Video Review: Darkovibes – Tomorrow

It’s always a tricky situation for new artistes after breaking into the mainstream music scene. There is the pressure to prove their breakthrough isn’t a fluke (their new releases must be as hot as the one that won them attention). This pressure from such expectation could sink a new artist.  But for Darkovibes, the pressure or expectations are not weighing […]

Throwback: Dasebre Dwamena feat. Lord Kenya – Kokooko

The ripples that Dasebre Dwamena’s breakthrough debut caused was to be expected. It shot him into the limelight, resulting in him becoming one of the finest highlife artistes of all time. It also injected a renewed verve into highlife music, which at that point, was waning in popularity- hiplife was entering into a golden era. “Kokooko”, released in 1999 as […]

New Tune: Mark Ansari’s ‘Baby Yo’ is a crowd puller.

Mark Ansari’s ‘Baby Yo’ is an afro-dancehall tune with synths reverbing across the mid-tempo rhythms. The song has him reminiscing or daydreaming about a lost love: ‘I’m losing my mind since you let me go’. A five beat drop opens the song before Mark Ansari’s falsetto vocals weave through the infectious beat. The beat and melody reminds you of Kranium’s […]

How Sisimbo by Red Red touches on love, water and identity

One of the beauties of music is that, it helps you construct a comprehensive narrative about an artiste through the scrutinization of their catalogs. One could deduce their life stories, fears, socio-political views and lifestyle through their lyrics. Genius, the lyrics annotation site has on occasions written, from the volumes of lyrics available, the biographies of some hip-hop artistes. […]