New Music Video, Airbrush By Seyi Shay

If you ever doubted Seyi Shay’s vocal abilities, then you are in for a shocker as the delectable songstress drops the official video to her single “Airbrush”.

The video which takes a very emotional setting depicts how nothing is really perfect, it might be all smiles on the outside but there is always a reality on the inside which isn’t always pretty.

We love how her beautiful vocals rhyme so beautifully over the piano led ballad.

Jidenna Releases New Video for ‘Little bit More’ on VEVO

GRAMMY® Award-nominated, platinum-certified artist and producer Jidenna uncovers the cinematic music video for his brand new single, “Little Bit More” on VEVO today.

The song heralds the impending arrival of his highly anticipated full-length debut LP, Long Live the Chief [Wondaland Records / Epic Records], due out this Fall.

“Little Bit More” takes 007-style jet-setting, runway-ready panache, and timeless charisma and shakes it up with Jidenna’s clever wordplay, impressive bars, and Afrobeats-infused production. During the visual, he rides a speedboat on clear blue water to an exotic locale rendezvousing with an equally breathtaking beauty. Sparks fly in the narrative and on the hook. It’s immersive, inimitable, and irresistible just like everything he does.

Jidenna is quietly becoming 2016’s most important artist. He recently ignited the sold out Barclays Center in Brooklyn during One Africa Music Fest alongside the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and many more. Jidenna kicked off the summer in June with a stand-out performance live on the BET Awards Pre-Show debuting two new songs, “Little Bit More” and “Chief Don’t Run,” which were met with acclaim by both fans and critics alike.

Critics have been enthusiastically fueling anticipation for Long Live The Chief. Stereogum declares that “Little Bit More” is “perfect to make the summer just a bit hotter,” while XXL states, “Jidenna winds slow, demonstrating an interest in discovering just what preferences his dance party may hold.” Noisey praises the writing on “Chief Don’t Run” and reveals a relief that “it’s good to know the Chief is still in business. Hail to him.” Rolling Stone writes, “Above an infectious beat, Jidenna is still showing off his bravado,” while The Source describes how “Jidenna mixes confidence with vulnerability

Iyanya ‘Fires’ Ubi Franklin, Despite Claims that they are Cool

Yesterday, Iyanya took to Instagram to announce that he is no longer under Ubi Franklin’s management, despite claims by the duo that they are cool.

“Dear Fans, I am pleased to announce that i have signed on with Temple Management Company,” the singer wrote yesterday, adding, “About a year ago, Ubi and I discussed options to diversify our business interests and creative visions and we both agreed that we would explore all avenues open to us.”

Recall that rumours of discord between them made the rounds on social media days ago after Iyanya announced that he will be floating a new record label. While Iyanya attempted to shut it down, calling the rumours ‘lies’, adding that Ubi’s wife, Lilian Esoro, was a good cook, his partner claimed they were cool.

However, one wonders why he fired Ubi as his manager since he could still maintain the management relationship, like the agreement Lil Kesh has with Olamide’s YBNL.

“With both @thetemplecompany, and the new album, I am now embarking in a new direction which will not only bring you the same quality, verve and energy that you have become accustomed to, it will take things to the next level,” Iyanya says now, adding that Ubi will only now remain his ‘brother’.

‘Don’t Call My Music Afrobeats. Call it Afrofusion.’ – Davido on New York Radio Station

In his debut interview with Ebro Darden of New York top radio station, Hot 97, Davido dished on his career, the first time his song was played in a club, why he chooses Afrofusion over Afrobeats, and more.

The singer revealed that it was D’banj and Wande Coal who encouraged him after he left London. “Your record is doing well,” they said to him. He added that he was around 16 or 17, and that seeing his song played in a club blew his mind. “I was fresh. I was the youngest.”

Davido also told Ebro why he refuses to call his genre of music ‘Afrobeats’. “It is different,” he said.

Recall that the singer successfully completed his final year project last year, and he wrote on an interesting topic which gave insight on what performers like him pass through when they mount the stage.

He went on to articulate popular genres of African music and why he thinks they are different from what he puts out. “I don’t call my [music] Afrobeats, I call it Afrofusion,” he said, “You know the originator of the Afrobeats is Fela. Fela has a sound which I can say has heavy baseline, the Rhodes, brass instrument, [and] the percussion is different.”

The ‘Aye’ singer added that his song ‘Gobe’ is Calypso – Afro mixed with Calypso. “But I feel like the Afrobeats is catchy and has caught wave since time.”

“I can’t really tell you the difference between Afropop and Afrobeats. I know some songs that I won’t call Afrobeats; I would call [them] Afropop or Afrotrap.”

Tiwa Savage Brags: ‘I’m the Most Popular Female Artiste in Africa’

Tiwa Savage has finally made her debut feature on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, hosted by Hot 97’s radio presenter, Ebro. In the interview which will go live later today in New York, the Mavin queen proudly noted that she is Africa’s most popular female artiste.

Recall that earlier on today, Davido’s interview with Ebro went live and he talked about his music and why he calls his genre ‘Afrofusion’, and not the popular Afrobeats. You can read up the interesting expository chat here.

Now, Tiwa Savage takes American listeners into her world of African music, but first, she corrects Ebro when he described her as the ‘most popular artiste on the continent of Africa.’

“Popular female,” she set the records straight and then laughed. “This sounds like I’m cocky.”

However, Ebro noted that she works hard, hence is deserving of that massive crown. “Definitely. I work hard,” Ms Savage agreed.

Ebro said Beats 1 Radio is bringing her to the world and would be promoting her records. “That’s what we are trying to do here,” Ebro said, adding, “We are trying to bring artistes to the world.”

“I feel like a superstar,” the excited Mavin artiste revealed.

2 Days Early! Adekunle Gold Releases His Anticipated Album ‘GOLD’

YBNL Toast, Adekunle Gold has finally released the most anticipated album of the year! The singer who originally scheduled the release date for the 28th of July decided to release the album today, the 25th of July in a bid to surprise his eager fans.

The album promises to blow minds as Adekunle Gold brings on versatility like never seen before. On the album, he experiments with different sounds, but remains true to his well-known style as well as the quality of his message. Every track on the Gold album shows beyond doubt a professional delivery of exceptional music. This is one artiste who creates music that remains relevant for generations to come. Truly, the King of Urban Highlife has arrived and his reign is carved in Gold…

You can download it HERE

Wizkid Reveals Collaboration With Alicia Keys: ‘I Made Magic With Her. Real Music!’

While rapper MI Abaga says he is not interested in breaking into the American market, Wizkid continues to conquer the global space, making great collaborative projects, the latest being with Alicia Keys.

On Friday night, Wizkid headlined the One Africa Music Festival in Brooklyn, New York, and was the night’s trending topic. The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer also rocked the stage for the first time with music producer Swizz Beatz. And now, he has revealed new music collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Last night i made magic with Alicia Keys,” Wizkid wrote on his Twitter, emphasising that their upcoming song is “real music” and that he feels, “#Blessed!”

Also, the singer seems to have finally confirmed his relationship with American singer Justine Skye.

Recall that the duo made their debut outing at the just concluded One Africa Music Festival, an unprecedented move that sent social media on a meltdown. Read about it here, in case you missed it.

Now, the Star Boy has added voice to that conversation. “No questions,” he captioned their cute photo from the festival, and now we can’t wait to see more of them!

MI Abaga Says He’s not Interested in Becoming an American Success: ‘I Want to Find Value in Being Nigerian’

In a new interview with Ebuka Uchendu on Rubbin Minds, rapper MI Abaga dished on his role as the boss of the top record label, Chocolate City, their new sub-labels, the effect the economy has had on the music industry, and more.

On his relationship with Iceprince, he says, the rapper “is the easiest but also the most difficult person to deal with. He is so opinionated.”

And for his brother, Jesse Jagz, whose publicised breakup from Chocolate City a few years ago took social media by storm, Abaga says it isn’t as tensed as the media put it, that Jesse simply wanted to do certain things differently, and when he was ready to return to the fold, Choc City welcomed him with open arms. Today, the younger rapper is doing what he wants as the boss of Jagz Nation, a subsidiary of the mother label.

On if rap is dead in Nigeria, MI refuses, and names rappers who are successful in their endeavours – Olamide, Phyno.

However, Obi-Uchendu points out that the named artists are evolving like Drake; that they sing too, merging rap with pop.

“They are definitely rappers. None of them is going to win vocalists of the year,” MI says, adding, “Drake wants to be a singer and a rapper. But for the (Nigerian) guys, it is just new ways of expressing themselves. They are definitely rappers.”

On if he thinks that there is a dearth of talents in the country as people are moving on to the pop genre. MI explains that there are lesser A-Lists acts in the country, and this cuts across every genre. Not necessarily rap.

Asked if he feels fulfilled about his career, he says, “I am completely happy. I am like a kid in a candy shop, and looking forward to what’s going to come out of it and being excited about that. I am working on two or three albums.”

On if he feels he should have done international works, MI Abaga says, “I am very weird about the international thing. I am not interested at all. I am interested in building in Africa, in Nigeria. The biggest things we can do internationally is set up our business and our industry here.

“America is very funny,” he continues, revealing that when he joined the industry newly, fans said he should do more international collaborations. But he thinks differently.

“For you to be successful in America you have to be American. Their culture is so closed and complete. Nobody is going to listen to you talk about Las Gidi or J-Town in America. They want you to talk about 57th Street and New York. I don’t want to do that. I want to find value in being Nigerian. I want to find value in my language, neighbourhood and people. I am completely happy here.”

Watch the last of the interesting interview here, where MI Abaga talks more about his personal life and relationship:

Big Deal! Davido Lands Yet Another Major Deal Contract With top Company, RCA Records

Davido has now signed to new company, RCA Records, the home of A-list acts like Taylor Swift, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Zayn Malik and more.

The news was shared on Instagram by Efe Ogbeni, who posted the photos and congratulated the singer.

“‘Welcome to #RCA @rcarecords @davidoofficial‘ chairman #peteredge we start the GRIND #afrofusion is here,” Ogbeni posted on Instagram.

This comes months after Davido’s groundbreaking million-dollar record deal with Sony BMG, and it is unclear the type of agreement he has with RCA Records, even though the news of the RCA deal was shared by a Sony staff, Efe Ogbeni.

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Davido has been working extensively recently with international acts for his upcoming album, ‘Baddest’. The album had been slated for release last year, but following his deal with Sony, the work was paused as new singles with American acts were put in the works, including collaborations with Young Thug, Trey Songz, Tinashe and more.

According to Pulse, Davido has a new Extended Play (EP) coming which will introduce him to the American market, before the release of the albums.

Recently, he has been actively sharing photos from his studio session, preparing for the EP release which Pulse says will hit the market this August.

It has been a long time since fans anticipated his project, now we can’t wait to see what the RCA deal is all about.

Congratulations to him.

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Tiwa Savage Twerks up a Storm at One Music Festival; Her First Live Performance Since #Teebillz

Last night, at the first day of the One Music Festival which kicked off in Brooklyn, New York, the Mavin queen Tiwa Savage brought all her repressed fire onstage, her first live performance since that messy family drama involving her estranged husband, Tee Billz.

Recall that the mother of one was getting set to return to work after being away due to children, when her husband Tee Billz put her on blast on Instagram, leveling unfounded accusations and later, attempting to commit suicide. Tiwa Savage addressed the accusations he made in an interview with Azuka Ogujiuba. You can look it up here, in case you missed it.

Weeks later, the ‘Eminado’ singer resurfaced unscathed, went on with shooting her music videos, and now has headlined the first line up of events at the ongoing One Africa Music Festival in Brooklyn.

MyMusic Lyrics: Tekno -Pana

Made Men Music Group presents Tekno Pana. Tekno releases another massive tune titled ‘PANA’, produced by KrizBeatz.

Check out the Lyrics below.

 

[Hook]
Folake, gimme love oh
Na you dey catchi my shot oh
For your sake, I go go church oh
We go drive around for my Porsche oh

 

[Chorus]
Baby, Pana
They say you like wahala oh
Eh, I getti wahala oh
Baby, Pana
Anywhere that you go
I go follow you dey go
Baby, Pana
They say you like cassava
I getti big cassava
Baby, Pana
My love for you will never die, will never die

 

[Bridge]
Eva-Eva oh baby, Eva-Eva
Baby you too sweet, fajaba
My baby, dance to the Lagbaja
Make I take you to Gwagwalada
Eva-Eva oh baby, Eva-Eva
Baby you too sweet, fajaba
My baby, dance to the Lagbaja
Make I take you to Gwagwalada

 

 

[Verse 1]
‘Say love is a beautiful thing
Girl you dey cool my temper
Love is a wonderful tender feeling
You dey give me ginger
Eh, ‘say baby dancey-dancey, dance
All the beauty in your eyes dey give me life oh-ooh
Make we give the Lord thanks oh
For the sake eh-eeh, for the sake of love oh
Eh Baby, dibi-daba-diba-dobo
Adaba-dibi-daba-dede-baba
For your sake I go kill show oh, eh-eh
Show you love like you’ve never seen before

 

[Hook]
Folake, gimme love oh (na you I dey play ball oh)
Na you dey catchi my shot oh
For your sake, I go go church oh, eeh
We go drive around for my Porsche oh

 

[Chorus]
Baby, Pana
They say you like wahala oh
Eh, I getti wahala oh
Baby, Pana
Anywhere that you go
I go follow you dey go
Baby, Pana
They say you like cassava
I getti big cassava
Baby, Pana
My love for you will never die, will never die

 

[Bridge]
Eva-Eva oh baby, Eva-Eva
Baby you too sweet, fajaba
My baby, dance to the Lagbaja
Make I take you to Gwagwalada
Eva-Eva oh baby, Eva-Eva
Baby you too sweet, fajaba
My baby, dance to the Lagbaja
Make I take you to Gwagwalada

 

[Verse 2]
Eh, nwayocha .. nwayocha
You see, you have taken my love oh-ooh
I cannot understand how I’m feeling
You are my woman-crush oh
Nwayoma .. nwayoma
You see, nna maka m’isi oh
Owee’owe, eh .. owee’owee, owee’owe
M’baby, me no go let you go, sure
I will always be your lover, ah
For your sake I go killi show oh, eh
Show you love that you’ve never seen before

 

[Hook]
Folake, gimme love oh (..folake oh, fola oh)
Na you dey catchi my shot oh
For your sake, I go go church oh, eh
We go drive around for my Porsche oh

 

[Chorus]
Baby, Pana
They say you like wahala oh
Eh, I getti wahala oh
Baby, Pana
Anywhere that you go
I go follow you dey go
Baby, Pana
They say you like cassava
I getti big cassava
Baby, Pana
Afa-m’ubu Al’-haji Te-ki-no

 

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