Victor Aderibigbe

Enjoy The Sultry Visuals For Zirra’s ‘Confetti’

Fresh off his latest 9-track project, “Positivity Only,” Dubai-based Nigerian act, Zirra closed up last year with ‘Confetti‘. And now, the act is opening the year with the release of the visuals of the record.

Over an Urban R&B records with thumping bass and rolling hi-hats that reminds one of Bryson Tiller-type records, the sweet-voiced singer muses about making it rain on his woman.

In the Amir Deleon-directed video, finds the act being showered in confetti on a bed surrounded by beautiful models. Zirra is later seen passionately miming his record on a standing mic to an invisible audience.

Enjoy the video.

Ladipoe Wraps Up Revival Sunday With ‘Tailor Made’

One of Nigeria’s finest rappers, Ladipoe has released the final entry of his weekly rap releases tagged Revival Sunday. Ever since it kicked off back in 2019, the self-ascribed Leader of The Revival has released four entries off the series, featuring Dami Oniru and Victony in the last two. Although last week witnessed the only skip ever since it began, the rapper is bringing the beloved series to an end with today’s release, ‘Tailor Made’. 

The previous entry, ‘Revival Mode’ is one of the most exciting of the series, as Ladipoe brings along an unknown but gifted rapper who does his best to leave an impression with his solid verse. Ladipoe himself came through with one of the sickest verses so far in this series. He appears to be done with his 2019 policy of silence as he settles some past scores on this record, addressing much of the drama in the rap scene in the just-concluded year.

The week’s release is produced by Altims, mixed by KennyKsticks and mastered by the regular culprit, Bigfoot. Ladipoe is well known for his well tailored and polished flow and he brings that to bear on this bouncy track. Across the track, Ladipoe is just being his goofy self, rapping about everything from his fashion sense to how he handles his social media. The video for ‘Tailor Made’ is scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 21.

Enjoy the record here.

Check Out The Video For ‘Wahala On The Rocks’ Featuring Fasina’

One of Nigeria’s most gifted singers on the rise, Gigi Atlantis has finally unveiled the visuals for her 2018 team-up with Fasina, ‘Wahala On The Rocks‘.

Produced by IKON, ‘Wahala On The Rocks’ finds Gidi championing a carefree lifestyle, calling on to women to be confident and unapologetic as they go about their lives.

She exudes confidence, feminine innocence, and sass on the mellow record,  as she advocates a world where women can live as free as they wish. Fasina who recently released a project also delivered a solid verse that helps to spice up the record.

The Anaka-directed video catches Gigi Atlantis, Fasina and friends having a good time at a colourful party.

Enjoy the video

 

 

 

 

Eclipse Nkasi Crowns Himself The ‘King Right Now’ In New Single

The countdown has officially begun for Eclipse Nkasi’s long-overdue debut album, “Child of Destiny.” Scheduled for release on Friday, February 7, the 13-track album is led by the new single ‘King Right Now’.

After a self-imposed hiatus, Eclipse came back in 2018 with a double release which reminded everyone of his amazing talent. He immediately followed it up with three solid records in 2019, ‘Heaven’, ‘Pro Bono’ and the grateful number, ‘Thank God I’m Alive Sha’. And now with an album bound for 2020, Eclipse is kicking off the new decade in full force, giving his fans all they’ve been calling for and aiming to convert nonbelievers with the new tape.

Across this new track, Eclipse’s energy and confidence is radiant and he comes through with braggadocio bars over the bass-heavy, grime infused Hip-hop production.

Listen to ‘King Right Nowhere.

Fireboy Unveils Cinematic Visuals For ‘Need You’

YBNL frontman and new Soundcity MVP award winner, Fireboy has released a new video off his culturally and commercially successful debut album, “Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps.” Just a couple of hours ago, the Afro-life singer unveiled the video for the album opener, ‘Need You’ which is also one of the most loved records on the 13-track project.

The video finds the young superstar parked on the highway, waiting for his lover who later gets off a bus and joins him on a joyride. It then follows the playful couple around as they spend quality time together. Things then take a different turn when Fireboy wakes up to an empty bed only to discover that she was a runaway lover of a kingpin of the underworld.

Enjoy the Clarence Peters directed video below.

Falz & M.I Joins Dark Poet To Stand Against Police Harassment and Brutality On ‘Ripple Effect

For the past two years, one of the recurrent protest hashtags on social media has been the #EndSars as more and more stories are told of the recurrent brutality and harassment of the Nigerian police, particularly the Special Anti Robbery Squad across the country. And Hip-hop, known in its early days as a medium to air out the discontentment of the masses against authority, is here again to remind us of this menace in our society: one that rears its ugly head at every single turn. Dark Poet has returned from his self-imposed hiatus to provide an insightful social commentary with his new single, ‘Ripple Effect‘, bringing along two of Nigeria’s most successful rappers, Falz and M.I Abaga.

Across the sombre record, the three wordsmiths lend their voices to the growing call against police harassment brutality and impunity in our society. Dark Poet opens the record with impressive storytelling that humanizes this menace. Falz takes it a step further with his verse, one reminiscent of his earlier foray in this theme with ‘Johnny’ off his critically acclaimed and award-winning album, “Moral Instruction.” As they say, it’s isn’t over till the fat lady sings, as M.I comes through with the standout verse on this record, painting a vivid grim picture in the first person.

Listen to the record here.

Joeboy, Fireboy, Rema Scoop Soundcity MVP Awards

One of the things 2019 would be remembered for as far as the Nigerian music industry is concerned is that it was a year that witnessed a change of guard in the local scene. It was the year that saw Rema, Joeboy, Fireboy grow from obscurity into household names; scoring hits and pulling huge numbers. And this was reemphasised yesterday as the trio picked up nods at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards which held yesterday, Saturday 11 at the Eko Convention Centre. Other big winners of the night were Davido, Teni as well as the star of the night, Burna Boy who went home with the Song of the Year, Best Male MVP and African Artist of the Year awards.

The Empawa-backed singer Joeboy picked up the award for Best Pop while the YBNL-signed Fireboy secured the Listener’s Choice award for his monster hit, ‘Jealous‘. However, it was Rema that went home with the coveted Best New MVP Award, coming just months after he bagged the Next Rated award at the 2019 Headies.

Check out the full list of winners below.

African Artiste Of The Year

Burna Boy (NG) – Winner

Davido (NG)

Diamond Platnumz (TZ)

Shatta Wale (GH)

ShoMadjozi (SA)

Tiwa Savage (NG)

Wizkid (NG)

Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Pop

Innos B [CG]

Nandy [TZ]

JoeBoy [NG] – Winner

Otile Brown [KE]

Kizz Daniel [NG]

Teni [NG]

Mayorkun [NG]

Rayvanny [TZ]

Naira Marley [NG]

Song of the Year

Jealous – FireBoy DML (NG)

Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG) – Winner

Malwhede – King Monada (SA)

Soapy – Naira Marley (NG)

Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)

Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Baby – JoeBoy (NG)

Case – Teni (NG)

Dumebi – Rema (NG)

Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)

Jama – DJ Mic Smith(GH)

Best Duo

Black Motion (SA)

Blaq diamond (SA)

DopeNation (GH) – Winner

Ethic (KE)

Show Dem Camp (NG)

Toofan (TG)

Best Hip Hop

BlaqBonez (NG)

Falz (NG)

KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner

Kwesta (SA)

Medikal (GH)

Shinski (KE)

Sarkodie (GH)

Reminisce (NG)

Ricky Rick (SA)

Zakwe (SA)

Digital Artiste of the Year

Cassper Nyovest [SA]

Davido [NG] – Winner

Diamond Platnumz [TZ]

Kizz Daniel [NG]

Mr Eazi [NG]

Yemi Alade [NG]

Wizkid [NG]

Best Female MVP

Betty G (ETH)

Daphne (CMR)

Nandy (TZ)

Sho Madjozi (SA)

Teni (NG) – Winner

Tiwa Savage (NG)

Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Male MVP

Burna Boy (NG) – Winner

Davido (NG)

Diamond Platnumz (TZ)

King Promise (GH)

Sjava (SA)

Wizkid (NG)

Zlatan (NG)

Listeners’ Choice

Baby – JoeBoy (NG)

Dumebi – Rema (NG)

Fetch your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)

Jealous – Fireboy DML (NG) – Winner

Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)

Kainama – Harmonize (TZ)

Killin Dem – BurnaBoy (NG)

Kpo K3K3 – StoneBwoy (GH)

Oil & Gas – Olamide (NG)

Viewers’ Choice

49-99 – Tiwa Savage (NG)

Able God – Chinko Ekun (NG)

Banomoya – Prince Kaybee (SA)

My Level – Shatta Wale (GH)

On The Low – Burna Boy (NG)

Soapy – Naira Marley (NG) – Winner

Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)

Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Video of the Year

49-99 – Tiwa Savage by Meji Alabi (NG) – Winner

Dangote – Burna Boy by Clarence Peters (NG)

Jericho – Simi by Adasa Cookey (NG)

Ngwa – Blick Bassy by Tebego Malope (SA)

Ohema – Kuami Eugene by Rex (GH)

Best New MVP

FireBoy DML (NG)

JoeBoy (NG)

Marioo (TZ)

Rema (NG) – Winner

Simmy (SA)

Wendy Shay (GH)

Best Collaboration

Blow My Mind – Davido [NG]

Daz How Star Do – Skibii [NG]

Gugulethu – Prince Kaybee [SA] – Winner

Jama – DJ Mic Smith [GH]

Killin Dem – Burna Boy [NG]

Inama – Diamond PlatNumz [TZ]

African DJ of the Year

DJ Creme De La Creme (KE)

DJ Kaywise (NG)

DJ Neptune (NG)

DJ Spinall (NG) – Winner

DJ Vyrusky (GH)

DJ Zinhle (SA)

Ycee Unveils Sleek Visuals For ‘Vacancy’

As promised, Ycee has released the video for the penultimate track of his debut album, “Ycee vs Zaheer,” which is also one of the fan favourite records off the packed project.

Directed by the recent go-to guy for standout music videos, TG Omori the bright and colourful romantic video finds Ycee playing cheeky romance with the raving Lagos-based disc jockey, DJ Tgarbs.

Check out the glossy video below.

Niniola Is A Whole Vibe In The Video For ‘Omo Rapala’

Afro-house songstress, Niniola has opened the new year by wrapping up her unfinished business of last. To the delight of many, she has finally unveiled the visuals for her 2019 sleeper hit, ‘Omo Rapala‘.

The Adasa Cookey-directed video shows us a day in the life of Omo Rapala, an OG, fashion Icon and happening mama in the hood. The video also features appearances from the original omo rapala, Nigerian Fuji veteran, Obesere.

Enjoy the visuals for the infectious dance number below.

Kida Kudz Is Living His Best Life On ‘1am’ With Jaykae

Following a quite busy 2019, Kida Kudz is back with the same energy and perhaps more as he kicks off the new year with a banging release, ‘1am‘ featuring UK rapper, Jaykae. This is Kida Kudz’s first offering since his team up with Sons of Sonix and Teni on ‘Money‘, a song that finds the acst crooning about their desire for cash. It also features a brilliantly cinematic video that finds Kida Kudz successfully pulling off a Teni-masterminded heist. Given the frequency of Kida Kudz’s releases over the past year, there is a growing suspicion that there might be a project on the horizon. But we’d all just have to wait to find out.

This new record, ‘1am‘ samples Ghana’s V.I.P‘s 2003 classic, ‘Ahomka Wo Mu‘, which is chopped and diced to create a smooth jiggy bop which Kida Kudz has come to call home. Despite being an unlikely collaborator, Jaykae doesn’t feel out of place on the record as he effortlessly rides on the beat with a polished and unrelenting flow. Across the record, the pair just croon about living their best life in the wee hours of the morning. The accompanying video which premiered on GRM Daily tells it all, finding both acts chilling and later going on to rob a couple of chics of their jewellery.

Check out the video below.

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