Victor Aderibigbe

2baba’s Video For ‘Opo’ With Wizkid Is A Colourful Rave

Earlier this year, 2baba released a new album “Warriors” in commemoration of two triumphant decades in the Nigerian music industry. Its rollout was part of his landmark as part of his 20 Years a King (#20YearAKing) project, consisting of several other features including a concert. And just a few hours ago, he released the highly-anticipated video for the Wizkid-assisted ‘Opo’.

The album which is 2baba’s seventh contains 13 tracks, with previously released singles like ‘Important’, ‘Oyi’ and the Peruzzi-assisted smash hit, ‘Amaka’ making the cut. The LP also features an all-star cast of Burna Boy, Wizkid, Olamide, Tiwa Savage and Peruzzi. It also features appearances from AJ Natives, Symeca and his daughter HI Idibia.

In this video directed by his longtime collaborator Clarence Peters, 2baba, Wizkid and friends are seeing having a very colourful party. Enjoy the video above.

Crayon Is Lovestruck In New Single ‘Sometime’

Over the weekend, Mavin Records’ emerging act Crayon released a new single alongside its accompanying lyric video titled ‘Sometime’. No doubt, Crayon has been one of the most hardworking acts this year, releasing new music at almost every turn. And with the frequency of his releases, fans are starting to perceive a follow-up project to his debut and introductory EP “Cray Cray” which contained standouts like ‘So Fine’ and ‘Bamiloke’ what presented him as a vocally gifted act who can turn out club bangers at will.

This new single ‘Sometime’ produced by his frequent collaborator and associate, London finds his craving some intimate time with his woman whom he loves dearly. He sings of her love, describing how good she makes him feel.

In the accompanying lyric video, Crayon is seen having a chilled time with his sweetheart.

Ladipoe Is a Biker In The Visuals For ‘Lemme Know’ Remix

After inspiring a number of remixes that were shared across social media, Ladipoe has released the visuals for the Teni-assisted ‘Lemme Know’ remix .

This was a song that continued his string of pop-centric releases in 2019. Produced by Ozedikus, popularly known for his work with wonder kid Rema, ‘Lemme Know‘ finds a relaxed Ladipoe churning out cheeky lines with a polished flow and an airtight delivery over the head-bopping instrumental. He kicks things right off on the record with “your sugar mummy on my case like Teni,” and it’s only right he recruits Teni for the remix, which he’s done.

On this remix, Teni makes her presence known with a scene-stealing feature where she rides the beat smoothly with her vocals. LAdipoe himself comes through with refreshed verses and neatly polished flows that gives this version a very different life from the original. The song peaks when the two acts go back and forth with their verses.

In the accompanying visuals, Ladipoe is a biker who stunts with his crew in a parking lot. Teni later joins him in a ride with a stunt driver running a drift move in the lot.

Fireboy DML Unveils Japanese-Themed Visuals For ‘Eli’

A couple of weeks ago, Fireboy DML broke his 6-month long hiatus with his 2020 debut ‘New York City Girl’. And despite the initial excitement that came with the arrival of a new Firbeoy single, what came next was a wave of mixed reviews with many feeling it could have been more. And now, it appears Fireboy isn’t wasting any time to restore our confidence as he has released ‘Eli’, his second official single perceived to be leading the road to his coming project.

‘Eli’ is a sonically refreshing number that beautifully blends Afropop, dancehall elements and coated with Japanese sounds. And like most of Fireboy’s singles, this record finds him wailing about the effect a woman he calls Delilah has on him. He appears to be crazy in love and suddenly realises he’s no longer in control. In the infectious hook, he relentlessly calls out for help, “someone come save me from Delilah.”

One thing that has kept ears and eyes glued to Fireboy’s craft is how he makes such beautiful music taking the road less sonically travelled. He and Pheelz have forged a relationship that allows them to repeatedly push boundaries with each release and we’re absolutely here for it.

The YBNL star has been the toast of music listeners ever since his smash hit, ‘Jealous‘ came to mainstream consciousness early in 2019. The highly infectious record single-handedly catapulted him to nationwide recognition, acceptance and success. He has since been repeatedly referred to as one of the new guards taking over the Nigerian music industry. And with his critically acclaimed award-winning debut album “Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps”, Firbeoy proved we weren’t wrong all the while.

Enjoy the Clarence Peters-directed visuals below.

Maleek Berry Releases New Tape, “Isolation Room”

After what seems to be a very long break for his fans, Maleek Berry is back with a new tape he titles “Isolation Room”, inspired by the Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown. According to the singer-producer, this project is not an album neither it is an EP. It’s just a collection of songs for his fans who have been holding their breath for new Maley music for a while now.

This project contains just 7 tracks with a lone feature from Tiwa Savage on the third track titled ‘Balance’. Enjoy the project above.

Alpha Ojini Is Silver-Tongued In ‘Chorister’ With Moelogo

Just a couple weeks after presenting a class act remix for his single ‘Pop’, feilding some of the foremost rappers of this generation including Paybac, Psycho YP, Vader the Wildcard, Hotyce and Payper Corleone, Alpha Ojini is back with some gbedu for the dancefloors. For his latest single ‘Choirster’ which is officially his first post-“Chvmeleon” release, he taps the sweet-singing Moeologo for an assist.

A very mellow-single, ‘Choirster’ finds Alpha Ojini in his lover boy bag as he tries to woo his love interest with his silver tongue.

Enjoy the single above.

Burna Boy’s Feature On Sam Smith’s ‘My Oasis’ Is Yet Another Flex Of His Range

Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a surge in our Afrobeats flagbearers enlisting worldwide superstars for collaborations in what was majorly perceived as a bid to tap into their guests’ fanbase and market, ultimately. But even more recently, given the proliferation of the Afrobeats sound all across the world, the tables are fast turning as it is these “worldwide superstars” that are coming over to demand appearances on their records.

Just last year, Beyonce hosted an all-star cast of Afrobeat frontmen for her culturally-relevant album “The Lion King: The Gift”. The extensive guest list included features from Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi and more. And this year has even seen more of such collaborations. Earlier this year, Khalid tapped RCA-signed acts Davido and Tems for ‘Know Your Worth’ and Skip Marley sought assists from Davido and Oxlade for ‘Slow Down’ remix. And there’s are even more instances.

Now, in one of the unlikeliest of collaborations, British golden boy Sam Smith seeks the help of the African giant himself, Burna Boy, for his latest single ‘My Oasis’. The past year has witnessed the Grammy-nominated star joining forces with Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, J Hus, Jorja Smith, YG, Damian Marley over a wide scope of sounds. And even though this new record finds him on yet another new turf, Burna delievers yet again.

Over this mid-tempo love ballad, Sam and Burna take turns to totally win over their respective lovers who seem to be losing interest. Burna Boy takes it easy, slow and smooth and he lays out those sweet heart-melting words to his lady.

Enjoy the single above.

Patoranking Celebrates His Roots In New Single ‘Abule’

Patoranking has never been one to shy away from his past and humble beginnings. In fact, he embraces it and sports it like a fitting cap whenever he goes, never missing a chance to share his story. And this is yet again, he digs into his roots for another thrilling single, ‘Abule’, his first since his “Wilmer” album.

“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 says in an interview with Ebro Darden on Beats1 Radio.

“I feel it’s important through this new song to give my fans a chance to celebrate their own abules. And to protect their abules, too. Back in May, my team and I partnered with Ebele & Anyichuks Foundation to go to many ghettos across Lagos to give away masks and relief items. It’s important we stay safe and do our part to protect.”

Enjoy the single above.

Trill Xoe Enlists Psycho YP & Alpha Ojini To Teach Us ‘How To Act’

One of the emerging gifted producers Trill Xoe has joined forces with two of the leaders of the new school of Naija hip-hop, the multi-gifted Alpha Ojini and the relentless Pyscho YP for his latest record ‘How To Act’.

Over the uptempo trap record, Psycho YP, as usual, is so full of energy as he comes through with a solid verse hopping on the beat with bullish delivery. Alpha Ojini on his part brings it back to earth as he walks us through his ordeal with em ladies and his grind. Psycho YP also comes through with a thrilling hook that’d get you longing for the replay button as the beat cuts off.

Listen to the single above.

Reminisce Brings Along Fireboy DML, Tiwa Savage And His Daughters On “Vibes & Insha Allah”

Except you’ve suddenly found yourself in the North Pole with a rotary dial for a phone, you must have heard that the self-acclaimed Alaga ibile Reminisce has a new project on the way. And after weeks of a very amazing rollout, the much-teased EP “Vibes & Insha Allah” is finally here. This EP is the first project from Reminisce for about four years, coming after the well-received “El-Hadj” album which dropped in 2016.

This EP contains just six tracks with features from Firebody DML and Tiwa Savage in the fourth and fifth tracks. He also opened the project with a cute soundbite from a conversation with his daughters Mo and Fatimah Safaru.

A couple of days ago, he gave us our first peek into the material with the Fireboy DML-assisted ‘Ogaranya’. He also linked up with his friend and longtime collaborator Sarz for an amazing production. Over the steady lamba production, Remience adds ogaranya to his already long list of titles. He works up a fine party starter off the back of braggadocio rap and a stunning infectious hook from the Fireboy.

Enjoy the album above.

 

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