Victor Aderibigbe

Alpha Counts Down To Christmas With ’12 Days’

One of the most gifted rap acts on the rise, Alpha Ojini has released his first post-“Chvmeleon” record, a Christmas themed number titled ‘12 Days‘. Just over a month ago, Alpha released his stellar 14-track sophomore album “Chvmeleon” to good reviews, and it featured appearances from M.I Abaga, Ghost (SDC), Paybac, Blaqbonez, Psycho YP, Ycee, Bella Alubo, Oxlade, Goodgirl LA and Kemi Smallz.

Across this self-produced cut described as a “Christmas tale,” Alpha underscores the spirit of the celebration which is centred around giving and showing love to family, friends and others around us. Aptly released twelve days before Christmas,  the multi-gifted rapper urges share love, give out and enjoy the holiday season as well as we can even we don’t have much.

This is no doubt a Christmas song that most of us can relate to, one told from the perspective of a Nigerian hustler in a tongue common to all. Merry Christmas in advance and remember to spread love always. Enjoy the record here.

Listen To Show Dem Camp’s New Album, “The Palmwine Express”

Palmwine season here again! Iconic Nigerian hip-hop duo, Show Dem Camp has released the third instalment in the Palmwine Music series “The Palmwine Express”, earlier today, December 13. This project comes just about 12 months after their year-opening tape, “These Buhari Times,” a pristine hip-hop full-length which many swear is the best Nigerian rap project of 2019. This project was premiered on the PGM Radio Show With Douglas Jekan on Wednesday, December 11.

Show Dem Camp kicked off the Palmwine Music series in 2017 with a 6-track EP that featured appearances from Odunsi (The Engine), BOJ, Funbi, Ladipoe and Ajebutter 22. Following the success of that tape, they also launched their annual Palmwine Music Festival that same year. In 2018, the duo released the second instalment of the series, a 10-track project this time, with an expansive guest list that includes Nonso Amadi, Moelogo, Tomi Agape, Worlasi, Flash, Burna Boy, and Falana. Frequent collaborators, BOJ, Ajebutter 22 and Ladipoe also reappeared on “Palmwine Music 2.”

On this highly collaborative, Spax-produced 12-track album, Show Dem Camp brings along a host of friends, frequent collaborators and other super gifted acts. Across the album, you’d be hearing the familiar vocal contributions of Funbi, Nonso Amadi, Boj, Moelogo and Tomi Thomas who had all appeared either on Palmwine Music 1 or 2. The Palmwine Music first-timers featured on this project include Tems, Amaarae, Wani, Fasina, Buju and Nsikaka David.

The accompanying Palmwine Music Fest is scheduled to hold on Saturday, December 28 at the Muri Okunlola Park.

Listen to the album here.

Listen To Tay Iwar And Le Mav’s Joint “Gold” EP

After collaborating on two records ‘Stranger‘ and ‘Fools‘ off his debut album “Gemini,” Abuja-based act, Tay Iwar has joined forces with producer, Le Mav to take their undeniable chemistry to another level. The pair have teamed up to release a full body of work, titled the “Gold” EP, which is already out on all streaming platforms. They had teased and led this project with two pre-released singles, ‘Golden‘ and ‘Heat‘ which have kept up longing for the project, but now, the wait is over.

The project contains just 8 tracks with no guest appearances. It is solely a Le Mav-Tay Iwar production. “Gold” is Tay’s second project this year, coming several months after his 16-track debut album “Gemini,” which featured appearances from Santi, Preye Itams, Odunsi (The Engine) and brother, Sute Iwar.

Speaking about the new record, Tay Iwar revealed that “… the theme is about being golden and standing out beyond all odds…despite all the darkness in the world we all still have to remain fierce, fiery and precious like gold.”

Listen to the EP here.

Prettyboy D-O Wants You To Keep The ‘Same Energy’ On His New Record

Prettyboy D-O has finally released his second post-“Everything Pretty” single, which also happens to be his second and final single of 2019, titled ‘Same Energy‘. Dedicated to “the gang and family,” this record comes six months after his energetic ‘Dem Go Hear Wehh‘ record, where D-O comes for non-believers and detractors, assuring us that they will soon be shocked beyond measure. It also got a befitting cinematic video which was directed by Seyi Akinlade.

This new record, ‘Same Energy‘ is produced by Dare Kasali and engineered by Higo. It also features additional vocals from Mojo, whom Prettyboy D-O assisted his raving ‘Chop Life Crew‘ single.  With percussions chopped to a dance-centric street anthem, this single is one tailored to meet the groovy and celebratory needs of the holidays. Generally directed at haters and detractors who sneer behind him, D-O calls them out to ensure they keep the same energy when he comes around. If you must hate, hate with your chest.

Enjoy the record here.

SDC To Premiere “The Palmwine Express” On The PGM Radio Show Tonight!

Iconic rap duo, Show Dem Camp and the team are premiering their new album, “The Palmwine Express” on the PGM Radio Show with Douglas Jekan today, December 11. This would be the first time the project would be aired, prior to its official release this Friday, December 13. To listen to the project, remember to tune in to the PGM Radio Show on the Beat 99.9 FM at 10 pm today.

Alongside unveiling the track list and announcing the availability of the coming project for pre-order yesterday, the duo has released the first single off “The Palmwine Express.” This new record titled ‘Cool Me Down‘ features a Palm Wine Music first-timer, Fasina, and is produced by the usual suspect, Spax.

This is a chilled and seamless blend of rap, Afro-pop and West African rhythms over a scintillating Spax production laced with a stifling bass-line and occasional brass riffs. Fasina finds himself on hook-duty and does so well in delivering to a soothing and melodious one. The hook is one that’s so easy to sink in, making the record so infectious, one that’d have us salivating for the main dish on Friday. Across the record, Ghost, Tec and Fasina detail their romance with their sweethearts.

Listen to the record here.

Listen To Muyiwa Akhigbe And BankyOnDBeatz’s New Record, ‘Better’

After introducing their Afro-futurist sound with ‘Outta My System‘, the sweet-singing Muyiwa Akhigbe and super genre-bending producer, BankyOnDBeatz are taking the newly pioneered sound to another level with their new single, ‘Better‘. This is just a peek into what they’ve been working on for a while now and it’s already promising to be an adventurous sonic experience. 

Their Afro-futurist creation is a refreshing potpourri of Afrocentric and futurist sounds with funk, afro-jazz and EDM as its core elements.

‘Better’ is a soothing reaffirmation of love. Across the record, Muyiwa sings with a soulful realness that drives this heartfelt love manifesto right home. He recognises that romantic relationships aren’t just sunshine and rainbows and things get rough and ugly sometimes. But when this happens, he is ready to tough it out with her. “In times of trouble, I wan dey by your side” Muyiwa sings.

Listen to the single here.

The Basement Gig Showcases Raw Talents With Its “Sounds From The Basement Gig” Album

Just like The PGM Club, The Basement Gig has been fully dedicated to providing a platform for gifted burgeoning acts via its monthly mini-concert series headlined by the finest of these new acts. But now, the team is taking it a step further by releasing the first volume of its new compilation series titled “Sounds From The Basement Gig.” This is in commemoration of their 3rd anniversary and the 28th edition of the mini-concert. With this new project, The Basement Gig showcases some of the most talented acts and producers rising through the ranks in the country.

A 15-track project, “SFTBG”  features new and pre-released records from some of the outstanding acts that have graced the Basement Gig stage over the past one year. The wealth and depth of raw talents across this album is almost drowning. It features appearances from known names like Goodgirl LA, Alpha Ojini, Dami Oniru, Remy Baggins, Payper Corleone, Ogranya and Dapo Tuburna. It also introduces us to fresh talents like Gbasky, Attitude, Lyn, Wilfresh and others. The A&R of the compilation tape is handled by the capable Osagie Osarenz and Stephanie Okocha.

Listen to the album here

Tay Iwar And Le Mav Takes Us A Step Closer To “Gold” With ‘Heat’

A couple of weeks ago, Tay Iwar and Le Mav gave us ‘Golden‘, which is a taste of what they have been cooking for some time now. After successful team-ups on ‘Stranger‘ and ‘Fools‘ off Tay Iwar’s debut album, the pair have taken their undeniable chemistry further by recording a joint EP titled “Gold.” And now, they are taking things a step further with the release of ‘Heat’, the second single of the coming project which is scheduled for release on Friday, December 13.

The EP which is just four days away contains eight tracks with no features and it’s already available for pre-order. This would be Tay Iwar’s second body of work this year after releasing his 16-track debut album, “Gemini,” released in March.

Listen to the new single here.

Myoa Releases New Single ‘You’re My Christmas Wish’ With Rukus

Neo-soul vocal powerhouse, Myoa has released a love anthem for the holiday season, aptly titled ‘You’re My Christmas Wish‘, featuring rapper, Rukus. This is her first post “Beautiful Journey” release, her 12-track debut album which was released in September.

The single flawlessly blends the warmth of love and holiday cheer into a danceable and joyful anthem for the most festive time of the year. In the song, Myoa and Rukus express love for one another, one that will shine further in the festive season.

The video finds Myoa shopping for Christmas and Rukus waiting for her at their rendezvous point. They then proceed to have a good time at a Christmas themed amusement park. Watch the video below.

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