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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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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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