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Akon Previews New Five-Part Album 'Stadium,' Featuring Collaborations With D'banj & Stephen Marley

Stream tracks from Akon's upcoming five-part album 'Stadium,' featuring D'banj and Stephen Marley.


Akon recently announced that he'll be releasing the five-part concept album Stadium this year. The project, which will be the Senegalese/American singer's first official album in seven years, will span five different installments that are each based on a particular genre and sound — Stadium: Euro, Stadium: Pop, Stadium: Urban, Stadium: World, and Stadium: Island. Akon's sharing previews of tracks from each Stadium installment over at his website right now, including "Feeling A Nikka" alongside Nigerian pop star D'banj and the dub-laced "Just A Man" with Stephen Marley. Stream the five singles from the concept album over at Akon's site. Watch Okayafrica TV's recent episode of The Questions with Akon below, in which he talks about Naija pop and his new solar project.

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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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