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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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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.

Matador Records has announced that the eagerly anticipated album Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar will be released on May 21.

Afrique Victime is an unprecedented collaboration between Mdou, his band members, and Ahmoudou Madassane, who's been his rhythm guitarist since 2008. The album will present an effortless fusion of Saharan and rock music; melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations.

You might have come across Mdou on Off White's "Imaginary TV" channel, who designer Virgil Abloh called, "one of my favorite musicians Rn."

Mdou's desert village Agadez, in rural Niger, is his source of inspiration. He attributes his artistic style to traditional Tuareg melodies and YouTube videos of Eddie Van Halen's six string techniques. Mdou has also worked on film projects. He wrote, produced, and starred in the first Tuareg language film: a remake of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai– which translates to "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It." This earned him approval from his community and popularity across West Africa. This soon led to world tours and albums on the independent US label Sahel Sounds, including 2019's landmark Ilana: The Creator, which earned Mdou an international audience.

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