Sunday 20th October 2013
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.
Wednesday 17th April 2013
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…
Tuesday 26th March 2013
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?
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.