New Music Video Alert; Sauti Sol Ft. Patoranking- Melanin

 

Let’s just start with how gorgeous the women on this video are. I love the fact that being dark skinned, (contrary to before) is now appreciated for the beauty that it really is. I am all for celebrating women in all shapes and sizes and beyond happy that the world finally embracing the diversity that there is in women. *Raises glass* A toast to this celebration of dark skinned women.

Plus, let’s not forget how long we’ve been waiting for this collaboration to happen. Patoranking has been collaborating with artists across Africa, left, right and center and it’s about time he did this one with Kenya’s musical treasure, Sauti Sol.

What do you think about it?

 

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New Music Alert: Mimi Mars- Sitamani

 

Fresh off the Mdee Music Label is Mimi Mars‘ Sitamani. The song is pleasantly different from her songs Shuga and Dede. If you are one of those that couldn’t tell her apart from Vanessa Mdee, thanks to this song, considering that you are paying attention, you can tell that she has her own unique voice and is finally ready to start exploring with different genres of music. The song was produced at Switch Studios.

G Nako Covers Alikiba’s Seduce Me

 

In a rare creative combination of  RnB and Hip Hop elements comes this brand new cover of Alikiba‘s hit song, Seduce me by Weusi’s G Nako.  An unexpected but refreshing twist to the original version of the song,  thanks to G Nako’s unique style of music that has him own the song despite it being a cover.

 

I don’t know about you but I am really loving the cover.

Tell me what you think about it as well via the comments section below.

Is it a hit or a miss?

 

New Music Alert: Wizkid Ft. Future

 

I’m no longer sure if Africa can still claim Wizkid to be it’s own because damn! he be making some boss moves all around the world. Here he is with his latest song alongside Future “Everytime”. I still cannot place my finger on what song these beats are similar to. But if you can figure it out, leave me a comment below. As well as if you are feeling the song or not.

 

 

Music Review: Slowly- Meddy

If you haven’t discovered Slowly by Rwanda‘s Meddy, then sit on tight….I’m about to change your life. (Well, technically not me but you will be thanking me after this).

 

Meddy is a top Rwandan RNB Artist. His latest track “Slowly”, (produced by MoMusic) is a  ride through a story of an overwhelming love that possibly leads to being overpowered. (Listening to the audio alone, you would assume that Uganda‘s Maurice Kirya is behind the song’s vocals, due to the resemblance of the two artists’ voice).

With Meddy’s mellow toned voice, you are guaranteed of a pleasurable listening experience that would have you wanting to listen to him even more. His previous songs are done mostly in Kinyarwanda. Much as music is a universal language, it’s great to not only enjoy a song, but to also be able to understand what exactly you’re enjoying, which you do with Slowly (if you do not speak Kinyarwanda).

I would have loved the video concept better with a more compelling story line,  just to get a feel of this kind of overwhelming love. That aside, the lighting is just right, with good use of color, a cast that is well put together in terms of their wardrobe and make up. Meddy’s love interest  on the video (assuming she is Rwandese), truly is  a living testimony of the “Rwandan girls are among the most beautiful women in Africa” notion. (Can I get an Amen?)

If you are a hopeless romantic like myself, then you will definitely love this song. And even if “hopeless romantic” may not fit your description, if you love some good RNB music, you will love this one. Soulful, sensual and a must listen to.

What do you think about it?

Also, let me know if there’s another Urban African Song you would like me to review.

 

New Audio Alert: Christian Bella Ft. Joh Makini

I swear Tanzanian artists are releasing songs every 5 minutes…Christian Bella and Joh Makini are at it again with this brand new track, “Niende Wapi” (Where do I go), a story on a lover’s broken promise of loyalty.

I love Christian Bella’s vibe that takes me back to the early 2000s when great Lingala music controlled airwaves.  And if you read my blog, then you probably know that I ADORE Joh Makini. I have to be honest though. While the song is OK,  I had higher expectations as I have seen each one of the artists  do better individually and as a team on their previous collaboration with Weusi (which Joh Makini is also a part of). My thoughts though…

What do you think about it?

 

New Music Video Alert: Jux- “Utaniua”

 

 

The best songs of all time are definitely those that are created from real life experiences. (Ask Taylor Swift). They bring out unfiltered emotions of artists, making them real and believe-able. Tanzanian RNB artist, Jux‘ latest single “Utaniua” is no exception.

Produced by Bob Maneck of AM Records, (who also produced “Umenikamata“), “Utaniua” (which means you will kill me) is a soulful RNB track that talks about Jux’ recently ended relationship with singer Vanessa Mdee. In the song, Jux expresses that he still does not know what he failed in terms of the relationship and where exactly things went wrong. The lyrics are simple, easy to understand and remember. The distinct piano and guitar strokes in the back ground add an urban pleasant feel.

The video was directed by Tanzania’s Hascana. The great and clear picture quality will enable it to compete on an international level. And while a non- Swahili speaking audience may not understand the lyrics, the story line brought out in the video is one that they would follow.

You can tell from the passion expressed through his voice that Jux poured out his soul on this one, making the song such a beautiful artistic creation.

What do you think about the song?

Leave a comment below.