Afrobeats star Mr 2kay has released his bass-thumping new single, 'Bubugaga' featuring rising UK artist Moelogo, and none other than 'Queen of Afrobeats' herself, May7ven. Forming the end result of a creative fusion of vibrant percussions, earth-shattering bass, and pulsating drums, is yet another clear sign that the Afrobeats music genre is rising fast in the UK with no end in sight. I mean, where ISN'T Afrobeats playing these days? That is the question.
I know what you're thinking, but just what on earth is a 'Bubugaga'? I hear you say. Rest assured you're not the only one asking this question (it automatically comes up in the Google search bar), but I guess you might just find out the answer to that all-important query if you listen to the track below…
The video for the 'Bubugaga (Remix)' was shot in London and features both Mr 2kay and Moelogo holding a number of unsuccessful auditions, before May7ven arrives and sets the scene alight with her dancers. As arguably the biggest Afrobeats record of the moment, 'Bubugaga' has already earned a spot on the much-coveted playlists of many commercial radio stations, including the likes of Kiss FM and Capital Xtra with support from BBC Radio, MTV Base and Channel AKA only adding to it's extensive repertoire of Radio and TV endorsers. Not surprising really considering how infectious the track is, I'm sure its' already being blasted amongst the dance floors of clubs across the country as I write.
The Afrobeats music scene has yet again been provided with another massive collaboration which will only increase it's impact as it advances to further heights. With a huge number of artists supporting the highly popular genre's plight, including D'Banj, Fuse ODG, Atumpan, Wizkid, Ice Prince and Tiwa Sawage, who have all had variable success in the UK and worldwide, the relatively new sound is sure set to capitalise on it's 2013 success and hit 2014 with an almost hurricane force.
Will 2014 be the year Afrobeats undoubtedly re-establishes its place on the mainstream music scene? I'll place bets on it.
To download the 'Bubugaga (Remix)' on iTunes click here, but in the mean time, check out the official video below!
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