It’s been more than a year of stealing the show across the continent as a Rookie for trailblazing Ghanaian Afrobeats artist, Darkovibes, and with numerous hits under his belt, nods from the industry’s finest and premium features; some of which have found him stealing the spotlight from the owners of the songs, the eclectic singer graduates to prime status as he releases his highly anticipated debut album Kpanlogo which has enjoyed heavy promotion these past weeks with stellar singles including Inna Song (Gin and Juice).
Featuring the likes of some of Africa’s finest musicians, including Mr. Eazi, Joey B, King Promise, Kwesi Arthur, Runtown, Stonebwoy, Mugeez, and Peruzzi, the eclectic album, whose singles have been praised by Okayafrica, The FADER, and Pitchfork among others defies genres and finds Darkovibes effortlessly coalescing between many languages including English, Pidgin, Ga, and Twi, helping to form his own distinct contemporary sound that blends elements of hip-hop, trap, and rap.
On the meaning behind his debut album, Darkovibes shares,
“I chose the album title, Kpanlogo because it reflects my heritage as a Ghanaian artist, but it also reflects the mode of the album and myself. I reference culture and movement, but with a fresh twist, just like when people started doing the Kpanlogo dance. It’s about the future, and the past simultaneously.”