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Psiv speaks up against brutality and impunity in his debut single ‘Gangland’

Psiv is a Lagos based, 22 year old multi genre artiste who expresses his art through various genres such as Drill, Afroswing, Dancehall and Trap. He is a multidimensional creative, lawyer and entrepreneur.

His debut single ‘Gangland’ featuring South African Drill artiste, Espiquet, is a testament to the rise of Drill music in Africa. Gangland has a conscious message addressing police brutality, government impunity and the general anyhowness that is the norm for not just Nigeria but African countries. Its fiery beat and angsty lyricism gives it its pecularity.

Speaking on his style of music, he says ‘I’m a multi genre artiste, so I express my art through genres such as Drill, Afroswing, Dancehall and Trap. Having picked up on diverse musical influences from childhood, my music represents the multiple sides there are to me.
It is me trying to be the most authentic version of myself: detailing my experiences and fantasies through multiple genres and excelling at each one. Right now we’re witnessing the Drill phase with my Official Debut single “Gangland” and my forthcoming debut Project, and I’m just trying to show all that’s happening right now in Nigeria while still getting the people lit’

As for his musical influences he disclosed that, ‘At the onset, artistes like Nelly, Lil Wayne and the then YMCMB era, MI, Saucekid and Naeto C were some of my earliest influences. Right now, my most significant influences would have to be Burna Boy, Dave, J hus and Skepta’ Psiv is definitely one to watch out  for and you can click here to listen his new single.

Omah Lay’s new E.P “What have we Done” is out

 

Fast rising Afrofusion artiste Omah Lay has just released his second E.P “ What have we done“. This is coming shortly after “Get layed” which not only blew our minds but introduced Omah lay as one to watch out for this year. His new work aims not only to dispel the one hit wonder myth but also engrave his name as one of the fastest booming talents Nigeria and Africa can boast of. What have we Done shows the growth of Omah Lay from his previously released E.P Get Layed not only as an artiste but also a songwriter.
The E.P kicks off with the track My Baby where he goes into details explaining all the very many things he wants to do to his baby girl.

“I wanna love you love you love you love you
Lo love you down down
I wanna drive you drive you drive you drive you
Sotey you go whine down
I wanna do you things wey you no go understand”

He proceeds to narrate the envy and deception his new found stardom brings making it a cruel lonely place. He believes he is alone in this experience as he no one can relate to what he feels in the next track Can’t relate . He askes the lord to delete viruses hoping for his downfall from his system and never let him fall victim to their scheming. The E.P’s third track has Omah lay thanking God for being Godly  as God is who supports and comforts him to shine and carry on in his music. Meanwhile in Confession, Omah Lay declares the state of confusion and mind wreck his object of desire is putting him through. He confesses that his mind is messed up and he is infact obsessed.

“I got a confession

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“Yabasi” is Basketmouth’s actualization journey to his first love

Popular comedian, Basketmouth released his first album titled “Yabasi” igbo word for onions today, which is the official soundtrack album to his comedy web series “Papa Benji”. His comedy web series will premiere on the 4th of December, 2020 at IMAX, Lekki. He declared in an interview with coolfm that the name was chosen because the web series is built on different layers of his life, amongst other things. In an interview with NdaniTV in 2014, Basketmouth disclosed that although comedy found him, music was his first love and he had intentions to complete that journey. Six years later, Yabasi is a step towards actualizing that dream.
The album contains 10 mind blowing tracks : Peppersoup, Myself, Ride or Die, World people, Life, One Bo, December, Papa Benji, Hustle and Udo. The artistes involved in this projects are : Oxlade, show Dem camp, Duncan Mighty, Ice prince, Waje, Ladipoe, Umu Ogbiligbo, Peruzzi, Chike, Zoro, Play, Flash, BOJ, Ceeza Milli, Flavour, Phyno, Ill Bliss, The Cavemen, Bez and Dice Ailes. All mixed by Tee-y mix.
The Project exudes deliberate design and creative crafting from the instrumentals and varying sounds of highlife, afro-pop and hip-hop to the artistes on the album. It is unique, melodious and very easy to be loved by all who listen to it. It captures quite melodiously the daily struggles of its average listener. Another theme the album focuses on is love and its importance for our sustenance as the social beings we are craving connection, which separates this body of work by far and large from any other Nollywood soundtrack. It has officially raised the bar for soundtracks and sounds in the Nigerian storytelling industry. This album comes highly recommended by us at the PGM club for as you know, we are all about pushing good music.

Timaya releases new album ” Gratitude “

Earlier today, Timaya released his much anticipated and talked about album, Gratitude. This is the bayelsian artiste’s 7th album. It is a 15 track album with songs titled: Born to win, Iberibe, Don Dada, Something must to kill a man , No limit, The mood, Chulo bother nobody, Okaka, No gra gra, Loval N Bougie, Ebiola papa, L.O.V.E, The light, I can’t kill myself and Buru. The album is largely a solo act and contains no features; It is simply Timaya giving us vibes for days. The album is littered with works from several producers which includes : Spotless, Ayzed, Yung Willis, Chillz, Vibe o, Orbeat, Wildxyouths , Boombeatz, Krizbeatz and Chrisstringz .

Just like the title of the album implies, Timaya expresses his gratitude and appreciation for the good things of life especially coming from a background of struggle, lack and survival. Despite the wreck of a year this has been, Timaya finds the time to still look at the bigger picture and be grateful for all he is and has in the present. He is grateful for the blowing up of his hustle and takes us on a groovy trip into his lush, bubbly lifestyle. He does not forget to admonish listeners to hustle legitimately and finds the time to cunningly throw a jab at his one time public foe, hushpuppy.

Have a penchant for slipping into bad places and moods because of the toll 2020 has had on us and need to lift your spirits? listen to this album, tap your feet, shake your waist and share in the thankfulness and appreciation for life that it preaches.

Album Review: A BETTER TIME

A Better time, Davido’s third studio album was released on the 13th of November, 2020 with 18 million streams on Audiomack and is currently topping the Nigerian Apple music chart. It is all that has been on everyone’s lips for several days now as fans and stans are battling while comparing it with earlier released albums by their faves. Davido’s son, Ifeanyi graciously fills his album cover announcing it as a celebration of birth and life. The album contains 17 tracks featuring a host of African artists which includes Mayorkun, Tiwa Savage, Sho Madjozi, Sauti Sol, Ckay, Bella Shmurda, Mugeez, as well as international artistes like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Nas, Lil Baby, Young Thug, and Hit-boy making the album a power packed house of various sounds. The album appeals not only to its Nigerian audience but also Africans outside of Nigeria.

Davido’s first track “FEM” already a popular tune across the airways and clubs addresses his haters and their constant criticism of his works and achievements. He gives them a direct advice with fingers to his lips to FEM and face themselves. Not to forget that this song was a popular chant and anthem at the protests that occurred in various parts of Lagos especially Lekki. The following tracks SOMETHING FISHY, JOWO, TANANA, LA LA, FADE, HEAVEN, VERY SPECIAL, SHOPPING SPREE, SUNLIGHT, BIRTHDAY CAKE, ON MY WAY, SO CRAZY, are love songs pleading, eulogizing or seeking reassurances from his lovers. HOLY GROUND is fast becoming a favorite for many. Davido preaching romance in his unique OBO way as usual. While some collabs for instance his songs SO CRAZY with Lil baby and BIRTHDAY CAKE with Nas and Hit-boy were really not necessary and did nothing to add to the overall body of work, there really are no bad songs and every track can be solidly enjoyed. Davido proceeds to proclaim and announce ostentatiously his ride or die goons in the track I GOT A FRIEND. Davido and Mayorkun tout their horn as THE BEST and baddest in their craft making it a bop tune for many pouring in their effort in their creative ventures and work trying to maintain a standard of excellence. The effort put into this album can be clearly seen and felt. It is easy for this album to be enjoyed by all and sundry.

 While the album is enjoyable and really has no bad songs, does it have more to offer as a sequel to A GOOD TIME? We leave you all to be the judge of that. This album however provides various tunes to rock the clubs and concerts this Christmas and we rate it a 7.5/10.

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