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We started the month of May on a high note, with stellar albums to sample & share! Ugandan Hip-Hop star, Navio, dropped his fifth studio album, 'Strength in Numbers' in a unique online concert that got fans excited. In 'Anloga Junction' album, already receiving raving reviews from critics and fans, alike, Ghanaian Dancehall King Stonebwoy is back to his roots, and taking us through his musical journey. In the coming weeks, Sauti Sol and WurlD will release two of the industry's most anticipated music projects: 'Midnight Train' album and 'Afrosoul' EP, respectively. Sit back & relax, because quarantine entertainment just got lit!!

EXCLUSIVE NEWS, LATEST UPDATES & TRENDY VIDEOS!
Navio in "Strength in Numbers" album

Celebrated as one of East Africa's most prolific rappers, Navio says, “Hip Hop is most alive in times of hardship. That is when we truly celebrate our Strength." His new album is a continental mash-up, as he collaborates with Khaligraph (Kenya), Laylizzy (Mozambique), Seyi Shay, Burna Boy & Ice Prince from Nigeria, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee & Joh Makini and some good Ugandan vibes with Daddy Andre, The Mith and Flex d’Paper. Music producers: Ellputo, Mopiano, Nessim Pan, Samurae, Mio Made, Aethan, Izaya and Mike Yangstar are but a few of the production credits this album has to offer. Big up Navio for keeping hip hop alive with this drop. Listen to #SINAlbum here: https://bit.ly/3cVCwpO
Pre-add Sauti Sol's "Midnight Train" 

Sauti Sol gave us memorable albums with 'Mwanzo', 'Sol Filosofia', 'Live and Die in Africa' & 'Afrikan Sauce' and now we're more than ready for the next! They will be releasing their fifth studio album: 'Midnight Train' - 5 June 2020. This is the group’s first major label record with Universal Music Africa. India Arie, Burna Boy and Mortimer, are among top acts featured on this album. The pre-add feature allows you to instantly get their album's released tracks: “Brighter Days”, “Suzanna” and “Disco Matanga” added into your library and playlist. It will also automatically add the album to your library immediately on release day. Train is moving! Jump on board: https://bit.ly/3aQkHag
Pre -add WurlD's "Afrosoul" EP 

WurlD will be releasing a solo music project: 'Afrosoul' EP - 15 May 2020. The EP is off the back of WurlD's highly successful 2019 collaboration EP with Sarz: 'I Love Girls With Trobul.' The upcoming EP will feature already released singles: “Ghost Town” and “Love Nobody”, among a new lot including “National Anthem (Growing Wings)”, “Story” and “Can’t Come Outside". With growing buzz and anticipation around WurlD’s new releases, the multi-talented Nigerian-American singer-songwriter, continues to showcase his unique ability of fusing soulful sounds, African pop and vocal prowess, with distinct songwriting. Pre-save it here: https://apple.co/2ziKjQ0

Stonebwoy's fourth album "Anloga Junction" is a hit!

Stonebwoy features a great mix of artists, including Keri Hilson, Harley, Kojo Antwi, Nasty C, Zlatan, Diamond Platnumz and Jahmiel, among others, on his 15-track new album. At the beginning of the year, he was declared the Most Streamed Artist in Ghana, according to the Boomplay 2019 music Facts sheet, for a second year in a row. His new album has already recorded millions of streams across various channels, since its drop 24 April 2020. Going by these stats, Stonebwoy is set to make new records this year. ‘Anloga Junction’ marks the next chapter in the story of Stonebwoy—one of West Africa’s most celebrated talents. Join the movement:
 https://bit.ly/2YdDgSO 

VIP ACCESS: Anyiko interviews Navio on the coming together of 'Strength in Numbers' album. He is looking back at lessons from his illustrious career, as he shares more about how family, his roots and ambition has kept him grounded throughout the years.

SONGS OF THE WEEK
“Brighter Days” by Sauti Sol - https://bit.ly/3ftH34N
“Pata” by Lamu - https://ffm.to/lamupata
“African Party” by Stonebwoy - https://apple.co/2YFefAr
“Save The World” by Fena - https://apple.co/3dg2rse
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
WurlD is always making films of music videos! “Love Nobody” music video directed by Parker McMillan and WurlD, is a short film set in a fictional city, where he is a victim of a kidnapping incident.
Set in LA with Stonebwoy and Keri playing the roles of casting directors for a beauty pageant, "Nominate" music video is directed by Denzel Williams and exclusively styled by Tommy Hillfiger in the TommyxLewis collection.

Sauti Sol feature Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir in “Brighter Days” - a motivational and spiritually uplifting anthem. The music video was shot in South Africa in Johannesburg’s historic main studio, Downtown Music Hub and directed by Ofentse Mwase (OM Films).

"Overcome" by Becca is a thank you to all the essential workers, working tirelessly to make the world a safe place for us all. Proceeds from this project will be donated to the Medical Association of Ghana through the office of the Minister of Health for the fight against Covid-19.

We hope social distancing is more bearable with these jams! Big up to all the artists forging forward, and releasing great content, during this period of the Covid-19 pandemic. Judging by the flow, 2020 just might end up being the most productive year for many artists. Let's remember to support all artists by streaming or buying their merchandize on legit sites.
#TeamAnyikoPR stay safe!
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