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Rema Samples Jay-Z’s 1996 Classic On ‘Alien’

Just a few hours after going on a highly publicized date with a fan, Rema is back yet again with a new record. Coming exactly a week after his love record ‘Ginger Me’, Rema is back with the trap sound on ‘Alien’.

For this record, the young superstar adds a thrilling trap bounce to Jay-Z’s 1996 classic ‘Dead Presidents’. This comes in commemoration of Jay-Z debut album ‘Reasonable Doubt” which was released 24 years ago on June 2, 1996. This track finds Rema in his element giving us a peek into his life as a superstar or alien as he calls it on this track.

Enjoy the single above.

Wande Coal Narrates His Ordeal With New Love Interest In ‘Naughty Girl’

When Wande Coal tweeted a couple of days ago that he has a new single on the way, many of his fans threw themselves into an orgy of celebration. They had been stuck playing ‘Again’ on repeat and truthfully, it was long overdue for a follow-up. Well, Wande Coal has made good on his promise as he leads us straight to the dancefloors with ‘Naughty Girl’.

The single is an uptempo Afropop party starter produced by serial hit maker Pheelz. Across the song, Wande Coal narrates his ordeal with a certain lady who seems to have completely captured his interest. Opening the record, he asks if she’s down for a transactional romance. “If I gave you money, would always be my honey?” he demands. He then proceeds to tell us how the girl is blowing his mind with her character switch.

Listen to this record above.

Moelogo Releases New EP “Me”

One of Nigeria’s most promising acts on the rise Moelogo has released a new EP titled “Me”. This comes as the follow up to his last project “Magic” which housed standouts like ‘Grateful’, ‘On Me’ and ‘God’s Work’.

This new EP contains a total of five never-before-heard tracks and also contains no features. For its production, Moelogo works with a line of talents that includes HappiMusic, Sesstheprblm, Turkish and Priimebeatz, the 18-year-old producer who is already charting a course for himself in the Nigerian music space.

Enjoy the EP above.

Kizz Daniel Releases Third Studio Album “King Of Love”

Just a few days after signing to new imprint Empire, Kizz Daniel has released his third studio album “King Of Love” almost without warning. This new album comes two years after his sophomore “No Bad Songz” a project which featured appearances from Nasty C, Diplo, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Demmie Vee and DJ Xclusive.

On the contrary, this new album features no guests despite being 17-tracks long. It also includes pre-released singles like ‘Jaho’, ‘Pak ‘n’ Go’ as well as viral sensation, ‘Fvck You’.

Listen to the project above.

Nasty C Releases International Mixtape With DJ Whoo Kid “Zulu”

Ahead of his much-teased third studio album “Zulu Man With Some Power”, Nasty C has released a new joint project with mixtape royalty, DJ Whoo Kid titled “Zulu”.

The mixtape contains just 11 tracks including the T.I-assisted ‘They Don’t’ where they stand up against injustice and oppression rearing its head across the world. The project also features an apperance of American hip-hop artist Mishlawi and Crowned Yung.

“ZULU is a dope project that I’m excited to drop. Working on this mixtape with DJ Whoo Kid has been great,” Nasty C says to Complex. “It’s my first international mixtape collab. We put this together during lockdown, sending tracks back and forth and really got to know each other well during the process. I think our fans are gonna love it.”

Listen to the project above.

Larry Gaaga Taps M.I Abaga & Efya For Uplifting Anthem ‘Hold On’

Over the weekend, Larry Gaaga brought one of Nigeria’s foremost rappers M.I Abaga and Ghanaian songstress Efya for an empowering anthem, ‘Hold On‘. This record is a departure from his overly commercial records like ‘Low’, ‘Baba Nla’, and the Davido-assisted ‘Doe’ which have dominated the clubs over the years. With this record, he preaching positivity in the face of turmoil, serving as a voice of hope. And he rightfully calls on two acts, masters in their fields to help relay this message.

On the record, M.I the hip-hop legend steps off his pedestal to be mere human who has sailed the murky waters of rejections and let downs. He shares his own story, highlighting the aches he had to endure as an artist on the rise, down to when he established his foothold as Naija’s hip-hop hegemon. And we all know this isn’t an M.I-specific tale because almost every successful person has a similar story to tell. M.I finds himself in full elder statesman mode, doling priceless gems of advice, urging everyone to keep giving their hustle everything they’ve got and just hope for the best.

With her soothing voice, Efya also urges us to press on and hold on to hope. We might not be where we want to be or even close to it, but the important thing is that we are on the way. And even when we fall, we should pick ourselves back up, dust off, emerge stronger and even more resolute.

Listen to this uplifting anthem above.

Catch NSG On The PGM Radio Show This Wednesday

Last weekend, UK-based collective NSG released their long-awaited debut tape, “Roots”. Starting off as school and hood friends, these six Nigerians and Ghanaians started making music together and officially kicked things off as NSG officially in 2013 when they released their debut single. And ever since, the East London group been on a slow but enthralling ride to stardom and mainstream success. Upping their visibility in the UK music space with highly successful records like ‘Yo Darling’, ‘Options’, ‘OT Bop’ and ‘Trust Issues’, NSG has eased their way into being a major stop for Afrobeats, particularly in the UK. And all this has led to widespread anticipation for their tape which they have now delivered to the excitement of fans across the world.

“Roots” is a full-length tape that walks between genres that dominate the Nigerian, Ghanaian and UK spaces, welcoming everyone to the party. And despite being 18 tracks long, it only features appearances from Randy Valentino, Tion Wayne and veteran UK wordsmith, Chip.

We would be having them on the show on Wednesday to discuss their journey so far, the build-up to this project, the creative thoughts and process being the album, as well as future plans. Tune in at 10 pm to catch up on this and more on the PGM Radio show with Douglas Jekan.

But till then, enjoy the tape above.

Fireboy Holds On To Fleeting Romance In ‘New York City Girl’

It’s officially time to start moving on from “Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps” as Fireboy has finally released his first single since the album dropped in November 2019, titled ‘New York City Girl’. He was supposed to premiere this single on Trace TV last weekend, but thankfully, it’s now available on all streaming platforms.

This single finds Fireboy holding on to a fleeting romance with a tourist; the girl from New York City. They have both taken an interest in each other in her stint here and have shared some beautiful times. But sadly, it’s time for her to leave.

This is a romance that was just supposed to be a fling. However, Fireboy seems to have caught the bug and wants it to last longer, even if it’s just one day more. Ideally, he’d want her to leave her man – waiting for her at the other side of the Atlantic – and elope with him. But he knows that might be reaching a bit too far, so he’d gladly settle for one more loving moment with her. One more dance.

Enjoy the single above.

Zoro & Mayorkun’s ‘Two’ Is A Reassuring Love Single

Nigerian rapper Zoro has been on a mission to use his music to showcase the beauty of Igbo culture across the world. And his latest effort ‘Two’ featuring DMW signee Mayorkun is no exception.

On this Keyklef-production, Zoro and Mayorkun reassure their love interests that everything they do is done for the good of both parties. Yes, they have the money and are willing to splurge on their sweethearts who have stuck with them since the days of empty pockets.

Enjoy the single above.

Rema’s ‘Ginger Me’ Is A Fitting Cap To A Superb Week

Rema has had an amazing week. On Monday, the Mavin frontman was nominated in the Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act of the BET Awards. Two days later, he was tapped as the Apple Music’s “Up Next” act for the month. And now, he is crowing the week of achievements with a new single titled ‘Ginger Me’.

This mid-tempo track finds Rema professing his love to his sweetheart. He carefully details how she makes him feel and all the things he’d like to do for and with her.

Rema broke into the scene last year with his debut and introductory self-titled release, “Rema” which housed his monster hit,’Dumebi’. And ever since, the young superstar seems to be on a joyride to his dominance of the Nigerian music space.

Enjoy this single above.

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