The holidays are in full swing in the Afro-Club which takes care of your summer playlist with in the Platinum Hit Créol, Saifond Balde, Tony X, Butera Knowless, Wayé, Trey Zo & Rappy Boy, Iyanya, Davido & Kizz Daniel and finally Young Vili & Diane Dddd.
In Gabon, the most played artist on the radio is Jeune Vili with his hit Adesanya accompanied by the Ivorian Diane Dddd
The Gabonese artist Jeune Vili has experienced a meteoric rise since the release of Adesanya in duet with the Ivorian singer Diane Dddd (about whom we still know little). Benefiting from the craze of the social network TikTok and the summer period, Adesanya effortlessly entered the urban trends in just 9 days of operation. It must be said that Jeune Vili had the good idea of surfing on the afropop vibe very popular with young listeners. The song which is inspired by the Nigerian MMA boxer, naturalized New Zealander, Israel Adesanya, is in high rotation on the radio and in the most prominent playlists, including the Afro-Club. A good omen for the two artists who are not on their first collaboration. We already owe them the title Tchouk Papa.
Iyanya, Davido and Kizz Daniel come to break the internet with their trio Like
Iyanya is definitely back. The Nigerian entertainer is more prolific than ever after his four-year musical hiatus to preserve his sanity. “With success comes pressure; the ups and downs. Fans don’t see it. But as an artist, you have to tell yourself the truth, take time off, and do what’s right. It was a toxic time for me“ he revealed in a television interview. For his new single LikeIyanya has teamed up with his compatriots Davido and Kizz Daniel who is none other than the author of the biggest hit of the moment Buga. Remember, in 2012, Iyanya was a hit with the planetary tube Kukere and more recently alongside Ayra Starr with the title Call.
In Burundi, the duo Trey Zo & Rappy Boy presents Bigi Bigi in duet
Burundian artists Trey-zo and Rappy Boy, whose real names Trésor Ndayishimiye and Pacifique Manirambona are two brothers who have exploded with the general public since the success of their title Yooh (2021). It must be said that this piece has done its work to ensure the notoriety of the two young men who have been in the music industry officially since 2017. At each of their media releases, the two brothers like to remind people how much they are an inspiration. one for the other. Musically, Burundi meets with less popular success than its neighbors Rwanda, the DRC or Tanzania, but the trend is changing over the years with the new generation who dares to express themselves more and more. Like Olegue or Sat-B. For Bigi BigiTrey-zo & Rappy Boy invited Berry Music, the author of the hit My, another talent of their generation. This is the bonus of the week.
Wayé, the winner of the RFI 2020 Discovery Prize, back after his African tour with the unreleased title #FKBL (Faut Ka Bet Lenda)
Young Ace Wayé, renamed Wayé, is back with renewed energy and positive vibes galore. A few months after the end of his African tour as winner of the Découvertes RFI 2020 prize, he returned to the studio to concoct the resourceful title #FKBL (Faut Ka Bet’ Lenda) which can be translated as “We must absolutely to succeed“. A dose of motivation that does not go unnoticed, especially since the clip, very colorful, was shot in the streets of Paris during its visit to the French capital. Wayé invites the listener to be courageous, to never give up and above all to get up after a fall. Succeed to have a better life.
The Rwandan Butera Knowless continues with her second track of the year, Tobora
It’s been a year since Jeanne d’Arc Ingabire Butera, better known by her stage name Butera Knowless, released her fifth studio album Inzora. He came to crown his 11-year career. A release that was previously scheduled as a double album for the year 2020, disrupted in many ways by the Coronavirus. Butera Knowless therefore proceeded differently and somewhat revised its plans. Currently, she is working hard to give a successor to Inzora, album very well received by critics and especially by the public. After the great Bafana Bafana published last March, it’s the turn of Tobora to win over his audience. On an urban rumba rhythm, Butera Knowless tells the daily life of a young Rwandan who dreams a little too big. Listen closely at the second minute, you will be able to hear some words in Lingala. Tobora is the favorite of the week!
Tony X, the Togolese ambianceur back with the new and provocative title motin
While he announced, last May, the imminent arrival of his first studio album with the single PamperTony X surprised everyone by choosing motin as a new visual for the 2022 summer holiday period. The Togolese singer had taken advantage of a personal stay in France (March 2022) to refine and work on this album. He had also announced the color on his social networks, predicting that this album “will make a racket”. Well, we can’t wait to see that! And so to wait, the multi-instrumentalist makes us dance with motin, on an Afrotrap rhythm, and lyrics sung in Ewe (a popular language shared with Ghana). At the realization of the clip, we find the Cameroonian Dr Nkeng Stephens.
Guinean singer Saifond Balde back after his West African tour with blow my mind
Saifond Balde is back solo after a long silence. The man of his ladies does not abandon his sensitive fiber of eternal lover in the highly anticipated blow my mind. A title in English, sung in French, English and Pular at the same time. blow my mind is in line with previous melodious releases by Saifond Balde, like Wowllan. Except that there, the Guinean artist opens up a little more and makes us live his love story with the beautiful Safi that we see throughout the clip. From the first moments, to the engagement, through the wedding and the honeymoon. We witness this romantic short film in the front row. It must be said that the young singer knows how to seduce his fans.
The Gabonese singer offers the clip Start again, 3 years after releasing the audio single
The video may be new, but the song is well known to the singer’s fans. In 2019, Recommence was presented as the first extract from Créol’s upcoming album. To date, the album is still waiting since his departure from the Direct Prod label. Today, it is an independent Creol, free of its choices, which sends an inspiring message to young people, far from the superficial image that it has forged over the years, even if the clip was shot in party in the opulence of the city of Dubai. In a chorus of which she has the secret, Créol sings a hymn to perseverance and abnegation while showing the social ascent that one can experience through hard work.
You can listen to this selection in the Afro-Club playlist on Deezer, Spotify and on the RFI Musique YouTube channel.