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Listen to DJ Neptune's Spirited New Song 'Ojoro'

The renowned disk jockey features Nigerian great D'banj and up-and-coming artist Flash in this single.

After teaming up with Davido on his first single of the year "Démo", DJ Neptune continues collaborating with exceptional Nigerian musicians. The talented D'banj, who needs no introduction, as well as the fast-rising singer Flash, join DJ Neptune this time around to bring us "Ojoro", his second official single of the year.


A few weeks ago, DJ Neptune released the EP Love and Greatness which featured artists such as Davido, Runtown, Mr Eazi and Olamide and several others. Following that 6-track project, he's already onto the next musical production with his new single "Ojoro".

On the track, both D'banj and Flash make promises to their respective lovers about how they wont commit "ojoro" (which translates to cheating) even if they're presented with some very tempting opportunities. The new school sound of Flash, who takes charge of the song as he sings both the hook and two verses, mixed with D'banj's veteran sound in the closing verse, make for a song that you definitely need to be listening to.

The up-tempo beat, which was produced by Magic Sticks, samples from the great Fela Kuti's 1976 song "Zombie".

Listen to "Ojoro" on Apple Music and Spotify.

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Listen to Solo’s New Single ‘Promises’ Featuring Kwesta

Solo and Kwesta connect on 'Promises.'

Solo and Kwesta share a bouncy kwaito beat on "Promises." Kwesta's at home over an instrumental of this kind. It's, however, a shift on Solo's side, who hasn't been known for new age kwaito. The rapper adapts his delivery accordingly, using fewer words than you'd normally expect in his verse.

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"85 to Africa" album art.

Listen to Jidenna's New Album, '85 to Africa'

Plus watch the music video for his latest single "Worth the Weight" featuring Seun Kuti.

It's been two years since Jidenna dropped his debut album, The Chief, today, the artist shares his latest studio album 85 to Africa.

In the lead-up to the album's release, the artist dropped the singles "Tribe," "Sufi Woman" "Sou Sou," and "Zodi" featuring fellow Nigerian artist Mr Eazi. He also held several listening parties across the US ahead of its release, and from what we can tell from videos that have been circulating on social media—they've been a really great time for both Jidenna and his fans.

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Mr Eazi & Simi Drop the New Single and Video For 'Doyin'

A head-nodding Afro-R&B track produced by Killertunes.

Mr Eazi seems to be in unstoppable work mode right now as he's been popping up in big singles and collaborations all over the place this summer, as well as continuing his emPawa Africa initiative.

For his latest single, "Doyin," Eazi connects with Nigerian singer Simi for a head-nodding Afro-RnB track. The new song, which is built on woozy synthesizers and mid-tempo beat work, was produced by Killertunes. Eazi and Simi trade verses in the addictive single, which comes paired with a new music video directed by Manuel Concha.

Read: The Music Business of Mr Eazi

"Doyin" is the first song released through emPawa Distribution, a digital music aggregator focused solely on distributing African music, which Eazi announced after the success of emPawa Africa. Speaking of the initiative, emPawa Africa is now reopened to submissions that will help fund the music videos of 30 up-and-coming artists and offer mentorship from big name artists.

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Listen to Rick Jade (Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly)’s Album ‘D.N.A (Da New Africa)’

Rick Jade release their debut album.

Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly, collectively known as Rick Jade, aren't half-stepping. Today, the couple released their debut album D.N.A (Da New Africa).

D.N.A consists of 10 songs that dabble in pop, trap and even kwaito. Guest features on D.N.A include Forcalistic, KLY and some members of the collective Frsh Citizen, which Bontle and Priddy are part of.

In his previous projects, Priddy Ugly had some moments of showing emotion and sharing intimate details of his life. But on D.N.A, he explores that side of himself further.

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