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PHYNO LIVE IN CHICAGO @ AFROFUSION FRIDAYS – SEPTEMBER 2ND

Chicago peeps, The talented Nigerian indigenous rapper, PHYNO will be performing LIVE at the Midwest U.S.A Edition of his U.S.A Tour Friday, September 2nd, 2016.

Venue: Rio Chicago – 2200 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL.

NO AFRICAN TIME:
DOORS OPEN: 10PM
SHOWTIME: 10:30PM

The party continues with your favorite international DJs – DJ Dee Money, 3K, Bonsu

If you are in Chicago or the surrounding cities, you definitely want to make sure that you are there; it will be an epic one!!!

Discount tickets are available at www.phynoinchicago.eventbrite.com

DISCOUNT CODE: AFROFUSIONDISCOUNT

Promotional Mix by DJ Dee Money: https://soundcloud.com/deejaydeemoney/phyno-live-in-chicago-promotional-mix

FALZ RELEASES VIDEO FOR CHARDONNAY MUSIC

BET Award winning rapper Falz has just released the video for the 3rd single of his critically acclaimed 2nd studio album Stories that touch featuring Chyn & Poe.

The video matches the theme of the song with Falz, Chyn & Poe enjoying a classy evening out while partying with Chardonnay.

The Sesan Ogunro directed video features cameos from a number of celebrities like Vector, Simi, BOJ, Osi Suave among others

We at thepgmclub really enjoyed the video and highly encourage you to press play and watch.

Enjoy.

NEW ALBUM: REMINISCE – EL HADJ

Reminisce, has just released his much anticipated 4th studio album “EL HADJ”. The rapper revealed that the title of the album was in reference to the religious pilgrimage, Hajj which he planned on going for this year but postponed to 2017.

The 16 track LP which features a bonus track has guest appearances from Mr Eazi, Olamide, Solidstar, 9ice and 2Face.

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We at thepgmclub are very excited by the album and think you should get yourself a copy if you haven’t

You can get this album on iTunes.

ARAMIDE GETS AFRIMA 2016 NOMINATION

AfroSoul Diva; Aramide, has been nominated in the forth coming edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2016 for the category of ‘Best Female Artist in West Africa’. She is up against other artistes like Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Niniola and Temi Dollface.

Her new single Funmilowo featuring Sir Dauda has received numerous positive reviews. Aramide is gradually becoming a household name and a force to be reckoned with.

We at thepgmclub.com wish her the best of luck.

ADEKUNLE GOLD’S DEBUT ALBUM: GOLD OR GOLD-PLATED?

On the 26th of July, 2016, I woke up to the frenzy of Adekunle Gold’s album on twitter and I was utterly confused. I specifically set a reminder on my phone in order so that I could be one of the first people to get it. However, Adekunle Gold pulled a Beyonce on everyone and released the album earlier than planned which was a good idea as it got everyone talking.
The YBNL star has held everyone at rapt attention since the release of his cover of One Direction’s Story of My Life which he titled Sade which has received a number of award nominations. He brought out hits back to back with the critically acclaimed Orente, the prayer filled and crowd moving Pick Up and a replica in Ready. With these, there are high expectations for GOLD.
The album opens up with ‘Gold’ setting the tone to what is yet to come. It portrays a young ambitious man who shares the story and inspiration behind his name and the album. Adekunle confidently states that he’s higher than hate in the up tempo track “My Life” laced with Yoruba proverbs and many traditional instrument elements in the beat. A definite party favorite.
The seamless transition to the love songs that we have all come to know and love Adekunle for, commences in the mid-tempo ‘Beautiful Night’ where he paints the picture of a sincere and secure relationship in the serene night and an undying love in the popular ‘Orente’. The pain of heartbreak can be seen in the slow tempo ‘Nurse Alabere’. Meanwhile, ‘Friend zone’ playfully addresses the reality of unreciprocated feelings with a highlife vibe.
In ‘Paradise’, there is a change to a more relaxed R&B feel with the subtle use of strings. Here, the artiste is high on love and does not want to get off that euphoric feeling. The duet with Simi in ‘No Forget’ is one of those songs that you can’t help but love in the album; the back-up, her silky voice, the instrumentals were just in harmony.

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Furthermore, in ‘Work’ Adekunle explores a mixture of pop and afro-beat. He preaches that people need to work hard and “stop living fake lives” by wanting things they cannot afford. In Temptation, Adekunle copies a page from P-square’s temptation with the reference to the popular line ‘this na temptation, which leads to confusion’. ‘Ariwo Ko’ has an Indian pop and highlife infusion which is refreshing to hear and a big departure from the beats we have been hearing from the beginning. Here, he cautions newly artistes saying empty barrels make the loudest noise. Noise is not music.
In “Fight for You” he goes after men taking love for granted, declaring that he won’t hesitate to treat your woman better. He then deviates from the usual lover boy next door image in ‘Sweet Me’ by talking about a lady he saw dancing at a party. This track seems like a mere filler for the album.
Now the question is; is this album GOLD just like the name is or gold plated- just a shiny glossy cover with nothing but cheap music. GOLD is not without its flaws Adekunle tried to diversify his sound by slightly mixing it up with R&B as in the case of Paradise and dance hall beats of Ariwo Ko despite this, the album still fell into the usual tones we are used to hearing from him.
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Adekunle Gold also exhibited impressive song writing skills as he intricately intertwined golden threads of expressions in English, pidgin and Yoruba to tell a story from the beginning till the end. The album portrayed his diversity in song writing as he covered songs ranging from topics of love to life. He showed that music is one of the best ways to express oneself.

In addition, I believe this album has paved the way to establish the classic Adekunle sound. We at thepgmclub.com definitely certify this album ‘GOLD’.

EXCLUSIVE: AGBADA (FEAT. KOKER) – ZIRRA

Chubstar entertainment’s headline act and music connoisseur ‘Zirra’ releases his brand new single ‘Agbada’ where he features Chocolate city’s Mr Do Something ‘Koker’.

The ‘Reinhard Tega’ produced track showcases Zirra’s versatility as an artiste. The afro-pop fusion track is also the first official release of the highly anticipated EP under the stage name ‘Zirra’ from the already accustomed ‘TimmyT.

The track is a great re-introduction into the scene with the promise of even more electrifying and body pumping tunes from the young artiste.

We at thepgmclub.com are excited to see what he comes up with next.

ADEKUNLE GOLD RELEASES FIRST VIDEO OFF HIS DEBUT ALBUM

Riding on the buzz generated by the release of his debut album GOLD, YBNL star Adekunle Gold has released the video for ‘Ariwo Ko’, a song where he fuses traditional Nigerian High-life with Indian Pop elements. The song talks about what makes up good music.

NEW ALBUM: MODENINE- INSULIN

Uber talented rapper and one of the living greats of Nigerian music, Modenine has released his fifth studio album, Insulin.

Modenine is known for his sick wordplay and distinctive lyricism. The seven time lyricist on the Roll Winner has spat alongside some of the finest emcees such as Wyclef, Guru of Gangstarr and has opened for acts like Akon, Kanye West, LL Cool J, Nas among others.

With guest appearances ranging from Jeremiah Gyang to Maka, Insulin’s 21 tracks are nothing short of what you expect from Modenine; absolute crisp bars.

This album is reported to be his last as he expressed his displeasure with the reception of Hip-Hop in the Nigerian music scene.

We at thepgmclub.com highly recommend that you get a copy for yourself. Thank us later.

You can get the album on iTunes

Boj on the microphone with new single “Ire”

Boj is back! Just a few days after signing with HF Music, he is out with a new mid-tempo groovy track called Ire. He is definitely not here to play.

Boj, a member of the defunct boy group, DRB Lasgidi, has built a huge following among young people in Nigeria. He has also worked with major artistes like Olamide, Naeto C, Davido & Wande Coal and has a critically acclaimed mixtape #BOTM, to his credit.

This Magik produced tune featuring Boj’s cool voice is guaranteed to be on repeat on your playlist.

We at thepgmclub.com are excited to see what his next steps are in this new journey.

You can get this track on iTunes

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