Godwin - “Abeke” press photo

Godwin Revisits Feelings of Heartbreak with an Infectious New Afrobeats Single “Abeke”

Rising Nigerian polymath and gifted singer-songwriter Godwin dives into new sonic territory while revisiting the feeling of heartbreak with the release of his new single “Abeke” on Sony Music/Columbia France/STUDIO41 GmbH Frankfurt.

To complement the irresistible vibes of “Abeke,” Godwin’s production house, The Critics Company, has directed the accompanying music video. Shot in Kaduna and Abuja, the video showcases Godwin and a love interest navigating the ups and downs of their relationship, capturing the essence of the track’s emotional depth set within the rich backdrop of Godwin’s beloved home city.

Godwin & KITSCHKRIEG – “Abeke” visualizer

“It is a balance between gaslighting and asking for forgiveness. The song is written from the perspective of someone who is strong but had their heart broken. This introspective track delves into the complexities of romantic relationships, capturing the emotional turmoil experienced by a resilient individual seeking solace and understanding.” – Godwin explained

“Abeke” showcases an exciting new side to Godwin’s artistry, as it marks the first time the talented Kaduna native has ventured into the realm of upbeat production. The artist teams up with renowned German production duo KITSCHKRIEG, revered as one of the most forward-thinking producer teams and creative collectives around, they’ve worked with the hottest underground acts and biggest legacy pop stars alike in Germany. On “Abeke,” Godwin delivers a fresh and exhilarating sound that offers a snapshot into what to expect on his upcoming debut album, set for release this Autumn.

Godwin – “Home” | A COLORS SHOW

“Abeke” begins with Godwin’s signature piano keys before bursting into life with slick drum programming and a fusion of electronic and Afro-inspired sonics. The track highlights the seamless collaboration between Godwin and KITSCHKRIEG and follows the success of his previous release, “Home,” which premiered on COLORSxSTUDIOS.

Godwin – “Home” visualizer

Bringing a unique perspective and ability to craft emotive songs, Godwin’s short performances on TikTok have already amassed over 80 million views, amassing nearly 500K followers and attracting 4.6 million likes. His content, consisting of covers and original songs, has resonated with a wide-ranging audience, further solidifying his growing fan base.

With “Home” marking the latest chapter in Godwin’s multi-layered musical journey, his sound is a reflection of the dynamic and ever-evolving nature of Nigerian music, as he promises to continue sharing his authentic self through his music, captivating audiences with his powerful voice and heartfelt storytelling.


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Godwin Josiah simply known as Godwin is a multifaceted creative with interests in music and film, starting as a filmmaker alongside his cousins with whom he founded the Variety-endorsed film collective The Critics Company in 2015. Godwin has directed a film in collaboration with Morgan Freeman’s production company, Revelation Entertainment, and has been enriched by the mentorship of distinguished filmmakers including JJ Abrams, Taika Waititi, and Kemi Adetiba.

Hailing from the often-overlooked city of Kaduna, Godwin brings an authentic energy to the scene, fusing his rich cultural influences as well as deep emotional experiences into a unique mélange of sound.

Godwin’s music, deeply connected to visual arts, draws inspiration from diverse genres like Soul, R&B, and Afrobeat. His influences include Labbi Siffre “He’s an exceptional writer, able to make the most complex words really simple,” Aretha Franklin “My dad put her in my head as a child, and it did something to my voice just trying to sing to her songs,” and Labrinth “Labrinth’s music transcends traditional genres, and as a black man, he breaks free from expected norms.”

Godwin & KITSCHKRIEG – “Abeke” single

Godwin & KITSCHKRIEG - “Abeke” cover art

With the release of “Abeke,” Godwin continues to engage, enchant, and inspire, merging his passion for storytelling with the emotive power of his unique tone. He was recently announced as the opening act for Tems’ European shows this July. He will perform in Oslo (Sentrum Scene on July 4), Berlin (Tempodrom on July 8), Cologne (Carlswerk Victoria on July 10), and Amsterdam (Paradiso on July 12).

We recommend adding Godwin & KITSCHKRIEG’s “Abeke” single to your favorite afrobeats playlist. Let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainmentthe hot spot for new music and positive entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Also, don’t forget to support our merchandise and become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our site. That little compensation will be used towards keeping this website up and running.

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