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The Modern Bubu King: Janka Nabay's Luaka Bop Documentary

For their 25th anniversary, Luaka Bop releases a short documentary on bubu king Janka Nabay.


For their 25th anniversary, Luaka Bop are prepping a series of documentary shorts about each artist on their label. In this recent one, we follow Sierra Leone's modern bubu king Janka Nabay to his current residence in Washington, DC, where he talks about "sticking with bubu music," moving to the U.S. over ten years ago and the events & people that eventually helped him land on the Luaka Bop roster. Watch the Inigo Garayo-directed documentary on Janka Nabay below.

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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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