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Secret Agent

Today’s musical podcast features Tony Allen’s album Secret Agent.
Tony Oladipo Allen (born 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris. His career and life story have been documented in his 2013 autobiography Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat, co-written with author/musician Michael E. Veal, who previously wrote a comprehensive biography of Fela Kuti.
As drummer and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979, Allen was one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. Fela once stated that, “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.”[2] He has also been described by Brian Eno as “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived.”

tracklist
Secret Agent
.Ijo
Switch
Celebrate
Ayenlo
Busybody
Pariwo
Nina Lowo
Atuwaba
Alutere
11.Elewon Po

One Africa Music Fest

On August 19th One Africa Music Fest was going on at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Afrobeats lovers came out in full force this year (though in fewer numbers than last year), dressed to a T-shirts and ready to dance for five hours.This year’s mostly Nigerian lineup had a sizable overlap with the three other One Africa Music Fests in the past year for instance, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Wale, Timaya, Efya and P-Square are all returnees, and the singer and actor Banky W once again hosted the event. One Africa Music Fest was a welcome celebration of Afrobeats for New Yorkers from Africa and the diaspora. To give you a taste of if, we are featuring some of the performers, with mostly newest pieces, although the audience that weekend was going freenzy on hits.
tracklist
Banky W – Heaven (Susu’s song)
Flavour – Sake of Love (feat. Sarkodie)
Efya – Best In Me
Victoria Kimani – Show
Cassper Nyovest – Tito Mboweni
2Baba – Gaaga Shuffle
Wale – My PYT
Tekno – BE
Timaya Feat. Machel Montano – Shake up
youh bum
Tiwa Savage Key to the City
Flavour – Ada Ada
Psquare – Ejeajo
Falz – Something Light ft. Ycee
Aramide – Bose
Barakah The Prince, Alikiba – Nisamehe
EmmaNyra – Elele ft. Davido
Davido – If
Mr Leo – Je T’aime ft. Hiro

beats by k

Bang Bang (Official Music Video) – Timaya
DAVIDO – All of You
Davido – Fall
Davido – If
DAVIDO ft UHURU + DJ BUCKZ
Davido Gobe HR
Kranium – Can’t Believe Ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Olamide – Bobo
Timaya – Dance feat. Rudeboy
WizKid – African Bad Gyal feat Chris Brown
Wizkid – Final (Baba Nla)
Wyclef Jean- Sweetest Girl Ft. Akon, Lil’ Wayne and Niia Wit
Yemi Alade – Johnny

Where is the Love?

Holidayas are almost over, and today we are featuring weekend playlist of pan African and global fresh cuts. And as D’Banj in a recent interview said : “African sound and music has always been global, you guys are just catching it up finally…”

tracklist
Ice Prince – Successful
WizKid – Naughty Ride ft. Major Lazer
StoneBwoy – My Name
L-Tido – Thixo [Feat. Aka & Yanga
Toulouse -Reach Out
Rouge – No Strings
Pierre Kwenders – Sexus Plexus Nexus
Meryem Saci- Float
DJ Tunez Ft Adekunle Gold & Del B – My Love
Efya – Until The Dawn
D’banj – It’s Not a Lie [ ft. Wande Coal, Harrysong
Cassper Nyovest ft. Tsepo Tshola – Superman
Niyola – Where Is The Love (feat. Adekunle Gold)
WizKid – African Bad Gyal feat. Chris Brown
Davido – Fall
Ibeyi Stranger Lover
Oumou Sangare – Kamelemba
Maleek Berry – On Fire
Mr Eazi – Short Skirt ft. Tekno, BkChatLDN, Odunsi, Temi, Eddie Kadie, Oyemykke
Ray BLK – Doing Me

He is that DJ that spins all

In this musical edition we are featuring multiple award-winning DJ Spinall(Sodamola Oluseye Desmond ), one of the main forces pushing afrobeats forward from behind the decks .
Earlier this year, Spinall released the excellent album Ten, which has birthed many dance floor hits and which features top-tier collaborations with Mr Eazi, Ice Prince, Sarkodie, Patoranking and more. He’s also recently dropped the massive “Olowo,” alongside Davido and Wande Coal.
And as he says in the interview” I really, really want to take the music around the world, not just in Africa. I want to take the music to Asia; I want to take the music to places that we have Africans at. We have Africans almost in every part of the world.Also, beyond selling my music to Africa, or introducing Africans to the music, I want to introduce the world itself to the music. I’m looking forward to EDM sessions, and sessions in other genres.Basically, I want to push African music but not leave behind the culture. Because I feel like the culture is what lead to the music.”
Dj Spinall is someone who really, really loves music, and he listens to everything. Is a big fan of hip-hop and he really loves R&B. he loves afrobeats, he loves afropop. He loves fuji music, he loves reggae, he loves dancehall. So basically, he is that DJ that spins all. That’s how we came about the name DJ Spinall.

Pan African Mix#3 MAMA2015

The 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards (aka the Mamas) has occurred on 18th of July in Durban, coinciding with Nelson Mandela‘s birthday.
2015 MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARD WINNERS:
Best Female: Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)
Best Group: P-Square (Nigeria)
Best New Act Transformed by Absolut: Patoranking (Nigeria)
Best Hip Hop: Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Best Collaboration: AKA, Burna Boy, Da LES & JR: “All Eyes On Me” (SA/Nigeria)
Song of the Year: Mavins: “Dorobucci” (Nigeria)
Best Live: Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Video of the Year: “Nafukwa” – Riky Rick; Director: Adriaan Louw
Best Pop & Alternative: Jeremy Loops (South Africa)
Best Francophone: DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast)
Best Lusophone: Ary (Angola)
Personality of the Year: Trevor Noah (South Africa)
MAMA Evolution: D’Banj (Nigeria)
Best International: Nicki Minaj
Artist of the Decade: P-Square
MTV Base Leadership Award: Saran Kaba Jones & S’Bu Mavundla

playlist
Yemi Alade Johnny
Diamond Platnumz
ft. Mr. Flavour – Nana
Ary Não Me Faças Desistir
Diamond Platnumz – Mawazo
Mavins Dorobucci
Yemi Alade Sugar
P Square Ft T.I Ejeajo
D’banj – Knocking On My Door
DJ Arafat – C’est
moi
Riky Rick – Nafukwa
Jeremy Loops – Down South (feat. Motheo Moleko)
DJ Xclusive Ft Sarkodie & Cassper Nyovest – Cash Only
P Square Taste the Money Testimony
Patoranking – My Woman
ft. Wande Coal
Cassper Nyovest – Phumakim (Official Music Video)
Davido – Dodo

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