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M.I Abaga Finally Shares Music Video For ‘Playlist’ With Nonso Amadi

Admits the deafning noise as surrounding the trending Best Rapper In Africa conversation, Chocolate City boss, M.I Abaga has finally unveiled the visuals for ‘Playlist‘, one of the standouts off his “Rendevous” project. Coming over a year after its initial release, this video comes to the delight of fans that have been demanding the visuals for their favourite songs off the tape. This makes the Nonso Amadi-assisted ‘Playlist‘ the second video off the highly collaborative project following the visuals of ‘Lekki‘ with Falz and Ajebutter 22 released in October last year.

The UA-directed visuals finds a romantic M.I and his woman cruising around the city of Lagos. The video opens her visibly lonely and bored, trying to listen to the sultry record on TV and radio. She immediately brightens up as the rapper texts her to rendezvous, losing herself to the music as she readies herself for their outing. They eventually link up and have a good time.

Enjoy the video above.

AYLØ Releases New Mixtape “dnt’dlt”

Burgeoning alternative sensation, AYLØ has released his highly anticipated project titled “dnt’dlt.” This tape is a follow up to his stellar “Insert Project Name” mixtape released in 2017 making this his third project in three years.

Described as a soulful fusion that evokes daytime warmth and hazy night whispers on Apple Music, “dnt’dlt” is a 10-track mixtape that features appearances from FasinaPsycho YP, MOJOSugarbanaCheso and Myquale.  The project is led by singles like ‘Paris‘ and ‘Sassy‘, two sultry, trippy and appetizing records that kept us on our toes for the now-released mixtape.

Speaking about the mixtape in a recent interview with SG-Mag, AYLØ revealed that “DNT’ DLT is about regaining confidence. About not deleting your existence, metaphorically and physically. My favourite song is ‘indo smkn‘, a lot of things, mojo and I spoke about on that song, stuff that made me want to delete.”

This project comes highly recommended from us at The PGM Club as AYLØ never disappoints. Enjoy above.

Nonso Amadi Is Bringing Simi and Mr Eazi Along On His “Free” EP

After days of teasing fans on social media, Nonso Amadi has finally unveiled the release date of his long-awaited project. Coming four years after the release of his debut, “Alone”, the new EP titled “Free” is set to be released next week Friday, August 9th.

The project which has been in the works for about three years contains just 6 tracks and features appearances from heavyweights, Simi and Mr Eazi. ‘No Crime‘, initially released in 2018 finds itself as the only pre-released single on the EP.

Speaking about the EP in an interview with Pulse NG, Nonso Amadi revealed that “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.”

The EP is also now available for pre-order.

Alpha Is Relaxed And Assertive In New ‘Madagascar’ Freestyle

Alpha Ojini has released a new freestyle in celebration of the anniversary of his stellar debut album “Half Price“, released exactly a year ago today. The critically acclaimed 12-track project housed standout records like ‘Ocean Boy‘, ‘Yahoo boy Muzik‘ and the title track, ‘Half Price‘. This new self-produced celebratory freestyle is titled ‘Madagascar’.

On the two-minutes long freestyle, Alpha is relaxed and assertive as he puts his gifts as a lyricist on full display. He is enjoying himself on the chilled but bouncy beat and even has a few words for detractors who would have to something to say about this effort. He briefly also takes us on a personal journey that led him to music towards the end of his verse.

Earlier this month, the super-gifted rapper, producer and sound engineer announced his sophomore album, “CHVMELEON”, scheduled for release later this year- titled after what he thinks to be his spirit animal. And this stunning display of skill is no doubt a sure appetizer for the coming project.

NB: Alpha produced Blaqbonez‘s latest release, ‘Best Rapper In Africa‘.

Enjoy and share your thoughts.

Daramola Announces New Album “It’s A Double Pleasure To Deceive The Deceiver”

And a new single too

The rollout for Daramola‘s sophomore album has officially begun. A few days back, the award-winning singer and producer took to his social media to announce the release of his new project, “It’s A Double Pleasure To Deceive The Deceiver” and fortunately, we don’t have to wait too long for it. According to the singer, the album is scheduled for release on Friday, August 23 making it a follow-up to his well-received project, “Last Time I Tried“, released in 2017.

According to the shared album art and tracklist, the album is a 10-track affair, that only features appearances from Karen Inder and Nonso Amadi. The project is majorly self-produced save for three tracks, each produced by Young Sidechain, Daneon and Lasana “Ace” Harris.

The singer also promised to share an album trailer and a single in the coming days. The album trailer set to be released on Thursday, August 1st is titled It’s A Double Pleasure. While the lead single for the coming album, ‘DWMT (Don’t Waste My Time)‘ featuring Karen Inder is dropping on Friday, August 16, exactly a week before the album.

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Cover art for the coming single ‘DWMT’ (Instagram/Itsdaramola)

The soon-to-be-released album described by Daramola as the soundtrack to his life over the past two years would be available for pre-order from April 16 also.

Watch this space for any update on the project.

Chinko Ekun Is Lovesick In ‘Calling’ With Johnny Drille

Indigenous Nigerian rapper, Chinko Ekun has joined forces with Mavin RecordsJohnny Drille in his just-released single titled ‘Calling’. This is the rapper’s first release since the Peruzzi-assisted ‘Samena’, a follow-up to his 2018 monster hit, ‘Able God‘.

This new collaboration might come as a surprise to many as it finds Johnny Drille – a masterful folk sensation- on an Afro-pop record. Despite being a brief departure from his overtly soulful sound, Johhny Drille still comes through with a beautiful chorus and verse for the love number, a testament to his artistic depth and versatility.

On the record, Chinko Ekun delievers romantic bars as he tries to woo his love interest. He passionately describes his unrelenting efforts to get her attention, as he is ready to risk it all just to have her all to himself.  Raving beatsmith, Big Dre also delivers on his end by dishing a solid production, laced with live instruments to provide a soothing ambience for a love record like this.

When the Tiger falls in love “you know say water don pass garri.” Check out the video below.

Blaqbonez Backs His Recent Claims With ‘Best Rapper In Africa’

Ever since Blaqbonez declared himself the best rapper in Africa in a scorching freestyle a few weeks back, many have gone back and forth over the worthiness of his claim. But one thing was clear, Blaqbonez had guts. Right now, in fact, bold isn’t a word strong enough to describe his artistic drive. The 100 Crowns-rapper even put out several calls to rappers to challenge his claim since many felt he was undeserving of the self-ascribed title.  Tentik, Payper Corleone and other lesser-known rappers put diss tracks to that effect and now, Blaq, as promised, has replied them all in his latest release appropriately titled,  ‘Best Rapper In Africa‘.

On this new record, Blaq is blunt and brutal as he launches ballistic missiles at rappers like Tentik and Holyfield while dragging Naira Marley, Fela Durotoye, Jimi Agbaje and Blackfacae into the mix. He also had a few choice words for colleagues like Fresh L, Ladipoe, Boogey and more. Coming a day after it was initially promised, BRIA is no doubt a bop that finds Blaq showcasing his mastery as a lyricist over a dazzling Alpha production.

Hip-hop as a genre thrives on competition and a war-ready Blaqbonez is giving us a full dose.  Although many would not agree with his BRIA claim, it can’t be denied that he is a strong contender. And perhaps, the most exciting rapper out there at the moment.

Listen to Blaqbonez dishing out Ls to your favourite rappers above.

Bankyondbeatz Teams Up With Muyiwa Akhigbe On ‘Bamilo’

Just last week, Afro-soul sensation, Muyiwa Akhigbe shared photos of himself cooking something up in a makeshift studio with Bankyondbeatz –one of the prolific producers championing the new wave – and the result of that session is here already. Having worked with the likes of Ninola, Reminisce, BOJ and a cross-section of new-gen acts, Bankyondbeatz taps Muyiwa for his latest release titled ‘Bamilo‘, which directly translates to ‘come with me’.

On this soothing love number, a besotted Muyiwa appeals to his love interest to yield to his advances and go with him. As smooth as ever, the sweet-voiced singer details exactly how she makes him feel and admits his desperation to be with her.

As expected, Bankyondbeatz came through on the production end of the record, lacing the instrumental with strutting guitar riffs and soft but scintillating talking drum rhythms in the background.

Enjoy this new afro-pop single above.

Lady Donli Reveals “Enjoy Your Life” Release Date In Grand Style

The wait is finally over and the countdown has officially begun! The long-awaited and highly anticipated debut album from Lady Donli -the alte queen herself – is set to be released on Friday, August 9. Titled “Enjoy Your Life,” this album would be her first body of work since her 6-track long “Letter to Her” EP released to good reviews in 2017.

The soon-to-be-released album is led by pre-released singles ‘Cash’ and the recently released ‘Suffer Suffer‘ although the official tracklist for the album is still under wraps.

About an hour ago, the singer took to her Twitter to announce the release date of the album with a beautiful accompanying video. It opens with Lady Donli jaywalking with a piece of distorted music in the background. It then quickly switches to a brilliant spoken word by SETinubu, over several clips of Lady Donli performing live on her tour and ending with a bold inscription of the album title and its release date.

No doubt, this thrilling video is a topping to the unconventional but brilliant rollout of this project and has further heightened the anticipation for its release.

In a recent interview with Indie Mag, she revealed that “the new album, Enjoy Your Life, is about spreading the message of happiness and love in the way that it should be, could be-and about treating people better.”

Watch the video for ‘Cash’ one of the lead singles off the album below.

Burna Boy Releases New Star-Studded Album “African Giant” : Listen

Burna Boy has finally released his highly anticipated third studio album “African Giant” earlier today. His seventh project in total, this project comes just a year after his commercially successful and critically acclaimed mixtape “Outside” which housed singles like ‘Ye‘, ‘Streets Of Africa’ and ‘Heavens Gate‘ with Lily Allen.

On this 19-track album, Burna Boy brings along an A-team of international superstars including Jorja Smith, YG, Future, Damian Marley, Angelique Kidjo and more. Raving rapper, Zlatan Ibile is surprisingly the only Nigerian featured on the tape, with Burna himself appearing solo on 13 tracks.

The album “African Giant” is titled after his self-ascribed nickname, popularized following his infamous Coachella font-size rant on Instagram earlier this year. The album contains all his afrobeat-laced post-“Outside” releases including ‘Gbona’,On The Low‘, ‘Killin Dem‘, ‘Dangote‘ and the raving ‘Anybody‘. Unified by their apparent Afrobeat influences, we knew these records were building up to something bigger and gladly, our suspicions have been confirmed.

Earlier this week, the singer released ‘Pull Up‘, the latest single off the album and also guested on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he delivered an impressive live rendition of ‘Anybody‘ to a cheering audience.

Enjoy the album above.

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