Nigerian artist Reekado Banks is this week’s cover star and joins Cuppy via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his new ‘Off The Record’ EP. Reekado tells Cuppy the EP is something for us to hold while he works on his new album which is due for release in 2021, working with Mr Eazi on his single “People Dey” and more.
The Big 5
Cuppy shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Omah Lay, Zingah, Reefer Tym, Peruzzi and Teni.
Nigerian newcomer Azanti is this week’s Africa Rising artist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars https://apple.co/32v7zX4
Cuppy finishes this week’s show with a special mini-mix of Apple Music’s Mzansi House playlist featuring Lemon & Herb, Sun-El Musician, Caiiro and DJ Zinhle https://apple.co/3lXy4vi
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, November 29th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC only on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow
Reekado Banks on his new EP Off the Record and what to expect next year
Coming up with the name or the idea behind this EP, it was to give the fans something to quench the thirst. Considering the fact that I haven’t really put out music in the past one, two years, I have put out just a number of songs. So now it’s just the time for them to have something to hold onto while I give them what I really want to give them, which is ‘Daddy To Many,’ the album that drops in next summer.
Reekado Banks on making ‘People Dey’ initially with Shatta Wale in mind
Reekado Banks: This, I never said anywhere. The verse was first sent to Shatta Wale. He sent me a verse, and then I hit him up later for the song, and I have not gotten a reply to it.
Cuppy: No way, okay. That is an Africa Now exclusive. I don’t know how you can get away with putting out a song that used to have Shatta Wale. I would be so scared, honestly, but I’m sure it’s cool.