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Nigeria's Ladipoe Drops Highly-Anticipated EP 'Providence'

Features from Rema, Fireboy DML and Amaarae let you know the project is fire.

Hot off of his recent BET Awards Nomination for Best International Flow, Nigerian rapper Ladipoe has graced fans and avid listeners with his sophomore project titled, 'Providence'. The 6-track EP comes via Mavin Records and reflects the superstar's growth in both talent and status. Guest appearances from Nigerian favorites Rema and Fireboy DML, and Ghanianan-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae certainly amp up the excitement surrounding the rapper's latest project.

Following the release of Ladipoe's internationally treasured breakout single "Feeling" alongside Buju, 80 million streams later, and he has broken records topping Nigerian charts for 8 weeks straight and being dubbed as "the song of the summer" in his home country and beyond. The rapper seems to have perfected his recipe for an excellent track.

The beautifully curated 6-track EP tells a story of growth, introspectiveness, love, and life. Ladipoe starts us off with a reflective number titled "LOTR II," and it's not an abbreviation for your favorite sci-fi series, but rather his nickname, 'Leader of the Revival'. Production credits and praises are given to Andre Vibez on the project, adding to the innovative, experimental Nigerian afro-fusion sound circling the industry on track "Running" featuring fellow countryman Fireboy DML. The song "Afro Jigga" sees Ladipoe explore the abundant flavors of his sonic palette, delivering a fiery anthem that makes you think of sun-drenched cabanas and icy, mint beverages. Rema adds his unmatched seasoning to the track, acting as the perfect addition to make it that much sweeter. "Law of Attraction" captured the lengths Ladipoe would go to to make one feel his true affections. And with bars like, "For you, I'll dive into the Nile river," we have a sneaking suspicion that the Nigerian rapper is a powerful manifestor. Another sweet treat, "Love Essential" featuring Amaarae, the future of afropop, is the whisper of sweet nothings every successful project needs. The final and titular track 'Providence' seems to be the most honest delivery as the verse-packed song is filled with self-reflected quips. Additional producers who worked on the project include Guilty Beatz, Ozedikus, Emit Fenn, and Johnson IP.

Ladipoe's newest release shows that the Nigerian rapper has an abundant set of skills and talents he's ready to share with the world. And we're excited for what's to come.

Listen to Ladipoe's highly anticipated EP 'Providence' here

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Wizkid, Tems, Black Coffee & More Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

See the full list of African artists honored during Tuesday's nomination ceremony.

Next year's Grammy nominations are in and Africa showed up and out!

The 64th annual Grammy music awards are on the horizon, and Tuesday's nomination ceremony covered a lot of ground within the music industry. Not surprisingly, Wizkid's Made In Lagos (Deluxe) received a nod for Best Global Music album, with the stellar and globally adorned track "Essence" featuring Nigeria's Tems being nominated for Best Global Music Performance. Nigerian favorites Femi and Made Kuti's joint project Legacy+ received a nomination under the Best Global Music Album category.

Other notable nods include; Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo's collaboration with Nigerian powerhouse Burna Boy, as well her performance with American cellist Yo-Yo Ma received under the Global Music Performance category. South Africa's Black Coffee's album Subconsciously made its mark within the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category with his own nomination, and Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni under Best Global Music Album.

The music ceremony will be hosted in Los Angeles, US on January 31 2022 and we're excited to see who snags the highly coveted awards during next year's ceremony. In the meantime, let us know on Twitter who you're excited to see perform.

Keep scrolling to see the full list of African artists nominated for next year's Grammy award ceremony.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

Best Global Music Performance

"Mohabbat," Arooj Aftab

"Do Yourself," Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy

"Pà Pá Pà," Femi Kuti

"Blewu," Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo

"Essence," Wizkid featuring Tems

Best Global Music Album

"Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1," Rocky Dawuni

"East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert," Daniel Ho and Friends

"Mother Nature," Angelique Kidjo

"Legacy +," Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

"Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition," Wizkid

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

"Subconsciously," Black Coffee

"Fallen Embers," Illenium

"Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded)," Major Lazer

"Shockwave," Marshmello

"Free Love," Sylvan Esso

"Judgement," Ten City

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