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Looku Looku – Tems

Last year, Tems popped on the radar; a very hard-to-ignore presence with her single Mr RebelHer distinct vocals put her on our watchlist. The singer finished last year with a flourish featuring on The Collectiv3’s second compilation Live. Create. Repeat. and amazing live performances including the Aux Live Concert.

Tems’ new single Looku Looku produced by Oddio is another very emotive track. Looku Looku  is a dedication to the discontent man: ‘what are you always looking for outside when I’m right here?’ after which she voices her need for his attention and validation.

We’re definitely looking forward to more from this amazingly talented woman.

 

Promise – Adekunle Gold x Simi

After pulling off a secret engagement and wedding ceremony, newlywed faves Adekunle Gold and Simi released single Promise. 

The visuals, released on YouTube on the 16th is a visual diary of their big day and their official statement to the public. Social media has been amok since with speculations of how Simi and Adekunle Gold successfully pulled off one of the biggest events in their life so covertly as it is no secret that the two singers have been an item for quite a while.

Promise is nothing less than the love song we would expect from AG and Simi; and their declaration of everlasting love is definitely going on every wedding/engagement playlist henceforth.

Listen To The Remix – Alpha’s Ocean Boy

The epically talented rapper/producer Alpha has teamed up with Blaqbonez, Dremo and Psycho YP to bring the remix of the single Ocean Boy.

This Alpha-produced recreation brings more heat to an already fire track.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter …

Gimme Love – Seyi Shay x Runtown

Our favourite irawo starts off the year with a great track featuring Runtown.

The singer released the song and it’s video yesterday via YouTube.

The Clarence Peters-directed video brings back the dancer in the beautiful Stargurl.

The Gimme Love video gives the steamy list the song speaks of as Seyi Shay does not fall short with her supply of sexy seduction.

Here For You – AUSTIIN ft Tieno

Hip-Hop/Soul Singer, AUSTIIN, is a budding Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and producer.

His initial releases include tracks Trouble (featuring Buju and Essienwhich he only has credits for as a producer.

His debut Single Here For You (featuring Tieno) was released in December 2017 and it quickly became a fan fave.

AUSTIIN has been consistent with his craft in 2018 releasing Thrills, originally a prelude to his 2019 project titled WRATH OF AUGUST. The track was produced and engineered by producer and frequent collaborator, Trill Xoe.

Thrills sees AUSTIIN stay true to his experimental trap sound as he delivers dreamy vocals over Xoe’s harrowing chords and hard-hitting subs. The dolorous shadow cast over the entire track by the production is the perfect backdrop for AUSTIIN’s emotive tale-telling of the struggle to make it in his city, Lagos. He sings of his plan to “make a milli off a sick deal” and how far he is willing to go to get through the struggle and achieve success in a difficult terrain.

Thrills is yet another testament to his remarkable chemistry with Trill Xoe. 

Listen to Here For You and other projects from AUSTIIN here.

Another Year In ‘These Buhari Times’

We enjoyed Palmwine Music Vol 2 and The Collectiv3’s Live. Create. Repeat. but it’s time to reflect and figure out 2019.

Show Dem Camp is out with their first project of the year These Buhari Times. By now, SDC fans are familiar with their table-shaking Clone Wars projects and as the fourth instalment, These Buhari Times is no different.

The LP explores issues from internet fraud, lazy Nigerian youth-ing, fair weather friendships to toxic masculinity. The Spax-produced project, mixed and mastered by AudioGrease Monkey features Ladipoe, Vector, Tems, Cina Soul, Sir Dauda, M.I, Phlow, Dap The Contract and Rotex.

Start the year right, listen to These Buhari Times here.

Interlude 3 – Wavy the Creator x Zamir

Since H.I.G.H, Wavy the Creator has put out a series of interludes – projects that are softer and more intimate than her usual art.

The singer’s mates single and third interlude, aptly named Interlude 3 produced by Genio Bambino features rapper Zamir.

Wavy recently released the official video for this interlude via her VERY RARE VIBES channel on YouTube. The video was directed by camera-bender TSE and SAN V.

An impressive thing about this video (and Wavy’s general visual expression) is how clearly you can see that she is the centerpiece of the art. TSE’s command of colour is seen in the video but you can easily see how heavily Wavy herself is inspiration for the video.

Watch Interlude 3 here.

Idris King’s First ‘treasure’

We’ve waited for the Jiggy King to show us what he’s got up his black sleeves and the man has finally shown his hand.

The 90s Baby CEO turned +1 yesterday and released his debut project treasures.

treasures is a three-track solo EP, and with it comes the return of the song mbappé. The EP has Idris King talk about accepting his eccentricities (weird) and making moves to shock naysayers (dumb like donald trump).

Listen to treasures here.

Dabebi – Mr Eazi ft. King Promise & Maleek Berry

The year is winding down quite nicely musically.

Mr Eazi recently put out the second video of his album Lagos To London. 

The singer, known for his extensive incorporation of Ghanian sound released the official video for Dabebi (featuring Maleek Berry and Ghana’s King Promise).

Watch Dabebi here.

 

DRB LasGidi x Odunsi Linkup – ‘Necessary’

2018 makes ten years of DRB LasGidi, the original Alté kids. The group – rappers Teezee, FreshL and singer BOJ – have given us solid gbedu over the years.

DRB recently came out with a compilation project of songs they’ve put out to celebrate a decade on the music scene – DRB10. They also hosted the DRB10 rave for fans to enjoy their favourite DRB LasGidi bops.

In ten years, DRB has faced some harsh criticism, especially from those who would rather see BOJ on the path to a successful solo career.

Their latest single Necessary, produced by GMK and featuring Odunsi proves though that these guys are strong as ever. Teezee and FreshL bring fire with heavy-hitting bars and BOJ never fails with his husky vocals.

Watch Necessary here.

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