R&B singer/songwriter Funbi is out with his debut EP Serenade. Prior to the release of the EP, the singer came out with a trailer to build enough anticipation for the project. It’s a double celebration for the artist as his debut EP hits streaming platforms on his birthday today.
The singer released a single Turn Me Around early this year with Poe, was featured on Palmwine Music 2 and rejoined his friends on The Collectiv3 to give more amazing music with Live. Create. Repeat. Serenade is a delightful mixture of Folk, Alternative and Funk music and is the perfect playlist for catching feelings. The 6-track project features Seyi Shay (Body) and Efya (Ride With You).
This EP is a literal serenade and is what this writer will be listening to the next time feelings are thrown.
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By The PGM Club — 2 years ago
2016 has been a good year so far when it comes to the quality of music that has been released in Nigeria and Africa. If it was ever considered to be mere speculations that Nigerian and African music is evolving, then I believe this new song “L.A.F.F.S from starboy’s dynamic duo, Legendary Beatz is definitely lending authenticity to that claim. The Nigerian production duo, made up of brothers Uzezi “Zei” Oniko and Okiemute “Mutay” Oniko, have been instrumental in producing some of the biggest songs in Nigeria and Africa that have assisted in propelling Wizkid to international
Now to add to their long list of credits, is the new track called “L.A.F.S (Love At First Sight),” featuring the singer Ceeza. The song has the markings of a hit song with a fusion of afropop, dancehall, and a vibrant house beat that makes it a strong dancefloor contender to close out the summer.
According to Fader.com, “L.A.F.S is a feel good, soul-shifting track that embodies a fusion of dancehall, afrobeats-pop, and tropical house while focusing on traditional African storytelling. A track you can play in a club, in your car, at a bbq or during a lounge session.
We at thepgmclub.com have certified L.A.F.S as a must have for your 2016 Summer Collection.Post Views: 20
By The PGM Club — 2 years ago
Law Student by day, Singer, Song Writer and Producer by night. Zainab Donli is showing the potential to be become Nigeria’s next great female musician
Mainstream Nigerian music for all its obvious merits can sometimes become very repetitive. The same old recycled beats, same old lyrics and very little innovation. Thankfully, Afro-Pop, the dominant mainstream genre, isn’t the only sound we are creating.
That’s why finding new Nigerian talents and alternative genres gets us excited at The PGM club, and listening to Lady Donli’s “Selfish” aroused the same enthusiasm and much more.
Seamlessly alternating between rapping, singing, and spoken word poetry, Lady Donli has created a unique style with her music that is as unconventional as it is beautiful.
“My music is influenced by a long list of people I grew up listening to, such as Nneka, Erykah Badu, Macy Gray, Sade Adu, Frank Sinatra, Andre 3000 and Lauryn Hill the great.” I’m trying to create my own unique blend of sounds, but these artists definitely paved the way for me to even dream of such.” She says.
Growing up with brothers who were musicians also helped shape her. Lady Donli started recording and putting out music in 2012. Her journey so far has produced two mixtapes. ‘Love and War’, released in 2014 and served as her debut project and ‘What is perfect?’, her most recent mixtape which was released in 2015.
What is Perfect? is Lady Donli’s best body of work yet. She takes her songwriting to a whole new level, exploring more complex topics with a style fluid enough to perfectly express her range of talents complimented by the beat selection.
We asked her about the creation of the mixtape.
“I just wanted something to musically reflect where I was at that moment. I want listeners to feel like they’re on a journey watching me grow” she says.
The standout song on the project is Sour Wine, featuring an excellent guest verse from D-Boi. A song where she tells the story of feeling insecure when in love, a somewhat common theme for her.
Songwriters tend to draw inspiration from personal experiences, telling stories inspired by personal emotions. When asked if she finds it easier to write about personal heartbreak and insecurities, she gave a rather pleasant but unexpected reply. “None of the songs really centered on real-life events”, she says. “I’m a conceptualist, I always try to create a story outside the song. Fictional events that could or might have happened in our lives.” She said.
It is this creative ability that has truly endeared the fans to her. She’s in total control of not only the art but also how the art is presented. Hands on with everything from album art to music videos. She’s all about her visuals and presentation. “I love colors, I love art, and I always pitch ideas to whoever is in charge of my visuals. “I am very picky”, she says. “I want the art (the music) to truly represent me and what I feel. I also think presentation is important for the fans. They deserve to see and listen to a perfect body work”.
Interestingly, Lady Donli manages to achieve all of this while studying Law at the University of Surrey and with a new EP titled “Wallflower” in the works, you can be sure that Lady Donli is looking to outdo her last project.
For a patriarchal society with a male dominated music industry, Nigeria has been blessed with immensely talented female musicians. From Christy Essien to Weird MC and in more recent times, Asa, Tiwa Savage, Waje, Yemi Alade and a few others, we strongly believe that in a few years Lady Donli can perhaps be mentioned in the same breath as these greats.
We at thePGMclub strongly recommend that you add a bit of Donli to your playlist.
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By The PGM Club — 3 years ago
The Headline above is not a hype. Trust me when I say that you need to watch out for any artist who after their first EP, has music enthusiast nudging them on to release a follow-up project. Such is the reception Tay got from many music lovers, myself included, after the release of his debut EP, The Passport. It’s no secret that ever since we (NytCrawlers) discovered his single ‘The Box’, and subsequently, all the other tracks which sum up a brilliant debut EP (The Passport), the community at thepgmclub.com have become huge fans of Tay.
Moreover, the biggest fear of any artist who sets the bar so high on their debut project, is meeting up to the high expectations of the sophomore project and in most cases, those expectations are hardly met. However, in Tay’s case, having listened to his new Ep, Renascentia, and as a harsh critic that I am, I can categorically say, “Tay is here to Stay.”
But hey, don’t take my word for it, LISTEN, and let me know your thoughts
RENASCENTIA!Post Views: 24