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Teni Assists Stonebwoy’s New Single ‘Ololo’

Teni has been on a streak of impressive features from her cheeky bars on Skiibii‘s star-studded ‘Daz How Star Do‘ to her stand-out appearance on Phyno’s ‘Ka Anyi Na Ayo‘, a standout off his recently released LP, “Deal With It.” Even though her 2019 singles have been released to middling success, no one can deny that Teni has had such a good run when it comes to guesting this year. And her string of killer-features has been extended with her appearance on Stonebwoy’s new single titled ‘Ololo‘.

This is a love number that finds both acts professing their affection to their respective love interests. No doubt, this is a record that looks ready to dominate the airwaves particularly with his captivating production and sing-along hook.

The Prince Dovlo-directed video finds Teni as a painter who is quite protective of him, as she follows him to the club and yanks him away from his admirers who are all over him on the dancefloor.

Myoa Releases Debut Album “Beautiful Journey”

Houston-based Nigerian singer, Myoa has released her debut album titled “Beautiful Journey“. This is a 12-track LP in which the eclectic singer showcases her distinct sound characterised by a fusion of soul, pop and jazz, laced with African influences.

This album has been in the works for a while now as she describes the project as “a collection of songs written over many years that expressing my journey in life…“. With “Beautiful Journey,” she seeks to share a piece of her heart with her listeners thereby giving them a “euphoric experience.”

In life, there are ups and downs, but each moment is part of your journey and you can choose to look at it in a beautiful way and see beauty through the ashes and enjoy the simple and little things in life.” She says.

Led by ‘You‘ and ‘Star Power‘, this is a very personal project as it features the sweet singing-Johnny Drille as the only guest throughout its 12 tracks. Production-wise, however, Myoa seeks assistance from BigFootInYourFace, Cobhams Asuquo, Eddie Ferguson, Johnny Drille and Robert Eibach who helped co-produce the solo LP.

Listen to “Beautiful Journey” above and tell us what you think.

Johnny Drille’s ‘Count On You’ is a Stirring Celebration Of Love

Just days after announcing the dates for his Johnny’s Room Live II, Johnny Drille has released a new single, his fifth of the year, titled ‘Count On You‘. This single which he describes as the “greatest love song” comes two months after ‘Papa‘, an ode to father released in June.

Over piano keys, the sweet-singing Johnny Drille reaffirms his affection for his sweetheart. He is assured of her love and relays to her how beautiful he wants their life-long romance to be. A soothing and heartfelt ballad, this record takes one back to the Westlife days. The gifted singer and producer has a long-term dedication to only putting out good music, and this, no doubt, is a solid addition to his catalogue.

Dapo Tuburna, PsychoYP and Ycee Synergize On ‘Penthouse’

In the wake of his exit from Tinny Entertainment, Dapo Tuburna reminded us of his talents with his jubilant 3-track EP “Gingo Vibes” which was released to good reviews. And now, the singer is taking it further as he reunites with his former label mate, Ycee and PsychoYP, the Abuja-based rapper on a new record ‘Penthouse‘.

Produced by Quebeat, ‘Penthouse‘ is trap record that features impressive performances from the trio and a catchy hook. It finds the acts having the best of times in their chill-spot, the penthouse. It also features some underlining Zlatan ad-libs.

Enjoy ‘Penthouse‘ above.

Asa’s New Album Is Just A Month Away

Nigerian award-winning soul singer, Asa, has finally unveiled the album title and release date for her long-awaited fourth studio. According to the singer, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed album, “Bed Of Stone” is titled “Lucid” and is scheduled for release on Friday, October 11, exactly a month from now.

This was revealed via her social media pages earlier today. “I have waited a long time to share this with you. My new album #LUCID out October 11.
Preorder now : link in bio
#asa #lucid #newalbum” she posted on Instagram.

 

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The album described as Afro-pop on Apple Music is a 14-track project and is -in usual fashion- an entirely solo effort. In May, Asa released the first single off the album titled ‘The Beginning‘ and this was followed by ‘Good Thing‘ whose video was unveiled late last month.

You can pre-order the album here.

Aramide Wards Off Advances From Her Admirer In ‘Baba Abule’ With Reminisce

Award-winning Afro-soul singer and songwriter, Aramide has released a new single – her first of the year- ‘Baba Abule‘, in a seemingly unlikely collaboration with the self-acclaimed Alaga Ibile, Reminisce.

This is a folk record that finds Aramide warding off advances from her persistent admirer, Baba Abule.  On the other hand, Reminisce in his verse plays the role of the promiscuous Baba Abule, trying to woo the songstress, letting her know the perks of her returning his affection. Produced by SizzlePro, ‘Baba Abule‘ is rich in instrumentation particularly soft percussions and strutting rock guitar.

Enjoy the single above.

Paybac Is Living Life On His Own Terms In ‘Boy Band’

After months of teasing, pulling a Wizkid, making us literally beg for the single, and then suspending the initial release date, Paybac‘s ‘Boy Band‘ is finally here. This is the much-anticipated lead single off Paybac’s upcoming solo album, “Cult,” and also his first post-“Alternate Ending” release.

Paybac rapped his ass off on the joint album with Boogey -an album-of-the-year contender by the way- such that he is taking a break off that with ‘Boy Band’ and perhaps “Cult” as a whole. He confidently sings with his raspy voice in his ‘if Fela, the Beatles and Kanye had a baby’ style about his carefree life over soft percussions and organ keys. The song samples ‘Acid Rock‘ by the 70s Afro-Rock Band, The Funkees and is produced by LearnTheCreator.

Opening with the disclaimer “I no dey for gang, this na Boy Band,” the record finds Paybac a rebel, living the life of a rockstar. He might not have all the money in the world, but he makes the best use of what is at his disposal to live solely on his terms, not giving a hoot about anyone’s approval. He wants no troubles either.

The hook is infectious one that’d have you humming or singing or even shouting along in no time. Enjoy ‘Cult‘ above.

P.S: Paybac, don’t make us choke to death as we hold our breaths for ‘Uwaka‘s video. Thank you. You’re welcome.

Tiwa Savage Releases Her Long-Awaited UMG Debut, ’49-99′

The queen is back! After months of anticipation, excitement regarding her Universal Music deal, and a string of dazzling guest spots on bangers all year long, Tiwa Savage has finally treated us to her first official single of the year. And it’s well worth the wait.

After teasing the single for almost a week now, Tiwa has unveiled her Pheelz-produced UMG debut titled ‘49-99‘, a mid-tempo afro-pop record with Afrobeat elements, particularly rich in instrumentation with scintillating underlining strings.

On the record, Tiwa Savage expresses her desires for the good things of life amidst the rife and turmoil in a country some are quick to refer to as a failed state. She is focused on securing the bag to afford herself the luxury designers and fast cars, “Mo fe ra Versace, Mo fe ra Bugatti” she reveals.

At a listening party was also held in London, on Wednesday, September 4, she explained the symbolism behind the cryptic title of the much-teased single. “It’s a phrase that was coined by the godfather of afrobeats, Fela Kuti. It means, ‘49 sitting, 99 standing.’ Errm, suffering and smiling. For those who are not Nigerian, we have these transit buses which we call a ‘molue’ and it has 49 seats.

“So instead of it to have 49 people to commute to work and back, you have 49 people sitting and double that standing, hanging… That’s just a reflection of the economy and the imbalance with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. So the song, even when you first listen to it – it’s a great record – it’s one you can Zanku to and dance to.”

….I wanted my first global single to have a message that we are suffering and smiling and music is a powerful tool. And I wanted a title which could be a conversation starter like 49 people sitting and 99 people standing… like we’re suffering and smiling.” She continued.

The brilliantly-directed video opens with Tiwa Savage as the queen of the underworld, as it quickly switches to Tiwa hustling as a fashion designer. At the end of the video, she can be seen enjoying herself at the table of pervacious ‘big men’ whom she had hypnotised with her moves.

Earlier this week, Tiwa Savage cancelled her performance at the DSTV Delicious Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa in light of the recent xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in the country.

Enjoy the video below.

CKay Releases Sophomore EP “CKay the First”

Last week Friday, August 30, Chocolate City act, CKay released his sophomore EP, “CKay the First“. However, in just a few hours, it was taken down across multiple streaming platforms due to  “leakage” issues. But gladly, after holding our breaths for what seemed to be a lifetime, we finally have our hands on Ckay’s new material.

This project comes just two years after his introductory and debut project, “Who The F*** Is Ckay,” inspired by the infamous Loose Talk episode with M.I and Loose Kaynon.

This 8-track EP is led by the single ‘Way‘, which has been gaining traction on the airwaves and overly lauded by music enthusiasts. It also features appearances fellow new-gen acts, Blaqbonez, BOJ, Barry Jhay and label executive, DJ Lambo. For the production of the album, Ckay recruits Tempoe and Real Btee while also three tracks himself.

Ckay sounds so excited to be having this project out, revealing on Twitter that it had been delayed for over a year. But we are glad it’s finally out and we can get treated to new records from the multitalented act.

Enjoy “Ckay the First” above and let us know what you think.

Catch BigFootInYourFace and DJ Dapper Live At the Yam Fest on Saturday

In a bid to push urban culture forward, The Lucid Company in collaboration with Visual.ng and Seven Seasons present the first-ever Ubarn Yam Fest; a carefully curated celebration of Nigerian Yam Culture put together for the Nigerian Youth.

With Free PalmWine available at the venue and multiple yam dishes on sale by various vendors, the Urban Yam Fest seeks to unite Nigeria’s youth, giving urban relevance to an already existing cultural festival celebrated in most parts of Nigeria. The event will be hosted by Chuey Chu with Chefs Zoey Blaq, Obubu and Narhi as guest chefs. The music will be handled by BigFootInYourFace and DJ Dapper.

Yamfest Manifesto

Yamfest Manifesto

Yamfest Pgm Partner Flier

Yamfest Pgm Partner Flier

The Urban YamFest will take place on the 31st of August 2019 at Seven Seasons, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

You can click here for more information.

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