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Tomi Owo releases remix EP for her song, ‘Beautiful’

Tomi Owo is only known for good music. She just dropped her remix EP for her song, Beautiful. Beautiful has been on the radio top 100 charts for 11 weeks. For a new artist, this is quite a commendable feat.

The Nigerian singer, songwriter and song arranger grew up writing poems and listening to various types of music. Early exposure to her mother’s original compositions and extensive record collection can be seen in the quality of her songs. Her sound is soulful yet mellow, elegant yet unafraid and her vocal dynamics aureate and wide-ranging. Emotive and moving can be said to be spectacular features of her life performances. The singer states classics, indegenous sounds and soul as her musical influences. Tomi Owo’s style cuts across soul, jazz and R&B.

Her debut 5 Song EP ‘Pieces’ was birth in 2018 following her resolve to do at least one song a month while working a 9-5. This was to explore her sound and songwriting and also help her stay in touch with what mattered most to her. She considers music a gift and channel through which stories can be told to inspire change, hence her lyrics are based on everyday experiences.

The remix E.P to her song, Beautiful contains remixes done by by various artists and producers using various styles and genres. Masterkraft does an afropop remix with percussions and complex intersecting rhythms. But he doesn’t leave it at that, he also does an Amapiano remix. This new south African House music is a hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge sounds characterised by staple keys, signature shakers and cloud-like pads. It gained precedence in the mid 2010s and has been described as the sound to which the sun turns.

Major League DJz also have an Amapiano remix on the EP. The South African duo are known for inculcating kwaito music into modern music for a unique, urban sound. Ghanian DJ, TMSKD pronounced as The masked and Sigag, Nigerian Producer and Dj both explore the song, Beautiful, this time with EDM but in completely different ways. TMSKD goes hard while Sigag’s remix is very soft bringing a unique, sonic experience to the E.P.

This project will be a joy for DJs to have fun with.

Ex-Project fame finalist, Immaculate Edache releases new single ‘Aiye’

Immculate Edache is a talented singer, songwriter and stage performer whose extraordinary talent lifted her from her small catholic church to national stardom. With a vocal range that covers three octaves, she was the first runner up in the third edition of Peak Talent Hunt Show in 2011. In 2013, Immaculate’s music career really took off, after coming first runner up in the sixth edition of MTN Project fame, West Africa. She got signed into Vivace Records owned by renowned music producer Ty-mix where she released successful singles like ‘osanle’ and ‘gogobaby’ before eventually going independent and starting her own label,  Dache Entertainment.

After going independent in 2016, she went on to release ‘sugarlala’, ‘love affair’ and ‘obiyekum.’ She also had her debut stage performance in Olu jacob and Joke Silva’s 2016 theatrical musical ‘ Heartbeat the musical’ where she played the role of Iya Sidi. She released her EP, Q1 and debut album Q2 in 2018.

Immaculate’s however disappeared from the limelight for a while and this caused many to wonder where the voluptuous beauty had gone. Speaking to Sunday Scoop, she said; ” I have many outstanding projects that have taken so much time to be unveiled to the public. I am super excited about all and the gradual process of execution. Like it is usually said, it is not how far but how well. The end result is all that matters.” She had also commented about how harsh the music industry was for reality show winners who were unprepared for the lavish extravagant apperance they had to keep up with in the industry while still fresh in the game and unable to keep up.

She has been vocal about her non-support for nudity, she however promotes voluptuous women feeling confident and comfortable in their skin and being their best self. She is also passionate about women development programmes across Africa. Click here to listen to her new single ‘Aiye.’

Fast rising Nigerian singer, talent manager and producer,Ojah bee, releases ‘Dutty love’ featuring oxlade

Fast rising Nigerian singer, talent manager and producer,  Ojah bee, has released ‘Dutty love’ off his debut studio album.  Ojah bee had Previously suffered swelling in the brain which affected his fingers making them continously shake as a result of the police attacks on him on the 12th of October, 2020 following his inclusion in a peaceful protest against police brutality particularly the Nigerian Special Armed Robbery Squad.

The song features talented Nigerian singer, Oxlade, who lends his sonorous vocals to this track. It was produced by Ojah bee himself and is easily a club banger.

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 to 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 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.

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