Bella Shmurda Taps Lil Kesh for New Single, “DND” ahead of Forthcoming EP
Bella Shmurda’s new EP, DND, is scheduled to grace the airwaves on July 26th.
●12th July 2023
Talented Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, and revered figurehead of Dangbana Republik, Bella Shmurda, links up with Lil Kesh to create a banging new single titled, “DND.” This track serves as both the lead single and title track of Shmurda’s upcoming EP, aptly named DND.
Produced by Rewardbeatz, Bella’s “DND” exudes an irresistible rhythm that perfectly embodies the essence of summer. Renowned as “the voice of the street,” Bella Shmurda masterfully blends elements of Afrobeats and amapiano to create an immersive sonic experience. In the song, Shmurda expresses his “do not disturb” manifesto — an unyielding plea to keep distractions at bay and safeguard his unwavering peace. Meanwhile, Lil Kesh, renowned for his captivating verses, effortlessly delivers an enthralling and indispensable contribution.
Discussing the genesis of “DND” and the collaborative process behind it, Bella Shmurda shares, “Rewardbeatz crafted the instrumental, and recorded a demo in the studio with Lil Kesh. Kesh then sent the draft to me to check it out and see if I liked the track. I listened to it and immediately started recording what I was feeling at the moment, and that’s how “DND” was born. The song perfectly captures my current headspace, where I don’t want to be disturbed, while I do things my own way.”
After his breakout single, “Vision 2020,” Bella Shmurda swiftly rose to the top firmaments of the Nigerian music industry. He established his burgeoning fame with his cult-classic debut EP, High Tension, in 2020, and the party hasn’t stopped since then. Following the success of his initial project, he continued to thrill audiences with the well-received High Tension 2.0 EP in 2021, and the highly acclaimed debut album, Hypertension, released last year.
Throughout these transformative years, Bella Shmurda has maintained a rigid work ethic, resulting in an impressive repertoire of over 50 songs. He has gained immense admiration through collaborations with industry giants such as Wizkid, Popcaan, Davido, and BackRoad Gee, securing a special place in the hearts of fans. Testament to his talent, his musical offerings have amassed 1.2 billion global streams.
Bella Shmurda’s new EP, DND, is scheduled to grace the airwaves on July 26th, arriving a mere seven months after the critically acclaimed debut album Hypertension, which amassed an astounding 250 million global streams.
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