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Mannywellz Releases Amazing New Project titled “MIRAGE”

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Mannywellz

Remember the name Mannywellz, born Emmanuel Ajomale, and he’s a Grammy award-winning Nigerian American-based R&B/Soul artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who just released his refreshingly new E.P: ‘The Mirage’.

The project produced by Mannywellz is a seven-tracked collection of uniquely different sounds, influenced by his father, who is also a musician, and other musical icons such as Asa, Bob Marley, Kanye West, Ryan Leslie, Timbaland, Fela Anikulakpo Kuti, and King Sunny Ade.

Mannywellz has three features on ‘Mirage‘. While ‘A million’ featuring Nigerian-American rapper, Wale is a more upbeat sound, ‘Floating’ featuring Nigerian R&B duo, VanJess, made up of sisters Ivana and Jessica Nwokike is a slower traditional sound that samples a myriad of instruments, making this track in particular, stand out.

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Mannywellz floating

”Peace” featuring Tems is the ultimate depiction of a sweet-sounding song. Mannywellz garnishes his use of falsetto in a jazzy sound that draws you in, particularly, if you’re one for easy unconventional sounds. Alternative R&B fresh talent, Tems lends her acutely distinct voice to bring together this track in a blended complementary dollop that’s just delicious to listen to.

Manny was on the PGM Radio Show last Wednesday to discuss the making of his project and the inspiration behind it.  Listen to the podcast here.

We at the PGM Club love this project and recommend it for your listening pleasure.

Mirage Cover Art

Mirage Cover Art

Stream ‘Mirage here.

Catch Pia Love On Our First PGM OnLive Show

Pia Love is among a highly skilled set of dancers who are taking the art from a mere rhythmic movement of the body to even a greater level of artistry. Yes, many of us can move our bodies while grooving to a beat, but Pia Love is one of those stretching the art form into something spiritual. A quick tour of her Instagram or YouTube page will launch you into an amazing world of an eccentric multidisciplinary artist who is constantly on a journey across the world, discovering different dance styles and spiritual encounters.

 

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Did I have any reason to dress up as futuristic Taino tomb raider for our hike? No! . But then again, did I have any reason why not to though?! Lol . I’ve been reading about five elements which were mapped over two thousand years ago by Chinese physicians who categorised all of life into “five elements” or, “five seasons” or “five phases”. The intricate system includes looking at personality archetypes and how each of us are a combo of these “five principal Elements”, usually having one more dominant one ( I should note here that although zodiac signs are also split into four elements, they are not fully compatible with this system – for instance if you are water sign like Pisces you may not have water as your dominant element). I got so into reading about these archetypes and have been analysing my friends and work mates and seeing how our elements plays out in our interactions and has offered me deeper understanding of why we do what we do… and although my dominant is fire element, I also have lot of water – playful water in particular! I love putting together customes and I’d like to start applying this sense of play with hair, make-up and clothes as something I also do for others… my own body and hair is a lovely canvas, but I’ll be asking my friends to be my canvases too!! 🙏🏾😊❤️ . . The pictures and the five elements book are both gifts from @mic_urban_jewelry 💋❤️💋 #nofilter #instadaily #instafashion #nature #hiking #afrofuturism #playful #custome #imagination #longhair #longnaturetrips #elyungue #thepeak #elpico #blackgirlhairstyles #allthingsturquoise

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And it’s some of those lessons she has picked along the way that she’d share with us on our first ever PGM OnLive Show. This is an Instagram Live show that is focused on showcasing musicians, dancers, poets, DJs, instrumentalists and many others pushing boundaries with their art.

Gbona – Burna Boy

Twitter spoke, and Burna Boy has delivered. Starting his UK Life On The Outside tour on the 7th of October, the hitmaker asked fans if he should drop another hit before the start of the tour, and of course, we said yes and what a jam Gbona is.

The single is Burna’s first solo project since he dropped his very successful sophomore album Outside. The song produced by Kel-P is accurately titled, as Burna Boy accepts his accolades and blows his trumpet with lyrics like ‘OluwaBurna, mo gbona feli…’. Since the release of Outside, Burna Boy has been featured on a handful of hits including Sauti Sol’s Afrikan Star and most recently, Major Lazer’s All My Life. 

Gbona highlights Burna Boy’s heavy inspiration by Fela Kuti without being a bootleg copy. Burna’s ability to pay homage to the Abami Eda and Afrobeats while still honing his own sound proves just how talented he is and we’re very sure Gbona will become another anthem.

PGM Radio Show with Fresh L, Irene Ntale & John Networq

In this episode, we discussed Afrobeats and the once millennial-embraced word “Alte” and the controversy surrounding both as wildly perceived genre of African music. Also, we premiered new music by Fresh L, Irene Ntale (from Uganda), John Networq, Boj, Remy Baggins & Stiques The god.

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