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Illbliss Is Raw & Relentless On New Joint ‘Nkali’ With Bigfootinyourface

Illbliss is showing no signs of slowing down. The hip-hop veteran released a critically acclaimed EP titled “Illyzilla” earlier this year, a joint project he released with prolific hip-hop producer, Teckzilla. And now, he is teaming up with Bigfootinyourface who has also had a very busy year to release a new record titled ‘Nkali‘. It would be remembered that this is Illbliss’s second record that is actually titled ‘Nkali‘ as the opening track off his 2016 “Illygaty:7057” album, featuring the living legend, DJ Jimmy Jatt also has the same title.

This new record is the first single of the coming joint EP by Illbliss and Bigfootinyourface which is expected to be released soon.

Nkali‘ which directly translates to ‘superiority’ finds Illy in boss-mode again as he flexes lyrically switching flows between English and Igbo, his native tongue. He brags about his artistic and general successes showing why he is a respected OG in the game who still has it very much in him over the dazzling Bigfoot production with scintillating riffs from the Oja flute.

BarelyAnyHook Is On Full G.R.R Martin Mode On His ‘Dangote’ Cover Titled ‘Tempest’

In celebration of his 27th birthday, burgeoning rapper, BarelyAnyHook has released what he refers to as a ‘party pack’, a cover of Burna Boy‘s 2019 smash, ‘Dangote‘. This is a hookless cover where BarelyAnyHook brilliantly showcases his lyricism and an airtight delivery over the laidback instrumental of the raving hustler’s anthem.

The introspective verse, replete with Game Of Thrones references possesses a soulful realness to it. As he touches on his week-old GidiFest performance and metaphorically reflects on his artistry as well as some of the lessons learnt over the years. He also reminds us of his forthcoming “Barely.Big.Enough” project which is scheduled for release in “a month and some change“.

As he revealed on Twitter, this might just be the first instalment in a series of Game Of Thrones-themed releases scheduled for May. However, you can enjoy this freestyle alongside his other singles like ‘Line Up‘, ‘Vibrations Clearly‘ and ‘Lava Lamp‘ with Sute.

Happy belated birthday to Johnny Seabass from the PGM Club. More Life!

Preye Itams and Davina Oriakhi Seek To Awaken Our Consciousness On ‘Bang The Drum’

Preye Itams and Davina Oriakhi have provided us with a second taste of the material they’ve been working on, titled “Our Venus” which is due to be released later this year. The pair had earlier released a soulful duet titled ‘Vanity’ which is also expected to be among the tracks for the forthcoming project.

Produced by Nosa Apollo, ‘Bang The Drum‘ finds the singers with their fierce vocals and brilliant poetic lyrics lead the charge for a great awakening and renaissance that aims to secure for us a better future. This record is sure to leave you in awe of their amazing talents and artistry and it comes highly recommended from us at the PGM Club. Enjoy.

Bigfootinyourface Teams Up With Akym Aremu On New Melancholic Single ‘The Journey’

2019 has been a really busy year for Bigfootinyourface. The year which has seen just four months has seen the multi-talented producer release a joint EP “Vita.Amare.Libidine” with Kel as well as executive produce Pasha‘s “Love, Sex & Loud“. He has also released a string of singles working with acts like Monseeka, Jemal, Maka ,IllBliss and others. In fact, it is safe to say that Bigfoot is living up to his name because he has been all up in our faces with quality releases all year long. And let’s not forget that he was one of the DJs at our our This Is Hip-Hop event which held earlier this month at The Harvest.

And now, in the spirit of his Downtempo Fridays, Bigfoot has released the seventh installment of the weekly series titled ‘The Journey‘ featuring Akym Aremu. This comes after the raving ‘Nkali‘ with the hip-hop veteran, IllBliss.

With a run time of about three minutes, record opens with a piercing guitar riff which precedes Akym Aremu’s melancholic but though provoking verse which details some of the struggles and harsh realities of many Nigerians as he rhetorically asks in Yoruba where we are all headed.

We at the PGM Club highly recommend this record. Enjoy.

BOJ Links Up With Ghana’s Finest On ‘Awolowo’ With Joey B, Kwesi Arthur & Drako Vibes

One of Nigeria’s finest hook killers, BOJ, has teamed up with an all-star cast of young, talented and vibrant acts across Nigeria and Ghana to produce his latest offering titled ‘Awolowo‘. This new single is named after late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, one of Nigeria’s most iconic politicians credited with introducing free primary education and health care in the Western region of the country.

Produced by the acclaimed ‘alte playmaker’, GMK, BOJ recruits a team of Ghana’s finest acts Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes and Joey B who did not fail to bring an international flavour to the scintillating jam. The song also features additional vocals by Zamir and guitar by friend-of-the-family, Tomi Thomas.

Awolowo‘ is BOJ’s first release since he paired up with the self-acclaimed ‘sugar mummy’, Teni the Entertainer on ‘Obe‘ in January. One of the first things that would catch you about this record is how the faces of this young acts-pushing the limits of their crafts in their respective countries- replace the face of Nigeria’s revered politician, Awolowo, on the 100 Naira note issued by the “Alte Bank Of Africa“. However, he is not totally out of the picture as his face can be seen beside Ghana’s most respected political figure, Kwame Nkrumah at the top left corner of the cover art.

The song itself even does much more justice to the memory of the legend as BOJ is on full alchemist mode as he delivers a chilled golden hook with his gruff voice over the simplistic but dazzling GMK-production. Kwesi Arthur, Joey B and Darko Vibes also did not disappoint as they deliver their impressive 16s in English, pidgin and their native languages’.

This is no doubt a jam that is going to last a while on your playlist. Enjoy

Kida Kudz Presents New Trippy Tune ‘Jiggy Bop’

UK-based Nigerian act, Kida Kudz has released a new jam titled ‘Jiggy Bop’ which was earlier  premiered on Beat 1 Radio with Julie Adenuga. Over a very trippy but minimalist instrumental a relaxed and reflective  Kida Kudz just delivers a performance that makes this record sound different from what he has been putting out lately.

 

The song opens with a piercing but soothing flute riff which remains the dominaierring sound throughout the record, such that it sticks in your head right from your first listen.  Enjoy this slow jam.

Lady Donli Teams Up With The Cavemen On Her New Single ‘Cash’

In what is to be her first official offering this year after months of tours around the world, Lady Donli teams up with the prolific Nigerian live band, The Cavemen for her highly anticipated single titled ‘Cash’. This is also the official single of her long-awaited debut studio album which is scheduled to be released later this year.  

 

In this single, the acts help us to project our addiction to the legal tender that most of us spend our entire lives trying to accumulate and spend. Lady Donli helps us to admit the addiction which seems to be the most viral all over the world. This song has one message. This life is one so enjoy it as much as you can.

 

Lady Donli has proven herself over the years to be one of the acts to watch out for, given the consistency of the premium quality of her releases filled with her social awareness and well-rounded artistry. She is currently reviving mentorship from Mr. Eazi and other musical professionals under Mr. Eazi’s Empawa Africa. This song officially kicks off the countdown to release of her debut full-length project titled ‘ENJOY YOUR LIFE‘.  The album is set for release in the 3rd quarter of 2019.

 

Enjoy.

What is the Role Of Coson? Push Good Music Radio Discusses with Aibee Abidoye & Folu Storms

On this episode, we discuss the role of COSON (Copyright Society Of Nigeria) with Chocolate City General Manager Aibee Abidoye & Influential radio and TV host Folu Storms 

Listen To BarelyAnyHook’s Trippy Tune ‘Line Up’

BarelyAnyHook has kicked off the year with a fresh single titled ‘Line Up’. He premiered this record on the PGM Radio show with Douglas Jekan, CityMonsta and D-Truce on Wednesday, January 30. On the show, he revealed that he actually started out as a…

Looku Looku – Tems

Last year, Tems popped on the radar; a very hard-to-ignore presence with her single Mr RebelHer distinct vocals put her on our watchlist. The singer finished last year with a flourish featuring on The Collectiv3’s second compilation Live. Create. Repeat. and amazing live performances including the Aux Live Concert.

Tems’ new single Looku Looku produced by Oddio is another very emotive track. Looku Looku  is a dedication to the discontent man: ‘what are you always looking for outside when I’m right here?’ after which she voices her need for his attention and validation.

We’re definitely looking forward to more from this amazingly talented woman.

 

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