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Wednesday 5th February 2014

Fuse ODG Wows Paxman On Newsnight

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MOBO award winner and This Is New Africa ambassador Fuse ODG joined legendary newsman Jeremy Paxman on the set of BBC2′s Newsnight last night.

Fuse was there to talk to Jeremy about his mission to change people’s perception of Africa through his music. He explained to Jeremy that Afrobeats is showing a different side to Africa by showcasing the diverse music, new business and fashion that is flourishing across the continent.

Fuse played Newsnight out with his latest hit “Million Pound Girl”, but sadly Jeremy missed his chance to join in with a spot of Azonto-ing…

You can watch Fuse’s interview and performance here:

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Monday 13th January 2014

Fuse ODG’s “Million Pound Girl” Smashes Into the UK Top Ten

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Afrobeats superstar Fuse ODG’s latest single “Million Pound Girl” has smashed its way to NUMBER 5 on the UK official chart.

The single climbed a massive NINE places after entering the chart last week at number 14 – the second highest entry of that week.

It’s Fuse’s second time in the UK Top 10 – “Antenna” peaked at Number 7 last year.

Big thanks to everyone who has bought the single and supported with radio and club plays. If you still don’t have your copy, grab it here.

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Sunday 5th January 2014

TWO TRACKS IN THE ITUNES TOP TEN!

We’re loving 2014…

It’s less than a week old but already we’ve got lots to celebrate with TWO tracks in the iTunes Top 10 – a first for us!

Fuse ODG is currently at Number 6 with his massive new single “Million Pound Girl”, an infectious afrobeats jam with a dancehall twist. If you don’t have your copy yet, get it here! The remix bundle features edits from Steve Smart & Westfunk, Konshens and Rymez plus bonus track “Come Closer” featuring Wande Coal.

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AND Matrix & Futurebound are flying the flag for d’n'b at Number 8 with “Control” featuring Max Marshall. If you didn’t download it already, what are you waiting for? You can get it here. Check out the remixes too – from Torqux, Yousef Circus and Apexx.

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Sunday 20th October 2013

FUSE ODG BAGS THE MOBO FOR ‘BEST AFRICAN ACT’

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Massive congratulations to our very own Afrobeats star Fuse ODG on winning the MOBO award for Best African Act.

Fuse was up against some of Africa’s biggest stars in the category – the other nominees were Atumpan, Ice Prince, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid.

His blistering performance at the awards show, absolutely the best of the night, underlined just how much he deserved to win.

Ghanaian Fuse won the hearts of UK voters with his uplifting, positive and infectious  blend of West African and hip-hop influences. His single “Antenna” shot to number 7 in the UK chart earlier this year and he’s currently teaching the world to “Azonto”.

In the most passionate, heartfelt and moving acceptance speech of the night, Fuse shared his vision of changing the Western perception of Africa through music – This is New Africa!

We’re couldn’t be more proud.

 

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Wednesday 17th April 2013

Fuse ODG to Support Wiley, Skepta, JME on tour (and more)

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If you listen to 1Xtra, Choice FM or Kiss FM you will already have danced around your kitchen/bedroom/living room/garden to the joyfully infectious Afrobeats smash that is Fuse ODG’s “Antenna”. If you haven’t heard it yet take a look at the official video - which features Fugees legend Wyclef Jean – and start working on your moves.

Fuse has just been confirmed to support Wiley, Skepta and JME on the Norwich (April 18th), Birmingham (April 19th) and London (April 20th) dates of their imminent BBK tour and he might just get you up on stage to dance with him!

1Xtra and Kiss listeners are going to be hearing ‘Antenna’ a whole lot more – it just got added to the 1Xtra B-list playlist and the Kiss ‘Breaking Beats’ playlist.

And the good news doesn’t stop there. “Antenna” is riding high at number 2 on the Music Week Urban Club Chart as well as being a new entry at number 7 on the Cool Cuts Chart.

“Antenna” is out June 2nd, pre-order your copy here.

Summer is just an Afrobeat away…

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Tuesday 26th March 2013

“Antenna” fever takes hold

It looks like Fuse ODG, the man behind last year’s “Azonto” dance explosion in the UK has got the whole world jumping again – this time to his latest single “Antenna”.

It’s impossible to keep still to this infectious slice of Afrobeats and we’re not the only ones who feel that way! When Fuse launched the “Antenna” dance contest entries poured in from all over the UK, Europe and Africa.

The winning entry was from Manchester. Showcasing some breathtakingly brilliant dancing the video has racked up more than 2 million views on YouTube.  Watch it here.

The runner up – from London – has had over a million, check it out here.

The official video, which features Fugees legend Wyclef Jean as well as the amazing dancers from the winning entries, has been watched more than a million times. Did you see it yet?

Other notable competition entries came from Kenya and Paris.

Now it looks like “Antenna” fever is set to strike down the international footballing community with the first case being reported in Norway…check out John Carew and his son throwing down their version of “Antenna” right here.

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