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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #46: NIC OFFER OF !!!

Download the latest African music mixtape from !!!'s Nic Offer.


Nic Offer is the frontman of the NYC indie-dance music pioneers !!! (Chk Chk Chk), one of the standout acts that came out of New York's mid-2000's dance-punk movement which also included The Rapture and LCD Soundsystem.

For Africa In Your Earbuds #46 Nic compiled a 59-minute batch of upbeat tracks he acquired off West African cellphone memory cards — like they do in Saharan Cellphones. His mixtape features some familiar names like May D and E.L., as well as some unidentified cuts (which we urge you guys to locate in the comments). Nic wrote us about his mix:

I just got back from a trip through a few countries in West Africa. I didn't see a single record store the whole time I was there, but i did buy an SD card in the market in Freetown, Sierra Leone loaded up with a bunch of the latest hits from West Africa. Some of the tracks don't have names,... I figured out what i could from sleuthing on the internet, but some things are still unclear... By chance I ended up at a studio with a Sierra Leone artist, Daddy Rhymes, and we recorded the last song together, so I've included that.

Stream AIYE #46: Nic Offer of !!! below! Big thanks to Underdog for the cover art.

TRACKLIST

First of All - Olamide (Nigeria)

Ar Go Die Wan Day - Patman

Make A Family - Camouflage?

Bad Heart - ???

Jigida - Mayam Haruna (Nigeria)

Koenam - Akpako (Ghana)

Obuu Mo - E.L. (Ghana)

If You Are An African - Nana Tee (feat. Old Soldja) (Ghana)

Sound Track - May D (Nigeria)

Kpei - Bobby (Sierra Leone)

Sorkode - Keche (Ghana)

Wengeze - Eazzy (Ghana)

Ile Ijo - May D (Nigeria)

Track 2 - ???

2 All My Girls - Daddy Rhymes and Nic (Sierra Leone and USA)

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All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

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