Nigerian-Ghanaian Afrobeat artist, Akeju, has created a buzz with his new single ‘Kiss and Tell’ which has been well received globally. To continue the momentum, Akeju has collaborated with Beenie Man, the Jamaican Grammy award-winning artist, also popularly known as the “King of Dancehall”, on the remix of Kiss and Tell.
The remix was premiered on Sunday, April 1, 2018, on New York’s #1 hip-hop station Power 105.1 FM by the “da reggae Don” DJ Norie. It will release on Monday, April 2, 2018.
Kiss and Tell is a story many people can relate to. You hang out either with friends at a local party or you become attracted to someone while on vacation. The expectation is to enjoy the time with this person, but don’t kiss and tell.
He is one of the few African artists, in recent times, to have his song played on a major mainstream urban station in the United States. There have been several African artists who have collaborated or featured with reggae or dancehall artists, however, few are played on mainstream urban stations. He is versatile, his musical genre is infused with elements of afrobeat, Afropop, reggae, soca and hip-hop.
A few of his songs include ‘Most High’; ‘Loving You’ and ‘Me and You’. His philosophy is to promote a strong synergy between African culture and other cultures in the world through songs and fashion.
Akeju will perform in New York on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the 8th annual Anything Goes Live event at Mazi nightclub located at 130-35 91st avenue Richmond Hill, NY 11418.
Following that performance, he will perform on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the 3rd annual AfroJam music conference at the Symphony Space located at 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025. Yet another opportunity to display the synergy between cultures.
Akeju is out to capture hearts with this remix with Beenie Man whose popular songs include Sim Simma; Girl de sugar; Rum & Redbull.
Listen to the song below: