Afro-Club, the turntable hit with Simi, Cysoul and Jeeba - RFI Musique

Afro-Club, the turntable hit with Simi, Cysoul and Jeeba – RFI Musique

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Discover, in the blink of an eye, the latest Afro-urban trends ahead of the music festival in the Afro-Club, whose turntable hit this week is composed of artists Simi, Khonee, Jeeba, Benke Don Dada, Says’z & Driks, 1da Banton and finally Cysoul.

In Cameroon, serial lover Cysoul is making a comeback with I fall too
Welcome back to Cysoul music! This is what we are tempted to say from the first listening to I also fall. A year after settling down at Universal Music Africa, Cysoul finally gives a successor to Charlene, his previous single released in January 2021. The Cameroonian singer does not leave the soul and afropop register that made him successful, adding a touch of bikutsi mixed with a few piano notes and guitar riffs. Listening to the lyrics of I also fall a little more carefully, we understand that Cysoul once again pays homage to Woman, to love and to beauty. In the clip, no less than 18 extras take turns in front of the camera. Editorial verdict: with I’m also falling, Cysoul has found the formula for a successful comeback.

Nigerian 1da Banton launches summer hit race with song summerlove
In the space of a few months, since the release of his planetary hit No Wahala (July 2021) With over 33 million views to date, Nigerian artist 1da Banton has become a star across the globe. The remix of No Wahala (over 20 million views) shared with Kizz Daniel and Tiwa Savage contributed greatly to this. He intends to continue his meteoric rise to the heights by unveiling his new title calibrated for the summer. It is summerlove, a song in which the artist takes us into his world. Between festive atmosphere, fine sand and sun, welcome to the wonderful world of 1da Banton who does not lack creativity for her favorite season. Real name Godson Ominibie Epelle grew up in Lagos. He was a lyricist for others for a long time before stepping behind the microphone himself.

Comorian Says’z flies to Mother Earth with his sidekick Driks to film their duet bibi
Says’z gives us his second title of the year 2022. The Comorian artist, renowned for being a real music tightrope walker as he diversifies Afro music styles, has decided to give a successor to the excellent Wait for me. And for that, he called in the singer Driks as reinforcements. Both are considered the urban pop revelations of the last three years. You may have been charmed by the titles Pineapple (2021), Around her (2019) and Get down (2021) previously. Still signed on the Play Two label in Gims, Says’z continues his musical career at his own pace. Bibi is an afro-urban title that Says’z has put into images in a heavenly setting that reflects the atmosphere of the track well.

Benke Don Dada, the son of Central Africa, reveals Maligataken from his self-titled debut album
Originally from Gabon and Cameroon, Benke Don Dada continues to exploit his first album Bogbes King (released in May 2021). After Hold Yuh, he continues with Maliga, the second extract from this rich opus of 17 titles. Serge Batabé, his real name, has been evolving in music for ten years without really finding himself in the limelight. His album Bogbes King is a mix of dancehall music, r’n’b, soul, hip hop and traditional African sounds. The young artist writes mainly in his mother tongue, Bassa’a (Cameroon). He created the musical genre “afrobogbes” with which he intends to bring a little freshness to the catalog of Afro-urban music of the moment, but also to highlight one of the cultures of Cameroon.

Jeeba highlights the power of seduction of the Senegalese woman to the rhythm of the bongo in Lamou Saff
Destination Senegal with Jeeba who continues to teaser the upcoming arrival of her new album. After the success of So Mane Waw put online on March 8, make way for Lamou Saff, a very rhythmic song that will make you sketch a few well-felt steps. Djibril Ba, better known by his stage name Jeeba, was born in Thiès. The Senegalese singer, very famous among young people, has developed his music around djolofbeats (Senegalese rhythms very popular with the public), Afropop drums, sabar, but also pop, r’n’b and neo-soul. It was in 2018 that he really made a name for himself with the title happy birthday, which has become an unmissable hit of celebrations in Senegal. Jeeba is the reflection of a Senegalese society in full mutation, particularly with regard to women’s rights. Through Lamou Saff, he wanted to highlight the mental strength and confidence exuded by the women of his country. Full box!

In the DRC, Khonee, the rapper adept at technique and speed, manages his Business like a boss
After getting everyone to agree with the title Toyebani last November, Khonee is back to what he does best: running his business. This is his new single in which the Congolese artist flaunts his technicality and ease of interpretation. Business is a more than convincing title, both in terms of its musicality and the theme it addresses. Khonee claims to be an authentic Kinshasa street rapper who makes things happen. The least we can say is that he has the arguments and the talent to shake up the established musical hierarchy. “You are out of balance, if you expect a clash, I don’t have time, I manage the game, I manage the business” he chants throughout the three minutes that this piece lasts. This is the favorite of the Afro-Club editorial staff this week.

Nigerian singer, Simi, back after maternity break with album To Be Honestdefended by the single NakedWire
Simi is not one to pour out his private life like in his songs. It only took him 2 minutes and 47 seconds to convince us with the title NakedWire that she has lost none of her splendor following her maternity leave. This is the first single from his fourth studio album To Be Honest. NakedWire describes the intense desire for affection between two people who love each other, not hesitating to compare it to a high voltage electric wire which makes sparks under the effect of heat. Musically, this sensual track is a real Afropop nugget. To Be Honest follows on from his previous long-format project Omo Charlie Champagne.

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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