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Joeboy Releases 5-Track Debut EP, “Love & Light”

Ever since the release of his chart-topping smash, ‘Baby‘, Empawa artist, Joeboy has been on a joy ride to stardom and mainstream success. Proving he was no fad, the young singer followed up with equally beautiful songs, ‘Beginning‘ and ‘Don’t Call Me Back‘ alongside their complementing visualizers that have come to be the showpiece for fans. All centred around love, his songs have come to soundtrack most young romantic relationship in these parts.

It all started with a DM from Mr Eazi after an enthralling ‘Shape Of You‘ cover from the talented but obscure up-and-comer. But barely two years after, Joeboy is now one of the biggest stars in the country. He was even nominated in the coveted Next Rated category at the 2019 Headies award.

Riding off the back of his short-and-sweet, love-themed, and melodious records, Joeboy has released his debut 5-track EP titled “Love & Light” which is all he aims to spread with this project. The EP was premiered exclusively on the PGM Radio Show on Wednesday and the responses have been favourable.

A majorly solo affair, DMW‘s Mayorkun is the only guest on this EP, featuring on ‘Don’t Call Be Back‘. This is a record that is already dominating the airwaves and topping streaming charts in just weeks of its release. Production-wise, Joeboy works with a capable team of Killertunes, Dara the Boy and Beats by KO on the project.

Speaking to OkayAfrica about the inspiration for the project, he revealed that “the main inspiration behind the songs on the new EP is just the idea of love and happy music, happiness. Music that you listen to and just gets you hyped up and makes you feel good inside. For lyrical inspiration, I just drew ideas from my experiences, these could be from a movie or my environment, or something I’m playing at the moment.”

Listen to “Love & Light” above.

Listen To Bella Alubo’s New EP “Summer’s Over”

As promised, Bella Alubo has released her new EP, “Summer’s Over” today, November 1. This is a follow-up to her “re-Bella” EP released to good reviews in 2018 with ‘Aiya‘ and ‘Ask Bolaji‘ as highlights.

This new EP contains eight tracks and two bonuses, both remixes to the TUC-produced ‘Agbani‘: a dance-centred record released in celebration of her birthday in August. This highly collaborative project features appearances from Mr Eazi, Zlatan, Ajebutter 22, Fresh L, T’neeya, Ezi Emela, Poe, Tengo John and Ko-jo cue.

Across the 10 tracks, “Summer’s Over” enjoys brilliant production from Que Beat, Syn X, Blaise Beatz, Guilty Beatz, Tuan Malik, and TUC.

Enjoy the album here and tell us what you think.

Joeboy Is Deeply In Love In The Visuals For His Latest Single, ‘Beginning’

After wowing fans with a beautifully crafted and cheeky visualizer for his single ‘Beginning’, Joeboy has unveiled the official video for the single. The single itself is a potent love number that features brilliant songwriting and an airtight delivery from the youngster, as he details his romance with his lover. Produced by the serial hitmaker, Killertunes, the song also gets subtle assistance from Empawa boss, Mr Eazi, who provides melodic background vocals.

The Molla Burke-directed video finds Joeboy having a good hometime with his sweetheart. Over the course of the video, Joeboy contemplates proposing as he constantly fiddles with the cased ring. At the end of the video, we see his overly excited lover, throwing her hands around him, making us assume that he finally decided to go through with it. It is no doubt a video that matches the song’s charm and elegance.

Just about a year in and Joeboy is already looking like an Empawa success story. The young singer already has one of the hottest singles in the country with ‘Baby’. And this new single is poised to also do so well. In fact, it’s visualizer has amassed over a million views on Youtube. The record itself is fast dominating the airwaves and it might be far long before people start to describe it as another hit.

Nonso Amadi Shares Video For ‘Go Outside’ Featuring Mr Eazi

Barely a week after the release of his sophomore “Free” EP, Nonso Amadi has unveiled the video for ‘Go Outside‘, one of the songs off the 6-track project. This chilled number that guests an appearance from one of Nigeria’s biggest exports, Mr. Eazi, finds both acts highlighting some of the perks of their celebrity status, thereby painting themselves as the ladies-magnet.

The Mollana Burke-directed video opens with Nonso Amadi moving on to his love interest while grocery shopping. The video follows their young romance, occasionally showing clips of the singer and Mr. Eazi cruising and having fun around the city.

Enjoy the video above.

Nonso Amadi’s “Free” EP Is Here.

One of Nigeria’s most promising acts, Nonso Amadi has released his new EP titled “Free.” This project is the long-awaited follow up to his sweeping “Alone” EP which housed ‘Suicidal’ featuring IBK.

Containing just six tracks, Simi and Mr Eazi are the only guests as Nonso Amadi appears solo on four tracks of the project. The EP is also majorly self-produced, with additional productions from Juls and AoD. Tyne Angela and Ghana’s Efya also make contributions to the album, assisting with additional vocals.

Speaking about the EP an interview with Pulse NG, Nonso Amadi revealed that “The title of the project is Free and it’s to express like being free; like ‘freedom,’ and all that. It’s just to say, you know, regardless of the pressure that most artists face and all that, this project was created out of a liberty of creativity.

Like I’m not trying to match or compete with anyone. It’s a very interesting sound to hear, and it’s something I want people to listen to while they’re driving or chilling, not when you’re trying to… It’s not made for you to go to the club necessarily. It’s a chill song, it’s Nonso.”

This project comes highly recommended by us at the PGM Club. Enjoy the project above and tell us what you think.

Mo’Believe Is Royalty In Video For ‘Bi Oba (Remix)’

Burgeoning urban-folklore singer, Mo’believe has finally released the visuals to his Empawa re-issued record, ‘Bi Oba’. This record which is a standout selection off his Lagos-inspired his debut album, “Ariwo Eko“, premiered last year on the PGM Radio Show. And now, the Mr Eazi-led Empawa Africa has decided to support the rising act with a video after his sultry voice caught Mr Eazi’s attention last year on Twitter.

Mo'believe catches Mr Eazi's attention On Twitter

Mo’believe catches Mr Eazi’s attention On Twitter

No doubt, Mr Eazi seems to be doing the Lord’s work with his Empawa100 program – helping and supporting budding talents all over the continent in chasing their dreams as musical stars by shooting and marketing their videos. And to this end, the super-gifted Mo’believe is a worthy beneficiary.

This Squareball Media-filmed video is a celebration of African culture, with Mo’believe and the models in video donning beautiful Yoruba attires and props. With his debut album, “Ariwo Eko“, Mo’believe tries to capture the sounds and peculiar elements of the city, and this video directed by Adasa Cookey helps to further this curation.

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 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!

Mr Eazi Assists Kwesi Arthur’s New Single ‘Nobody’

BET nominated Ghanaian rapper, Kwesi Arthur has released a new single titled ‘Nobody‘ featuring Mr Eazi. This is the lead single off his recently released project, “Live From Nkrumah Krom Vol II. Home Run“.

Produced by MOGBeatz, ‘Nobody’ is a mid-tempo Afro-pop number that finds Kwesi in full singing mode, declaring his love for a lady who has refused to return his affection.

As mentioned earlier, this is one of the singles off “Live From Nkrumah Krom“, a 9-track project that features an African all-star cast of Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Mr Eazi, Nasty C and Sarkodie.

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