The Nigerian singer Mr. Eazi released a new documentary on Wednesday to serve as a visual companion to his Lagos to London mixtape. “I want to shed some light on how music is consumed in Nigeria,” Mr. Eazi tells Rolling Stone. “The world needs to know that the music scene in Lagos isn’t just afrobeats — there’s afropop, alternative music, there’s a dance scene.”
After exploring different genres of Nigerian music, the Lagos to London film traces afrobeats’ gradual infiltration of London, which is described as “the backyard of Lagos.” That’s where Mr. Eazi decided to leave his job selling pre-owned phones in July of 2016. “At that time my music was not even getting played on the radio in Nigeria,” the singer recalls. “It’s so funny: My music started out in Ghana, moved to the U.K. and then to Nigeria. To this day, the U.K. is my Number One streaming location on Apple Music and Spotify.”
But afrobeats has continued to spread globally in ways that would be hard to imagine five years ago. “The other day I saw [the K-Pop group] BTS put out a song, and my fans were tagging me: ‘Mr. Eazi, the beat in this song sounds like something you would have done,’” the singer adds. “Obviously the song was inspired by African drums.” But that doesn’t bother him. “At the end of the day, the next time a BTS fan hears a Mr. Eazi record, they’re gonna think it’s familiar,” Mr. Eazi says. “It’s all helping.”
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GBTV: A Must Watch: Kweiks ‘African Girl’ Music Video Is A Beautiful Ode To African Women.
Kweiks has just dropped a simple yet beautiful music video for ‘African Girl’, a song off his recently released debut EP ”Drunk Texts & Confessions”. The video comes as the first off the EP, with a couple more to come.
This video tries to portray the African woman in her best form, whiles employing the use of Ankara and ladies with natural skin tone. ‘African Girl’ video was shot and directed by 2Monkeys and post production done by Cr8tivePros. The video perfectly complements the song which was produced by Mr. Herry and characterized by a series of African percussion and instruments.
For anyone searching something authentic to listen to and watch, ‘African Girl’ by Kweiks is what you need.
Interview With Grammy Award Winning Band Morgan Heritage.
The Legendary Reggae band ‘Morgan Heritage’ talk about what they look forward to aside music when they are in Ghana, admonish Artistes to focus on positive things in life, What informs their choice of Artistes to work with, their aim of building the bridge from the Diaspora to Africa, share advice to young Talents and caution Artistes to consider proper production, focus on security, provide safe family friendly environment etc when organizing events and more.