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More great albums set to rock the rest of your 2020, are you ready? In the first of our Afrika Loud edition this month, we've got that lowdown, featuring Reggae legend Chronixx and Nigerian music divas: Tiwa Savage and Cuppy - all gearing towards major releases. Africa is about to witness the coolest online album launch thanks to Sauti Sol. We also got a roundup of the hottest singles and videos rocking the continent, from the likes of Ghana's Shatta Wale, Kenyan cool kids: Chris Kaiga & Kahu$h and Nigerian star Jobaa, new kid on the block.

EXCLUSIVE NEWS, LATEST UPDATES & TRENDY VIDEOS!
"Midnight Train" album concert (22nd Aug)

Following the release of "Midnight Train", the fifth studio album by Sauti Sol released under Universal Music Africa, the multi award-winning Kenyan group is set to host their first public album launch concert online (22nd August 2020). Featuring stellar live performances, expect it to be the most creative and diverse production you've seen all Quarantine period. Scratch that - ever! Sauti Sol will
present more than just the songs off their latest album. The group has also announced an upcoming Europe tour slated for 2021. Keep streaming the album here
"Dangerous Love" - Tiwa's first off "Celia"
Tiwa Savage's “Dangerous Love” is the first single off her upcoming album “Celia”. Judging from its sounds - a perfect blend of R&B and Afrobeats, fans can't wait to cop her fourth studio album, named after her mother, set for release later on in the year. Having signed an exclusive recording contract with Universal Records in 2019, the Afrobeats star continues to receive global spotlight. In May 2020, she graced the cover of Billboard Magazine’s first issue devoted entirely to Africa, alongside Davido and Mr Eazi. Check out the Amapiano remixes to "Dangerous Love" by South African talented disc jockeys: DJ Ganyani, De Mogul and De Mthuda. Link to original “Dangerous Love”

Cuppy set to drop debut "Original Copy"

Multi-talented Nigerian DJ and music producer Cuppy is currently riding high with her latest single “Jollof On The Jet” - literally! The single features Tanzanian star Rayvanny and Nigerian wonder kid Rema and is the first off her upcoming debut album “Original Copy”. The highly anticipated album will feature notable stars including Efya, Nonso Amadi, Seyi Shay, Ms Banks, Ycee and Wyclef Jean. It's a great music year for Cuppy who also got tapped as host of Apple Music's AFRICA NOW show, spotlighting African music and stars. Thinking of taking a ride around a jet eating Jollof Rice? Don't go any further, listen to the track
here

It's Friday & Chronixx is "Cool As The Breeze"!
Legendary Jamaican singer-songwriter Chronixx just dropped a new single
“Cool as The Breeze” - the third single reveal off his anticipated album “Dela Splash”. The album is named after Spanish Town’s annual music festival Dela Splash and is a homecoming to exhume that past. Chronixx's meteoric rise in the music scene has sharpened his perspective on new priorities. With this album, he attempts to reconcile his superstardom by returning to his humble beginnings. It’s an awakening, for Chronixx, who has found faith in that music’s ability to restore the Spanish Town of his family, the vibrant community, the togetherness. Listen here

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SONGS OF THE WEEK
“Jollof On The Jet” by Cuppy
“Trap Queen” Afro Remix by AfroStringz and Fetty Wap
"Olla" by Jobaa
"True Love" by Yemi Alade
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
The retro-themed "Mastingo” music video by Chris Kaiga and Kahu$h is directed by Frnck and depicts innate Nairobi swag and cool dance moves. No better duo!

Directed by Meji Alabi "Cool As The Breeze / Friday" music video by Chronixx naturally reflects countless elements native to Jamaican culture in every frame.

Tiwa Savage makes her directorial debut in the Quarantine-inspired "Dangerous Love" stunner of a music video which is co-directed by Ibra Ake.
Ghanaian star Shatta Wale links up with Beyonce and Major Lazer in the music video of "Already", from BLACK IS KING, a visual album by Beyonce, featuring music from The Lion King: The Gift.

 

It is always a pleasure for us to share with you the latest in the world of African entertainment. Keep it here for more Afrika Loud updates and news! It's gonna be a great month of more good music! Happy August!

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