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Published on July 17th, 2020 | by Guest Editor

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Cuppy links up with Rema & Rayvanny on new single ‘Jollof On The Jet’

Nigerian DJ and producer Cuppy has collaborated with Afrobeats wonderkid Rema and Tanzanian artist Rayvanny on new single ‘Jollof On The Jet’, out 17th July via Platoon.  This week, Cuppy also revealed the name and artwork for her highly anticipated debut album ‘Original Copy’.

A smooth slice of Afro-pop, ‘Jollof On The Jet’ sees Cuppy, Rema and Rayvanny trade verses amidst a relaxed, sunkissed production. while she has also recently been announced as the host of Apple Music’s groundbreaking show ‘Africa Now Radio with Cuppy.’

Speaking about the collaboration, Cuppy says – “Working with Rema and Rayvanny was so interesting. We never got to record in person, but I thought the BEAT just encapsulated Rema. I allowed him to pick the beat actually and he loved the concept of Jollof on a jet. After Rema did his thing, Rayvanny added that extra Bongo spice and I think three of us have created a delicious masterpiece!”

With the release of her debut album ‘Original Copy’, Cuppy, aims to bring the duality of her life to the project. Due out on Cuppy’s independent imprint, Red Velvet Music Group distributed through Platoon, it sees Cuppy take the vocal reins on themes that range from independence to love lost and African pride over a pop-meets-afrobeats sonic bed that she calls: “neo-afrobeats”. ‘Original Copy’ is produced by Cuppy as well as Killertunes and Red Velvet Music Group signee, Bond.

Surrounding the release of ‘Original Copy’, Cuppy says – “I am so excited to finally share the release date of my debut album, ‘Original Copy.’ Finally, it is time to share this piece of art with the world. This project has long been in the works and I wanted to perfect it. My environment changed and I wanted to see whether it would influence my creativity. It is an amazing journey of twelve different records and a rollercoaster of emotions. The honest trust is I’m so proud of it and it will be worth the wait!’

Cuppy burst onto the scene in 2014 when she was selected as a DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards, releasing her first compilation The House of Cuppy, which consisted of EDM-esque remixes of songs by leading afropop artists, soon after. The House of Cuppy II then saw her shift her sound to a more afro-house slant before she embarked on her Cuppy Takes Africa Tour a year later. The tour was filmed and a documentary series of the same name aired on Fox Life. Most recently she remixed Megan The Stallion’s ‘Fkn Around’.

An exciting, modern afro-pop jam, ‘Jollof On The Jet’ will no doubt enhance the excitement surrounding Cuppy’s forthcoming debut album even further.

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