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As we step into November, we are all eager to finish the year in style! And no one is doing it better than the critically acclaimed music group, Sauti Sol who have embarked on a unique journey dubbed “alone-together”. Bien and Fancy Finger's first solo singles have dropped! Recently spotlighted by Apple Music in a global campaign, Tems is also having an legendary year. We are taking you to Ghana for What’s Good Africa and REVOLT's magazine show, and then to Mauritius where Kenya's Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant & Cafe won a global award. We also have new music from Kenya's Victoria Kimani, Boutross and Muthoni Drummer Queen; South Africa's TRESOR and from West Africa: MzVee, Tiwa Savage, LADIPOE and Fireboy DML. Let’s dive in!

EXCLUSIVE NEWS, LATEST UPDATES & TRENDY VIDEOS!

Sauti Sol announce “Alone-Together” journey

Sauti Sol music group members - Bien Aime, Chimano, Savara and Fancy Fingers are taking onto individual journeys as entertainers. Their journey “Alone-Together ” in which they are actualizing by showcasing their personal strengths and characters as the artists who came together to form Sauti Sol - has began. Each member shall embark on their “alone phase” with single releases, which will be followed by releases of full projects - ‘Bald Men Love Better’ by Bien- Aime, ‘Father Studies’ by Fancy Fingers, ‘Heavy Is The Crown’ by Chimano and ‘Savage Level’ by Savara.

Tems announced as Apple Music Up Next artist

Apple Music recently announced artist/producer Tems as the latest addition to its Up Next program, Apple Music's monthly artist initiative geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising talent. Tems announced her signing to Since ’93/RCA Records, following the release of her single,Crazy Tings.’ Tems is a dynamic songwriter and producer who is bringing a new energy to the Nigerian music scene. The Isale Eko native boasts a blend of R&B and Soul paired with African nuances to create her unique sound. Watch Team's Up Next film out now.

Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant - World's Best!

Kenya's very own fine dining restaurant, Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant & Cafe, is in the global limelight for winning the coveted award as top Seafood Restaurant at the 6th Annual World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2021 held in Mauritius on 8th of Oct 2021.  This impressive feat comes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic as Mawimbi opened its doors February 2020 just before Covid hit. They however braced the difficult times by staying open to cater to their global audience while respecting Covid protocols. For more read on Mawimbi here

What’s Good Networks & REVOLT TV airing What’s Good Africa - Ghana edition

What’s Good Networks & REVOLT are back with the second iteration of What’s Good Africa, a weekly unscripted lifestyle series exploring all aspects of Hip Hop culture in Africa on REVOLT, that first aired on REVOLT TV. Season 2, hosted by broadcast personality and actor Alex Kwesi Crassie and singer Enam, explores Ghana’s bustling music, fashion, food and art scenes. This latest season features exclusive appearances from rappers Kweku Smoke, Yaw Tog, Kofi Jamar and Obibini, Afrobeats artists: Stonebwoy, Worlasi, Epixode, Efya, KiDi, Adina, Akiyana and Afro Roots Reggae artist Rocky Dawuni, among others. Check out the trailer here
APPLE UP NEXT PLAYLIST
Up Next Playlist
SONGS OF THE WEEK
“Running” by LADIPOE & Fireboy DML
“Niambie” by TRESOR
“Spider” by Victoria Kimani & Yemi Alade
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
This beautifully directed visuals by Andy Madjitey enhance the song's melodic Afrobeats rhythm paired with the sweet vocals and perfectly written lyrics from Mz Vee and Tiwa Savage.
This first solo single by The African King of Bald Men, Bien alongside Jazz maestro Aaron Rimbui, is backed by laid-back visuals and captivating choreography with trademark Kenyan stalls serving as the backdrop.
 
Fancy Fingers is taking us into an intimate journey into his artistry and life through striking self-composed sounds and visuals in a music video that features special cameos by his wife Lady Mandy, their beloved son Sulwe and the celebrated Burundian drums, Ingoma.

Super director Ivan Odie gets viewers lost in motion with this visually appealing video to the infectious dancehall, R&B infused track by Muthoni The Drummer Queen & Sauti Sol.

It's crazy to think that we've got only 2 more months till 2021 is over. It's been an incredibly difficult year for the creative industry and the creatives; most of who pushed themselves and tried their best to produce and release projects despite the difficulties. If you're reading this - may the last few weeks of this year favour you. Keep it Afrika Loud for more news on what's happening across the music and entertainment industries in Africa. Team always lit!
 

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