Victor Aderibigbe

Teni, Burna Boy And Mr Eazi Nominated For 2019 BET Awards

Afrobeats to the world! Once again, our Nigerian superstars have been nominated for the 2019 BET Awards. Mr Eazi and Burna Boy who both delivered memorable performances just last month at Coachella have been nominated at the Best International Act category.

Teni, on the other hand, was nominated in the Best New International Act category. The Award show is set to hold on Sunday, 23 June at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and it would be aired live on BET and MTV.

For the Best International Act Award, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi will go against international superstars like South Africa’s AKA as well as Dave and Giggs, both from the U.K. Likewise, Teni will be looking to edge U.K’s Octavian, South Africa’s Sho Madjozi and others  to clinch the Best New International Act award.

We at The PGM Club, we wish you guys all the best. Bring it home guys!

Watch The Beautiful Video For Ajebutter 22’s ‘Lagos Love’

Ajebutter22 has unveiled the visuals for his raving romantic single, ‘Lagos Love‘. This is Ajebutter’s first single since the release of his joint EP “Make E No Cause Fight” with friend and longtime collaborator, BOJ.

This is also Ajebutter’s first solo release since his well-received sophomore 2017 album, “What Happens In Lagos“, which housed hits like ‘Bad Gang‘ and ‘Ghana Bounce‘ featuring Mr Eazi and Eugy.

In ‘Lagos Love‘, Ajebutter 22’s gruff and sensual voice is on full display over the scintillating and laid back Spax production. Throughout the record, he uses Lagos-centred elements and experiences to detail his romance with his lover.

The Prodigeezy-directed video matches the song’s elegance as it finds Ajebutter, his sweetheart and friends having fun around the city of Lagos. It also features cameo appearances from new gen acts like Blaqbonez, Tems and Dami Oniru.

Enjoy the beautiful video and share.

DRB Lasgidi Releases New Culture Defining Single ‘Alté’

DRB Lasgidi, a collective made up of Teezee, Fresh L and BOJ is back with a new single titled ‘Alté‘. This record is named after the sub-culture they pioneered. In fact, BOJ is credited with the coinage of the term and is often referred to as the “alte daddy”.

Produced by 2Kriss, this uptempo fire jam is the second single off their forthcoming project titled “Pioneers.” This comes a few months after the Odunsi-assisted single, ‘Necessary‘ which is the first single off the project.

With this single, the super trio seeks to celebrate and set the record straight about the movement that has been misconstrued by many. Alté is a way of life that promotes self and confidence in our unique ways. It is so much more than a music genre.

The accompanying video finds DRB Lasgidi, Blaqbonez, Prettyboy D-O, Ycee, Wavy The Creator and many others having fun and sipping Jameson at a cool party. This wavy visual is directed by Ademola Falomo.

Asa Releases Her First Song In Five Years ‘The Beginning’

Asa is back! The super gifted Nigerian-French singer has shared her first single since the release of her 2014 album “Bed Of Stone.” This new record is titled ‘The Beginning‘ and it comes just a few days after teasing the song on Instagram.

This single officially marks the beginning of her new album release cycle as she refers to it as on Twitter as the “opening track“.

Over soft keys, scintillating strings and later drums, Asa croons about her recent breakup and the emotional turbulence that follows. She is not fully ready to let go and wishes they can start all over again.

Enjoy.

Lady Donli And Tomi Thomas Team Up On New Hustle Anthem ‘Work’

Lady Donli and Tomi Thomas (The Forbidden) have released their first official single as a duo, titled ‘Work‘. To the delight of many, these two amazing acts have decided to come together to put out a project. Consequently, ‘Work’ is the first single off the upcoming body of work.

This single is produced by DOZ and Tomi Thomas while being engineered by the GMK – the alte playmaker.

On the record, Tomi Thomas and Lady Donli sing about going about their hustle while also prophetically calling for the rewarding blessings.

This is a laid back neo-afrobeat record with a chilled repetitive but piercing bassline. They also beautifully execute the call and response that’s common with Fela’s music. No doubt, Lady Donli and Tomi Thomas posses good chemistry and it’d be beautiful to watch how this pans out over a project.

Ladipoe Is Having The Time Of His Life In Beautiful ‘Jaiye’ Video

Mavin Records rapper, Ladipoe has released the video to his latest single ‘Jaiye‘. This is his first release since his well-received 2018 mixtape, “Talk About Poe“. The video for ‘Jaiye‘ is directed by Seun Okpabisi and Kewa Oni.

The video finds Ladipoe having the time of his life, running around the city of Lagos. This is evident with the big smile he dons on his face all through the video. It also features clips of several other Lagosians, reflecting happiness as they go about their daily hustles.

Jaiye’ which is titled after a Yoruba word that directly translates to “eat life”, or “enjoy life”  finds Ladipoe living in the moment, celebrating life and youth.  Johnny Drille, the producer of the record also assists with some additional vocals.

Enjoy the beautiful video.

Mr Eazi Assists Kwesi Arthur’s New Single ‘Nobody’

BET nominated Ghanaian rapper, Kwesi Arthur has released a new single titled ‘Nobody‘ featuring Mr Eazi. This is the lead single off his recently released project, “Live From Nkrumah Krom Vol II. Home Run“.

Produced by MOGBeatz, ‘Nobody’ is a mid-tempo Afro-pop number that finds Kwesi in full singing mode, declaring his love for a lady who has refused to return his affection.

As mentioned earlier, this is one of the singles off “Live From Nkrumah Krom“, a 9-track project that features an African all-star cast of Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Mr Eazi, Nasty C and Sarkodie.

Teni Battles Eniola Badmus For Street Supremacy In ‘Sugar Mummy’ Video

Teni has released the visuals for her latest raving single ‘Sugar Mummy‘, which has been gaining much traction on the airwaves. The Zanku-anthem, produced by Rexxie finds a belligerent Teni calling out for several challenges as the sugar mummy of the area.

The hilarious and street-themed video is directed by DK and filmed by Priorgold Pictures.

The video opens with Teni back by her goons dealing with an offender in standard street style. She soon finds herself in a supremacy battle against Eniola Badmus who also appears to be an area mama on the streets.

The battle which turns out to be an eating competition finds Teni conceding defeat in no time, as she finds herself no match for Eniola’s munching prowess. The video ends with Eniola Badmus walking away majestically with her due prize, the star boy of the area.

Enjoy this well directed hysterical video.

Santi Unveils Album Art And Tracklist For “Mandy & The Jungle”

Just a few weeks after announcing the release of his debut album, Santi has unveiled the cover art and the tracklist for the highly-anticipated project, “Mandy & The Jungle” which is expected to drop any time soon.

The singer took to his Twitter to share the grotesque album art and its accompanying tracklist with the caption “soundtrack to my universe
my debut album Mandy & The Jungle
cover and tracklist
art by ahmad tarek, tireless nights but thank you for bringing out the world in my head.
love to everyone who helped put this universe together.
nothing was planned but it surely was written”

According to the released tracklist, the album is set to contain a total of 16 tracks, including pre-released singles like ‘Freaky‘, ‘Sparky‘ and the monster hit, ‘Rapid Fire‘.

Santi also works with a wide range of artists on this project as it features guest appearances from Tay Iwar, Nonso Amadi, Shane Eagle, Dram, Kris Irie, Bridge, Amaarae, Seki, Tomi Agape, Kida Kudz and Godlink. Tay Iwar and Amaarae appear twice on the album as both also assist Santi on the album closer titled ‘Settle Down‘.

The dread-locked singer also closely works with his Monster Boys Crew as its members and affiliates are mainly in charge of the production on the album. GMK, Genio Bambino, Odunsi (The Engine), Le Mav, Higo, Doz, James Isibor, 1Takennandos and Barst all receive production credits.

The album is executive produced by Monster Boy and Odunsi (The Engine), with the engineering solely handled by the acclaimed alte playmaker, GMK.

Update: The album is scheduled for release on Friday, May 17. You can pre-order the album here

Nonso Amadi Reveals Title Of His New Project

Earlier this month, Nonso Amadi confirmed on Twitter that he would be releasing an EP in June. And to the delight of many, the EP now has a name.

In an interview with Pulse NG, Nonso Amadi revealed that the coming project is titled “Free” and would contain five tracks. Although, there is no precise release date for its release yet, he further confirms that it would be released next month.

“So, I’m planning on dropping a project sometime in June – the date to be announced soon. But a lot has gone into the project – like almost three years. Since around – the release of – ‘Tonight’ I’ve been working on the project. I’m really excited about it and it has some dope features.” He says in the interview.

The title of the project is ‘Free’ and it’s to express like being free; like ‘freedom,’ and all that. It’s just to say, you know, regardless of the pressure that most artists face and all that, this project was created out of a liberty of creativity. Like I’m not trying to match or compete with anyone. It’s a very interesting sound to hear, and it’s something I want people to listen to while they’re driving or chilling, not when you’re trying to… It’s not made for you to go to the club necessarily. It’s a chill song, it’s Nonso Amadi.

“It’s five songs at the moment. It’s in post-production, it’s almost ready. There’s a lot of international feel to it. It’s not something only Nigerians can appreciate. Ghanaians can also enjoy it; Americans all that, so yeah.”  He continues.

He also discusses his infamous 2017 performance, his debut EP “Alone‘” as well as his stint as a rapper.

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