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Afrikan Boy x Seye x The Very Best 'Dear Mama (Going For Gold)'

The latest from Afrikan Boy, 'Dear Mama (Going For Gold)' features Seye and production from The Very Best's Johan Hugo.


Always on the grind recent father Afrikan Boy hit us with another victory lap this week. "Dear Mama (Going For Gold)" sees the hyper-motivated Londoner (via Nigeria) enlist fellow UK/Nigerian electro-popdarling Seye for a Kanye-esque pre-Mother's Day anthem. With the addition of Seye's guitar riff and production courtesy of the Very Best's Johan Hugo, a maturing Afrikan Boy ventures out of his signature afrogrime and into electro-crossover territory. Listen to "Dear Mama" and its house remix below. "Dear Mama" (the single) arrives March 16th via YAM Records.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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