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Amaarae Teams Up With Wande Coal On New Single ‘Spend Some Time’

Super gifted Ghanaian-American singer Amaarae has joined forces with Nigerian vocalist, Wande Coal on her new single titled ‘Spend Some Time‘. This song is jointly produced by Obed and Rvdical The Kid. Rvdical The Kid also works with Mikemillz to mix and master the record.

Spend Some Time‘ comes after a long self-imposed hiatus from the Warrior Princess since the release of her critically acclaimed “Passionfruit Summers” EP. Although, it’s important to note that in this gap, she has appeared as a featured guest on a number of records. One of her most memorable performance is on Santi‘s ‘Rapid Fire‘. The 2018 smash hit in which she delievers a striking and memorable verse that left many craving for more.

On this Wande Coal-assisted mid-tempo record, the soft-voiced singer calls for her absent lover to spend some more time regardless of the conditions. With her amiable vocals,  her warmth shines through the record as her mastery as a lyricist is also on full display.

Wande Coal also delievers such a beautiful performance and closes the record with a scintillating chant that is reminiscent of his delivery on ‘So Mi So‘. On the record, the two display deeply fascinating and seamless chemistry that sets the record on the straight path to radio success.
No doubt, this is a record that is easy to sink to and comes highly recommended from us at the PGM Club. Check out a snippet below.

Santi Releases Debut Album “Mandy & The Jungle”

The wait is finally over! Santi has released his highly-anticipated debut album titled “Mandy & The Jungle“. This comes three years after his acclaimed EP “Suzie’s Funeral“, which placed Santi in the radar of many as one of those to hold the helm of the industry in a few years.

Mandy & The Jungle” is a 16-track full-length project that includes pre-released singles like ‘Sparky‘, ‘Freaky‘ and the monster-hit ‘Rapid Fire‘.

This highly collaborative project features Tay Iwar, Nonso Amadi, Shane Eagle, Dram, Kris Irie, Bridge, Amaarae, Seki, Tomi Agape, Kida Kudz and Godlink. Also, its production is mainly handled by fellow Monster Boys – GMK and Genio Bambino with assists from Odunsi (The Engine), Le Mav, Higo, Doz, James Isibor, 1Takennandos and Barst.

Just like his previous projects, this album is a themed one.  In fact, this is centred around Mandy (a fictional character), who Santi describes as “a girl who has no idea the power that lies inside her

Further speaking about the album, he reveals that “Over the past two years, I learnt more about expressing myself and translating that feeling into sound and visuals. Music has always been about the feeling for me, what it does to you, what it makes you remember, and most importantly where it takes you to. I decided to create a universe, combining everything that has ever influenced or inspired me.”

The songs are a soundtrack to this universe, and I hope when you listen to ‘Mandy & The Jungle’, you will make the best memories with them so that each time you feel like escaping, reminiscing or feeling, these songs are here to take you to your own universe.” He continued.

So cop this album, and follow Mandy on her journey in the jungle.

Teni, Burna Boy And Mr Eazi Nominated For 2019 BET Awards

Afrobeats to the world! Once again, our Nigerian superstars have been nominated for the 2019 BET Awards. Mr Eazi and Burna Boy who both delivered memorable performances just last month at Coachella have been nominated at the Best International Act category.

Teni, on the other hand, was nominated in the Best New International Act category. The Award show is set to hold on Sunday, 23 June at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and it would be aired live on BET and MTV.

For the Best International Act Award, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi will go against international superstars like South Africa’s AKA as well as Dave and Giggs, both from the U.K. Likewise, Teni will be looking to edge U.K’s Octavian, South Africa’s Sho Madjozi and others  to clinch the Best New International Act award.

We at The PGM Club, we wish you guys all the best. Bring it home guys!

Kwesi Arthur Assists Nonso Amadi’s New Single ‘Comfortable’

We are officially in the final stages of the rollout for one of the most anticipated projects of 2019. Nonso Amadi has joined forces with Ghanaian rapper, Kwesi Arthur to release a new single titled ‘Comfortable‘. This would be his last single before the release of the June-bound “Free” EP.

Comfortable‘ is a chilled and laid-back single in which Nonso Amadi warns his one-night stands not to catch feelings and fall in love with him because he is only here for the night. Kwesi Arthur also comes through with a solid verse and a polished flow that adds a new flavour to the record.

Free” would be Nonso Amadi’s sophomore solo EP, coming four years after the release of his debut, “Alone”. Alongside ‘Comfortable‘, this new 5-track EP is suspected to contain other pre-released singles like ‘Emergency‘ and ‘No Crime‘.

DRB Lasgidi Releases New Culture Defining Single ‘Alté’

DRB Lasgidi, a collective made up of Teezee, Fresh L and BOJ is back with a new single titled ‘Alté‘. This record is named after the sub-culture they pioneered. In fact, BOJ is credited with the coinage of the term and is often referred to as the “alte daddy”.

Produced by 2Kriss, this uptempo fire jam is the second single off their forthcoming project titled “Pioneers.” This comes a few months after the Odunsi-assisted single, ‘Necessary‘ which is the first single off the project.

With this single, the super trio seeks to celebrate and set the record straight about the movement that has been misconstrued by many. Alté is a way of life that promotes self and confidence in our unique ways. It is so much more than a music genre.

The accompanying video finds DRB Lasgidi, Blaqbonez, Prettyboy D-O, Ycee, Wavy The Creator and many others having fun and sipping Jameson at a cool party. This wavy visual is directed by Ademola Falomo.

Asa Releases Her First Song In Five Years ‘The Beginning’

Asa is back! The super gifted Nigerian-French singer has shared her first single since the release of her 2014 album “Bed Of Stone.” This new record is titled ‘The Beginning‘ and it comes just a few days after teasing the song on Instagram.

This single officially marks the beginning of her new album release cycle as she refers to it as on Twitter as the “opening track“.

Over soft keys, scintillating strings and later drums, Asa croons about her recent breakup and the emotional turbulence that follows. She is not fully ready to let go and wishes they can start all over again.

Enjoy.

Lady Donli And Tomi Thomas Team Up On New Hustle Anthem ‘Work’

Lady Donli and Tomi Thomas (The Forbidden) have released their first official single as a duo, titled ‘Work‘. To the delight of many, these two amazing acts have decided to come together to put out a project. Consequently, ‘Work’ is the first single off the upcoming body of work.

This single is produced by DOZ and Tomi Thomas while being engineered by the GMK – the alte playmaker.

On the record, Tomi Thomas and Lady Donli sing about going about their hustle while also prophetically calling for the rewarding blessings.

This is a laid back neo-afrobeat record with a chilled repetitive but piercing bassline. They also beautifully execute the call and response that’s common with Fela’s music. No doubt, Lady Donli and Tomi Thomas posses good chemistry and it’d be beautiful to watch how this pans out over a project.

Mr Eazi Assists Kwesi Arthur’s New Single ‘Nobody’

BET nominated Ghanaian rapper, Kwesi Arthur has released a new single titled ‘Nobody‘ featuring Mr Eazi. This is the lead single off his recently released project, “Live From Nkrumah Krom Vol II. Home Run“.

Produced by MOGBeatz, ‘Nobody’ is a mid-tempo Afro-pop number that finds Kwesi in full singing mode, declaring his love for a lady who has refused to return his affection.

As mentioned earlier, this is one of the singles off “Live From Nkrumah Krom“, a 9-track project that features an African all-star cast of Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Mr Eazi, Nasty C and Sarkodie.

Santi Unveils Album Art And Tracklist For “Mandy & The Jungle”

Just a few weeks after announcing the release of his debut album, Santi has unveiled the cover art and the tracklist for the highly-anticipated project, “Mandy & The Jungle” which is expected to drop any time soon.

The singer took to his Twitter to share the grotesque album art and its accompanying tracklist with the caption “soundtrack to my universe
my debut album Mandy & The Jungle
cover and tracklist
art by ahmad tarek, tireless nights but thank you for bringing out the world in my head.
love to everyone who helped put this universe together.
nothing was planned but it surely was written”

According to the released tracklist, the album is set to contain a total of 16 tracks, including pre-released singles like ‘Freaky‘, ‘Sparky‘ and the monster hit, ‘Rapid Fire‘.

Santi also works with a wide range of artists on this project as it features guest appearances from Tay Iwar, Nonso Amadi, Shane Eagle, Dram, Kris Irie, Bridge, Amaarae, Seki, Tomi Agape, Kida Kudz and Godlink. Tay Iwar and Amaarae appear twice on the album as both also assist Santi on the album closer titled ‘Settle Down‘.

The dread-locked singer also closely works with his Monster Boys Crew as its members and affiliates are mainly in charge of the production on the album. GMK, Genio Bambino, Odunsi (The Engine), Le Mav, Higo, Doz, James Isibor, 1Takennandos and Barst all receive production credits.

The album is executive produced by Monster Boy and Odunsi (The Engine), with the engineering solely handled by the acclaimed alte playmaker, GMK.

Update: The album is scheduled for release on Friday, May 17. You can pre-order the album here

Nonso Amadi Reveals Title Of His New Project

Earlier this month, Nonso Amadi confirmed on Twitter that he would be releasing an EP in June. And to the delight of many, the EP now has a name.

In an interview with Pulse NG, Nonso Amadi revealed that the coming project is titled “Free” and would contain five tracks. Although, there is no precise release date for its release yet, he further confirms that it would be released next month.

“So, I’m planning on dropping a project sometime in June – the date to be announced soon. But a lot has gone into the project – like almost three years. Since around – the release of – ‘Tonight’ I’ve been working on the project. I’m really excited about it and it has some dope features.” He says in the interview.

The title of the project is ‘Free’ and it’s to express like being free; like ‘freedom,’ and all that. It’s just to say, you know, regardless of the pressure that most artists face and all that, this project was created out of a liberty of creativity. Like I’m not trying to match or compete with anyone. It’s a very interesting sound to hear, and it’s something I want people to listen to while they’re driving or chilling, not when you’re trying to… It’s not made for you to go to the club necessarily. It’s a chill song, it’s Nonso Amadi.

“It’s five songs at the moment. It’s in post-production, it’s almost ready. There’s a lot of international feel to it. It’s not something only Nigerians can appreciate. Ghanaians can also enjoy it; Americans all that, so yeah.”  He continues.

He also discusses his infamous 2017 performance, his debut EP “Alone‘” as well as his stint as a rapper.

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