track – I had a dream about getting married and when I woke up, I said I had to make a song around it, and the track just made sense. The reason for going with the new sound? Well, who doesn’t like love?”  

 Already receiving a warm reception online at a teaser of his nuptials, and with engagement from his peers in the industry such as Pa Salieu, JB Scofield, Darkoo (who he’s previously featured on a single with), and comedian Father DMW, ‘Sweeter Love’ is set to show a new side of Curtis’ versatility and genre-bending style. Previously highlighted as one of Rebecca Judd’s ‘Ascending Artists’ on Apple Music, Curtis’ trajectory and star power see no bounds, with his growing fan base increasing by the day, and combined 1M+ views on his visuals this year alone, the South Londoner is set to take over the Afrobeats scene one song as a time.  

From his genre-fluid Afroswing, RnB, and rap sound, to studio sightings confirmed with Ghanaian hitmaker King Promise and Nigerian newcomer Buju, Curtis J is equipped, ready, and surrounded by excellent company as he navigates the musical sphere with confidence. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stream ‘Sweeter Love’ Here

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TIWA SAVAGE RELEASES STUNNING VIDEO FOR “SOMEBODY’S SON” FT. BRANDY

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Nigerian superstar TIWA SAVAGE releases the much anticipated accompanying video to the anthem “SOMEBODY’S SON” ft.GRAMMY Award-winning songstress BRANDYThe Mystro produced hit record is taken from Tiwa’s critically acclaimed fifth studio project WATER & GARRI and is released through Motown Records.  

 The collaboration with Brandy which Tiwa describes “full-circle moment with her all time idol” is an honest and emotional mid-tempo record where the two form the perfect vocal team. The universal yearning for companionship (“Somebody son go love me one day”) carries on the hook. “It’s a message of hope” Tiwa adds. 

Directed by Nigerian filmmaker and frequent collaborator MEJI ALABIthe stunning and playful visual channel the songs honesty, emotion and it’s powerful delivery.  

Fresh from her critically acclaimed fourth studio album ‘Celia’ – named one of the 10 Best Albums of 2020 by Time Magazine, “WATER & GARRI” sees Tiwa collaborate with musical heavyweights  from across the United States and Africa. The EP opens with “WORK FADA” – a 6:26 minute musical experience featuring rap legend NAS with songwriter and producer RICH KING who also produced the record. Other features include GRAMMY Award singing sensation BRANDY,Nigerian singer-songwriter TAY IWAR, Ghanaian-American artist AMARAAE. WATER & GARRI” is available on all streaming services.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Water & Garri’ is available to stream NOW on all platforms HERE

 

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Tiz East drops Hello Remix ft. Boj & Donae’O

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As the summer draws to a close, East London’s break-through act TiZ EAST is determined to end it on a bang; calling on the likes of BOJ and hit-maker Donae’O, they’ve created the ultimate wheel-up worthy riddim!

Knocking those fall blues away, ‘Hello’ encapsulates his African roots with no trouble. Welcomed with an energized and percussive production courtesy of Bayoz Muzik, who also lends his vocals to the hook, TiZ EAST bursts through with his hard-hitting verse. Continuing to boast his versatility and authentic flare, he uses this release to display his money-making schemes, and fun-filled spirit.

The assisting verses from both BOJ and Donae’O play into the strength of the track as their passion, fire, and spirit collide in one vibrant delivery. Infusing elements of Amapiano and Trap in one sound, ‘Hello’ is a swift trip from London to Lagos! The collaborative single ‘Hello’ is paired with a set of Suave-directed visuals which follow TiZ as he whips around his ends in London; from his barber shop to a small link up filled with dancers, good food and energy, we are taken on a motive to remember! Speaking on the single TiZ EAST commented, “This track is a special one for me and we’re about to have it lit from London to Lagos, The Only Way Is Up!”. Being released via Donae’O’ label ‘Movin Anti’, this further solidifies TiZ EAST’s growth as he climbs further up the ranks.

Adding to his already-successful year with gained recognition from global tastemakers (Complex, Audiomack, BBC Radio 1, Capital XTRA, etc), the Nigeria-born and Newham residing force proves his potential to become a staple name. Housing a varied catalogue going back as far as 2018, from ‘Unsigned’, ‘One Dollar’, and ‘Trappy’ – not to mention the ‘Bad Habits (Remix)’ alongside Moelogo and Nadia Rose, TiZ EAST is a name to remember.

Stay up to date with Tiz EAST by following his socials for news about upcoming releases & more – INSTAGRAM

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: TIZ EAST – HELLO (REMIX)

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Tellaman Releases A Brand New Love Ballad, Titled Love Again

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Since the successful debut of God Decides, Tellaman has experienced musical milestones, collaborated with artists around the world, and featured on the highly anticipated Coming 2 America soundtrack. Following the success of “Overdue” featuring Sha Sha and Oxlade, as well as the release of his first solo single of the year, “Superstar”, Tellaman presents a new solo single, “Love Again”.

With the year drawing to a close, most of us are reflecting on the good, bad, and ugly, Tellaman muses over relationships where one partner has yet to get over their ex. Drawing instrumental inspiration from Chris Brown’s “Back To Sleep”, Tellaman lulls audiences into his mind’s working, where he questions a lover’s inability to reciprocate love. The good book suggests, “Love is patient, love is kind”. At the same time, while there may be love, and it may be patient and kind, the love in a relationship must be mutual.

“Love Again” embodies the age-old adage of “Once burned, twice shy” as it relates to a lover who was once disillusioned in love and subsequently questions the validity of any other love to come. “How you gon’ win if you don’t take a chance on love”, Tellaman questions. Granted, he’s clear in noting that while he may not be perfect, he acknowledges the fallibility of his human nature. At the same time, to be asked to make up for heart pains he didn’t cause isn’t exactly a relationship that can be sustained.

In the voice that made him a beloved of South Africa, Tellaman begs the question, even after love gone wrong, can one experience love again?

Stream/Listen to Love Again here 

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