Anthems & Vibes Records (AVR), the Nigerian record label championing alternative music evolution, has released its debut self-titled album, Anthems & Vibes Vol.1.
The body of work flaunts the talents of ten Alternative artists, challenging the status quo of Nigerian music and exploring uncharted sonic palettes. Drawing inspiration from artists like Tems, Fave who found their footing in alternative music, Anthem & Vibes Records envisions a market where Alternative sounds take center stage.
The project opens with Timi Kei‘s soulful “Praising the Lord,” before unfolding with Dalone‘s starry-eyed “Fire,” expressing his desires for a significant other, and Esse VDM‘s poignant “Duro,” urging lovers to savour shared moments and tread softly in their journey together.
The record label makes a resounding statement as the premier umbrella exclusively for Alternative music and artists, fostering the growth of sounds beyond Afrobeats in Nigeria. Its previous singles include On God by Sanki; Under G by Mid3, and Praising the Lord by Timi Kei.
The album is also supported by award-winning HipHop Legend/Entrepreneur, Ambassador Elajoe and Dark Cypha Entertainment. Their support will underscore the relevance of AVR’s mission for Alternative music in Nigeria.
Executive-produced by Francis Isichei, the album is a heartfelt tribute inspired by his late wife who passed away in 2021. Anthems & Vibes Vol. 1 is not just a collection of tracks; it is a bold declaration about Alternative music staking a claim as the next big cultural phenomenon alongside established genres like Afrobeats and an invitation to join the evolution of Alternative sounds emerging from Nigeria to the world.
Experience the Alternative evolution track by track here:
- Praising The Lord – Timi Kei
- Leave Me – Arlene FL
- Fire – Dalone
- Under G – Mid3
- Duro – Esse VDM
- Back Up – Eujin CEO
- Belle Full – Eruchee
- On God – Sanki
- Jah Jah – June
- Quotes – Rudie Boss