Tag: Afrobeat

E.L performs for Studio 189 at New York Fashion Week

After hitting the first show off his E.L Live Tour in Minnesota, rapper E.L flew over to New York for the city’s Fashion Week.

The Best African Rapper (B.A.R) thrilled some super models in the middle of the presentation. Studio 189 surprised attendees with a full-blown concert, which got everybody dancing to the rhythm of E.L’s Afrobeat music. Even Dawson joined in, busting some moves with Paula Abdul.

The models then featured the line by standing in groups, while talking and dancing with one another. The participants included people of all ages, ethnicities and colors. ”It’s all about inclusiveness”, Erwiah said at the beginning of the event.

Actress, Rosario Dawson also debuted her latest Studio 189 collection at the Fashion Week with a special touch. Upon entering the event held at Metropolitan West, the invitees found that there were no traditional seats – stones replaced seats! – and staff members roamed around, sampling pieces from the collection. Dawson began the show by asking for a moment of silence to remember those affected by the attacks on 9/11. She followed in with a video about Studio 189’s social justice work and the impact it’s having in Africa.

The clothing stayed true to an African aesthetic with bright colors, light fabrics, and native prints.

E.L who is already working on his new album indeed set the place ablaze with his Afrobeat songs. The ‘Koko’ hitmaker is currently on tour in the states to promote his upcoming album ”WAVs” (West African Vibes) which is due for release later this year.

O.Y Releases Debut Single “KELEGBE”

Odunayo Odunayo popularly known as O.Y Productions is set to launch the countdown to his producer E.P with the release of  his debut single titled “KELEGBE”  off the yet to be named producer E.P.

O.Y who only relocated to Nigeria from the UK about 2 years ago is a versatile music producer, sound engineer and music teacher; He is currently tutoring a diverse set of people through his music school called O.Y Academy. Having worked with A-list artistes such as Olamide, Patoranking, Sudan, Ice Prince, Stonebwoy, Wande Coal and Iyanya amongst others and with a wealth of over 15 years’ experience learning and perfecting his craft; it’s time for O.Y to take his rightful place among the music greats.

“KELEGBE” is a term from a game played in the western part of Nigeria; this term is used to lay claims to whatever you want from other players whenever it’s your turn. “KELEGBE” is a prayerful song which sees O.Y laying claims to the good things of life with an influence of some backing traditional sound and intriguing strings; written and performed by the man himself KELEGBE is set to break bounds on the streets and in homes.

Listen to ‘Kelegbe’ below

The AfroBOAT Party 2016

It’s that time of the year again! The annual AfroBOAT Party is just around the corner and set to be bigger and better than last year’s! A unique 4-hour evening cruise on the River Thames with a tremendous and unbeatable value-for-money.  Enjoy 90’s Classics and Afrobeat on the AfroBOAT whilst taking in the sights along the banks of The River Thames.  The boat boasts of an upstairs and downstairs dance area, and has a well-stocked bar with drinks at generous tax-free prices!

It’s a great way to meet new people and dance the night away with The PM and guest DJs.

Entry: £30 (+ £2.09 booking fee), which includes entry and a dinner box!

Saturday, 30 July 2016 at 19:00 Sunday, 31 July 2016 at 01:00 (BST)
Festival Pier – South Bank, London, SE1 8XZ
Tickets are going fast so click here to get yours now!

New afrobeat track…

DXD – Bump ‘N’ Grind


With D’Banj and other Nigerian artists currently receiving international attention, it’s understandable why some Ghanaian artists are employing Nigerian producers to work on their tracks.

Ghanaian Afro-Pop/ Hip-Hop musician DXD has released his new afrobeat single ‘Bump ‘N’ Grind’. Produced by Nigerian producer Ill Kheizz and mixed by Dakay, the song is definitely one for the clubs. It’s hard to believe that the artist of the track is Ghanaian as the song has a very distinct Nigerian sound, but it’s still a banger nonetheless. Check it out below!

By Yaa Nyarko