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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Flavour – I’m For Real [Official Video]




Here is a new video with Flavour performing his amazing ballad ''I'm For Real.''
Directed by Godfather Productions.
Check on it! 

Blink – RIP Originality






“Syndik8 Records rapper Blink has decided to bless fans with a dope verse over Drake’s “Pound Cake” instrumental titled “RIP Originality” while he puts finishing touches to his up coming project “Live From Lagos” which should be dropping in a couple months.
Look out for his official next single dropping early July as well as new videos.”

Loose Kaynon – Halleluyah


Loopy Music Rapper Loose Kaynon returns with a brilliant track titled ''Halleluyah.'' 
This lad has been putting in work and it shows from this great piece, looking forward to the Gemini project.
Check on it!

Davido, Tiwa Savage, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond, Mi Casa – Africa Rising




Multichoice Africa (DStv) brings together some of Africa's brightest talent to lend their voices on this amazing piece titled ''Africa Rising'' and it features; Davido, Tiwa Savage, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond, and Mi Casa.

Check on it!

iLLBLiSS – WTF Are They Saying [Official Video]





Here is the official video for  iLLBLiSS ''WTF Are They Saying'' single.
Directed by Clarence Peters
Check on it!
  

Burna Boy – Don Gorgon (Prod. By Spellz)




Burna Boy returns with an amazing track titled ''Don Gorgon'' and it was produced by Spellz.
Share your thoughts on this one....
Check on it!
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2face Idibia – GO ft. Machel Montano



“2FACE IDIBIA RELEASES ‘GO’, THE 2ND SINGLE OFF THE ASCENSIONALBUM.
The song features Machel Montano, one of the biggest Soca acts in the world. Montano is a Trinidadian Soca singer, record producer and songwriter with a career that spans over 30 years.
2Face is known for his ability to produce phenomenal music, and with ‘GO’he has set the bar even higher. The result of his unique musical pairing withMachel is a catchy, upbeat song with explosive lyrics.
2Face and Machel will perform GO at the 18th annual St. Kitts Music Festival, being held today, Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28. Other performers include Grammy award-winning artists Deniece Williams and Bill Champlin, along with legendary performers Boby Kimball, Paul Peress, Tessanne Chin, Beenie Man and Chronixx.
If this song is anything to go by, 2Face’s upcoming album, THE ASCENSIONwill have audiences all over the world Buzzing!
Look out for the GO music video, shot on location in beautiful St. Kitts!”

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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Debie Rise - Gagabu freestyle (Football version)





''Highly rated Nigerian Idol 3 finalist 'Debie Rise' also has an eyes on the world cup! Here's a viral video and a football freestyle version to her bubbling single produced by the celebrated Mekoyo!!

The original single 'Gagabu' was released some weeks ago and has since then become an instant radio hit.. amassing a large fanbase on radio stations across the country!

Now the world cup is on!! Its filled with a whole lot of surprises!!Spain Gagabu-ed us by loosing and going home,Nigeria kinda Gagabu-ed us by drawing with Iran,Will they Gagabu us again?Here she makes us understand that the new Nigerian vocabulary can be fitted into anything!
Its comical and simple...''
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Danni - Coming2Lagos (MIXTAPE)



''Highly rated music act 'Danni' is finally here with the very much antcipated mixtape 'Coming2Lagos'..

With tracks featuring Brymo, Blaqbonez
and other promising acts.. Danni stamps his name as a lyricist with this one!
Already making waves in the city of Makurdi... With this effort, I can boldly say 'Danni is set to come to Lagos.''
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Wale Effect ft. Reminisce - Turn The Lights On (PROD. By DOKTA FRABZ)


''Effect Records is proud to present their first music act 'Wale Effect' in his debut single featuring the self acclaimed king of the streets 'Alaga Ibile' Reminisce!
Wale Effect scores high on this one as he displays good lyrical prowess coupled with the versatility of Reminisce! Not forgetting the topnotch production from highly celebrated 'Dokta Frabz'
This is just a teaser of what's to come next! The video to this single has been shot by Toyin Lawani's 'Tiannah Stylings' and would premiere very soon online and across all major TV stations.
Enjoy Wale Effect's grand entry into the music scene. Go ahead, press play and be blown away. Join the conversation on social media #ListenToWaleEffect.''
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OZone – Superiority Complex (MIXTAPE)



Aristokrat Records Act OZone finally releases his first embodiment of work with his mixtape titled ''Superiority Complex.'' He's certainly a bunch of talent and his work is worth listening to.
Check on it!

SAEON - BOOGIE DOWN -FEAT. WIZKID [OFFICIAL VIDEO]





Baseline Music Presents the sensational singer/performer Saeon with visuals for her single ''Boogie Down'' which features Star boy artist Wizkid.
Directed by Sesan
Check on it!
Boogie Down AUDIO Available onItunes: http://smarturl.it/SaeonWizkidAmazon: http://amzn.to/1i6BOTESpinlet: https://spinlet.com/album/?albumid=3136


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

DJ Hazan ft. Patoranking – Early MoMo [Official Video]





''UNDISPUTED DJ HAZAN has team up with one of 9ja's fast Rising Dancehall King on his 2nd Official single titled EARLY MOMO (MORNING) featuring PATORANKING. You sure Gonna love this Dancehall Tune.. Enjoy the Video.''

Ozone – 1000 (Prod. by LeriQ)



''OZone is back again! The Covenant University Graduate, Aristokrat Records star drops the third track off his upcoming Superiority Complex Mixtape titled “1000”. The tune which features labelmate Kamar on the Guitar and was produced by Leriq, is a jam that will definitely make you believe in the rapper. The Leriq produced song is a contemporary afro-pop cum rap joint, infused with a massive dose of strings and percussion. The “Superiority Complex” mixtape is set to be released tomorrow Thursday, 26th of June, and promises to wow on the evidence of this track.''
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Suté – Badagry (Prod. by Tay)



Suté' who first featured on Tay mixtape ''Passport'' earlier this year, is back  with first single titled ''Badagry'' off upcoming mixtape, ''Jelí.''
Produced by Tay
Check on it!
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Ozone – Look Twice ft. BOJ (Prod. By LeriQ)



As the Aristokrat Records rapper is set to release his mixtape ''Superiority Complex” here is a pretty great track tilted ''Look Twice'' as Ozone recruits DRB Lasgidi's vocalist BOJ.
Produced by LeriQ
Check on it!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Richard Osborne - Wherever I Fall 2.0 ft. Scorcher & Kid Bookie




''Singer-songwriter Richard Osborne teams with fellow British emcees Scorcher and Kid Bookie to deliver "Wherever ‎I Fall 2.0", produced by Muckaniks. Taken from Richard's new EP "Nothing Personal", which is available to download on Audiomack now.
Twitters: @rdfosborne @ScorchersLife @kidbookie @MUCKANIKS''
NOTHING PERSONAL E.P HERE


Friday, 20 June 2014

Michelle Williams - Say Yes ft. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland [Official Video]





Michelle Williams who is set to release her forthcoming album ''Journey to Freedom'' reunites with her Destiny Child'' mates  Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland to première the video for ''Say Yes'' with the chorus to this single is interestingly a classic praise song from the Nigerian worship front would certainly get you moving..
Check on it!  

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Shank – Passi Passi



“Shank has released a new cut “Passi Passi”.
The Julie, Salute crooner decided to try a different sound with his new single. Unlike previous tracks from Shank, the artist played around R’n’B and Afro Pop on the cut Passi Passi“.
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Ozone – In The Morning



''Aristokrat Records/960 Music Group Artiste, Ozone releases the mixtape artwork and a track off his upcoming mixtape Titled In the Morning. “In The Morning” is the perfect blend of Rap, Pop and feel good music which would warm the hearts of his ever growing fanbase and new lovers alike. Set to be released on Thursday 26th of June, the Mixtape titled “Superiority Complex” sports an unconventional artwork which depicts the journey of the up and coming rapper and his disposition to the happenings in the country. Having recently featured Yung L on his ‘Introduktion’ track, rising star Ozone drops this feel good jam, which is a sure ear candy anyday, anytime. The Superiority Complex Mixtape which features Wizkid, Yung L, BOJ and label mate Mojeed, is set to unleash this promising rapper on the music industry.''
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Morell – KAI


''Morell never cease to amaze.While the fans await his M.U.S.A album to drop,Morell hits us with his Hausa flow on this one,its titled KAI .Something that seems like an anthem already.The hook is catchy and his flow shows the one thing he’s known for;his Originality.Kindly download and share.''
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

E.P. Review: Kamar - The Audition E.P




Kamar Tachio from Kaduna State, Nigeria is a young talented R&B/Pop singer/Instrumentalist with a style that is a blend of Hausa and English which, when I fist heard I leaped in excitement because I thought finally;  a breath of fresh air. Kamar and his unique style of singing reminds me of music legend Adu Deme who has that soothing vocals with the Hausa thing going, but today its all about this young man who is signed to Aristokrat Records /960 Music and based in Lagos and MTN Project fame Alumni . The Audition E.P is Kamar's first official embodiment of work released on the (4/06/2014)  and here is our track-by-track take on this E.P.


Angel Maria: The opening of this E.P sees Kamar introduces use to himself/crew and with his counter tenor voice, he speaks of the mystery girl who does things to his thoughts and imagination that can make him let down his guard. This is a great way for Kamar to open up his listeners as to what expect from him in this E.P

The Fix (Caught Up):  Kamar takes us back on that 90s R&B vibe as he displays his writing skills talking about a classic situation most guys go through being ''Caught up'' between the girlfriend and side chick. We all know how such dilemma ends......  which was Kamar's fear and probably the reality eventually. This record was decent and shows that Kamar has some good depth and prospect. 

Asirin: Opening up with the strings from the guitar ''Asirin'' which means ''Shame'' or ''Lies'' (relative) in Hausa talks about a phony girlfriend who lies and cheats on her man. Despite the fact his friends have warned him about her cheating ways and he refuses to aspect that fact, as he even refuses advances from other ladies, until her cheating ways is finally exposed. This track definitely shows Kamar's good song writing skills and this is indeed a solid track off the E.P. 

Salo: Kamar goes naughty on ''Salo'' which is the fourth single from ''The Audition.'' He keeps it pop on this LeriQ produced track which can easily become a club favourite as LeriQ sure did justice to the beat. However, I felt half way into the track it became too generic and it lost me despite all the modern effects and production quality. But overall ''Salo'' is an average track off this E.P and serves its purpose for the clubs.  

I Like It (Feat. Ice Prince): Kamar recruits Hip Hip/Afrobeat heavyweight Ice Prince on this nice track talking about a Naughty girl who is into a man who is already taken but does things to him sexually that makes him keep coming back for more. Ice Prince lends decent bars with his vocals on the track to make extra exciting and 'I Like It'' is Kamar's third single off his E.P ''The Audition.''

Its Friday: This is Kamar's debut offering as he lays his soothing vocals on this pop infested beat, talking about a very beautiful girl that ''even a blind man can tell'' she's fine (hilarious).  And as a bad sharp guy he is willing to spoil her as Friday the weekend here and of course the rest would be history ;-) ''Its Friday'' is a great way to start off his career as the lyrics/storyline is engaging, with the hook and chorus having that ''feel good'' groove that you can dance to. This is one of my favourite track off the project.

Cash N Carry: This is another favourite off the ''The Audition'' as Kamar catches on with the hook in this pop oriented track talking about ''cutting your coat according to your size'' to all the materialistic ladies out. Kamar made ''Cash N Carry more interesting with his Hausa intonation as he echoes '' Tor I do my style, kei ma do your style pa.'' Contentment comes with great gain guys ;-)

Wish For (Feat. Ozone): Opening up ''Wish For'' with the strings of the guitar and  heavy but laid back bars from his label mate Ozone, Kamar slows it down on this acoustic number as he tells the girl he's trying to win over of the assurance he will never let her go if she makes him her man. ''Wish For'' is by far my favourite track off his project, based on the fact I felt his vocals was at its purest form and the feature was appropriate. This is certainly a classic off the ''The Audition.''

Darling Darling (Short Version): The hit single and second offering from Kamar was a great campaign on the journey to the release of  ''The Audition.'' As ''Darling Darling'' had a good hook, great melody, and a hilarious storyline of him chasing after another man's lady. However, I felt the hook on the track became unnecessarily repetitive and it eventually lost me. But it was a smart move he pulled off especially when listeners are waiting on the next single after the release of ''Its Friday,'' ''Darling Darling'' satisfies that curiosity but nothing more...  

Party Life: Kamar slows it down on ''Party Life'' bringing back that 90s R&B/ Hip hop vibe. This a love song celebrating the good life that exist between two lovers, as he declares his love and heart is exclusively hers alone. However, I feel ''Party Life'' should have come as an outro instead of a full track but still a decent effort regardless.

The ten (10) track-list E.P is a GOOD work from Kamar based on the fact he didn't get caught up in that web of trying to have several big features on the E.P, as it is the case with many Nigeria artiste when they get  to release an E.P or LP. The two features he had on ''The Audition'' where strategic and appropriate adding quality to the project and giving listeners an opportunity to hear the Kamar as an artiste. Furthermore, the production level  of ''The Audition'' is top notch as ace and label in house producer LeriQ handled the entire production. 
However, I was let down a bit with the lack of versatility of content as most tracks had the same direction. I would have loved to see a mix of content to keep a balance of listeners which would have made the listening less generic and more interesting. But overall  it wasn't a bad effort and based on my above conclusion I will rate ''The Audition'' a weak 7/10. 

In case you haven't listened to Kamar - The Audition E.P please check on it here: The Audition E.P



Dareng - The Singles (Depending On You & Ba Gajiya)



Dareng the music maestro is back with two amazing singles and he titles them ''The Singles.'' The first one ''Depending On You''got me surprised as Dareng goes off on an experimental route with a dance infested track talking about the grace of God in the midst of distractions, as Dareng is still able to keep a soulful balance to the track. While, ''Ba Gajiya'' which means ''Not Giving Up'' in the Hausa language took us back on an old Hausa classic. ''The singles'' are the latest efforts from Dareng as prepares to release his forth coming album.
Produced by @fisty007    
Check on it!

Depending On You
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Ba Gajiya
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Eve Urrah – Together (Prod. by Mystro)


''After a superb debut with “Beautiful” in 2008, written and produced by M.I Abaga and a feature on Jesse Jagz’s ‘Jagz of All Trades’ album, EVE URRAH makes a bold comeback to the Music scene with “TOGETHER”. Now signed to Top Dog Music and produced by label mate, Mystro, Eve Urrah makes a clear statement of intent with this very lovely tune that is set to catch the attention of music lovers. She has since worked with M.I, Pherowshuz, Modenine, Terry Tha Rapman, Ice Prince and Kahli Abdu.''
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Omawumi - Megbele [Official Video]





Vocal powerhouse Omawumi releases visual for her E-Kelly produced beat titled ''Megbele.'' performed in honour of Chief Dr. Frank Amirejotitse Megbele.
Check on it!
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T.W.O – Green White Green ft. 2face Idibia




“Musical giants, Tunde and Wunmi Obe popularly referred to as T.W.O have released a video for their new advocacy single, ‘Green White Green.’
Shot in Lagos, the video was produced and directed by Clarence Peters and features Pop icon, 2Face Idibia.
The video shows clips of various rallies in Nigeria, past victories of the Super Eagles, presidents of Nigeria, various ethnic groups and a host of others attributes significant to Nigeria.
‘Green White Green’ which was released on the 1st of June 2014 is a unique song advocating for peace and unity in Nigeria. The single, written by T.W.O and produced by Bayo Joseph shows T.W.O and 2Face Idibia pouring their minds out in a plea for the restoration of oneness in Nigeria.
The video also has an appearance of the Ginger Master, Terry G.
Check out the video.”

J-Sol – Keep It On The Low ft. Dondria & Sneakbo [Official Video]





“Multi-talented vocalist/song-writer/performer artist J-Sol who is of a Nigerian heritage returns with the video to his explosive urban R&B track ‘Keep It On The Low’ featuring US R&B starlet Dondria Nicole and one of the UK’s most in demand rappers Sneakbo who is also from London but of a Nigerian heritage.
Also starring ‘CEO Dancers‘ in the music video shot in London and directed by Chas Appeti.
Enjoy!”

San Antonio Spurs Crowned 2014 NBA Champions




The San Antonio Spurs are the 2014 NBA Champions after beating Miami Heat 104-87 on a 4-1 series at the AT&T Center on the (15/06/14), to end LeBron James and Heats' quest for a 3rd consecutive NBA title.
The Spurs have had a great season with a brilliant and consistent combination of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and the newly crowned MVP  Kawhi Leonard who hit double figures and 10 rebounds to help the Spurs clench their 5th NBA Championship since 2007. 
A well deserved win for a great team.



CONGRATULATIONS SPURS!!!


Lira - Feel Good




As the talented South African soul singer Lira is set to start her USA tour this summer, she releases visuals for her single ''Feel Good'' (USA version) off her new album Rise Again.
Lira is one singer making Africa proud and if you are in the USA/environs you can support this talent by making it a date with an attendance for one of the scheduled tour dates below:

Tour Stops
  • June 18 ATLANTA, GA (Vinyl)
  • June 19th RICHMOND, VA
  • June 20th WILMINGTON, DE (World Café Live)
  • June 22nd CHARLOTTE, NC (Neighborhood Theater opening for Dwele)
  • June 23rd WASH, DC (The Howard Theater)
  • June 24th BALTIMORE (Soundstage)
  • June 25th NEW YORK, NY (SOB’s)
  • June 27th CLEVELAND (Take 5 Jazz)
  • June 28th CHICAGO: (Austin’s Fuel Room)
  • June 29th SAN FRANSISCO (Yoshi’s)
  • July 1st LOS ANGELES (Fifty-Seven) – Just Added to Tour Schedule

Monday, 16 June 2014

LK Kuddy - Vanilla ft. Iyanya (Prod. by GospelOnDeBeatz)



''Introducing LK Kuddy! Originally a graduate of Economics, his passion for music has brought out musical creativity and dynamics to become an all-round musician. Currently signed toFlux Factory, "Vanilla" serves as LK Kuddy's first official single under the label.
"Vanilla" is a song that brings back the old feel of the "Makossa" days with a feel of the Makossa baseline infusion. The beat and rhythm of the song will most definitely get you to roll your waist. This song is a mad club banger as it will definitely become the ladies favorite. He is currently working on other materials with the track's producer GospelOnDeBeatz.
"Vanilla" features vocal powerhouse Iyanya and it is produced by the iconic GospelOnDeBeatz.

Listen, download, share and enjoy "Vanilla"!''
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World Cup Team Profile: NIGERIA




''Featuring interviews with John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and coach Stephen Keshi, this preview examines what to expect from the African champions in Group F against Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina and looks at Nigeria's FIFA World Cup history.''

Jay Z + Beats by Dre Jungle (Remix)




Beats by Dr. Dre presents "The Game Before The Game": http://www.thegamebeforethegame.com/
You've seen the movie. Now witness the Remix. Jay Z teams up with X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons to bring the latest addition to "The Game Before The Game".

Music: "Jungle" by X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons featuring Jay Z, available at http://beats.mu/cmce

Oscar - Nigerian World Cup Theme ft. Banky W & IBK Spaceshipboi (Prod. by Oscar)



''Oscar Heman-Ackah is a music producer, songwriter, sound designer, and vocal instructor from Nigeria. He has functioned in varying facets of the music industry, from working with artistes, composing orchestra, creating jingles and adverts for companies, coordinating choirs, to providing scores and soundtrack for movies.
In 2011; he got into a publishing partnership which proliferated into publishing platforms with Def Jam, Buvision, Konvict, Roc Nation, and Universal. Via these platforms he worked with Akon, Miranda Brookes, Skylar Gray, Leona Lewis, Chris Brown, Marian Mereba, Ludacris, and Rihanna. He has also done some work with a number of Nigerian artistes such as: Simi, Omawunmi, Tuface, Praiz, Retta, Bez, Psquare, Niyola, Banky W, Chidinma, Darey, Phyno, and a few others.

Enlisting the help of Banky W and IBK Spaceshipboi, Oscar creates a theme that will stir the soul of Nigerians all across the world; to reignite the fire; to inspire every Nigerian to keep rooting for the Super Eagles to victory. "We no dey waka we dey fly" "until we reach the goal we go dey go"; let's send this message all the way to Brazil. Lets go!

Listen, download, share and enjoy!''
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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dunnie - Surulere (cover)



''Just as promised,the multi talented songstress Dunnie returns with yet another mind blowing cover. This time she decides to jump on the hit single by Dr sid & Don jazzy,Surulere...A blend of the talking drums,guitar,piano,violin and voice of a musical goddess assures you of a special treat,enjoy!
Prod. & arranged by @RayBeatzzsTwitter & IG : @officialdunnie''
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Lawrywings Zamani - If Your Life Was A Song



''Abuja based artiste, Lawrywings Zamani is an upcoming gospel artiste and a gifted song writer who is known for his exceptional style of deep poetic song writing about life with a Christian orientation. Lawrywings Zamani was born in the Northern part of Nigeria. Kaduna state, precisely. He grew up inbetween Jos (Plateau state) and Kaduna. He started singing at a tender age, while in secondary school he joined his first singing group, Fellowship of Christian Student Mass choir of Govt. Tech. Coll. Kajuru Kaduna state and has ever since enjoyed membership of many other Christian singing groups where ever he found him self while growing up. He was gradually influenced by the likes of Don Williams, Kenny Rogers, Panam Percy Paul,Paul Simon, Lenny Leblonc,Don moen, Black mombazo, Asa, etc. In the bit to take up his music dream to the next level, he dropped his long awaited debut album in May 2014 titled “IF YOUR LIFE WAS A SONG” which features country, soft rock and African folks among other genres. The album is considered a must have by many of those who have been privileged to come in contact with it.''
 PRODUCED BY EBENEZER IRIEMI
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Saturday, 14 June 2014

The Rise Of The Eagles - Episode 2




''With The Super Eagles of Nigeria set to battle other countries for honors as the Brazil 2014 World Cup gets in full gear, the team's sojourn to the top echelon of African football has been captured beautifully in our new documentary titled "The Rise of the Eagles."
It is a 3 part series which features interviews with some of Nigeria's leading football figures such as Paul Bassey, Mitchell Obi, Mumuni Alao,Austin Eguavoen, Stephen Keshi and Daniel Amokachi amongst others.''

D’banj – Alaye (Prod. by 2Kriss)



“It’s D’Banj‘s 10 years anniversary as an entertainer this year, and in preparation for the countdown activities to this celebration of the living legend, here is a brand new one titled, Alaye.”

Bez, Waje, Falz & Eva – Malaria No More #MalariaFreeNigeria (Prod. by IBK Spaceshipboi)



“Malaria No More” is a nonprofit organization that aims to end death caused by malaria in Africa by 2015. Malaria No More aims to achieve this by engaging global leaders, rallying the public, delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa.
In April 2014, Malaria No More through the Federal Ministry of Health, National Malaria Elimination Programme and its partners launched the national malaria awareness campaign; ‘A Malaria-Free Nigeria: Play your part!’ with the objective of reducing malaria deaths by 50% by 2015 in Nigeria.
To date, celebrities that have supported the campaign by recording life saving malaria messages include; Femi Kuti, Stephen Keshi, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Vincent Enyeama, Chioma Akpotha to mention but a few.Part of the campaign has a malaria anthem with Bez, Waje, Eva and Falz lending their voices with educative malaria messages in a catchy and upbeat tune. The anthem was produced by Bez and IBK Spaceshipboi. Here are a few pictures from the studio session and the video shoot of the theme song.
Listen, download, share and enjoy! #MalariaFreeNigeria.''
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Ice Prince – Tears For Naija (Remix) #BringBackOurGirls ft. Oritse Femi



''Check out Oritse Femi’s freestyle on Ice Prince’s Tears for Naija. The duo met up in South Africa during the MAMA’s in 2014. Celebrities stay united in their concern for the growing insurgency plaguing Nigeria, and the ongoing international grief centered around the abduction of over 200 girls from their schools in Chibok, Nigeria. Let’s keep praying that our girls are found. It could be anyone… #BringBackOurGirls.'' 
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Wizkid – Bombay ft. Phyno [Official Video]




''The WizKid album is finally set to be released in July of 2014. As a teaser to this, please enjoy this brand new single featuring the incredible Nigerian rapper Phyno.. it's called "Bombay". Stay tuned for yet another video prior to the album dropping. EME's Starboy is working, non-stop, and we hope you enjoy it. "Bombay" was produced by Dokta Frabz, and the video was directed by Patrick Ellis.''

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Flavour, iLLBLiSS, Bez, Waje – Fly With The Eagles




As the FIFA World Cup,2014 kicks off today in Brazil and Nigeria is one of the Five African nations representing the continent at the Competition. 
Flavour, iLLBLiss, Bez and Waje came together to put out this amazing track/visual titled “Fly With The Eagles” and it’s powered by Guinness.

Go Super Eagles! WE wish them a successful outing....     

Nayosoul – Go Where You Are [Official Video]



Soulhouse entertainment presents Nayosoul, the Neo Soul singer with her new visual for her single ''Go Where You Are.''

Check on it!

AT – Made Me ft. Poe & Fefe




The talented female emcee releases a new single titled ''Made Me'' and it features conscience rapper Poe and Fere. Amazing production and verses from all three artist.
Produced by DJ Babus.
Check on it!
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Aristokrat Records Presents: Mojeed - Elevator (Prod. by Leriq)



''Aristokrat Records is at it again! Aristokrat Records/960 Music Group presents Mojeed, on “Elevator”, produced by Leriq. Fresh from giving an eye catching performance on Leriq’s “Comment Tu’tappelle” which featured the likes of Dammy Krane and Burna Boy, Mojeed drops this hot fusion of the popular house and hip-hop genre’s of music on this track. Produced by Leriq, Elevator is a head banger with a mid-level tempo, an incredible beat, crisp lines and is sure to make you “elevate”! Signed by Aristokrat Records in 2013, Mojeed is set to drop a mixtape titled “Westernized West African” in mid July. A hard core rapper by default, Mojeed shows incredible versatility on “Elevator” which is set to thrill club goers and party freaks everywhere. Get ready for the explosion! Its Mojeed!''
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Kahli Abdu – JUNE 12



“Whipped this up yesterday when I woke up and read all the bullshit in the papers back home.” – Kahli Abdu

Today marks another June 12 in the history of Nigeria when the Military Government at the overturned the highly acclaimed ''the most free and fair election'' Nigeria ever conducted. Today Kahli Abdu lends his voice and support to the social and political ills our society experiences since then in his his new single ''JUNE 12''
Check on it! 
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Mixtape Review: Tay - Passport




Abuja based Producer/Singer burst into the music scene at a very tender age of sixteen (16) with his own individual records, features, and productions for other artiste. In 2014 Tay in his purest form puts out his first embodiment of work tilted ''Passport'' on the (20th April 2014) by Bantu Records. ''Passport'' consist of twelve (12) tracks.

Intro: Tay introduces all his fans to come take this ride with him on'' Passport'' as he puts his amazing vocals on a laid back and soothing beat. This is a great way for Tay to introduce listeners to what he has to say on ''Passport'' assuring fans a balance of content for both the guys and ladies.

Gabriel (feat. Sute): The mixtape kicks off with an amazing ballad. Tay titles this one ''Gabriel'' and will certainly get listeners curious on what he has to say...... ''Gabriel'' is an amazing love song that has a dynamic interpretation to it. I see Gabriel as my guardian angel always there to lead me through in the right direction and because of the divine connection, ''Gabriel'' remains dear to my heart. Sute on the other hand brought an amazing Hip hop vibe to this track with his brilliant rap skills, his is able to tell tell the story further on his verse. This track displays some good writing skills and has made it one of my favourite tracks off the mixtape.

Lust or Love: A mid-tempo beat with Tay invoking his playboy persona on this number. I love the modern R&B touch Tay puts on ''Lust or Love'' with the vocoder on his verses, it strikes me as a track the leader of the new school; Chris Brown would love to be on. However, I felt '' Lust or Love'' fell short for me based on the fact it was rather too short to be labelled as a full track, it should have come in as an interlude or a third verse included.

Lost: This track shows Tay's dynamic and creative side. I loved his approach to what he has done with a sad love song where two love birds are caught up in an illusion or dilemma and with Tay again making it a bit fun with the effects on the chorus and the end part to the track. ''Lost'' is not that sort of track you get drawn to instantly but could grow on you after a few plays.

P.Juice (Interlude): Tay shows his vocal ability on his signature kicks, with an amazing hook to the interlude. However, I would have expected Tay to capitalise on this amazing concept/element behind this number and make it into a full record instead of an interlude. In my opinion ''P.Juice(Interlude)'' should have been a full record and track (3) ''Lust or Love'' an interlude, which would have made ''P.Juice (Interlude)'' one of the best records on this mixtape.

Spiritual: This is one of the leading singles off the mixtape and in a typical Nigerian music scene a lot may have felt this shouldn't be one single to precede the mixtape including myself but when I listened to the entire mixtape, I have to applaud Tay for his choice of  ''Spiritual'' as this second single off the mixtape. My reasons are; that ''Spiritual''  a mid-tempo track is a great love song which kept a balance between new school and old school R&B touch with his signature kicks and baseline on the track, then I  felt  a lot of  that classic Craig David feel to it which is a great thing for the record overall. A great retro visual will do great justice to this record if he decides to put one out. This is one of my favourite records off the mixtape. 

Bounce3 (Feat. Sute): This is one Afrobeat influenced track on the mixtape with Tay imploring the horns of the Saxophone along side his signature kicks, he tells a beautiful story about a man's encounter with a material girl and in conclusion all he got is himself. I love the way Tay made the track something you can relate with by using terms such as; the name Shade, the use of a bit of ''pidgin English'', and bringing back the talented rapper Sute who added great quality and feel to the record as the horns ends the track on a good note.

TheBox: This is the official/first single off the mixtape and I think it meet the expectation of listeners on what to expect from the mixtape. ''TheBox'' influenced by the strings of the guitar and drums kept the song alive with Tay hitting all the right notes on a good storyline. This is one incredible song off the mixtape and by far my best record on the mixtape after I had listened to the entire project. 

Try (Interlude): This is one amazing inspirational interlude that I would have loved to see as a record instead, because I feel Tay had more to say on this interlude. I love the fact that he defiled his usual production style and gave us a bit of versatility on a Rock influenced beat laced with the electric guitar and drums. Brilliant effort by Tay... (Lesson: never give up on love; keep trying)

Right Now(Feat. Shiz): This is one for the clubs with an up beat vibe and explicit scenario through the lyrics, Tay recruits Shiz who adds a great ''Naija'' dynamic to the record. ''Right Now'' is one track you can easily fall in love with but does not necessarily leave a lasting impression. In my opinion this is a record I would not have missed if it didn't make the cut on the mixtape but a thoughtful choice by Tay to include this record to keep a fair balance on the project.  

Party: Another up beat track off the project and to end the mixtape on a high note. Tay displays his vocal skill on this House influenced track as he is distracted and checking out a beautiful ''coke like bottle'' girl he spots in the club and she be fronting like she's not aware of the commotion she's causing ;-) 
Again Tay tells a beautiful story on this track.

 Outro (Feat. Idara): The outro unveils the affirmative and sensual vocals of Idara laced through Poetry on a Jazz influenced beat, Talking about the experiences that probably led to the theme of the project ''Passport'' by Tay. This is certainly going to be one classic piece of Tay's project.  


 Here are my final thoughts on the mixtape review of  ''Passport'' I enjoyed listening to the project and it was certainly a joy ride. Tay's mixtape ''Passport'' is a SOLID project considering the fact its his first effort/embodiment of work and all songs where Produced/Mixed/Mastered by Austin 'Tay' Iwar. This is indeed an impressive work coming from a teenage lad. In addition, Tay brought in the right elements through his featured artist thereby adding value to the content and exposing them to a new audience. However, I was a little let down by the similar pattern of the production Tay implored and I would have loved to see a bit more dynamism as well as risk taking on his production level on the project. And based on my conclusion I would rate ''Passport'' a 8/10 as against the 8.5/10 I initially thought it deserved. 

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014