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Radr Essentials Vol. 16: DedeJae, Burna Boy And More

Team Radr is wishing you a happy new month! April is behind us and in front of us is the blank canvas of May waiting for us. What’s a better way of celebrating the new month but with great music and great books? Dont worry, the Radr team has got you covered!

Music

Kilometer- Burna Boy

The Grammy award-winning African Giant hops back on the scene to remind everyone he is a master at creating catchy, interesting, and enjoyable songs. The fast paced beat and enthralling vocals will have listeners willing to dance for many kilometers with Burna Boy. The record is an enjoyable jam through and through. Burna Boy is not afraid to mix his afrobeats and reggaeton influences in the playful lyrics of the song.

Drama- DedeJaé

Dedejaé releases his debut single drama and when listeners grab on to it, the first thing they notice are the amazing vocals on the track. The ambient sounding song takes place on a trap like beat sure to grab listeners’ imaginations.

King of Parole- Ajebutter22

Ajebutter22 takes his deep vocals and takes listeners on a journey with round deep drums and bragging lyrics. Ajebutter22’s combination of street music influences with his rap is a head-bobbing combination listeners are sure to love.

Kolo- Paul Play & Nonso Amadi

The past and the future meet on this track as Nonso Amadi’s modern pen and Paul Play’s classical vocals combine. The talented artistes serve amazing vocals that will tug on the heartstrings of listeners.

Paralysed- Ogranya

Ogranya is capturing the hearts of listeners with this track and its sonorous, emotional vocals. The artistes soul is on fire and he’s letting it consume him. From the flames Ogranya sings his heart out and passes that heat to all his listeners.

Heartbreaker- Blaqbonez ft Nasty C

Fresh off his project ”Sex Over Love”, Blaqbonez is pairing with the hottest names on the continent including Amaarae and Nasty C. Blaqbonez and Nast C both drop lyrical rings and waves on their verses amplifying the heartbreaker theme.

Verified- Laycon ft Mayorkun

Since his win at the last edition of the reality show, Big Brother, fans have been excitedly waiting for what Laycon would do with his music career. On this track with Mayorkun, he does not disappoint as the duo wrangle a beat and layer it with a catchy hook and enjoyable pacing.

Books

Jazz And Palmwine- Emmanuel Dongala

This is a collection of short stories, considered a classic work of African literature by the Congolese writer Emmanuel Dongala. The story is situated on both sides of the Atlantic navigating between Africa and America, from the Communist experiments and ideals that defined the early years of political independence, considerations of the impact of brutal and repressive dictatorships, African mysticism, to the trials and tribulations of African America during the 1960s, framed in a profound fascination for jazz music in which the author finds and describes equilibrium.

Dance of the Jakaranda- Peter Kimani

Highlighted by his exquisite writing voice, Kimani’s illustrates the discordant history of East Indians in Kimani’s native Kenya, centered on the construction of a railroad connecting Lake Victoria and the Indian Ocean at the end of the 19th century. Kimani’s selections are what he calls a “deceptively simple novel” and Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s influential novel about the effects of political independence on ordinary Kenyan citizens.


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