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WANDE COAL SHARES LONG-AWAITED REALMS EP

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Nigerian music icon WANDE COAL, known for his impeccable catalog of afropop classics, has shared his first project in five years, Realms, through producer Screwface‘s Starstruck Management and indie powerhouse EMPIRE.

Known to fans as “Black Diamond” and “King Coal,” Coal has assembled an impeccable set of tracks befitting his wide-ranging talents as a vocalist and songwriter.

One of the most revered African recording artists of the modern era, WANDE COAL is the voice behind afropop essentials “Iskaba” (2017), “So Mi So” (2018) and “My Woman, My Everything” with Patoranking (2015). As Antoinette Isama of Vibe noted in a rare profile on the elusive singer, “Wande Coal laid the foundation of the buzzing musical movement coming out of Nigeria today.” Today’s top afrobeats artists from Davido to Fireboy DML routinely cite him in interviews as a top influence and inspiration. As “Iskaba” producer DJ Tunez stated: “Wande is Africa’s number one vocalist… talent-wise, he’s that guy.”

“Wande has been the secret sauce behind every star we love from Africa,” says Tina Davis, head of A&R for EMPIRE. “It’s time we in America and abroad know his name and his talent. WANDE COAL is a true star and an incredibly talented writer as well.”

Sarz, the influential Nigerian producer known for his work with Wizkid, Beyoncé and Drake, brings the rhythm on “Vex,” a scintillating dance-floor heater that addresses the singer’s critics. With its emotive guitar plucks and tender, romantic lyrics, “Again” (produced by Melvitto and Screwface) is already on its way to becoming an afropop classic, having notched over 30 million streams and a marathon run on key African music charts this year.

The album’s brassy second single “Ode Lo Like,” takes aim at those who take entertainers for simple fools. And “Check,” produced by London’s Lekaa Beats, is a defiant, reggae-tinged anthem sure to inspire singalongs in the car and club. The breezy “Naughty Girl” and the high-energy banger “Ever Blazin” round out the EP, along with a new remix of “Again” featuring Nigerian-American rap star Wale.

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Coming 2 America: Music From the Motion Picture and Rhythms of Zamunda Out Now

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Set 30-plus years after the original film, which captured the hearts of millions around the world, this highly anticipated sequel promises to be an even bigger event than its predecessor. With two albums accompanying the film – Coming 2 America: Music From the Motion Picture and Rhythms of Zamunda… Music Inspired By Coming 2 America Tiwa SavageTekno, Larry Gaaga and Alpha P join a select group of artists from around the continent whose music is also featured.  

Still riding high from the December 2020 release of his debut album, Old Romance – and already boasting an impressive list of collaborators including Davido, Drake, Beyonce and more – the celebrated singer and producer will have not one, but two of his hit songs, Waka Waka featured on the official soundtracand Skeletun on Rhythms of Zamunda 

Tiwa Savage graces both soundtracks with the female empowering single “Koroba” and the hypnotizing “Dangerous Love” taken from her album Celia. Tiwa continues to solidify her position as one of the leading artists in the forefront pushing Afrobeats to a global audience. 

Rising star, Apple Music’s Artist of the Month, and Headies Rookie of the Year nominee, Alpha P has had a very productive 2020. With the inclusion of his single Jiggy Pop, which features TMXO, in the compilation, it’s clear that he’s only just getting started.  

Also appearing on the compilation is the multi-talented producer, songwriter, recording artist, Larry Gaaga with his single Owo Ni Koko featuring Umuogbilibo. Gaaga is perhaps best known for his chart-topping hit, Low, which features Wizkid, and has amassed over 25 million views on Youtube 

The 16-track compilation was curated by CEO, Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa Sipho Dlamini with the support of Universal Music Nigeria, Ivory Coast & Kenya. 

This is a Pan-African project that bridges the gap between countries and cultures, Rhythms of Zamunda traces a musical roadmap through Western, Eastern, and South African soundscapes and introduces this synergy to listeners worldwide.  

Check out the full track lists below: 

COMING 2 AMERICA AMAZON ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 

  1. Gett Off – Teyana Taylor, Jermaine Fowler & Brandon Rogers  
  2. I’m A King – Bobby Sessions & Megan Thee Stallion 
  3. We Got The Moves – Beau Young Prince 
  4. Koroba – Tiwa Savage 
  5. Go Big – YG feat. Big Sean 
  6. Smash The Crowd – Public Enemy feat. Ice-T & PMD 
  7. Assurance – Davido 
  8. Waka Waka – Tekno 
  9. Midnight Train From Zamunda – Gladys Knight 
  10. Whatta King/We Are Family Mashup – En Vogue, Salt-N- Pepa, Randy Watson & Sexual Chocolate 
  11. These Streets – Mi Casa 
  12. Coming 2 America – John Legend & Burna Boy feat. Nile Rodgers 

 

RHYTHMS OF ZAMUNDA: MUSIC INSPIRED BY COMING 2 AMERICA 

  1. Black & White – Nasty C ft. Ari Lennox 
  2. Owo Ni Koko – Larry Gaaga & Umuobiligbo 
  3. Magnet – Locko 
  4. Skeletun – Tekno 
  5. Overdue – Tellaman Feat. Sha Sha & Oxlade 
  6. Jiggy Bop – Alpha P & TMXO 
  7. Dosabado – DJ Arafat 
  8. Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee Feat. Msaki 
  9. Dangerous Love – Tiwa Savage (DJ Ganyani Amapiano Radio Edit Remix) 
  10. Moya Omubi – Th&o. 
  11. Hallelujah – Diamond Platnumz Feat. Morgan Heritage 
  12. Ye Mama – Toofan Feat. Fally Ipupa 
  13. Ain’t It True – Bonj 
  14. Loke Loke – Gemini Major Feat. ANATII 
  15. Shesha – De Mthuda & Njelic 
  16. Everything – Ricky Tyler 

 

Amazon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack listen here 
The Rhythms of Zamunda:  Music inspired by Coming 2 America listen here 

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ALPHA P – WOLVES & MUSTANGS EP

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Rising Nigerian recording artist, Alpha P, today releases “Wolves and Mustangs”, a 4-track EP, treating the Alpha pack (his fans) to full tracks of popular freestyles posted on his Instagram page earlier in the year and during the lockdown period.
Serving as the follow up to his debut EP “King of the Wolves” which dropped late last year, “Wolves and Mustangs” is an absolute blast from start to finish. It captures Alpha as he works his magic with a collection of mellow trap vibes, ride out music and chilled playlist jams which reflects every side of his sound. With just a handful of singles and feature from Psycho YP, the EP see’s Alpha speaking on his truths, love, girls, mustangs and God.


“Wolves & Mustangs is a very special project to me. I’m glad that it’s out right now, and the whole world gets to see and listen to my vision.”


Stream the EP and keep an eye out for more from this promising artist.

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Idahams Drops Remix to “Shima” Featuring Seyi Shay and Peruzzi

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In the last year, we have seen Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer Idahams grow into the Lover man that girls adore, following his last project ‘Man on Fire EP’Now he is back with a remix to his Valentine ballad ‘Shima’ featuring Seyi Shay and Peruzzi.

Produced by Idahams himself, “Shima Remix” maintains the message of the original song about a young lover who is skeptical about showing his true emotion to his love interest while Peruzzi was more demanding and expressive about what he wanted from his love interest. Seyi Shay at the other end, takes on the Bonnie & Clyde vibe as she stands by her partner, while holding back so she is not taken for granted in the long run.

Speaking on the choice of collaboration Idahams says, “As a producer as well as a singer it gives me a little edge to view music a bit differently. So I thought Shima deserved a remix that will have a male expression and a female response. So I spoke with my team and we agreed that Seyi Shay and Perruzi will give it that touch. We then sent it to them and they loved it and see how beautiful they came through on it.”

Stream and Download: https://umgafrica.lnk.to/ShimaRmx

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