Tobe Nwigwe Sings Make It Home: “Allys Stand Up! Here’s How You Can Help”
In 2020, the world became familiar with what has been a common prayer among African Americans for years in America… “Make it Home”. Shout out to the internet for bringing people in the world closer together and shining a light on the racism some may have thought subsided.
America has grown a lot, but we still clearly have a long way to go. We can each apart of this growth. For our non-Black American counterparts, you might often wonder “how can I be an ally?”… We have included just a few key ways that anyone can join with us in this fight for continued change:
- Stand up for Black people the way we fan out about Black culture and music in both private and public conversations.
- Speak up against racism in the workplace and support black colleagues.
- Educate yourself on Black history. Why? Black history is American history. But, it’s also the key part of history that is often left out of American text books as well as in text books in other foreign countries. So, it’s likely you may be missing a lot of information that will give key insight to the Black American experience and how you best understand Black Americans, American itself and how to help bring continued change. It’s Black history month, so there are key opportunities to learn more everywhere! Click here for a list of places you can learn.
- Petitions and political engagement
- Understand that systemic racism goes beyond police brutality
- Remember that Black men and Black people in general are not a monolith. Everyone doesn’t have the same experience. We are all learning from each other every day. Whether we are African American or otherwise, this is good for all of us to remember. Keep this in mind and be gracious & patient with each other.
- Listen to and help amplify Black voices.
Listen to the stories of Black people told by Black people. No one can tell your story better than you right? In that same manner, no one can share the perspectives and feelings of Black people better than Black people. Help amplify their voices. Share posts you see online. Encourage others to watch a documentary, book or podcast you were able to learn from. Listen, learn and share.
- Support Black owned businesses.
These are just a few of many ways to be an ally to Black Americans and Black people everywhere. There are many different ways for allies to get involved in the fight against racial injustice. The most effective thing an ally can do is get involved, stay involved, and continue educating yourself and others on the movement against anti-black racism. The more we pursue intentional change together, the more we will continue to see it in our communities. Let’s continue to change the narrative together!
Reach Records Signs Rising Christian Afro Beats Artist Limoblaze
Reach Records recently announced their newest artist Limoblaze! While Reach Records primarily focuses on Hip Hop, they seem to have stepped into a new sound with the signing of this rising Christian Afro Beats artist.
In just a short span, Nigerian born, UK based award-winning musician, singer songwriter, Limoblaze (born Samuel Onwubiko) has received much industry acclaim and is now signing with Reach Records. He is a two-time winner of the African Gospel Music and Media Awards (2018, 2019), Crystal Awards Best International Act Award Winner (2019), and Premier Gospel Awards’ Best International Act winner.
With several bodies of work over the years, including 5 albums: Blind (2016), Before Now (2018), Afrobeats Rap and Jesus (2019), Bridges (2020), and God’s Favourite Baby (2021), Limoblaze has also collaborated with Christian music staples such as Lecrae, Travis Greene, Ada Ehi, and Da’ T.R.U.T.H..
His new EP, Sunday In Lagos, showcases his unique flow over colorful sonics, giving listeners a taste of what it is like to be in Lagos, Nigeria’s capital city, on a day of celebration.
Lecrae & 1K Phew Get Militant In New ‘MOVE’ Music Video
Lecrae & 1K Phew dropped their third single and music video for “MOVE” off of their joint project No Church in a While.
This latest song is a fan favorite track from the album! The music video was filmed in Atlanta, GA and was directed by Jerrell Green & Caleb Seales. The video features strong 90s nostalgia as 1K Phew and Lecrae recreate the drill sergeant scene inspired by the 1995 film, Major Payne, starring Damon Wayans and Karyn Parsons. In their interpretation of the scene, 1K Phew gets militant as he whips the Unashamed Army into shape while Lecrae puts them through the drills! Both artists bring high energy while a hint of humor is felt throughout the entire video as 1KPhew leans into his role as the drill sergeant.
Check out the video for “MOVE” and scroll down to view the full stream of Lecrae and 1K Phew’s No Church In A While.
Lecrae teamed up with 1K Phew for the joint effort No Church In A While IN December. The project contains 10 songs and a couple of features including WHATUPRG and Hulvey. This new album is high energy with a fresh cutting edge sound that rivals much of what is heard in traditional mainstream. We didn’t expect anything less from this duo.
Like much of the music each of these artists have released, there’s no doubt that this project is going to travel far across multiple genre circles. Be sure to support by purchasing this project wherever music is sold! Scroll down to stream the full album!
LISTEN TO THE FULL ALBUM HERE:
Tamala Mann album “Overcomer” Release Date Annouced/New Music Video “Help Me”
Grammy and Billboard award winning Gospel artist Tamala Mann is set to release her new album this summer on August 6th.
This 12 track inspirational project includes collaborations with artist such as Todd Dulaney, The Fellas, Wyclef Jean, and Kirk Franklin. Two singles have already been released from the album, “Touch From You” and “Help Me.”
Her latest music video release for her single “Help Me” includes appearances from Christian author and actress Priscilla Shierer and Gospel group The Fellas (who is featured on the song).
Overcomer will be available on all streaming platforms upon release and is now available for pre order.
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