BBNaija Lockdown Edition winner, Laycon drops highly anticipated debut album “Shall We Begin”

BBNaija lockdown edition winner, Laycon drops highly anticipated debut album “Shall We Begin“. The album, “Shall We Begin” is a 12 tracks project which features Mayorkun, Joeboy, Terri, Teni and YKB. The songs contained in the album are; And so she spoke, God Body, Verified, All Over Me, Wagwan, Kele, Jeje, Bam Bam, Want you back, Fall for me, My Lane, And so they spoke.

Speaking on the album a few hours earlier, Laycon says;

Today marks the beginning of a new journey. My album! This is totally yours… made by me & a few of my friends just for your listening pleasure. I had so much fun creating it, and I pray listening to it gives you as much joy and satisfaction as I experienced when making it. So thank you for your patience, for trusting the process, for sticking with me and for holding my hands through this journey…


Production credits for the album, ‘Shall We Begin‘ goes to DJ klem, Dwillsharmony, Quebeats, Finito, Telz, Tytanium, Terri, Jaysyntsbeatz, Semzibeatz & Major bangz. Stream/Download “Shall We Beginhere .

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”.

Afro superstar Joeboy releases a remix of his single “Door” with popular Ghanian musician, Kwesi Arthur 

Following the release of his debut album, SSBM (somewhere between Beauty and Magic) under Banku Music/Empawa Africa earlier this year which peaked at No.1 on Apple Music in 28 countries and has amassed over 114 million streams across all DSPs, Afro superstar Joeboy now releases a new version of his single “Door” with additional vocals from  popular Ghanian musician, Kwesi Arthur.

No shé n shé mi omo ko shé so
Abi na jazz wey you do me mi o mo
I dey for your house
Oya open your door

Wetin i go talk again
Wetin i go do again to show you say you be


Click here to stream and download. The official video has already been released and you can watch it here. Directed by Andy Madjitey.

Joeboy’s debut album, Somewhere between Beauty and Magic out now

Joeboy, signed under Em Pawa Africa has released his debut album “Somewhere between Beauty and Magic ” after much anticipation from fans since the release of his debut EP “Love and Light” released 2019. Although still fresh to the music scene, Joeboy has churned out hit singles like Oreke, Call  Nobody, Baby and many others.

On this album, we get pure Joeboy with no features. The album is made up of 14 tracks and has a runtime of 36 minutes. The tracks on the album are; Count on me, Focus, Number one, Police, Door, Show me, Runaway, Lonely, Consent, Oshe, OH, Sugar mama, Better thing and celebration.

The 23 year old singer before releasing his nee project had this to say;

Having to create records that are life changing is one of life’s greatest gifts to humanity. I’ve lived in the music to a place where I found myself immersed in all of it’s rhythm.

I present to you my debut album, Somewhere between Beauty and Magic #SBBM

Its beautiful.

The producers on this album include; Killertunes, Type A, Dera, MOG, Big fish, Tempoe, E kelly, Mex flairz, Semzy and  BeatzbyKO. It was mixed by Oxygen Mix and mastered by E Kelly, Oxygen Mix and Air.

To listen, Click here.


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;


Da baby

Dj Khaled


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;


Cassper Nyovest

Diamond platnumz

Nadia Mukami

Naira Marley

Serge Beynaud

Eddy Kenzo

Fally Ipupa


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. 


Tanzanian songstress, Nandy opens the year with “Number one” featuring Joeboy

Faustina Charles alias Nandy, Tanzanian songstress and songwriter begins the year with this smooth jam “Number one” featuring Joeboy. The song is a special love song promising to make lovers feel like number one priority in  each other’s lives. She employs Joeboy to sing in English and Yoruba while she delivers delectable vocals in her native language . The central idea is clear and it is one we all speak notwithstanding geography or language.

While her proposed concerts and tours were canceled last year due to the pandemic. Ninogeshe, Na nusu, Do me, Acha Lizame and Dozi, some of her biggest songs were released. She was also one of the artists centre stage at campaigns for the 2020 Tanzanian elections. “Number one” was produced by Kimambo. Click here to listen

It’s visuals have also been released . To view, click here.

Joeboy drops ‘Celebration’ with lyric visualizer

Fast rising Afropop singer, Joeboy has released his Christmas gift to fans ‘Celebration’. This follows his recent releases ‘Lonely’ and ‘Call’. His notable collaborations includes Major lazer’s ‘Sun comes up’ and ‘Nobody’ with DJ Neptune and Mr. Eazi. Nobody was one of the most streamed songs charting in at least 7 countries on Apple music.

The 23 year old singer speaking on the theme of the song says;

“In a year that has been more torrid than fulfilling for many of us, we still need to give thanks and appreciate the littlest of things and that’s what ‘Celebration’ is about. ‘Celebration’ is a song of happiness, recorded at my recording camp in Ghana. It’s not a love song but a feel good song that signifies that we shall be alright regardless of the challenges.”

This song gives vibes of happiness and it’s energy very positive. Celebration was produced by produced by Type A. Click here to listen to it and here to watch this song’s lyric visualizer.

E Kelly Brings Along Mr Eazi, Joeboy, King Perry And More On “No Secrets” EP

Seasoned Nigerian producer E Kelly has released his debut project, “No Secrets” EP with just a few day’s notice. This is a project he has had in mind to as far back as four years but has finally gotten around to execute, thanks to Mr Eazi and the Empawa Africa team.

“No Secrets” contains just five tracks and it mainly presents some of Nigeria’s rising talents like Boybreed, Minz and the raving King Perry. It also features appearances from Empawa’s success story, Joeboy and boss, Mr Eazi. who has a number of hits under his belt,

Enjoy the project above and let us know what you think about this long-overdue project.

Joeboy Continues His Thrilling Love Story On ‘Call’

Joeboy was one of the miracles that happened in the Nigerian music space in 2019. The singer has had such a rapid ascent in the industry morphing from near-obscurity into a cultural and commercial luminary in just a year. His thrilling ride to stardom last year was also accentuated with the release of his hit-packed debut EP “Love & Light” which housed smashes like ‘Baby’ and ‘Beginning’.

The Empawa-backed singer has now officially opened his year with a new tune titled ‘Call’, the first single off his debut album set for release later this year. This comes just a few weeks after his team up with Mr Eazi on DJ Neptune’s jam ‘Nobody’ which is fast dominating the airwaves.

Right from his breakout hit that thrust him in the public eye, ‘Baby’ Joeboy has been leading a love story almost like no other. This has also been a dominant theme in his subsequent releases although things seemed to take a sour turn on the Mayorkun-assisted ‘Don’t Call Me Back’.

On ‘Call’, Joeboy is in love once again. Over the smooth midtempo Dera production, the young singer reminds his lover how much affection he has for her. She appears to have him on a choke-hold as Joeboy is ready to do whatever for his woman. “Call on me, call on me/ know sey I go pull up for you” he sings.

This song comes highly recommended by us at the PGM Club.

Ckay Brings Along Joeboy & Kuami Eugene On The Remix Of ‘Love Nwantiti’

In celebration of love today, February 14, Chocolate City act Ckay has released the remix of one of the fan-favorite cuts off “Ckay the First” EP.  And for this new rendition, he recruits a young and vibrant team of Ghanaian high-life and afrobeat singer-songwriter, Kuami Eugene and Nigeria’s wonderkid, Joeboy. 

Produced by a Tempoe-Ckay duo, the mid tempo love record sounds like everything you need to listen to as you partake in the celebrations of love this weekend. Joeboy who spent much of 2019 releasing solo materials shines across this track with a soft but brilliant delivery.

The video finds Ckay crooning to his love interest in a beautiful but candlelit room. It then follows him to the park with him chilling with his friends and loads of back up dancers and fine models.

Enjoy the video below.

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