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Helen Ibe’s Joyful New Afrobeat Jazz

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Helen Ibe is an emerging singer, songwriter, composer, and guitar virtuoso who made her solo international recording debut in 2021 with the single “Dreamer Girl”. That record introduced a deeply talented and passionate musician with eclectic tastes and a versatile style. Her sound is an infectious and fluid mix of jazz riffs, pop hooks, and world beat rhythms.

A native of Lagos, Nigeria, Helen Ibe is equally inspired by the music of her home country, and contemporary jazz and blues guitar slingers like Norman Brown, Peter White, and Eric Gales, and the legendary George Benson. Since her debut she has released five singles and the 2022 EP of cover songs, Clear Skies. She has connected with fans around the world via her popular YouTube channel, which currently boasts 280K subscribers.

“Joy” is the brand new single and video from Helen Ibe, released worldwide via all major streaming services on October 31, 2023. Ambient synths and percussion introduce the track as Helen’s guitar slides into a smooth melody. Soon the beat drops on an infectious afrobeats groove and the virtuoso guitarist launches into a joyful jazz jam.

Check out the stunning “Joy” video below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Dive : Jazz & Classical playlist., or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Helen Ibe. Get on her socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this exciting young artist.

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