Bella Shmurda Releases ‘New Born Fela’, A Record Inspired By The Life Of Fela Kuti

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Bella Shmurda ushers in August with his brand new single, ’New Born Fela’. This summer anthem is inspired by the life and legacy of the Founder of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Produced by Fancy Beats, this catchy groove is layered with sweet vocals and entrancing harmonies. Bella Shmurda embodies the late great Fela with an incredible music video directed by TG Omori. It’s already a fan favourite reaching 1 million views in the first 5 days!

Bella Shmurda is a conscious singer & songwriter hailing from Lagos, Nigeria. Over the course of his 4-year career, the ‘New Voice of the Street’ has created and collaborated on over 80 songs with artists such as Davido, Olamide, Popcaan, Runtown and Spinall. In this time, he has amassed over 750 million streams and 7.5 million followers. Bella Shmurda’s fandom can be seen as he continues to dominate Audiomack as the second most streamed artist from Africa, just behind Burna Boy. In 2021, Boomplay declared Bella Shmurda as the Most Searched Artist of the Year, plus, Apple Music crowned him the 10th Most Streamed and 10th Most Shazamed Artist in Nigeria of All Time. With a mission to impact the world, this is just the start!

’New Born Fela’ is Bella Shmurda’s third solo release of the year and the first release from his forthcoming album, ’Hypertension’, due this Autumn. It promises features from artists such as Cassper Nyovest, Simi, Pa Salieu and so many more. This project follows his chart-topping sophomore EP, ‘High Tension 2.0’. This body of work charted #1 on Apple Music’s Worldwide Charts and surpassed 100 million streams in the first two months of its release. ‘Party Next Door’ the first single from this body of work, entered the Billboard Global Charts at #7.

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