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Listen to Tony Allen's 'Ire Omo' Off His Forthcoming 'Film Of Life' LP

Tony Allen reveals new single "Ire Omo" off Upcoming LP 'Film of Life'.


Afrobeat legend Tony Allen continues to build anticipation for his tenth studio album, Film of Life, by dropping yet another track off the LP. Set for release next week, the 10-track project is conceived as a sonic self-portrait of Allen's enduring career as a musical innovator and technical master. The album features a few collaborative efforts, including "Go Back," a track with Damon Albarn that was released in early July. On his latest single, "Ire Omo," Allen reaches out again, this time to the Nigerian all-female folk singing group Adunni & Nefertiti. Taken within the context of self-reflection, "Ire Omo" can be seen as Tony Allen's nod to his impactful contributions as the rhythmic backbone of the now infamous Africa 70 band. The lively pacing of Allen's percussive polyrhythms, mixed with the chorus of female voices and tight horn arrangements certainly sound reminiscent of afrobeat's golden age. Listen to the the new single below and be sure to check out the full release on October 14 from Jazz Village.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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