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Buju Secures Burna’s Midas Touch On ‘Lenu’ Remix

About three weeks after the initial announcement, one of Nigeria’s most promising acts, Buju, has released the long-teased remix of ‘Lenu’ featuring Burna Boy. This comes alongside the official announcement of his signing with the African Giant-led imprint, Spaceship Records. This would be Buju’s second release in 2020, coming just a couple of months after his ‘Mind Games’ team-up with Ejoya music.

Spiced with a very catchy sing-along hook, ‘Lenu’ was one of the records that propelled Buju to the limelight in his breakout year, 2019. Now coming through with a remix vocally backed by the hitman, Burna Boy, this club-friendly jam looks like a very good effort to usher him into the next level of his already promising career.

The accompanying visuals is a high school-themed video directed by the current go-to guy for top-notch visuals, TG Omori. Across the video, Buju goes about his day in school with an air that screams fly school kid. Burna Boy in his part plays the role of the big brother who helps boost his school rep coming to pick him up in a super cool convertible Rolls Royce. Buju is later seen mouthing his verse in a beautiful white house with Sia-styled models.

Just a few weeks back, Buju had a brief fall from grace when a leaked dm unveiled the vile side of the young singer’s personality. But with this thrilling Spaceship-debut, he might just be easing his way back to the hearts of music lovers.

GMK & Tomi Thomas’ ‘Lagos (Everyday)’ Is An Ode To Gidi’s Hustle Spirit

A few weeks ago, the acclaimed alte playmaker GMK reunited Sugarbana and Prettyboy DO on his year opening record, ‘Strong and Solid’. To follow it up, GMK has teamed up with his friend and frequent collaborator Tomi Thomas to release their new joint to unsuspecting fans. Dropped to help people get through these times, the duo has dished out a beautiful ode to our celebrated city titled ‘Lagos (Everyday)’.

‘Lagos (Everyday)’ is a meditation on the dominant hustle culture which the city it is titled after houses. This is one of the outstanding traits that separates Lagos from several others across the country. And even though the city is Nigeria’s financial capital, poverty is very much extensive even in the midst of plenty.

To give the listeners a first-hand feel of this culture, the song is littered with soundbites of Lagosians going about their daily grind on the streets of Lagos. The city isn’t exactly kind to those waiting for handouts, so everyone has to hustle for their bread regardless of its legality.

No doubt, GMK and Tomi Thomas did so well to soundtrack all that with this laid back and infectious record. And as expected the record finds GMK on the boards while Tomi Thomas and his guitar cruise smoothly over the mellow beat.

Given the frequency of GMK’s releases this year, it might be safe to start looking out for a new project from the producer, but until then enjoy this new record that comes highly recommended from us at the PGM Club.

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‘.

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 titledSpend 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 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.

The David Nichol-Sey directed dark-themed video finds a lonely Amaarae on a red-sheeted bed, craving her absent lover. She then steps into the club to enjoy the night with her friends who are clearly excited to have her around.

Spend Some Time‘ is easy to sink to and therefore 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!

Watch The Beautiful Video For Ajebutter 22’s ‘Lagos Love’

Ajebutter22 has unveiled the visuals for his raving romantic single, ‘Lagos Love‘. This is Ajebutter’s first single since the release of his joint EP “Make E No Cause Fight” with friend and longtime collaborator, BOJ.

This is also Ajebutter’s first solo release since his well-received sophomore 2017 album, “What Happens In Lagos“, which housed hits like ‘Bad Gang‘ and ‘Ghana Bounce‘ featuring Mr Eazi and Eugy.

In ‘Lagos Love‘, Ajebutter 22’s gruff and sensual voice is on full display over the scintillating and laid back Spax production. Throughout the record, he uses Lagos-centred elements and experiences to detail his romance with his lover.

The Prodigeezy-directed video matches the song’s elegance as it finds Ajebutter, his sweetheart and friends having fun around the city of Lagos. It also features cameo appearances from new gen acts like Blaqbonez, Tems and Dami Oniru.

Enjoy the beautiful video and share.

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 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.

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