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Premiere: Kae Sun 'Afriyie' [Album Stream]

Stream Ghanaian/Toronto singer Kae Sun's outstanding African music album "Afriyie."


Ghanaian/Canadian songwriter Kae Sun's sophomore effort Afriyie easily holds a spot on Okayafrica's most-anticipated releases of this year. After following the singer's trajectory from the get-go, it feels as though Kae Sun has reached his (current) creative apex in crafting modern pop songs with remnants of folk, soul and electronic influences.

“I’ve settled into a sound and vocal delivery that feels very true to me,” says Kae of his latest output, “there’s a real cohesive sound... The music is made with the intent to shift consciousness; not just to entertain, but... [as] a means of getting to something pure." Stream our premiere of Kae Sun's Afriyie, produced by Kae Sun and Science!, below — standout tracks include the previously featured "Ship And The Globe" and "When The Pot." Look for the album dropping digitally May 28 on iTunes and URBNET.

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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