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Zamir and Amaarae Crave Each Another In The Metaphorical ‘Munchies’

Barely three weeks after his team-up with PsychoYP on ‘Mind‘, Zamir closes up the year with his fourth single of 2019, ‘Munchies‘ on which he joins forces with the Ghanianina songstress, Amaarae. All across the year, the brawny rapper has been an adherent of the power of collaboration, enlisting Ycee on ‘Anti‘ and Kida Kudz on ‘Jan 1st‘, his earlier releases.

Over a GMK production, Zamir delievers raunchy bars, enthusiastically describing some of the sexual fantasies he wants to fulfil with his love interest employing witty metaphors. The feeling is mutual on the end of the appraised damsel as the soft-voiced Amaarae also runs wild with steamy imaginations in her hooking verse.

Enjoy the record here.

Tay Iwar and Le Mav Showcase Undeniable Chemistry on ‘Golden’

After collaborating on two records ‘Stranger‘ and ‘Fools‘ off his debut album “Gemini,” Abuja-based act, Tay Iwar has joined forces with producer, Le Mav to take their undeniable chemistry to another level. The pair have teamed up to create a full body of work, titled the “Gold” EP, set for release soon. Today, however, they are giving the public the first taste of what they’ve been cooking up for a while now, which is the lead single off the coming project, titled ‘Golden‘.

Describing the new record, Tay Iwar revealed that “… the theme is about being golden and standing out beyond all odds…despite all the darkness in the world we all still have to remain fierce, fiery and precious like gold.”

‘Golden’ opens with a strutting guitar riff that shines all through the record. With his beautiful voice, Tay Iwar breaks into R&B mode as he croons to his sweetheart, describing himself as a star whose rays shine golden.

Listen here

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.

 

Davido’s Sophomore Album “A Good Time ” Is Finally Here

As promised, Davido has finally released his highly-anticipated sophomore album “A Good Time” today, November 22. This is the long-overdue follow up to his hit-packed 2012 debut album, “Omo Baba Olowo (O.B.O).” It also comes three years after his 5-track “Son Of Mercy” EP with was met with middling success despite appearances from Nasty C and Tinashe on the project. Even Davido was quick to put the project behind him as it appeared that he really didn’t have really his heart in it after all. But “A Good Time” already looks poised for commercial and cultural success. This is given its impressive roll-out, premium packaging and far-reaching lead singles.

This new album isn’t a brief one as it’s 17 tracks long with a total runtime of an hour. It also boasts big-name collaborations with Chris Brown, A Boogie With Tha Hoodie, Popcaan, Gunna, Summer Walker, Zlatan, Naira Marley, WurlD, Dremo, Yonda and frequent collaborator, Peruzzi.

Listen to the album here.

Tiwa Savage Surprises Us With A Double Treat

One of Nigeria’s biggest music export, Tiwa Savage has released two new surprise singles titled ‘Attention‘ and ‘Owo Mi Da‘. This comes a couple of months after UMG debut, ‘49-99‘ whose’s striking video has been lauded by many and has been on serious rotation on the airwaves. These new songs were initially slated for release later today but were eventually dropped ahead of schedule because of leaks that surfaced on the internet right after their announcement.

Owo Mi Da‘ is a Pheelz-produced Afropop record that finds Tiwa Savage in full bitch-better-have-my-money mode as she demands her due from her defaulters.

Attention‘ is the poignant tale of a once beautiful relationship now worn out and has gradually become a shadow of its former self. Tiwa Savage’s lover is showing signs of disinterest and she calls him to order with this song. If he still wants her, he’d just have to sit up because she has no qualms dumping him for another who will shower her with the care and attention she desires. This is an Afro-R&B record laced with Afrobeat elements produced by Black Jerzee.

Burna Boy Performs ‘Ye’, ‘Gbona’ And More At NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Burna Boy‘s press run for his critically and commercially successful album, “African Giant,” has been nothing short of amazing. The globetrotting Afro-fusionist has been on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, performing a ‘Ye/Anybody‘ live medley; Jimmy Kimmel Live; The Breakfast Club; the Ctrl live session where he performed ‘Collateral Damage‘ live and Audiomack where he performed a Trap symphony of ‘Ye‘, ‘On the Low‘ and ‘Anybody‘ with an orchestra. And now, Burna has pulled up at NPR for a Tiny Desk performance between two sold-out concerts in Washington D.C.

Backed by his beaming five-piece “The Outsiders” band, Burna Boy treats the audience to a thrilling run of highlights off his raving album,The African Giant” and an old favourite off his stellar “Outside” mixtape. The set is woven in such a manner that would make you dance and think about the reality of Nigerians at the same time.

Enjoy the video here.

 

Vector Enlists Davido For New Love Number, ‘Comfort’

Despite his lyrical prowess, Vector hasn’t been one to shy away from stepping out of his comfort zone to bend genres and collaborate with popstars to cater to a diverse market. One of the highlights of his debut album, “State Of Surprise” was ‘Get Down‘ featuring 2Baba which gained much traction on the airwaves. On his sophomore album, “The Second Coming” he also tapped 9ice on ‘Angeli‘, a prayerful anthem that dominated the streets for some time. And now, ahead of his imminent EP, “Vibes Before Teslim,” the Lafiaji rapper has recruited one of Nigeria’s biggest exports, Davido for a groovy love record titled ‘Comfort‘.

The Vstix and Mr EFF-produced number finds both acts hopping on an Afrobeats instrumental diced with Alujo elements that jump at you right from the beginning of the record and nudges you to dance. The song finds the silver-tongued superstars in their feelings as they promise their love interests good loving and the finer things of life.

Enjoy the record here.

Davido Unviels Appetizing Tracklist For Sophomore Album, “A Good Time”

The project we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. In less than 120 hours, we’d finally have our hands on one of the most anticipated tapes in recent years: Davido’s sophomore album, “A Good Time.” This would be the long-overdue follow up to his culturally and commercially successful debut album, “Omo Baba Olowo (OBO).” A groundbreaking album that housed hits like ‘Dami Duro‘, ‘All of You‘, ‘Ekuro‘ as well as his Naeto C-assisted debut, ‘Back When‘.

Just yesterday, the DMW boss took to his social media accounts to share the tracklist of the album scheduled for release on Friday, November 22. The tracklist pays respect to his late mother, as the tracks are listed over an illustration of Davido and his dad admiring an effigy of his late mom. Davido also promised that the album cover art would even be more elegant.

Tracklist for "A Good Time" (Instagram/Davidoofficial)

Tracklist for “A Good Time” (Instagram/Davidoofficial)

According to the released tracklist, “A Good Time” will contain 17 tracks with features from an all-star cast of local and international acts. The project boasts big-name collaborations with Chris Brown, A Boogie With Tha Hoodie, Popcaan, Gunna, Summer Walker, Zlatan, Naira Marley, WurlD, Dremo, Yonda and frequent collaborator, Peruzzi. The album is led by pre-released singles ‘Risky‘, ‘Assurance‘, and the Chris Brown-assisted ‘Blow My Mind‘.

It’s been a journey to get to this point and I am so grateful to God and everyone who has contributed to my success.
This album was recorded between Lagos, Atlanta, Accra, London and Los Angeles and I had the best time of my life creating it.

To all the producers, songwriters, engineers and featured artistes I am eternally grateful to you guys for working with me.
November 22nd we let the world know why it’s “A Good Time”. LETS FUCKING GO !!!!!!” he posted on Instagram alongside the tracklist.

You can pre-order the album here.

Teni Extends Her Streak Of Killer Features On Kida Kudz’s ‘Money’

This year has quite been Teni’s year when it comes to guest spots on records. She kicked off her string of stellar guest verses with her cheeky attempt at rap on Skiibii‘s star-studded ‘Daz How Star Do. And ever since, Teni has been on a killing spree, adding a golden touch to every song she blesses.

The latest addition to her 2019 killer-verses collection is ‘Money‘, by Kida Kudz and Sons of Sonix who produced the record. This is the follow-up to the Jiggy Boy’s ‘Moonwalk‘ which got a sultry music video. And with the frequency of his releases this year, it feels like there might be a project on the horizon.

However, this new single – Kida’s fourth release of the year – feels like a step away from the previous releases as it has a prevalent Afropop feel while retaining the Jiggy sound which has been characteristic of his 2019 releases. The song finds the acts crooning about a desire we can all relate to regardless of class: the life-long quest for more money. This is a desire Teni reinforces in her EP lead single, ‘Billionaire‘, and it’s brilliantly-directed accompanying video.

The follow-up cinematic video finds Kida Kudz, Teni and their team chasing the paper in a short but dangerous path. It opens with Kida Kudz and his cohorts plotting a heist in the U.K, while kingpin Teni appears to be the brain behind the heist and the supplier of the needed tools right from Lagos, Nigeria.

Listen To Maka’s New LP, “It’s Not You; It’s Me”

Super gifted Soul and R&B singer, Maka has released a new full-length project titled “It’s Not You; It’s Me.” This is a 10-track album that features only two guest appearances from Blaqbonez and Pepenazi.

The entire album is produced by Jay Blakez who also solely engineered the project, while Maka retains co-production credits.

Listen to the album above.

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