Diamond Platnumz ft Morgan Heritage – Hallelujah

The last Diamond Platnumz song that was on constant replay on my playlist was ‘Salome’ the sample from the classic ‘Maria Salome’ by Saida Karoli was the ultimate homage to not and only great classic song but artist, fast forward a year on and Diamond has a collaboration with Morgan Heritage ‘Hallelujah’ it’s an unexpected collaboration but it works so well and what better place to film the video but in Brixton South London.

So here for this, screaming Hallelujah! Check out the video shot by Moe Musa.

Jidenna – ‘Boomerang’

Bang, bang, boomerang
Do you love or hate me now, babe
Bang, bang, boomerang
I can’t believe it all began with a joke and champagne
I really never cared about it
If you plantin’ or plantain

Jidenna! is certified bae so anything he releases has to make it to my playlist simple fact only. I am still recovering over the shambles that One Africa presented earlier in the year that saw him not perform at the SSE Wembley Arena but as always he delivers and with an EP release Boomerang he released the title track  check out the video below that features some amazing choreography

The song sounds like it has a small sample of Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’ maybe some of the more keen ears can confirm that or not although the fact the song is produced by Diplo explains that fact away.

The video is based on a couple who dance their woes away when their car breaks down, Jidenna makes a little cameo at the end of the videos as a bobblehead.

Jidenna’s Boomerang EP Tracklist

1. “Decibels”
2. “Boomerang”
3. “Spy Candy” Feat. Tiwa Savage
4. “Bambi Too” Feat. Maleek Berry, Quavo and Sarkodie
5. “Little Bit More (Remix)” Feat. Burna Boy
6. “Out of Body” Feat. Wale and Dot Cromwell

 

Victoria Kimani – ‘China Love’ ft R City

Not going to lie but I low key sleep on Ms Kimani only because I find the visuals sometimes overshadow the music and at times the songs are not for me oooo! that being said her latest album ‘Safari’ has seen her produce some lovely songs with strong lyrical concepts and am loving it,  ‘March Along’ is a perfect example of this, great lyrics, story and visuals just meeting up.

Her latest release China Love ft R City also a winner and has been on constant repeat, check out the video below.

Music: Okenyo – ‘Woman’s World’

“Don’t look down on me” the track opening sample.

1.) File under inspirational and motivational anthems

2.) Play straight after Laura Mvula’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’.

Kenyan, Australian all round dope singer Okenyo released the visuals of her latest single ‘Woman’s World’ and we are hooked, absolutely loving the cool, calm, collected soulful sound and inspirational lyrics with great affirmation. It is indeed a woman’s world.

From the styling by Benjamin Joseph, to choreography and all round feature of beautiful women including the amazing singer Thando.

We look forward to see what is next for Okenyo it is only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches on and starts raving about her and with her.

Watch the official video below:

VIDEO: Ayrosh – ‘Shuga Mami’

Nothing beats a track that truly represents a person and roots with so much ease, rare to find that when we do her at Maarifa we hold em high above the rest. Kenyan artist Ayrosh released a track ‘Shuga Mami’ and it has all the ingredients that we long for soul, R’n’B and a dose of Kikuyu (language from the Gikuyu people of Kenya). The production comes from the talented Mugo of Waithaika Ent the first of more set to come from the pair, we can only hope.

The song has a dope hook to start with and Ayrosh slides between Gikuyu and English with such ease and class. He sings about a love so pure and the visuals just bring it to life with him and his leading lady working out and enjoying each others company. So sit back relax and check out the visuals below.

 

 

Sauti Sol x Mi Casa -Tulale Fofoffo

Sauti Sol and Mi Casa hands down are the biggest bands from the continent of Africa they make boy bands look and sound sophisticated hence the more reason we were excited to discover this collaborations.

Christmas day after stuffing our faces and dancing the calories aways I played this song …. the “about to blow taster” that you give to the people before it all become common knowledge on the airwaves.

Chale! fast forward a few months and the video drops the excitment was real that was until I saw the visuals slow motions umbrella shots and dinning table catwalks, to say i expected more would be an unstatement, I am praying that the boys haven’t lost it as the last two videos have been slightly underwhelming .

The song still bangs though.

Maureen Muthoni

@MISSMUSO