[Musician’s Galore] Makeba

17 Aug


Makeba is an American singer-songwriter, best known for penning singles performed by Jennifer Lopez (“All I Have”), Toni Braxton (“Please”), Beyoncé (“Déjà vu”), Rihanna (“Rude Boy”), Christina Milian (“Us Against the World”), Kelis (“Acapella”), and Tamar Braxton (“Love and War”).

Her extensive resume boasts further works with Rita Ora (“Uneasy”), Solange (“Would’ve Been the One”), Jojo (“Kinda Shy”), Cassie (“Can’t Do It Without You”), Mya (“Still a Woman”), Katharine McPhee (“Do What You Do”), Michelle Williams (“Stop This Car”), and Girlicious (“Baby Doll”).

Amongst the top producers Makeba has collaborated with are Soulshock & Karlin, Curtis Richardson, Rodney Jerkins, Toby Gad, David Guetta, Scott Storch, DJ Mustard, Future Cut, Jonathan Rotem, Arnthor Birgisson, Rich Harrison, Jack Splash, Swizz Beatz, RedOne, and Stargate.

She has also teamed up with fellow songwriters including Cathy Dennis, Kara DioGuardi, Amanda Ghost, Hillary Lindsey, Bonnie McKee, Anne Preven, James Fauntleroy, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Ian Dench, and The-Dream.

Her upcoming debut EP “Make a Wish” – featuring lead single “Bring Me a King” – will be available for download from August 19 via iTunes.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicted to Makeba’s work.

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