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Mr Eazi Drops New Tracks 'Overload' and 'London Town' Featuring Giggs

The Nigerian artist experiments with new sounds on two recently released tracks.

Earlier this week, Mr Eazi announced that he'd be dropping two new singles this week, and today, he delivered on his promise.

The Nigerian musician dropped "London Town" featuring Giggs and "Overload," featuring Slim Case and Mr Real. The former sees the artist stepping outside his trademark mellow afrobeats sound to deliver a grimy cut featuring one of London's biggest rappers. The London love is real, so much so that a mural was made in the city to celebrate the release of the track.


This one will definitely sound pretty sweet blasting out of your car speakers:

"Overload" is more true to the artist sonically, but still more uptempo than usual. The singer trades fiery lyrics back and forth in Yoruba and pidgin with Mr Real and Slim Case atop synth-filled production. The song is undeniably made for the dance floor. Have a listen below.

Mr Eazi is experimenting with new sounds and we're here for it. Earlier this week, the artists got a major co-sign from Janet Jackson when she hit the Akwaaba dance during her Billboard Music performance.

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Watch DJ Neptune, Mr Eazi and JoeBoy in Music Video for New Track 'Nobody'

The trio draws inspiration from Michael Jackson in the visuals for their new collaboration.

DJ Neptune has just dropped his latest single titled "Nobody" which sees him recruiting Nigerian superstar Mr Eazi and his prodigy JoeBoy.

The track is the second single to be released from his upcoming project The Greatness II [Sounds of Neptune] following the successful debut single "Tomorrow" featuring Victor AD.

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Mr Eazi Reveals Artists Recruited Onto emPawa Africa Program

The artist has revealed the 30 artists who'll be joining his talent incubator.

Mr Eazi has just released the list of 30 artists who will be joining his emPawa Africa initiative, a talent incubator for rising African artists on the continent and those in the diaspora.

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Interview: Bongeziwe Mabandla's New Album Is a Calm Meditation On Relationships

We speak with the South African artist about his captivating new album, iimini, love cycles, and the unexpected influence of Bon Iver.

"I've been playing at home for so many years and pretending to be having shows in my living room, and today it's actually happening," Bongeziwe Mabandla says, smiling out at me from my cellphone as I watch him play songs on Instagram Live, guitar close to his chest.

Two weekends ago, Mabandla was meant to be celebrating the release of his third album, iimini, at the Untitled Basement in Braamfontein in Joburg, which would no doubt have been packed with some of the many fans the musician has made since his debut release, Umlilo, in 2012. With South Africa joining many other parts of the world in a lockdown, those dates were cancelled and Mabandla, like many other artists, took to social media to still play some tracks from the album. The songs on iimini are about the life and death of a relationship—songs that are finding their way into the hearts of fans around the world, some of whom, now stuck in isolation, may be having to confront the ups and downs of love, with nowhere to hide.

The day before his Instagram Live mini-show, Mabandla spoke to OkayAfrica on lockdown from his home in Newtown about the lessons he's learned from making the album, his new-found love for Bon Iver, and how he's going to be spending his time over the next few weeks.

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Interview: GuiltyBeatz Proves He's Truly 'Different'

The Ghanaian producer talks to us about his debut EP, Different, the massive success of "Akwaaba," producing for Beyoncé and more.

GuiltyBeatz isn't a new name in the Ghanaian music scene. A casual music fan's first introduction to him would've likely been years ago on "Sample You," one of Mr Eazi's early breakout hits. However, he had scored his first major hit two years before that, in the Nigerian music space on Jesse Jagz' and Wizkid's 2013 hit "Bad Girl." In the years to come, the producer has gone on to craft productions for some of Ghana's most talented artists.

In the years to come, the producer has gone on to craft productions for some of Ghana's most talented artists, having worked with the likes of Efya, Pappy Kojo, Sarkodie, R2Bees, Stonebwoy, Bisa Kdei, Wande Coal, Moelogo and many more over the last decade. The biggest break of the talented producer's career, however, came with the arrival of his own single "Akwaaba".

In 2018, GuiltyBeatz shared "Akwaaba" under Mr Eazi's Banku Music imprint, shortly afterwards the song and its accompanying dance went viral. The track and dance graced party floors, music & dance videos, and even church auditoriums all around the world, instantly making him one of Africa's most influential producers. Awards, nominations, and festival bookings followed the huge success of "Akwaaba." Then, exactly a year later, the biggest highlight of his career so far would arrive: three production credits on Beyoncé's album The Lion King: The Gift.

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