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Blaqbonez unveils latest project “Sex over Love” album

Chocolate city rapper, Blaqbonez unveils latest project “Sex over Love” album. This rap project contains 14 tracks with major collaborations. Artists featured in this album include; Nasty C, Amaarae, Buju, Joeboy, Tiwa Savage, Laycon, Psycho YP, AQ, Superboy Cheque, 1DA Banton.

The tracks contained in the album are NovacaneHeartbreaker, Bling, Never been in Love, Don’t Touch, TGF Pussy, Okwaraji, Fendi, BBC Remix, Faaji, Zombie, Bestfriend, Cynic Route and Haba(Bonus track). 

Production credits to BeatsbyJayy, Type A, Blaise Beats, Xquisite beats, Tuzi and Spax. Mixing and Mastering by AQ, Type A, Swaps, Alpha Ojini. Cover artwork by Anthony Azekwoh. Guitar by CleanBolu. Click here to listen to “Sex over Love”.

Blaqbonez features Ghanian songstress Amaarae and spaceship Buju in his new single Bling

Blaqbonez signed to 100 crowns, an imprint of Chocolate city features Ghanian songstress Amaarae and spaceship singer Buju in his new single Bling. This is his second release of 2021 and is a follow up to his last single BBC featuring Tiwa Savage. The singer is soon to release his highly anticipated album titled Sex > Love.

Need a tune to have you feeling sexy, listen to this cool jam with soothing lyrics.

I been dey think say e don do (yeah)
But she say she no no wan go (yeah)
Everyday telling me bonjour (yeah)
Cause the money sweet like banku o (yeah)
I been dey think say e don do
But she say she no no wan go
Everyday telling me bonjour
Cause the money sweet like banku o

Produced by Type A. Mixing and mastering by AQ. Artwork cover by Bidemitata and Fallofmichael.

Click here to listen to Bling by Blaqbonez featuring Amaarae and Buju. The singer has announced that the music video for Bling would be released next week. Stay tuned to The PGM Club to get it hot and fresh.

Celebrating International Women’s Day with talented Alte singers

Hey music lovers, Happy International Women’s Day. On this global day set aside to celebrate womanhood, The PGM Club celebrates talented Alte singers in the music industry. As the theme for this year’s IWD is #choosetochallenge. We choose to celebrate women challenging the barriers to a more equal society. We choose to challenge young girls and women to remember how spectacular they are, the magic they bring to the world and to never dim their light to suit impoverishing, outdated narratives.

In no particular order, we are going to be celebrating female alte singers for their drive, talent and ambition in the music space.

Kicking off with delectable singer Tems who was literally a breath of fresh air to appear in 2019. She introduced herself with her stunning debut “Mr Rebel” and has gone on to release mind blowing tracks like “Try me”, “Looku looku”, “Damages”, her debut EP ” For Broken Ears” and many more.

Duduke crooner, best known by her stage name  Simi, is one of the awe inspiring voices to come out of Nigeria. She started making waves after her release of “Tiff” with Falz. She has released 3 studio albums and her latest EP ” Restless II” was released October 2nd, 2020. Her record label, Studio Brat launched in June 2019.

Majesty Lyn, Nigerian singer and 360 Incubation/RMG act was introduced to many through “Alternate Ending”. She went on to release her debut EP ” Four Twenty”. She had a stand alone song “Nobody” on “Sounds from the basement Gig vol.1”. She has gone on to release tracks like “Find your way”, ” IBTL(it’s been too long) etc. The porthacourt bred artiste sings R&B, ballads as well as raps.

Bella Alubo is an alternative singer and songwriter signed under Tinny Entertainment alongside Ycee. The artist who grew up writing poems dropped a collaborative EP with Ycee in 2018 titled “Late Night Vibrations with Ycee”. She was nominated as one of the promising acts to watch out for in 2018.  She has dropped singles like “Radio”, “Agbani” featuring zlatan, “Gimme Love”, “Gbolahan” and her latest single with Psycho YP and Lava lava, “GbaGbe”.

DYO formerly known as Ms D is London based singer and songwriter. She was credited as a featured artist and co-writer for all three of rapper Wiley’s hit singles from his 2013 album “The Ascent” including UK Chart #1 single “Heatwave”. In December 2021, she was featured on “Dependency”, the debut single by English singer Charlie Brown. In 2018, she collaborated with Adekunle Gold on his about 30 Album “Down with You”. She released “Let them talk” with Simi December 2020 and is such a talented singer and songwriter.

Nigerian-canadian singer and songwriter,  Falana is also on our radar. This multi-instrumentist dropped her debut EP “Things Fall Together ” four years ago. She has performed alongside Jennifer Hudson and John Legend at the Global Citizen Prize awards that held at Kensington pavilion royal, London in 2019. She was in fact, the only African performer at the event. Some of her songs include; teletele, Hoy Daria Yo la vida, Joy etc.

Ama Serwah Genfi, professionally known as Amaarae, is a Ghanian-American singer and  songwriter. Popular for her Androgynous dress style, she featured in Vogue Magazine online in 2018 and was named one of Vogue’s Online Top 100 style influencers in 2018. She has collaborated with the likes of Santi, Odunsi, Wande Coal, Stonebwoy, Kojey Radical and a host of others.  She was named one of Apple Music Africa’s Favourite New Artist in April 2018.

Niniola, is a talented Nigerian singer who has earned the title “Queen of Afrohouse”. After finishing third runner-up in the 6th edition of Project Fame West Africa, she released debut single “Ibadi” which got included to the soundtrack for season 2 of Gidi up. Her song Maradona released in 2017 earned her nominations at the 2018 BET Awards. Her song was sampled for Beyonce’s “Find your way Back” and she received a Grammy nomination certificate for her work as a composer on The Lion King: The Gift. She has recently released an R&B Ep titled “6th Heaven”.

Tomi Owo, is a soulful singer with dynamic vocal abilities. She terms her sound “Alternative Soul”. Her debut EP “pieces” was a culmination of a one-song-a-month project she embarked on in september 2015 to explore her sound and songwriting. She released “Versus” 3 years ago, featured on Phlow’s “Marmalade”, and released “Beautiful” and a remix EP with Amapiano and Afrobeat remixes on it.

F3line, is one of the newest additions to Talent management company, Chase Music. On the Cbase EP, F3line sings in “Lemons” and “Go Back Home”. The singer is one to look out for and we anticipate new music from her soon.

Euphemia Runyi Ekumah otherwise known as GoodGirl LA is an Afro-fusion artist with inspiration from greats like Michael Bolton, Michael Jackson and Beyonce. The 23 year old singer released her first song “Faraway” which started gaining her momentum. She went on to release “Fantasy”, “bless me”, “la confidential EP”, D4DM and her latest release “Bando”. She also recently got featured in Vector’s “Early Momo”.

And finally, we have Naya Akanji . This Afro-fusion artist released a collaborative EP with Lemar Abdul “Vivid Emotions” in 2020 which showcased Naya’s incredible talent and artistry. She has released songs like “No words”, “Ojoro” etc.

 

 

 

 

MTV music awards reveals it’s nominees for Best Collaboration, Song of the year, Best Fan-base, Best International act and Best Alternative nominees

MTV Africa music Awards in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism will be hosting their 7th edition  award ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on the 20th of February, 2021.

The event will celebrate African talent across 20 award categories, including Best MaleBest FemaleBest Song, and Best Collaboration. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognized in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. Additional new categories included are the MAMA Generation Change AwardBest Fan BaseAlone Together Best Lock-down Performance and Personality of the Year. These new categories seek to demonstrate MTV Base’s commitment to supporting the youth of Africa.

Most of the categories and nominees have already been announced. Yesterday however, MTV Africa music awards revealed its nominees for Best collaboration, Song of the year, Best international act, Best fan-base and Best alternative nominees.

 

Best Alternative nominees;

Adekunle Gold – Nigeria

Afrotronix – Chad

Amaarea – Ghana

Ami faku – South Africa

Matata – Kenya

Simi – Nigeria

Best International Act;

Beyonce

Da baby

Dj Khaled

Drake

Meg Thee Stallion

The Weekend

Song of the year;

Amanikiniki – Mfr souls ft. Major league DJz, kamo mphela and Bontle Smith

Duduke – Simi

Fem- Davido

Jeje – Diamond platnumz

Jerusalema – Master KG ft. Nomcebo Zikodo

John vuli gate – Mapara A Jazz ft. Ntosh Gazi and colano

Te amo – Calema

Suzanna – Sauti Sol

Olandi – Innoss’b

Nobody – Dj Neptune ft. Joeboy and Mr Eazi

Munda Awo – B2C

Monsters you made – Burna Boy ft Chris Martin

Best Collaboration;

Beyonce, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer – Already

Burna Boy, Chris Martin – Monsters you made

Innoss’b, Diamond Platnumz – Yope remix

Master KG, Burna Boy, Nomcebo – Jerusalema remix

Wizkid, H.E.R – Smile

Yemi Alade,  Angelique kidjo – Shekere

Best Fan-base;

A-reece

Cassper Nyovest

Diamond platnumz

Nadia Mukami

Naira Marley

Serge Beynaud

Eddy Kenzo

Fally Ipupa

Wizkid

Shatta Wale

To vote, check the Twitter handle @Mtvbasewest and click the links for the various categories and nominees of your choice or visit the Mtv Mama website. 

 

Amaarae is back on PGM Radio to discuss her new single “LEAVE ME ALONE.”

On this episode of The PGM Radio Show Podcast, we welcomed back the amazing Ghanaian Neo-Soul Princess; Amaarae.

Born Ama Serwah Genfi, Amaarae is currently enjoying massive airplay on her new single ‘Leave Me Alone’. On the show, she shared some insights on her musical journey so far, as well as her forthcoming debut album which would be a follow up to her 2017 E.P. ‘Passionfruit Summers’. Her long-awaited album is poised to feature some amazing production work and from a number of prolific producers.

The hugely talented singer also broke down her music process, influences, plans for the future, and her views on some pertinent social issues.

From all of us at The PGM Club, we strongly recommend you stream and add Amaarae’s new single LEAVE ME ALONE to your playlist.

Finally, we admonish everyone to wear your face marks if you absolutely need to go out and wash and sanitize your hands frequently.

The PGM Club would also continue to stand in solidarity with the Say #NoToRape Campaign.

listen to Amaarae’s Leave Me Alone here

Amaarae Wants To Be Left To Live Her Life On ‘Leave Me Alone’

Amaarae’s releases are always few and far between. But whenever she drops you’re sure that you’re in for a very good treat. And now, a few months after her killer feature on Odunsi’s progressive bop, ‘Body Count’, Amaarae is back with her 2020 debut single titled ‘Leave Me Alone’. This record is produced by a capable duo of Kuvie and KZ.

The record opens with strutting guitar riffs ushering us into Amaarae signature near-whisper vocals. The song finds the young Ghanaian singer demanding her freedom just as the title implies. She’s had enough of everyone else and needs to invest her time and energy on herself, ’cause it appears she’s simply just wasting it on others. “I want to be alone, I want you to just leave me alone”

“Leave Me Alone” is a freedom record. It’s just about wanting to live your life and be left to do so. There’s so much going on in the world right now. We all need a break – or some form of escape and this song speaks to that desire. It’s about having the space to breathe, process and get your mental and emotional states right,” she reveals to RADR.

This single officially kicks off the rollout and wild anticipation for her coming project, “The Angel You Don’t Know”. Listen to the single above.

Odunsi Releases New Surprise EP, “Everything You Heard Is True”

Odunsi (The Engine) has released a new project with only a moment’s notice, only announcing it just a couple of hours before it’s release. This serves as an appetizer to help hold us down as he continues work on his anticipated sophomore album. Titled “Everything You Heard Is True”, this serves as Odunsi’s first project since his 2018 debut album “rare.”

“so here’s the thing. i definitely need more time with the album. last year has been a rollercoaster i’m sure you guys could feel it. but i have a gift for u and i. because we deserve it. and it’s time to have a lil fun” he shared on Twitter. Odunsi, therefore, presents “Everything You Heard Is True” as a peace offering, and lovers of his music are ready to receive it with their full arms stretched.

This new EP contains just seven tracks, featuring appearances from Maison2500, Amaarae, Deto Black and Gigi Atlantis. For this project, Odunsi omits all his previous releases, including the Tems-assisted ‘Decided’ which he released just about a month ago.

This is a record he dedicates to anyone that is battling with anything in their lives and dealing with loads of anxiety. “It’s about fighting death in sleep” he explains.

Enjoy the new EP above and let us know what you think.

Zamir and Amaarae Crave Each Another In The Metaphorical ‘Munchies’

Barely three weeks after his team-up with PsychoYP on ‘Mind‘, Zamir closes up the year with his fourth single of 2019, ‘Munchies‘ on which he joins forces with the Ghanianina songstress, Amaarae. All across the year, the brawny rapper has been an adherent of the power of collaboration, enlisting Ycee on ‘Anti‘ and Kida Kudz on ‘Jan 1st‘, his earlier releases.

Over a GMK production, Zamir delievers raunchy bars, enthusiastically describing some of the sexual fantasies he wants to fulfil with his love interest employing witty metaphors. The feeling is mutual on the end of the appraised damsel as the soft-voiced Amaarae also runs wild with steamy imaginations in her hooking verse.

Enjoy the record here.

PGM Radio Show Hosts Oma Mahmud & Eri Ife

In this episode, we caught up with Oma Mahmud who walked us through his evolution as an afro-beat/afro-funk rocker and the influences that have played a part in that journey.

We also caught the chance to discuss with one of Ibadan’s promising talents Eri Ife and how his new single turned into a bizarre marriage proposal and subsequently the tying of nuptials.  It left us all confused….

Watch this space as we dig for more insight.

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