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RUNDA SHARES NEW SINGLE – ‘BAMBAM’

September 23, 2021
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RUNDA SHARES NEW SINGLE – ‘BAMBAM’

Nigerian singer/songwriter Runda announces the release of his new single ‘Bambam’, a sultry Afro-fusion song with a seductive twist to it.

Over the groovy beat backed by harp strings, Runda expresses his lustful desires for his muse’s body while also making known his intention to show the world that their love is real.


Co-produced by Soundz and Jaypomping, the song is a beautifully arranged Afro-fusion number in every sense of the word, blending the elements of Amapiano with hard drum kicks.

Pre-Save ‘Bambam’ HERE

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Niinety9’s New EP, Bodied Soul, is one for the top records

September 17, 2021
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Niinety9’s New EP, Bodied Soul, is one for the top records

Emechebe Chukwunomnso- popularly known as Niinety9 is a fast rising Nigerian singer/songwriter from Anambra state, Nigeria. Falling in love with music at the tender age of 14, the AfroSoul and AfroPop artist released his first official single ‘Relate’ in July, 2016. He followed up with his next single ‘Style’ (Prod by OTO) in August, 2017. His hard-work and determination won him the ‘Artiste of the year on the Nigerian teen choice award (NTCA) in 2018 gaining him more listeners and recognition.

In 2019, he released his debut project ‘NINETY9′. A project that gained over 100,000 plays across multiple streaming platforms, proof of his recognised talent. Niinety9 teased there is an EP on the way and further announced releasing the first single off the EP, Indecisive.

With his recent singles ‘Fancy’ produced by Gbeduboss and ‘Indecisive’ produced by JohnsonIP both gaining over 300,000 streams across multiple streaming platforms. As Niintey9’s prowess as a musical artist cannot be denied, he is set to release his second EP, Bodied Soul.

“Bodied soul”- an embodiment of love filled with emotions, betrayal, commitment, and forgiveness.

He traverses the simple yet delicate phase of “Love”, searching to understand the nitty-gritty of it. Fusing Afro-soul with buttered lyricism and alluring harmonies, Niintey9 delivers a stimulating body of work. The first track “Indecisive” is a love story that is both-sided, and shows full vulnerability of a man to a woman giving off mixed emotions and uncertainty about their relationship, while the last track ‘Bad Trips” is about connecting with inner feelings, reminiscing and taking accountability.

Using this as a pilot, Niintey9 goes all out on this EP.

Stream Bodied Soul EP here –

https://fanlink.to/ykbbeforeiblow

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Lagos-based Afro-f usion Star YKB Presents Debut Project, Before I Blow

September 3, 2021
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Lagos-based Afro-f usion Star YKB Presents Debut Project, Before I Blow

One week after the release of his bubbly anthem “Practice Patience,” exciting Lagos-based afrobeats star YKB is today sharing his debut project, the seven-track extended play Before I Blow. The project follows the success that YKB, formerly known as YusufKanbai, has enjoyed over the last three years, building a cult following and enjoying successful collaborations with reality TV star Laycon and street-pop star Zlatan as well as receiving critical acclaim from publications like Pitchfork and The FACE.

Before I Blow is billed as YKB’s rst and last project as an up-and-coming star, with the coming months set to see him move from the periphery of the afrobeats movement to a more prominent role. The project features shape-shifting production from three producers namely Zolo, Godomarr, and Finito, seeing YKB take an autobiographical approach to the project’s sequencing: recorded at the active beginning of his career, “Wake Up” is a call to work harder and take charge of his career’s trajectory while Pitchfork described “Oshofree” as YKB making his case to demand “Naira for his work, not exposure over Zolo’s staccato percussion and s3nami’s dreamy backing vocals.” The sentiments that inspire these songs are evident on others songs like “Okuku Pay” and “Bolatito.”

Speaking on Before I Blow, YKB said:

“I want this project to be a point of reference for my fans in the future, for them to know where my journey started from. It’s almost like a prophecy because from now on, I’m moving with new energy and going on to bigger things.”

The new EP is a follow-up to his 2020-released two-song pack, “Hear Me Out” and viral single, “Alabama,” which has been hailed for its melodious range by afropop titan, Olamide, as well as the Zlatan-featuring “Dey Your Dey,” which positioned YKB as one of the most cogent voices to pay attention to in afropop’s ever-evolving landscape.

Raised in the well-known Ketu area of Lagos, YKB discovered a range of musical inuences growing up in his hood and started putting his music on SoundCloud in the late 2010s. The release of “Swaggu”, a freestyle that turned out to become a viral sensation introduced him to a wider audience due to its supremely condent lyrics and the fresh air around the singer. YKB’s music is an eclectic fusion of afrobeats, R&B, as well as hip-hop tinctures. An independent artist, YKB has released and contributed his vocals to a number of buzzing singles that deliver on his promise to become one of the most important voices in modern afropop.

Stream Before I Blow here –

https://fanlink.to/ykbbeforeiblow