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Mannywellz & Adekunle Gold's 'Yeoo' Will Soundtrack Your Weekend

You're going to have this one on repeat.

Mannywellz is a buzzing Nigerian-born artist whose music blends influences from hip-hop, RnB and West African rhythms. His recent Soulfro EP has earned him millions of streams online and he's even opened for Jidenna on tour across the US.

Manny is now sharing his latest single "Yeoo," an uplifting and addictive remix of his Soulfro standout track that sees him link up with Nigeria's Adekunle Gold.

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Adekunle Gold Wants to Make Timeless Music

We sit down with the Nigerian artist for a wide-ranging interview about his London O2 concert, his two albums, and his philosophy & growing fame.

In both music and public persona, Adekunle Gold is measured, thoughtful and engaging. In person, a strong current of resolve and self-belief emerges, one that doesn't belie his image but in fact reaffirms these qualities that have made him a much-loved musician and personality, now more than ever.

"I still find myself convincing people that I have something" says Gold at his lodgings in London Dockland, the regenerated riverfront and once the largest port in the world "after that show I said,'You know what? I'm done.'"

He was speaking in June, soon after his triumphant Adekunle Gold + 79th Element Live in Concert at London's O2, a weekend of Nigerian highlife music that also hosted a headline concert by Sir Shina Peters, Nigeria's top proponent of pop-juju who first found fame in the early 1990's. Gold sold out the "restricted capacity" of Indigo's concert hall and drew from his latest album About 30 and 2016 debut Gold for his set. Guest appearances included Simi and Dyo and Gold was backed by a seven-piece band that included celebrated guitarist Femi Leye, a hype-man, and hypewoman Adekunbi Kosoko who is also the artist's sister.

Triumphant, and also relieved from the tyranny of personal and public expectations, Gold is a revelation in this wide ranging interview about his concert, two albums, philosophy and growing fame.

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Watch Our Premiere of Adekunle Gold's New Video for 'Fame'

We get the exclusive on the new visual from Adekunle Gold's About 30.

Adekunle Gold's highly-anticipated sophomore album, About 30, just dropped last week.

The 14-track record includes features from Seun Kuti, Flavour, Dyo, LCGC and British-Nigerian soul singer Jacob Banks, who appears on a remix of the popular lead single "Ire."

The album sees the Nigerian artist flexing immense versatility and range as he delivers emotional ballads, folk-inspired cuts sung in Yoruba, and a few highlife-tinged summer jams.

We've now got an exclusive for you from the album, the brand new music video for About 30 highlight track, "Fame."

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