Harmonize’s penchant for the Nigerian brand of Afrobeats is no secret, and with the way his artistry is built around the now world-famous genre, an amassment of the biggest players in Africa’s Afrobeat scene on every one of his Afrobeats related projects is now the norm.
On his previously released debut EP, Afro Bongo, he sponsored a culture fest with the likes of Burna Boy, Yemi Alade and Mr. Eazi among others. This year, he shares his album titled Afro East and artistic independence with a similar structure which retains Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi and producers like Krisbeatz now joined by Skales, Falz, Phyno and Willis for a spin on his idea of a mesh of standout genres across all regions loosely dubbed ‘Afro East‘.
Yemi Alade and Mr. Eazi play by the books, delivering the norm on Pain and Move respectively leaving the innovation to the new players, Falz and especially Phyno, who dazzle over gyrating variations of Afrobeat and a special blend of the unifying genre on the charming Body.
Although Afro East is no deviation from what’s now the norm for Harmonize, his usual now interesting mix of Africa’s biggest players makes the whole journey worth the while.