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Burna Boy finally wins a Grammy Award

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On the intro of his 2019 ‘African Giant’ album, Damini Ogulu, known as Burna Boy boastfully sings: “See nobody do it better, better than me / Can’t nobody do it better, check am and see / I know say one day e go better, I go carry grammy / Because anything wey better require planningand true to his prophecy he put in the work required which earned him his first ever Grammy nomination but fell short of winning.

Come 2020, in the heat of a global pandemic, Burna Boy re-strategized, releasing another album in pursuit of his first ever Grammy, he named this one – ‘Twice As Tall’, TAT for short and straight from the get-go, on the intro he sings about his disappointment at not winning the Grammy in 2020. Burna Boy on the second verse of ‘Level Up’ admits: “I remember when I couldn’t level up / ‘Cause the Grammys had me feeling sick as f–k / Throwing up and sh-t / Asking questions like, “Why it wasn’t us?””, furthering the verse, he once again in true Burna Boy fashion boasts of his musical talent and ability: “Come back standing twice as tall (Mmm) / I never thought that I could level up”, showing his resilience and continued determination towards winning the prestiged Grammy Award.

Burna Boy must have been elated to say the least, when the news reached him of TAT being nominated for ‘Best Global Award’ at the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony, his second nomination following ‘African Giant’, a back-to-back nod at that, putting him above his peers in that regard.

The 63rd annual Grammy, after being shifted from 31st January to 14th March due to COVID-19 complications, finally is here and Burna Boy has got his wish of winning the highly valued award come true as he is the recipient of the Grammy Award for Best Global Award (formerly Best World Music Award) for his outstanding music composition on his most recent album—Twice As Tall.

This makes Burna Boy become the first Nigerian musician to win a Grammy Award solo (i.e. not a band or a group and/or as a featured act) for their work or while being nominated in a category of their own for their project.

Congratulations to Burna Boy from everyone one at Wavyvibrations.

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Dekbaby shares first EP, “Next One”, on Audiomack

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Dekbaby releases his first body of work after putting out two singles, one last year (“Ibadi”) and another (“Abeg”), May 28th this year. He titles his first project—Next One. An EP comprising of 6 tracks including his debut single, “Ibadi”, which seats on the sixth position, tracklist wise. Next One mostly includes songs in which Dekbaby shares his affinity for the feminine gender but at strategic points on his debut EP, he makes sure to show his retrospective side, singing about the hustle and the dream to amass a lot of money on the first track (“Easy”) and fourth song (“Ghetto Boyz”).

While Dekbaby might have kept songwriting at a reasonable minimum, choosing not to do too much, rather using repetition to emphasise his points on the songs, he did put a lot of thoughts into writing and visualising his pain on the retrospective tracks stated above; the other songs, although are mainly about his love for women—their bodies and other attributes, contain danceable beats which would have listeners bumping their heads at the barest minimum. Heywhykeyz is the solely featured artiste on Next One, he appears on “Ghetto Boyz”.

You would do well by listening to Dekbaby’s debut project, the EP—Next One—on Audiomack.

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Sarkodie and Zlatan advise broke people to leave the “VIP” on new song produced by Rexxie

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Ghana’s finest and Zanku lord reunite on Rexxie produced song, “VIP”, spitting pompous bars with catch hook broke-shaming club goers who are not on their level socially, sternly advising them to “leave the VIP . . . Go to the regular” in order to make “space for the ballers”

As expected on a song like this, braggimg about wealth and the ability to spend at will, getting any girl of his choice is what Sarkodie brings to the table while Zlatan adds his charismatic adlibs all over the song, spicing it up with the interesting hook, a much needed flavour. Rexxie does his thing too, making a fast paced instrumental to match Sarkodie’s flow.

“VIP” can be streamed below:

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Falana release second EP, “Rising”

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Alternative fast-rising artiste, Falana, the Nigerian Canadian, release her second EP with the title of “Rising”, an exhibition of her brilliant pen game, soft spoken vocal chords, smooth sailing on LoFi productions and a journey of self-discovery and romantic love, presenting her stories to the average youth or Gen-Z if you’d call them that. Sir Dauda is the only featured singer, appearing on the second song, “Energy”.

Guitar strings, piano keys and mellow drumbeats are the go-to production instruments on Rising, fluidly blending them to create a “by the ocean” breezy cool vibe. On the third track, “Sweet Adeola” might be where Falana fully shows her musical prowess, telling the tale of a young Nigerian lady who has dreams of leaving the very populated Lagos state of Nigeria to chase her dreams and goals in the USA.

Most of the tracks contain electric production; Falana resurrecting retro ’90s vibes on Rising. Afrobeat is sought after on the gracious track “Joy” which sees her counting her blessings despite the challenges, living life without stress.

Listen to the EP:

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