Sunday, 30 June 2013

Yemi Alade - Faaji

''Already released and gaining massive on radios all over Africa; we formally present Yemi Alade's long awaited single 'Faaji' lifted off her forthcoming debut album slated to be released early 2014.

On the mid-tempo dance cut produced by T-Flava, the diva vents about letting loose and having a good time, aided by an infectious instrumentation best described as a fusion of house, pop, jazz & afro-beats. Listen, lift your skirt, enjoy and Faaji!''

Frank Edwards - Beautiful

''One word to describe this new piece by Frank Edwards is 'Beautiful'. Barely two weeks after releasing his Gospel Reggae song 'Papa Nara Ekele', the Gospel Maestro treats us to a new soulful music titled
'Beautiful' where he sings about how all things are beautiful..."cos in His time, He made all things beautiful".
This is truly a 'Beautiful' piece (pun intended). Enjoy''



Monday, 24 June 2013

Endia - The Raving

''Something like a volcanic eruption – ENDIA, the REAL SOUND MAN – gave an explosive performance at the Festac leg of the Star Trek tour.  The exhilarated crowd echoing back the lyrics of one of their favorites that night, “48”, certified that ENDIA is in fact the genesis of a new and special sound in the industry; the REVELATION we have been waiting for.

The public’s response to “48” has reaffirmed that the GRIP MOVEMENT is a force to reckon with. The radio banger has won the hearts of the people from the streets, even up to the corporate world.  The song has received massive TV rotation on stations around Africa, and radio airplay on stations across the country.

Would you believe that 48 has over 300 remixes/covers…and counting? It’s no wonder both the song and producer just got nominated in the upcoming Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA). Chopstix was definitely on deck, producing a wicked mixture of hip-hop and raga that allowed ENDIA flow carefree on the track.

ENDIA leaves his audience with no void as he prepares to take over your sound system yet again, this time he plans to take you RAVING on the beat.  “Everyday we RAVING in the studio…listen to the vibe and feel the magnitude”, and feel the magnitude you will.  Produced by a fresh, and talented dude called TYRONE; RAVING has that raw/edgy yet still sexy vibe Endia is known for.  Ladies and gentlemen, you want to bump this on a system with serious base so you can feel why Endia is known as the “Real Sound Man”.   Without further a-do, GRIP MUSIK brings to you – “RAVING” by ENDIA aka the Real Sound Man…

P- Square - Personally

In what i will describe as a great tribute to the king of Pop, the amazing duo P-Square bring to us a new tune accompanied with visuals and this one is titled ''Personally.'' 


''Premiered exclusively on VEVO earlier this month, BEFFTA award-winning and MOBO award-nominated artist FAITH CHILD - real name Michael Ayo - is proud to present the brand new video for his new single titled “Over Me” featuring burgeoning Singer/Songwriter VickyTola.

Produced by Victizzle (Wretch 32ChipmunkGuvna B) and out on iTunes on July 8, “Over Me” is the latest offering from Faith Child’s forthcoming sophomore album and follows his latest hit single “Picture Perfect” which was supported by the likes of BETKiss and Choice FM.

“Over Me” is a pulsating offering of thumping drums, electronic sonics and lush synths, over which Faith Child demonstrates his unique and captivating wordplay, flow and rhyming schemes with VickyTola in flying form, showcasing her outstanding vocals and sizzling melodies - together, they make “Over Me” the infectious and contagious opus that it is, with its simple and yet profound message.''

“Over Me highlights different scenarios that we go through in life and serves as a reminder to me (and hopefully to others) that I need God to navigate me through them,” - Faith Child.


''Life is a journey! "Duniya" is a Hausa word which means "the world"... and this song is ClassiQ's story about his own journey and career. ClassiQfound his way into our hearts with his hit single "Sama" that still enjoys airplay on radio stations in the country and across the continent with a video which sat atop the MTV Base's Big Friday Show twice. The emotive "Duniya" features Loopy Music songbird "Ruby" also known as the 'lady of soul' and she blessed it with her soulful vocals and siren belts.
On this track; he showcases his true northern spirit... Never has a song in this dialect been so captivating and sincere in delivery. This is just to wet your appetite, still anticipate the official single from this prolific northern music ambassador who is signed to Finesse Entertainment. This is one Hip-Hop/Soul number we highly recommend... Enjoy!''

Friday, 21 June 2013

Miami heat crowned 2013 NBA Champions

In what i would call an epic NBA Final, Miami heat pushed the battle to a Game7 where the Winner takes all. Both teams made it out of the playoffs which makes them the best two teams of the East and Western Conference finals. Game 7 of the final saw both Spurs and Heat go head to head in a quest to be crowned 2013 champions, but we saw LeBron James stepped up on the biggest stage in the NBA, hitting a critical jumper with 27 seconds to seal the Heat’s 95-88 win over the Spurs as they clinch their second consecutive championship.
James, who has been ridiculed for coming up small in big moments, hit two crucial free throws after the jump shot with 23 seconds left to give the Heat a six-point lead. King James, who took home his second consecutive Finals MVP, scored 22 points in the second half, including nine points the in the final quarter, during his 37-point, 12-rebound effort.  
Congratulations Miami heat!!!

Flood hits Abakaliki Residents

''Residents of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital woke up on Thursday to flooding of some parts of the city following heavy overnight downpour. The flood which affected both residential and commercial buildings is believed to have been caused by the overflowing of the Iyiudele and Iyiokwu rivers. Our reporter who went round the city observed that one of the biggest hotels in the city, Salt Lake was affected by the flood as its premises and club house were flooded. Hope High International Schools located along Onwe Road Abakaliki and G-spot, a popular relaxation centre adjacent the school, both owned by wife of the first civilian governor of the state, Mrs Eunice Ukamaka Egwu were also affected. The management of the school was also forced to close down the school temporarily as parents and their children were seen going back home with them following the management’s decision. Members of Christ Embassy and House on the Rock Church which makes use of the multipurpose halls inside the relaxation centre spot were seen literarily swimming through the flood water to get to the church to try and salvage some of their equipments. Also, parts of the international market being built by the state government were also flooded. Some residents of the city blamed the flooding to blocking of the canal being constructed by the federal ministry of environment to channel excess water from the two rivers. Ebonyi State Commissioner for Environment, Engr. Paul Okorie, who described the situation as unfortunate blamed the flooding on inability of the contractors to complete the channelization contract.''     

Source: thenation

Zinny – You Make Me Feel ft Spotlyt

“After the huge success of the online release that led to massive radio play across the country, Zinny’s first single ‘Make me Feel’ ft. Spotlyt maintains top flight with a mesmerizing video directed by Oludare (Director of Late Goldie’s ‘Say my name’ music video and Ruggedman’s ‘Because of you’ music video ft Tuface and M.I).
Zinny’s debut video features the likes of; Ruggedman, Kenis Music star (Jaywon), Magnito and more. A fantastic video for an outstanding song it is and honestly the next we should here about this jam is a well-deserved award nomination.
‘Make me Feel’was produced by Mzone (Barbengeez), Mixed and Mastered by DrillMeister.”
Directed by Oludare.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Fashion icons Dolce, Gabbana convicted in Italy of tax crime

''Fashion luminaries Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were sentenced to prison in Italy Wednesday for failing to pay 40.4 million euros in taxes to the Italian government, their lawyer and a prosecutor said.
"This time it was not the case like the invoice for car repair," prosecutor Laura Pedio said of the crime for which the fashion duo was convicted. "This time it's serious, complicated, sophisticated tax fraud crime."
Both men were sentenced to one year and eight months in prison and, in addition to what they owe in taxes, told to pay a fine of 500,000 euros. Their lawyer, Massimo Dinoia, vowed that the defense plans to appeal the convictions as well as the related fines and sentences.
"Dolce and Gabbana will not go to jail now or ever," Dinoia said.
Dolce & Gabbana, fashion's golden duoFour others associated with the upscale Dolce & Gabbana brand -- including Domenico's brother Alfonso Dolce and company tax consultant Luciano Patelli -- also face prison time, though Dinoia and Pedio did not know the length of all their sentences. While the decision was announced Wednesday morning in a Milan court, authorities did not immediately release details to the media or public.
According to Pedio, investigators found that between 2004 and 2007 Dolce and Gabbana failed to tell Italian authorities about an offshoot company they'd set up in Luxembourg, costing Italy millions of euros in taxes.
"I'm very satisfied with the sentence," the prosecutor said. "It was a very elaborate (use of an offshore company) that appeared legal, but was illegal."
The fashion magnates' defense team said this wasn't a sweeping verdict. In a statement, the lawyers said the court found Dolce and Gabbana innocent "of the accusation of having unfaithfully declared their earnings," even as the two men were convicted on a "taxes declaration omission."
It's not clear how the court ruling will impact the storied Dolce & Gabbana company, if at all.
The two stylists debuted their brand in an October 1985 show in Milan. Since then, they have exploded to become one of the world's most recognizable and desired fashion companies, with an array of products and stores from Azerbaijan to Qatar to Singapore to the United States and many places in between.''
Source: CNN  

eLDee ft Sojay – We Made It

Off his Undeniable album the multi -talented artiste and Executive  brings to us visuals to the track ''We made it'' featuring Sojay. This is a song that he raps about himself and a lot of us can relate to...... Check on it and share your thoughts.

 “After 15+ years of success in Nigeria’s music industry, eLDee chronicles his ups & downs in an autobiographical video for the fan favorite “We Made It”. With Trybe Records’ soulful crooner, Sojay, belting out the heartfelt hook, eLDee takes us back chronologically; from his childhood aspirations of being a rapper, to his Trybesmen days, and finally to his more recent successes with chart-topping hits crowding his résumé and the successful launch of his Trybe 2.0 label.

The CEO of Trybe Records is known for his pop hits, but takes us back to his hip-hop roots in “We Made It”, flowing effortlessly over the rolling bassline and haunting flutes commissioned by Cobhams Asuquo to serve as backdrop to the story of his rise to fame. In the video, what starts as a routine interview grows reflective and soon with an assist from award-winning Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli, we are thrust into the childhood exploits of Lanre Dabiri – before he was known as eLDee.

The song marks the 3rd video shot off eLDee’s critically acclaimed Undeniable album, with club hit “Higher” and wedding anthem “Today Today” already receiving high praise and heavy rotation on video channels around the continent.”

Director: eLDee
Co-Director: Mahmoud Olympio (MOfilmworks Production).

Suspect – SHALEWA ft Tha Suspect

The conscious Rap/Afrobeat artiste and producer is back with another amazing freestyle which sheds light into one of the realities we find in a broken home. This track ''Shalewa'' is produced by Tha Suspect.
Check on it!



''Serah Mojisola Sowole popularly known as Cocoice, is an indigenous rapper who stands out with her punch lines, unique flows, crazy style, word play and delivery. She recently got signed to Golden Records and is not a newbie in the music industry. She got introduced into the industry when she released "If You Don’t know"; a remix of Da Grin’s  hit song 'Pon Pon' and “Its Me” which got  massive airplay and both videos were directed by Matt Max which made Cocoice a household name .

Cocoice describes herself as a versatile artiste and she proved it on her new track "Mr Player".Talking about how she got the name she has this to say; ”I picked up the name from the two words Coco and Ice. Coco is gotten from coconut which we all know is hard and rough outside but clean and pure original  inside, which is quite similar to who I am today. I've  gone through hard and rough times and still able to deliver good music! Ice, as in breaking the ice you hitting the right spot and breaking new grounds In your endeavor and that's me in total”.

Enjoy "Mr Player", where she addresses boys that play with the feelings of young ladies with her usual word play and good delivery of her punch lines, track was produced the acclaimed 'Del B'.''


''Knighthouse are proud to present to you, emerging 17-year old U.K based Nigerian Hip-Hop artist LIL FLOW with his debut single “Loving About You” which features R&B/Pop Diva YEMI ALADE and is produced by the award-winning DJ KLEM.

Backed by DJ Klem’s trademark lush drum patterns fused in with infectious snyth-heavy keyboard arrangements and , “Loving About You” sees Lil Flow - who recorded this tune when he was just 16 - in flying form with his witty wordplay, catchy flow and lyrical dexterities which he brings to the forefront all over the record. To complete the hat trick of excellence, the amazing Yemi Alade is on hand on vocals to deliver the exquisite chorus, glorious melodies and those infectious adlibs.

Poised to conquer the radio airwaves across the country this Summer, Lil Flow is already being touted as a future leader of the new school of Nigerian urban music that is poised to take over in the coming months and with features and co-signs already coming from M.IChase andYung Six, it’s not hard to see why Lil Flow is one name that will be on our lips for a long time to come… Enjoy “Loving About You” below!''

Dbanj - Finally

I smell another Hit for the Koko Master Dbanj with his recently premiered track on 99.9 BEAT Fm Lagos, now we finally have the track online and its titled ''Finally''. Sounds like a great workout track to me :D
Check on it!

T.I. & Trae Tha Truth "Check This, Dig That"

One of my favorite rapper T.I  brings to us visuals to  "Check This, Dig That" and it features Trae Tha Truth.
Check on it!

Sound Sultan – Natural Something [Teaser]

The highly talented Artiste Sound Sultan is set to wow us with his visuals to his single ''Natural Something'' as he gives us a taste of what seem to be a hilarious video. I am sure you are all looking forward to this as i am......
Cast:  Basket Mouth, Baba Dee, Chidi Mokeme, IK Osakioduwa, Tee-Y Mix, Dj Jimmy Jatt.
Directed by : Clarence Peters

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

TeeZee (DRB-LasGidi) – Fresh Prince of LasGidi (Mixtape)

“The boys of DRB are back at it, BOJ kicked off with his BOTM mixtape, now team mate Teezee brings us #FreshPrinceOfLasgidi, an eclectic mix of sounds telling stories of growing up, heartbreak, and daily life being apart of DRB. Teezee delivers a very mellow project that crosses genres.
DRB are most definitely here to stay!”


I smell another hit for the Koko Master Dbanj as he premieres his new single and a ''viral finally dance video''  a competition put together by BEAT FM and Dbanj. shoot yours, with a bio and send video/video link to: as well as your name and contact number.
Check out the viral video here :D 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

"Ughe Ule" Crooner, Stonewhiz, Returns With "Rundiele"

''On the 1st day of the year, Stonewhiz released his Irich-produced "Ughe Ule" track, which went on to getting premiered by different online taste-makers as well as making it to a couple of DJs mixes. Now, it's the 6th month in the year and Stonewhiz is back with another sizzling tune of his; this time, he sought the services of B-Myne who produces the catchy track titled "Rundiele". Stonewhiz who began his musical career with a group by the name, Rugged and Righteous, back in the year 2003, has been a solo artiste since that phase went by. The B-Myneproduced "Rundiele" is one with carefully composed phases and is sure to stay on a couple of playlists due to it's catchy nature. Listen up and share your thoughts.''


''Nigerian Afro-Pop rising star and Slick Mo Entertainment recording artist AJEMINA finally unveils the brand new music video for “Felele”, her massive debut single and collaboration with Pop/R&B star Iyanya.

With the “Felele” single hitting the internet in 2012 to rave reviews, having been featured and supported by several key UK online and radio tastemakers, the brand new visuals come hugely anticipated by fans and critics alike and just at the right time for Summer 2013.

Shot and directed by Don P Films and Sixx for 135Sixx Filmworkx with cameo apperances from Orezi2Sec TwinsChuddy K and the producer of the song, the award-winning DJ Klem, the “Felele” music video is an energetic dance visual that brings the original dance floor filler further to life with its infectious choreography by DanceMachine and lush cinematography…''


''R&B singer and songwriter Tomi Thomas from Nigeria’s foremost male group L.O.S is proud to present his brand new solo single titled “Suka Musica” for your listening pleasure. Coming off of the success of L.O.S’ “Wish You Could Stay” which is still enjoying massive radio play across the country, this Tomi Thomas solo offering introduces an entirely new dimension to the tour de force that is L.O.S!

Produced by Dubai-based DJ Dirty Business and crafted around a lush musical backdrop of synth-heavy EDM, “Suka Musica” sees Tomi Thomas showcasing his infectious vocal tones, expert versatility and aptitude to ride this dance instrumental to precision. While we anticipate the next single from L.O.S, enjoy Tomi Thomas’ solo effort “Suka Musica” below…''

Monday, 17 June 2013

Paul Play Dairo – Best Thing

The r&b/soul singer Paul Play Dairo after the release of his hit single ''RENEGADE''  is back with yet  another track ''BEST THING'' a track with a dance and techno feel to it. However, Paul Play is set to release an international remix to ''RENEGADE'' featuring rapper Young Jeezy, as we all know Paul Play Dairo signed a deal with the global label BMI earlier this year.
We all are  anticipating great stuff from this veteran in the coming months.
Check on it! 


Fricker Feat. Shank, General Pype, K Switch and JJC - "AS IN"[ Rmx]

''This is a Big one from Fricker collaborating with Shank, General Pype, K Switch and JJC on "AS IN" Rmx. Produced By Puffy T!

Fricker:: Street-Hop, Raggae, Dance hall extraordinaire. Currently signed to Isana Records, a label co-owned with JJC.

The dread locked musician who has a diploma degree from University of Ilorin first gained major attention back in 2009 with his smashing single 'Ijo' featuring Lord of Ajasa which gave him a lot of recognition in the streets of Lagos followed by another wave making single titled 'Kulujaja'.

Early in his career before releasing his 'As In' official single featuring JJC, 
Fricker amassed a large street following and had already performed on same stage with the likes of Wyclef Jean, Sound Sultan, D’Banj and Don Jazzy, Faze JJC, and many others.

Fricker grew up in Lagos, Gowon estate, Egbeda to be precise, as a young master of ceremony (MC) with the stage name, MC 
Fricker and he later went ahead to record his first ever single in 2002 inspired by his back up performance with Cole Man of Krazy Kulture of the 'Jupa Jupa' fame back then in Kuwait ( a popular hood in Gowon estate) where he grew up with likes of Bigiano, YQ, Seemo D Black Czar, Flex and Debrahkan, Komoblastic and many other wave making acts doing street hop.

1n 2012 
Fricker rebranded from 'MC 
Fricker' to just '
Fricker' removing the acronym 'MC' with a new target of satisfying his local and international fans.''


Brand - Your Love

''BRAND started out as an All Boys R&B/POP group in 2009, they have been underground since then, pushing and grinding, they’ve been likened to the foremost R&B group Styl-Plus.  this song is quite different from the
regular nigerian hiphop, abit of highlife was added to the song to it a perfect feeling of class that appeals to the yound and old generation.

They make their  debut online with “Your Love” i will personally want to see them perform this song with a live band, it should  be a good watch.
Listen and share your thoughts on this one. Produced by Skelly Beats.''


Jay-Z Announces New Album! Magna Carta Holy Grail Coming July 4th

''Jay-Z announces that his new album, Magna Carta Holy Graily, is dropping on July 4th.  The first million people to download the #MagnaCarta app on Android will get the album for free on July 4th, three days before the rest of the world has access to it.  Go to for more info. Hov!''

Here is the official press release:

Source:Global Grind.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Super Eagles Training at the Adidas Headquarters in Germany

As the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup finally here, lets take a look at the African Cup Nations (AFCON) Champions the Super Eagles as they train at the headquarters of the sportswear brand Adidas in Herzogenaurach, Germany. We wish Team Nigeria all the best in this years Confederation Cup competition. 
Check on it!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Timi Kay - Ngwo Ngwo

AppleCity Entertainment Presents:
”Ndutimi “Timi Kay” Kei, born and raised in Port Harcourt. A lover of all forms of music, he discovered his passion for rap in his teenage years, a passion he quickly developed. He released his first mix tape “Hold Your Applause” in 2012 which gained notable success, since then his fame has spread considerably around Port Harcourt and throughout the south. NgwoNgwo is his debut single being released under his new management. The track was produced by Kevin Xavier and is a guaranteed club-thumper.”Produced by: Kevin Xavier
Check on it!
Twitter handle: @timi_kay

Mac Roc - Ori Mi Ft. Brenda Moses

''Abuja based rock music producer Mac Roc with origin from the southern part of Nigeria, recently shot visuals for his single ‘Ore Mi’ which features Brenda Moses.
Ore Mi was directed by Gemingh Playgrounds with visuals dipecting the theme of the song.
The single which is part of Mac Roc productions feature album project has enjoyed massive downloads online and airplay on radio.''

Thursday, 13 June 2013


''You will remember Folk/Soul singer and songwriter Bemyoda from his debut single “Shima Yam”, which was undoubtedly, one the best Nigerian songs of 2012. The song was so critically acclaimed among radio and online tastemakers that Bemyoda was invited to performed it on Ndani TV’s very exclusive acoustic series Ndani Sessions.

His second single “Faded Grace” also received rave reviews from fans and critics and was again picked up by Ndani TV and used as an official soundtrack for their renowned web series Gidi Up which starred the likes of Oreka GodisLynxxxBurna Boy and Bimbo Manuel among others.

Along with his two previous singles, Bemyoda blesses us with three brand new songs on his Sketch EP and just as we fell in love with him on “Shima Yam” and “Faded Grace”, be prepared to fall in love with Bemyoda all over again.

From the strings-led acoustic gem and tribute song “Always” with its emotive lyrics and lush Pop sensibilities to the IBKspaceshipboi-produced “Broken Pieces” to “No No” which was co-written byAdebola Rayo with backing vocals from Project Fame’s Lindsey, Bemyoda’s Sketch EP not only makes for very essential listening but it is also the only record you will need this year!''




”Young abuja based artist Phantom [@itsthephantom] returns after a long while off the scene with a new single appropriately named : Another Hit Feat. Courage [@courageekueku] also produced by speroachbeatz [@speroacHBeatZ]. I really like what the kid did with this and its a single off his current project S.I.N (Somewhere In Nigeria) the mixtape which is due to drop later this year, but for now this is sure to be a fan favorite….Listen and enjoy.”
Check on it!


Tuesday, 11 June 2013


''HENCH received recognition following his feature on MI Abaga’sIllegal Music 2 hit track ‘Ridiculous’.Respected for his incisivelyrics and intuitive freestyle skills, this is the dude who gave us the epic line: ‘if you ain’t tryna be rich then you ain’t brokeenough’. The track titles have gotten us curious and utterly excited.

Sonen Ukoh is HENCH. Born and raised in Jos, Plateau State, this budding hip hop spoken word and freestyle artist chose a career in music and liberal arts after graduating from Lead City University Ibadan, where he studied Politics and International Relations.Inspired by top notch Nigerian acts such as MI Abaga, Mode 9, Jesse Jags and Ice Prince Zamani. HENCH carves an artist path for himself fusing golden rap styles with imaginative poetry rendered over moving rhythmic instrumentals.HENCH is an avid reader, movie buff and art enthusiast who describe his artistic influences as too many to list and forever evolving. Currently focused on a mixtape project, titled “ESCAPE FROM JAY TOWN”.



Monday, 10 June 2013


''HOT'' from VICTOR VELMO,  a name that is synonymous  to  residents of Abuja and gradually spreading to other parts  of the  country. The abia state born indigenous Urban hip hop/afro pop artist  and hip hop producer  as well   a member of the  trio Gransonz, has  successfully  released   ''ghost'' the 1st single off his mixtape, ''padded room II'' (the other side of sanity)  that got on top  blogs and currently getting  good airplay on radio stations in Abuja
Victor Velmo  drops ''#HOT'' the 2nd single off his mixtape describing how hot he is and unique in his own way, as he descends on  the beat like hanging text messages. Hot  promises to hold waters and  it is a sure  leverage for him  to drop his  forth coming mixtape  which is expected any time soon......''

Follow on Twitter: @velmodouble @gransonz @poshyeal

Jesse Jagz – Redemption

Jagz the greatest is back with another one. This is first single and video since he became an independent artiste and floated his own music outfit - Jagz Nation. 
Check on it!

Silvastone + Chidinma | Only Human

Here is a brilliant collaboration between two talented artiste Silvastone and Chidinma with an amazing ballad “Only Human”.
Listen and leave a comment.

HAVOC - Mr President

''First time We heard this name HAVOC was last week, this young cat wowed the music world when he was featured by HIGH M on BRAG. The name, HAVOC is about to become a household HipHop name, as this week he drops this amazing track; "Mr. President" which happens to be his 1st official Rap Single. The Incubation et "House of Mayhem" Artiste is taking over..... This is HIP HOP.....Enjoy''