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Philou Louzolo & The Alkebulan Project Premiere The Visuals For 'Beng Beng Beng'

Alkebulan Project artist Philou Louzolo shares the bright and vivid visuals for "Beng Beng Beng," featuring Elvira and Cool Joe.


The Alkebulan Project is formed by a group of young, African-rooted individuals that aim to create "the international voice for the modernized, wandering, global citizen who... conveys a mishmash of cultural inputs and influences from Africa." Featuring contributions by artists and writers from the likes of FOKN Bois, Akwasi, Delasi and project founder Rudy Asibey, the project will be releasing a series of four Alkebulan EPs and a book that compiles the  "untold stories of Africa and the African diaspora that ha[ve] been passed down from generation to generation," including folklore, anecdotes, travel diaries, interviews and fairytales.

"Beng Beng Beng" is a new music video from Alkebulan Project artist Philou Louzolo, a Netherlands-born house producer with Congolese, Nigerian and Sierra Leonean roots. The single repurposes a funk-indebted instrumental from Louzolo's Zolo Grooves EP, adding intricate rhymes and soothing vocals from Cool Joe and Elvira. Watch the bright and vivid music video for "Beng Beng Beng" below and get know more about the Alkebulan Project over at their website.

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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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