Been a while folks, what it do though? I got sucked back into the world of grime. Too many dope grime songs out now, but Naij still got it till we pe me. I mean it all got 2015 real when Aubrey hooked Ojuelegba with Skepta. Can’t even say I saw that coming. Yo Aubrey if you reading this…then erm, get in the studio with Wizkid and cut us a proper full collaboration with Ayodeji. Even Alicia put in the fine whine on Oyuelegba and Caro. Wizkid its your year. It is the year of Naija music.
This above is a gentle collaboration between Waje and Patoranking. Nigerian music has for time now been heavily intertwined with reggae – look up Majek Fashek and Orits Wiliki. This collaboration is generally in that vibe. Waje comfortably carries along the reggae vibe despite it not being her 24/7 lane. Patoranking is much at home providing that able assistance to make this a mellow playlist addition.
Take a listen below
I will let The Very Best explain the idea behind their latest visual off their new album of the same name “Makes A King” below…
The title track from The Very Best’s latest album Makes A King, out now – http://smarturl.it/MakesAKing
Featuring Ethiopia Skate, started two years ago by a peer group of young skaters, led by then 16 year old Abenezer Temesgen, who shared only 7 boards between 25 youth in Ethiopia’s capitol, Addis Ababa. With time they connected with older skateboarders Addisu Hailemichael, Buzeyo Julien, and Yared Aya who each brought their neighborhood crews to the mix- creating a citywide network of youth interested in skating. With no place to buy skateboards, the crew created the beginnings of a skateboard scene and start a community organization to support it.
American photographer Sean Stromsoe documented this process by taking photos and making videos to inspire the movement. Since then, Ethiopia Skate has been able to get over 100 kids skateboarding with boards donated from Austria and America. They use Instagram to connect with various skaters and travelers, even getting the attention of CNN- who did a story on the movement in 2014.
In a place where there are no proper skate spots, this generation shows how to make do with what you have- power sliding down steep hills in the Piassa district or dropping in on their homemade mini ramp. They aim to buildEthiopia’s first public skatepark and spark a movement that lasts long into the future.
Shot & edited by Sean Stromsoe
Produced by Ethiopia Skate
New from the One Nation records artiste. Produced by Young D
The three siblings drop a visual earlier in the year for Co-Pilot and Better Than You. Need to hear more from them, they have some good stuff going here.
I see the culture has moved into the 90s No Limit album cover style era. I hope this is a oneoff. Either way, quite excited about this to drop.