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Larry Gaaga Taps M.I Abaga & Efya For Uplifting Anthem ‘Hold On’

Over the weekend, Larry Gaaga brought one of Nigeria’s foremost rappers M.I Abaga and Ghanaian songstress Efya for an empowering anthem, ‘Hold On‘. This record is a departure from his overly commercial records like ‘Low’, ‘Baba Nla’, and the Davido-assisted ‘Doe’ which have dominated the clubs over the years. With this record, he preaching positivity in the face of turmoil, serving as a voice of hope. And he rightfully calls on two acts, masters in their fields to help relay this message.

On the record, M.I the hip-hop legend steps off his pedestal to be mere human who has sailed the murky waters of rejections and let downs. He shares his own story, highlighting the aches he had to endure as an artist on the rise, down to when he established his foothold as Naija’s hip-hop hegemon. And we all know this isn’t an M.I-specific tale because almost every successful person has a similar story to tell. M.I finds himself in full elder statesman mode, doling priceless gems of advice, urging everyone to keep giving their hustle everything they’ve got and just hope for the best.

With her soothing voice, Efya also urges us to press on and hold on to hope. We might not be where we want to be or even close to it, but the important thing is that we are on the way. And even when we fall, we should pick ourselves back up, dust off, emerge stronger and even more resolute.

Listen to this uplifting anthem above.

(PGM RADIO): EFYA AND DJ SPINALL DISCUSS NEW MUSIC & LEND THEIR VOICES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RAPE

On this episode of The PGM Radio Show, we had two amazing personalities on IG with us; The delectable Efya from Kumasi, Ghana, and DJ Spinall joined us from Los Angeles.

Our first guest was the talented singer, songwriter, and actress from Kumasi; Efya who recently released a hit single titled ’The One’ featuring Tiwa Savage. She shared her thoughts on the rape scourge in Africa and her determination to force the Ghanaian government to pass a law that adequately punishes rapists. she also talked about her musical journey so far and the prospect of potentially doing an ep with Tiwa Savage

DJ Spinall; the award-winning Nigerian Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Songwriter, Label Executive, and Media personality shared his story on dealing with corona and being locked down in Los Angeles.  He also spoke about his latest single titled “Tonight” which features the new kid on the block, Omahlay.

We also discussed world politics, touching on the protests happening all over the world in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the #NoToRape Campaign.

We also listened to some beautiful new music as always, from a bunch of young new talents.

From all of us at The PGM Club, we continue to admonish everyone to stay indoors, wear your face marks if you absolutely need to go out and wash and sanitize your hands.

Stay Safe.

Bella Alubo Announces New Project Coming In Just Three Weeks

In the wake of the release of her Zlatan-assisted ‘Agbani‘ remix, singer and rapper, Bella Alubo has announced the release of her next EP scheduled for release on Friday, October 18. The project titled “Summer’s Over” would be the follow-up to her “re-Bella” EP which was released to good reviews in December last year.

The 7-track project housed standouts like ‘Aiya‘ and ‘Ask Bolaji‘ and featured appearances from acts all over Africa including BOJ, Efya, Victoria Kimani and Sho Madjozi.

Bella revealed this on Twitter as she posted “EP out in 3 weeks ❤️” alongside a stunning picture of herself.

This coming project is expected to contain her 2019 releases including ‘Agbani’, the Lady Donli-team-up on ‘Unavailable‘ and her duet with Fasina, ‘Your Way (Long Time)‘.

Efya Promises Unwavering Affection On ‘Kingston Child’

Eclectic award-winning Ghanaian singer, Efya has returned from her 6-month self-imposed music hiatus by releasing a new love number titled ‘Kingston Child‘. This is Efya first offering in the year, coming several months after her last effort ‘Paper Guns‘ featuring DJ Lara Fraser which was released in November last year.

Produced by Lachaleur, Efya’s voice on ‘Kingston Child‘ is so soothing as she reassures her man of her undying love regardless of whatever situation in which they find themselves.

 

Listen To Bella Alubo’s New EP – ‘re-BELLA’

Last week, Bella Alubo released Aiya as a teaser off her third EP re-BELLA and throughout the week, the artist has been sharing snippets of the tracks and the inspiration behind the music with her fans via social media.

The project is an insight to Bella’s personal struggles, and thoughts and how she addresses these things and it is stellar.

The EP is out people. After taking a little time off to concentrate on her music, this beautiful star has given us a gift. The EP has production from Remy Baggins, Syn X, Quebeat and Tempoe; mixed and mastered by Alpha, Focus Raman and Syn X. Complete with features from Efya, BOJ, Sho MAdiozi and Victoria Kimani.

Listen to re-BELLA here.

Funbi’s Debut EP Is The Mood For Catching Feelings

R&B singer/songwriter Funbi is out with his debut EP Serenade. Prior to the release of the EP, the singer came out with a trailer to build enough anticipation for the project. It’s a double celebration for the artist as his debut EP hits streaming platforms on his birthday today.

The singer released a single Turn Me Around early this year with Poe, was featured on Palmwine Music 2 and rejoined his friends on The Collectiv3 to give more amazing music with Live. CreateRepeat. Serenade is a delightful mixture of Folk, Alternative and Funk music and is the perfect playlist for catching feelings. The 6-track project features Seyi Shay (Body) and Efya (Ride With You).

This EP is a literal serenade and is what this writer will be listening to the next time feelings are thrown.

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