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Davido Joins Tanzania's Diamond On The 'Number One Remix'

Nigeria's Davido joins Tanzania's Diamond in a monster collab the 'Number One Remix.'


East meets West in "Number One Remix," a monster collaboration from Tanzania’s Diamond (aka Diamond Platnumz) and Nigeria’s Davido. Davido, just fresh off the frenzy that was "Skelewu" and its accompanying viral video concept, fits the bill if in-roads into the West African market are a priority for the Bongo Flava exponent. Both acts display a synergy that translates as well in song as on the screen — a dance-off between the two superstars is prime viewing. Watch the "Number One Remix" video below directed by Nigerian music video linchpin Clarence Peters and peep the Davido-less original over here.

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Interview: Rexxie Steers His Street Sound Into Mainstream Afropop

In conversation with Nigerian producer Rexxie on the rise of his Afro-streets sound.

Rexxie has been instrumental in the rise of the zanku sound in popular Nigerian music. As the pioneer and go-to producer for the sound, his infamous producer tag, "Yo, Rexxie pon dis one", can be heard in many infectious zanku-inducing songs that have made the youth of Nigeria (and around the world) show off their leg work.

Born Ezeh Chisom Faith in Anambra State, Rexxie played the piano at his father's church as a child. And about 10 years ago, he began his career as a producer, crafting beats for his friends. It was however in 2018 when his name started getting traction, after producing Chinko Ekun's culture-shifting hit "Able God" featuring Lil Kesh and Zlatan.

Over the past few years, he has been mostly known for his continuous work with Zlatan and Naira Marley, relationships that stem back to 2018, when he produced their earlier mainstream hits, "Jogor" and "Jappa". Their collaborations have steered the streets into the realm of the mainstream and brought an energetic vibe to Nigeria's potent Afropop scene.

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Interview: ‘The Boom’ Compilation Showcases New Cape Town Talent

The Boom compilation album showcases the talents of Cape Town's emerging hip-hop and R&B artists.