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LIVE INTERVIEWS

Join us as we feature guests on our Weekly show. 

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.

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PATORANKING breaks down new album THREE on PGM Radio

In this episode of the PGM Radio Show, Patoranking sat down with Douglas Jekan to discuss his journey from the Ghetto to the world stage and how his music has transcended borders, cultures, and the acknowledgment from the legendary Bob Marley family.  He also took the time to break down his latest album THREE and his fatherhood status.

Listen to the full episode here or on your preferred streaming platforms apple podcast, Spotify, or Soundcloud.

DWATCHLIST

NEW ACTS

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

Alpha P Is Love-Struck In New Single ‘Quarantine’

When we look back at 2020 in the years to come, we’d all remember how the world stopped and bowed to the pressure of the Coronavirus pandemic. This virus has affected life as we know it today, altering the ways we socially interact, engage in economic activities and the way we go about our daily lives generally. However, everything isn’t so grimy. The government-imposed lockdown offered a period for people to slow down, catch up with themselves, reflect, and particularly for artists it provided ample time to create. This period has also directly influenced creation as exemplified with recent releases from Koffee, Maleek Berry, Teni and now the UMG wonderkid, Alpha P.

Alpha P who many of us got to meet last year with his stunning debut 5-track “King Of The Wolves” EP has now released a very short but sweet track titled ‘Quarantine’. This record is a chilled breezy tune that finds Alpha P crooning about his thrilling romance with his woman. The affections of a love-struck Alpha P knows no bounds as he promises to be there for his lover regardless of the hurdles. “If you get quarantined today, I’ll be there staring at your face,” he promises.

Enjoy the record here.

Listen To Olú’s New EP “Feels”

In our regular fashion, we at the PGM Club are dedicated to discovering some of the most talented artists that are keen on producing good music and are worthy of our undivided attention. Over the weekend, one of such acts Olú released a new project titled “Feels”. This comes two years after her last released project, the “Language” EP which featured Femi Johnson as the lone feature.

This new EP contains just seven tracks spanning a total run time of about 22 minutes. And all through the journey of this amazing body of work, you are given a new insight into her exceptional artistry as guided by her soothing vocals and brilliant songwriting. You are also wholly immersed in her mind and being, and to make this experience as pristine as it could be, it features no guests.

Enjoy the project here and let us know what you think.

MUSIC

NEWS

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

Tome Is All About That Positive Energy In ‘I Pray’ With Sean Kingston

Just a few months after releasing her well-received sophomore album “Bigger Than Four Walls”, Nigerian-Canadian singer Tome is back already with a new single titled ‘I Pray’. This record, however, comes in a pack of three including the official lead single featuring popular Jamaican act, Sean Kingston; the extended version which solely features Tome; and the French version titled ‘Je Prie’.

This record finds Tome taking us all to Jamaica as she lays her top-notch pen game and stunning vocals over reggae instrumental. This further proves the point that she can’t be constrained to a particular genre as exemplified in her latest project “Bt4w” which saw her working with several palettes of sounds over 10 tracks.

As she sings, she reminds everyone that she’s intolerant of negative energy. “No fighting, no cousin, no war/ just love and affection for all/ When you come around lift my spirits off or you can take a bow,” she points out. Sean Kingston on his part looks up to the heavens as he cries, “watch your blessings fall down on me, prayer goes to you.”

Enjoy the single above.

Listen To Runtown’s New Chilled Record ‘Kini Issue’

One of Nigeria’s leading frontmen in the Afropop space Runtown has released a new single with only a moment’s notice titled ‘Kini Issue’. This is his first single since his year opening record ‘Body Riddim’ which guested appearances from rising Afrobeats star Bella Shmurda as well as Ghanaian act Darkovibes who doubles as both a rapper and singer.

On the chilled record, Runtown probes into the problems with his woman as he repeatedly asks in Yoruba “kini issue”. The superstar is obviously intoxicated in love and wants no hurdles or barriers between himself and his woman.

Enjoy the record above and let us know what you think.

NEW VIDEO

FRESH VIDS

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

Watch The Thrilling Video For Remy Baggins’ ‘Gboju’ With PsychoYP & Mojo

Off his recently released project “Amaterasu” which featured a host of new generation rap heads including Zilla Oaks, Kiienka, Marv OTM, Psycho YP, Veen, Mojo and Boogey, Remy Baggins has released the visuals for ‘Gboju’. This is the lead single and one of the standouts off the sonically ambitious project, featuring the ever-busy PyschoYP and the relentless Mojo over the bouncy drill production laid out by Telz.

The high-energy video shot and directed by the capable duo Kelvin Nuel & The Crwd opens with Remy vibing to the bounce with his goons while PsychoYP lays down his track in a dimly lit near-empty street. Mojo could barely keep still as he flows with the vibe of the infectious number.

Enjoy the video above.

Enjoy The Video For BOJ’s ‘Abracadabra’ With Davido & Mr Eazi

After joining Teezee and Fresh L to release the long-awaited DRB Lasigi album, “Pioneers”, Alte royalty BOJ is back with a new single. This comes about four months since his last solo effort, ‘Assignment’, the heartwarming record where BOJ reveals he doesn’t just want to be a passive partner as he is fully vested in whatever he has with his women. Just like an eager fresh student in the first weeks of resumption, he repeatedly demands an assignment, wanting to work through his love interest and all he demands is her permission or consent.

For this new single titled ‘Abacradabra’, BOJ brings an Afrobeats all-star team, bringing Davido and Mr Eazi for this highly infectious track. BOJ himself comes with the hook that eases itself into your soul with his sensual gruff vocals. Davido and Mr Eazi then come up with brilliant verses well-tailored for this dancehall-equse jam.

The accompanying video directed by Ademola Falomo opens BOJ trying to woo his love interest in a desert setting. As the superstars take turns to deliver their sugar tongued verses, the setting continues to change with BOJ, Davido and Mr Eazi all having fun.

EDITORS

PICK

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

Projects Still Expected To Drop In 2020

Despite the drastic Coronavirus pandemic and the impending lockdown, 2020 has been a good year for Nigerian music. Even though the ways in which we engage and interact with the music was reduced to down to strictly earphones and speakers, Nigerian acts continued to serve us some of the best music we’ve had in a while, exploring several palettes of sounds and themes. We have been blessed with so much music from new and familiar acts, even registering a massive breakout with Omah Lay’s “Bad Influence”. Other high profile releases Burna Boy’s “Twice as Tall”, Patoranking’s “Three”, Adekunle Gold’s “Afropop”, as well as Fireboy and Tiwa Savage’s “Apollo” and “Celia” respectively.

But even though we just have just over three months left in this gruelling year, we still have loads of amazing music to look up to. Some of these are projects we’ve have been anticipating for a long time like Wizkid’s Made In Lagos.  Others are those we never knew were even in the works until their creators sparked up our interest with recent announcements. 

Wizkid – Made In Lagos

This project is one that fans and general music lovers have been looking in the sky and stretching their hands out for. Since its initial announcement on  February 18, 2020, Wizkid has been dangling this carrot in front of us for over two years now. A move which has left many frustrated. Some have even given up on the arrival of the project, adopting the ‘if it comes it comes’ model of anticipation. 

But right now, it appears “Made In Lagos” will be on our music players very soon, with Wizkid revamping interest with juicy teasers. The much-teased project is expected to feature guest contributions from Skepta, Ella Mai, Tems, Damian Marley as well as Burna Boy with whom he has been publicly handing around these days.

Davido – A Better Time

Following the immense commercial success that “A Good Time” recorded, amassing over a billion streams, Davido has promised a worthy sequel rightly titled “A Better Time”. And according to the initial announcement, we are supposed to have had the album as far back as July, but … we understand. 

With the release of his latest single ‘Fem’ which was loaded with a heavy statement for detractors, it appears the journey to Davido’s third studio album has already begun. Word also has it that the project would feature appearances from Tiwa Savage and Nicki Minaj. But knowing Davido and his affinity for collaborations, we perceive that we’d be getting an update on the guest list in the coming days.

Tems – Yet To Be Announced

Tems has been of the best gifts 2019 gave to us. Many were (re)introduced to her amazing talents with her stunning debut ‘Mr Rebel’ which served a breath of fresh air to the pacy percussive sound that dominated the music space at the time. She brilliantly followed this up with ‘Looku Looku’ which was reaffirmed what people had come to know from its predecessor. By the time she released her liberating and empowering anthem, ‘Try Me’ Tems had won the elites and streets over. She even made appearances on the biggest shows in the year-ending series of concerts off the back of this culturally and commercially triumphant record. 

And although this year appears to be relatively silent from the singer save for her surprise single ‘These Days’ and teams up with Khalid, Davido, Odunsi and more, it appears we are still in for a treat. A few days ago, she announced on her live session on Instagram that she has her debut and introductory EP coming before the end of the month.  

Simi – Restless II EP 

Simi appears to be having the best of times. Over the past year, she has gotten married to her sweetheart, released her third studio album “Omo Charlie Champagne”, gotten independent, released one of the biggest 2020 records, and also welcomed her new child. Just a few hours ago also, she announced her new deal with United Kingdom-based A&R company, Platoon alongside her coming project “Restless II”. This announcement has thrown the fans of the singer into an orgy of celebration, highly anticipating the release of this coming project with it first single ‘No Longer Beneficial’ dropping this Friday, Septemeber 18.

Patoranking: King Of The Abule

Patoranking has been one of Nigeria’s biggest musical exports for the past few years. Blending the widely travelled dancehall sound with our local pop elements and maintaining enviable stagecraft has placed him as one of the most sought after performers across the continent. And just a few days ago, Patoranking was live at the studio PGM Radio Show with Douglas Jekan  to discuss his new album “Three” which he revealed stands as a celebration of three albums he has out there into the world.

However, before getting right into dissecting the album, he touched on his message-driven record ‘Heal D World’ which was released back in 2018. This is a record that alongside its highly cinematic video, provided insightful social commentary and called on humanity to put sentiments and biases aside and work together to get the world moving to a postion of peace. When discussing the drive behind that record, he expressed that “We need to sanitize the land with love… if I can speak for the people musically, why won’t I?”

He then discusses the juice behind the lead single for the new album ‘Abule’ which also happens to be a fan-favourite cut, already topping several charts across several DSPs. This is a record that finds Patoranking going back to where he began, celebrating his roots and humble beginnings. “I’m proud to be from my abule, because to have made it coming from there it’s only by God’s grace. It’s made me who I am today and it’s part of my story. So I waste no opportunity to let people know about my ghetto,” he told Ebro Darden in an interview on Beats1 Radio.

On the PGM Radio, he revealed the exact reason why he had that tune recorded and released.  ‘Abule’ which directly translates to village or hood was Patoranking basically documenting the party life and the rave in the ghetto. 

It’s a known fact that he has never been one to shy away from his humble beginnings, as he has taken every opportunity to let people know where he comes fro. Patoranking’s grace-to-grace story is one of defiance, and he has also used his music as a major tool for documenting this come-up story, a linear but progressive one he has told from the Timaya-assisted ‘Alubarika’.  When quizzed about the mentality that got him out of the trenches to the limelight, he credited it to his ability to dream beyond his present circumstances as well as his mind which is always open to learning. 

He also touched on ‘Brrr’ which is a high-octane dancehall riddim which is inspired by hypemen, MCs, DJs as well as the energy and vibes they bring to the dancefloor. He also did the record justice, giving us a mini live performance at the studio. On ‘Black Girl Magic’, Patoranking does his best to celebrate black women across the continent and all over the world, shedding light on their struggles.

The discuss was wrapped up with Patornaking expressing how grateful he is to be tapped by the Marley family for the remix of one of Bob Marley’s classics ‘One Love’, a record he loves dearly and has performed severally on his sets. 

You can check out the video of the interview above.  

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