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A Magical New Number One

Skempi history was made over the weekend. For the first time in our history, a debut single immediately reached the top of our Top 40 within less than two days of its release on the site. Newcomer Quiwena Afra could not have wished for a better launch to her career as herRead More »

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Holding Steady At Number One

It’s been over a week and Peter van der Pligt’s reign in the Skempi Top 40 continues unchallenged. This is already the longest a single has remained perched at the top spot in a while. And “Bolo Pretu” by D-Kaya has kept it company for the length of its position atRead More »

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Carnival With Skempi Was Fire!

It’s Friday Skempi News followers, just like that we stand once again at the threshold of yet another weekend. Today we look back on the long and festive weekend that preceded this one. When the Skempi stand in Hanchi Polar was the place to be during the Carnival. From the TeenerRead More »

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A Blast From The Past Blasts Off To The Top!

Afternoon Skempi News followers. As we all know today was a grueling return to the daily routine for many. These have been a festive couple of weeks, but the period for reflection and contrition (for those who believe in that kind of thing) has arrived. This long weekend was theRead More »

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The Fyah Band On Top!

The Fyah Band has lit up our countdown. Their “All Of Me Medley Live”, in which Nando Browne’s characteristically soulful voice shines bright, soared to the summit of the charts over the weekend, settling at the number two spot yesterday before reaching out to pull in the number one spotRead More »

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The Top 40 Has A Fresh Kind Of Number One

Hip-hop in its purest form, that is the best way to describe the rapper Lyrical’s track “OtherSide”. The rhyme scheme is immaculate, the delivery is on point and the content is refreshingly analytical and rooted in everyday reality. And the fact that its amount of plays pushed it to the top of ourRead More »

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And We Have A Brand New Number One!

Bon siman everyone! The title says it all, it’s that time again on our countdown. In addition to receiving his crown at the Festival di Tumba last Friday, Amos Balentin became king of the Skempi Top 40 as well. His winning Tumba “Remente Mane Den SUBT” – a strikingly nostalgicRead More »

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The Skempi Top 40 Is Once Again Busy Busy Busy!

The Skempi Top 40 has been busier than InselAir’s Callcenter these past two weeks. The single “Fall In Love” by the late BechoLize has been hovering in the top spot since last week Monday and a few days later it took “Awoki” under its wing at the number two spot, another BecholizeRead More »

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This Is The Legacy Of BechoLize

Today, on this tragic day we think back on what this young artist has left behind. The good music he made will not be forgotten. Listen to his 5 most played singles on Skempi Gerson Eleonora, Staff Writer Gerson Eleonora (1987) has a passion for writing, whether it be shortRead More »

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New Year New Number One

We’re back Skempi News followers! Took a little break there to bask in the afterglow of the Skempi Caribbean Music Awards, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, recovery from Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. In the meantime Skempi opened the year 2017 in grand fashion with the online release of theRead More »

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