Afropop newcomer Cliffbado releases new EP 'We Move'
Afro-pop, also known as Afrobeats, is finally getting the attention from the western world that it deserves -- thanks to artists like Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, and Popcaan. Lagos, Nigeria native Cliffbado looks to be the heir apparent to the genre’s throne.
Cliffbado’s two-track EP We Move features two vastly different singles in “Rules Us Well” and “Pull Up." “Rules Us Well” is a politically charged track about the artist’s concerns with the restrictive and oppressive nature of the government while the latter track is a more energetic party song.
Known by his other monicker Chimez (pronounced CHEE-MEHZ), the up-and-comer is known for tracks like "JOJO," “Loose Guard,” and “Soweto.”
Cliffbado blends a diverse array of high-tempo, Afro-pop instrumentals with an equally diverse array of vocal styles and subject matter.
The young talent can detail everything from the faultiness of the government to stories about his romantic interests. This versatility no doubt comes from him splitting his upbringing between the States and his home country of Nigeria and manifests itself in his influences.
The artist likes Afro-pop artists like Davido, Wizkid, D’banj, Phyno, and Olamide as well as Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill. Chimez calls his style “a mixture of African sounds” and wants his fans to take away an easy-going vibe from his music. You can also view the video for "Rule Us Well," here.
Check out We Move now on all platforms!