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Watch Bantu's Video for 'I'm Waiting' Featuring Nneka


Bantu became known to the German public as the founder of The Brothers Keepers. His newest album, No Man Stands Alone (Faluma Africa), tells a personal story, and yet it's an experience shared by many. Bantu's story is that of a man who returns to Nigeria, his father's country, where he spent most of his childhood before leaving for Germany. The album features collaborations with the likes of Nneka, Wanlov the Kubolor, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Soundsultan and more.

No Man Stands Alone features a mixture of sounds, including several songs which weave together the increasingly popular mixture of hip-hop with live African instrumentation, synthesizers and programmed drums. "Dem Dey Lie" has a nice reggae vibe with a catchy hook, while Nneka delivers a soulful, catchy hook (as usual) on "I’m Waiting".  Check out the teaser video for "I’m Waiting," above.

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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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