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Joeboy’s debut album – ‘Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic’ is out.

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Joeboy’s long-awaited debut LP — Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic — is finally released and the emPawa Africa prodidy and pop sensation releases a 14-track collection of Pop melodies filled a touch of R&B, spiced with Afrobeat production to show for it.

Joeboy took a bold step on his debut album by going solo-dolo on his debut album; from the intro track, he clearly shows his intentions by reminding the world, they cannot “count me out”.

To celebrate the drop of his album, Joeboy released another single off of it, the second track to be exact — Focus — an upbeat Pop tune where he tells the girl, his lover in question to cancel all distractions around her, become forthright with whatever his on her mind, so he can focus on getting to know her better and in the long run – on their relationship.

Announcing the drop of his album on his Instagram, Joeboy can be seen popping a bottle of champagne and taking a little sip from it, in a room filled with different people, with the most notable one being Laycon who was busy getting videos of Joeboy in his celebratory mood.

“My gift to you guys, my debut album ‘Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic’ is out on all platforms’ he captions the post.

You can stream and add Somwhere Between Beauty and Magic to your playlist here:

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LadiPoe & Fireboy DML stay positive despite the odds on “Running”

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“Even though the country dun tire me / I dey catch cruise, Eko Miami” LadiPoe starts by juxtaposing his feelings toward the present state of Nigeria on “Running”, his second single of the year but first and lead single for his debut EP—”Providence”—set to drop next month, he and Fireboy peacefully let listeners into their mind state on this new song.

“There’s no time, there’s no energy / I’m just running, running, running / Sweet white wine cause there’s no Hennessy / I’m just running, running on vibes” Fireboy opens the song, stressing he isn’t paying any attention to bad energy and unprofitable dealings, rather choosing to focus on the bright light despite the dark spots around. LadiPoe would takeover with his rap verse, the opening lines are stated above, continuing he used clever punchlines and metaphors to express the amount he’s willing to pay for things to get better, a serene world that is.

Running is produced by Andrevibez (same as “Feeling”). It is an introspective perspective of the world LadiPoe and Fireboy DML find themselves in. Fireboy takes the chorus and has the luxury of a verse to his name, leading to LadiPoe’s second verse.

Listen to Running, the fourth track off of “Providence” set to drop on November 3:

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AV is back with a new track—”Confession”

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Coming off the very impressive “Big Thug Boys” successful commercial and mainstream acceptance, blooming act, AV, releases his second single of the year. This one is titled “Confession” and true to its title, he expresses his feelings for the girl catching his eye. The song is produced by one of 2021’s hottest producers, Tempoe.

On Confession, AV goes straight to the point, heartfully singing about how much he is attracted to the girl’s physical appearance, her body, especially her big behind, “I must confess your body very offensive, e dey scatter my defense“, he says on one hand, “I must confess your ibadi na my objective, e dey give me problems” he says on the other; AV is not just a sweet talking youth, rather he is ready to proof his love for this endowed lady, even proposing an all-expense paid trip to an international location, not just once, but “for life“.

Overall, AV made sure not to drop the bar, instead he kept the ball rolling, providing this time around, a mid-tempo song over plush production, using minimal lyrics and repetition for emphasis. Listen to it yourself:

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I don’t have to wear Ankara to show that I’m African – Wizkid on his fashion style

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Ayodeji Balogun, Wizkid as he is popularly known, is famous mostly for his music which has crossed boarders and certified him a global music star, not just ‘a Nigerian/an African’ artiste. One thing Wizkid is easily recognised by is his ever glowing fashion style, looking dapper in every shot. Speaking with Complex, he says he defines his fashion on what makes him feel comfortable and fly, not based on the perceived notion that as an artiste from Africa, he has to represent by publicly wearing the Ankara clothing whenever he wants to make a fashion statement.

The interviewer asked “I feel like for you to be an Afrobeat artite but then you are also global. . .it’s not like you’re wearing Ankara prints, you’re not loudly African but your accent is African. Is that intentional?” Wizkid explains his view on fashion choice and clothing thereafter, he replies “Yeah of course man, I’m African in my heart, so I’m African enough. I don’t have to put together an ‘Afro’ Ankara or whatever to show you that I’m African. It’s in my blood. That’s intentional.”

Wizkid also revealed that his presence and participation at the 2018 Milan Fashion Week was not his initial choice as he was “forced” to do it by fashion icon and model, Naomi Campbell; Wizkid would eventually agree to do it, walking down the Dolce & Gabbana Runway with “big sis” Naomi Campbell. He further explains that fashion shows are not his thing, even though he likes to look fly.

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