Street-Pop sensation, Bella Shmurda ushers in Autumn with the release of his debut album ‘Hypertension’. Distributed under his insignia, Dangbana Republik, the ‘New Born Fela’ takes us on a journey of love and lust; showcasing range, lifestyle, vulnerability, gratitude and more.
Bella Shmurda is a conscious Afrobeats 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, Runtown and Spinall. In this time, the multi-award winner has amassed over 860 million streams and 7.7 million followers. Bella Shmurda’s fandom can be seen as he continues to dominate Audiomack as the third most streamed artist from Africa, just behind Burna Boy and Fireboy DML. 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!
‘Hypertension’ is Bella Shmurda’s debut album. Within 24 hours, it soared to #1 on the Nigeria Album Charts, and has gained 135 million streams across all platforms to date (16/11/22). This 15 track project features Popcaan (So Cold), Backroad Gee, Not3s and LAX (Nakupenda), Omah Lay (Philo), Simi (Loose It), Phyno (Converse), and Victony (No Other). Hypertensions follows his chart-topping sophomore EP, ‘High Tension 2.0 (released July 2021)’. 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 with no features. ‘Party Next Door’ the first single from this body of work, entered the Billboard Global Charts at #7.