Victor Aderibigbe

Adekunle Gold Is The Original Badman In ‘AG Baby’ With Nailah Blackman

With every release, Adekunle Gold shows us how far and fast he’s evolving from the African-percussion led Urban Life to all the sounds that can be grouped under Afrobeats. This is a transition many would not have predicted a couple of years ago, but it’s happening, and it’s awe-inspiring.

With his latest release, ‘AG Baby’, we get closer to his much-teased third studio album “Afropop” which is scheduled for release next month. The project features appearances from Patoranking, Tekno, Olayinka Ehi and Nailah Blackman.

For ‘AG Baby’ with Nailah Blackman, Adekunle Gold hops on the Afro-dancehall wave for this self-appraising number. Enjoy this single produced by TMXO above.

With ‘Smile’, The Road To Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos” Begins

According to a series of post on his Instastory, Wizkid’s much much-teased and highly anticipated album “Made In Lags” is almost here. And in celebration of his thirtieth birthday, Wizkid is giving us our first taste of the material many will die to get their hands on right now. And for this offering titled ‘Smile’, he seeks an assist of American neo-R&B star, H.E.R.

‘Smile’ is a neo-reggae track that finds Wizkid and H.E.R professing their love for each other and detailing their romance with each other. This is a loved-up couple who are bent on seeing their partners happy.

A few days ago, Wizkid teased the new album on Instagram. And according to the posts, “Made In Lagos” is expected to feature an all-star cast of Burna Boy, Tay Iwar, H.E.R, Damian Marley, Ella Mai, Tems and the Starboy entertainment signee, Terri.

Enjoy this record above.

Join Tiwa Savage As She Prepares For Her Dream Date In The Visuals For ‘Dangerous Love’

We all know “Celia” is coming as Tiwa Savage had warned us earlier. But ever since then, there’s been a near-silence on updates concerning the coming project. But now, Tiwa Savage has officially kicked off the rollout for this new album with a new single ‘Dangerous Love’ which she dropped without warning just a couple moments ago.

As the title implies, the song finds Tiwa Savage singing about a dangerous love affair. She’s gone girl-crazy about her love interest and forewarns him of how intense it could be. But she makes just one plea, “no go tire” for me.

The Ibra x Tiwa Savage-directed video follows Tiwa as she prepares for a date she’s really looking forward to. She even reaches out to her friend who shared tips and even helped in the dress selection process. Sadly, however, the date never occurs as Tiwa Savage who had slept off woke up to numerous texts and missed calls from her love interest. Disappointed at herself, she falls right back into bed.

Remember, “Celia” is almost here!

Ycee Wraps Up The Ycee Vs Zaheer Saga With “Quarantunes”

Despite the gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos and across the federation, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic is still felt everywhere, by everyone. We still can’t move about freely as we’d love to; masks have become the latest fashion trend; people are still taking pay cuts; there’s mass hysteria all across, and many industries are still on hold. But our musicians have done their best to ensure we aren’t exactly alone in times like this. Ever since the lockdown began, they have continued to seek novel ways to get us engaged either through virtual battles and live performances, giveaways and more and more music. And just this morning, popular rapper Ycee became the latest in the list of artists with quarantine-themed releases with his new project titled “Quarantunes”.

This EP that came with only a few days warning would be Ycee first body of work since his polarizing debut 2019 “Ycee Vs Zaheer” album which was a clash of his alter egos. And according to Ycee, this new project is the wind-up to that “saga.” Surprisingly, “Quarantunes” is just two tracks long, with Ycee and Zaheer having their final bout with one strike each.

Listen to this EP above and let us know what you think.

Fasina & Tim Lyre Bring Along Mojo And LK on ‘Just Linked’

Just a while ago, LK and Mojo reintroduced us to the Chop Life Crew through the drill-heavy tune ‘CLC Step’. This is a record that has inspired a dance-move and is fast gaining traction on the airwaves. And over the weekend, they join Fasina and Tim Lyre on the latter’s’ record ‘Just Linked’.

Mojo has been on a killing spree, leaving scene-stealing performances on almost every track he’s been on for a while now. And his verse on ‘Just Linked’ is no exception. The acts go on rapping about their interesting encounters across the city through this chilled psychedelic jam.

Enjoy this record above.

Bumi Thomas Debuts On UK iTunes Chart With “Broken Silence”

The British-Nigerian singer Bumi Thomas who we featured recently on our Dwatchlist column has debuted on the UK iTunes chart with her “Broken Silence” EP. The project debuted on the charts at number 43 on Tuesday, July 7, and climbed to the 33rd spot the next day.

Bumi Thomas recently secured the support of Labour MP David Lammy in her battle with the UK Home office to be recognised as a British Citizen. A few days ago, MP David Lammy threw his weight behind her struggle and used his influence to direct a question to the secretary of state Priti Patel on twitter with the Guardian newspaper story attached to his post.

“Despite so many assurances given by @pritipatel the hostile environment goes on and on” THIS IS MEAN-SPIRITED AND VINDICTIVE, he wrote in the viral post.

And as a result, Bumi Thomas’s thrilling story trended in the UK on Wednesday, July 8, bringing the much-deserved awareness to her new EP, “Broken Silence”, contributing to its recent success on the charts.

Itop Charts #1 Screenshot

Itop Charts #1 Screenshot

Broken Silence is produced by independent label 528 Music Global producer Osiki Ojo. Award-winning singer-songwriter “Michelle Escoffery” who is co-owner of 528 Music Global, contributed to the song “Ekueme” with Cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson. Jazz singer-songwriter Randolph Matthews contributed his talent to the opening song of the EP “Soul Harmony”, Jamaican based artist Martei Korley contributed his talent to “Black Child”, UK based singer-songwriter Aina More contributes her talent to “FIRE” and MR Segun Thomas contributes his wisdom to the single “Leso Leso”. Mr Segun Thomas is Bumi Thomas Father.

The EP has also debuted on the Luxembourg Itunes album charts at number 6 and currently sits on the top of the UK Itunes RnB/Soul charts.

Korede Bello Counts His Blessings On ‘Morire’

Korede Bello is having quite a good 2020. He opened the year by taking a 180 with his looks and ushered us in with the romantic tune, ‘Sun Momi’. He then followed up with ‘Mi Casa Su Casa’ which generated buzz across social media. And now the singer is bringing us closer to his soon-to-be-released project with his latest single ‘Morire’.

For this new single, he recruits the serial-hitmaker Rexxie for a thrilling production as he thankfully looks back at his life’s journey. This is a song for reflection which is something we all need to sit back and do once in a while.

Remember that his coming EP “Table For Two” drops in just a couple of weeks on Friday, July 24. But till then, enjoy this single above.

Alpha Ojini Hosts Hotyce, Paybac, Payper, PsychoYP, Vader & Zilla Oaks For Blazing ‘Pop II’

In celebration of his sophomore album “Chvameleon” hitting a million streams, Alpha Ojini has decided to mob us with a posse cut remix for ‘Pop’.  This is one of the singles and fan-favourite cuts on the well-received 2019 album. And contrary to the original version which had only him on it, this new version is a massive party staring some of the best rappers at the helm of the rap game in this generation.

Alpha brings along a team of Hotyce, Paybac Iboro, Payper Corleone, Zilla Oaks, PsychoYP and Vader the Wildcard who all brought their blazing guns for this posse cut.

Enjoy the record above.

Amaarae Wants To Be Left To Live Her Life On ‘Leave Me Alone’

Amaarae’s releases are always few and far between. But whenever she drops you’re sure that you’re in for a very good treat. And now, a few months after her killer feature on Odunsi’s progressive bop, ‘Body Count’, Amaarae is back with her 2020 debut single titled ‘Leave Me Alone’. This record is produced by a capable duo of Kuvie and KZ.

The record opens with strutting guitar riffs ushering us into Amaarae signature near-whisper vocals. The song finds the young Ghanaian singer demanding her freedom just as the title implies. She’s had enough of everyone else and needs to invest her time and energy on herself, ’cause it appears she’s simply just wasting it on others. “I want to be alone, I want you to just leave me alone”

“Leave Me Alone” is a freedom record. It’s just about wanting to live your life and be left to do so. There’s so much going on in the world right now. We all need a break – or some form of escape and this song speaks to that desire. It’s about having the space to breathe, process and get your mental and emotional states right,” she reveals to RADR.

This single officially kicks off the rollout and wild anticipation for her coming project, “The Angel You Don’t Know”. Listen to the single above.

Thanks To The Rain, Ladipoe Meets Soulmate In The Video For ‘Know You’

Just a few moments after joining Johnny Drille on his online live show, Ladipoe has finally unveiled the visuals for his Simi-assisted hit record, ‘Know You’.

Over the soft and chilled Somi Jones production, ‘Ladipoe and Simi tell an all too familiar tale of the talking stage. One of a guy and girl starting to feel drawn to one another but have to take things slower than they’d have loved to because they simply don’t know each other as well. Across the record, they displayed very seamless chemistry, blending so well like a Jack Daniels and coke cocktail on the infectious Afropop and Dancehall production.

Although Simi is notably absent, the cinematic video still goes on well to tell a beautiful love story. It opens with Ladipoe who perceived to be a photographer stranded in the rain with a female stranger. He then plays the gentleman and offers her his coat. However, he makes a further request; a photo of her which she later obliged.

Ladipoe then sets to work with his polaroid camera and loses the copy as he excited flips it. Upon retrieving it, the girl is gone but unknown to him had left her contact details in the jacket she left behind. Eventually, he finds it, puts a call through to her and they kicked things off from there. The story then morphs into a very romantic one as they eventually find out they had met as kids and had interest in one another right from then.

Enjoy the cinematic video above.

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