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The PGM Club presents World Music Day. Join us as we celebrate music.

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PODCAST

LIVE INTERVIEWS

Join us as we feature guests on our Weekly show. 

Mannywellz discusses Daca, Racial Tensions in America and his new (EP) “MIRAGE” on PGM Radio!

We got a chance to exclusively speak to the amazing Mannywellz, a Nigerian American-based RnB & Soul artist who’s new ep Mirage is beautifully written, structured, and produced by himself.

Mannywellz spoke openly about his struggles as a Daca recipient, the racial tensions in America, and how this rollercoaster experience coupled with 2020 Covid-19, has inspired his new ep “Mirage.”

Listen to the full conversation here and stream Mirage right here.

Mirage Cover Art

Mirage Cover Art

PGM Radio Show: Burna Boy – Twice As Tall Exclusive 2020 Interview with Douglas Jekan

In this special edition of the PGM Radio Show, we had the African Giant Burna Boy on to explain the true meaning of his new album Twice As Tall and to give context to his rant on Twitter that “No One Paved the Way for Him”…amongst other topics.   Listen to the podcast on Apple podcast, Spotify, Soundcloud or watch the interview on YouTube

QUESTION FOR THE READERS

WHAT SIDE OF HISTORY WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE ON?
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(1) One who uses their voice and platform to speak about the plight of his/her people and risk the chance of offending the money bag or
(2) One who will keep quiet and not talk about the problems in society in order not to offend the money but rather use his/her platform to amass wealth for themselves?

Please comment and let us know your choice.

xxx

 

DWATCHLIST

NEW ACTS

New acts are popping up every week and it’s our mission to unveil them as it happens. 

Jaylon drops his first single “Firedncr” off his upcoming album with assistance from Azanti

Jaylon drops his first single “Firedncr” off his upcoming album with assistance from Azanti.

“Firedncr.” is an upbeat, tropical song perfect for the summer. Jaylon combines influences from RnB/Soul with Afrobeats to create a compelling, unique sound. Azanti’s rhythmic vocals are the icing on the cake, as he effortlessly harmonizes over the visionary co-production.

Cover photo by Qezz Gill. Production credits to JayLon and HVREY. Listen here .

Buju is on fire and not stopping as he features on Wani’s “Two Times”

Buju is on fire and not stopping as he features on Wani’s “Two Times”. Wani is a fresh face in the Lagos scene. The cosmopolitan singer who grew up in Nigeria before moving to the UK and Chicago dropped his debut EP “Lagos City” a few months back and in a quest to create an impression in the Nigeria music scene employs hitmaker Buju on this wavy Afropop tune.

Buju is credited on some of the most popular songs now on the radio. On Blaqbonez’s “Bling”, he appears alongside Amaarae. He also features in Mavin star Ladipoe’s “Feeling”. Buju has also established himself on the scene with his popular song “Outside,” which has reached the top of the charts. They speak hard facts with melodious verses on this song;

I got zero women on my line
Zero women on my time

Money day for my mind
Ain’t got no time-ooh
Shey no be when you call me I go dey?
You know I wouldn’t want it any other way
‘Cause I dey shade who say I no dey there?
When you need me

Give this delicious Afropop tune a listen here .

MUSIC

NEWS

What’s new in Music this week? That’s the question we aim to answer. 

Falz begs for Mercy in his new Sess produced tune

Falz begs for Mercy in his new Sess produced tune. He is left inept with all the things his bad girl does to him. The song is serving as a follow up to “Rise Up” with 2face Idibia and will also be included in his forthcoming project. Listen to this wavy Hip-Hop tune here . The singer says to “clean your speakers and lubricate your waistlines because this one is stinking”.

Oh my days! Femi look at her face
I’ve been thinking of ways
To just get in her space
She dey kill me with the shake
She got jiggle for days
Man the figure insane
I’ve been looking for the waist
Bad girl show man how you work it
Bad man go mad when you twerk it
Yeah practice make perfect
You make a man shout Lord have mercy!

 

Teni the Entertainer does a remix of trending club banger “Dorime”

Teni  the Entertainer does a remix of trending club banger “Dorime”. This follows her sophomore album “Wondaland” which comprised tracks like Maja, Game Over, Hustle, FBI, Injure Me, Toxic, Dad’s song, Jo and many others. Produced by fast-rising beatmaker Damayo, ‘Dorime‘ serves as Teni‘s first official single for 2021. She sings about being a party starter and the extra spice your party needs. Listen here .

The party never start if we no there

And you shima no go dance if we no dey there

And your session no go pop if we no dey there

And when we enter then go play dorime

And when we enter dey go play Amena…

NEW VIDEO

FRESH VIDS

Let’s plug in and review freshly released music videos. 

Mr P releases the official video for Paloma featuring Singah

Mr P releases the official video for Paloma featuring Singah. The video tells the story of a busy, inattentive boyfriend who eventually loses his girl to the readily available and caring singer. This is a follow up to the release of the visuals for Just Like That which features Mohombi. Paloma is the second song off Mr P’s debut album “The Prodigal”.

Watch the official video for Paloma by Mr P featuring Singah off The Prodigal album directed by Unlimited L.A. Tolu Bally and Kunle Remi star in this video.

Adekunle Gold and Simi get raunchy in new Sinner video

Adekunle Gold and Simi get raunchy in new Sinner video. Singer Adekunle Gold has released the official video for his song ‘Sinner’ featuring American-Nigerian singer and songwriter, Lucky Daye. The video comes a few days after the release of the audio with Adekunle’s wife Simi, taking center stage as the video vixen. They share a more romantic and sensual side to them. The video is a delight to watch as it is a reaffirmation of Adekunle’s undying love for Simi. Watch and Enjoy.

The afro-pop song was produced by talented Nigerian producer Blaise Beatz. The video was shot and directed by Polish photographer, Magdalena Wosinska.

EDITORS

PICK

Our editors are hard at work everyday to bring your the best releases of the week. 

Modern Nigerian Hip-Hop pioneer Sound Sultan, loses the battle to throat cancer

Popular Singer and Entertainer Sound Sultan, born Olarenwaju Fasasi, is dead. He is one of the pioneers of modern hip-hop music in Nigeria. The singer died at the age of 44 after battling Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Dr. Kayode Fasasi on behalf of the Fasasi family.

The statement read, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan.

Friends and Fans have taken to their social media accounts to express their grief and share their condolences while some are still in disbelief.

Sound Sultan was in Jos, Plateau state. He attended Federal Government College Ogbomosho for his Secondary education from 1988 –1993. After which, he went on to obtain a degree in geography and regional planning from the Lagos State University (LASU) in 1999. Sound Sultan was married to longtime girlfriend Chichi Morah, now Farida Fasasi, and they have three children.

Baba Dee, Sound Sultan’s elder brother was vital in his interest and eventual pivot to music. Sound Sultan’s career in show business started in the 1990s, when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions. By 1999, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows.

He released his first single Mathematics which became more popularly known as Jagbajantis in 2000. Jagbajantis became a massive hit in Nigeria and got him signed to Kennis music.Under Kennis Music, he released four albums. By 2007, his contract with the label expired and he partnered with Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas, a parent organization for a record label, production outfit and clothing line. After starting as a rapper, he has worked in different musical genres from R&B to Afrobeat, soul and Nigerian Fuji Music.

Under Naija Ninjas, he released Back From The Future (2010) and signed artists such as Karma Da Rapper, Young GreyC, Shawn and Blacka.

Sound Sultan began a working relationship with Wyclef Jean when featured alongside 2face Idibia and Faze on “Proud to be African” from Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 album. They have collaborated on two other projects: “King of My Country” (2009) and “People Bad” (2012).

In 2012, it was announced that Sound Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.

Rest In Peace to the legendary Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Ambassador, Businessman, and the co-owner of Lagos City Stars basketball club. Pioneering modern hip-hop in Nigeria with bandanas and wristbands to match, his name is forever etched in the hearts of Nigerians and the Nigerian music Industry. He used his music to speak out against a corrupt government and it’s likewise corrupt citizenry. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during these trying times.

Passionate Fan or Obsessive Stan?

Being greatly admired for one’s talent, creativity, style, swag, charisma, beauty is quite popular and common. We at various points in our lives have being completely floored by a person creativity or talent. That’s how we have the bulk of celebrities and influencers we have anyways. We greatly admire their voice, sarcastic jokes, charisma, acting and this trait brings them to the limelight. This admiration can very well mature into a fanship or more acutely into a stanship. While fans are lovers or admirers of one’s talent and the likes, the latter develops into severe, dramatic admiration that borders on obsession.

The word Stan became popularized by American rapper Eminem . It was a song released in October 2000 from his third album, The Marshall Matters LP.  The song is about an overly obsessed fan named Stan, who writes letters to Eminem and ends up driving off a bridge with his pregnant wife because Eminem didn’t write him back. With an imaginary special bond with the artist, he takes his lack of response hard and picks a strong grievance. Such is the obsessive nature of most stans.

While the Nigerian music industry is yet to experience any of such stanship so dramatic. There is a growing increase of fandoms and standoms with people acting unhinged on the internet. People are so obsessed with the life of singers, actors, producers and need to know the nitty gritty of all that happens with them which without saying, is pretty unhealthy.

How can we spot these stans? How do you know even you are not part of this increasing cult like behavior on the internet? It’s pretty easy. Let’s walk through their characteristics.

From causing unnecessary disputes between artists who are very talented in their own rights fueling unnecessary rivalry. Very potent an example is the constant debacle between Wizkid/Davido stans.

“Your fav did this… Your fave couldn’t do this… My fave is so mature, he wouldn’t do this unlike so so so and so, my fave is so loaded yet humble unlike XYZ …”

Even the things used to brag can be so silly. You wonder if those causing such a ruckus online do not have some form of occupation to be busy with. There are the first to notice any side eyes, haughty looks, funny body language and more. They can literally spin a tale from a celebrity sleeping. Artists who perhaps aren’t friends but have no bad blood are put in a tight spot where they are constantly compared to one another. They are left to respond however to these constant attacks on their art and person. When we eventually get the fight we’ve been waiting for. We slurp up the drama and diss from each party like it is the very elixir of life. We are quick to retweet and quote. It becomes trending gist on entertainment blogs. We even recreate the videos. We are like vampires feeding off the bad blood that spills forth. We get robbed of glorious collaborations which would have in turn led to better quality music, the music being the reason we loved them in the first place . Isn’t the sky wide enough for all birds to fly? How does one person’s win disturb another. Obsessive stans can’t process that. It’s either their faves or nobody.

Another quality is the inability to ever see wrong with their faves. They are the pioneers of celebrity worship. No matter the level of mind boggling nonsense their faves vomit, they regurgitate the same rubbish and spread it along. As long as it’s from their faves, it is perfect. They literally suspend the use of their brains just because of a certain celebrity. That’s as much influence they allow this so called stanship have other them. All those “No matter what, I just love her” people. No so so so person slander will be tolerated just because. Does being talented exempt one from critic, justice or basic courtesy? This is how we fuel the god complex, self absorption and narcissism of these people and when they over do, we wonder how we got here . Some medical experts consider celebrity worship an abnormal type of par-asocial relationship driven by absorption and addiction.

Harassment online and offline is also another feature of these overzealous fans. Artists are constantly being bullied by fans of the opposing camp. It gets as bad as curses, promises to cause bodily harm and even death threats all in the defense of their faves. It is not uncommon to see grown men fighting and breaking bottles over Wizkid, Davido, Messi, Ronaldo etc. offline. What kind of fan love leads you to engage in violent acts just to defend whatever celebrity it is?

Imagine engaging in all these horrific behaviors all in the name of being a fan? Imagine stalking, harassing, fighting or just generally being a nuisance on the cyberspace to declare love for an individual. Are what point do we draw the line between the Art and the Artist? Are what point do we let fame and popularity cloud the humanity of these artists from us that they seem so larger than life, we place them on an unearned pedestal. Your fave is a great performer. Does that also mean he can’t misyarn on several occasions, or your fave can sing and that means she is incapable of committing crimes? Being passionate, loving and supporting what artists do is one thing but obsessing over them to the point where we act like mindless zombies is another. Question is, are you just a passionate fan or an obsessive Stan?

 

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