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Listen to Simi's New Album 'Omo Charlie Champagne Vol.1'

Featuring Patoranking, Adekunle Gold, Maleek Berry and Falz.

Nigerian star Simi has dropped her 13-song sophomore album, Omo Charlie Champagne Vol. 1.

The highly-anticipated record sees Simi showcasing her vocal skills and penchant for writing the type of sweet and addictive melodies that have made her a star.

Omo Charlie Champagne Vol. 1 features collaborations with fellow Nigerian artists Patoranking, Maleek Berry, Falz, and her husband Adekunle Gold.

Most of the production is handled by Oscar with other songs being handled by Vtek, Legendury Beatz, and Sess.

"When I was compiling this album, I knew I wanted to dedicate it to my daddy, Engr. Charles Oladele Ogunleye - who passed in 2014," Simi wrote on her Instagram. "I'm blessed to have come this far. I'm blessed that it was possible for me. I do not take this for granted."


"I couldn't possibly be more thankful for this journey. To have amazing people like you supporting me everyday is absolute Magic! I love you... I'm thankful to all the amazing people that made this possible - Steve Babaeko, my forever mentor. My team Oscar Heman-Ackah, Vincent, Iyanuoluwa, Wale Bello, my amazing family and friends, the incredible #SimiArmy! I love you so much. Thank you for making my world go round."

Listen to Simi's new album Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 below.



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Listen to an Amapiano Remix of Tshego’s Hit ‘No Ties’ Featuring King Monada and MFR Souls

Tshego and King Monada's 'No Ties' gets an amapiano remix by MFR Souls.

MFR Souls recently gave Tshego's hit single "No Ties" an amapiano remix. The MFR Souls duo is one of the frontrunners of the amapiano subgenre which gained mainstream popularity in South Africa last year.

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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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South African Artist Mohau Modisakeng Makes Solo NYC Debut With 'A Promised Land'

The artist will present the video installation 'ZION' and other works centering on the "global history of displacement of Black communities" at the Jenkins Johnson Gallery in Brooklyn.

Renowned South African visual artist Mohau Modisakeng presents A Promised Land, his latest solo exhibition, opening at Brooklyn's Jenkins Johnson Gallery this month. This marks the New York debut of Modisakeng's ZION video installation, based on the artists's 2017 performance art series by the same name. It originally debuted at the Performa Biennial.

"In ZION the artist deals with the relationship between body, place and the global history of displacement of Black communities," reads a press release. "There is an idea that all people are meant to belong somewhere, yet in reality there are millions of people who are unsettled, in search of refuge, migrating across borders and landscapes for various reasons."

In addition to the video, the show also features seven large-scale photographs that communicate themes of Black displacement. From 19th century Black settlements in New York City, which as the press release notes, were eradicated to clear space for the development of Central Park, to the scores of Africans who have faced conflict that has led them to life as refugees in foreign lands.

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The 10 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Tony Allen x Hugh Masekela, Sarkodie, Rema, Costa Titch x Riky Rick x AKA and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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