Reekado Banks, a superstar in the Afrobeats scene, is gearing up for another hit! He’s dropping his first single of 2024, and this time, he’s teaming up with the popular street pop artist Seyi Vibez.
To get fans excited, Reekado even shared some behind-the-scenes footage from the music video on social media.
Reekado Banks, known for his good melodies and smooth vocals, has been a wave in the Afrobeats scene for nearly a decade. His signature sound, a blend of Afropop and dancehall, has accumulated fans worldwide.
Seyi Vibez, on the other hand, has taken the scene by storm with his unique blend of street-inspired lyrics and soulful melodies. His meteoric rise to fame, marked by multiple EPs and albums in 2023 alone, has earned him a well-deserved spot in the hearts of his fans.
Last year, Reekado treated us to “Feel Different,” a melodious song featuring Adekunle Gold and Maleek Berry. But that wasn’t all.
Seyi Vibez kept the music flowing in 2023, releasing the most projects (2 EPs and 2 albums!) out of any mainstream artist. This impressive work landed him on Nigerian fans “Top 10 Artists of 2023” ratings. He also collaborated with big names like BNXN, Kizz Daniel, and Burna Boy, shining on the track “Giza” from Burna’s latest album.
The brief snippet offered a glimpse into the collaborative magic brewing between these two talented artists.
Fans, already buzzing with anticipation from the Instagram live, were left eagerly speculating about the full song’s release date and potential genre influences. This unexpected collaboration will be a major moment in the Afrobeats scene, and Reekado Banks’ strategic use of a live platform to unveil it has only heightened the excitement.
With Reekado Banks and Seyi Vibez joining forces, this new single promises to be something special. Get ready to dance and sing along when it drops.
At the recent launch party celebrating his new album “Vultures 1,” renowned musician Kanye West welcomed his eldest daughter, North West, to join him on stage.
The ten-year-old North showcased her talents alongside her father at the Accor Arena in Paris on Sunday. Together, they performed the song “Talking/Once Again,” much to the delight of the audience.
Videos shared online show North confidently sang along to the track as it played, while she and her father shared a fun and energetic dance routine onstage.
During the performance, North briefly folded her hands in a prayerful gesture, repeating the words “Bless me, bless me” with sincerity.
Meanwhile, Kanye, who shares four children with his former spouse, Kim Kardashian, remained silent while the song played. Instead, he danced and gestured towards the audience.
Both North and the 46-year-old Grammy award winner wore entirely black attire for the event.
Kanye West chose an outfit he had worn previously, consisting of a jacket, pants, and shoes. He completed the look with a distinctive “Friday the 13th” face mask.
Upon removing the mask, one could see a white image of a crucified figure embroidered on the hood underneath. This specific design choice echoed the one he showcased at the Super Bowl earlier in the month.
North West, mirroring her father’s style, sported a pair of baggy pants, chunky shoes, a graphic T-shirt, and a puffer coat with a white stripe running down one sleeve. To top it all off, she wore a large, fluffy trapper hat.
The “Flashing Lights” rapper has been exploring various European cities with his wife, Bianca Censori. They are on a celebratory tour to mark the release of their new album, which they collaborated on with Ty Dolla $ign. Though the couple has been sharing pictures and videos of their travels on social media, it remains unclear when their eldest child joined them on their European adventure.
BNXN and Ruger have finally put their two-year-long feud behind them with their collaborative song release, “Romeo Must Die (RMD).” This single marks a new chapter for both artists and signifies a fresh start in their relationship.
The song, released on February 29th, 2024, comes with a music video filmed in Malibu, California. The video showcases the artists enjoying themselves amidst the scenic backdrop of the ocean, palm trees, and luxury cars.
While fans were initially curious about the musical direction the song would take, given BNXN’s lean towards R&B and Ruger’s focus on dancehall, the artists have successfully blended their styles. Produced by Kukbeats, the song celebrates their success and throws subtle shade at their critics.
The song “Romeo Must Die” is a direct reference to the popular action movie released in the year 2000. The film starred martial arts star Jet Li and the late R&B singer Aaliyah.
This collaboration between BNXN and Ruger is a significant one, as it’s the first song they’ve released together in 2024, and it follows a successful year for both artists in 2023.
An important thing to note is that Ruger recently left his previous label, Jonzing World. Because of this, “Romeo Must Die” is his first song released under his own new label called Blown Boy.
British-Nigerian rapper Skepta is teaming up with rising Nigerian star Portable for a new Afrobeats song titled “Tony Montana.” This collaboration marks Skepta’s exploration of the Afrobeats genre, potentially connecting with his Nigerian roots.
The song, produced by award-winning JAE5, follows Portable’s “Tony Montana of London” EP, released earlier in 2024. Notably, Portable’s visit to the UK in the same year led to this collaboration with Skepta.
Fans on social media are excited about the single, particularly impressed by Portable’s contribution. His melodic chorus is a departure from his usual “hoarse street music” style.
“Tony Montana” is not Skepta’s first foray into exploring collaborations with Nigerian artists. Earlier this year, he released “Jangrova,” featuring Nigerian rapper Odumodublvck and British-Ghanaian actor Idris Elba.
Interestingly, Skepta recently made his directorial debut with the movie “Tribal Mark,” focusing on a British-Nigerian hitman. He reportedly decided to create this film as a response to discussions about casting a black actor for the role of James Bond.
“Tony Montana” serves as one of the lead singles for Skepta’s upcoming sixth album, “Knife & Fork,” expected to be released later in 2024. This collaboration and album anticipation mark a promising year for the British-Nigerian artist.