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Afro-Club, the turntable hit with Fally Ipupa, Sessimè and Belle 9ice – RFI Musique

The Burundian Belle 9ice.

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It is in the soft noise of summer music that the Afro-Club starts this month of August with in the hit of the turntables Ya Lévis, Naira Marley & MHD, Fally Ipupa, Belle 9ice, Limoblaze & Lecrae, Sessimè, and finally Limo.

Limo, the artist of Guinean origin, back with fell for her in duet with SenSey’
Limo has been operating in the Afro-urban musical universe since his debut in 2015. It was thanks to his covers posted on Instagram that he was spotted. Limo did not hesitate to draw on his Guinean origins to stand out. It was within the Jaiye Music Group label that he launched his first project. Combining afro, r’n’b or even pop sounds, Limo exploded with the general public with Before You Wake Up in 2020. Now his name counts on the Afro-urban scene. Building on this success, he released his first album Genesis in January 2021, in which we find the artists Scridge, Sensey and Wilson. It’s with the title Gently released in December 2021 that Limo is done with operating Genesis. Today, he moves on with Fallen pbear eShe in duet with SenSey’ and always in a subtle blend of African sounds.

In Benin, Sessimè back with Daagaa highly spiritual single
Sessimè, the multi-talented Beninese singer, unveiled Daaga (“high” in French), her brand new track. Available in its audio version since July 21, 2022 on all platforms, Daaga now has a clip. It is a metamorphosed Sessimè who appears before us, profoundly more authentic and sure of herself. It must be said that his attitude fits perfectly with the song which already resonates like a hit in Cotonou. Sessimè wrote the anthem of revenge on life, tackling head-on the low blows to which men and women are victims on a daily basis. Between the pettiness of human beings and divine testing, Sessimè implores the Most High to raise him after having survived the difficulties encountered on his way. She thus invites her public to do the same and to arm themselves with courage to triumph in these battles. Musically, the title is pure refreshment. Sessimè seems to have definitely found his way.

The Nigerian Limoblaze brings together Lecrae and Happimusic, the cream of rap for the afropop version of Jireh (My Provider)
Like many hit songs right now, it all started on the TikTok social network for Jireh (2021), a song performed by the American choir Elevation Worship and the group Maverick City alongside singers Chandler Moore and Naomie Raine. A year and 93 million views later, the song has been hijacked from its original version by Limoblaze, who has invited American rapper Lecrae to join him on this track, which they have already performed live on the Big Church Festival stage in the Kingdom. United last June. The track is totally calibrated to meet with massive success on afropop stages around the world and even in clubs. Lecrae’s hip hop verse fits perfectly with the change in tempo of the track, which has a completely different allure. This surprising song was a challenge for Limoblaze who passed it hands down.

The Burundian Belle 9ice (finally) opens her personal counter of the year with Honey
Singer Belle 9ice, whose last musical effort dates back to November 2021, with her EP Ubuntu, produced with the complicity of its producer, the Burundian rapper Sat-B, is back with its first single of the year. Entitled Honey, this new track is available on the Empire Avenue label, which is making the heyday of urban music in Burundi, admittedly less known to the general public than that of its behemoth neighbors on the continent, namely the DRC, Rwanda and Tanzania. . Always accompanied by the famous artistic director Kent-P, Belle 9ice continues to build her career. The Honey clip was shot in Bujumbura and its suburbs. This song tells the love story, against all odds, of an outlaw couple, à la “Bonnie and Clyde”, which ends behind bars.

Fally Ipupa unveils the clip Blocked with the participation of his fans
Fally Ipupa has just uploaded the long-awaited official video of his Blocked title. While working on his fifth rumba album, Fally Ipupa made this song available to his audience just to wait between two projects. I just wanted to test if I’m still a hitmaker he let it filter on social networks. Starting from an improvisation in the middle of a recording session in the studio cabin, Fally Ipupa let himself be inspired by the melodies of his keyboardist to concoct Blocked, an ambient single of 3 minutes and 45 seconds. If the song has just landed on streaming platforms, its extract published on Facebook and Instagram on July 22 had made waves with Internet users, thus giving way to an incredible dance challenge on TikTok. It is moreover with the videos coming from the 4 corners of the world that Fally Ipupa has put in images this song for the greatest pleasure of his fans.

Nigerian Singer Naira Marley Invites MHD For Rhythm Track Excuse meoh
Naira Marley has chosen track number 9 from her debut album, God’s Timing’s The Best, (May 30, 2022) as her new single. This is the title Excuse me recorded with the Franco-Guinean rapper MHD. For his first large-scale project, Naira Marley has put on a big show with no less than 14 titles, including 8 studded with stars such as Mayorkun, Zinoleesky, Lil Kesh, or Busiswa. Each of the artists brings a certain character to the original sound of Naira Marley, which straddles the musical culture of Lagos and that of London. As for his single Excuse me, fans of French rap, and especially of afrotrap, will not be disappointed by the performance of MHD, which we find very vindictive in the flow, as in its beginnings. The warm-colored clip matches the energy of the afrobeats track. Filmed in an austere white studio, the two artists literally party with models and dancers, while looking at a few luxury cars. Note that in MHD’s latest album, Mansa, released last year, Naira Marley already made an appearance there in the title Fiesta. A very nice way to return the courtesy.

Ya Levis ain’t ready to To drop the woman he loves
Ya Lévis, nicknamed the messenger of love, never misses the call when it comes to charming his female audience. The Congolese-born singer released his double album L’amour changes le monde last March. 26 titles were enough to convince the most skeptical. Ya Levis is a multi-talented artist. A few months after this discographic release, he is back with a new single. Always based on his musical style halfway between rumba, r’n’b and kizomba. Ya Lévis is never stingy with creativity when it comes to love, which is why he speaks French, Lingala and Swahili in Laisser Tomber. The one who is at the origin of the tubes Libala and Katchuaand which today has more than 142 million YouTube views, more than 100 million streams and 1 million subscribers on social networks is currently preparing a tour that will pass through several African capitals.

You can listen to this selection in the Afro-Club playlist on Deezer, Spotify and on the RFI Musique YouTube channel.


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