Muyiwa Akhigbe

BankyOnDBeatz & Muyiwa Akhigbe drop ‘Hold You Down’ with Boom General

Still in the season of love, BankyOnDBeatz and Muyiwa Akhigbe are back with their third Afro-futurist team up titled ‘Hold You Down’. And on this record they bring along a guest, Boom General as they expand their freshly crafted sound to new frontiers.

Last year, the pair joined forces to craft a new sound which they introduced us to with ‘Outta My System’. They took it a step further with the well-received ‘Better’ and now they introduce us to another facet of the nascent and mutating sound.

Over the scintillating BankyOnDBeatz’ production, Muyiwa reassures his lover of his affection, letting her know he’s always got her back.

Boom General in the closing verse comes through with a scene-stealing feature coming through with his patios-laced verse wrapped in an airtight delivery. He finds a home in this dancehall influenced sound and he takes it home leaving a solid impression on first-time listeners.

The pair has made a promise of an adventurous sonic experience and with this new release, ‘Hold You Down’ they are making good on that promise.

Listen to the record here.

Listen To Muyiwa Akhigbe And BankyOnDBeatz’s New Record, ‘Better’

After introducing their Afro-futurist sound with ‘Outta My System‘, the sweet-singing Muyiwa Akhigbe and super genre-bending producer, BankyOnDBeatz are taking the newly pioneered sound to another level with their new single, ‘Better‘. This is just a peek into what they’ve been working on for a while now and it’s already promising to be an adventurous sonic experience. 

Their Afro-futurist creation is a refreshing potpourri of Afrocentric and futurist sounds with funk, afro-jazz and EDM as its core elements.

‘Better’ is a soothing reaffirmation of love. Across the record, Muyiwa sings with a soulful realness that drives this heartfelt love manifesto right home. He recognises that romantic relationships aren’t just sunshine and rainbows and things get rough and ugly sometimes. But when this happens, he is ready to tough it out with her. “In times of trouble, I wan dey by your side” Muyiwa sings.

Listen to the single here.

Muyiwa Akhigbe Introduces His Afro-Futurist Sound On ‘Outta My System’ With BankyOnDBeatz

Three months after their initial team-up on their soothing love record,’Bamilo‘, Muyiwa Akhigbe and BankyOnDBeatz have joined forces on a new number titled ‘Outta My System’. Earlier this year, he also dropped a stellar joint EP with Rhye Ali titled “Conversations.”

With this new record, Muyiwa Akhigbe attempts to introduce his branded afro-futurist sound. Produced by BankOnDBeatz, ‘Outta My System‘ is reminiscent of Daft Punk’s futurist sonic aesthetic prevalent on ‘Motherboard‘.

This is a sad tale of a love turned sour. The romance has run its course and an exhausted Muyiwa is done having it. He calls it quits as all he wants now is to move and get over his jilted lover.

Listen to the record above and let us know what you think.

Bankyondbeatz Teams Up With Muyiwa Akhigbe On ‘Bamilo’

Just last week, Afro-soul sensation, Muyiwa Akhigbe shared photos of himself cooking something up in a makeshift studio with Bankyondbeatz –one of the prolific producers championing the new wave – and the result of that session is here already. Having worked with the likes of Ninola, Reminisce, BOJ and a cross-section of new-gen acts, Bankyondbeatz taps Muyiwa for his latest release titled ‘Bamilo‘, which directly translates to ‘come with me’.

On this soothing love number, a besotted Muyiwa appeals to his love interest to yield to his advances and go with him. As smooth as ever, the sweet-voiced singer details exactly how she makes him feel and admits his desperation to be with her.

As expected, Bankyondbeatz came through on the production end of the record, lacing the instrumental with strutting guitar riffs and soft but scintillating talking drum rhythms in the background.

Enjoy this new afro-pop single above.

Uzikwendu & Muyiwa Akhigbe premiere new projects on the PGM Radio Show

Uzikwendu premieres most anticipated single ‘Rappers’ and Muyiwa Akhigbe plays new EP ‘Conversations’ to the Push Good Music Club

Muyiwa Akhigbe And Rhye Ali Release Joint “Conversations” EP

Muyiwa Akhigbe, a gifted soul singer who now doubles as a rapper has teamed up with rising lyricist, Rhye Ali and producer, Trill Xoe to create and release a new joint EP titled “Conversations“. This project which is actually Muyiwa’s sophomore EP is a highly experimental one for the act as he leaves his comfort zone to create a thematic hip-hop project with a skilled rapper.

True to its name, the 9-track EP opens with a recorded phone conversation in which Muyiwa reaches out to his partner-in-crime Rhye and convinces him to work with him on this project. This, however, is just the first of five conversations in the project, each one recorded over the instrumental of the following record. Through these conversations and records, these artists present a soulful realness and detailing to their realities as youths and young creatives in this country.

Tracklist for “Conversations” EP (Twitter/MuyiwaAkhigbe)

This is, therefore, a highly relatable project as the pair rap and discusses topics and themes that every twenty-something in this city should familiar with.  As mentioned earlier, this EP is solely produced by Trill Xoe and engineered by David Rotimi. Enjoy.

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