Over the past few years, Nigerian artists Maka and Phlow have dropped some fire collaborations together, including several off the latter’s great 2016 project, Mind, Body & Phlow. And that trend continues on with the release of “No One,” a romantically minded new track that seamlessly blends the best parts of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soul. The two talented vocalists share their own unique thoughts on love and what it means to them in their lives. For Phlow, who opens the track, she reflects on the ups and downs of a turbulent relationship—and whether it’s worth it. Maka, on the other hand, comes across far more lovelorn with her sing-song verse, which boasts thoughtful lines like, “They say it’s addiction, don’t let it be my downfall.” The smooth vibes of “No One” are supplied by another frequent collaborator and fellow Str8Buttah labelmate, producer Teck-Zilla. He layers looping and warming keys with finger snaps to set the mood, much like he’s done with Phlow and Maka in the past. And as for their future, Phlow is hard at work in the studio while Maka has a new single, “Sinner,” dropping soon. “No One” is now available for stream!
Lagos based female emcee who released her 7 track EP “Mind, Body & Phlow” in early 2016 under Str8Buttah Productions. The 7 track EP was produced by in house producer/DJ Teck-ZIlla. Phlow went on to release singles(Phlowetic Justice & Love It Or Not) and a mini EP “Asuai” in the same year. A lyricist who can hold her own on any stage, she is slowly grooming for the spotlight as her music has been featured on top international music sites such as TheSource.Com, HipHopDX, 2dopeboyz and Egotripland. Her last single “Love It Or Not” was featured on German magazine BackSpin, MTV Base amongst other sites. She also appeared in Elle Magazine (France)
Lagos based Singer/Song writer Maka also released her debut Ep “The Truth” in early 2016 under Str8Buttah Productions. The 7 track EP was produced by in house producer/DJ Teck-ZIlla. Her music has been featured on top sites such as EarMilk , HipHopDX, TheSource, FameMagazine, OkayAfrica amongst others. Her last release was the video for “Good Time” which is off her aforementioned EP and also served as the soundtrack to the nollywood movie “Dinner”
“Making this EP came as true and pure to me, as anything I’ve ever done,” she says of the creative experience. “I wasn’t trying to please anyone but myself. Working with Teck-Zilla never felt contrived, we weren’t rushed or disturbed, and we had the freedom to create whatever we wanted. That’s where the title of the record comes from, in the sense that creating it was indeed true”. – Maka
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