The latest from Aria Elan – Butterflies



FFM’s very own USA Ambassador Aria Elan brings her own particular brand of sunshine. From her acclaimed album ‘Smile’, please enjoy ‘Butterflies’.

Written, produced and photographed by Phred Mosbey (Bobby Brown, Bell, Biv, DeVoe, Earth, Wind & Fire).

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Reborn – A brilliant new mini album from Dita Nurdian



Dita Nurdian is an Indonesian writer of electronica and dance music. Her passion for this genre is evident in her prolific output. Here you can download her latest tracks, individually, or as a mini album, Reborn.

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Click to download ‘Enter’

Sample ‘Enter’

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Click here to download ‘Illusion’

Sample ‘Illusion’

Dita Nurdian
Click here to download ‘Perfect Block’

Sample ‘Perfect Block’

Dita Nurdian
Click here to download ‘Soba Ni Itai Yo’

Sample ‘Soba Ni Itai Yo’

Dita Nurdian
Click here to download all 4 tracks as a mini album

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Introducing Violeta Skya – Kiss Me



Hailing originally from Lithuania, Violeta Skya’s debut single ‘Kiss Me’ is a deliciously sensual introduction to this highly talented musician and songwriter. Please enjoy the video and spread the love by sharing and subscribing.

Violeta Skya is known for her talents as a songwriter, topliner and memorable ‘hook’ maker. As a lyricist she emphasises the power of feeling. A story behind lyrics is important for her and she puts a new message in every song.

Emotional, often with a dark and edgy vibe, her songs and her versatile vocals leave audiences in an astonished state.

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More from the awesome Lynda LAW



This music video is solely produced to promote the singing talent of Lynda LAW. No financial gain has been made or will be made from this production.

This version is dedicated to the GREAT writers, composers and producers of the song. NO copyright infringement intended. “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use” Thank you to all the followers around the world and especially the warmhearted people of Belgium who embraced me with so much kindness.




Babemar Dediva singing her new song ‘Pare Hare’, about partying as a state of mind, not bound by club walls and revolving lights.



At FFM, we champion and share musicians from around the world and we are proud to present to you, Babemar Dediva and Pare Hare. Please share the love by subscribing and sharing.

Hearty Arts Dynasty presents Pare Hare third single off of the ‘Black Power” EP. Written by: Black Heart Performed by: Black Heart Producer: Chao Otieno Studio: Half Live Production pare hare meaning “parting” is a feel good,feel free vibe song in that you don’t necessarily need to go to a club in order to have fun; you can still part YARD and have a blast.


Deena Ade ‘The Cries of My Subconscious’ PRESS RELEASE



Deena Ade proves different from the current roster, a music critic said last week. A smoky new voice in the Nigerian music industry. It is smoky, sultry and powerful in smooth runs with unique melodies throughout the record. Deena almost loses her mind in emotion of Let It GO, but it is a vivid description of confusion in love. She moves from house to soul with ease, although genre hopping isn’t new from this young super star.  Deena Ade has grown from strength to strength, since her last project “The Side Chic”. Once again, she does not hold back her feelings. Whether it be anger, need or sexual desire.

NATIVE MAG “Everything from her sultry vocals to her to the lyrics screams sexual empowerment”

DJ Douglas of TheBeat 99.9FM “The music is honest, something that isn’t being done. Especially with female artists.”

Monstar of Chocolate City “The music is provocative and it oozes soul”

Tec of SDC “This is the type of music that is missing from the sphere”

‘Down’ has been critically acclaimed and has been receiving continuous support from radio all over Nigeria.

The music on The Cries of My subconscious is a beautiful blend of Neo- Soul, house music, hip hop and Afro beats. Deena doesn’t compromise her signature style of soul and swag on the upbeat songs. Topics vary, from wanting and seducing a potential partner on MELO, to almost crying on the track LET IT GO to a partner. She appeals to a partner to not play games with her on SHERE and competes in a game of mind in LOVER.

All these songs have a common underlying theme of love and pain, as you see in the promo pictures. The music has been heavily influenced by Amy winehouse, Tiwa Savage, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. Artists she looks to for inspiration.

The reception Deena Ade has received from blogs, magazines, radio stations such as the Beat FM Lagos and Ibadan, Kiss FM Lagos, Ray FM to name a few. As a result, Deena Ade is planning a small concert of her catalog. This will be happening in June

For more promo or interview requests kindly contact us by email.

Lafemmesounds@gmail.com

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This Is America: Nicole Arbour defends ‘women’s edit’ of Childish Gambino hit


A YouTuber who created a “women’s edit” of Childish Gambino’s This Is America video says it’s been “misinterpreted”.

Nicole Arbour describes her post as a “female positive/empowerment video”.

She’s faced strong criticism online – including accusations of belittling “black pain” and “stealin[g] our culture for money”.

Others told her to “stop cheapening black art and creativity” – but Nicole says people are “wrongly portraying this as white vs black”

Donald Glover’s original This Is America music video was released on 5 May and was praised for its commentary on issues like racism and police violence.

One week later, Nicole posted her own version online.

Many people have argued that her video makes light of “black pain and oppression”, as well as “editing out the race issues in favour of the feminist issues.”

Nicole responded on social media, saying “this was not the intent or theme at all”.

“It was created with every intention of bringing a light to women’s experiences,” she said.

“It was a tongue in cheek way to give additional glory to what I believe is the most impactful piece of art in recent years.

“Due to the sensitive nature of the original, I understand why some people are wrongly portraying this as white vs black,” she added.

Nicole ended her statement with a call for others to “create their own version of this video”.

“Through this honesty, I believe we can discover a new level of empathy and understanding for each other.”

This isn’t the first time a Nicole Arbour video has caused controversy.

In 2015, she uploaded “Dear Fat People”, which was called out for fat-shaming.

“That video was made to offend people,” she said at the time, addressing the video on US chat show The View.

“It’s just satire, I’m just being silly.”


Kaleka Keys – Nitenge featuring KatOyo A Ayoo




Victor Kaleka, better known as “Kaleka Keys”, is a keyboard player/pianist, composer, song writer and performing artist born in Kenya and based in Nairobi. His music cuts across the genres of Afro- Jazz, Gospel music and R&B.

His music career started in 2012 after high school when he began working with different bands. He grew fast within the music industry through hard work, motivation and discipline. He has performed in events and festivals in Kenya such as Koroga Festival, Kwetu festival, Cake Festival and many others.

He has worked with some of Kenya’s popular artists like Juliani and LJ Maasai. Currently, he is playing for an artist called Kidum Kibido who is well recognized internationally.
Among the artists who inspire him are; Brian Culbertson, Chick Korea, Cory Henry, Richard Bona, Shawn Martin and George Duke. His vision is to bring African Fused Jazz with a different feel.

Everything he knows is self-taught. He trained himself to play the keyboard by ear, listening to other musicians and practicing with YouTube tutorials.

Kaleka Keys is currently working on his first Album called “Flower Garden”. He has released one Single out ‘Blind Love – Official Music Video’

Kaleka Keys
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Good luck SuRie in the Eurovision Song Contest


She’s a fan of Jeff Buckley who once harboured dreams of signing for Bella Union. So, can this dance diva succeed where Blue and Bonnie Tyler faltered?

“Welcome to my hooooome,” SuRie deadpans, before bursting into laughter. We are meeting ahead of the Eurovision final in Lisbon, and the UK’s contestant is perched on a velvet-upholstered chair in the opulent Portuguese embassy in London. She throws herself into the role of tour guide with aplomb. “If you see this tapestry,” she says, gesturing to a floor-to-ceiling artwork of a fleet of ships, “it depicts a voyage from Lisbon to the UK, and now I’m doing the reverse. I think there’s a lovely link.”

Today, SuRie, 29, is wearing roomy black athleisure; her candyfloss-coloured hair is cut into a short crop like Katy Perry’s. In the past her music has skewed slightly alternative, and pre-Eurovision she released a heartfelt piano-led cover of Jeff Buckley’s Lover, You Should’ve Come Over. But her current song, Storm, flips that 180 degrees: it’s a distillation of EDM and 90s dance that feels slightly dated but has the nefarious sticking power of an ad jingle. “Storms don’t last for ever,” SuRie belts out stagily, bringing to mind all those divas who have sung of making it through the rain to welcome a new day.

“It means a lot to me,” she says of her song. “I need a reminder sometimes to keep my chin up and keep perspective. If we come together, concentrating on love and positivity, we can get through it all.”

SuRie’s hope is that her posi-pop earworm will be enough to give the UK its first Eurovision win since Katrina and the Waves’ Love Shine a Light back in 1997. Even the most dedicated fan of the contest would find it hard to deny that the UK has dropped the ball in recent years, with unmemorable entries from Blue, Bonnie Tyler and last year’s balladeer, Lucie Jones. “I don’t know what the problem is,” SuRie says. “But I hope to be a small cog in that wheel of trying to improve the reputation.”