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Spotify Celebrates Nigeria’s Independence With Three New Playlists

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Spotify has taken Nigeria’s independence celebration to another level by unveiling three new playlists: “I Love My 2000s Afrobeats“, “I Love My 2010s Afrobeats“, and “The Sound Of Fuji“.

Spotify unveiled the three new playlists to put a spotlight on not only the country’s music achievements but also to show off her musical diversity.

These three playlists encompass a wide range of genres, from the captivating rhythms of Fuji to the golden eras of Afrobeats. Together, they create a musical trail that has resonated with millions of Nigerians across generations.

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While Afrobeats has gained global recognition, it’s important to recognize that Nigeria’s musical landscape is incredibly dynamic and wide, with genres rooted in unique origins. Nigerian artists have created iconic music throughout different eras, contributing to the nation’s vibrant musical feats.

Spotify aims to celebrate this diversity by giving a platform to the musical genres, showcasing the decades that shaped the country’s musical identity, and highlighting the artists and hit songs that paved the way for the international success of Afrobeats.

Listeners and fans have the chance to explore these Nigerian songs, from their roots to their contemporary expressions.

Now, let’s find details about these new playlists that offer unique musical experiences:

I Love My 2000s Afrobeats:

For fans of the early days of Afrobeats and anyone looking to relive those cherished memories, the “I Love My 2000s Afrobeats” playlist is a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

This curated collection of tracks from the 2000s captures the existence of that era’s Afrobeats, offering listeners a chance to revisit the sounds and rhythms that defined the music scene during that time.

It’s a playlist that brings back great memories and celebrates the timeless appeal of 2000s Afrobeats.

I Love My 2010s Afrobeats:

This playlist is a special compilation that includes some of the songs that marked the beginning of the “Afrobeats To The World” movement.

This mix of iconic hits holds a special place in the hearts of listeners, and you’ll undoubtedly find yourself revisiting it time and time again.

These songs played an important role in introducing Afrobeats to a global audience, and they continue to resonate with music enthusiasts worldwide.

The Sound Of Fuji:

Expanding on its recent accomplishments, this playlist takes listeners on a captivating journey through the evolution of the Fuji genre.

It showcases the most influential artists who have shaped the Fuji landscape, from the legendary Kollington Ayinla to the contemporary icon, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma.

This playlist serves as a musical chronicle, offering a glimpse into the history and development of Fuji music, a very necessary part of Nigeria’s musical journey.

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Chike Drops Colourful Music Video For “Egwu”

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Chike‘s music video for his hit song “Egwu” is filled with joy and happiness, reflecting the success of the song itself. Released in late 2023, it featured the late singer Mohbad. “Egwu” quickly became a major hit, reaching the number one spot on the TurnTable Top 100 chart.

Filmed on location in Lagos, Nigeria, the music video is a lively and energetic celebration of the city and its various communities. The talented cinematographer, Pink, used a variety of bright colours and joyful visuals. He perfectly captured the essence and positive energy of the song.

The video features people from all walks of life, including market women, schoolchildren, artisans, older citizens, and dancers. They all come together to enjoy the music and dance. It also pays homage to the late singer Mohbad, who featured in the single. The video has a touching scene that honours his memory.

“Egwu” is the next exciting song from Chike, following his 2023 hit “Ego Oyibo.” This new track offers fans a glimpse of what they can expect from his upcoming third album, which is currently in the works. With “Egwu,” Chike is building anticipation for his next full-length project.

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Asake Drops Rich Visuals Of “Only Me”

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Asake, a rising star, has once again thrilled his fans with the released music video for his hit single “Only Me.” He had previously dropped the single on his birthday in 2024.

The music video, directed by the renowned cinematographer TG Omori, showcases Asake in a vibrant priest costume. He leads a procession that draws inspiration from classic Nollywood scenes associated with the occult. The video also features Asake taking control of a vault, symbolising his wealth and solidifying his position as a prominent figure.

The release of the music video for “Only Me” comes after Asake teamed up with fellow musician Zlatan on the popular song “Bust Down.” This collaboration further extended Asake’s impressive run of successful music releases, solidifying his position as a prominent figure in the industry.

As a Grammy-nominated artist with two albums released in the past two years, Asake aims to continue his impressive run.

Asake’s next move is a performance at the massive Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto, Canada, which can hold a crowd of 19,000. The concert is scheduled for April 2024, and there are exciting rumours that Asake might release new music before this highly anticipated event, further thrilling his fans.

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Kcee Features Teni & Skibii In New Single “Ebelebe”

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Nigerian music sensation Kcee is back with a brand new banger! After making waves in 2023 with his innovative hit “Ojapiano,” which blended Amapiano with the traditional Igbo flute, Kcee is ready to take his Amapiano exploration to the next level with his latest single, “Ebelebe.”

This catchy and upbeat track features the talents of fellow hitmakers Skibii and Teni, ensuring a vibrant and exciting listening experience. Produced by the renowned Jaysynths, “Ebelebe” boasts a pulsating rhythm that’s guaranteed to get everyone moving.

Kcee did a great job on the track, showcasing his confidence and charisma with lines like “Many man promise, no miss call, why, cos man no call.” It’s a testament to his staying power and ability to adapt to evolving trends while staying true to his signature sound.

Consider adding this incredible jam to your collection. It’s a fantastic option for those times when you’re seeking to unwind and lose yourself in the rhythm, moving to the beat with joy and excitement.

Available now on all streaming platforms, “Ebelebe” marks a powerful kickoff to Kcee’s 2024. It’s a celebration of life, music, and the joy of collaboration. So get ready to turn up the volume and groove to this infectious new tune.

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