Emmerson and Lola Brooke Collab on Upbeat Afro Beats Tune ‘Stick To The Plan

karen warren
2 min readMar 17, 2024

In a groundbreaking collaboration, Emmerson and Lola Brooke have unleashed a mesmerizing AfroBeats single, “Stick To The Plan,” featuring Lola Brooke, interwoven with a legendary sample from Shalamar and lead singer Howard Hewett’s iconic 1992 hit “A Night To Remember.” This fusion of musical influences from Sierra Leone and Brooklyn promises to captivate audiences worldwide with its vibrant energy and cross-cultural resonance.

Emmerson, known for his dynamic performances and innovative sound, has masterfully integrated Shalamar’s timeless melody into the fabric of the song, adding a nostalgic touch to the contemporary Afro Beats landscape. Paired with Lola Brooke’s vocals and raw lyricism, the result is a harmonious blend of past and present, tradition and innovation.

“Sampling Shalamar and Howard Hewett’s classic track was a homage to the rich history of R&B and soul music,” says Emmerson. “It was important for us to pay tribute to the legends who paved the way for artists like us. Incorporating that element into our Afro Beats sound creates a unique listening experience that bridges generations and cultures.”

The single, “Stick To The Plan,” produced by Wynn Records producer Sean2 Miles, was released Thursday February 29th, and has already garnered anticipation and acclaim from fans and critics alike. With over 1.7 Million views in its first week, support from Apple Music and Ebro, radio stations all across the country, its infectious rhythms, heartfelt lyrics, and soul-stirring melodies, it promises to be a standout addition to the AfroBeats genre.

In a special treat for fans, the official music video for “Stick To The Plan” features a cameo appearance by Howard Hewett himself, adding an extra layer of authenticity and star power to the project.

“I believe this song has the potential to resonate with audiences around the world,” says Emmerson. “It’s a celebration of our shared humanity, our shared experiences, and our shared love for music.”

The single will be available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. Fans of Afro Beats, R&B, and soul music won’t want to miss this groundbreaking collaboration between Emmerson, Lola Brooke, Shalamar, and the legendary Howard Hewett.

For more information about Emmerson and his music and updates on the release of “Stick To The Plan,” follow Emmerson and Lola Brooke on Social Media @emmbock @lola.brooke @howard_hewett

Watch Stick To The Plan Official Video Now: Emmerson, Howard Hewett, Lola Brooke — Stick to the Plan (Official Music Video)