Tha Beatsmith is a Nigerian self-taught music producer whose sound is well-seasoned with a meld of genres and influences. In this interview, he details his music production journey and the dynamic collaboration with Nigerian musician, Ogranya for their joint EP, “Vanity.”
Ayüü is a Nigerian singer and songwriter based in Abuja, Nigeria. With sounds from R&B, Pop, Funk, Hip-Hop, and Afrobeats as well as musical influences like Burna Boy, Michael Jackson, and SZA, one can’t help but appreciate his artistic range and genre fusing genius. Read more as Ayüü takes a no filter approach in discussing his artistry, the music industry, Nigeria’s social and political climate, and his 2019 mixtape that was revealed to him in a dream titled, “Ayüüniverse.”
Nicholas Edem Coffie, known as Yung D3mz, is an emerging producer and artist from Tema, Ghana. His sound is vibrant with Jazz, Hip-Hop, and R&B influences melding together to form his unique Afro-Fusion sound. His duality as a producer and artist allows him to see things from varying perspectives, which translates through the songs he has produced for Ghanaian artists like Kwesi Arthur, Twitch 4EVA, and Kofi Mole—as well as his own music. In this candid interview, Yung D3mz details his journey as a charting producer, shares his take on Ghana’s musical influence, discusses recognizing his potential as a recording artist, and gives a breakdown of his debut EP, “Girls Like You.”
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