Editors Pick

New Music: John NetworQ – Ite Si Waju ft General Pype

New music from the super exciting talent that is John NetworQ.

Titled “Ite Si Waju”, the song features Reggae/Dancehall act General Pype.

The song’s motivational theme is one that resonates across multiple divides and we hope you enjoy it as we do here at thepgmclub.

WORLD PREMIERE: FUNBI HALLELUJAH (VIDEO)

It’s been almost 5 months since thepgmclub exclusively broke the audio of Funbi’s Halleluyah record and since then all eyes have been on the emerging Afro-funk artist to release the much-anticipated video to his debut single.

Directed by King Davies, the video places Funbi at a site of deep sanctity – the Olumirin Waterfall at Erin Ijesha in Osun State, Nigeria – that mirrors an inner peace exuding from the singer, further reflected in the mystification and spirituality of the natural wonders that is Erin Ijesha.

Funbi is an artist fast etching a name for himself in the Nigerian music scene. From collaborations with M.I as far back as 2012 to the chorus on ‘Adore Her’, one of the fan favorites from the Collective EP, he’s been steadily building a fan base for his vocal prowess and versatility.

Styled by Kelechi Odu with Photography by Manny Jefferson, the visuals highlight the immense beauty to be found in the heart of Nigeria.

We at thepgmclub strongly suggest that you watch this video and please give us your feedback.

Enjoy Hallelujah

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Editors Pick: Dj Neptune – Bumpa ft Falz & Ycee

Yo, 2017 is looking like a good year already. DJ Neptune has just dropped a ‘BUMPER’ TUNE featuring Falz the Badt Guy and Yung Carter (Ycee).

Check it out and let me know what you think!!

TGIF!!

D.J.

Tay features Odunsi – Wuse II

It is always exciting to listen to a new song from Tay Iwar. This time around he has recruited Odunsi(The Engine), who is equally on the rise with his distinct voice and sound and you know what they say, when 2 or more great musical minds are gathered together, there can be only one true outcome…GOOD MUSIC.

We at thepgmclub would like you to listen to the new single from Tay called ‘WUSE II‘ and tell us what you think about it.

https://soundcloud.com/tayiwar/wuse-ii-ft-odunsi-the-engine

Mr Eazi; the Name, The Sound and the philosophy behind the brand

Would you like to know why Mr. Eazi almost turned down the opportunity to sign with Starboy Wizkid? Or perhaps why he feels that he may not be in the music business for very long?

In the second episode of The PGM session, Douglas Jekan sat down with Mr. Eazi as he highlighted his relationship with Wizkid, discussed lessons on artist management, the creative process behind the hit track ‘Ohema’, future plans etc.

Hope you enjoy watching it and please feel free to drop a comment.

The PGM Studio Session: Ice Prince – Jos to the World

Coinciding with the release of his eagerly anticipated 3rd studio album, Jos to the World, Ice Prince sat down with thepgmclub to preview the project and also discuss a wide range of issues including his new label Super Cool Cats, his background story which inspired the album and his future projects.
He also exclusively revealed to thepgmclub that he will be releasing a book and a movie title “Me vs Me” in 2017.

We at thepgmclub eagerly anticipate his future projects and encourage you to grab a copy of Jos to the World.

ADEKUNLE GOLD’S DEBUT ALBUM: GOLD OR GOLD-PLATED?

On the 26th of July, 2016, I woke up to the frenzy of Adekunle Gold’s album on twitter and I was utterly confused. I specifically set a reminder on my phone in order so that I could be one of the first people to get it. However, Adekunle Gold pulled a Beyonce on everyone and released the album earlier than planned which was a good idea as it got everyone talking.
The YBNL star has held everyone at rapt attention since the release of his cover of One Direction’s Story of My Life which he titled Sade which has received a number of award nominations. He brought out hits back to back with the critically acclaimed Orente, the prayer filled and crowd moving Pick Up and a replica in Ready. With these, there are high expectations for GOLD.
The album opens up with ‘Gold’ setting the tone to what is yet to come. It portrays a young ambitious man who shares the story and inspiration behind his name and the album. Adekunle confidently states that he’s higher than hate in the up tempo track “My Life” laced with Yoruba proverbs and many traditional instrument elements in the beat. A definite party favorite.
The seamless transition to the love songs that we have all come to know and love Adekunle for, commences in the mid-tempo ‘Beautiful Night’ where he paints the picture of a sincere and secure relationship in the serene night and an undying love in the popular ‘Orente’. The pain of heartbreak can be seen in the slow tempo ‘Nurse Alabere’. Meanwhile, ‘Friend zone’ playfully addresses the reality of unreciprocated feelings with a highlife vibe.
In ‘Paradise’, there is a change to a more relaxed R&B feel with the subtle use of strings. Here, the artiste is high on love and does not want to get off that euphoric feeling. The duet with Simi in ‘No Forget’ is one of those songs that you can’t help but love in the album; the back-up, her silky voice, the instrumentals were just in harmony.

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Furthermore, in ‘Work’ Adekunle explores a mixture of pop and afro-beat. He preaches that people need to work hard and “stop living fake lives” by wanting things they cannot afford. In Temptation, Adekunle copies a page from P-square’s temptation with the reference to the popular line ‘this na temptation, which leads to confusion’. ‘Ariwo Ko’ has an Indian pop and highlife infusion which is refreshing to hear and a big departure from the beats we have been hearing from the beginning. Here, he cautions newly artistes saying empty barrels make the loudest noise. Noise is not music.
In “Fight for You” he goes after men taking love for granted, declaring that he won’t hesitate to treat your woman better. He then deviates from the usual lover boy next door image in ‘Sweet Me’ by talking about a lady he saw dancing at a party. This track seems like a mere filler for the album.
Now the question is; is this album GOLD just like the name is or gold plated- just a shiny glossy cover with nothing but cheap music. GOLD is not without its flaws Adekunle tried to diversify his sound by slightly mixing it up with R&B as in the case of Paradise and dance hall beats of Ariwo Ko despite this, the album still fell into the usual tones we are used to hearing from him.
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Adekunle Gold also exhibited impressive song writing skills as he intricately intertwined golden threads of expressions in English, pidgin and Yoruba to tell a story from the beginning till the end. The album portrayed his diversity in song writing as he covered songs ranging from topics of love to life. He showed that music is one of the best ways to express oneself.

In addition, I believe this album has paved the way to establish the classic Adekunle sound. We at thepgmclub.com definitely certify this album ‘GOLD’.

The song that almost got away

It is 1.37am on a Wednesday morning and once again sleep has eluded me, and this time, it is a song that is banging in my head and has been on repeat for the last 2hours. A song I can’t wait to share with you all. However, before I introduce the song to you Nytcrawlers (music lovers), I must admit to you that I can’t stop beating myself up for sleeping on this one. Well, I didn’t sleep on it, I just forgot to listen, review and share it with you all and for that, I ask for your forgiveness. That said, allow me to reintroduce to you – The Black Couch by Tomi Thomas.

Black Couch VOL I is the first release of the LP which will include genres such as Reggae, soul, RnB, and Hip-hop. The first release will feature songs such as “ Caught a wave, Cheat Codes and Jane” and also other artists such as Santi, Tay, Bridge (LOS), BrisB (LOS) and EsoJay Luciano.

According to Jenna Kahdum from UrbanMass, “Tomi Thomas keeps on flourishing and showing that he is versatile and delivers conscious great music to the world. Black Couch has a relative sound yet has that special touch that makes it not sound like any other artist on the market.”

“ I worked on the BlackCouch LP to push past the boundaries, everyone that worked on this project with me put in their all and I can say we all grew in the art, got a little bit better and that for me is the greatest reward.” says Tomi Thomas

We at thepgmclub.com push traffic to good music and this song right here is ‘GOOD MUSIC’.

TJan Finally drops ‘Aduke’ video

Right Entertainment artiste Tjan has finally released the video of his smash hit ‘Aduke’.

The mid-tempo gem which was produced by the iconic Cobhams Asuquo, was released in May of 2016 with great applauds from music critics and entertainment personalities. The single has topped music charts across the African continent, and is also receiving good airplay in the U.K.

The visual for “Aduke”, which has been described as a movie was directed by the lauded Kemi Adetiba and authenticates Tjan’s vocal talent.

We at DouglasJekan.com have described TJan’s ‘Aduke’ as that song that you stop your car to shazam.

Watch, share and enjoy!

Santi – Suzie’s Funeral EP

It’s the 4th of July, 2016 and all I have been listening to since I woke at 4.30am is the new mixtape from Santi (Ozzy B) titled Suzie’s Funeral… Wait for it.

Before I go further about the mixtape, I would like to reintroduce this young cat to you.

Ozzy B or Santi as he is now called is an alternative rapper/singer from Nigeria who combines different genres of music to produce his unique sound. He grew up with a passion for music starting at an early age after listening to his dad’s old records. He started acting at the age of 10 and went into music professionally at the age of 16. He dropped a mixtape in July 2011, which welcomed a lot of buzz and reviews as one of the best Mixtapes ever in Nigeria. He was also one of the ambassadors for Nokia of the successful 2012 ‘Don’t break the beat’ campaign alongside rappers Phenom and Muna. Wizkid also referred to Ozzy B as one of the best artists in Nigeria. Nigerian Icon M.I is also fond of the rapper Ozzy B labelling him as simply talented. In 2013 Ozzy B released a 12 track EP called the Birth of Santi, which was labeled a pioneer in the new generation of Nigerian music and now he drops his third and highly anticipated project called Suzie’s funeral.

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The third project titled Suzie’s Funeral fuses Santi’s unique sounds and different genres of music and ultimately creates his own sound.

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In his words, Santi describes this project as a journey through joy, trials, hard work, sadness and peace which all came together to create “Suzie”. The beauty of this project is the fact that it represents a strong statement about the next generation of artists coming from Nigeria.

The bulk of the production was kept close to home and done by Santi’s Monster Boys including Bankyondbeatz, GMK, and Genio Bambino. The project, on the other hand, features many new school acts including Tomi Thomas, Bris B, Odunsi, Omagz, Bad Bridge and Tay.

For the lyrical content, production and feel good factor when listening to this great piece of art, we at thepgmclub.com rate this project solid 8/10.

Suzie’s Funeral by SANTI, is available for download right here.

You can also enjoy the Ep on the D’Playlist in the player below.

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