Korede Bello drops New Single: “Somebody Great” Featuring ASA

The “God win” crooner Korede Bello has just released a new tune titled “Somebody great”. The new work witnessed a feature with our very own mama ASA, ushering the young star into a new level of feat. We at mymusic listened to the new work, and seriously ASA was a bang on this track, we just love her flow in the new track.“Somebody great” was produced by the marvin boss himself. Really quality work from Korede . Check this out guys, enjoy.

 

 

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Davido releases visuals to new hit single – DODO

Barely 48 hours after dropping his new hit single out of his upcoming album, Davido releases the visuals to the song.

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Davido goes very creative on this one, shot in an old school setting and features fashion and dance steps from the 60s. The O.B.O is truly raising the bar.

Click here to download DODO

Bred and Davido drop singles on the same day

Adeleke cousins and HKN acts, Bayo BRED Adeleke and David Davido Adeleke drops singles on the same day.

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Bred drops his first international collaboration ‘cucumber’ which features international pop sensation Akon. ‘Cucumber’  was produced by Teekay Witty and the video should be released soon. Download and enjoy now http://www.mymusic.com.ng/download/1378/236/B-Red-Cucumber/

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On the other hand, back to back artiste of the year winner Davido drops yet another super hot jam titled ‘Dodo’. In anticipation of his forth-coming album which many are desperately waiting for. The tune was produced by Kiddominant. Download and enjoy now http://www.mymusic.com.ng/download/1394/239/Davido-Dodo/

Wizkid postpones album, drops LP in october

Nigeria’s pop star Ayo Wizkid Balogun, just announced the postponement of the release of his third studio album for the third time this year.

‘Celebrated the legend 2faceIdibia! Epic! made me realize how much i need to fuck the game up, so i’m moving my album to sometime next year’ he wrote on instagram’. Although he said he will be dropping a 10 tracks  and 10 videos LP.

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In the month of september, quite a number of albums were set to drop, Iyanya and Orezi already dropped theirs. We hope Davido doesn’t postpone his too.

 

Nigerian musicians and live performances

I am always amazed when I watch a live performance and it turns out to be just some guy holding a microphone and miming to the sounds of a dj. Don’t be mistaken, its not that I enjoy these performances. Each time, I am left with utter disbelief at what the music industry has turned into.

In the not so distant past, Nigerian music was largely characterized by live bands and heavy instrumentation with the likes of Fela Kuti, victor Olaiya, Sunny Ade, Oliver de Coque, Sunny Okosuns, thrilling fans across the country with their vibes. It will be interesting to note that a lot of these artists are still very relevant to day either dead or alive. Nigerian music is very percussion heavy and this has defined us for a long time. Someone once said that technology has done more harm than good to music. Technology has made a lot of our artists very lazy.

The beauty of a live band in a performance cannot be over emphasized. For starters, it helps the artist connect better with his/her audience. This is because you can change the mood and tone of your music at any time based on the audience reaction. A live band also sounds a lot better. Live drums are a lot more versatile than sequenced beats which are very monotonous and boring. Infact most of Fela Kuti’s recordings were all performed live in the studio.

A few artists today like 2face and Soundsultan have always insisted on performing with live bands for their performances and need to be commended. I feel there is need to reawaken our artists and move Nigerian music forward, so that the best of Nigerian music will not be behind us.

What do you think about live bands in a live performance. Share your thoughts in the comments.

Throw Back Thursday: Ras Kimono, 35 years and still going

Ras Kimono is an African Raggae singer from Nigeria.  According to him “The name Ras is a title and every African is entitled to bear it. It is an old American word, which means “head of the house.” So, every blackman is the head of his home. The word, Kimono, derived from Kimumu, which means, “what is wrong with the society?” But because of easy pronunciation, I had to change it to Kimono. Many people have told me that Kimono means Japanese wears. But I replied that mine means, what is wrong with the society”.

In the 1980s, the Nigerian music industry saw Ras Kimono, a reggae exponent, whose albums, “Under Pressure” and “Rumba Style,” literally set the nation on fire.

Ras Kimono served a long apprenticeship on the Nigerian music circuit, experimenting with a number of styles, before making his late 80s breakthrough as a reggae singer. Together with his Massive Dread Reggae Band, Kimono released his debut album, Under Pressure, in 1989. Accompanied by the popular single, ‘Rum-Bar Stylee’, this revealed both a Jamaican and native African influence. At that time, his name was on the lips of many, but he experienced a lull. Although, the musician is no longer releasing albums, as he used to, he is still very much involved in music. His strongly polemical lyrics produced album sales of over 100, 000 copies, and a fervent following for his advocacy of social change. What’s Gwan proved even more successful, with the topics selected including legalization of marijuana, and the need for Africans to intellectually repel colonialism and its arbitrary boundaries between tribes. Most controversially, he was not averse to naming directly those in power he saw as synonymous with backdoor imperialism.

Ras Kimono who has 4 daughters, has seven albums, performed in many major events said ‘I don’t smoke marijuana neither do i do drugs nor alcohol’

Download his songs http://www.mymusic.com.ng/raskimono/

Watch Rum-Bar Stylee video Below.

 

‘Applaudise’ Iyanya reveals album tracklist

Tripple MG lead act and boss, Iyanya has released the official track list and album art for his to be released album ‘Applaudise’.

According to the official release on the album, the 20-tracker “sets out to connect with every listener by its impressive genre-distribution, and variation of sounds. This album contains core African sounds, with creative fusions and twists prepared to serve you with unequaled highlife, dancehall, soukous, afrobeat, pop, R&B and many more.

There are 16 news tracks as well as four previously released ones to make up the whole. Superstars like, Banky W, Patoranking, Tekno, Selebobo Olamide, Lil Kesh, Victoria Kimani, Harrysong, Kcee, Seyi Shay, Don Jazzy, MC Galaxy, Efya and Sarkodie from Ghana, Diamond Platinumz from Tanzania, Mystro and Dammy Krane, all featured in the album set to debut on September 19, 2015.

See the complete track list below.

  1. Wambi (Produced by Mystro)
  2. Baby Daddy (Produced by London Boys)
  3. Mama (Produced by DJ Coublon)
  4. Macoma ft. Efya x Sarkodie (Produced by DJ Coublon)
  5. Awade ft. Dammy Krane (Produced by Princeton)
  6. Again ft. Seyi Shay (Produced by Princeton)
  7. Egwu ft. Mystro  (Produced by Mystro)
  8. Ocho ft. Tekno (Produced by Selebobo)
  9. Psychology ft. Harrysong (Produced by Dr. Amir)
  10. Okamfor ft. Lil Kesh (Produced by Princeton)
  11. Loko (Produced by Black Jersey)
  12. Turn it Up ft. Olamide (Produced by Spellz)
  13. Ufan ft. Mc Galaxy (Produced by Princeton)
  14. Mogbe ft. Patoranking, Kcee (Produced by DJ Coublon)
  15. Commotion (Produced by TY Mix)
  16. Applaudise (Produced by DJ Coublon)
  17. Gift ft. Don Jazzy (Produced by Black Jerzy)
  18. Oreo (Produced by Selebobo)
  19. Yoga ft. Victoria Kimani (Produced by DJ Coublon)
  20. Nakupenda ft Diamond Platnumz (Produced by Mr. Chido

Anticipate, and get ready to buy.

KCee on a ‘flying something’ as Five Star Music Act gets endorsement deal with an Airline

Five Star Music Act KCee lands endorsement deal with private Nigerian Airline ‘Air Peace’. He claims to be the first Nigerian Artist to be endorsed by an Airline  and took to his instagram page to say ‘#FirstNigerianArtistToBeEndorsedByAnAirline #AirPeace #BrandAmbassador #Alkayida #LimpopoKing“.

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Whoever who said hard work doesn’t pay hasn’t tried hard enough! Air Peace just added another feather to my cap by making me their brand ambassador… shout out to all the other major brands I represent in Nigeria. My sincere appreciation goes to the chief executive officer and managing director of Air Peace , Chief Allen Onyema thanks for believing in me and may the God almighty continue to enlarge your coast” further wrote the pop star.

You can download KCee’s song on http://mymusic.com.ng/kcee/

9ice in the building

Alapomeji Ancestral Records crooner and indigenous music heavyweight, Alexander Abolore Adegbola Adigun Alapomeji Ajifolajifaola popularly known as 9ice returns with a new single titled ‘Faaji’. The song produced by Da-Piano is off 9ice’s next album ‘Return Of The King’.

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Alapomeji’s C.E.O later said ‘People no shoki or shakiti with this one! Let’s bring back late Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister Garbage dance I think is cool’.

MyMusic.com.ng Shortlisted for the Mobile Ecosystem Awards, MEFFYS 2015

Global mobile trade body, Mobile Ecosystem Forum, has revealed the finalists for the 12th annual MEFFYs – the international awards for recognising commercial success and rewarding innovation across the mobile ecosystem.

MyMusic.com.ng has been shortlisted under the “Innovation in a Mobile-First Market” category alongside the likes of Opera and Mozilla. Read the full finalist list here.

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After two years in Silicon Valley, the Meffys return to the UK – highlighting London’s world-class tech city and mobile credentials. The competition has attracted entries from over 30 countries across 15 award categories that encompass Innovation, Market and Sector Awards.

Judged by an independent panel of 40 journalists, analysts, accelerators and VCs from around the globe, the winners will be announced at a gala dinner on October 19th 2015 in London at the five-star Rosewood Hotel and hosted by the legendary multi award-winning musician, beat-boxer and musical mastermind, Beardyman.

Rimma Perelmuter, MEF’s CEO said: “Now in their 12th year, the Meffys are the mobile ecosystem’s established barometer for recognising success and innovation globally. This year’s record number of entries from diverse market sectors and 30 countries demonstrates the continued acceleration of innovation and transformation in the mobile ecosystem.”

2face @ 40

Living legend, Nigeria music icon, 2face Idibia will be celebrating his 40th birthday in grand style as he finally announce the artistes that will headline the ‘Fortyfied’ concert for his 40th birthday celebration which is billed for september 18th, 2015, at Eko Hotel Convention Center.

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2baba has six albums, won several awards including MTV Europe Music Award, BET awards, World Music Awards, MOBO, 4 Channel O Music Awards and several others

Jaywon drops video for hit song ‘Back to Sender’ ft Vector

Nextworld Music act, Jaywon releases the much anticipated visuals to his smash highlife hit, titled ‘Back To Sender’ featuring Vector.

The video, directed by Clarence Peters has a 19th century theme, costume and effects , creating an original feel. Cameo appearances include Pasuma, Obesere, LKT, Yomi Fash Lanso, YQ and many more.

According to reports, the former Kennis Music act is putting finishing touches to his new album.

Watch Video below.

Winners of The Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2015

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards held its 2015 edition last night at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York. The hosts were actress Osas Ajibade and Rapper Ice Prince hosted the NEA award show. Below is the winners list.

Entertainment personality of the year

– Jimmie Akinsola

Music Video of The Year

– Unlimited L.A for Dija’s Awww

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Best female DJ

– DJ Cuppy

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Best R&B Artist

– Praiz

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Best New Act to Watch

– Kiss Daniel

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Female artist of the year

– Yemi Alade

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Best Dance/Live Performance :

– MC Galaxy

Most Promising Act to watch

– Simi

Indigenous artiste of the year

– Pasuma Wonder

Diaspora artiste of the year

– Stylezz

Entertainment executive of the year :

– Tobi Daniel, CEO, SOME.

African Actress of the year

– Sonia Ibrahim

African Artiste of the year

– Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)

Actress of the Year

– Ruth Kadiri

 

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Reminisce drops New single – “kpomo”

Reminisce aka baba hafusa has just released another single “kpomo”, just after his recently released album “baba hafusa”. Kpomo is a mid-tempo tune which lyrically bares resemblance to most of his previous ladies’ man tunes. The song still showcases the expertise of reminisce to seamlessly flow on mic. Kpomo is produced by Tyce. Listen and enjoy

Top 10 facts you don’t know about Davido

  1. His real name is David Adeleke.
  2. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA on Nov 21 1992.
  3. He lost his mother Vero Adeleke in 2003.
  4. Being a son of billionaire Dr. Deji Adeleke, he studied in the British International School in Nigeria and studied business in Oakwood University in Alabama, U.S.A.
  5. He is also a music producer. He unbelievably produced his hit song “Dami Duro,” one of the major singles that launched him into limelight. He has also produced songs for Tiwa Savage and Naeto C.
  6. His song “Skelewu” was listed by Premium Times as one of the Top Songs Of The Year in 2013.
  7. Davido has an older brother, with whom he co-manages his label HKN music. He also has a sister who goes by the name Sharon Adeleke.
  8. Davido’s music genre can be categorized as Afro-pop, with an element of African beats hence Afrobeat. Internationally, he can fit be related to the likes of Justin Bieber and Martin Garrix.
  9. He has won several music awards, which include a 2014 BET Award, Kora Award, Channel O Music Video Award, Ghana Music Award, Nigeria Music Video Award, two MTV Africa Music Awards, two African Muzik Magazine Awards, five The Headies Awards, seven Nigeria Entertainment Awards and two Dynamix All Youth Awards, among others, totalling 26 awards in 48 nominations.
  10. He is a scorpio by sign been born on Nov 21.