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To celebrate the beauty of Africa, Grammy award winning singer, Angelina Kidjo teams up with Nigerian Mr Eazi and Malian Salif Keta on Africa, one of a kind

Angèlique Kidjo has released “Africa, One of a Kind,” the first single from her forthcoming album, Mother Nature to be released on the 18th of June. This is a follow up to her collaboration with Yemi Alade on “Dignity”. This new song has Mr Eazi from Nigeria and Salif Keita from Mali whose original work was sampled. The singers celebrate their roots and ancestry on Africa, One of a kind.

“We are all Africans and the blood of Africa runs through our life. This song, which I recorded with one of the icons of the new generation of African artists, is a declaration of love to the continent. We want to change the way it is portrayed and show its beauty to the world,”

says Kidjo as she explains the song.

On her “Mother Nature” album, Angélique joins forces with innovative artists across a number of genres, including Burna Boy, Sampa The Great and many more.

The video for the song depicts the singers  accompanied by dancers dressed in traditional outfits, in Antokpa, Benin, creating a very visually stimulating experience. Watch and Enjoy.

Pre-order Mother Nature before June 18, via Universal Music.

ChuXchu Shows Off His Melodic Capabilities In His Debut EP “Luv Struck”

American-based Nigerian artist, ChuXchu Shows Off His Melodic Capabilities In His Debut EP “Luv Struck. Coming after the release of his RnB single Whatchyu Want. The 5 track EP portrays the pain and beauty resulting from love. He contrasts the two emotions to deliver intimate and hearty lyrics with catchy melodies that keep the EP in perfect pitch and harmony. From the captivating single “Whatchyu Want” the EP is a smooth serene sail of different degrees of love and the attachment that is often faced. Ayo Jay features in “Numbers Don’t Lie” carrying a bouncy RnB tune.

Born in New York and raised in Abuja, Nigeria, the young talent behind “Electra” & “You” goes by the name chuXchu (Formerly known as Chu-Chu). His passion for fusing the Afrobeats sound with all musical genres developed in early 2019 while taking vocal classes and learning how to produce, and within a few months he released his first single “Killing Me” featuring Afro-pop sensation, Ayo Jay. African music’s global recognition encourages him to marry his American slant of R&B melodies with his ingenious influences to create Afropop songs that can serve dancefloors around the world.

Over the past year, chuXchu has coined himself as one of the top rising Afro-fusion artists.He made his impact felt in the Nigerian music scene with the release of singles like “Electra” and “Falling For You”, which paired him with other Nigerian rising stars, WANI and Buju respectively. Drawing upon a vast range of influences, the singer/songwriter’s discography shows the depth of his versatility matched with soothing vocals to give listeners an opportunity to indulge and sing along.

Stream/DownloadLuv Struck” here.

Nigerian artist Burna Boy celebrates Grammy win with 23 video

Nigerian artist Burna Boy celebrates Grammy win with new video for single 23 from his 2020 Twice as Tall album.

The video showcases different female characters on their quest to fulfill their various aspirations in life. A basketball player,  music Producer,  Pianist, Dancer and wheelchair bound player are shown in the video. Fitting as it is Women’s History Month. He sings about his inspiration from Basketball Legend, Jordan who wears the number 23 which the single is named after.  The theme of the song is achieving our dreams no matter the odds. He ends the video with friends and family cheering after his Grammy win announcement.

23 was produced by Skread and directed by Clarence Peters.

Ninola dazzles in new R&B single “Promise”

Afrohouse songstress, Niniola, who won Best Female Vocal Performance at the just concluded Headies Awards, releases her first official single for the year “Promise” produced by DJ Rombee. She employs her stunning vocals to tell the emotional story of a love gone sour;

After all I’ve done
I don’t understand
Why you’d leave me for her
‘Cause even when he was down
I was there to lift him up
And suddenly he fell out of love
Tell me who to blame but myself
Somebody call I, I need help

With this track, she reminds us of her versatility. “Promise” is her first release from her upcoming R&B project titled “Sixth Heaven”. The EP drops tomorrow. Speaking on the song, the artist says;

“My R&B fans have been starved for a long time, I just felt it was time to feed them and show them I still love them”

The official video for this track was directed by Mike Ndika & Ritzy. Watch and Enjoy.

Listen To Paybac’s New Single ‘Activ8’

One of Nigeria’s most gifted rappers, Paybac, has released a new single titled ‘Activ8‘. This comes just a couple of months after ‘Boy Band‘, which finds a happy-go-lucky Paybac crooning about living life on his terms. ‘Activ8‘ is the second single off his coming sophomore album, “CULT.”

Over sombre keys, a stifling bassline and head-bumping kicks, Paybac is in his element, delivering stream-of-consciousness verses about how he keeps pushing against all odds in this country. The patriotic record is dedicated to Samuel Okwaraji, a footballer who died on the pitch 30 years ago in a World Cup qualifier match against Angola. He is also the protagonist of the enduring Nigeria-vs-India legend.

The record ends with a soundbite of an excited commentator celebrating a goal from Samuel Okwaraji for the Super Eagles.

Listen To Tolani’s New Sultry Tune ‘Maybe Baby’

Tolani has released her new single titled ‘Maybe Baby‘. This is a follow-up to her duet with Reekado Banks, ‘Ba Mi Lo‘. This new record was premiered on the PGM Radio Show on Wednesday.

Maybe Baby‘ is a sultry urban R&B record which showcases Tolani’s gifts as a singer and songwriter. The song finds a mildly intoxicated Tolani detailing her romance with her love interest as she points out all the moves she wants him to pull on her.

Its accompanying video is directed by Mollana Burke for JM Films.

Zamir Is Blunt And Vicious On ‘Anti’ With Ycee

Zamir has teamed up with Ycee for his new single titled ‘Anti‘. This is Zamir’s first release since his year-opening Kida Kudz-assisted jam, ‘Jan 1st‘.

The new Tochi Bedford-produced single is no doubt one of the hardest hip-hop records out of Nigeria at the moment. It has this dark and intense feel to it with trippy keys and hard-hitting kicks.  Zamir sets the record straight that he’s anti-social and just wants his space and circle as tight as it can get. “I don’t like people, yeah I know” he declares as he opens the record.

In his verse, Zamir also recounts his musical journey and his emergence in the music industry. Ycee’s verse finds the ANBT Ceo delivering one of his best feature performances this year with a polished flow and airtight delivery.

Directed by Ademola Falomo, the video finds the wild and free pair chilling in the neighbourhood amidst bike and car stunts.

Johnny Drille Appreciates His Dad In New Single ‘Papa’

The sweet-singing Johnny Drille isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. All through the year, the Mavin Records signee has been steady with his releases as well as freestyles which he shares periodically on his social media pages. Now, Johnny Drille is back with another self-produced record titled ‘Papa‘ a few weeks after the release of ‘Finding Efe‘. This, therefore, makes it Johnny’s

As implied by the title, the song finds the folk singer appreciating his dad and crooning about his spirituality spurred and serviced by his father. Backed mainly by stifling strings and solemn keys, Johnny Drille opens the record by recounting the fatherly advice he was given when he was much younger to have his life guided and guarded by faith and prayers. He then describes how his father keeps in touch with him regularly and reminds him not to let go of his spirituality in the strange land he currently finds himself.

His story may sound familiar to most Nigerian youths born into Christain homes thus making the record a highly relatable one. His vocals are calm, soothing, and at a point powerful, filling the record with so many emotions that can melt the heart and even move some to tears.

I’ve waited so long to put this song out. Fathers don’t ever get as much appreciation as they deserve. It is my most personal song yet and I hope you connect with it on some level” he wrote on Twitter.

Listen to the single here.

TiwaDara Is Love-Struck In New Single ‘Headshot’

Rising singer, TiwaDara has released a new love number titled ‘Headshot‘. This is his first release this year after a highly-productive 2018. Last year, he released his ten-track “Jigsaw” Playlist, with Goodgirl LA and Dunnie as the only guest acts, as well as a joint EP with Denna Ade titled “Collision“.

On this self-produced and engineered record, TiwaDara details the falling-in-love experience as he meddles Afropop with RnB. Over the slick production, TiwaDara sings of his helpless surrender to love and the beauty of the coveted feeling.

This single is also rich in instrumentation with piercing jazzy guitar solos littered over the radio-friendly record. Therefore, ‘Headshot‘ comes highly recommended from us at the PGM Club.

Prettyboy D-O Assists MOJO’s New Single ‘Chop Life Crew’

Budding rapper, MOJO has released a new high energy single featuring the spirited Prettyboy D-O titled ‘Chop Life Crew‘. This single is a solid follow up to his 2018 single ‘Sweet‘ which was assisted by AYLØ & Paula.B.

Chop Life Crew‘ is produced by rising beatsmith, Ronchi, with additional production from Le Mav. Tim Lyre, on the other hand, single-handedly mixed and mastered the record.

This record is a reminder that life is short, so it is to be enjoyed to the fullest. Both D-O and MOJO deliver energetic verses that drive the message home, over a slick production with rolling hi-hats and hard-hitting kicks. The record also houses a catchy-hook that would get you bopping your head and whistling along in no time.

Enjoy.

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