November 30, 2022 0


The Project Features Several of The Biggest Names In African Music Including:  Asake, Fireboy DML, Olamide, BNXN fka BUJU,Black Sherif, Wande Coal, L.A.X., and Many Others

As a continuation to the explosion of African music within the U.S airwaves, EMPIRE, the top record label in Nigeria, brought 19 artists from six African nations together and released its first-ever African compilation album, Where We Come From (Vol. 1), including 15 tracks. The cover art, created by Nigerian artist Dricky Stickman was also revealed for the first time today. Dricky incorporated all 15 songs into this graphic – it illustrates unity, community and culture.

“This project ‘Where We Come From’ is a perfect example of music having no limitations,” Kareem Mobalaji, Regional Head West Africa said. “Yes we are from Africa, but we are truly determined to reach the entire world with our voice which is music.”

Where We Come From (Vol. 1)  Tracklist:

  1. Kuami Eugene and Group Chat – “I Feel Nice”

    1.  Produced by Kuami Eugene and MOG Beatz

  2. Kizz Daniel – “Cough” 

    1. Produced Blaisebeatz and Philkeyz

  3. Wande Coal & Tolani – “Slow Motion”

    1. Produced by OG Parker, Tee Romano and Sam E Lee Jones

  4. L.A.X – “Bank Alert”

    1. Produced by DRO. Phil Mango,

  5. KiDi & Bnxn Fka Buju – “Dance for Me*

    1. Produced by Hitmaka, AyeYB, Tee Romano and OG Parker

  6. Ohs & Wande Coal – “Umbrella”

    1. Produced by SAK PASE, Kheilstone and Say-Za

  7. Bad Boy Timz – “Faya”

    1. Produced by Semzi

  8. Fireboy DML & Navv Kenzo –  “Hold On”

    1. Produced by Nahreel and Shullv

  9. June Freedom & L.A.X – “Thing For You”

    1. Produced by DRO and Phil Mango

  10. Olamide – “Wound Someone”

    1. Produced by Ezkeez Productions

  11.  Black Sherif – “Run”

    1. Produced by Joker Nnarnan

  12.  Leil and Bnxn Eka Buiu – “The Middle’

    1. Produced by Hitmaka and Lenroc

  13. Cheque – “Off White”

    1. Produced by Happie, Alejandro Peltoniemi, BAK and Frankie Bash

  14. Yaw Tog – “Ring My Phone”

    1. Produced bv Khendi Beatz

  15. Asake & Tiwa Savage – “Loaded”

    1. Produced MagIcslick 


This compilation project is a body of work created during the writing camp at EMPIRE’s headquarters in San Francisco directly following their first showcase “The New Africa” during SXSW. The crowd saw performances by BNXN FKA Buju, Cheque, Fireboy DML, June Freedom, L.A.X., Wande Coal, and other Afrobeat trailblazers who are signed to EMPIRE. While new bonds were forged, Wande Coal says the familiarity among the performers also inspired the collaboration: “Everyone on this album is a family. We’re all involved in each other’s lives which makes it easy to bring out your best self when creating music.”

Africa is rich with some of the most talented creatives in the world. This compilation reflects EMPIRE’s continued commitment to community and culture,” Sak Pase, VP of A&R said. “This body of work is the epitome of unity, community and culture. I look forward to the world’s continued embrace of African culture.” 

EMPIRE is committed to furthering their artists existing success in America by continuing to highlight the accomplishments of Nigerian artists like Fireboy DML, Bnxn fka Buju, Olamide, KiDi, Black Sherif, and Asake. EMPIRE holds this title by market share and as the top music company with the collective most No. 1’s in Nigeria by TurnTable Charts, the Billboard equivalent in Africa. Artists across EMPIRE’s roster have dominated the charts across multiple platforms including Apple Music’s ‘Nigeria Top Songs’ chart. The label has seen recent success with Asake’s Mr. Money With The Vibe album, which became the highest-charting Nigerian album and the biggest Nigerian album in Apple Music history. Fireboy DML also became the first African artist to perform at the 2022 BET Awards. KiDi went platinum in India for his hot single “Touch It” featuring multi-platinum recording artist Tyga, and Black Sheriff gaining 75+ million audio streams for “Kwaku the Traveller” in just one month.  “The artists from Africa really transcend where music is today,” Ghazi, Founder and CEO says. “This is a legendary moment for EMPIRE to be able to share incredible African music with the world, much of which we were fortunate enough to record at our studio here in San Francisco.

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