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Psiv speaks up against brutality and impunity in his debut single ‘Gangland’

Psiv is a Lagos based, 22 year old multi genre artiste who expresses his art through various genres such as Drill, Afroswing, Dancehall and Trap. He is a multidimensional creative, lawyer and entrepreneur.

His debut single ‘Gangland’ featuring South African Drill artiste, Espiquet, is a testament to the rise of Drill music in Africa. Gangland has a conscious message addressing police brutality, government impunity and the general anyhowness that is the norm for not just Nigeria but African countries. Its fiery beat and angsty lyricism gives it its pecularity.

Speaking on his style of music, he says ‘I’m a multi genre artiste, so I express my art through genres such as Drill, Afroswing, Dancehall and Trap. Having picked up on diverse musical influences from childhood, my music represents the multiple sides there are to me.
It is me trying to be the most authentic version of myself: detailing my experiences and fantasies through multiple genres and excelling at each one. Right now we’re witnessing the Drill phase with my Official Debut single “Gangland” and my forthcoming debut Project, and I’m just trying to show all that’s happening right now in Nigeria while still getting the people lit’

As for his musical influences he disclosed that, ‘At the onset, artistes like Nelly, Lil Wayne and the then YMCMB era, MI, Saucekid and Naeto C were some of my earliest influences. Right now, my most significant influences would have to be Burna Boy, Dave, J hus and Skepta’ Psiv is definitely one to watch out  for and you can click here to listen his new single.

Omah Lay’s new E.P “What have we Done” is out

 

Fast rising Afrofusion artiste Omah Lay has just released his second E.P “ What have we done“. This is coming shortly after “Get layed” which not only blew our minds but introduced Omah lay as one to watch out for this year. His new work aims not only to dispel the one hit wonder myth but also engrave his name as one of the fastest booming talents Nigeria and Africa can boast of. What have we Done shows the growth of Omah Lay from his previously released E.P Get Layed not only as an artiste but also a songwriter.
The E.P kicks off with the track My Baby where he goes into details explaining all the very many things he wants to do to his baby girl.

“I wanna love you love you love you love you
Lo love you down down
I wanna drive you drive you drive you drive you
Sotey you go whine down
I wanna do you things wey you no go understand”

He proceeds to narrate the envy and deception his new found stardom brings making it a cruel lonely place. He believes he is alone in this experience as he no one can relate to what he feels in the next track Can’t relate . He askes the lord to delete viruses hoping for his downfall from his system and never let him fall victim to their scheming. The E.P’s third track has Omah lay thanking God for being Godly  as God is who supports and comforts him to shine and carry on in his music. Meanwhile in Confession, Omah Lay declares the state of confusion and mind wreck his object of desire is putting him through. He confesses that his mind is messed up and he is infact obsessed.

“I got a confession

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Garey Godson’s ‘Minding Ma Business’ Is An Impelling Hustler’s Anthem

Nigerians all over the world are pushing the envelope when it comes to sonic explorations and evolving already established sounds. And the German-based Garey Godson is definitely one of them. The rapper-singer is so relentless in the experimentation and merging of different sounds and forms of music, possessing an enviable work ethic that sees him releasing a new record almost at every turn. Earlier this year, he released his 13-track sophomore album, “Still I Rise” and yet he isn’t resting on his oars. He’s been back on the grind keeping his fans occupied with new singles.

Produced by his longtime collaborator HKMK, Garey’s new record ‘Minding Ma Business’ is a lifting record in which Garey croons about the hustle spirit of every dreamer. It emphasizes staying on course during the journey and
sailing through the waves of the industry.

“As an independent artist you are the captain of your boat, this empowers you with the space to create and shape the narrative around your art,” Garey says in a press release.

Listen to the record here.

Alpha P Is Love-Struck In New Single ‘Quarantine’

When we look back at 2020 in the years to come, we’d all remember how the world stopped and bowed to the pressure of the Coronavirus pandemic. This virus has affected life as we know it today, altering the ways we socially interact, engage in economic activities and the way we go about our daily lives generally. However, everything isn’t so grimy. The government-imposed lockdown offered a period for people to slow down, catch up with themselves, reflect, and particularly for artists it provided ample time to create. This period has also directly influenced creation as exemplified with recent releases from Koffee, Maleek Berry, Teni and now the UMG wonderkid, Alpha P.

Alpha P who many of us got to meet last year with his stunning debut 5-track “King Of The Wolves” EP has now released a very short but sweet track titled ‘Quarantine’. This record is a chilled breezy tune that finds Alpha P crooning about his thrilling romance with his woman. The affections of a love-struck Alpha P knows no bounds as he promises to be there for his lover regardless of the hurdles. “If you get quarantined today, I’ll be there staring at your face,” he promises.

Enjoy the record here.

Listen To Olú’s New EP “Feels”

In our regular fashion, we at the PGM Club are dedicated to discovering some of the most talented artists that are keen on producing good music and are worthy of our undivided attention. Over the weekend, one of such acts Olú released a new project titled “Feels”. This comes two years after her last released project, the “Language” EP which featured Femi Johnson as the lone feature.

This new EP contains just seven tracks spanning a total run time of about 22 minutes. And all through the journey of this amazing body of work, you are given a new insight into her exceptional artistry as guided by her soothing vocals and brilliant songwriting. You are also wholly immersed in her mind and being, and to make this experience as pristine as it could be, it features no guests.

Enjoy the project here and let us know what you think.

Bella Alubo Finds Herself In Some Gangster Love In ‘Gbolahan’

Bella Alubo, one of the most gifted acts on the rise has released a new single ‘Gbolahan’, her first official single of the year. This comes about four months after she lent her voice to the “Kele•le” project with ‘Loneliest Girl Of The World’ whose proceeds would be donated for COVID-19 aid in the country through RED HOT. This new single also serves as the lead single for Bela’s next project “Popstar” which is expected to drop before the year runs out in her regular fashion of yearly releases.

‘Gbolahan’ is a chilled afrobeats tune that sounds like a love letter to Bella’s love interest who we know to be Gbolahan. Fusing her sultry vocals with Afrobeats cadences, she details her romance with this guy. But thankfully, the feelings are mutual as he is so in love with her, he wants to show her off “want me to meet your boys, want them to see us together/ you want me in your ride/ want us to leave here together,” she relays.

The record produced and engineered by Tuan Malik is sure to get you hooked upon your first listen as it is a record that finds Bella at her finest pop element.

Listen to the record above.

Jinmi Abduls Brings Along Oxlade & Joeboy On ‘Jowo’

With his recent releases, Jinmi Abdul is winning over new listeners and fans to his camp with his incredible talent which he always brings to bear on his records. As we pointed earlier, he is swiftly positioning himself as one of the key voices of his generation, those heavily perceived to be at the helm at the forefront of the sounds coming out from this part of the world. And for his latest release, he recruits two of the most gifted singer on the rise, Oxlade and the serial hitmaker Joeboy for the exciting love single ‘Jowo’.

‘Jowo’ finds the three sweet-singers putting their vocal talents on full display as they each try to woo their love interest. Silver-tongued, this trio take turns to promise ladies in question heaven and earth in exchange for their love and affection. “Shey you go dey, me I go dey/ girl would you fall in love,” they plead in the chorus.

Listen to the single above.

SirBastien Presents an Experience of Love, Adventure & Peril on “Love Island”

Right about a year after releasing his beautiful debut and introductory project, one of the most gifted acts on the rise SirBastien has released the follow up to “Mango”, titled “Mango Island“. This project was released on Sunday, August 30, just a couple of hours after previewing and discussing the project with us on our Friday IG Live session. Over the past year, the multi-gifted has worked with several other gifted acts in putting out their singles and projects and it’s only right his project also feature guest acts.

This highly collaborative project contains just nine tracks with appearances from Maya Amolo, JM, July Drama, Tosin, Daynim, Eri Ife, The Flowolf and Remy Baggins. Being a producer himself, Sirbastien also seeks efforts from Daviestherocket, Yinoluu, Saucy, Remy Baggins and Ramoni behind the boards.

Across these tracks, SirBastien expects us to have a time of our lives on the Mango Island rich in experiences of love, adventure and peril. “Behold the birds of paradise, the monsters lurking deep below and anticipate the treasure at the end of your adventure,” he says on Instagram as he announces the project.

Enjoy the project above.

BBNaija Housemate Laycon Releases New Single ‘Senseless’

Laycon’s story is a very interesting one. He had been on the come-up for years seeking the right ignition to propel himself to stardom and mainstream consciousness, and this finally came in the form of his nomination to the Big Brother Naija house. The game might still be on, but Laycon already seems like a winner.

His participation on the widely-followed show directed viewers to his backlog of released materials which people have come to love. His latest introductory project “Who Is Laycon?” has recorded an astronomical increase in this number of streams it has recorded over the past few weeks across major DSPs, his followings have also massively increased across social media platforms and he has even gotten a blue tick on his Instagram.

Now, his team is taking advantage of this momentum to show more people the talent that he actually is by releasing yet another single titled ‘Senseless’. This record is a party-starter that finds him showing off his lyrical prowess and syrupy flow.

Enjoy this single above.

Abstraktt Collides With Alpha Ojini, Blaqbonez & Payper Corleone On ‘Crash Course’

One of the most gifted rappers on the rise Abstraktt has joined forces with the leaders of the Naija hip-hop’s new school Payper Corleone, Blaqbonez and the multi-gifted Alpha Ojini. This comes just a few days after unveiling his SS20 “self care” collection and kicking some freestyles on Twitter.

It’s so beautiful seeing how the new school hip-hop acts are gearing towards collaborations and unanimity rather than the discord and needless war-like energy that dominated the rap game for years. This has resulted in seeing more and more posse-cuts with these young rappers feeding on each other’s energy and sharing fanbase. And it’s this same synergy they bring to bear on this new Jesse Alordiah’s produced single.

On this new record, Abstraktt is that tutor taking his time out to give us a ‘Crash Course’ on em bars. And he brings along the right colleagues to do just so as they all litter the chilled beat with pristine bars, polished flows and the right energy.

Enjoy this single above.

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