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You Need to Hear Odie's Industrial Afrobeats Sound In 'Faith'

The 21-year-old producer & singer has been channeling his Nigerian roots into next level fusions.

After jumping back into the scene with the smooth alternative R&B; track "Little Lies" a couple of weeks ago, Odie is back at it with a more up-tempo sound this time around.

"Faith" is the infectious new single off the producer-cum-singer's upcoming project, Analogue, which is due in the spring.

The Toronto-born, Bay Area-raised artist lets his Nigerian roots come alive with the song which incorporates both industrial sounds and afrobeats. The 21-year-old talent has previously stated that he is influenced by the likes of Kid Cudi, Chris Martin, and Fela Kuti. It's not hard to spot how seamlessly he is blending these varied styles in his music.

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Photo: Idd Nashid.

This Is What Nairobi's 'Africa Nouveau' Festival Looked Like

The Africa Nouveau Festival could not have come at a better time to ease tensions amid Kenya's political climate.

"The things that politics can't do, music can do."

Those were the words of Kenyan artist Muthoni Drummer Queen at a press conference prior to the commencement of the long-awaited Africa Nouveau Festival. The powerful statement came amid the irresolute political climate in the country after opposition leader Raila Odinga declared himself in President in a makeshift swearing in ceremony.

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Kwesta at Africa Nouveau Festival in Nairobi. Photo: Idd Nashid.

Kwesta Wants to Push South African Sounds to the World In His Last 'Dakar' Album

The South African star reveals collaborations with Davido, Mr Eazi, Tory Lanez, and Rick Ross and talks about the magic formula behind his current hit "Spirit."

Kwesta is undoubtedly South Africa's rapper of the moment.

His most-recent colossal hit single, "Spirit" featuring Wale, conquered the airwaves and has already penetrated far beyond his home country.

The multi award-winning rapper is currently working on his fourth album which will be the last in the Dakar series. After witnessing the kind of impact songs like "Spirit" and "N'gud" have had on the culture, one can't help but wonder what Kwesta has in store for us in his upcoming project.

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