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You Need This New ‘African Summer’ Mixtape In Your Life

DJ Underdog and DJ Native Sun come through with 'African Summer,' an hour-long excursion through the best beats of the summer '16.

DJ Underdog and DJ Native Sun come through with African Summer, an hour-long mixtape excursion through the best beats and dance floor heaters from their many summer ‘16 parties.


As you know, Underdog is a resident DJ at our Electrafrique parties and he regularly teams up with Native Sun to host our #OKAYAFRICADC nights—so this one’s a family affair.

The two DJs cycle through bangers from Flavour, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale and even throw in an afrobeat rework of Rihanna throughout their new African Summer mix.

Underdog mentions that this mix is “perfect for catching an Uber to your loved ones house and having watermelon juice with lime.”

Hear it in full above and check out the track list below.

'African Summer' Track List

1. MOMENTS IN LOVE ....

2. Shatta Wale - Baby (Chop Kiss)

3. Okidibio - Benga Benga

4. Rihanna - Dinner (Afrobeat Reworxx)

5. Zani Challe - Single Tonigh

6. Reniss - La Sauce (Prod. By Le Monstre)

7. Donaeo - My Circle

8. ........do you really need a track list?

9. Wake up - Flavour ft. Wande Coal

10. Hakuna Matata - Kcee

11. Sexy Rosey - Flavour

12. Fotojenik - Wizboy

13. My Darlin - Tiwa Savage

14. Mercy - Praiz

16. Sweetie - Flavour

17. Jambole - Eddie Kenzo

18. Sitya Loss - Eddy Kenzo

19. Kokode - Eddy Kenzo

20. Tchele - Davido

21. Sekere - Adol

22. Johnny - Yemi Alade

23. Makassa - Tour2Garde

24. Tchoumakaya - Middle Fingers

25. Vido - Aye

26. Bok Bok - Gobe

27. HarrySong - Better Pikin

28. Malalba - Skelewu

29. T-Obey Ft. Selebobo - Onye

30. Tekno - Dance

31. B4 - Only One

32. Olamide Ft. Don Jazzy - Skelemba

33. Adams Morgan - Story For The Gods

34. Gentrificaso - Tchelete

35. Mavin Ft. Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks, Di'ja & Koredo Bello - Adaobi

36. Mavin All Stars - Hahahaha

Interview

Interview: Terri Is Stepping Out of the Shadows

We talk to the Wizkid-signed artist about the story behind the massive hit "Soco" and his latest Afro Series EP.

Certain afrobeats songs have made in-roads in international markets and paved the way for the genre's ceaselessly-rising widespread recognition. Among these history-defining songs were D'banj's "Oliver Twist," Tekno's "Pana," Davido's "If" & "Fall," Runtown's "Mad Over You," and of course, Wizkid's "Soco." Wizkid released "Soco" under his label imprint, Starboy Entertainment in March 2018, and the song spread like wildfire across Africa and beyond. "Soco" was an Afro-pop wonder delivered at a time when the 'afrobeats to the world' movement was gathering steam, further cementing its electric nature. The Northboi-produced song was co-signed by celebrities across the world like Rihanna, Cardi B, and Paul Pogba and has accrued well over a hundred million streams across streaming platforms worldwide.

"Soco" was not only a trailblazer amongst mid-2010s afrobeats records, it was also the introduction of the first Wizkid-signed artist, Terri. Just weeks before "Soco" was released, Terri was discovered by Wizkid's longtime producer, Mutay, who saw him covering the song "Oshe" on social media.

Before "Soco," Terri Akewe was well on his way to fame. At fifteen, he had performed at street carnivals in his neighbourhood and, one time, was carried all the way home by neighbours after winning a Coca-Cola sponsored singing competition. Before his life-changing meeting with Wizkid, Terri had a seven-track EP ready for release, as well as a viral song titled "Voices." "One time I was on set with the video director T.G Omori, he told me that 'Voices' was the first time he heard of me" Terri tells me as we settle on a plush couch at his home in Lagos.

Regardless of Terri's initial career trajectory; signing to a label headed by afrobeats' biggest superstar was bound to accelerate his musical journey, and at the same time, cast a huge shadow of expectation on his career, especially given a debut as spectacular as "Soco." With his latest EP, Afro Series, powered by the sensational single "Ojoro," one thing is clear: Terri is stepping out of the shadows into his own spotlight and he is doing it on his own terms.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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