Interview

Kuami Eugene Is An Afrobeats Star In His Prime

The Ghanaian singer dishes out on his latest single "Dollar on You" and some exclusive tidbits on his upcoming EP Bangers.

Kuami Eugene is arguably the biggest hitmaker in Ghana right now. He has delivered a steady stream of songs that have consistently made waves since the beginning of his career in 2017. Over time, that hit-making power has only grown stronger and stronger with each new release performing as well or, even, better than the last. His last few drops have seen him deliver several solid bangers such as "Open Gate," one of the standout singles from his sophomore album.

Additional evidence of the singer's Midas touch are his chart-topping guest appearances — including on Okyeame Kwame's "Yeeko," Keche's "No Dulling," and Sarkodie's "Happy Day." Kuami has hand-delivered several hit records to a number of artists, even those who haven't had a mainstream hit in years, by virtue of his vocals simply being present. Right now, a Kuami Eugene feature is worth its weight in gold. The singer is on an incredible run as a young afrobeats star in his prime, and he's still looking to ascend higher levels.

Now, Kuami continues his stellar run with his latest single "Dollar on You," an infectious afrobeats tune that happens to be his first solo single of 2021. The star singer filled us in on his new single, creative process, and what's in store for his next project. Check out our conversation with him below.

This interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity.

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La Même Gang & Kuami Eugene's 'This Year' Will Get You In a Summer Mood

The Ghanaian rap collective's first single of 2019.

La Même Gang come through with their first single of 2019 with the uplifting new track, "This Year."

The new single features three members from the Ghanaian rap collective–RJZ, DarkoVibes, and $pacely—linking up with fellow buzzing Ghanaian artist Kuami Eugene over production by MogBeatz.

"This Year" follows the three La Même members and Kuami Eugene as they trade verses stacked with positivity about the coming year over synthesizer stabs and sparse beat work.

As our contributor Camille Storm previously wrote:

La Même Gang is the collective that is shaping the new wave of urban music in Ghana. This enviable squad is made up of six creatives: Darkovibes, $pacely, Kiddblack, RJZ, Kwaku BS & Nxwrth.
The Accra-based supergroup is part of a new school of African artists who are navigating a shifting musical landscape on their own terms. By connecting with their fans organically on social media, as well as through live performances, La Même Gang has gained quite the dedicated following.

Late last year, La Même Gang released their highly-anticipated sophomore project, Linksters, which showed off their versatility while showcasing their exceptional blend of trap and afrobeats.

Kuami Eugene has recently collaborated with the likes of Davido on "Meji Meji" and Fancy Gadam for "Only You." He was also featured in several of our favorite Ghanaian song lists of last year.

Listen to "This Year" below.


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