Playlist : Darkovibes vs. Wurld

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A soulful fusion of Juju , Afrobeat , High-life from the restless experimental African artists representing Ghana and Nigeria.

Who Is Darkovibes?

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Darkovibes is an exceptional music artist who, like many others, came alive as a result of being around and experiencing the music creation process. After meeting his friend and producer – Vacs who worked in a studio at Mallam (Accra), they began to explore music creation a few months after seeing how it’s done. From rapping to following trends , he abandoned what was conventional at the time in search of something more, a unique and personal style.

When Darkovibes decided to create music as a potpourri of Ga, Twi, pidgin and English (with the first two being local Ghanaian dialects) he was strongly opposed by his peers and immediate mentors. His exceptional drive, dedication, and brilliant ability to synthesize all four languages immediately became apparent to his critics. His blend of melodies, vibes and fun filled signature exclamations got him recognized by “illuminati” and “koene” hit making producer Magnom.

The two collaborated to produce a couple of songs for telecommunication giant MTN before the launch of the MTN pulse campaign. His catchy sing along hook garnered a lot of fans and immediately became the object of admiration of big industry artistes like Joey B and Edem to mention a few. He tackles subjects such as love, passion and dedication in his music with consistency — a quality that will fuel him through the next decade and over. Although Darko is new to the music industry, his creative excellence is in high gear and produces some eclectic and influential work that captures the spirit of the time.

Who Is Wurld?

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Sadiq Onifade popularly known with his stage name WurlD, is an American-Nigerian singer and songwriter born on 2 January 1987 in Lagos, Nigeria. His main aim of relocating to the US as a teenager was to receive his college education at Georgia State University, where he studied Computer science. While in school, he developed a serious interest in musical performance.

In late 2012, WurlD releases his first single, “Beyond Our Dreams” from his debut EP titled Evolution, due summer 2013. SESAC held an exclusive listening party at their Atlanta office for WurlD’s forthcoming Evolution EP. By early 2013, He was in the recording studio with Mario, writing songs for the R&B superstar’s upcoming album. Shortly after, the music video for Evolution’s second single, “Alive” was premiered exclusively via MTV: The Wrap Up on May 2, 2013. He also teamed up with Timbaland’s artist, BK Brasco as a featured artist on “Beautiful Girls.”

In 2015 WurlD went certified Gold with his Sony Music release track “Follow You” with Polish DJ, Gromee. He released “Show You Off” an Afro-soul record featuring Walshy Fire of Major Lazer and Afro-beat producer Shizzi. In June 2016 He released the collaborative track “Better Days” with Sir Felix; it became the official anthem for DelfSail 2016.

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