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Kabaka’s ‘Abialam’ Makes Highlife History With Top Music Chart Performance

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In a historic moment for African highlife music, Kabaka and His Oriental International Brothers have achieved a groundbreaking feat with their latest album, ‘Abialam,’ which has climbed to No. 24 on the Apple Music Top 100 chart worldwide. What’s even more stunning is that this achievement was attained within less than 24 hours of its release, and it secured the 27th position within 48 hours of hitting the charts.

Kabaka and His Oriental International Brothers

‘Abialam,’ which translates to “I have returned,” is a masterful blend of traditional rhythms and contemporary beats, that captures the very essence of highlife music while resonating with a diverse global audience.

The album comprises six tracks that pay respect to the rich history of the highlife genre while seamlessly integrating modern elements, making it both timeless and relevant in today’s music landscape.

Kabaka is a highlife music trailblazer

With this incredible success, ‘Abialam’ not only tops the charts but also receives praise from music critics who applaud the album’s sophisticated orchestration, intriguing lyrics, and innovative sound.

African highlife music pioneers, Kabaka and His Oriental International Brothers are recognised for fusing traditional highlife rhythms with contemporary influences. Their music has won over followers across decades and cultures.

With future tour dates and streaming of “Abialam” on all the main platforms, Kabaka and His Oriental International Brothers are ready to electrify audiences with their comeback.

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Nigerian Music Stars Win 2023 AFRIMMA Awards In Texas

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The 2023 AFRIMMA Awards took place in Texas and many Nigerian superstars bagged awards at the ceremony.

The 10th edition of the AFRIMMA Awards which took place on September 17, 2023, in Texas, was a night to remember for Nigerian music fans.

The African Muzik Magazine Award, widely abbreviated as AFRIMMA, is an annual music award ceremony that celebrates the best of African music. The awards are open to artists from all over Africa, and they recognize a wide range of musical genres, including Afrobeats, Afro-Trap, Assiko, Bongo, Coupé-décalé, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Makossa, Soukous, etc.

2023 AFRIMMA Awards

The AFRIMMA is one of the most prestigious music awards ceremonies in Africa. They are also one of the most popular which helps to raise awareness of African music and to promote African artists to a global audience as they provide a platform for African artists to showcase their talent and creativity.

Several Nigerian superstars won the AFRIMMA awards at the ceremony, including:

  • Davido: Album of the Year for his record-breaking fourth album, Timeless
  • Rema: Artist of the Year
  • Ayra Starr: Best Female for West Africa
  • Flavour: Best Live Performance
  • ODUMODUBLVCK: Best Newcomer
  • Blaqbonez: Best Rap Act
  • KCee: AFRIMMA Legendary Award
  • Timaya: Lifetime Achievement Award

These wins prove the incredible talent and creativity of many Nigerian artists who are being recognised for their contributions to the music world globally. They are also a sign that Nigerian music is becoming increasingly popular around the world.

2023 AFRIMMA Awards

Full list of the 2023 AFRIMMA award winners:

  • Rema  Nigeria
  • King Promise  Ghana
  • Ayra Starr – Nigeria
  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
  • Nadia Mukami – Kenya
  • Fabregas – DR Congo
  • AKA – South Africa
  • Nadia Nakai – South Africa
  • Odumodu Blvck – Nigeria
  • Mike Kalambay – DRC
  • Flavour – Nigeria
  • Blaqbonez – Nigeria
  • Spyro x Tiwa Savage – ‘Who’s Your Guy?’
  • Ms DSF – Nigeria
  • DJ Freshy K – Nigeria
  • Maajabu Gospel
  • Fally Ipupa – DR Congo
  • Toofan – Togo
  • Davido  Timeless
  • Fally Ipupa (DR Congo) and Timaya (Nigeria)
  • Kcee – Nigeria

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Show Dem Camp Announce Joint Music Project With The Caveman

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Show Dem Camp (SDC) has unveiled an exciting joint album with The Cavemen, two musical groups that uniquely incorporate indigenous Highlife elements into their sound, setting them apart in the Nigerian music industry.

The announcement was made during SDC’s Palmwine Fest London, held at the KOKO Camden on September 17, 2023. Fans of both groups were electrified by the news, anticipating the spectacular fusion of Highlife that would result from this collaboration.

Show Dem Camp announces collaborative project with The Cavemen

Rappers Tec and Ghost make up the duo of Show Dem Camp (SDC), renowned for their distinctive body of work spanning the Hip Hop and Alternative music genres.

In particular, as Alternative artists, they are known for their critically acclaimed Palm Wine music series, which consists of Palmwime albums: Palmwine Music (2017), Palmwine Music 2 (2018), Palmwine Express (2019), and Palmwine Music 3 (2022)

The Cavemen, on the other hand, became well-known in 2020 as a result of the release of their highly regarded debut album, “Roots.” The publication of their sophomore album, “Love & Highlife,” in 2021 cemented their reputation as a renowned band in the music industry. Additionally, they have worked with well-known musicians including Davido, Asa, and Kizz Daniel.

Nigerian Duo The Cavemen Announce Second Album "Love And Highlife ...

This upcoming collaborative project promises to be a significant addition to the musical landscape, combining the unique styles and influences of both SDC and The Cavemen, further enriching the diversity of Nigerian music. Fans can eagerly anticipate a fusion of Highlife sounds that pays homage to tradition while exploring new horizons.

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