Wavy the Creator

TÖME Brings Along Wavy The Creator, King Promise, Zlatan & Runtown On ‘BT4W’

For the past few weeks, Canadian-based Nigerian singer, TÖME has been giving us several tastes of the material she’s been working on for a while now. Each week came with its own teaser single, all building up to the big release; a new album.

She had spent the bulk of 2019 touring Europe with Afrobeats globetrotting star, Mr Eazi. That same year, TÖME also opened for Burna Boy on his sold-out Wembley show. Well, it’s been almost a year since her debut album, “TÖMESROOM Chapter 1” and she’s following this up with a fitting sophomore, “Bigger Than Four Walls”.

This sonically ambitious LP contains just 10-tracks with an all-star cast of some of Africa’s finest acts. The guest list cuts across generations as it includes afrobeats stapel, Runtown, Zlatan, Ghana’s King Promise as well as alte luminary, Wavy The Creator. One interesting thing about this album is how TÖME explores different sounds and genres across the project, which plays as a testament to her artistic range and palette.

This album comes highly recommended from us at the PGM Club. Enjoy above and tell us what you think.

Ayüü Has Tay Iwar, Lady Donli, PsychoYP And More Colliding With Him On “Ayüüniverse”

Burgeoning Abuja-based act, who is also a member of the Apex Village collective, Ayüü, has released his much-teased debut album, “Ayüüniverse.” This comes about a year after his 4-track “Mango Juice & Bad Decisions” EP which featured appearances from Andre Wolff and PsychoYP.

Ayüüniverse” is a highly collaborative 15-track full length that features appearances from some of the most talented acts on the rise across the country. Across the project, he brings along a super cast of Lady Donli, Tay Iwar, Rukkay Yaiman, Wavy The Creator, EESkay, Famous Bobson, Kuddi Is Dead, GJthe Caesar, Oscariffic, Zilla Oaks, as well as frequent collaborators, Andre Wolff and PsychoYP.

The production is equally handled by an expansive young and gifted team of Jaylon, Trillxoe, Tobay, Tay Iwar, Molly1080, Le Mav, Don Ozi, Doz, Thabeatsmith, Prodlem, Fallofmicheal and The Hypractive Kid.

Enjoy the tape here.

Grammy Nominee, Thutmose, Wavy & Michael Ugwu discuss on PGM Radio (Podcast)

On this week’s edition of The PGM Radio Show, we had some amazing guests in the house. Including two Grammy nominees; Nigerian born, but Brooklyn raised Thutmose and A&R extraordinaire Mr Bankulli.

We also had a chat with veteran Music Connoisseur, former head of Sony Music Africa and the CEO of Freeme Digital, Nigeria’s premier Music distribution platform; Michael Ugwu. He spoke about the massive expansion going on at Freeme Digital with the launch of an office in London and a state of the art recording studio in Lagos, called the Freeme Space.

We sat down to talk with Grammy nominee; Thutmose on his music, his plans for the future and his Naija roots. We also had a revealing chat with the dynamic Wavy the creator. She talked about her music and the versatility of her artistry.

Listen to the podcast to get the full gist.

Wavy The Creator Joins Forces With Flohio On ‘3’

Wavy the Creator has teamed up with South London rapper, Flohio for her new single ‘3’. This is the Disturbing London signee’s first release since she tapped Tiwa Savage for a remix of her much loved ‘Body Deep‘ a few months back. This new record, ‘3‘, is produced by Jay Brown and engineered by GMK.

Flohio comes through on the record with a fiery verse that leaves you with a strong impression that she’s no push-over while Wavy on her end handles business neatly with the catchy hook. Across the record, she also provides a wavy vocal ambience for the head-bopping chilled record.

Listen to the record here.

 

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.

Tiwa Savage Joins Wavy The Creator On Body Deep (Remix)

Eccentric Disturbing London signee and one of the front liners of the alte movement, Wavy the Creator has come a long way since her emergence in the music scene in mid-2017. She has a couple of successful singles to her belt, getting appreciated and celebrated even beyond the shores of the country. Wavy has also shared a stage with superstars like Skepta, J Hus, Wizkid and Davido.

Earlier this year, she treated us to a new release ‘Body Deep‘ alongside its futuristic video which has been gaining traction on the airwaves. And now, she is taking it a step further by offering us a remix with one of Nigeria’s biggest acts, Tiwa Savage.

As expected, the Universal Music act helps to breathe a new life into the Spanker-produced jam. The seasoned songstress steps comfortably into Wavy’s world, delivering a sultry but electric verse and also joins in on the infectious hook. It’s always amazing when Afropop acts find themselves in the space of these new-gen acts and still find themselves at home. This is, of course, a testament to Tiwa’s pure talent and artistic depth.

This remix was premiered yesterday at the PGM Radio Show, where Wavy the Creator revealed that she has a project in the works titled “The Alien’s Playlist“. The album is scheduled for release later this year.

This bop comes highly recommended from us at the PGM Club.

Crayon, Wavy The Creator & Tomi Thomas Feature On The Push Good Music (PGM) Radio Show

This is another must-listen episode of the PGM Radio Show!  On this episode, new Mavin Afropop wonder kid Crayon is inducted into the PGM Family, Wavy The Creator comes back to exclusively premiere the remix to her smash hit single Body Deep, featuring the Queen of Afropop herself, Tiwa Savage, and Tomi Thomas discusses Illusion and his yet to be released, Healer Project.

Interlude 3 – Wavy the Creator x Zamir

Since H.I.G.H, Wavy the Creator has put out a series of interludes – projects that are softer and more intimate than her usual art.

The singer’s mates single and third interlude, aptly named Interlude 3 produced by Genio Bambino features rapper Zamir.

Wavy recently released the official video for this interlude via her VERY RARE VIBES channel on YouTube. The video was directed by camera-bender TSE and SAN V.

An impressive thing about this video (and Wavy’s general visual expression) is how clearly you can see that she is the centerpiece of the art. TSE’s command of colour is seen in the video but you can easily see how heavily Wavy herself is inspiration for the video.

Watch Interlude 3 here.

Listen To Wavy’s ‘Interlude 3’

We’ve been schooled to expect WavyTheCreator’s soothing sound; even though you’re never truly prepared for it, but have we ever heard a calm Zamir?

On Wavy’s latest Interlude 3 produced by the doctor Genio Bambino, the rapper’s vocals are almost husky as the pair weave a sexy interaction.

#PGM: GRL PWR – Wavy the Creator

Wavy the Creator first came to limelight in 2016 with her androgynous style. An accomplished fashion designer, producer, filmmaker, photographer and now a musician, Wavy is one artist that defies the jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none logic; owning two fashion brands (AZIF and Very Rare Vibes) and a production house (Wavy Films), this young woman has continually demolished boundaries.

Wavy was invited to Nigeria in 2016 after a meeting with rapper Olamide and she has not looked back since: ‘I lived in Houston and I met Olamide when he was on tour, was filming for a friend who was touring. He liked my work and wanted to fly me to Nigeria to work, from there I met other people in the industry’  as she told More Branches.

 

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Wavy the Creator has demolished the notion of a “norm” with her unique style

Wavy shook the creative scene in 2016 with her androgyny and unique style, putting her imprint on every art form from modeling to film, photography and visual art. The artist had everybody guessing ‘is Wavy a boy or a girl?’. She tells Pulse NGI think it is the one thing that is intriguing about me when you see me or see me walk by. I like it because I don’t like to be figured out all the way. So I think it adds to whatever brand I am trying to create“. In a society where many expectations are set by virtue of one’s gender, Wavy the Creator has done a lot to kill gender constructs just by being. Her gender neutrality is one that proves to young women and girls that they can be anything. Her controversial editorial BFFs for magazine A Nasty Boy (which was also featured internationally in Dazed) did its part in destroying the constructs of what masculinity should look like.

 

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Wavy is destroying gender constructs just by being

Coming to Nigeria in 2016, Wavy was supposed to spend just a month, but the richness of the Nigerian creative scene holds her back as she told Pulse NG “When I came, the vibe and everything was just like lovely so I just decided like why not and stay a little bit longer. For the longest time, I didn’t want to come back. Just because of that fear of ‘I don’t want to come and it’s just like one way’ and people just trying to follow all of these rules…I felt like me being here is the right moment, it is the right time. For anyone doing stuff in the creative world, it is the right time to be here. There is so much happening right now“.

After stimulating visual senses in 2016, Wavy poured all her mastery of the arts releasing her debut single H.I.G.H (Her In Greater Heights). That wasn’t the first time in the booth though; In 2015, the artist recorded a song called Purple Dank, though we don’t know if it was released, we do know that that encounter gave Jennifer Ejoke the name ‘Wavy’. The release of H.I.G.H in 2016 declared crowned Wavy Nigeria’s new House sensation. The H.O.D-produced track samples no prior music and the incredible sound of the 90s feel-good song was created from scratch and the visual for the song was no less impressive, with its psychedelic vibes; we were introduced to the alien enigma that is Wavy the Creator.

 

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Wavy’s official debut single samples no prior music. This young woman’s creativity is beastly.

Wavy is a creative with a bank of age-old inspiration. The singer cites Michael Jackson as her one celebrity inspiration for the love of the Pop King’s expressiveness and artistic genius and the rest of her inspiration she says is gotten from friends. Wavy didn’t sing in the church choir either; of her sojourn into music, the artist tells MTV BaseWhen I was ready for music, it found me and I followed“. Wavy the Creator is a rule breaker with a cool that is genuine. Her perspective on art and her refreshingly shameless expression of self has seen her earn a quite a reputation in such a short time: “All of my art is an extension of myself. If I was filming, recording or making an artwork it’s all influenced by anything I’m experiencing at that moment“. The artist is big on vibes and has repeatedly said she doesn’t ‘write’ her music as she lets the vibe lead her to create.

 

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Wavy the Creator continually proves that unbridled self-expression is the purest art form

Since releasing H.I.G.H, Wavy has performed at the 90s Baby Soundoff, The Basement Gig, The Lemon Curd 2.0, OLIC and a bunch of other note-worthy shows in Nigeria and Ghana and was featured on rapper AQ’s Lekki Expressway. She released her second single Stay late last year, introducing her audience to her more vulnerable side and this year, she’s featured on Fresh L’s EP See You Next Summer (on the song Sweet Talk), given her own unique vibe to the shaku-shaku movement with the Le Mav-produced track Shaku and recently released the self-directed and edited Stay visuals.

Wavy the Creator’s short stint so far on the Nigerian creative scene has seen the opening to many conversations concerning self-expression and as this artist continues to break rules and destroy boundaries, we will continue to enjoy her deliciously diverse creativity.

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