This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With Pheelz, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, Africa Rising and Dadaboy Ehiz’s Favourite Track of the Week!
Tune in to Africa Now Radio with Dadaboy Ehiz this Friday, February 3rd at 9a London / 10a Lagos/Paris / 11a Johannesburg / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1.
Cover Star Interview
Nigerian songwriter and producer-turned-artist Pheelz joins Dadaboy Ehiz via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “Stand By You.” He also discusses his upcoming debut EP, ‘Pheelz Good,’ bringing his various personas to life through sound, and what he’s working on next.
The Big 5
Dadaboy Ehiz shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Asake, Wande Coal feat. Olamide, G Nako feat. Young Daresalama, Stonebwoy, and Kabza De Small & Stakev.
Nigerian Afro-fusion star Lojay is Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising featured artist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features his singles, “MOTO” and the DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small collab, “CANADA.” Listen HERE.
Dadaboy’s Song of the Week
Each week, Dadaboy Ehiz chooses his favourite track from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week he spotlights Nigerian alté star Minz and his collab with BNXN fka Buu and Blaqbonez, “WO WO (Remix),” from Apple Music’s Alté Cruise playlist. Listen HERE (and find a roundup of all Dadaboy’s selections on Apple Music’s Dadaboy’sPlaylist, HERE).
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday, February 3rd at 9a London / 10a Lagos/Paris / 11a Johannesburg / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow.
Pheelz Tells Apple Music About His ‘Pheelz Good’ EP
‘Pheelz Good’ is three different feelings. If you check the artwork that I designed for it, you can see three masks. The first mask is The Loverboy – that’s what I call him – that’s where you have the loverboy feelings, where you have songs like “Stand By You;” there’s a song called “Pheelz Like Summer” on the project as well, that’s for the loverboy.
There’s The Bad Guy mask as well, in the middle. That’s why you have songs like “Finesse” and “Ballin’.” There’s a song on the EP called “Pablo Escobar” as well. That’s for the Bad Guy era of the EP. Then there’s another guy called The Gbedu Guy, on the far right of the artwork. That’s where you have songs like “Electricity,” there’s a song on the EP called “Ewele,” and there’s a song called “Emi Laye Mi.” Those are like the gbedu jams, and that’s why there’s The Gbedu Guy with the gbedu mask. When you see there artwork, you understand the three different feelings on the EP.
Pheelz Tells Apple Music About Taking Centre Stage As An Artist
First off, it’s a lot more flying! A lot more traveling around. I mean it’s amazing man, I love it on this side of the playing field where I can fully create music just me – being the producer, and being the artist – be in the genre and just craft a sound that’s 100% authentically Pheelz. I love producing as well but now I have the freedom to really create what I want to create, and the art that I truly believe in.
Pheelz Tells Apple Music About His Album Plans]
Ehiz: I’m guessing ‘Pheelz Good’ the EP, beginning of the year… so sometime this year or maybe next year we’ll have a full album, how about that?
Pheelz: I’m almost done with that one already! I’m ready.
I’m almost done with the project, I swear down man. I’ve got bare songs already.
Ehiz: Ok, so when will that come out? Do you think it is gonna come anytime soon?
Pheelz: Yeah I think before the end of the year. I think I’m gonna make that happen for sure.