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Photos: Mr Eazi, Efya and Blinky Bill Brought the Heat to SummerStage In NYC

Here's what went down at the unforgettable show this past Sunday.

Everyone knows that summer time in NYC means sun, rooftops, good times, and a plethora of memorable live shows and concert series.

This past Sunday was no different, as Nigeria's Mr Eazi, Ghanaian singer Efya and Kenya's own Blinky Bill put on an unforgettable show at SummerStage in Central Park.

With several fans and music lovers gathered at the venue for the free show, headliner Mr Eazi ran through standout tracks from Lagos to London Volumes 1 and 2 with heightened energy. He also performed his latest single "Supernova" for an excited and engaged crowd.

DJ Mahogany brought the Kenyan vibes in between sets as the artists prepared to grace the stage. The night also featured art by the talented, Dapo—we handed out 700 limited edition copies of his original poster art during the show.

Not only were the performances ones to remember—but the impeccably dressed crowd stole the show as well. Check out some of the action below, with pictures from Apmworld.

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Mr Eazi Performs a FREE Show at SummerStage in Central Park This Sunday, July 7!

join us for this must-see show featuring Efya, Blinky Bill and DJ Mohogany.

Mr Eazi describes his laid-back bops as his pioneering Banku music—named after the heavy Ghanian comfort food—and while the Afropop artist makes soundtracks for good times, he also represents the cultural exchange between African neighbors Nigeria and Ghana.

Born in the former and educated in the latter, the recent Mad Decent signee often touches on themes of migration, and can be seen on the cover of his 2017 mixtape Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos in a suit tailored in the fashion of a Ghana Must Go bag, a symbol of the link between the two countries.

He's joined by Efya, the Ghanaian pop singer from Kumasi who won four consecutive Ghana Music Awards for Best Female Vocal Performance (2011-2014) and collaborated with Mr Eazi on their breakout hit "Skin Tight."

The show will also feature the stylings of Blinky Bill Sellanga, the Red Bull Music Academy alumnus and Kenyan frontman for the house/funk/disco group Just a Band, with support from DJ Mohogany, a Brooklyn-bred DJ currently spinning unpredictable genre-defying sets in Europe.

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You Need to Listen to Efya and Mr Eazi's 'Mamee'

The Nigerian singer and Ghanaian songstress just released their second collaboration.

We've been waiting for a follow-up to Mr Eazi and Efya's "Skintight" for two years—and it's finally here.

The two are back with a new single "Mamee," meaning "Give Me." The dance track, which was originally teased on Efya's birthday back in April, has the two artists discussing a complicated relationship. They sing to each other about having physical chemistry, but question whether or not its "true love."

The track is anchored by the same dancehall beat and slow vocals that made "Skintight" a hit, propelling Mr Eazi and his Banku music to greater popularity. While "Skintight" producer DJ Juls' sound is notably absent in "Mame (Give Me)," MOG Beatz brings his own production spin on the new song.

This is Efya's second release of the year, following her ode to female empowerment in "Whoman Woman" last month.

As for Mr Eazi, he's featured on a number of new songs in recent months, such as WSTRN's "Love Struck", Mist's "Display Skills" and "Take Over" with Da Beatfreakz (which dropped this week as well). These may signal the kind of sound we'll expect to hear from him in his next album, Life Is Eazi, Vol. 2 – Lagos To London.

Listen to Efya and Mr Eazi's "Mamee (Give Me)" below

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