The Atlanta based Ghanaian hitmaker, Nektunez, is the creator of Africa’s larger-than-life record this year, ‘Ameno Amapiano’. The sensational producer has recently signed a long-term agreement with SONY Music after the immense success of his record with Nigerian artist Goya Menor.
If you haven’t heard the big news, the Afrobeats genre got a big win from Billboard after they announced earlier this month Afrobeats will have its own top 10 songs chart. Today marked the first release of Billboard U.S. top 10 Afrobeats charts, with ‘Ameno Amapiano’ charting at number 7.
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People worldwide on social media of all ages and races are dancing with happy feet and rapping the catchy quote (“You wanna Bamba, You want to chill with the Big Boys”). The masterful production of ‘Ameno Amapiano (Remix)’ is a perfect combination of a house-driven bop, Amapiano vibes, and gospel-evoking backing vocals. The Ghanaian-Atlanta-based hitmaker is a one-stop destination for immense record production, vocals, songwriting, and composing. Now armed with the new long-term deal with Sony, the world will get to experience more of Nektunez’s genius. “We are very proud and very excited to have agreed on a long-term working relationship with Ghanaian born and US-based producer artist NEKTUNEZ!! His infectious productions combine Afrobeats with modern electronic elements, which make his music attractive to a global audience. We are looking forward to breaking the first African born producer artist on a global level! “ said Sony, executive president of A&R – Wolfgang Boss.
Nektunez is destined to become one of the world’s final superproducers as we know it, as he continues to get widespread exposure and climbs all major music charts. The ‘Ameno Amapiano Remix’ remix has received over 72.7 million streams across all platforms and 9.5 billion TikTok views since it originally went viral in December 2021. ‘Ameno Amapiano Remix’ topped the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart for several weeks.
On February 18, Goya Menor and Nektunez released the official music video for ‘Ameno Amapiano’ Remix on YouTube, which received millions of views in just a few days.