News Brief

Wizkid’s Album Is Here, And It Features Chris Brown, Trey Songz, TY Dolla $ign, Drake, Bucie and Major Lazer

Stream Nigerian pop star Wizkid's long-awaited new album, Sounds From The Other Side, now.

NIGERIA–After massive singles such as “Come Closer,” “Daddy Yo” and “Naughty Ride,” Nigerian pop star Wizkid's highly anticipated album, Sounds from the Other Side, is here.


The star-studded album, which is Wizkid's first album under RCA Records, features the likes of Drake, Major Lazer, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Bucie and Trey Songz.

The 12-track album is a follow-up to 2014’s Ayo, and based on one listen, shows growth, as the artist dabbles into different soundscapes beyond regular afrobeats.

You can stream Sounds from the Other Side below on Spotify, Apple Music, and on Wizkid’s VEVO channel. Purchase the album on iTunes here.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Comedian Munya Chawawa Signs Major Deal with Atlantic Records

Zimbabwean-born, UK-based comedian Munya Chawawa, known for his hilarious online skits, has recently signed a lucrative deal with Atlantic Records.