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Joeboy, Fireboy, Rema Scoop Soundcity MVP Awards

One of the things 2019 would be remembered for as far as the Nigerian music industry is concerned is that it was a year that witnessed a change of guard in the local scene. It was the year that saw Rema, Joeboy, Fireboy grow from obscurity into household names; scoring hits and pulling huge numbers. And this was reemphasised yesterday as the trio picked up nods at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards which held yesterday, Saturday 11 at the Eko Convention Centre. Other big winners of the night were Davido, Teni as well as the star of the night, Burna Boy who went home with the Song of the Year, Best Male MVP and African Artist of the Year awards.

The Empawa-backed singer Joeboy picked up the award for Best Pop while the YBNL-signed Fireboy secured the Listener’s Choice award for his monster hit, ‘Jealous‘. However, it was Rema that went home with the coveted Best New MVP Award, coming just months after he bagged the Next Rated award at the 2019 Headies.

Check out the full list of winners below.

African Artiste Of The Year

Burna Boy (NG) – Winner

Davido (NG)

Diamond Platnumz (TZ)

Shatta Wale (GH)

ShoMadjozi (SA)

Tiwa Savage (NG)

Wizkid (NG)

Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Pop

Innos B [CG]

Nandy [TZ]

JoeBoy [NG] – Winner

Otile Brown [KE]

Kizz Daniel [NG]

Teni [NG]

Mayorkun [NG]

Rayvanny [TZ]

Naira Marley [NG]

Song of the Year

Jealous – FireBoy DML (NG)

Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG) – Winner

Malwhede – King Monada (SA)

Soapy – Naira Marley (NG)

Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)

Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Baby – JoeBoy (NG)

Case – Teni (NG)

Dumebi – Rema (NG)

Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)

Jama – DJ Mic Smith(GH)

Best Duo

Black Motion (SA)

Blaq diamond (SA)

DopeNation (GH) – Winner

Ethic (KE)

Show Dem Camp (NG)

Toofan (TG)

Best Hip Hop

BlaqBonez (NG)

Falz (NG)

KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner

Kwesta (SA)

Medikal (GH)

Shinski (KE)

Sarkodie (GH)

Reminisce (NG)

Ricky Rick (SA)

Zakwe (SA)

Digital Artiste of the Year

Cassper Nyovest [SA]

Davido [NG] – Winner

Diamond Platnumz [TZ]

Kizz Daniel [NG]

Mr Eazi [NG]

Yemi Alade [NG]

Wizkid [NG]

Best Female MVP

Betty G (ETH)

Daphne (CMR)

Nandy (TZ)

Sho Madjozi (SA)

Teni (NG) – Winner

Tiwa Savage (NG)

Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Male MVP

Burna Boy (NG) – Winner

Davido (NG)

Diamond Platnumz (TZ)

King Promise (GH)

Sjava (SA)

Wizkid (NG)

Zlatan (NG)

Listeners’ Choice

Baby – JoeBoy (NG)

Dumebi – Rema (NG)

Fetch your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)

Jealous – Fireboy DML (NG) – Winner

Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)

Kainama – Harmonize (TZ)

Killin Dem – BurnaBoy (NG)

Kpo K3K3 – StoneBwoy (GH)

Oil & Gas – Olamide (NG)

Viewers’ Choice

49-99 – Tiwa Savage (NG)

Able God – Chinko Ekun (NG)

Banomoya – Prince Kaybee (SA)

My Level – Shatta Wale (GH)

On The Low – Burna Boy (NG)

Soapy – Naira Marley (NG) – Winner

Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)

Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Video of the Year

49-99 – Tiwa Savage by Meji Alabi (NG) – Winner

Dangote – Burna Boy by Clarence Peters (NG)

Jericho – Simi by Adasa Cookey (NG)

Ngwa – Blick Bassy by Tebego Malope (SA)

Ohema – Kuami Eugene by Rex (GH)

Best New MVP

FireBoy DML (NG)

JoeBoy (NG)

Marioo (TZ)

Rema (NG) – Winner

Simmy (SA)

Wendy Shay (GH)

Best Collaboration

Blow My Mind – Davido [NG]

Daz How Star Do – Skibii [NG]

Gugulethu – Prince Kaybee [SA] – Winner

Jama – DJ Mic Smith [GH]

Killin Dem – Burna Boy [NG]

Inama – Diamond PlatNumz [TZ]

African DJ of the Year

DJ Creme De La Creme (KE)

DJ Kaywise (NG)

DJ Neptune (NG)

DJ Spinall (NG) – Winner

DJ Vyrusky (GH)

DJ Zinhle (SA)

Watch Rema Perform ‘Bad Commando’ on COLORS

Rema‘s story is one like no other. Ever since he got activated and unveiled by Mavin Records and Jonzing World in March 2019, the young lad has been a shooting star. His debut and introductory self-titled EP, “Rema” which housed smashes like ‘Dumebi‘ and ‘Corny‘ kicked off his rapid ascent to fame and mainstream success, and it has been a joyride from there. In less than a year, the singer has released three EP, won the coveted Headies Next Rated award, featured on the Obamas‘ summer playlist, and looks poised for even more international exploits.

Recently, the singer stopped by Colors Studios to perform the title track off his third EP, “Bad Commando.” Dressed in all black, Rema delivered a stunning rendition of the EP-opener over a hanging mic, gesticulating occasionally with his gloved hands.

Enjoy the video below.

Rema Is A Willing Captive In The Video For ‘Lady’

Rema‘s story is one like no other. Ever since he was activated and unveiled by Mavin/Jonzing World, the young lad has been a star. His debut and introductory self-titled EP, “Rema” which housed smashes like ‘Dumebi‘ and ‘Corny‘ kicked off his rapid ascent to fame and mainstream success, and it has been a joyride from there. In less than a year, the singer has released three EP, won the coveted Headies Next Rated award, featured on the Obamas‘ summer playlist, and looks poised for even more international exploits.

On this high-speed journey, Rema has made a quick stop to unveil the visuals for ‘Lady‘, a fast-paced standout off his third 2019 EP, “Bad Commando.”

Directed by Tadas, the video finds a veiled Rema strapped to a chair with arms behind. He is the captive of a dancing damsel who at a point opens his eyes to a world of romantic hedonism. Rema himself looks to be a willing captive as throughout the ordeal, he doesn’t for once show any sign of discomfort or even attempt to escape.

Check out the video above.

Pretty Boy D.O premieres new video – “Dey Go Hear Wehh” on PGM Radio

In this episode, Pretty Boy D.O stopped by to premiere and discuss the concept of his new video – Dey Go hear Wehh.  We also discussed the Headies and the controversy surrounding it.

 

Teni Is The Star Of The Night At The 2019 Headies

After a night full of surprises, impressive live performances and disappointing rounds of no-shows, Teni emerged the biggest winner at the 2019 Headies. The singer who recently released her “Billionaire” EP walked home with four awards out of her six nominations including Best Pop Single for her 2018 monster hit, ‘Case‘. She was closely followed by Falz who bagged three awards including Best Album for the critics’ darling “Moral Instruction“. The biggest surprise of the night was Burna Boy who secured only two awards out of his eight nominations as well as Adekunle Gold who didn’t win any awards of his five nominations.

For the coveted Next Rated Award, Rema edged over Victor AD, Lyta, Zlatan and Joe Boy to secure the category that traditionally comes with a car. The Mavin Records‘ superstar, therefore, joins the ranks of Wizkid, Davido, Wande Coal, Asa, Reekado Banks who have won that award.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Revelation Of The Year: Mayorkun

Producer Of The Year: KillerTunes

Best Performer Award: Yemi Alade

Best Collaboration: Burna Boy x Zlatan -Killin Dem

Best Rap Album: Falz -Moral Instruction

Lyricist On The Roll: A-Q

Best Alternative Song: Johnny Drille

Best Rap Single: Falz -Talk

Best Street Hop Artiste: Chiko Ekun – Able God

Best Vocal Performance (Male): WurlD

Best Vocal Performance (Female): Teni

Rookie Of The Year: Barry Jhay

Best R&B Single: Seyi Shay – Give Me Love

Best Pop Single: Teni – Case

Best R&B Album: Mayorkun – Mayor Of Lagos

Best Music Video: Clarence Peters – Dangote

Next Rated: Rema

Artiste Of The Year: Burna Boy

Best Recording Of The Year: Teni

Song Of The Year: Burna Boy – Ye

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice: Teni

Rema Releases His Third 2019 EP, “Bad Commando”

The Mavin Records star, Rema who just got activated this year has no doubt had a rapid ascent in the Nigerian music scene, with one of the year’s biggest songs to his name. On his debut and introductory “Rema” EP, the young singer showcased his talent, versatility and knack for melodies just across four tracks. With cuts like ‘Why‘ and ‘Corny‘, and Headies-nominated ‘Dumebi‘, Rema established a foothold in the industry, quickly registering himself as a household name. And ever since, the growth has been sporadic with Rema topping charts and dominating the airwaves all year long.

Following up with incessant viral freestyle videos and his trap-dominant “Rema Freestyle” EP, the young singer proved he was no fad as he swiftly established himself as frontliner in what journalists have referred to as a “change of guard” in the Nigerian music scene.

And now, just a few days after his nomination in the coveted “Next Rated” category at the 2019 Headies award, Rema is making a strong case for himself by releasing a new EP – his third in less than eight months – titled “Bad Commando.” In usual Rema fashion, this 4-track EP is an entirely solo effort that finds him swinging between genres and experimenting with diverse sonic complexities.

Standout cut – ‘Bad Commando‘ & ‘Lady

Stream this record above and tell us what you think.

Burna Boy, Teni and Adekunle Gold Top 2019 Headies Nominations List

Considered by many to be the biggest and most prestigious Nigerian music award show, The Headies has released the highly anticipated nominations list for its 13th edition set to hold on October 19. As expected, Burna Boy who has been enjoying an amazing run since 2018 tops the nominations list with eight personal nominations including Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Making him the artiste with the highest nominations ever in just an edition since the inception of the award show 13 years ago. The African Giant is closely followed by Teni who secured six nominations and Adekunle Gold, competing in five categories.

For the coveted Next Rated award, newcomers Rema, Victor AD, Lyta, Zlatan, Joeboy and Victor AD battle it out in the category which traditionally comes with a car. It is important to note however that the year in view stretches from January 2018 to June 2019.

Check out the full nominations list below.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. About 30 – Adekunle Gold

2. Outside – Burna Boy

3. Moral Instruction – Falz

4. No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel

SONG OF THE YEAR

1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy

2. ‘Dumebi’ – Rema

3. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD

4. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

5. ‘Case’ – Teni

6. ‘Leg work’ – Zlatan

7. ‘Baby’ – Joeboy

8. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1. Burna Boy

2. Wizkid

3. Davido

4. Tiwa Savage

5. Falz

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

1. Adekunle Gold – Ire

2. Patoranking – Heal D World

3. Brymo – Olanrewaju

4. Teni – Uyo Meyo

5. Burna Boy – Ye

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

1. Mr Eazi

2. Burna Boy

3. Teni

4. Fireboy DML

5. Rema

6. Joe Boy

7. Wizkid

8. Davido

BEST RAP SINGLE

1. ‘Talk’ – Falz

2. ‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce

3. ‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide

4. ‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini

5. ‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

BEST RAP ALBUM

1. ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz

2. ‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

3. ‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga

4. ‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

1. YCEE – ‘Balance’

2. Boogey – ‘Implode’

3. Paybac – ‘Implode’

4. Ghost – ‘Crown’

5. Tec – ‘Crown’

6. AQ – ‘Crown’

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

1. Phantom – ‘Ye’ b Burna Boy

2. Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema

3. Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni

4. Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid

5. Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

1. ‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters

2. ‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters

3. ‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films

4. ‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy

5. ‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor

BEST COLLABO

1. ‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee

2. ‘One Ticket’ – Kiss Daniel ft. Davido

3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

4. ‘Killin’ Dem’ – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan

5. ‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

1. Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’

2. Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’

3. Nonso Bassey – ‘411’

4. Funbi – ‘Serenade’

5. Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

1. GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’

2. Waje – ‘Udue’

3. Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’

4. Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’

5. Falana – ‘Repeat’

BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG

1. ‘Cash’ – Lady Donli

2. ‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems

3. ‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille

4. ‘Heya’ – Brymo

5. ‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold

BEST PERFORMER.

1. Falz

2. Tiwa Savage

3. Brymo

4. Yemi Alade

5. Adekunle Gold

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

1. Erigga – ‘Motivation’

2. Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’

3. Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’

4. Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’

5. Lyta – ‘Time’

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

1. Odunsi

2. Mayorkun

3. Wurld

4. Humblesmith

NEXT RATED

1. Rema

2. Joeboy

3. Fireboy DML

4. Victor AD

5. Lyta

6. Zlatan

BEST COLLABO

1. ‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee

2. ‘One Ticket’ – Kiss Daniel ft. Davido

3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

4. ‘Killin’ Dem’ – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan

5. ‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi

BEST R&B SINGLE

1. ‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE

2. ‘Serenade’ – Funbi

3. ‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni

4. ‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld

5. ‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown

BEST POP SINGLE

1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy

2. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD

3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

4. ‘Case’ – Teni

5. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

6. ‘Baby’ – Joeboy

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. Crayon

2. Buju

3. Barry Jhay

4. Oxlade

AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

1. Master KG – Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)

2. Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)

3. Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)

4. King Promise – CCTV (GHANA)

5. DJ Maphoriza – iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)

Ladipoe Radiates Confidence In New Single ‘Lemme Know’

Just a few days after sharing the video exclusively on Instagram, Ladipoe has officially released ‘Lemme Know‘ on all major streaming platforms.

This continues the string of pop-laced releases from the Mavin Records rapper since his debut well-received project, “Talk About Poe.” The only break from this streak has been his viral ‘Leader of the Revival (LOTR)‘ freestyle with which Ladipoe reminds us of his lyrical prowess and hip-hop roots.

Produced by Ozedikus, popularly known as the beatsmith behind Rema‘s breakout smash, ‘Dumebi’,Lemme Know‘ finds a relaxed Ladipoe churning out cheeky lines with a polished flow and an airtight delivery over the head-bopping instrumental. He kicks things right off with “Your sugar mummy on my case like Teni.”

With records like this, Ladipoe is constantly proving to everyone that cares to listen that he has got that crossover potential and it’s only a matter of time before he transcends into becoming one of Nigeria’s biggest stars.

The accompanying fun video finds Ladipoe feeling the vibe with skateboarders, basketballer, dancers and friends at a basketball court

Rema Finds Himself At Home In New “Rema Freestyle” EP

Mavins Records‘ raving star, Rema released his second project in just four months yesterday, June 20, titled “Rema Freestyle” EP. This is a follow-up to his well-received debut and introductory self-titled EP, “Rema” which housed records like ‘Ironman’ and ‘Dumebi’ which are still enjoying their dominance on the charts. In fact, the accompanying visuals for both singles have recorded over a million views, an enviable achievement for the singer who was introduced to the world just a few months back.

Since the release of the EP, the 18-year old singer has been keeping his social media presence at an optimal level, delivering sizzling freestyles on his pages which have now been compiled into this tape.

Therefore, the  “Rema Freestyle” EP is a four-track EP that also includes his viral ‘Spiderman‘ freestyle.  A very brief project, the tracks off the tape average about two minutes, with the total project spanning just about eight minutes.

The “Rema” tape released in March showcased the act’s versatility, crossing and bending genres such that it helped to introduce him to the Afropop audience as well as cater for his trap and Emo audience. However, this new tape finds Rema at his most comfortable as he majorly delievers fire verses over trap and Emo-type beats.

Rema is no doubt a talented and versatile artist with an amazing work ethic. And if he keeps this energy up, we might just be looking at the making of a superstar.

Rema Releases Long-Awaited Visuals For ‘Dumebi’

Rising Mavin Records star, Rema has finally unveiled the official video for ‘Dumebi‘. This is a standout cut off his 4-track self-titled debut EP “Rema“.  A very catchy and danceable afro-pop record, ‘Dumebi‘ has been gaining much traction on the airwaves.

In the video directed by Ademola Falomo, Rema is on a road trip with his friends including Dumebi, his love interest. Sadly, his affection is unreturned as she seems to be so into her lover who – unfortunately for Rema – also happens to be on the trip. Slowly, he tries to get the attention of his crush but this is swiftly thwarted as her boyfriend comes calling.

Dumebi‘s visuals is the second video off the introductory “Rema” project and it was premiered earlier today on Fader. Enjoy the video above.

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