Off his recently released project “Amaterasu” which featured a host of new generation rap heads including Zilla Oaks, Kiienka, Marv OTM, Psycho YP, Veen, Mojo and Boogey, Remy Baggins has released the visuals for ‘Gboju’. This is the lead single and one of the standouts off the sonically ambitious project, featuring the ever-busy PyschoYP and the relentless Mojo over the bouncy drill production laid out by Telz.
The high-energy video shot and directed by the capable duo Kelvin Nuel & The Crwd opens with Remy vibing to the bounce with his goons while PsychoYP lays down his track in a dimly lit near-empty street. Mojo could barely keep still as he flows with the vibe of the infectious number.
Enjoy the video above.
After joining Teezee and Fresh L to release the long-awaited DRB Lasigi album, “Pioneers”, Alte royalty BOJ is back with a new single. This comes about four months since his last solo effort, ‘Assignment’, the heartwarming record where BOJ reveals he doesn’t just want to be a passive partner as he is fully vested in whatever he has with his women. Just like an eager fresh student in the first weeks of resumption, he repeatedly demands an assignment, wanting to work through his love interest and all he demands is her permission or consent.
For this new single titled ‘Abacradabra’, BOJ brings an Afrobeats all-star team, bringing Davido and Mr Eazi for this highly infectious track. BOJ himself comes with the hook that eases itself into your soul with his sensual gruff vocals. Davido and Mr Eazi then come up with brilliant verses well-tailored for this dancehall-equse jam.
The accompanying video directed by Ademola Falomo opens BOJ trying to woo his love interest in a desert setting. As the superstars take turns to deliver their sugar tongued verses, the setting continues to change with BOJ, Davido and Mr Eazi all having fun.
Just a while ago, LK and Mojo reintroduced us to the Chop Life Crew through the drill-heavy tune ‘CLC Step’. This is a record that has inspired a dance-move and is fast gaining traction on the airwaves. And just a couple of weeks after, they link up with Fasina and Tim Lyre on the latter’s’ record ‘Just Linked’. This is the lead single off their joint 3-track project “3 Strains”.
Mojo has been on a killing spree, leaving scene-stealing performances on almost every track he’s been on for a while now. And his verse on ‘Just Linked’ is no exception. The acts go on rapping about their interesting encounters across the city through this chilled psychedelic jam.
The accompanying video finds both Fasina and Tim Lyre in coloured suits in the studio making music in a setting that takes us back in time. Fasina then wakes up in another time zone in a date. Mojo on his part delievers his verse on alternating between a cruise if the streets and a styling session. Tim Lyre is then found in a photoshoot, before taking us back to the studio where they all have a good time making music. The video is directed by Fasina.
A couple of months ago, one of Nigeria’s most promising acts on the rise and one of its finest songwriters Moelogo released a new EP titled “Me”. And this was accompanied by the visuals for one of the standouts off the tape, the uptempo ‘Koshi’.
The retro-themed video finds Moelogo as a rock n roll superstar with the afro and aviator glasses performing on television. He is later joined by his love interest who was singing aloud to the record and teleports right where he is.
‘Koshi’ is produced by the 18-year old producer P.Prime who has been behind some of our favourite tunes this year. Enjoy the video above.
After much demand from fans and music lovers, Prettyboy DO ha finally released the video for ‘Mentally’ which is assisted by WANI. This dancehall-esque record is one of the standouts and fan-favourite cuts off DO’s latest project “Wildfire” which feature Tim Lyre, Solana, WANI, and the streets generalissimo, Olamide.
The video directed by a capable trio of Integral Studio, UA Studio and Prettyboy DO himself opens with a game night involving DO, his love interest and friends. It then segues into a side of DO we haven’t seen in a while, the more romantic side that’d probably give you the butterflies. Himself, his sweetheart and WAni find them having a fun-filled vacation many can only wish for.
Enjoy the video above.
Yemi Alade is an artist that is an epitome of talent meets hard work. And this is evident in the work she puts into her music as well as the accompanying visuals. That’s why her performance of the recently released Beyonce’s film Black is King didn’t come as a surprise to many. In this vein, Yemi Alade has released the visuals for her latest single ‘True Love’.
It’s simply a happy video directed by Paul Gambit. As with all Yemi Alade, you would find a lot of Afrocentric fashion and dance routine that incorporates a lot the latest trendy moves. She is seen with her troupe at the bus park having one hell of a good time, all soundtracked by her thrilling music.
Enjoy the video above.
Just a couple days after releasing her latest album “Celia”, UMG signee and Afrobeats vanguard, Tiwa Savage has taken the gospel of Afrobeats to NPR via their much-celebrated Tiny Desk Concert, making her the second Afrobeats act to do so. Ever since its release, the project has generated polarizing opinions and conversations across social media. But regardless of where you stand on the divide, you can’t deny Tiwa’s artistry and her prowess as a vocal powerhouse which was evident throughout the 13-track project. And she brings all this to bear on this in-door concert as she performs some of the fan-favourite cuts off the days-old album.
For her performance, she brings along the popular band Alternate Sound but solely handles the mic with no backups. Yet this doesn’t make her the least bit uncomfortable because as mentioned earlier, her vocal prowess and dexterity were on full display, breathing new life into these records. She also gave a live rendition of ‘Like’, a 2017 Reekado Banks record which she featured on when they were still label mates. Other records performed in the concert filmed at Jazzhole, Lagos include ‘Dangerous Love’. ‘Attention’, and the club-ready ‘Koroba’.
This performance comes just a few hours after she delivered an electrifying set at the Notting Hill Carnival which took place in West London over the weekend.
Patoranking has never been one to shy away from his past and humble beginnings. In fact, he embraces it and sports it like a fitting cap whenever he goes, never missing a chance to share his story. And this is yet again, he digs into his roots for another thrilling single, ‘Abule’, his first since his “Wilmer” album and the lead single for his just-released album “Three”.
“I’m proud to be from my abule, because to have made it coming from there it’s only by God’s grace. It’s made me who I am today and it’s part of my story. So I waste no opportunity to let people know about my ghetto,” he says in an interview with Ebro Darden on Beats1 Radio.
“I feel it’s important through this new song to give my fans a chance to celebrate their own abules. And to protect their abules, too. Back in May, my team and I partnered with Ebele & Anyichuks Foundation to go to many ghettos across Lagos to give away masks and relief items. It’s important we stay safe and do our part to protect.”
With this video, Patoranking takes us to the thick of the hood and ghetto life with energetic street dance routines on full display. Patoranking is later found performing at an overcrowded party which is then invaded by armed goons and briefly struck with a power outage. But regardless of these hitches, the show picks up like nothing happened and goes on.
Ever since Burna Boy released his latest album “Twice As Tall”, there have been massive debates in several corners about its critical status with some already throwing the word “classic” around. But one thing that can’t be denied is the cultural and commercial success of this project which has been raking in huge numbers across major DSPs ever since it dropped. At the peak of its popularity – so far – the album clinched the number one spot on Apple Music, a feat not many of his colleagues can bost of.
Another thing a lot of people will agree is that the Chris Martin-assisted record, ‘Monsters You Made’ is one of the standout selections on that album. And Burna himself knows this, hence the release of its video making it the second official single off the much-celebrated album.
The single finds a exasperated and irritated Burna pointing fingers at the leaders, colonisers and their allies for the deterioration of the African being. With this record, Burna volunteers himself as the voice for his people further positioning himself as a revolutionary standing a firm stand and asking questions. The thrilling record ends with a piercing sound of renowned writer, Ama Ata Aidoo demanding answers from the imperialists who have sacked the continent.And it’s only natural that this video further drives this message.
The Meji Alabi-directed video opens with flashing images of some dark episodes across the continent. Then we are then introduced to Burna Boy the revolutionary leader and his troops set to fight for their freedom. As it builds up, it almost feels like ripped-off scenes from the popular movie “Beast of No Nation.”