Episode 42 - "Cipha Sounds (From The Other Side)"
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Welcome to #NoWahala with @theycallmeTUNE x @justbawo! Tune into Episode 42, with special guest DJ Cipha Sounds

In this episode, the group discuss a variety of topics with DJ Cipha Sounds, a major force behind crossing over a few African / Caribbean / American superstars into GLOBAL mainstream pop culture. (Ex. Akon, Sean Paul, Nina Sky, The Neptunes, etc).  Despite being one of the first American DJ's to break artists like Wizkid, Davido and Maleek Berry on New York radio airwaves, Cipha recently went viral and received backlash from the Nigerian community for his remarks on Wizkid's current standing in global pop culture (compared to Sean Paul/Akon in the early 2000's). His criticism for stating there currently is "no face" of "afrobeats" outside of Africa/UK didn't sit well with Nigerians.

He clears up ALL misunderstandings in this new episode (with a special guest appearance from London's own, Maleek Berry!).

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Cipha Sounds is an American radio and television personality of Puerto Rican descent. He is mostly known for his work as a DJ, a VJ for MTV and as a comedian. From 2003 to 2006, Sounds was a DJ for Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. In April 2006, he became the host of MTV's urban music video program Sucker Free. Sounds has his own artist management company called Jack Move, Inc. The first artists that he managed were the R&B duo Nina Sky in 2004, with the hit single "Move Ya Body". He has worked as an A&R executive for Rawkus Records, Tommy Boy Records, and The Neptunes' record label, Star Trak Entertainment. In 2005, he became the senior vice president of Jay-Z's Roc-La-Familia label, but he left after becoming a VJ for MTV in 2006. In 2007, Sounds started a stand-up comedy series called Don't Get Gassed, a monthly show at Carolines on Broadway (NYC), 

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Featured Songs of The Week:

CIPHA SOUNDS:

WIzkid - "Show You The Money"


BAWO:

Michael Brun ft. Adekunle Gold & Belo- "Eda"


TUNE:

Nadia Nakai ft. Lady Zamar - "Darkness Defined"


Listen to this week's music selections on the #NoWahalaRadio playlists below!

Spotify: nowahalapod.com/radioS

Apple Music: nowahalapod.com/radioA

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