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Teni Is The Star Of The Night At The 2019 Headies

After a night full of surprises, impressive live performances and disappointing rounds of no-shows, Teni emerged the biggest winner at the 2019 Headies. The singer who recently released her “Billionaire” EP walked home with four awards out of her six nominations including Best Pop Single for her 2018 monster hit, ‘Case‘. She was closely followed by Falz who bagged three awards including Best Album for the critics’ darling “Moral Instruction“. The biggest surprise of the night was Burna Boy who secured only two awards out of his eight nominations as well as Adekunle Gold who didn’t win any awards of his five nominations.

For the coveted Next Rated Award, Rema edged over Victor AD, Lyta, Zlatan and Joe Boy to secure the category that traditionally comes with a car. The Mavin Records‘ superstar, therefore, joins the ranks of Wizkid, Davido, Wande Coal, Asa, Reekado Banks who have won that award.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Revelation Of The Year: Mayorkun

Producer Of The Year: KillerTunes

Best Performer Award: Yemi Alade

Best Collaboration: Burna Boy x Zlatan -Killin Dem

Best Rap Album: Falz -Moral Instruction

Lyricist On The Roll: A-Q

Best Alternative Song: Johnny Drille

Best Rap Single: Falz -Talk

Best Street Hop Artiste: Chiko Ekun – Able God

Best Vocal Performance (Male): WurlD

Best Vocal Performance (Female): Teni

Rookie Of The Year: Barry Jhay

Best R&B Single: Seyi Shay – Give Me Love

Best Pop Single: Teni – Case

Best R&B Album: Mayorkun – Mayor Of Lagos

Best Music Video: Clarence Peters – Dangote

Next Rated: Rema

Artiste Of The Year: Burna Boy

Best Recording Of The Year: Teni

Song Of The Year: Burna Boy – Ye

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice: Teni

Burna Boy, Teni and Adekunle Gold Top 2019 Headies Nominations List

Considered by many to be the biggest and most prestigious Nigerian music award show, The Headies has released the highly anticipated nominations list for its 13th edition set to hold on October 19. As expected, Burna Boy who has been enjoying an amazing run since 2018 tops the nominations list with eight personal nominations including Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Making him the artiste with the highest nominations ever in just an edition since the inception of the award show 13 years ago. The African Giant is closely followed by Teni who secured six nominations and Adekunle Gold, competing in five categories.

For the coveted Next Rated award, newcomers Rema, Victor AD, Lyta, Zlatan, Joeboy and Victor AD battle it out in the category which traditionally comes with a car. It is important to note however that the year in view stretches from January 2018 to June 2019.

Check out the full nominations list below.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. About 30 – Adekunle Gold

2. Outside – Burna Boy

3. Moral Instruction – Falz

4. No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel

SONG OF THE YEAR

1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy

2. ‘Dumebi’ – Rema

3. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD

4. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

5. ‘Case’ – Teni

6. ‘Leg work’ – Zlatan

7. ‘Baby’ – Joeboy

8. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1. Burna Boy

2. Wizkid

3. Davido

4. Tiwa Savage

5. Falz

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

1. Adekunle Gold – Ire

2. Patoranking – Heal D World

3. Brymo – Olanrewaju

4. Teni – Uyo Meyo

5. Burna Boy – Ye

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

1. Mr Eazi

2. Burna Boy

3. Teni

4. Fireboy DML

5. Rema

6. Joe Boy

7. Wizkid

8. Davido

BEST RAP SINGLE

1. ‘Talk’ – Falz

2. ‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce

3. ‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide

4. ‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini

5. ‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

BEST RAP ALBUM

1. ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz

2. ‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

3. ‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga

4. ‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

1. YCEE – ‘Balance’

2. Boogey – ‘Implode’

3. Paybac – ‘Implode’

4. Ghost – ‘Crown’

5. Tec – ‘Crown’

6. AQ – ‘Crown’

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

1. Phantom – ‘Ye’ b Burna Boy

2. Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema

3. Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni

4. Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid

5. Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

1. ‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters

2. ‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters

3. ‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films

4. ‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy

5. ‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor

BEST COLLABO

1. ‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee

2. ‘One Ticket’ – Kiss Daniel ft. Davido

3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

4. ‘Killin’ Dem’ – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan

5. ‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

1. Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’

2. Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’

3. Nonso Bassey – ‘411’

4. Funbi – ‘Serenade’

5. Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

1. GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’

2. Waje – ‘Udue’

3. Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’

4. Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’

5. Falana – ‘Repeat’

BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG

1. ‘Cash’ – Lady Donli

2. ‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems

3. ‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille

4. ‘Heya’ – Brymo

5. ‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold

BEST PERFORMER.

1. Falz

2. Tiwa Savage

3. Brymo

4. Yemi Alade

5. Adekunle Gold

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

1. Erigga – ‘Motivation’

2. Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’

3. Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’

4. Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’

5. Lyta – ‘Time’

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

1. Odunsi

2. Mayorkun

3. Wurld

4. Humblesmith

NEXT RATED

1. Rema

2. Joeboy

3. Fireboy DML

4. Victor AD

5. Lyta

6. Zlatan

BEST COLLABO

1. ‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee

2. ‘One Ticket’ – Kiss Daniel ft. Davido

3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

4. ‘Killin’ Dem’ – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan

5. ‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi

BEST R&B SINGLE

1. ‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE

2. ‘Serenade’ – Funbi

3. ‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni

4. ‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld

5. ‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown

BEST POP SINGLE

1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy

2. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD

3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

4. ‘Case’ – Teni

5. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

6. ‘Baby’ – Joeboy

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. Crayon

2. Buju

3. Barry Jhay

4. Oxlade

AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

1. Master KG – Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)

2. Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)

3. Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)

4. King Promise – CCTV (GHANA)

5. DJ Maphoriza – iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)

Adekunle Gold Is Girl-Crazy About His Love Interest In ‘Young Love’

Ace alternative singer, Adekunle Gold has released a new single, ‘Young Love‘, off his coming project “Afropop Vol.1” which is scheduled for release later this year. This comes just a couple of months after his experimental ‘Kelegbe Megbe‘ where he warns off detractors to remain in their level.

Just like ‘Before You Wake Up‘ and ‘Kelegbe Megbe‘ before it, ‘Young Love‘ finds Adekunle Gold pushing new frontiers with sound, which is steps away from his signature alternative folk sound. On this Sess-produced record, the singer is in love all over again as he worships his love interest. He admits that although the love is still nascent and might not be deeply rooted but he is ready to fly with it. He is deeply intoxicated by the euphoric feeling, singing “If I Pass out, will you wake me with more love?

With his recent releases, Adekunle Gold is gradually unveiling layers to his personality and sound that we never knew existed and to be honest, it is very exciting to watch. And going by the title of the coming project, “Afro Pop,” it seems we might be in for more.

Enjoy ‘Young Love‘ above and tell us what you think.

 

Adekunle Gold Showcases A New Side In ‘Kelegbe Megbe’

On Wednesday (June 19), popular alternative singer, Adekunle Gold premiered his new record ‘Kelegbe Megbe‘ on the PGM Radio Show and today as promised, he has officially released the single on all streaming platforms.

On the show, he revealed that this record is a single off his next project, a seven-track EP scheduled for release in July. According to the singer, the project – his third in three years – is going to see him dabble into pop-centric sounds as he seeks to leave his comfort zone and test new waters.

Kelegbe Megbe‘ is titled after a Yoruba phrase which directly translates to ‘Know your mate’ or ‘Know Your Level’ and its find Adekunle Gold warning detractors to remain in their lane. His confidence level is at its peak on the record, as he is ready to step into new frontiers without holding back anymore.

The record comes just a week after the release of the remix of ‘Before You Wake Up‘ featuring Tanzanian songstress, Vanessa Mdee.

This record finds Adekunle Gold out of his element as he experiments with a pop-ish sound although he still relays his messages with a mixture of Yoruba and English. He also adopts a call and response style synonymous with Fela’s Afrobeat. No doubt, this single is a testament to his ever-evolving craft and shows a depth of his artistic creativity.

Enjoy the video below.

Adekunle Gold Premieres New Single & Remy Baggins Plays The PGM Club His Sextape

In this episode, we had a poetry therapist explain to the Push Good Music Club that vulnerability is a strength, while Adekunle exclusively premiered his soon to be released single and Remy Baggins played us his new tape, Hentai.

 

 

Adekunle Gold Taps Vanessa Mdee For ‘Before You Wake Up’ Remix

Adekunle Gold has released a surprise remix to his only solo effort of 2019, ‘Before You Wake Up‘. For the remix of this raving single, he travels Eastwards to recruit Tanzanian UMG act, Vanessa Mdee.

As Adekunle Gold details how much he cares and wants the perfect love story with a love interest he just met, he presents her with his exquisite love manifesto. Vanessa Mdee also brings a new flavour to the record with her airtight delivery and dazzling vocals over the Sess-production.

This release serves as a precursor to Adekunle Gold’s second official solo release of the year, ‘Kelegbe Megbe'(Know your level) set for release next Wednesday, June 19.

Enjoy this soulful record.

Listening To Bigfoot & Femi Leye’s ‘Fireflies’ Is The Best Form Of Self Care

Femi Leye is the latest in the long list of artists to work with Bigfootinyourface this year, particularly on his Downtempo Friday series. On the eighth instalment of the highly collaborative weekly series, both acts join forces to create a brilliant work of art titled ‘Fireflies‘.

Femi Leye, a popular multi-talented guitarist who has toured several continents including North America and Europe with the 79th Element bad which he co-founded with Adekunle Gold has also worked with the creme de la creme of the industry including Burna Boy, Brymo, Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage.

On this record, Femi Leye’s skill as a guitar mastreo is on full display as he delievers a masterful lengthy but piercing solo over the background sound of a burning fireplace. This is a song best enjoyed lying faced up while staring at the clouds with your earphones plugged in at the loudest volume. Thank me later.

Definitely a record for the soul. Enjoy

Promise – Adekunle Gold x Simi

After pulling off a secret engagement and wedding ceremony, newlywed faves Adekunle Gold and Simi released single Promise. 

The visuals, released on YouTube on the 16th is a visual diary of their big day and their official statement to the public. Social media has been amok since with speculations of how Simi and Adekunle Gold successfully pulled off one of the biggest events in their life so covertly as it is no secret that the two singers have been an item for quite a while.

Promise is nothing less than the love song we would expect from AG and Simi; and their declaration of everlasting love is definitely going on every wedding/engagement playlist henceforth.

Sweet Boy: Admirable Appearance & Respectable Conduct, As Told By Falz

Thanks to Falz, all dapper men can now find each other easily with the launch of the Sweet Boys Association: sweetboysassociation.com. On the 13th, the artist put out a ‘Presidential Address‘ via YouTube for all self-proclaimed Sweet Boys to join the Sweet Boys Association in anticipation for his latest single Sweet Boy and we didn’t have to wait too long because and song and the video were released the following day and it’s been trending since.

The video directed by Iyobosa ‘Prodigeezy’ Rehoboth features Sweet Boys Association President Falz and other honourable members of the association: artists Banky W, Adekunle Gold, Ric Hassani, actor Timini Egbuson, fashion famous Noble Igwe and designer Mai Atafo really just being the best baby boy versions of themselves and living their best lives.

Since the release of the song, Nigerian Twitter has been abuzz with the hashtags #SweetBoysAssociation, #SBA and #SweetBoy. The song revived the ever-present ‘gender wars’ on social media; on one hand, there are sarcastic definitions about what exactly being a Sweet Boy is all about (in ways that address how the slangs ‘slay queen’ and ‘small girl, big God’ were turned to derogatory terms) and on the other hand, there are the Sweet Boys unapologetically owning their title.  Amidst the negativity, Falz sent out emails to all members of this club of ‘baby boys’ encouraging them to unlook and keep being the best version of themselves.

 

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Falz also released a Code of Conduct for all Sweet Boys Association members showing how serious he is about encouraging a generation of men of ‘admirable appearance and respectful conduct’. As monotonous as the publicity for music projects can get, Falz has done an amazing job with Sweet Boy; creating buzz for his music while also adding his voice to the conversation on what a man ‘should’ be, and we think nicely done.

Delilah and her response to Adekunle Gold

Adekunle’s Damn, Delilah is a song anyone who’s been through any sort of heartbreak can relate to…This time Seyi Shay is around to deliver Delilah’s response to ‘Dekunle’s accusations with brutal honesty…

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