After an era of confusion and darkness, things are finally — hopefully, tentatively — calming down a bit. As a result, we're getting music with a palpable sense of relief and joy — and much of it is coming from the Afrobeats scene out of Nigeria, which prizes a sense of confidence, luxuriousness and — gasp! — possibilities.
Enter Candy Bleakz, a rising Afrobeats rapper here to lead us over the threshold from 2021 to 2022. Her tune "Kope (Kanle)" is all about a subject any of us can relate to — wanting to take a grab at cash and success. And if all of the personality-packed MC's tracks are this effervescent, she's on the road to global applause.
In the latest episode of Global Spin, GRAMMY.com's digital series which aims to celebrate and elevate global music, watch Candy Bleakz' sunny performance of "Kope (Kanle)" among a series of columns — painted with murals of solemn significance.
Specifically, they pay homage to the campaigners of #BringBackOurGirls, an organization bringing awareness to 276 Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram. Click here for more information on the memorial. If you'd like to donate to #BringBackOurGirls, visit here.
For now, enjoy Candy Bleakz' exhilarating performance above and click here to enjoy more episodes of Global Spin.