All posts tagged: RnB

Music: The Vibe According To… Nonso Amadi and Khalid

Nono Amadi (@Nonso_A) When the 21 year-old, Nigerian-Canadian (Canadian-Nigerian) released “Radio” produced by Juls I just had a feeling that 2017 will turn out to be this young man’s year. My Twitter TL is a testament to this. I discovered his music by chance, last summer, while watching the Nigerian web series “Discovering ABJ” (episode 5) by Nappy Media. Thankfully his music was Shazam-able and available on iTunes and Soundcloud. I ended up downloading his songs “Tonight” and “Gele” and if you follow me on Snapchat, you would have heard me play these songs a couple times. Check out his song “Radio” and enjoy his laid-back-Naija-RnB sound. Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) Another young artist, at 18 is Khalid. This guy’s voice is very mature (if that’s a way to describe someone’s vocal ability). I stumbled on his music by way of Twitter-ville and his song “Saved” was added to my Soundcloud playlist immediately. Having heard his other songs on YouTube (“Coaster” is repeat worthy 👌🏾), I will be getting his album, “American Teen“, due to be released 3rd March 2017. I’m …

Music: The Vibe According To… Afro-Beats

This time last week Ice Prince made a fan out of me because of his verse on Di’ja‘s ‘Yaro Remix’ and in the same week he was close to losing me as a fan after he released ‘N-word Remix’ featuring AKA ~ let me just *side-eye* the song and the video. If it isn’t apparent already, I hold a soft spot for the genre of music otherwise known as AfroBeats. From old skool *Styl-Plus and their ‘Olufunmi’ saga and 2Face‘s ‘African Queen’ classic that had my 16 year-old self ask my friend to “bluetooth” the song to me; or the Christmas my aunt and I SCREAMED Lagbaja‘s ‘Never Far Away’ to each other in attempts to recreate the melodious duet (we failed). Today we appreciate Asa‘s Yoruba one-liner in her song ‘Be My Man’ while we connect iPhones to car stereos nodding our heads to the likes of Burna Boy‘s “island-influenced” flow. I have also suddenly found myself caught in the Wizkid fan-trap (still trying to understand how I got here ~ darn that ‘Pakurumo’ song) and oh there’s dimpled-faced Davido with …