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PGM Radio Show Hosts Oma Mahmud & Eri Ife

In this episode, we caught up with Oma Mahmud who walked us through his evolution as an afro-beat/afro-funk rocker and the influences that have played a part in that journey.

We also caught the chance to discuss with one of Ibadan’s promising talents Eri Ife and how his new single turned into a bizarre marriage proposal and subsequently the tying of nuptials.  It left us all confused….

Watch this space as we dig for more insight.

Oma Mahmud’s ‘Jalo’ With Lady Donli is a Call to Rethink the Nigerian Exodus

Oma Mahmud wants us to have tough conversations. Conversations we often shy away from especially through our escapist music about the allures and pull of luxury and excesses in a country that has become the poverty capital of the world. Over his next string of releases, the eccentric act, Oma Mahmud, seeks to undertake an enquiry into the state of the nation. And he kicks things right off with a Lady Donli assist on ‘Jalo‘, the first single from his next album aptly titled, “State of the Nation.”

Jalo‘ is also his first official release since his last album “Rockstvr,” an 11-track project released earlier this year, that guests new wave acts like DJ Yin, Prettyboy D-O, Damayo, Yung L and more.

On the self-produced record, Oma Mahmud and Lady Donli are united in crooning over the appalling socio-political state of the nation as well as the migration-centred orientation of its youths. Many have sadly given up on the deteriorating country and see migration to the West as the only viable shot at a better life. In plain street lingo, everyone simply wants to ‘japa‘.

However, the pair are sceptical of this exodus-is-a-must mindset – “Who go remain for we country o, if to say me and you we dey plan to go?” Mahmud rhetorically asks as he opens the record.

Sonically, ‘Jalo‘ is an afrobeat record highly rich in instrumentation, particularly with its heavy bassline and guitar loops. With a call-and-response chorus common in the message-laden genre, both acts come through with their reflective and pensive verses without being overbearing. The song is co-written by Ayomide Olufawo who also contributed background vocals to the beautiful record.

Enjoy the record and let us know if you agree with Oma Mahmud and Lady Donli.

Love Like This – Trill Xoe ft. Tonero & Rilwan

We cannot overemphasize how much we enjoy finding new music; it’s probably starting to sound like a scratchy vinyl record, but here we are. Another gem has been found.

The leading single off producer Trill Xoe’s debut EP Blood, Sweat and TearsLove Like This is beautiful. The R&B joint produced by Trill Xoe features fire vocals from Tonero (especially) and Rilwan. On the hook, Tonerolays some piercing melodies and descriptive lyrics as he discovers love in the club and how much more it can become while Rilwan struggles to get a hold of his current situationships and is conflicted between affection and isolation. For such an amazing track, it’s no wonder Love Like This is such a fan favourite and the love struggle is just one of the many themes expressed on the amazing compilation of work that is Blood, Sweat and Tears which features vocal talent and flow from Nessa, PsychoYP, Barelyanyhook, Foresythe, Bryan the Mensah, Zirra, Ocho, Kizz Ernie, Oma Mahmud and of course Tonero and Rilwan.

Listen to Blood, Sweat and Tears here.

PGM Radio Show with Yung L, Tide, Oma Mahmud

In this episode, Yung L speaks to us about the pressure of success and how he overcame depression.  We also got to premiere new music from Odunsi, Tide and Oma Mahmud.

On My Mind – Oma Mahmud

After pouring his heart out with Broken Promises earlier this year, Oma Mahmud is ready to love up again.

The artist released his second single of the year on Friday and the record is called On My Mind. The song, produced by Kabizzy samples The Remedies’ hit song Je Kama Fe Rawa and it is a nice reminder of the embodiment of talent that is Oma Mahmud. On My Mind is a nice track that fits easily into any party playlist and is another beautiful addition to the Summer ’18 Boo’d Up playlist and you should listen it.

PGM Radio Show with Phlow & Oma Mahmud

Female rap sensation Phlow came in to talk about her new and upcoming projects and she dropped mad punch lines with her new release 6Shots. Oma Mahmud was also in to premiere new music.

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