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This Nigerian Singer Wrote Your New Christmas Jam

Listen to Maka's soulful new holiday single "Before Christmas."

Nigerian soul singer-songwriter Maka comes through with a new Christmas jam.

In "Before Christmas," Maka teams up with producer BigFoot for a holiday song infused with reggae, soul and jazz tones. The track sees Maka singing about meeting "the one" just in time for Christmas.


"I wrote the lyrics thinking about how nice falling in love is especially around the holidays, you're excited but then you're also skeptical because the season is fleeting and so are the flings of holidays," Maka tells OkayAfrica. "So it's a song where I hope I not only to fall in love during the season but for it lto ast forever. I feel everyone will relate to that."

Listen to Maka's jam below. "Before Christmas" is available across all outlets now from Okaymusic.

Stream and purchase Maka's "Before Christmas" here.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

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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