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Legendury Beatz feat. Vanessa Mdee – Duasi

From his just released AFROPOP101 mixtape Here’s Duasi by Legendury Beatz featuring vanessa mdee.

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Mi Casa Ft. Yemi Alade – Get Through This

The last time we featured South African super band was with the record Tuale Fofofo with Sauti Sol.This time around they team up with the self-acclaimed Mama Africa “Yemi Alade”, for their new single titled Get Through This, produced by Maleek Berry.

The record is about staying in relationships even during trying times..

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Iyo Ft Diamond Platnumz – Loving You

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Nigerian Iyo and Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz have done a collabo ‘Loving You’ that talks about love with no boundaries. The beat was produced by Mastercraft and the video captures the story line
The new single, ‘Loving You’ is a follow up to Iyo’s last popular track, Ko Kan Won and Pack & Go.

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Ketchup ft. Jose Chameleone – Pam Pam (Remix)

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Ketchup from Nigeria had a hit with the original “Pam Pam Record”. in 2016 he comes through with this new remix to the record by featuring Ugandan superstar Jose Chameleone.

I see this remix being being in the clubs also

We got another one!!!!!


Victoria Kimani – Booty Bounce

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Kenyan Victoria Kimani currently signed to Nigeria’s label “Chocolate City just released her latest single “Booty Bounce” produced by Reinhard, from her debut album which will be released soon.

Victoria Kimani is talented and there is no doubt about that. I personally believe she trying to go hard on those Afrobeats that are not really her lane. One or two songs should be enough and keep it moving….

I’m not saying it’s a bad record, but it’s not something I would give tons of spins on my music playlist.

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Ice Prince – V.I.P and Gimme Dat ft Burna Boy (****GetMziki Excluisve)

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Ice Prince released two brand records this week titled V.I.P and Gimme Dat which features Burna Boy , Olamide and Yung L . The 2 new tracks are off his forthcoming album, Fire Of Zamani which he plans on drop sometime this year.

V.I.P, Produced by Chopstix is a decent record the track has some Aboki sprinkle all over it. I can see it definitely getting tons of spins on the radio and in the clubs. Gimme Dat is one of those records that will probably slowly gravitate to people in due time. It also features Burna Boy, who like I said before is one of the Naija artists I’m feeling right now and we’ve featured him recently with Tonight and like to party.

For now listen and enjoy some exclusive new music from Naija land…

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Parker Ighile – So Beautiful (**GetMziki Exclusive)

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The past few years have seen various African artists signing multi-million dollar deals with various record labels across the US and Europe. The list is endless from Kanye signing D’Banji, Akon linking up with P-Square, Wiz Kid and 2face and also Xtatic from Kenya signing to Sony. This are just a few examples, but the list is endless. I don’t wanna seem like a hater but until I knew all the fine print in those contracts I thought it was always a good look to sign to a major. Now, I know better. Maybe one day I’ll talk in depth about the subject.

One of the African artists who signed to a major is Nigerian Peter Ibrahim “Parker” Ighile who’s currently signed to Nicki Minaj’s label. He’s no stranger within the London urban music circle as half of the British production duo Parker and James. His production credits include Nicki Minaj feat Parker- Hell Yeah, Rihanna- “What Now”, Jessie J- Do it Like a Dude, Angel- Wonderful, Chip- Oopsie Daisy.
You can follow him on his twitter here

I was skeptical at first but after a few listens, I can attest that hopefully Parker will rise and become one of the best in this crowded field. “So beautiful” is a catchy banger which is simple put slowly grows on ya.

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Dammy Krane – My Dear (****GetMziki Exclusive)

Dammy Krane is an artist from Nigeria who according to his bio is “a singer, song writer, who has had the honor of working with several established producers and artists. He’s known for his melodic voice, engaging lyrics and exciting genre of alternative music.

Dammy started getting serious pursuing music while in university and has been adding on his fan base by releasing “My Dear”. He signed to the Hypertek record stable and recently r

eleased the Clarence Peters directed visuals to his latest effort.

Are you Feeling it? I'm putting my stamp of approval on this one. Like they say, “This $hit CRAY!”

Other artists should take notes on how to complement their portfolios by releasing colorful graphics and covers while promoting their music. In 2012, it's just not about the music, its the whole package.

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Chidinma – Kedike (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

Probably one of the only Clarence Peters videos that I actually really like a lot… Also probably the first and the only Naija female artist that I am really really feeling right now.

Chidinma was the MTN Project Fame Season 3 winner and this is here sophomore track into the world of music post MTNPF. The track was produced by Cobhams Asuquo, video Directed By award winning video director Clarence Peters of course – Bless this banger right here…

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Kanja & Kunzo – Bounce Bounce, Bounce

Some quick hits, Kanja has a new track with Kunzo from Nigeria. I have no real opininon on the track right now – since I am barely getting to listen to it, but maybe in a few days I will add on to the post what I think. Initial thoughts are that there is no real verse, too many hooks, too many piga makofis and bounce bounce bounce – not sure how to jam to this. And its okay I guess lol. I mean we cant be serious all the time, maybe sometimes we just need happy music.

I think I am also getting tired of Auto Tune in a sense… Sure T-Pain can do it and get away with it and so can Akon but for most part a lot of these cats have other songs without voice correction. After while folks will just need to hear your voice. I think maybe that’s why I liked that “Shorty say ahh”… Or Maybe I liked that Song coz of Naomi (Man naomi is CAKE waaaa lol).

Anyway listen to the track let us know what you think..

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D'Banj – Oliver (Happy Independence Day Naija**)

Last weekend during Oktoberfest I met two lovely pretty Naija chics. Its funny how you see Africans in a crowded environment and you can quickly point out each other and get along relatively well. We immediately connected as I mentioned I was headed to San Jose for a Naija party. Surprisingly it was the Nigerian Independence day party to which I bet they were pleased I was headed there.

As I post this track and wish all my Nigerian friends and online visitors a happy Naija Independence day. I cant help but look back and picture the dancefloor when DJ SLIM, dropped this track. This infectious beat and D’banj vocal inspired track has been the genius of their labels viral campaign which started a while back.

Mo’Hits Records have been running a competition that would give a chance to people with talents in dancing, comedy or anything entertaining by recording a video clip of themselves or their group dancing to this Oliver song.

The videos can be uploaded to YouTube and link emailed to oliver@mohitsrecords.com, as I understand the videos will be judged based on how entertaining they are.

The 1st prize is $2500; 2nd prize is $2000; 3rd prize is $1500; 4th prize is $1000; 5th prize is $500. The Top 10 entries will be part of the Official Oliver video and the Top 50 gets a FREE Koko Mobile Handset (D’Banj owns this Network or Phone service).

Funniest thing though is how infectious the entire campaign or track is – I wish I had my camera to capture the Naijas who went buck wild last weekend. I love this .. enjoy.

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Buy far I would vote for these young’ns


Victoria Kimani – Oleku Remix (GetMziki Exclusive **)

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Finally a Kenyan has jumped on a crazy Naija track to bless the remix. There have been so many different remixes and covers for Oleku coming from Naija but I think for me personally this has to be the best execution to date.

Vikki Secret or better known as Victoria Kimani (looks like she is going through a rebranding effort to drop the vikki secret handle which to me is about time – I couldnt wrap my head around Vikki Secret.. so big ups to the PR and publicity folks steering this move). Anyway Victoria who happens to be Bamboo and Kimya’s sister was orginally born in LA and then sorta moved back and forth between the US, Nigeria and Kenya. So with the links am not surprised she would jump on the track or get the blessings to be on the remix.

I think Vikki will do big things once the branding gets sorted out – she has a killer jam that Bruce Odhiambo produced some years back – I posted it here (Tell Me). Listen to this bird chirp… and tell me this is not the best R&B singer Kenya has to offer right now. (sorry Mercy 🙂 )// ps. Waithaka you need the vocals for Tell me ufanye mambo?

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J Martins Feat Cabo Snoop – Good Time

 

This is a new track just in from our Nigerian connects – i think this gonna be a HUGE banger riding on the whole house/dance phenomenon that is sweeping the continent right now.

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Flavour – Nwa Baby Ghanian Remix ft Asem Bradez Stone

I’ll make a quick post here because all the hoopla being caused by this song in Kenya right now and am being asked why its not on GetMziki. Truthfully We’ve had it for a long time, but I personally never thought it was such a big song. But apparently in Kenya its being played every 67 minutes across all radio stations and night clubs. This particular version I am uploading is a remix which features Ghanaian heavy weight ASEM. Naija and Ghana Stand up.

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2Face – Only Me (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

Honestly right now the buzz on 2Face from my perspective is probably more warranted than the buzz on Dbanj. Sure Dbanj got signed to Good (Kanye’s label) but in my opinion 2Face was my first pick in terms of an artist that was to break into the international market. Either way I think when I listen to Only Me which is in 2Face’s upcoming album appropriately titled “The Unstoppable” I cant help but think this is why Naija music is running Africa right now.

A huge part of me thinks the producers have evolved and hence the music performance and writing has ultimately changed/matured. Overall listen to this cats vocal delivery and listen to the flow tell me you don’t think this dude needs to be on a Tower Records shelf or something.. Shit I forgot most record stores closed shop lol..

ps. The message in this song is deep, we are all one regardless of where we come from – when I went to school back in Kenya I recall conversations around Cushites, Nilotes and Bantus. When you think of Africa in those terms, what separates us is really what we eat (Fish, Cows or Grass)… the newness in our ethnic lines and color lines in my opinion was created during colonialism and it gets worse the more developed our countries get… LETS UNITE – AFRICA is one big COUNTRY

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Ice Prince feat Brymo – Oleku (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

Ice Prince from Nigeria has been enjoying a phenomenal year after winning the Hennessy Artistry Award in 2009. From my Naija sources I understand he is signed to a record label called Chocolate City in Nigeria. This particular track has to be one of the his biggest which dropped earlier this year but we slept on it for technical reasons. OLEKU is big, if your DJ doesn’t play this for you – fine him or just tell him he aint doing a good job or blessing your well diversified ears.

I wont talk much on this track – please enjoy OLEKU here..

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5Mics – Five Blessings (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

Since this is the first time I have heard of 5Mics and I am totally digging his flow, Ill do something I rarely do. Which is use content directly from his PRESS KIT. Mostly because I find people spice up their press kits so much with flavor and grease it removes for the element of knowing who the artist really is. But in summary 5Mics from Nigeria is described below from his label:

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5Mics [real name, Stanley I. Ikegbulam] is an artist after a pattern. The average artist might use a brush to paint his pictures but this artist paints his pictures with words. The name ‘5Mics’ was bestowed on him by colleagues for his energetic, though provoking and soul stirring lyrics [a status earned by rappers with skills and given to rappers like Nas and Jay-Z]. His relationship with hip hop is a long standing one from his childhood days that saw him start writing lyrics and belting them out in his unique style in high school. With influences like Nas, EPMD, Biggie Smalls, 2Pac, Rakim, Eight Ball, Boot camp Click, Wu Tang, KRS One, LL cool J, Def squad and the Ruff Ryders; 5Mic’s art has always had a unique approach with a mind blowing mix of all these rapping styles.

Born to parents from the South-East of Nigeria, he was raised in Lagos where he was exposed to music at a young age. His parents were also a factor in his walk with hip hop as they were free-handed and allowed their son to experience in his words, ‘any and everything’ the environment had to offer. This broadened his view and is also the reason why his art resonates with practically every group of the society. His music is received well from international hip hop heads to the ‘boys’ in the local hoods. His education which began in Lagos brought him to Abuja where he bagged a BSc in Business Administration but this did not stop his heartbeat for his first love.

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Vector feat 2 Face – Get Down (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

I have to make this post real quick because I think this track is fire and my Naija connects are acting all secretive and protective over the mp3 … blaaargh. Cmon VECTOR sort us out with the track this shit is FIRE. Vector just came correct with the pidgin rap and ofcourse I cant say enough of 2 Face Idibia. Naija is on a whole new level right now the quality of the video is ridiculous as it is regardless of the fact that every African video is now using this After Effects color correction plug in – for now its okay I will swallow that as just cool shit. The video is hot, the TRACK production is SICK. Vectors new album is called STATE OF SURPRISE and if this track is anything to go by his upcoming project. Then I am completely sold.

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Naeto C – 10 Over 10 (***GetMziki Exclusive)

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Naeto C aka “the only MC with an MSc” is a Nigerian artist and music producer and is currently signed to Storm Records In Lagos. He’s one of the quickly raising stars in the ever growing Naija music scene and he’s just started celebrating and seeing the results of his grind after just coming off winning the “Best New Musician” award at the 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards and the “Best Video Of The Year” with “Won” at the 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards 2009.

He’s currently promoting his sophomore album “Super C Season” and has released a couple of singles on the album including “Kinda like a big deal” which we featured On GetMiki before. “10 over 10” is the track I’ve been bumping too heavy in the last few weeks., where Naeto C flips his flow to perfectly resonate with the beat creating a record that will be driving the streets, radio and clubs crazy in the next few months. Its perfectly summarizes the song title “10 Over 10”.

As an added bonus, I decided to throw in his street anthem for “Successful” (The P Mix Video), featuring behind the scenes views of the Channel O Awards ,when he got his award for “best video of the year”. The video also captures tons of African artists who were att he awards like 2Face, Amani, Sasha and many more. Enjoy!!!

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Bracket Feat 2Face- Yori Yori Remix (GetMziki Exclusive)

I have been MIA for a while now taking care of some business, but we are back now. Thanks to Leo, Alvin and Louis for taking care of all the updates.

I got this track like 3 weeks ago and although we showcased it on the “Homepage“, many people go directly to the blog and most likely might have missed the song.

I showcased the original Bracket “Yori Yori” way before it became a hit and people everywhere have been going wild when this song comes on. I’m really glad they came out with the remix which features Naija heavyweight 2face who did a couple of tour spots in the US a few months ago, since although the original is a banger, after so many spins and after every other Dj playing this track 2-3 times a night, the song has really been “overplayed”. This remix has been out for like 3 weeks now and its already on the charts in major Naija radio stations.

My sources tell me that Bracket is actually gearing up for the release of thier second album and the ” Yori Yori” remix is the first single off the album. This song was produced and recorded at Giant Beats Studios, Abuja by hit producer Dekumzy. The remix is a different song altogether and features a new beat plus 2Face on the track. I wanna see if djs jump on this track just like they did the other one.

Enjoy!!!!!

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Justina- Radio DJ (GetMziki Exclusive)

We have featured Justina from Naija in the site before with the club banger “Omo Too Sexy“. The song enjoyed massive airplay and rotation both locally and abroad during its drop and remains people’s  favourite as a heavy club banger even till this date.

With her astonishingly powerful and variable voice, Justina combines different elements from Jazz, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop and Afrobeat to her very own style. In her songs which she composes largely herself she evokes her relentless love for life but also touches on pressing social issues such as poverty, corruption, struggling kids and the treatment of women in Africa.

On this track she talks about her love for a radio dj. The question is which one ????

I’m really feeling this track and I wanna know what people out there think.

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Maye Hunta – Ekaette (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

This has to be the most evasive track I have ever had to post. Honestly I have had this track for months but I was unimpressed with the quality of the file I have (sadly its the version I have posted today). But we kept asking our Naija connects to hook up a better version all with no success. We even tried hitting up Maye Hunta’s peeps down in SA but still nothing got back to us. At this point we decided this is a big tune to let lose, its been out for a while but we just cant keep holding it hostage anymore.

Olumayowa Adekunle Odejimi aka Mayé Hunta is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. Maye who is currently based in Jo’berg South Africa has been singing for a while but got into the commercial scene around 1998. Part of his acting career can also be seen on M-Net series called “Jacobs Cross.” However we fell in love with this track last year when it dropped because it reminded us of what most guys growing up in Africa experienced.

You see the reality of the storyline on this track is so real that its almost impossible to ignore the entertainment factor. Most of us guys know a guy or a man of a household who was tapping the housegirl. Most guys who grew up in Africa probably lost their virginity to some house girl (lol). And thats just me being real with you guys, so there is the sheer entertainment of the track and awesome high quality video. Then there is the reality on the ground that guys really fyeka their housies… Am just saying! Anyway let me kill this vibe before I get into trouble.

Enjoy the track..

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Bigiano – Shayo [Sax Version] (GetMziki Exclusive ***)


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If Hellon wasnt so busy with his nonsense with Esther I think this is some of the interesting creative work that the genius sax player would put his mouth into. I mean really, how crazy is crazy when crazy goes insane!! I cant believe i used to enjoy the Jazz sessions at Pavement with him and Aaron back in the day. Anyway not to be opinionated – because really I don’t care about that whole situation. I’ve actually sat on the back bench watching the drama unfold and deep down catch myself thinking this is a good thing for Kenya – yet again some random news thats taking Kenyans mind off the state of politics and poor Governance. (Am sorry sometimes i get political when I watch NTV news and half the coverage is about useless ministers talking about nonsensical issues in parliament – honestly its sometimes just saddening – when will Kenya learn, its the same cast different movie.. I mean these guys pass 2 or 3 bills a year if at most during parliament… anyway.. I think in kenya politics is a career move its not something you do because you want to become of service to the people. Its something you do because you want to better your own individual lifestyle.. ) URRRGH….. I digress am sorry. Am sorry. Am sorry sincerely apologize.

Back to Hellon. Actually scratch that no need to waste time talking about Hellon. But lets just say Kenya has Chris Bitok and people like Hellon who can really intertwine and collaborate with the Urban/Pop/Genge/Kapuka folks. I am yet to hear something as interesting as the track I’ve attached. (if there is anything out there please send it through). My man DJ Mighty Mike (Naija) has an entire album called AFROMENTALS which is a rendition of all African Tunes performed by an energetic sax player who just loves making remixes to popular African genre. This is the type of music your mom can listen to and be happy on a Sunday afternoon without the lyrical content.

Ive thrown in some bonus material towards the end of this post also. Enjoy! Arrghh Kenyan politics really makes me angry. But I was once told to be angrier at the people who elect the leaders 🙂

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SAUTI SOL, GENERAL PYPE & SASHA P – MARA HIO HIO

We’ve slept on this song long enough, I think long enough for Wesh to call me out on this particular post. So now I am feeling bad that i didnt post this track when it was relevant and hot. However this is GetMziki this is not Kenyan/African Media – we have a tendency to do things “kienyeji style” and it works for our audience most of the time. So please be patient with us.

This has to be one of the few most interesting collaborations I have heard in a while. Wawesh produced and inspired so you know the beat is heavy with real instruments and acoustics. I kinda like Wawesh production style lately. I am still trying to bucket his sound but its been hard lately because everything sounds so different. This track has some essence from some old school tracks. I am not crazy about the track but its a feel good joint we felt worth posting. The whole Kenyan Naija collaboration sounds like a winning formula to me.

Give the track a listen

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CREDITS
Artists and authors: Sasha P, General Pype & Sauti Sol
Music composed, recorded, arranged, mixed and mastered by Wawesh for Penya Africa
Musicians: Guitars by Polycarp Otieno
Chorus Vocalists: Muthoni The Drummer Queen, Nayomi Ramos, Celia Muya & Sauti Sol.

Some resources on the Artists. (one of the reasons I love Wawesh, you can be guaranteed his artists are available online one way or the other).

SASHA P music is found at http://storm360degrees.com
GENERAL PYPE music is found at http://storm360degrees.com
SAUTI SOL music is found at http://www.penyafrica.com

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