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Kahli Abdu & Ycee's 'Watching You' Will Soundtrack Your Weekend

Listen to the breezy new single from Kahli Abdu's upcoming EP.

New York-based Nigerian artist Kahli Abdu is prepping the release of his forthcoming EP, Book of Solomon.

Kahli's already shared two solid tracks off the release—"Lonely Girls Club" and "Romantic Girl"—and is now premiering his highly-addictive new single "Watching You."


The breezy new song, which is ripe for your summer playlists, sees Kahli Abdu connect with Ycee, the man behind last year's hits "Juice" and "Link Up." The pair go in over a beat that connects afrobeats, dancehall and NYC rhythms into an total jam.

"When I was recording this album in Rockaway Beach, Ycee came by and heard this beat and immediately got into it," Kahli tells OkayAfrica. "The whole vibe in the room felt very organic and we ended up with this tune. I attribute my arrangement of this song to my appreciation for Phil Collins."

Get into "Watching You" below and keep an eye out for more from Kahli Abdu.




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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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