Your weekly dose of some of the best new tunes in Nigeria.
The PGM Club brings you the latest songs from the Nigerian music scenes from Afrobeats to Afropop to the newest artists on the block. This week we talk about the latest song releases from DJ Spinall, R2bees, Made Kuti and many more.
With tonnes of music pouring out from the different parts of the continent every week, the Nigerian music scene is also bubbling with new records making their way to different playlists and music charts. From Made Kuti who encourages everyone to keep on glowing in the face of adversity in “Stand Tall” to KiDi singing about living the good life, you already know that your ears are about to be blessed with amazing tunes. As usual, we at The PGM Club have brought you some new songs you should check out.
MADE KUTI – “STAND TALL”
Following the release of “No More Wars,” Nigerian singer Made Kuti is back with “Stand Tall.” The song which was produced by GMK, Mádé Kuti and Sodi Marciszewer, encourages listeners to face challenges head-on and never give up. Made sings, “Challenges will come as they come you’ll grow overcoming tests till the final show. When the blessings come and you feel them flow overflow.” The background vocals, drums, trumpets and Made’s voice makes the theme of the song hard to miss as they give it an extra push, an extra push that pushes listeners to be inspired to stand tall, “Stand tall for all to see, make it clear that it’s not easy.” Listen to the song below and be inspired.
R2Bees ft. GYAKIE – “NEED YOUR LOVE”
After the success of their “Back 2 Basics” project, Ghanaian Hip-Hop duo R2Bees are back with a Gyakie-assisted single titled “Need Your Love.” Over the Highlander Beats-produced track, they sing about the need to feel loved and they tell their love interests about how much they love them “You know I need your love, you know I want your love.” The artists express their love in English and their local language letting everyone know just how much they care about their lovers. The visuals of the song have also been released, the music video mirrors their current mood as they spend time with their lovers and make them feel special. Scattered across the video are scenes of the artists dancing with their lovers and taking a ride with them. Watch the Nimi Hendrix-directed video below and let us know your thoughts about the song.
KiDi – “CHAMPAGNE”
Ghanaian music star KiDi is all about the soft life in his latest single, “Champagne.” Produced by Telz, KiDi sings about going “outside” to have fun with his lover and drink some champagne. He sings, “Champagne for my pain, I stay in my lane, every day be my birthday wetin we gain. Oh, baby, you know we outside.” If you are all about the soft and popping bottles, then “Champayne” deserves a spot on your playlist. Listen to “Champagne” below and enjoy.
TOME – “UPTIGHT”
In Tome’s latest song, she talks about the troubles in her relationship. The Nigerian-Canadian singer who released her album “Lov” earlier this year, is back with another single tagged “Uptight.” Here, she talks about her tumultuous love affair, “Honey I don’t get it how you gon treat me like dishes. If it gets hot too hot leave the kitchen, and ah how we gonna do this baby/ ah tell me if this loves worth saving.” The song which was accompanied by a Katherine Hanley-directed music video takes inspiration from the 2005-action movie Mr. & Mrs Smith, the video shows Tome and her lover fighting throughout the song. Watch the music video below and enjoy.
DJ SPINALL, DJ SNAKE, SUMMER WALKER AND AYANNA – “POWER (REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE)”
For his latest release, Nigerian music producer and disc jockey DJ Spinall joins forces with French music producer DJ Snake, American musicians Summer Walker and Ayanna to deliver “Power (Remember who you are).” The record which was produced by DJ Spinall and DJ Snake is the official song for the Flipper’s Rollers Boogie Palace short film that is centred on skateboarding. “Power” urges listeners to embrace their power and to always remember their roots. Listen to the song below.