Audio

Spoek Mathambo's 'Escape From '85' Mixtape

Check out Spoek Mathambo's latest project "Escape From '85," featuring a twelve track mixtape and an interactive video game.


The incredible Spoek Mathambo is out here once again, this time dropping his newest mixtape titled Escape from ’85. This one of a kind project is said to be a culmination of inspirations from his birth year, putting us in the passenger seat of the DeLorean as the old intertwines with the future. As if the mixtape wasn’t enough, Spoek goes in even further, adding a VIDEO GAME to give life to his already lively set of tracks. The game includes eleven levels featuring some of our favorite characters of the 80’s, reviving old school icons like Mr. T and Grace Jones amongst others. With selected songs from the mixtape playing behind each level, this video game is sure to be nothing short of a dope experience for both gamers and audiophiles alike. Peep the ‘cloud below to hear and download the mix tape! Play the game over at Spoek's site.

Interview

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.

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