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.@StoneBwoy Steps Out With @DefJamAfrica Debut Single, “Therapy”!


The “1GADStoneBwoy returns with new music, and we know the world is thankful for it. The “BHIM Nation” boss made a big move recently by signing to Def Jam Africa, a historic move that promises to gain him even more channels to deliver his classic music. Ready to take on the new opportunity like a Bull when it sees red, he releases his debut single for Def Jam titled, “Therapy“.

Produced by Supa Dups, Izy Beats, and Daramola, StoneBwoy has a conversation with his “numero uno” Woman who thinks he’s messing around despite trying to treat her special and spoil her. With the infectious production, we truly believe this will do damage when it hits more spots around the world. StoneBwoy has been one of the leading names in the Afrobeats scene for a number of years, and his iconic status continues to be greater. We look forward to what else he has in store for his new label, especially in the collaborations department.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @CeliaCruz – Bemba Colora (1966)


This March on Oldies Sunday, we recognize it as Women’s History Month. We salute the many Women who have taken big steps, and left amazing legacies. Today, we head over to Cuba to salute the “Queen Of Salsa” or “La Reina De La Salsa“, and “La Guarachera De Cuba“, Celia Cruz! We look back at her single, “Bemba Colora“.

Originally composed by Jose Claro Fumero, “Bemba Colora” was released in 1966 through Tico Records. The song possessed a strong anti-racist message, a bit of storytelling, and celebrated a proud African heritage as “Bemba Colora” meant “big red lips/red mouth“, which is a distinct feature of many Black people. The song features a heavy dose of percussion and horns, and will have anyone breaking out in dance. “Bemba Colora” was a hit for Celia Cruz, later on becoming one of her signature songs. “Bemba Colora” was featured on Cruz’s 1966 album, “Son con GuaguancĂł“.

Celia Cruz would become one of the faces of the then growing Latin Music movement overseas, mastering many forms of Afro-Cuban music styles over time. Celia Cruz has inspired generations of Latin Artists, and her presence is still felt to this day. She is still celebrated around the world, with special tributes being presented yearly. “Celia Cruz Day” is celebrated in San Francisco, California on October 25, and she has a few Schools and roads named after her in her honour.

thank you celia cruz!

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Celebrate “The African Dancehall King” @ShattaWaleGH’s Birthday With Our Latest Playlist!


He is considered one of Ghana’s biggest artists, he is called the “African Vybz Kartel” thanks to his heavy work ethic, and he is an African legend. Today, Recording Artist Shatta Wale (formerly known as Bandana) celebrates his 35th birthday, and we salute his greatness with our latest Playlist called, “The African Dancehall King“.

With 3 1/2 hours of tracks, we highlight some of Shatta Wale’s biggest singles, and show the world why he’s considered a legend. From Afrobeats, to Dancehall, to Pop, to working with the likes of Mavado, Shenseea, Medikal, Alkaline, Burna Boy, and BeyoncĂŠ, Shatta has worked with some of the best of them, and his journey is far from finished. What are your favourite songs from him? Join the Shatta Movement!

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Party Up Today With DJ Shone Alcapone’s “Shape Nice” Afrobeats Mixtape!


First off, Happy Labour Day Jamaica! While many will be contributing their energies to various projects today, there will be others who choose to rest and relax, and others who just work like it’s just another day. Regardless, you need music, and we have DJ Shone Alcapone from Belgrade, Serbia with his new Afrobeats mixtape titled, “Shape Nice“! Featuring over an hour of hits from the likes of Burna Boy, Timaya, Mr. Eazi, Afro B, and many others, nothing’s wrong with dancing while you work today.

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Gully Bop Gets Sampled On New @JulsOnIt & @BurnaBoy Single, “Gwarn”!


When was the last time you heard a Gully Bop tune? He was on top of the Dancehall scene for a while, but somewhat faded out. With some saying he’s working on his comeback, today’s new entry may just be a start. Recently his “Wuk Affa Mi/Body Specialist” single was sampled by Ghanaian DJ/Producer Juls for the Nigerian Dancehall Artist Burna Boy assisted, “Gwarn“! A song for the ladies, Juls and Burna want them to know that they have the “good good loving” that they need! With Bop’s catchy lyrics that turned him into a viral sensation added, the single also gives the men a warning that if you don’t treat her right, another man will. With a really nice production that blends well with the lyrics, you can’t help but keep this one on repeat! Check out the track below, and don’t forget to share!

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@JohnQMusik_ Shoots Videos In Jamaica For Debut Album!


John Q, whose given name is John Kwesi Quansah, visited Jamaica recently to shoot two music videos for his latest Reggae Singles “Born Alone” and “Give Me Your Love” ahead of his debut album which is anticipated to be released by year end.

“It’s a pleasure to be back in Jamaica to mark this significant milestone. Reggae is in my blood, and Jamaica is the home of Reggae so it is a seamless match to be able to shoot my videos here,” John Q said. “Born Alone” channels self-love and encourages listeners to empower themselves regardless of their circumstances. The lyrics challenge listeners to take time to make themselves happy, and asks self-evaluating question and encourages them to “Stop trying so hard to be accepted, stop forcing the people to love you”, then settles that true acceptance and loves comes when you are naturally yourself first.

“Give Me Your Love” which is predominantly sung in English and is a Lover’s Rock Reggae song. John Q said the Inspirational track is his way of using Reggae music as a vehicle of change for conscious upward mobility. “We all have greatness in us, but first we must believe it, and then we need to act on it, only then will we achieve our full potential,” he expounded. Ariff Butler, CEO of Bloozick Multimedia, the production company tasked to shoot both videos said his team is looking forward to working with John Q.

Born in West African nation of Ghana, John Q migrated to the United States to further his studies, and has been living there for the past 25 years. He sings in English, Twi and Ga, and is also fluent in Spanish. Despite the upcoming album being his first, his love affair with music started in his teenage years. He was exposed to a variety of genres of music while growing up, but settled on Reggae after hearing Bob Marley’s song “One Drop”. The infectious beat provide soul-reaching inspiration which has been a magnetic-like attraction pulling him back to the music and never allowing him to wander too far.

John Q’s songs including “Born Alone”, “Reggae Babaoo”, “Rain And Sun”, and “Gonna Be More”, his collaboration with Jamaican Gospel Singer/Songwriter Claudius England continues to receive airplay on Radio Stations in the Jamaica, Ghana, the United States, and London.

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