Bank Alert by Psquare Remains Top Most Downloaded Song On MyMusic For Second Week In A Row

The hit track ‘Bank Alert’ by Naija singing duo sensation, PSquare has remained on MyMusic top 10 for the second week in a row. The song first made its debut on the chart days after it was released and has not dropped but keeps rising.

Other songs on the chart include Diana by Tekno, Soft Work by Falz, Want You by Yemi Alade, and Bang Bang by Timaya.

MyMusic is a music download platform that allows users discover music and download in 1-click. It also helps to reward artistes for their creative work as they are remunerated accordingly. It has a focus on simplicity, ease of use and good user experience. You can download Bank Alert now on MyMusic.com.ng

Psquare Bounces Back With New Song – Bank Alert

Africa’s most prolific singing duo, Psquare are back with another hit track titled Bank Alert.

Fans had been worried they might never hear any music from the twins again as a group following the recent break up controversy that had been trailing them earlier in the year as well as infighting between the boys. But the boys are Back with a big bang.

They’ve gone ahead to shoot a new music video for Bank Alert and this was directed by the prolific Clarence Peters. They have also bee sharing photos from behind the scenes of the video set, which has kept their fans very excited and expectant.

Now that they are back, Bank Alert acts as their first collaboration once again since they announced that they might be splitting. This has given the fans a new hope and assurance that they will be back to good old days.

This tune is going to be a very big hit in parties, clubs, weddings and the general Naija social scene as it is very danceable as well as portraying influences of high-life.

MyMusic Lyrics: Bank Alert by Psquare

Welcome to another edition of MyMusic Lyrics. Our song for this week is Bank Alert by Psquare. This is a song that has enjoyed some massive amounts of airplay and i’m sure many people do not know the words to this song.

So for all you folks expecting a bank alert in this recession period, sing along to the song with the lyrics below and you might just get your own bank alert!

[Pre Chorus]
Ahh iye eeh, eeh eh eh
Girl is up to you but I dey pray you say ‘I do’
Eeh eeh, Ahh iye eeh, eeh eh eh
Go tell your papa eeh, say na me dey come for you
Eeh eeh
Iyo go to (Iyo go to) Iyo go to (Iyo go to)
Kainje nai ke Bishop na ega di go “ega di go”
Iyo go to (Iyo go to) Iyo go to (Iyo go to)
Kainje nai ke Bishop na ifa di go “ifa di go”
Ehnehn

[First Verse]
Today na today eh, and when I finish you go no say na me
As you dey they delay eh, to proof my Love, you must to chop my money eeh
Because my bank alert na gbagaun, my cheque he no dey bounce
My mansion all na badam, baby take a look around
my bank alert na gbagaun, my cheque he no dey bounce
My mansion all na badam, make you take a look around

[Pre Chorus]
Ahh iye eeh, eeh eh eh
Girl is up to you but I dey pray you say ‘I do’
Eeh eeh, Ahh iye eeh, eeh eh eh
Go tell your papa eeh, say na me dey come for youu
Eeh eeh
Iyo go to (Iyo go to) Iyo go to (Iyo go to)
Kainje nai ke Bishop na ega di go “ega di go”
Iyo go to (Iyo go to) Iyo go to (Iyo go to)
Kainje nai ke Bishop na ifa di go “ifa di go”
Ehnehn

[Second Verse]
Like play, like play eeh, the person wey one chop you run dey beg to stay eeh
Dem say I dey craze, say which kin love be dis?
They don’t know how I feel

[Bridge]
Baby say something “something”
Make we do something “something”
I ye eeh, let me here you say ‘I do’
Baby say something “something”
Make we do something “something”
I ye eeh, baby mu na gi be bi ooh

[Chorus]
Because my bank alert na gbagaun, my cheque he no dey bounce
My mansion all na badam, baby take a look around
my bank alert na gbagaun, my cheque he no dey bounce
My mansion all na badam, make you take a look around

[Pre Chorus]
Ahh iye eeh, eeh eh eh
Girl is up to you but I dey pray you say ‘I do’
Eeh eeh, Ahh iye eeh, eeh eh eh
Go tell your papa eeh, say na me dey come for you
Eeh eeh
Iyo go to (Iyo go to) Iyo go to (Iyo go to)
Kainje nai ke Bishop na ega di go “ega di go”
Iyo go to (Iyo go to) Iyo go to (Iyo go to)
Kainje nai ke Bishop na ifa di go “ifa di go”
Ehnehn

[Third Verse]
Ehnehn “Ehnehn”, Ehnehn”Ehnehn”,Ehnehn”Ehnehn”, Eeh
Iye eeh “Iye eeh” Iye eeh “Iye eeh”, Iye eehIye eeh”
Ehnehn eeh!eeh! eeh!
Emmanu o di ri zi o, eeh, Imakuo ogim jido, eeh eh eeeh
Imakuo efisi nji ooh “efisi nji ooh” efisi nji ooh, imakuo ndi ndi di o

[Chorus]
Because my bank alert na gbagaun, my cheque he no dey bounce
My mansion all na badam, baby take a look around
my bank alert na gbagaun, my cheque he no dey bounce
My mansion all badam, make you take a look around

PhynoFest 2016 – Phyno shuts down an entire stadium in a more than sold out concert in Enugu!

The 20th of Nov, 2016 will always go down in history as one of the most unbelievable moments when Phyno held his phynofest concert at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu state. The unprecedented turn out had the stadium pitch and seats filled with people up to the tip of the stage.

Performances for the night included Olamide, MI, Onyeka Onwenu, Psquare, Burna Boy, Lil Kesh, Humble Smith, Harrysong and a host of others.

The event did not end without a glitch as this record crowd was a bit difficult to tame but in all, it was a very successful and eventful Concert. Cheers to Phyno!

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Headies Awards Unveils Falz And Adesua Etomi As 2016 Hosts

The organisers of the Headies Awards have announced Falz and Adesua Etomi as hosts of the 2016 Awards.
The celeb duo, Falz the bahd guy and hot Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi both took to their social media accounts to break the story.

#Headies2016 cc @adesuaetomi ????

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Apart from hosting the show, Falz is also nominated for the following catiegories: Best Rap Album (“Stories That Touch”); Album of the Year (“Stories That Touch”); Artiste of the Year; Best Collabo (“Soldier” feat Simi) and Best Music Video (“Soldier” feat. Simi).

This had definitely been a very big and defining year for Falz and the sky is the limit for him.

#Headies2016Host #TheHeadies2016

Olamide Drops 6th Studio Album Titled ‘The Glory’ On 26th Of December

Olamide has revealed plans to drop his 6th studio album on the 26th of December, 2016. The album is titled ‘The Glory’ and will be released to coincide with his #OLIC3 (Olamide Live In Concert) this year.

Review of Tumbum Video by Yemi Alade off the Mama Africa Album @yemialadee

Yemi Alade’s new video Tumbum off her Mama Africa Album is making a lot of waves and has attracted so many eyeballs within a few days of release. The video starts with Nigerian comedian, Ime Bishop Umoh, fantasizing about three girls among which Yemi Alade is one. The set is a jollof rice canteen as depicted in the lyrics to the song. The girls happen to be the food sellers.

Food they say is the key to an African man’s heart. This video easily typifies that saying as two of the girls try to steal the man’s heart with their food. The video ends with Beverly Osu, one of the food sellers sort of winning the heart of Ime Bishop Umoh with her cocktail of beans, plantain and fish generously served.

The girls were not willing to give up without a fight though. This video kind of reminds one of Asa’s be my man, in which the lady is the one trying to woo the man instead of the opposite. It sorts of challenges the status quo in our very patriarchal society where the man does most if not all of the decision making.

This video also spots an interesting dance choreography which is already generating copycat social actions across the web.

No Recession In My Corner, I’m Bawling – Timaya

Timaya seems to be having it going good for him, even in these so called hard times when every one is complaining about the Recession.

The Sound Bwoy says “Someone’s sitting in a shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. GOD I see you… No recession in my corner, I’m bawling!!!”

He is always looking fresh, very well dressed and sharp!

See his Instagram post below:

Misinformation! Sound Sultan Denies Being Bounced from Quilox as Oritsefemi Claimed

Sound Sultan has called out Oritsefemi and his teaam for lying. He denies that he was bounced from Quilox Night club as alleged in the statement released by Oritsefemi’s management. The statement which addressed the Friday drama that saw the ‘Double Wahala’ crooner beaten black and blue by bouncers at the club has been called into question.

Oritsefemi’s management confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday and stated that the altercation between the singer and club security happened because he was trying to stand up for older colleagues; Sound Sultan and Rock Steady, who were disrespected and bounced from the club but he however earned severe beatings for the gesture. There were also a number of allegations of harassment and unkind treatment of celebrities at the high profile club in it.

Read the statement below:

“On Friday 11th 2016, at exactly 2am at Quilx Night Club, Oritseftemi was attacked by a bouncer just because he was trying to stand for an older Colleague and a friend. Oritsefemi was at the VIP corner when he noticed Sound Sultan and Rock Steady were being bounced from entering the VIP section of the club.

Oritsefemi who was not happy with the bouncer’s behaviour stood up to ask the bouncer why he was putting up such attitude to An A-list Artiste and a brother, the bouncer replied that An order was placed down by Shina Peller, the CEO of the club that no A list Artist should be allowed into the VIP section, claiming the A list Artistes were not his costumers and they have no value at his club just because of his rift with Davido.

The bouncer told him to keep to his section or go join his colleague at the regular section. Oritsefemi accepted the offer to join his colleague at the regular section but was pushed back by the bouncer, Before he could say Jack the other bouncer was already rough handling him. Oritsefemi who was holding a cup of wine had to defend himself by slapping the bouncer with the wine cup, which gave the bouncer a scar on the face. Without waiting for explanation, the other bouncers in the club came in and attacked OritseFemi and in the process of the attack Oritsefemi’s N8.5 million worth of jewelry was stolen by the club bouncers.

Femi was injured and held down by the bouncers, claiming they were waiting for the arrival of police. On the arrival of police, Femi and the bouncer were arrested and taken to the police station where the IPO in charge of the case ordered Femi to treat the injured bouncer which he did and even gave the bouncer extra cash for self-medication. The IPO also ordered the bouncer and the club management to provide Oritsefemi’s jewellery, which he hasn’t received till now. If we all will recall, this same Quilox was the same place Dammy Krane got messed up by bouncers, same club Davido got confronted by this same bouncers. What Kind of Club is THIS? Is that how our beloved Country Ambassadors should be treated? We should learn how to respect and support ourselves God bless you.

ALL MSN GANG”

Sound Sultan however took to Instagram to shut down claims he was bounced, stating that it was a misinformation. He shared a picture of himself and Shina Peller, the owner of Quilox and stated that he was in fact in the VIP section on Friday as always.

Misinformation I was chilling in the VIP as every other time in my Cousins club .

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Maybe there’s more to the story than Oritsefemi, Quilox and the other players are letting on. Time will tell.

culled from Olisa.tv

WATCH – Oritsefemi Allegedly Beaten Up After Stabbing Quilox Night Club Bouncer

New reports have just confirmed that Oritsefemi is currently hospitalised following a brutal attack at popular Lagos club, Quilox.

According to an eyewitness, the singer got embroiled in an altercation with one of the club bouncers. Things escalated from zero to hundred and the ‘Double Wahala’ crooner allegedly stabbed the bouncer. A mob quickly gathered and reportedly pounced on the singer.

Voices could be heard saying, “Make una kill am! Make una kill am!” While the voice, reportedly the singer’s, kept crying, “Leave me alone, leave me alone!” as the mob manhandled him.

Here’s what the eyewitness said led to the altercation:

“Trouble reportedly started when singer, Rock Steady, was prevented by a bouncer, from gaining access to a section of the club where Oritsefemi was seated. Oritsefemi was said to have been pissed by the way his colleague was treated and reacted by giving the bouncer a slap.”

Neither Club Quilox nor Oritsefemi had given a statement as at press time.

Watch the clip here:

Singer Oritsefemi reportedly beaten up for allegedly stabbing a club bouncer, last night . . According to multiple online sources, the "Double wahala" crooner created a scene, last night, at Quilox nightclub in Lagos, after he allegedly brutally stabbed one of the bouncers at the club. . . Trouble reportedly started when singer, Rock Steady, was prevented by a bouncer, from gaining access to a section of the club where Oritsefemi was seated. Oritsefemi was said to have been pissed by the way his colleague was treated and reacted by giving the bouncer a slap . . This was allegedly followed up by stabbing. Other bouncers at club were said to have intervened by holding Oritsefemi hostage and beating him up, before he was finally released, after much pleading. . . “He was beaten so badly that he sustained serious injuries, and was later arrested and taken to the hostipal along with the bouncer he stabbed for treatment”, a source said.

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Headies Awards Schools Tekno After He Bragged About Being Bigger Than A ‘Next Rated’ Nomination

The organizers of the Headies Awards have finally responded to Tekno after the singer complained about his ‘Next Rated’ award nomination.

See their instagram post below.

Over the years, Nigeria’s most prestigious music award, The Headies has strived for excellence in building the award on true values of integrity, transparency and responsibility. We have worked hard to reward artistic ingenuity since day one and also educating the teaming fans of the award, the public and the entertainment industry about the rules of the awards and the criteria for nominations in each category. Often times, we realize that the fans, people in the industry and the media are either misled or not paying attention to the rules and criteria for nomination. Hence, it is important to set the record straight and continue to enlighten the industry and the fans. We recognise how important The Headies is to our industry and we will not take information for granted. Next Rated for example are officially unreleased artiste in the year under review. This means, no matter how good or popular your song may be, how many hit singles or how many good music videos you may have, if you have not recorded and released an official album, you are still eligible to be nominated for that category. In the same vein, you may start your career a year ago, as long as you have released an album, you will not the eligible for nomination in the Next Rated Category.

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MTV EMA Strips Wizkid Of His ‘Best African Act Award’, Gives It To Alikiba

MTV EMA has just stripped Wizkid of his ‘Best African Act Award’ and given it instead to the Tanzanian Superstar Alikiba. They claim Wizzy was given the award in error and Alikiba indeed got the most votes on the official voting site.

Hope they never make this sort of error again as it is can be quite underwhelming for the artist being stripped. Luckily, Wizkid also won the ‘Best Worldwide Act’ Award and he gets to retain that.

See their official statement below:

‘F**k the Headies!’ – Fans Support Tekno as He Complains About His ‘Next Rated’ Nomination

Even thought the 2016 Headies is yet to take place, new drama is already trailing the highly acclaimed music awards ceremony.

Today, MMMG singer Tekno took to his Instagram to call out the awards show by complaining about his nomination in the years ‘Next Rated’ category.

‘Next Rated after how many years? Please lets be honest’ he wrote on his Instagram

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What do you think?

How to create a hit naija song all the time? There is a science to it.

Have you ever wondered how some songs get released and are immediate hits and others just get forgotten almost immediately after they are released?

Better still if you are a musician, have you ever created a song and wondered if this one will be a hit or not? The truth is that every hit song in any genre has a science to its arrangement that makes it a hit song. But first lets breakdown the different parts of a song.

 

Parts of a Song

1. The Drums which includes the Kick, hihat and snare
2. The progression which can be thought of as the tune of the Verse and Chorus
3. The Intro
3. The Verse
4. The Chorus
5. The Lyrics

 

The Science

  • The Progression: The most important factor for a hit song is the progression. This is a case of less is more. The progression must be very very simple. All hit songs have simple progressions. In most cases, your progression should be a maximum of four movements. You can pull off a little more movements but four is a very safe point e.g
    doh-la-mi-ray (scapegoat by dbanj)
    doh-mi-ray-soh (gobe by davido)
    There should be an instrument that repeats a melody throughout the song. This could be a guitar, a synth, a xylophone, steel drum etc!

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  • The Drums – Generally a hit song is a very danceable song and up tempo. I know a lot of artists usually love to do music that flows with their current mood and this my not necessarily be danceable. However if your intention is to create a hit song, then 9 of 10 it should be danceable. As an artist, you therefore have to make a choice.
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  • The Kicks – The Kicks must be heavy, simple and constant like boom boom boom boom. This keeps people nodding their head all through the song. You can also break the kick once in a while like a few seconds before ending a verse. This helps to anticipate the chorus coming in and increase tension to give the chorus a glorious entry.
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  • The Intro – Most hit songs have intros that introduce the song before the first verse comes in. The intro is usually an instrumental that introduces the progression and its best to leave the kicks out here.
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  • The Chorus – The rule here is that a 3 year old kid must be able to sing this chorus after hearing it a maximum of two times. Again simplicity is key here. You must have a word that repeats all through the chorus. In some extreme cases, the chorus is only one word sang repeatedly (Aye, Woju o, Dorobucci, fada fada e, shakitibobobo).

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  • Lyrics – For the Nigerian audience currently, hit songs tend to have a combination of English / Broken english and a local language. You could use english for your verses and a local language for your chorus. After singing a verse in English, a chorus in a local language sorts of brings a shock factor which adds to the stickiness of the song. Again repetition is an important factor in your lyrics. I should listen to your song and immediately be able to pick out one dominant word.

 

Conclusion

A combination of all these factors and a good knowledge of music should ensure that you create a hit song all the time. Other minute factors like dynamics, tempo, mood control etc are additional factors. It is important that you do some self development in music knowledge. As a minimum, you should be able to sing your tonic solfa: doh ray mi fah soh lah ti doh. It is also always good to learn to play at least an instrument, no matter how rudimentary. Music is art, but its also science! Below are some songs I believe are hit songs. Listen to them and study the similarity with the points listed above.

 

Kindly ask any questions in the comment section.

Full List Of Nominees For The Headies 2016

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
EMERGENCY – D’BANJ
PRAY FOR ME – DAREY FEAT. SOWETO CHOIR
LOVE DON’T CARE – SIMI
ORENTE – ADEKUNLE GOLD
SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING – BRYMO

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
DJ COUBLON – ‘GOOD TIME & RABA’
PHEELS – ‘PICK UP & LAGOS BOYS’ – OLAMIDE
LEGENDURY BEATS – ‘FINAL – BABA NLA’ WIZKID
YOUNG JOHN – ‘MAMA’ – KISS DANIEL
MASTAKRAFT – ‘FADA FADA’, ‘CONNECT’ – PHYNO
OSCAR HERMAN-ACKAH – ‘PRAY FOR ME’ – DAREY

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
EMERGENCY (D’BANJ) – UNLIMITED LA
MARY (SEYI SHAY) – MEJI ALABI
SOLDIER (FALZ THA BAD GUY) – CLARENCE PETERS
MADE FOR YOU – BANKY W
BAD – TIWA SAVAGE FEAT. WIZKID – SESAN

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
NEW ERA – KISS DANIEL
WANTED – WANDE COAL
KLITORIS – BRYMO
NAKED – DAREY
SEYI OR SHAY – SEYI SHAY

BEST R&B SINGLE
LOVE DON’T CARE – SIMI
MADE FOR YOU – BANKY W
SUPER WOMAN – WANDE COAL
PRAY FOR ME – DAREY
ADUKE – TJAN
SMILE – SHAYDEE

BEST POP SINGLE
MAMA – KISS DANIEL
FINAL (BABA NLA) – WIZKID
PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD
OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO
REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT. OREZI, IYANYA, OLAMIDE, KCEE
EMERGENCY – D’BANJ
FADA FADA – PHYNO FEAT. OLAMIDE
MONEY – TIMAYA FEAT. FLAVOUR

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
NO KISSING’ – PATORANKING FT SARKODIE
BODY HOT – PRAIZ FT. JESSE JAGZ & STONE BWOY
JAGA LOVE – JESSE JAGZ
OLOWO – CYNTHIA MORGAN
PAM PAM – KETCHUP
TIMAYA – I LIKE THE WAY

BEST RAP ALBUM
EYAN MAYWEATHER – OLAMIDE
POWERFUL – ILL BLISS
STORIES THAT TOUCH – FALZ
LIL’ KESH – YAGI

BEST COLLABO
SOLDIER – FALZ FEAT. SIMI
REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT. OREZI, IYANYA, OLAMIDE, KCEE
OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO
WAIT – SOLIDSTAR FEAT. TIWA SAVAGE
NO KISSING – PATORANKING FEAT. SARKODIE
MONEY – TIMAYA FEAT. FLAVOUR

BEST RAP SINGLE
EYAN MAYWEATHER – OLAMIDE
ASAMALEKUN – REMINISCE
JAGABAN – YCEE
CHUKWU AGOZI GOGI – ILL BLISS
AGU JI NDI MEN – A-Q
SHOW YOU SOMETHING – BOOGEY

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)
BRYMO – SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING
DAREY FEAT. SOWETO CHOIR – PRAY FOR ME
SHAYDEE – SMILE
WANDE COAL – SUPER WOMAN
RIC HASSANI – GENTLEMAN

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
SIMI – LOVE DON’T CARE
SEYI SHAY – RIGHT NOW
ARAMIDE FEAT. ADEKUNLE GOLD – LOVE ME
OMAWUMI FEAT. ANGELIE KIDJO – PLAY NA PLAY

NEXT RATED
YCEE
TEKNO
MR. EAZI
HUMBLESMITH
ARAMIDE

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
KISS DANIEL – NEW ERA
SEYI SHAY – SEYI OR SHAY
LIL’ KESH – YAGI
RUNTOWN – GHETTO UNIVERSITY

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
ILL BLISS – CHUKWU AGOZI GOGI
REMINSCE – ASALAMALEKU
YCEE – JAGABAN
BOOGEY – SHOW YOU SOMETHING
A-Q – AGU JI NDI MEN’
MODENINE – NO MATTER WHAT
BEST STREET – HOP ARTISTE
OLAMIDE – WHO YOU EPP
AJEBUTTER FEAT. FALZ – BAD GANG
KOKER – KO LE WERK
YCEE – JAGABAN
SMALL DOKTA – GBERA
2T BOYS – CUSTOMER DADA NI

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD
SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING – BRYMO
YOU SUPPOSE KNOW – BEZ
WAIT FOR ME – JOHNNY DRILLE
GENTLEMAN – RIC HASSANI

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
STORIES THAT TOUCH – FALZ
NEW ERA – KISS DANIEL
WANTED – WANDE COAL
SEYI OR SHAY – SEYI SHAY

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
WIZKID
TIWA SAVAGE
FALZ
YEMI ALADE
OLAMIDE

SONG OF THE YEAR
FINAL (BABA NLA) – WIZKID
OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO
PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD
REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT.
FADA FADA – PHYNO FEAT. OLAMIDE

AFRICAN ARTISTE
SAUTI SOL
CASPER NYOVEST
DJ MAPHORISA
STONEBWOY
SARKODIE

Davido Signs Lola Rae To His DMW Label

Following the release of her new song – “Biko” featuring the OBO himself, Lola Rae gets signed to DMW and Davido has announced her as the first lady of Davido Music Worldwide

Lola Rae joins other label mates Dammy Krane, Dremo, Ichaba & Mayorkun on the DMW label. We look forward to more great music coming out of their stables.

LOLA RAE WELCOME TO DMW!!!! 1ST LADY !!!!

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Wizkid Rules In AFRIMA 2016 (All Africa Music Awards) Plus Full List of Winners

The 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has finally crawled to an end and this year’s edition sees new shining stars like Falz getting all the recognition they deserve, while Wizkid continues to stake his claim as the hottest artist on the continent, smashing all the borders.

King Sunny Ade accepts the special recognition award
King Sunny Ade accepts the special recognition award

Held in Lagos in partnership with the African Union, the awards event saw entries from artists all over the continent, with many making appearances that culminated into a successful outing. The most notable moment was when King Sunny Ade was given a Special Recognition award for his immense contribution to African sounds.

Check out the full list of winners at AFRIMA:

1. Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
2. Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda)
3. Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa)
4. Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)

5. Best Male Central Africa- Wax Dey (Cameroon)
6. Best Female Central Africa- Bruna Tatiana (Angola)
7. Best Male North Africa – DJ Van (Morocco)
8. Best Female North Africa- Zina Daoudia (Morocco)

9. Best Male West Africa – Flavour (Nigeria)
10. Best Female West Africa – Aramide (Nigeria)

11. Best Inspirational Female – Naomi Achu (Cameroon)

12. Best Artiste/Dou/GroupBand in African Contemporary- Flavour (Nigeria)

13. Most Promising Artiste- Amine Aub (Morocco)

14. African Fans Favorite – Phyno (Nigeria)

15. Song writer of the year – Unique (Uganda)

16. Special Recognition Award- King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)

17. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Hiphop- Stanley Enow (Cameroon)

18. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall- Patoranking (Nigeria)

19. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Traditional music- Zeynab (Benin)

20. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Electro -Such (Zimbabwe)

21. Best Artist/Duo/Group African RnB – Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia)

22. Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock -M’vula (Angola)

23. Best African Jazz – Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)

24. Best African Group -VVIP (Ghana)

25. Best African Collaboration – Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) ft Niniola (Nigeria)

26. Video of the Year – Dogo Yaro by VVIP (Ghana)

27. Revelation of the year – Falz (Nigeria)

28. Album of the year – Ahmed Soultan (Morocco)

29. Song of the year- Utanipenda Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

30. Artist of the Year -Wizkid (Nigeria)

MyMusic Lyrics: Runtown -Mad Over You

Nigerian pop star, Runtown is ending 2016 with a banger.

Check out the lyrics below.

 

Ghana girl say she wan marry me o
I hope say she sabi cook waakye
Hope your love go sweet pass shito
Baby girl i say
I say your body na killer oh
I fit to die on your body, only on your body

 

[Pre Hook/Chorus]
That girl for the corner
Tell somebody make them call am o
Way she dey whine am i see fire for her body o
And if she follow me go na enjoyment go kill am o

 

[Hook/Chorus]
Baby girl you bad oh
Girl the way you whine
I dey mad over you girl
I dey mad over you girl
Say you are my woman eh eh
My super woman
I dey mad over you girl
I dey mad over you girl

 

[Verse 2]
If i sing for you, you go love me oh
Baby love me non stop, i will love you nonstop
Always kiss you ontop, Baby o
All over the world wan wa mi oo
Play the music nonstop
Tell them dance to my song
Tell them shake bum bum
Ohweh

 

[Pre Hook/Chorus]
That girl for the corner
Tell somebody make them call am o
Way she dey whine am i see fire for her body o
And if she follow me go na enjoyment go kill am o

 

[Hook/Chorus]
Baby girl you bad oh
Girl the way you whine
I dey mad over you girl
I dey mad over you girl
Say you are my woman eh eh
My super woman
I dey mad over you girl
I dey mad over you girl

 

[Verse 3]
Ghana girl say she wan marry me o
I hope say she sabi cook waakye
Hope your love go sweet pass shito
Baby girl i say
I say your body na killer oh
I fit to die on your body, only on your body

 

 

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Flavour N’abania is out with an amazing amazing video Gbo Gan Glom ft Phyno and goes really cultural on this one

Flavour N’abania has just dropped the video to his single Gbo Gan Glom and it seems to be set in eastern Nigeria. My guess will be Onitsha but hey, I could be wrong. The video spots quite some really really interesting traditional masquerades and of particular interest is this one below.

Exposing yourself to various cultures is so vital towards personal growth #ijele #flavourofafrica

A photo posted by Flavour N'abania (@2niteflavour) on

It is interesting that as Nigerians, a lot uniqueness exists in our culture that we do not explore but could easily give us an edge in the world. From some of the comments on social media however, it is clear that religion has caged a lot of people into discarding our culture.

To further grow as a nation and be competitive on the global landscape, we must look to our unique advantages and utilize the plentiful resources in our cultural heritage. We should look more inward than outward, develop our local economy, consume locally and export.

Again we say a big kudos to Flavor.

Album Review: On Falz and Simi’s Chemistry

Easily the best duo in the Nigerian contemporary music scene, it was only a matter of time before Falz the bahd guy and his female co-conspirator, Simi, got together for something that will last longer than five minutes. And they chose an appropriate name for their joint project.

An Extended Play album (is this the year of the EP?), Chemistry, is not necessarily named after the science but a relishing metaphor just as suggestive as some of the pre-wedding-ish promo pictures released in anticipation of the album.

Some gossip: we all know about the rumour of an ongoing love triangle between Simi and two male musicians. By her left side is Adekunle Gold, the 30-ish eligible bachelor and multi-talented artist whose debut (one of the better albums released this year) featured Simi as an artist as well as a post-production personnel. Their duet song called Don’t Forget on Adekunle Gold’s Gold album portrays a passionate male character who must prove his fettle as a serious lover by proving his economic independence. By her right side is Falz, alter ego Brother Taju (TJ for short), a bespoke-clad fashionista lawyer and humorist-rapper who wears spectacles without lenses. If the reception of the songs they have done together so far is anything to go by, she clearly has better chemistry with Falz.

The duo have done what is expected of Nigerian musicians, judging by their earlier successes—”Jamb Question”, Simi’s song with Falz augmenting with verse of rap and “Soldier”, Falz’s song on his sophomore album with Simi assisting on the hook. Last year brought us the rather tepid 2 Kings album from two prominent local male rappers (Olamide and Phyno), but this year gives us an even more delightful and gender-balanced duet album.

At 23 minutes and seven tracks, the EP Chemistry is named for the mellow love song featuring straight talk rap from the usually comical rapper, Falz. With a sparse beat and a rhythm interrupted by occasional piano choppings, Simi’s choral delivery is top-notch but the song is lost for its double-edged intentions. It is too burdened by the anxieties of its message to lapse into the realms of wit.

“Foreign” probably starts where Soldier stops. A branch from the idea of the concept song Falz has mastered to the hilt, the song conjures that category of janded aje-butters, the ones recently described on Twitter-sphere as having international exposure. Whilst Falz is able to work in his rhymes diligently with his deadpan humour, Simi experiences problems passing through to the comical side of the sieve.

On “Shake Your Body”, a gangan drummer is recruited to give that juju flavour that will persuade folks in their 50s and 60s to nod and perchance dance to younger rhythms. A half-concept song that imagines a dance procession at a Yoruba Owambe wedding where the music has put everyone to their feet, Simi tries a short rap and outshines Falz.

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“Show me pepper” talks about a relationship on the verge of going awry. The listener becomes a one man jury listening to the quarrel of two lovers. You guessed appropriately, it has something to do with infidelity and the pepper here is not quite a delightful tactile or gustatory innuendo.

“Cinderella” has beats that kick with energetic studio afrobeat urgency. With a call and response chorus and horns punctuating, this is one of the best songs of this EP and Falz is probably as great on his verses as he was on his classic sophomore album.

“Want to” has Simi doing that thing she does rather well with her silky voice, an icy cold croon that singes so deeply. With a feel-good rhythm that does not call much attention to itself, this song is easily a promenade, where two lovers evaluate each other’s game plan just before the games begin.

“Enough” might be one love song too many, especially with its borrowed Bollywood drawl. This song might just be Soldier revisited, since Simi apologises for using that delightful and appropriately directed expletive, “your father”. Sadly this is one of the weaker moments on the album, but it is not too weak for a repeated listen.

Chemistry is quite the experimental EP, breaking new grounds in the field of male-female singing duos. The first of its kind, it is definitely a laudable project for Falz and Simi. But, whilst it seals Falz’s recognition as a master strategist in the game, it makes Simi seemingly subservient to his mojo. The important question we should be asking now is when is Simi going to give us the much deserved LP?

No matter, congratulations to the crooning couple wedded in acoustic matrimony.

Culled from Olisa.tv

Is Sony About To Snap Up Tekno Too?

Sony has been snapping up Nigerian musicians recently. First it was Davido, then Wizkid, Ycee and now Tekno has been seen hanging around the Sony Offices. Looks like he’s about to sign a global deal as well.

Tekno has been dropping hits upon hits over the past few months and also just won the best breakthrough act at the MAMA Awards.

Though the details are still sketchy, lets expect the best for him. See the Paul Okoye’s post below where he was the first to brake the news.

New Song Alert: Shele Gan Gan by Lil Kesh

Just when we thought we’d heard the best of Lil Kesh, especially after just a very success full album YAGI, he drops a new song titled Shele Gan Gan.

The song has a mid tempo vibe with interesting harmonies and a number of rap bars that have come to characterize Lil Kesh’s music. Meanwhile, the album art spots both the YAGI and YBNL imprints, suggesting that Lil Kesh is possibly returning to Olamide’s YBNL Records sometime.