Trailblazing Ghanaian Afrobeats artist Darkovibes has unveiled his highly anticipated debut solo album Kpanlogo available now across all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard.
The eclectic album that fuses elements of Ghanaian Afrobeat with hip-hop, rap, and trap, and features collaborations with several of Africa’s finest musicians including Runtown, Mr Eazi, King Promise, Kwesi Arthur, Joey B, Peruzzi, and Mugeez.
On the inspiration behind his debut studio album, Darkovibes shares, “I chose the album title Kpanlogo because it not only 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 urban youth started doing the Kpanlogo dance in the 1960s — it’s about the future, and the past simultaneously.”
Kpanlogo features a series of extraordinary critically acclaimed singles, including “Different,” “Stay Woke” (ft. Stonebwoy), “Come My Way” (ft. Mr Eazi) and “Inna Song (Gin & Lime)” with King Promise, all of which are joined by companion videos.
With breakout solo single “Different,” Darkovibes celebrates women and urges them to embrace their differences, and similarly on “Come My Way,” he enlists Mr Eazi to remind ladies not to put up with bad behavior.
He stresses the importance of honesty in an intimate relationship between two people on “Stay Woke,” and on the lighthearted “Inna Song (Gin & Lime),” Darkovibes and King Promise team up to sing about putting the right energy inna song.
The single recently became the #1 trending video in his native Ghana on YouTube and #3 on the Apple Music Ghana Top 100 chart.
As the musical landscape in Ghana continues to shift, there are few standouts like Darkovibes who are poised to take over for the next generation.
In a widespread editorial feature entitled “Ghana Is Now,” The FADER recognized the genre bending artist as, “revolutionizing the way we see life in Ghana, helping to bridge the representation gap between Africa and the rest of the world”… https://bit.ly/3dTzmE1
Originally published at https://africancelebs.com on April 4, 2020.