Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Olamide - Motigbana [Video]

Olamide has unveiled visual for Motigbana and you just have to love how he makes that conscience effort to move the Afropop culture forward. Check on it!
Directed by: Unlimited LA

Perpie - Meditation [Audio]

''Meditation is Perpie's first bold step into something she finds really exciting; representing an adventurous journey to a place of self-discovery and worth, it is a mix of vocal and instrumental music presented in a mix of contemporary and soft rock.

Clay -The One ft. Johnny Drille [Video]

Alternative artist Clay recruits Mavin Records act Johnny Drille in this beautiful number titled The One. Check on it!
Produced by: Coldflames Beats
Directed by: Asha.


EP Review: Ice Price - Cold

''Ice Price'' Who is one of Nigerian's most successful artist of the 2000's is back with his second extended play after his 2015 effort for Trash Can EP and this one is titled   - ''COLD'' and  ''Cold'' consist of Eight (8) tracks and was released on the 30th June, 2018. This review is expectant after the release of Ice Prince third studio album Jos to the World, which i thought was somewhat underwhelming or at least average in comparison to his previous releases. So join me as we take a shuffle on the COLD EP.  

Shut Down Feat. JethroFaded: This is a Remy Baggins produced record kicking off the EP and with the aid of that alternative/new school vibe by JethroFaded on the chorus/hook certainly is a good way to light up this campaign. And we see Ice Prince stick to spitting bars on this track that has that dark side element to it and truly feels like the best way to Shut Down everything coming through. Lol! 

Space Funk Feat. Remy Beggins: This record takes us back to that 90's vibe assisted by Remy Beggins soulful hook,which can only make you do one thing - DANCE. This is by far one of the best record off this embodiment of work as we see Ice Prince maintain his rapping prowess. Space Funk is such a brilliant love song, a concept to a record that is mind blowing with layers of that nostalgic feeling it brings and it would be lovely to see a well taught out video that would either have a futuristic (sci-fi) concept or an old school concept to it.  

Hit Me Up Feat. PatrickxxLee & Straffitti: Hit Me Up is a straight up new school trap style kind of music that is base heavy and has that hardcore hip hop baseline. This record was previously released ahead of the EP release, so it is safe to say Hit Me Up is the lead single off the COLD EP as we see Ice Prince feature both PatrickxxLee and Straffitti  who did a good job adding that trap elements to the record. This definitely a great selection to have made the tracklist on the COLD EP.        

Die for Your Love (Interlude): This is a beautiful alluring mid - tempo interlude Ice Prince curved into an amazing love song. It would have been great to hear a full fledged track from this number but Ice Prince decided to tease us instead with an interlude. Die for Your Love (Interlude) has a great production output and it is nice to see Ice Prince for the first time on this extended play give us a flip side of his rap/singing skills in an equilibrium manner.  

Tour 254: This is another record we see Ice Prince show us his musical versatility in both spiting bars and singing, leaving us with that new school musical vibes. Tour 254 is one of the solid tracks on the COLD EP as we see Remy Baggins lace the lyrics of Ice Price (which sounds like a true life experience/story) on this beautiful mid - tempo beat  giving it all the freshness it deserves. A visual for this track won't be a bad idea for this record to be fully appreciated. 

So High Feat. KSwitch: This record is one of the  few records with a feature on it and it has none other than the talented act  KSwitch. The  both went on that reggae path paying tribute to popular grass - marijuana which is used within these circles of the genre for inspiration, relaxation and general life motivation. If you know what i mean. Lol! Ice Prince still tried to maintain the essence of the EP by dropping a few bars to give this classical inspired record a balance and boost of enchantment.  

Watching You: Now this record proves why Ice Prince is such a critically acclaimed artist since his inception into the music scene. GCL3F the producer brought this Rap/Afrobeats song to life with this slow - tempo  track of charming instrumentation and that Ice Prince melodious vibe making it one of my favorite love record of the COLD EP. However, my falloff on this record is that the song writing skills is not particularly a solid one but an average attempt. Watching You deserves a video still to bring out the quintessence of the art on the track.

Las Gidi No.1 Chick: Ice Prince took us back to that Ice Prince retro style which is simply a beautiful record. Las Gidi No.1 Chick is a classic breakup song that most lads can relate with especially in this age of social media influences and all that comes with it. This is an amazing record that has that soulful touch to it and a brilliantly executed video will do justice to it. 


Here are my final thoughts on this project by ''Ice Prince'' - COLD.'' This is truly exciting to see that Ice Prince still got it. However, sonically this EP might not be a commercial success but you can tell he made this extended play for his true fans and real hip hop heads and i have to say this is timely project. ''Ice Prince'' pulled off a solid project and even better than his previous release and it is interesting to see how he recruited only one A-List feature in the person of KSwitch with PatrickxxLee and Straffitti and relatively newcomers on production credits such as; JethroFaded, Jaydiggybeats, Remmy Baggins (also a guest feature), Illkeyz, GCL3F, and ace producer AustynobeatzTherefore I would like to rate ''COLD EP'' a  solid 8/10. This is a great effort by Mr. Zamani and we are looking forward to a new studio album from him in the nearest future. PEACE OUT!

In case you haven't listened or downloaded Ice Prince - COLD please download it here:


Maleek Berry - Gimme Life [Video]

''Whether the tracks are made for himself or for others, nearly everything produced by Maleek Berry is highly percussive and melodic, made for dancing and romancing. Active since the early 2010s, the British-born Nigerian artist became an in-house producer for Wizkid's Starboy Entertainment in 2013. After work for the likes of Wande Coal, Iyanya, Runtown, and Wizkid, as well as a slew of solo singles, Berry released his debut EP, Last Daze of Summer, through his Berry's Room label in 2016. Another single, "4 Me," along with a collaboration with Mafi B titled "See My Baby," were issued the next year. Though the vast majority of Berry's output has been squarely Afro-pop, some of it has ventured into booming and relatively skeletal trap sounds. ~ Andy Kellman

Olamide - Motigbana [Audio]

The King Olamide is back with an official single after the release of the Puna Freestyle a few days ago and this mid - tempo record Motigbana sounds like another potential hit. Check on it!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

J Ara - Ala Ara (Prod by Brass)

A new tune from 'J Ara'. This one is titled 'Ala Ara'.

Mayorkun - Posh + Fantasy [Audio]

''Headies "Next Rated" award winner Mayorkun who just had a successful show in Abuja last night  as part of his"Mayor" concert series; unlocks two new singles.Posh:Award-winning music star Mayorkun aims to conquer once again with his latest single "Posh". An audacious number produced by NorthBoi, featuring all the elements of a massive afro-pop smash and a provoking performance fated to get the party started. Fantasy:Davido's prodigy Mayorkun teams up with his to-go hit producer Kiddominant; to birth an arousing high-life and afro-pop fusion named "Fantasy". The flirtatious offering ordains the DMW Music flag-bearer as the "Mayor of Nigerian Pop" in a braggadocious tone. Enjoy!''


Baba Nla - Larry Gaaga ft. 2Baba, D'banj & Burna Boy

Dynamic new comer Larry Gagga recruits a few of the legends 2Baba and D'banj, with super talented act Burna Boy on this record titled Baba Nla. Check on it!

Monday, 13 August 2018

Banky W ft. Nonso Amadi - Running After U [Video]

''NEVER EASY, BUT FOREVER WORTH IT The story behind the "Running After U" Video Do you ever think about the fact that there aren't too many celebrations of Married life on Music Television? There's a lot of hooking up and twerking, and a lot of dating, consummating and flirting... and there are a WHOLE lot of proposals-and-wedding day music videos.. but there aren't too many celebrations of the married life that comes afterwards. We just kind of, focus so much on the wedding day itself, and assume, hope and pray that they lived happily ever after. In the "Running After U" song, I tried to tell the story of how my wife and I got together. But 24 hours before we shot the video, I decided I wanted to use the video to celebrate the whole journey of marriage. And so I drastically altered the original casting plans last minute, and called up all my married friends who were in town, to come hang out on set, have some fun together, and celebrate the decision to attempt this thing called life together. The journey of marriage isn't always easy, but with the right person, every step ends up worth it. If there's one thought I'd like for people to take away, it's that... Nobody's perfect, but you can be perfect for each other - you just have to find someone worth trying for. Run after her, then run with her, until you conquer "forever" together. And while you attempt to do this, don't forget to have some fun. Without further ado (read this part in a-Banky-W-the-host-with-the-most-type-of-voice-with-Charles-Okocha's hype man) Ladies and Gentlemen!! (- gentlemen) Featuring the incredibly gifted Nonso Amadi (that boy is a genius)!!! ( -genius) Starring some of my amazing friends!!! (...who were kind enough and available in the country at the last minute to bless us with the most amaaaazing cameos!!) Special shoutout to Osas & Gbenro, Captain & Toolz, Egbon Steve & Yetunde, Noble & Chioma, Aurelien & Tosyn, Papi J & Kaffy, Ik & Olo!!! (-chiiii!!!) Special shoutout to the rest of my friends who really wanted to join us but couldn't make it!! Thank you to @iamdubson, the dancer who won my #LoveUBaby video challenge, for letting us bring you on set to share your amazing talent with the world again. Thank you to all our models and dancers, especially Taragold and Natasha. Thank you to my DOP Mattia, my animator Tise, my co-Producer Debola, the fantastic crew on set, and everyone in-house at the most amazing former-record-label-turned-media-agency-conglomerate in Nigeria, EME. And last but not least, thank you to my inspiration, Susu, the whole reason that the song was possible in the first place. Directed by yours truly, Mr Banky Wellington, and created in Lagos, Nigeria, - please watch and share the the "Running After U" Music Video.''