Afro Nation has probably been one of the most exciting things to happen in the Afrobeat space in the last couple of months. Essentially, a festival idea conceptualized by two London based Nigerian promoters has found its way across the world and helped widen the reach of the budding genre.
In that vein as it readies its homecoming voyage this December, Boj and Tiwa Savage have linked up for Your Love (Mogbe), the first single off Moves Recordings and Afro Nation Festival’s forthcoming companion mixtape Afro Nation #1 due out in November.
A laid-back slice of Afrobeats, Your Love (Mogbe) features Boj and Savage yearning for one another’s affections while warning each-other of the consequences should they break up. The title of the track features the Yoruba word ‘Mogbe’ which translates to ‘Drama’, emphasizing the love affair’s potential for turbulence. Directed by acclaimed Director K who’s previously helmed videos for Davido and Teni The Entertainer, the single is accompanied by a simple but picturesque visual.
The first release off the Afro Nation #1 mixtape, the project is a celebration of the festival’s enormous success earlier this year in Portugal. Celebrating all things afrobeats, hip-hop, UK Rap, Reggae and Dancehall, the festival was the first of its kind; an event unapologetically championing the African diaspora’s vast culture and music.
Afro Nation Vol #1 will be the first in a series of compilations curated by indie label Moves Recordings in collaboration with Afro Nation Festival. Moves Recordings over the years have previously released music from some of Africa’s most elite artists like Davido, Naira Marley, WizKid, Mr Eazi and more.