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The songwriter and producer of Afro-pop music known as Bishop has released his latest official single, "Keke Napep." The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Blessed With Cash record label. In addition to the talents of Bishop, himself, "Keke Napep" also features the skills of Vellie P. Happy, full of groove, and packed with international appeal, "Keke Napep" showcases Bishop as one of the most intriguing African pop-music artists in recent memory and promises he has plenty more where that came from.
Nigeria's Bishop cites as main artistic influences Drake, Wizkid, Lil Durk, Tuface, Psquare, and Don Jazzy. Bishop's own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today's music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on local tone, acoustic percussion sounds, and a healthy amount of aggression, "Keke Napep" by Bishop has a little something for everybody.
Asked to describe the overall meaning of "Keke Napep," Bishop writes only, "#Dance #Afropop #Dancehall #BWC!" The words themselves come from a brand of three-wheeled scooter cars common to Nigeria.
Interestingly, Bishop's rising music career is a left turn from his background.
"I didn't even start listening to music until 2010," says Bishop, "because my dad is really strict, so I was never allowed to … Now that I have grown, music is seriously everything to me! My music tastes have changed a lot, too."
Bishop had to shoulder much responsibility while still very young because of his father's poor health. He recalls s time when their wasn't enough food in his home. His first official video, "Show Me Love
" dropped in 2016. His most recent video, "Ibiza," was released in 2019 and continues to rack up views.
"Keke Napep" by Bishop on the Blessed With Cash label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, African pop music fans.