News Brief

Listen to Bwoiidaas & Amaarae's Captivating 'Radar' Remix

A new remix to the 26-year-old Nigerian's debut single.

Nigerian-born alté breed Mark Daso Mina, best known for his stage name Bwoiidaas, has released the remix of his debut single "Radar" featuring Ghanaian-American singer/songwriter Amaarae.

The 26-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer's "Radar" paints a story about a prince who finds peace, love, and comfort in the arms of a witch who has lived in the forest all her life. Not minding royalty, his choices change his faith forever as he chooses true love over evil itself.

Bwoiidaas' debut single infuses a laidback afro-fusion beat with captivating vocals. "I made the beat of "Radar" and recorded while I was alone," mentions the artist. "I enjoy working alone because I am a deep thinker. I love suggestions but not during the whole creative process because at that moment, I have a picture painted in my head that I want to create for my fans, and with distractions, I could lose track. So when I'm creating a project, I'm always left alone, and my team understands why"

For Bwoiidaas, the release of "Radar" may have further paved a music pathway for more local and international collaborations. 2021 is promising to be a felicitous year for him as we expect an EP soon.

Listen to "Radar" remix featuring Amaarae below.


Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Fireboy DML, Juls, Adekunle Gold and more.