Listen to Nasty C’s New Album ‘Zulu Man With Some Power’

Stream Nasty C's 'Zulu Man With Some Power' album featuring Ari Lennox, T.I., Tellaman, Lil Gotit, Lil Keed and more.

It's finally here. Zulu Man With Some Power, Nasty C's highly anticipated third studio album, in its entirety is now available for streaming and downloading.

Zulu Man With Some Power has already broken records. The project is the biggest pre-add for an album in South Africa and the biggest pre-add globally for a South African artist on Apple Music.


The results aren't by coincidence. Apart from Nasty C's undeniable talent and large fanbase, the rapper has the backing of Universal Music Group and Def Jam Recordings. In the last few months, Nasty C has been trending. The rapper's impressive rollout included a string of singles and music videos, a series of murals across the globe (South Africa, Kenya, Japan, New York etc.), and conversation around him embracing his identity more than he ever has.

Nasty C - Palm Trees [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

Zulu Man With Some Power comes with Nasty C's first all-Zulu verse in the song "Zulu Man". He pays homage to his father, with whom he hasn't always had a great relationship with, in the song "Ababulali", which samples a prison standard song and a standard church hymn.

Features on Zulu Man With Some Power include US superstars Ari Lennox and T.I., and his frequent collaborators Tellaman and Rowlene. Lil Gotit, Lil Skeed appear on the trap anthem "Bookoo Bucks" which is produced by ATL Jacobs (you may know him if you listen to Future).

Zulu Man With Some Power is a follow-up to Nasty C's 2018 album Strings and Bling, which followed his debut Bad Hair. Nasty C has been extending his footprint across the globe, with the US showing him more love than any other country outside of South Africa.

Stream Zulu Man With Some Power on Apple Music and Spotify.


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It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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