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Hear Duncan Mighty's First Solo Single of the Year 'MieKeRaSo'

The veteran Nigerian artist does not disappoint.

After a slew of successful features, veteran Nigerian musician Duncan Mighty returns with his first official single of the year, "MieKeRaSo" and it's a banger.

The song, produced by star producer Spellz, who also produced Duncan Mighty and Tiwa Savage's hit collaboration from earlier this year "Luva Luva," sees the singer delivering rhythmic lyrics in his signature high-pitched vocals over smooth, highlife-tinged production.

READ: Duncan Mighty—Nigeria's Most Unlikely Superstar


This has been the artist's comeback year, appearing on several hits with the likes of Wizkid, Davido and more. Listen to "MieKeRaSo" below, and revisit our interview with the star from earlier this year.

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Interview: ÌFÉ Blends Music & Religion to Honor Those Who Have Died During the Pandemic

Producer and percussionist Otura Mun talks about his latest EP, The Living Dead, and how he traces the influences of West Africa in his new work.

There are bands that open up a spiritual world through their music. ÌFÉ is one example. An electro-futurist band that fuses Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jamaican dancehall with Yoruba mystical voices. With the success of their 2017 debut album "IIII+IIII" (pronounced Eji-Ogbe), ÌFÉ has reached an audience that is looking for Caribbean and contemporary sounds.

The Puerto Rican-based band just released a new EP, The Living Dead- Ashé Bogbo Egun, that aims to heal and honor those who have died during this pandemic. Otura Mun, the band leader, is an African-American producer and percussionist, who began a personal journey about a decade ago, when he landed in San Juan, and decided to move there. He learned Spanish, dug deep into his African ancestry and started to practice the Yoruba-Caribbean religion of Santería.

ÌFÉ, which means "love and expansion" in Yoruba, ties two worlds, music and religion, artistically. This new EP modernized prayer songs to hopefully make them more accessible to a younger generation. OkayAfrica spoke with Otura Mun on his latest work.

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