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Get Into Nova's Hazy New Single 'Oceans & Skies'

The Nigerian artist fuses elements of hip-hop, afrobeat and pop rhythms for this infectious new track.

Nova is one of the young, rising artists coming out of Nigeria's new wave.

His ever-evolving sound has seen him shift from being an edgy rapper to taking on vocal duties over smooth and hazy beat work.

Nova has just dropped his Doozybeatz-produced new single, "Oceans & Skies," which fuses elements of hip-hop, afrobeat, and pop rhythms. The infectious track, which was mixed by Bankyondbeatz, builds on a guitar sample and afrobeat percussion elements.

"Ocean & Skies tastefully blends together different genre influences for an emotional ride of love, hate, lust, and desire," Nova tells OkayAfrica. "With references to past experiences and rooted vivid feelings, Ocean & Skies is personal, relatable and real."

Get into Nova's latest single below. You'll have this one on repeat.

"Oceans & Skies" is available now across all platforms.


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Photo courtesy of Josh2funny.

Josh2funny Is the Nigerian Comedian Inspiring Global Trends

The internet sensation speaks to OkayAfrica about his journey, the several comedy personalities he's created over the years, creating the viral #DontLeaveMe challenge, and being properly credited for his work.

Nigeria's pool of social media comedians is ever increasing, and this is backed by the heavy consumption of online content by Nigerians and the quick rise to stardom of viral internet sensations. Although these internet sensations easily transition into stage comedians and online influencers, more often than not. they fade away as quickly as they rise to prominence. Variety is the only way to remain relevant. The audience has become ever so demanding of new creative ventures and they are fed by the immediacy the internet offers.

Josh Alfred, otherwise known as Josh2funny, has had an unusual path to internet comedy fame. He began his online comedy journey after failing in his stand-up comedy foray. Inspired by the vast consumption of social media comedy content, Josh2funny made his first skit in 2016—a short dry humour video which he comically slapped his friend into a state of perpetual confusion.

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