Chrystel Drops Catchy Afropop Single “Snapchat” Featuring Blaqbonez

In a prelude to her performance at the African Cup of Nations in January 2024, Grammy Award-nominated Ivorian American artist and songwriter, CHRYSTEL, graces us with her new Afropop single, ‘SNAPCHAT.’ Teaming up with Nigerian rap sensation Blaqbonez and the acclaimed Afrobeats hitmaker Type A (known for his work with Fireboy DML, Amaarae, and CKay), the track is set to captivate audiences with its infectious rhythm and charismatic vibes. Released on November 24 in partnership with The Orchard, ‘Snapchat’ is the opening act for Chrystel’s highly anticipated sophomore EP, slated for a February 2024 debut.

Crafted during Chrystel’s recording sessions in Lagos, Nigeria, where she has been diligently piecing together her upcoming project, ‘Snapchat’ is an unapologetically carefree and flirtatious offering that exudes confidence and self-assurance. The chemistry between Chrystel and Blaqbonez, coupled with Type A’s bass and guitar-led production, transforms the track into an instant dancefloor sensation.

Chrystel, known for her Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum songwriting on projects like Dreamville’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III and hits like ‘I Am’ and ‘Bussit,’ is now stepping into the limelight as an artist in her own right. With over six million global streams and critical acclaim from international tastemakers, including BBC 1Xtra, Apple Music, The NATIVE, Culture Custodian, and ONE37pm, Chrystel is rapidly ascending as a formidable force.

‘Snapchat’ serves as a glimpse into Chrystel’s evolution, showcasing her transition from acclaimed songwriter to a burgeoning artist. The track, infused with a blend of contemporary pop and afropop influences from her West African roots, is a testament to her multicultural background. Chrystel envisions her new project as a mosaic, carefully piecing together elements from diverse sounds, cultures, and collaborators to create a musical masterpiece that surpasses all expectations.

As Chrystel navigates her musical journey, she emphasizes the significance of her upbringing, stating, “While I am a first-generation American, I was raised in an Ivorian household, where West African traditions, influence, and culture ran rampant. My main goal for this project was to create the best music I could possibly make with the best producers coming from the continent right now.”

Stream ‘SNAPCHAT’ below.