As far as South Africans are concerned, the Nigerian music scene was a bit late to the house music party. But you can hardly tell the difference from the enthusiastic reception for house based genres, gqom and ‘Wo’, in both nations. Both genres have fueled the party scenes with their own dedicated ‘gwara gwara’ and ‘shaku shaku’ dance moves in South Africa and Nigeria respectively. On “Osikapa”, Eternal Africa’s recently released single, he features some of the top acts from both soundscapes, DJ Neptune, DJ Tira, Moonchild Sanelly and Patoranking, for a song that tributes house music’s cross-continental appeal and having a good time with a side dish of rice.
Eternal Africa produces the house beat with synths, throbbing bass and a drum riff that resonates almost solely in the hips. Featured vocals from DJ Neptune, DJ Tira, Moonchild Sanelly and Patoranking, performing their verses, chorus and ad-libs elevates the song even further into DJ sets.
Stream the animated video for Eternal Africa’s “Osikapa” featuring DJ Neptune, DJ Tira, Moonchild Sanelly and Patoranking below.
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