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Ycee’s Debut Album “Ycee vs Zaheer” Is Finally Here

After years of waiting, fans finally have their hands on Ycee’s debut album “Ycee vs Zaheer.” Undeterred by Tinny Entertainment‘s attempts to sabotage this release by leaking tracks off the album, Ycee has dropped the much-teased project today, November 8. This comes after three straight weeks of releases including, ‘Dakun‘, ‘Mo Salah‘ and last week’s ‘Wahala Dey‘ that have helped revamp anticipation for the project.

Evident from its cover and title, this album is a direct face-off between his alter egos: the icy cold singing Ycee and the blazing hot rapping Zaheer. On Instagram, Ycee describes the album as a “portrayal of two sides of the same coin.”

It’s Ycee vs Zaheer because I’m my only worthy opponent” he concluded.

Ycee vs Zaheer” is a 15-track LP that features an all-star cast of Davido, Phyno, Niniola, M.S Banks and former labelmate, Dapo Tuburna. Ycee also works with a long list of producers for this album including Syn X, Krizbeats, KO, Willis Give Dem, Jay Popping, Fanatiz, BeatsByKarma, Buzzing Producer, Twoseven, Elmore, J.Bids, Ballartosh and longtime collaborator, Adey.

Listen to the album here.

Ycee Has Davido, Niniola, Phyno, M.S Banks And Dapo Tuburna Colliding With Him On “Ycee vs Zaheer”

Ycee has announced the release of his much-teased and highly anticipated debut album, “Ycee Vs Zaheer.” The album which would be his first post-Tinny Entertainment project is scheduled for release on Friday, November 8 with its lead single ‘Dakun‘ coming out tomorrow.

The rapper who also doubles as a singer shared the album cover and the tracklist that includes appearances from an all-star cast of Davido, Phyno, Niniola, M.S Banks and former labelmate, Dapo Tuburna.

As the name implies, this album finds the ANBT boss in a battle against self, as his rap persona and his pop-leaning side tug it out for dominance across the 15-track album.

Check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist for "Ycee vs Zaheer" (Instagram/Yceevszaheer)

Tracklist for “Ycee vs Zaheer” (Instagram/Yceevszaheer)

Niniola Teams Up With Sarz Again On ‘Designer’

Niniola has released her first offering of 2019 with her longtime collaborator and ace producer, Sarz titled ‘Designer’.

PGM Radio Show with Niniola & Deena

In this episode, Niniola and Deena Ade discuss their style of music, the inspiration behind it and Deena opens up on how Niniola has inspired her with her music.

DJ SNAKE x NINIOLA – MARADONA RIDDIM

A new summer jam is on the rise!

And DJ Snake’s perfect summer jam “Maradona Riddim” is set to own that claim.  Released last Thursday, July 12th, the record has already sparked a mini-frenzy, further fueling the excitement and curiosity of the “Naija to the World” movement.

The original song “Maradona” off Niniola’s “This is me” album was arguably one of the biggest songs in Africa in 2017 and so it makes perfect sense for a renowned Dj such as Snake to give this song an extra lifeline, nudging it even closer to an all-time African classic

Niniola has already solidified her position as Nigeria’s Queen of Afro-House. She was recently nominated for “Best New International Act” at the BET awards and previously in 2018 was nominated for the Best African Artist Album at the South African Music Awards.

As DJ Snakes prepares to release his album, be sure to expect more as MARADONA RIDDIM comes off as a single from the album.

Niniola stuns in new Maradona Video

Niniola has stunned the industry once again with her afro-house sound and this time around it’s the video release of her Instant Hit single MARADONA.
According to inside sources, NINIOLA is currently counting down to the release of her debut album in the summer. And when asked what the album title would be called, all we were told is “The Album is about her.”

Banky, You’re Crazy for This One: A Review of Fuego Senoras

7 female musicians. 10 tracks. 1 crazy producer. When we first heard about Bankyondbeatz’s concept for Fuego Senoras, Spanish for Fire Ladies, we were intrigued by not only the gender equalizing theme but also the range and depth of talent featured on the EP.

It kicks off with “New Things” where Muna alternates between rapping and singing over a smooth and soothing piano and percussive beat. Eli’s soft and tender vocals are the perfect complement to the light instrumental on “Come Through”, a beautiful love song and one of the standout tracks off the project.

On “Fale Comigo”, Banky teams up with Lady Donli in creating a mid-tempo jazz styled groove with a light trap feel that is simply a brilliant fusion of so many different sounds.

“Hearts” Desire featuring DJ Yin is another instant favorite with its heavy pana-inspired snares and Yin’s mature and controlled vocals.

https://soundcloud.com/bankyondbeatz/sets/fuego-senoras

“Takeover” and ‘Ago Alago” featuring Deena O and Niniola respectively depart from the overall sound of the project up to now with Deena flowing off the Caribbean vibe on “Takeover” and Niniola telling a cautionary tale of patience on “Ago Alago”.

The penultimate track on the EP is “Pensive” featuring budding femcee A.T.  Her fast paced patois-laced rap style and Banky’s production weave seamlessly into an intricate story that, although personal to A.T, can easily be the soundtrack to the mind state of the average Nigerian lost in a hustle.

Usually with this many features and guest appearances on a project it can be very difficult for a unique identity to be formed but the variety and interesting fusion of the Bankyondbeatz’s production matched by strong guest appearances from Lady Donli, DJ Yin, Eli and A.T elevate it and give it a cohesive mix that makes the EP more than just a sum of its parts.

This project has us very excited at the pgm club.  We earnestly look forward to more music from Bankyondbeatz.

#PGM DISCOVERIES OF 2016

2016 has been a wonderful year for music both in Nigeria and also on the international scene. It has seen the emergence of exciting and super talented acts and as such we at thepgmclub have compiled a definitive list, our final playlist for the year, of our favorite musical discoveries of 2016. You can listen to the playlist on our homepage. Enjoy

Odunsi The Engine – Happy Hour & Situationship ft Aylo

Aylo – Fusion & Melanin

Lindsey Abudei – Out The Magazine

Falana – To Benard

Orinayo Ojo – Summer and Loving

Bennie Macaulay & Tomi Thomas – Parolz

Saeon – I Want You

Tay – Optimum Esse

Krishane – Inconsiderate ft Patorankin’

Myoa – Can A Stranger

Ozzy B – The Running & Gangster Fear

Boogey – Show You Something

Nonso Amadi – Radio

Niniola – Start All Over

Lady Donli – Alice & Moonchild

Sohn – Single

6lack – Prblms

Dvsn – Hallucinations

Yuna – Used To Love

Funbi – Hallelujah

George The Poet – What Do You Reckon

Moelogo – Rora Se ft Adekunle Gold

Louis The Child – From Here

Remy Baggins – Want You

Tim Lyre – Feel No Ways

Nego True – Hunger

We look forward to pushing more good music in 2017 ! Happy New Year from us at thepgmclub.

NINIOLA CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH NEW VIDEO

Niniola gifts her fans with a video to her new single Jigi Jigi.

According to Niniola, the song title ‘Jigi Jigi’ which means ‘Mirror Mirror,’ gives a retrospective view of her come-up in the music industry and as an artist.

DJ SPINALL RELEASES NEW ALBUM- ‘TEN’

The highly anticipated album “TEN” by Dr Spinall is finally here.

10 hot tracks, released today the 10th day of the 10th month.

DJ Spinall’s creative direction is tailored towards perfection, hence, the word TEN. This sophomore album, is the follow-up to his debut album; My Story. He also displays his production skills on a few tracks in the album.

The album has 10 tracks and features a star-studded line-up of artists such as Falz, Koker, Niniola, Mr Eazi, Ice Prince, Sauti Sol Shaydee and Sarkodie among others.

Singles such as ‘Package’ featuring Davido and Del B, and ‘Ohema’ featuring Mr Eazi which were released earlier this year are also included in the album.

A lot of hard work has gone into this project and he hopes you have fun listening to it, just like he did making it.

The album is available on iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, Google Play, MTN music plus

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