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Blinky Bill of Just A Band Returns With a Dance EP and Nightmarish Music Video

Blinky Bill shares the 5-track 'We Cut Keys While You Wait' EP and a brand new music video.

Earlier this year, Kenya’s beloved Just A Band announced that they’d be going on hiatus to concentrate on individual projects.


One of those new projects is seeing the light of day today in the form of Blinky Bill’s 5-track We Cut Keys While You Wait EP.

The new release sees Blinky Bill experimenting with different shades of dance beats—from the hazy "Intro" and "Don't Doubt" to the more upbeat "Wacha Maneno"—and all kinds of synthesizer noises.

He’s sharing the EP along with a nightmarish music video for “Kwani Iko Nini,” which stars a fire dancer and masked hula-hooper who may or may not live in Blinky’s dreams.

“ ‘Kwani Iko Nini' means 'What's going on' in Swahili,” Blinky Bill tells Okayafrica. “This is my first music video as a solo artist. It's a dance video for one of the songs from my EP that came out today. Yay.”

“The EP is a precursor to my debut album that I'm currently working on that's slated to come out early next year. [These] were experiments that I wanted to test out the waters with.”

Get lost in the “Kwani Iko Nini” visuals above. Stream the new EP below and buy it for the price of your choice.

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Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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