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The son of Afrobeat pioneer, Femi Kuti drops a new song and video titled “Pa Pa Pa”.

Pa Pa Pa‘ Before Femi Kuti was his own bandleader, he started playing saxophone in his father – Fela Kuti’s – band, Egypt 80, in 1979, where he learned the ins and outs of performing with a legend. “My father was so huge,” Femi says with a laugh. “I taught myself everything I knew, so I was learning on the job, and you are not allowed to make mistakes. Being in front of such an icon, it can be intimidating.” In 1984, Femi had no choice but to fulfill his destiny after Fela was arrested at the Lagos airport just before the start of a U.S. tour and Femi was asked to be the frontman of his father’s band instead of cancelling the shows.

In 1986, Femi created his own band, called Positive Force, which quickly gained notoriety as a formidable group in Afrobeat music. Over the next 30 years, Femi would amass worldwide acclaim as an ambassador of this righteous music and many humanitarian organizations. Positive Force is still at the forefront of the Afrobeat movement, expanding the music’s vocabulary by adding hints of punk and hip-hop to the sound, while maintaining its traditional roots and political message. Femi has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and festivals, and collaborated with iconic musicians across a wide array of genres, most recently Coldplay on their song “Arabesque,” which is featured on their latest album Everyday Life.

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Stop The Hate — Femi’s eleventh studio album — arrives just when listeners need it most, as Black people throughout the world continue the fight for equal rights and the end of police brutality. Throughout his album, Femi criticizes the local government for causing chaos when it should be promoting peace. “From corruption him close eye take money,” Femi sings on the exceptional “You Can’t Fight Corruption With Corruption.” In an interview, he delves better into the meaning: “I’m talking about the government in Nigeria. The president tried to win the election, and he surrounds himself with everybody who is corrupt. You can’t take money from criminals and then fight criminals. If you are a good guy, you don’t take money from bad guys to fight bad guys. You just have to find a better way to fight bad guys.”

“Pà Pá Pà” is taken from the forthcoming album Legacy +, out February 12 on Partisan Records. The song video was shot at the Afrika Shrine in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos by video director Adasa Cookey.

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As I stand before you
I want you to listen to me well
As I stand before you
I want you to hear me well
You see this our life
Our lives move very fast
Our lives in this life
Our lives move very fast

Is why we must face the government
Government must not waste our time
Is why we must face the government
Government must not waste our time

When government waste our time
Government waste our life
Brothers and sisters
When government waste our time
Government waste our life

If government no fit do their job
(PA PA PA!)
Make them comot for there
(PA PA PA!)
Make them comot for there
(PA PA PA!)
If government no fit do their work
(PA PA PA!)
Make them give us electricity
(PA PA PA!)
Make them repair all the roads
(PA PA PA!)
Made them give us good health care
(PA PA PA!)
Make them give us clean water to drink
(PA PA PA!)
Pa pa pa o
(PA PA PA!)
Pa pa pa o
(PA PA PA!)
Everybody
Very fast e o
(PA PA PA!)
Very fast e o
(PA PA PA!)
Get down get down
(PA PA PA!)
Get down come on get down
(PA PA PA!)
Get down

Pa pa pa o
(PA PA PA!)
Pa pa pa o
(PA PA PA!)
Very fast e o
(PA PA PA!)
Very fast e o
(PA PA PA!)
Get down get down
(PA PA PA!)
Get down come on get down
(PA PA PA!)
Get down

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M.anifest – Madina To The Universe (Full Album)

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M.anifest has been shifting the status quo of the African music scene since his arrival. An award-winning artist from Accra, Ghana, he is known for marrying traditional African sounds with Hip Hop sensibilities. M.anifest’s music is “transformative,” and he has received wide recognition for his clever wordplay and effortless trilingual lyricism, employing English, Twi, and Pidgin English to produce boundary crossing music.

Following his five singles released so far this year, M.anifest draws the curtains to a close with his long awaited studio album dubbed ‘Madina To The Universe’, a presentation of the vicinity where he was born and bred.

The album ‘Madina To The Universe‘ houses 15 tracks including the already released ‘Confusion’, Scorpio Flow’, ‘No Fear’ and ‘La Vida’. The star-studded body of work makes way for exciting features with Adekunkle Gold, M3nsa, Moliy, Ladipoe, Patoranking and Tiggs Da Authour.

‘M.T.T.U’ as shortly pronounced is a great and enthralling diverse experience beautifully put together by M.anifest that is sure to get you hooked on as soon as you press play.

Listen below and tell us your favorite track in there.

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Davido x Focalistic – “Champion Sound”

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The Ke Star Collaborators (Davido and Focalistic) Reunites On This Amapiano Party-Starter CHAMPION SOUND.

Just as Davido is still busy hitting the streets of social media with his #1Million Challenge, he slams us with yet another record titled “Champion Sound” featuring Focalistic. The South-African Amapiano god, Focalistic took this new record to a new level as Davido puts him on a High Pop Vibe.

Nigerian vocalist/producer Davido blends traditional African elements with global mainstream pop for a sound that’s equal parts intriguing and infectious.

Within a short year-time, Focalistic’s ability to blend honest rap lyrics to viral Amapiano instrumentals has endeared him to the music industry of South Africa.

We can’t be the only one who thinks Davido and Focalistic are arguably the sickest collaborators in the music industry right now. As they did in the past on Ke Star Remix, they are back with an even hotter jam and this one is dubbed, “Champion Sound”, with the slickest touch of Amapiano beat that will have your subconscious jumping for joy once it sinks in.

On this track, Davido informs anyone who cares to listen that he has been doing his Hit thing for about 10 years now and he definitely isn’t retiring soon. With an assist from Focalistic, the sound is moulded into one which will resonate with this generation for the longest.

Listen and Enjoy!

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French Montana Finally Releases “They Got Amnesia” Ft. Rick Ross, Pop Smoke, Others

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After getting faced with severe mockery by Hip-hop fans on social media, French Montana finally releases his highly-anticipated 4th studio project, They Got Amnesia.

They Got Amnesia was supposed to include appearances from Drake, Kodak Black, Doja Cat, and many more. However, Drake’s feature was pulled due to a lyric about Kim Kardashian, as well as being faced with a #435 Billion lawsuit, alongside Travis Scott, Champagne Papi, Apple Music, and more, following Astroworld tragedy.

Also, a source close to Champagne Papi told TMZ he didn’t think this is the best time to put out new music because out of respect for those impacted by the deaths that occurred almost two weeks ago. Drake is reportedly still dealing with the tragic events himself.

The album was expected to drop on Nov. 12th, but it was nowhere to be found on streaming platforms, neither was there any explanation for its delay.

Finally, fans of Montana can now enjoy the 21- track album with features from his industry’s finest chart-topping friends.

See the official Tracklist Below:

Tracklist

1. ICU
2. How You King?
3. FWMGAB
4. I Don’t Really Care
5. Touch The Sky ft. John Legend & Rick Ross
6. Mopstick ft. Kodak Black
7. Stuck in the Jungle ft. Pop Smoke & Lil Durk
8. Handstand with Doja Cat ft. Saweetie
9. Panicking ft. Fivio Foreign
10. Didn’t Get Far ft. Fabolous
11. The Paper
12. Tonight Only
13. Business
14. Push Start with Coi Leray ft. 42 Dugg
15. Striptease ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Latto
16. Bag Season ft. Lil Tjay
17. Fraud
18. Prayer (Skit)
19. Appreciate Everything
20. Losing Weight
21. FWMGAB Remix ft. Moneybagg Yo

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