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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)

Burna Boy’s Independence Day Present Comes A Day Early As He Releases Visuals For ‘Another Story’

In the wake of our Independence day celebration tomorrow, the self-acclaimed African Giant, Burna Boy, has decided to remind us of our realities as Nigerians as he releases a fitting visual for ‘Another Story‘, one of the stand-out cuts off his culturally and commercially successful album, “African Giant.” Teaming up with one of Ghana’s finest rapper, M.anifest, the pair provides insightful social commentary on this reflective record as they take turns to lament about the ills of their respective societies.

The Clarence Peters-directed satiric video finds a cross-section of Nigerians in a classroom, blinded by several vices that have haunted us since independence and led us to the trenches we find ourselves today. It also touches on the unrests that have become strife in Nigeria and our neighbours, Ghana, as the guest, M.anifest delievers his pensive verse in a make-shift traffic jam. The video also opens and closes with brief history lessons on the emergence of the geopolitical entity called Nigeria, specifically reminding us that, “if you don’t know where you’re coming from, you won’t know where you are going.”

As we celebrate Nigeria’s 59th independence day tomorrow, the well-timed video should be sufficient to remind us that October 1st should really be a day of deep reflection of how we got here as a nation.

Burna Boy Unveils Visuals For ‘Gum Body’ With Jorja Smith

Burna Boy has released the video for his duet with UK Singer, Jorja SmithGum Body‘, one of the fan-favourite cuts off his “African Giant” album. This is the seventh visual from the 17-track culturally and commercially successful, coming less than a month after the style-rich video for ‘Pull Up‘. This comes just a couple of weeks after the release of  their link-up on ‘Be Honest‘, Jorja Smith’s first official release since her 2018 album, “Lost & Found.

This video is directed by Meji Alabi who has been garnering praise recently for his work with the symbol-laden video for Tiwa Savage‘s UMG Debut, ‘49-99‘. The seasoned director also brings his brilliance to bare on this video, matching the song’s elegance and bringing it to life with its accompanying visual. The video opens with a sad and pensive Burna singing in the living room after what is assumed to have been a bitter quarrel between the couple.

Enjoy the video above.

Burna Shares Colourful Visuals For ‘Pull Up’

Man of the moment, Burna Boy has unveiled the visuals to ‘Pull Up‘, the latest single off his culturally and commercially successful “African Giant” album. Ever since the album dropped a few weeks back, Burna has had such an impressive press tour including memorable stops at GQ, the Breakfast Club and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. But now the African giant is back home. In fact, he is holding a throwing a release party in Lagos later today to the delight of industry practitioners.

But the fans themselves are not left out of this party as he has shared the video for Meji Alabi-directed visuals for ‘Pull Up‘ almost since its initial release.

The fashion-driven video for the romantic number finds Burna Boy cruising and having a good time with some African queens of different shades of skin.

Burna Boy Releases New Star-Studded Album “African Giant” : Listen

Burna Boy has finally released his highly anticipated third studio album “African Giant” earlier today. His seventh project in total, this project comes just a year after his commercially successful and critically acclaimed mixtape “Outside” which housed singles like ‘Ye‘, ‘Streets Of Africa’ and ‘Heavens Gate‘ with Lily Allen.

On this 19-track album, Burna Boy brings along an A-team of international superstars including Jorja Smith, YG, Future, Damian Marley, Angelique Kidjo and more. Raving rapper, Zlatan Ibile is surprisingly the only Nigerian featured on the tape, with Burna himself appearing solo on 13 tracks.

The album “African Giant” is titled after his self-ascribed nickname, popularized following his infamous Coachella font-size rant on Instagram earlier this year. The album contains all his afrobeat-laced post-“Outside” releases including ‘Gbona’,On The Low‘, ‘Killin Dem‘, ‘Dangote‘ and the raving ‘Anybody‘. Unified by their apparent Afrobeat influences, we knew these records were building up to something bigger and gladly, our suspicions have been confirmed.

Earlier this week, the singer released ‘Pull Up‘, the latest single off the album and also guested on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he delivered an impressive live rendition of ‘Anybody‘ to a cheering audience.

Enjoy the album above.

Beyonce Brings Along Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy And Other African Superstars On “The Lion King: The Gift”

To the excitement of many, our Nigerian and African music superstars have been revealed to appear alongside Beyonce, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and more on the Beyonce-curated album, “The Lion King: The Gift.” The album which is executive produced by Queen Bey herself is inspired by Disney movie, The Lion King, which set to hit the cinemas this weekend.

Scheduled for release this Friday, July 19, the project is set to feature an all-star African cast including Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Tekno, Shatta Wale, Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly. The album will also include ‘Spirit‘, the Beyonce single off the original soundtrack of the movie.

The Gift“, described by Beyonce as a “sonic cinema” is inspired by pop, hip-hop, pop and Afrobeats elements and is largely produced by some of the best producers across the continent.

The tracklist for "The Gift"

The tracklist for “The Gift”

In a released statement, Beyonce revealed that “I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

It’s happening guys! Afrobeats to the world!!!

Burna Boy’s New Album “African Giant” Is Almost Here

With two massive singles, multiple awards, a stellar Coachella performance and a couple ambassadorial deals secured in just six months, you can’t deny that Burna Boy is having a good year. And it’s even about to be better. The dreadlocked fusionist is set to release his new album, “African Giant“, later this month. In fact, you can pre-order the tape right now on iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play.

In less than three weeks, we would be treated to the follow-up to his seminal project “Outside“, which scored an impressive  7.7 rating on Pitchfork, a top American review site. The album/ mixtape – or whatever Burna chooses to call it- housed hits like ‘Heaven’s Gate‘, ‘Streets of Africa‘ and ‘Ye‘ which saw him tilt the balance of power in the industry and establish himself as “one of Nigeria’s preeminent musical ambassadors” in 2018.

Scheduled for release on Friday, July 26, the album “African Giant“, is titled after his self-ascribed nickname popularized following his infamous Coachella font-size rant on Instagram earlier this year. The project is set to be 19 tracks-long with the total listening time spanning about 1 hour, 4 minutes. The album contains all his afrobeat-laced post-“Outside” releases including ‘Gbona’,On The Low‘, ‘Dangote‘ and the raving ‘Anybody‘. Unified by their apparent Afrobeat influences, we knew these records were building up to something bigger and gladly, our suspicions have been confirmed.

The singer has also shared what is perceived by many to be the official album cover of the forthcoming project although he hasn’t confirmed that yet. Hopefully, in the next few days, we’d get to see the tracklist and the featured acts on the anticipated project.

Earlier today, the singer was unveiled by Apple Music as their new ‘Up Next‘ artist and the consequential film is set to be released next week Tuesday, July 16.

https://twitter.com/burnaboy/status/1148664839205789697

You can pre-order the “African Giant” album here.

 

 

Burna Boy Wins Best International Act At The 2019 BET Award

Nigerian afro-fusionist, Burna Boy is the latest in the series of top Nigerian acts to secure a BET nod. Earlier today at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles the self-acclaimed African giant bested AKA, Giggs, Dave and fellow countryman, Mr Eazi to win the Best International Act category at the 2019 BET Awards.

Burna Boy’s mum and manager, Bose Ogulu came on stage to pick up the award for Burna and delivered a remarkable acceptance speech in which she reminds African Americans not to forget their ancestry. “remember you were African before you became anything else” she said to a cheering audience.

Teni, however, lost the Best New International Act category to South Africa’s Sho Madjozi.

Burna Boy has, therefore, joined the ranks of Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, 2baba and D’Banj as Nigerian recipients of the coveted BET Award.

Congratulations Burna Boy!!

Teni, Burna Boy And Mr Eazi Nominated For 2019 BET Awards

Afrobeats to the world! Once again, our Nigerian superstars have been nominated for the 2019 BET Awards. Mr Eazi and Burna Boy who both delivered memorable performances just last month at Coachella have been nominated at the Best International Act category.

Teni, on the other hand, was nominated in the Best New International Act category. The Award show is set to hold on Sunday, 23 June at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and it would be aired live on BET and MTV.

For the Best International Act Award, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi will go against international superstars like South Africa’s AKA as well as Dave and Giggs, both from the U.K. Likewise, Teni will be looking to edge U.K’s Octavian, South Africa’s Sho Madjozi and others  to clinch the Best New International Act award.

We at The PGM Club, we wish you guys all the best. Bring it home guys!

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