With the success of Gyptian’s “Hold Yuh”, the masterminds behind the Green October Mixtape series, Harrison Nwozo and DJ Manixx, couldn’t resist stamping the “Africa” brand on the reggae/ dancehall hit. The end result of this effort is “the Original African Remix”. Harrison and super-talented producer, DJ MannixX reached out to a few of DMV’s finest African Artists, ensuring that Africa’s diversity was represented with artists from a variety of African countries and with different music styles.
According an official release, “The concept of the song, “Africans” is an extension of Tribex Entertainment CEO, Harry Baba’s vision of promoting African Unity through music. Harry Baba and DJ ManixX’ Green October Mixtape series, which has gained international notoriety, continues to promote the theme of unity.”
The song, “Africans,” was a collaborative effort that was brought to light by the creative talents of these artists: Tonestar , who also wore the hat of executive producer; Jay Cube of the group O2 and QD, who wrote and sang the hook (QD also wrote the intro); PSean, the other half of the group O2; Blakka P of WAF, the West African Family music group; Naomi Achu, who raps in French and English, Rafiya, who sang her verse in French and Pa J, who represented with his Afro-Reggae style. Tonestar, O2, QD & Pa J are all of Nigeria origin while Blakka P is from Sierra Leone, Naomi Achu Cameroon and Rafiya the Democratic Republic of Congo.