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Listen To Tay Iwar And Le Mav’s Joint “Gold” EP

After collaborating on two records ‘Stranger‘ and ‘Fools‘ off his debut album “Gemini,” Abuja-based act, Tay Iwar has joined forces with producer, Le Mav to take their undeniable chemistry to another level. The pair have teamed up to release a full body of work, titled the “Gold” EP, which is already out on all streaming platforms. They had teased and led this project with two pre-released singles, ‘Golden‘ and ‘Heat‘ which have kept up longing for the project, but now, the wait is over.

The project contains just 8 tracks with no guest appearances. It is solely a Le Mav-Tay Iwar production. “Gold” is Tay’s second project this year, coming several months after his 16-track debut album “Gemini,” which featured appearances from Santi, Preye Itams, Odunsi (The Engine) and brother, Sute Iwar.

Speaking about the new record, Tay Iwar revealed that “… the theme is about being golden and standing out beyond all odds…despite all the darkness in the world we all still have to remain fierce, fiery and precious like gold.”

Listen to the EP here.

Show Dem Camp Announces The Release Of Their Next Project

Palmwine season is once again upon us! Iconic Nigerian hip-hop duo, Show Dem Camp have announced the release of the next entry in the Palmwine Music series, titled “The Palmwine Express.” Scheduled for release next week Friday, December 13, this comes about 12 months after their year opening tape “These Buhari Times,” one many swear is the best Nigerian rap project of 2019.

Show Dem Camp kicked off the Palmwine Music series in 2017 with a 6-track EP that featured appearances from Odunsi (The Engine)BOJ, Funbi, Ladipoe and Ajebutter 22. Following the success of that tape, they kicked off their annual Palmwine Music Festival that same year. In 2018, the duo released the second instalment of the series, a 10-track project this time, with an expansive guest list that includes Nonso AmadiMoelogoTomi AgapeWorlasiFlashBurna Boy, and Falana. Frequent collaborators, BOJAjebutter 22 and Ladipoe also reappeared on “Palmwine Music 2.” And now, to the delight of many, the third instalment of one of the most successful Nigerian rap series is almost here.

Yesterday, Ghost and Tec took to their social media pages to announce the project as well as unveil its cover art and release date.”Our new project…The Palmwine Express 🌴 arrives December 13th. Who’s onboard 🚊” they posted alongside the cover art on Instagram.

 

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Our new project…The Palmwine Express 🌴 arrives December 13th. Who’s onboard 🚊

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Watch this space for any more information on the coming project.

Tay Iwar’s New Project Is Just Ten Days Away

Two weeks ago, Tay Iwar and Le Mav gave us a taste of what they have been cooking for some time now. After teaming up on ‘Stranger‘ and ‘Fools‘ off Tay Iwar’s debut “Gemini” album, the pair have taken their undeniable chemistry further by recording a joint project “Gold.” This is upcoming EP of which the recently released ‘Golden‘ is the lead single. And now, it appears the EP already has a release date.

Yesterday, a fan on Twitter appealed to Tay Iwar for an album before the end of the year and Tay Iwar replied “🤞🏾 13/12/2019” which is perceived to be the release date for his imminent joint project with Le Mav.

Earlier this year, Tay Iwar released his stellar debut album “Gemini.” This is a 16-track R&B and Soul project that featured appearances from Santi, Preye Itams, Odunsi (The Engine) and brother, Sute Iwar.

Falana Kicked Off Her Chapter One (EP) Tour With A Night Of Indelible Artistic Experience

On Friday, August 16, Falana kicked off her Chapter One Tour. The Neo-Soul and R&B singer had fans, family and friends gathered at the Terra Kulture, Lagos, for the first stop of her tour which is set to hit other African cities like Accra, Kigali, and Abuja.

Falana

The star of the night, Falana, performing live (Falana)

Anchored by Douglas Jekan, the event hosted a long list of celebrated guests and influencers like Denola Grey, Pamilerin, Godwin Tom as well as colleagues: BOJ, Teezee, Wavy The Creator, Odunsi (The Engine) and many others.

AYLØ serenading on stage

AYLØ serenading on stage

After thrilling performances by opening acts, Deena Ade, Celeste and Aylø -who just put out an impressive project “Dnt Dlt“- the star of the night, Falana was ushered on stage to a rockstar’s welcome, as she quickly takes us to church with “O God, here I am...”

Backed by her beaming six-piece band, the Nigerian-Canadian singer took us through her recently-released “Chapter One” EP, delivering acoustic renditions of some of the standouts of the well-received project, thereby giving them a flavor different to the way they were consumed on the tape.

Radiant and commanding on stage, Falana ran us through a run of old picks such as ‘To Zion‘, ‘Feel Your Energy‘, ‘Start Again‘ and ‘Dynamite‘. One of the highlights of the night was her performance of ‘Woman’, her somber record centered around women empowerment, highlighting the outstanding contributions of women in our society. Mid-performance, she broke into a monologue that accentuates the grim realities of single women in a patriarchal society such as ours.

Falana saved the best for the last as she closed her 1 hour 30 minutes set with her popular single ‘Ride or Die‘. The live rendition of this song filled the room with a gripping air of nostalgia, inciting the already captive audience to sing along to the standout record.

That wasn’t the end of the fun though, as everyone headed to Club 57 for the Culture Custodian-hosted after party.

Douglas Jekan

The host, Douglas Jekan (Falana)

The Lagos show was indeed a night to remember loaded with a pure and indelible artistic experience that left the audience roaring in appreciation. Her next stop is Accra where she would be treating unsuspecting Ghanaians to her thrilling performances. What a way to kick-off a tour!

 

Odunsi Takes Us Back In Time For ‘Wetin Dey/ Better Days’ Video

Odunsi (The Engine) has shared a video for his latest releases, ‘Wetin Dey/ Better Days‘, which have been gaining much traction on the airwaves. Spanning just over four minutes the video contains visuals for the two singles with their separate but united themes.

A student of the past, the video is highly inspired by the pop culture of the late ’90s and early 2000s as it is fashioned after the music videos of the time, particularly in terms of the scenery, editing and fashion.

Wetin Dey‘ opens with Odunsi having a good time with friends. The video then transitions into a dark and intense video for ‘Better Days‘, seemingly inspired by classic Nollywood. It opens with a murder scene and later finds Odunsi and his cohort running off in vintage Mercedes Benz.

This grotesque video is beautifully directed by the usual culprit, Ademola Falomo and Odunsi himself.

Odunsi Takes Us Back In Time With Double Treat ‘Better Days/ Wetin Dey’

The poster boy for the Alte community, Odunsi (The Engine) is back with his second post-‘rare.” release after he dropped the scintillating ‘Tipsy’ with UK singer Raye. And this time, he is here with a double treat, releasing two new singles titled ‘Better Days‘ featuring Wani and ‘Wetin Dey‘.

For these records with are set to hit the streets, he finds inspiration in legends, Paul Play Dairo and Ruff Rugged and Raw.

Produced by GA, ‘Wetin Dey‘ interpolates Ruff Rugged and Raw’s classic of the same-titled which was one of the biggest street bops in the early 2000s. The song was also previewed on the PGM Live on Wednesday. ‘Better Days‘ is produced by P2j.

With this release, Odunsi takes us back to a time when -for most of us- our biggest problem was finding X.

Enjoy the records above.

Listen To AYLØ’s New Single ‘Paris’

Burgeoning alternative act, AYLØ is back with his first offering for 2019 titled ‘Paris‘. This comes after fervent calls from fans all over social media for a record from the singer. ‘Paris’ therefore provides a taste of what AYLØ has been cooking and also gives the fans something to hold on to as they await further information on the release of his next project titled “Dnt’dlt” (Don’t Delete).

With ‘Paris‘, AYLØ delievers a soothing and melodious record over a simplistic and minimalist production. With his emotive vocals on full display, he croons about how he is helplessly in love with his sweetheart. “We are all damaged …” he resigns.

Paris is about finding beauty in everything. Beauty is in our damage and in our stories. Paradise is what you make it. ‘Paris’ is the subject’s favourite city, so hence the concept of. Beauty, if in, is out, and as above, so below. Me never having being to Paris, it wouldn’t matter because I’ve found paradise in Lagos… Right now, in this (that) moment.” He reveals in an interview with Tmrw Magazine

This song is co-produced by Le Mav and Odunsi The Engine.

Enjoy this new single above.

Santi Unveils Album Art And Tracklist For “Mandy & The Jungle”

Just a few weeks after announcing the release of his debut album, Santi has unveiled the cover art and the tracklist for the highly-anticipated project, “Mandy & The Jungle” which is expected to drop any time soon.

The singer took to his Twitter to share the grotesque album art and its accompanying tracklist with the caption “soundtrack to my universe
my debut album Mandy & The Jungle
cover and tracklist
art by ahmad tarek, tireless nights but thank you for bringing out the world in my head.
love to everyone who helped put this universe together.
nothing was planned but it surely was written”

According to the released tracklist, the album is set to contain a total of 16 tracks, including pre-released singles like ‘Freaky‘, ‘Sparky‘ and the monster hit, ‘Rapid Fire‘.

Santi also works with a wide range of artists on this project as it features guest appearances from Tay Iwar, Nonso Amadi, Shane Eagle, Dram, Kris Irie, Bridge, Amaarae, Seki, Tomi Agape, Kida Kudz and Godlink. Tay Iwar and Amaarae appear twice on the album as both also assist Santi on the album closer titled ‘Settle Down‘.

The dread-locked singer also closely works with his Monster Boys Crew as its members and affiliates are mainly in charge of the production on the album. GMK, Genio Bambino, Odunsi (The Engine), Le Mav, Higo, Doz, James Isibor, 1Takennandos and Barst all receive production credits.

The album is executive produced by Monster Boy and Odunsi (The Engine), with the engineering solely handled by the acclaimed alte playmaker, GMK.

Update: The album is scheduled for release on Friday, May 17. You can pre-order the album here

Pushing Good Music with Odunsi, GMK, And InDigo

On this episode, we celebrate Odunsi’s homecoming after a successful UK tour and discuss his new single ‘Tispy featuring Raye.

  • Super producer GMK stopped by with Tomi Thomas to premiere his new single “Call on me”
  • And DaRe & Tim Lyre play us their new collaborative project “InDigo.

 

Santi Comes Through With New Single Sparky

Santi has picked up where he left off with a fresh new single titled Sparky.  The single comes just three months after the smash hit ‘Rapid Fire’ which features Amaarae and Shane Eagle.

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