Drummr Africa, a Lagos-Based Alternative arts and Emerging Artists Digital Press Platform and Community has just put out Yamen Yamen, a pan-African Collective Music and Art Project which features Music artists, digital and visual artists, music producers, press publicists and music business players from across the African continent and its diaspora.
The project is a distribution partnership with Maxtreme Inc., a Label Services and Public Relations firm based in Lagos. Speaking about the project, the brand’s creative director, John Eni-ibukun says that the project was created basically to bring audiences from across the African continent into one digital space through music and art. He further added that the project was created as a means through which African creatives could network and exchange cultures.
The Yamen Yamen music album sees emerging artists telling cohesive stories of love, vulnerability, ease and rest through sounds that are considered alternative in the locations where they reside. The art project side of the project also has digital visual artists creating artworks that relate to each artist and song on the music project. Ultimately, the project portrays youth culture at its core. Below is a list of the creatives who contributed to the project:
South African: TheLastLetter (South Africa/Zimbabwe), Zino de Klerk (South Africa), Chadley
Beaukes (South Africa), GuitarLicks (South Africa)
East African: Kibra (Eritrea), Malaika Khadijaa (Uganda/Kenya), Tofa Jaxx (Tanzania), mau from nowhere (Kenya), Freeman Kamili (Tanzania), Magati Maosa (Kenya), Tela Wangeci (Kenya), Heran Genene (Ethiopia)
West African: SirBastien (Nigeria), Bash the Piper (Nigeria), Garey Godson (Nigeria), Nano Shayray (Nigeria), Shime Ahua (Nigeria), Naya Akanji (Nigeria), Essilfie (Ghana), June Sometimes (Nigeria) Sou Electric (Nigeria), Zion Beatz (Nigeria), Profetik (Nigeria), Richard Akanji (Nigeria), Edem Edem (Ghana), Fortune Dane (Ghana), Debola Abimbolu (Nigeria), Romi Himself (Nigeria), Fraulein Sensei (Nigeria), Precious Edozie (Nigeria), Itty Okim (Nigeria), Marvel Umoh & Sampson Malachy, co-founders of Maxtreme Inc. (Nigeria), Show Some Moe (Nigeria), Dan Akins (Nigeria), Emmanuel “Chorch Boy” Harrison (Nigeria), Promise Uboh (Nigeria), Paul Peter (Nigeria).
The music project is available for streaming across all music streaming platforms. You can listen