Tiwa Savage

Blaqbonez unveils latest project “Sex over Love” album

Chocolate city rapper, Blaqbonez unveils latest project “Sex over Love” album. This rap project contains 14 tracks with major collaborations. Artists featured in this album include; Nasty C, Amaarae, Buju, Joeboy, Tiwa Savage, Laycon, Psycho YP, AQ, Superboy Cheque, 1DA Banton.

The tracks contained in the album are NovacaneHeartbreaker, Bling, Never been in Love, Don’t Touch, TGF Pussy, Okwaraji, Fendi, BBC Remix, Faaji, Zombie, Bestfriend, Cynic Route and Haba(Bonus track). 

Production credits to BeatsbyJayy, Type A, Blaise Beats, Xquisite beats, Tuzi and Spax. Mixing and Mastering by AQ, Type A, Swaps, Alpha Ojini. Cover artwork by Anthony Azekwoh. Guitar by CleanBolu. Click here to listen to “Sex over Love”.

Peruzzi drops his highly anticipated Afrobeat project Rum & Boogie

DMW hit maker, Peruzzi has finally released his  second studio album Rum & Boogie. This Afrobeat project contains a total of 20 songs ; On the side of Rum, we have; Juba(Bow), Teleport, See Love,  Somebody Baby, Murda, Gunshot, Girlie, God forbid, Matrimony, Lagbaja . For Boogie, we have; Kalakuta, Baddest, Available, Feeling Good, Change your style, Call, Baba God, Southy Love, Color and Isolova.

The album features Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Fireboy DML, Phyno, Don Jazzy, Patoranking, Davido, phyno, Set up and Boylexxy.

Tweeting about the album, the artist had this to say;

From a place where we has no stars. Always knew we was born to shine, We had no idea HOW or WHEN.

But you see Brother, Hod is the Greatest. Already on my second album and I swear it’s all if me; Craziest shit I Ever Wrote. #RUMandBOOGIE 🧘🏿‍♂️

Producers include; Speroachbeatz, Show Beat, Zaki Amujei, Mr Eff, FreshVDM, V Stix, Clemzy, Lussh, P Prime and Rexxie. Guitar by Silent NQO. Artwork by Z4.

Click here to listen to Rum & Boogie.

Mr P releases debut album titled The Prodigal

Mr P, once a member of the enigmatic duo,  PSquare has released his debut album since going solo. The album is a 16 track project with features from various African power houses and even international artists. The 9 singers featured on the album are; Singah, Tiwa Savage, Mohombi, Simi, Teni, Tamar Braxton, DJ Switch, Ovie Kelz and Wande Coal. The Prodigal is Mr P’s debut album released under P Classic records.

Tracklist: The 16-tracks on the album with a total runtime of 61 mins are Odo, Paloma, I do, Boyfriend, Just like that, I love you, I no like Trouble, Prodigal, Smooth Criminal, Blessed, Lola Diego, Grow Old, Eh Lo, Nobody , Fly Away and Follow my Lead.

Production credits go to Mr P, Goldswarm, ShugaVibez, Sarmy Fire, DaiHardBeats and KealzBeats.

Mixing and Mastering by Goldswarm and Zeeno Foster. Click here to listen to The Prodigal

Top 50 albums and EPs of 2020

The year is finally off to an end and we are buzzing with the cheer of new beginnings, albeit with a little caution. We do not want to repeat the mistake of being so enthusiastic for the year just like we were for 2020 but then when it finally arrived, it shocked us all.

First, a pandemc that wiped out thousands of lives. We were locked in our homes unable to connect physically with our friends and loved ones. The pandemic not only restricted us to house arrests and lockdowns, it restructured our way of life as we knew it. There was a plummet in our frequenting of resturants, pubs, parties, clubs and many others. But in the way that humans have always been resilient, we innovated and adapted . We found new ways to retouch and rekindle with people: a rise in virtual meetings, virtual concerts, rise of new apps like Tik Tok where people with enough free time started dances and challenges that travelled wide and far.

It was definitely hard for artists to put out music at a point when we were tending to illnesses and losing loved ones. Some had it worse than others. There was the Black lives matter movement triggered by the death of George Floyd that tore our hearts and when we thought it couldn’t get worse, there was the massacre of Innocent Nigerians whose only crimes were demanding a better socio-political climate for them to thrive. They demanded to not be killed, wrongly profiled and harrassed, they demanded for justice and were met with hot water canons, tear gas and bullets. In all this, we sought succour in one of the universal languages known to man; Music.

Somehow African music still managed to shine, we had an array of singers, writers, producers, curators etc that offered us an eclectic mix of sounds varying in styles and genres. There were a couple of projects put out by the veterans and experimental futurist sounds from the newcomers. We mourned with music, held steadfast and protested with music, celebrated and rejoiced with music the only way we knew how. In this light, we at PGM bring to you the top 50 albums and extended plays this year that made it just a little bearable maybe even enjoyable. Songs that dulled the ache for a little bit and even made us dance. In no particular order, here is our top 50 albums for 2020;

  1. Pioneers – DRB Lasgidi
  2. Boo of the booless – Chike
  3. Empress – Yemi Alade
  4. Colours & Sounds – Niniola
  5. My side of the story – Busiswa
  6. Nudes – Moonchild Sanelly
  7. Gratitude – Timaya
  8. Kpanlogo – Darkovibes
  9. For broken ears – Tems
  10. Made in Lagos- Wizkid
  11. Cult – Paybac Iboro
  12. Flavour of Africa – Flavor
  13. Grace – DJ Spinall
  14. African Time Deluxe version – Krizbeatz
  15. Three – Patoranking
  16. Apollo – Fireboy DML
  17. Celia – Tiwa Savage
  18. Twice as Tall – Burna boy
  19. Anloga Junction – Stonebwoy
  20. Carpe Diem – Olamide
  21. Jiggy pack – Kida Kudz
  22. Everything you heard is true – Odunsi the Engine
  23. Oxygen – Oxlade
  24. Off the record – Reekado Banks
  25. Mirage  – Mannywellz
  26. National Anthem – Psycho YP
  27. Lava feels – Joey B
  28. Original Copy – Cuppy
  29. I am the King of Amapiano – Kabza de Small
  30. Yabasi- Basketmouth
  31. Afropop vol 1 – Adekunle Gold
  32. Restless II – Simi
  33. Get layd – Omah lay
  34. See the Queue – CDQ
  35. Wildfire – Prettyboy D.O
  36. Zaza Vibes – LAX
  37. Afrosoul deluxe – Wurld
  38. King of Love – Kizz Daniels
  39. To the world and beyond – Sun El-musician
  40. Blackstar – Kelvyn Boy
  41. Send them to the Conventry – Pa Salieu
  42. Any minute now – Cassper Nyovest
  43. Zulu man with power – Nasty C
  44. Small world – Ricky Tyler
  45. Midnight Train – Sauti sol
  46. Pianochella – Major league DJz
  47. SG hubuses Excellent – Focalist
  48. National Anthem – Psycho YP
  49. Yellow – Brymo
  50. The Angel you don’t know – Amaarae

Remember to wash your hands regularly, wear your mask and maintain social distancing. Cheers to the new year. Happy 2021.

 

Reekado Banks releases sophomore project ‘Off The Record’

Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon , popularly known by his stage name, Reekado Banks released his sophomore project ‘ Off The Record’  6 days ago. This is following his album debut, Spotlight, released on the 31st of August, 2016 . A twenty one tracked album featuring the likes of Sarkodie, D’ prince, Falz the Bad guy, Vanessa Mdee and Patoranking, which received lots of positive reviews and charted top on itunes less than twenty four hours after it was released.  It also debuted No. 10 on the Billboard World Album chart.

He was signed to Mavin Records in 2014 where he stayed for five years before leaving for his own record label, Banks Music in 2018. One of the most talented singers to come out of Nigeria, the artiste’s infectious afropop sound has earned him multiple awards which includes but not limited to: Rookie of the year; The Headies Award 2014, Next rated Award; The Headies Awards 2015, Most Promising Act of the Year Award(male); City People Entertainment  Awards 2015, Best Album; Headies 2016 HipHop Word revelation of the Year; The Headies Award 2018 e.t.c.

His new E.P ‘Off The Record’ contains seven tracks: A boppy afroswing tune ‘Need more’ featuring Kida kudz and EO, ‘Happy yourself’ with it’s bumpy dancehall feel, his 2019 hit tune ‘Rora’, ‘Speak to me’ his love song featuring Tiwa Savage, ‘You dey mad’ ft Attifaya, ‘People dey’ describing the multiple characters and personalities humans embody, both those appealing and those baffling featuring Mr. Eazi and ‘Mama’ featuring Harmonize. The E.P was produced by Blaize Beatz, 1DA Banton, Altims, Tuzi, Young John and Ty-mix. You can listen to this E.P here.

Tiwa Savage Delivers Thrilling Performance at Her Tiny Desk Concert

Just a couple days after releasing her latest album “Celia”, UMG signee and Afrobeats vanguard, Tiwa Savage has taken the gospel of Afrobeats to NPR via their much-celebrated Tiny Desk Concert, making her the second Afrobeats act to do so. Ever since its release, the project has generated polarizing opinions and conversations across social media. But regardless of where you stand on the divide, you can’t deny Tiwa’s artistry and her prowess as a vocal powerhouse which was evident throughout the 13-track project. And she brings all this to bear on this in-door concert as she performs some of the fan-favourite cuts off the days-old album.

For her performance, she brings along the popular band Alternate Sound but solely handles the mic with no backups. Yet this doesn’t make her the least bit uncomfortable because as mentioned earlier, her vocal prowess and dexterity were on full display, breathing new life into these records. She also gave a live rendition of ‘Like’, a 2017 Reekado Banks record which she featured on when they were still label mates. Other records performed in the concert filmed at Jazzhole, Lagos include ‘Dangerous Love’. ‘Attention’, and the club-ready ‘Koroba’.

This performance comes just a few hours after she delivered an electrifying set at the Notting Hill Carnival which took place in West London over the weekend.

Tiwa Savage Joins Forces With Sam Smith For ‘Temptation’

As the road to “Celia” grows shorter, Tiwa Savage is again easing up the journey for us with the release of yet another single of the soon-to-be-released album ‘Temptation’. This is the first single off the LP that contains a feature as she seeks an assist from Sam Smith, making it his second collaboration with Afrobeats acts in less than a month. But asides Sam Smith, the highly anticipated 13-track album which would be Tiwa Savage’s  UMG debut would feature appearances from Naira Marley, Stefflon Don, Dice Ailes, Davido and Hamzaa.

On ‘Temptation’ Tiwa Savage is back to romance as she open acknowledges the desire that stirs up within her whenever she beholds her love interest. And like the African bad girl that she is, Tiwa is ready to give in to that fascination only if he plays his cards right. “If you do me nice, if you do me right/ Im’ma give ya everything you like” she croons. Sam Smith waltz right into the Afrobeats instrumental like its nothing, coming through with a scene-stealing feature,  as he delievers his well-prunned verse spiced with his soothing vocals. For one, this single does its job and does it well. It is revamping the interest and anticipation for the project which is just a few days away.

Remember, “Celia” drops on Friday, August 28 and as you know, Tiwa doesn’t disappoint. Watch this space for any update.

Tiwa Savage Is The News Headline In Video For ‘Koroba’

As we anticipate the release of Tiwa Savage’s UMG debut “Celia”, the Afrobeats queen has refuelled our desire for the project with yet another single ‘Koroba’. This comes just a couple of weeks after ‘Dangerous Love’. As the title implies, the song finds Tiwa Savage singing about a dangerous love affair. She’s gone girl-crazy about her love interest and forewarns him of how intense it could be. But she makes just one plea, “no go tire” for me.

However, this new highly percussive Afrobeats tune ‘Koroba’ that’s produced by London. Just a few seconds into the record, Tiwa Savage tells us her declarative mandate “I no come this life to suffer.” She goes on to further ask those who seem to be fixated on the means by which she goes about her goal “who no like enjoyment?”

And in the infectious and dance-spurring hook, she reminds us that everyone has their own problems to face. “Oya carry your koroba,” she sings in the chorus.

The Clarence Peters-directed video opens with ‘the African bad girl’ Tiwa Savage making the news across several media platforms and being the subject of saloon guists. But they immediately switch-up once she starts sharing cash. Check out the video.

 

Join Tiwa Savage As She Prepares For Her Dream Date In The Visuals For ‘Dangerous Love’

We all know “Celia” is coming as Tiwa Savage had warned us earlier. But ever since then, there’s been a near-silence on updates concerning the coming project. But now, Tiwa Savage has officially kicked off the rollout for this new album with a new single ‘Dangerous Love’ which she dropped without warning just a couple moments ago.

As the title implies, the song finds Tiwa Savage singing about a dangerous love affair. She’s gone girl-crazy about her love interest and forewarns him of how intense it could be. But she makes just one plea, “no go tire” for me.

The Ibra x Tiwa Savage-directed video follows Tiwa as she prepares for a date she’s really looking forward to. She even reaches out to her friend who shared tips and even helped in the dress selection process. Sadly, however, the date never occurs as Tiwa Savage who had slept off woke up to numerous texts and missed calls from her love interest. Disappointed at herself, she falls right back into bed.

Remember, “Celia” is almost here!

Tiwa Savage Shines On Kranium’s ‘Gal Policy’ Remix

Over the weekend, Jamaican dancehall star Kranium tapped Tiwa Savage for the remix of his single ‘Gal Policy‘ released earlier in the year. This plays as the second time he’s teaming up with a Nigerian act, joining forces with Burna Boy for his 2019 single ‘Hotel‘.

On his opening verse on the mid-tempo dancehall tune, the self-acclaimed melody gad points fingers at boys who don’t know how to keep their game together, carelessly cheating on their spouses. But in the chorus, he presents himself as the model to follow, the super-sharp player who has mastered the art of keeping his side chics in check, such that they don’t bring his dirty linen close to his home. “Nuh gyal mi fuck cyan start nuh drama…Every mistress know dem policy/ After nine o’clock, she cyan call mi” he gloats.

With her balmy voice, Tiwa Savage takes it right home with her makeshift patios in the second verse. She comes through as the riled lover who has had to put up with her man’s incessant unchastity. But she has also given him a free hand as long she has him all to herself when she wants him. “Baby boy, you know the policy, after nine, you better be home with me,” she reminds him of her ‘policy’.

The candied record peaks in its final seconds when they run through the chorus one last time together. Enjoy the single above.

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