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Scene from "Wavey."

S Wavey, Moelogo & Sneakbo's New Single Could Be Your Summer Jam

We premiere the new music video for "Wavey," shot in the Dominican Republic.

S Wavey is one of the buzzing names coming out of the burgeoning Afro Bashment scene.

The Brixton-based rapper recently dropped the addictive single "Wavey," which sees him link up with South London's rising afrobeats star Moleogo and Sneakbo, who's been his own jetski wave for a minute, for a song that could become the soundtrack to your summer.

The three artists head to the Dominican Republic appropriately beach-side music video for the new track.


"I wanted to go to Dominican Republic with my brothers because we caught such a Vibe creating this record," S Wavey tells OkayAfrica. "It was important to showcase black beauty and Afrobashment culture as it's bubbling in our intimate UK music scene."

S Wavey's making moves these days, as he recently signed to Universal's Virgin EMI Records and has been working some upcoming music with Tory Lanez.

Watch our premiere of the music video for "Wavey" below.



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A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

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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