Highlight: The Voice Nigeria Season 2 – Episode 11 (Live Show 1)

The first live shows of The Voice Nigeria Season 2 had 16 talents perform, with just 4 talents saved by the coaches. The voters will determine the fate of the rest.

This is how the live shows go:

After the battle rounds, each of the coaches was left with 8 talents. Each coach presents 4 of their 8 talents to perform in front of the live audience. The coaches can only save one talent in their group. The voters then decide who stays and who goes home.

Team Patoranking kicked off the 11th episode of The Voice Nigeria with an entertaining and energetic performance of Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ by Kessydriz. The things that stood out for me in her performance was her confidence, stage performance and “to the nines” outfit.

I was impressed by the other side of the Baritone Singer, Afolayan, but this side might not land him “The Voice” of this season. He delivered a rendition of ‘E No Easy’ by PSquare. His charming smile got my eyes glued to the TV screen.

Flawless rap, notes, and vocals on point, extraordinary energy, good stage presence. Hightee’s delivery of ‘That Thing’ by Lauryn Hill had these and more.

The shoki dance and the bum shake stood out for me in Voke’s rendition of Reekado Bank’s ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’.

Patoranking saved Hightee

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Succeeding Team Patoranking was Team Yemi which had Chirs Rio perform ‘Stitches’ by Shawn Mendes. It was a good song choice for his vocal ability. His calm demeanor lingered in my memory hours after the show (Hey! I’m not tripping).

Flawless Rendition – that is my thought on Ifeoma’s heartfelt performance of ‘Rise Up’ by Andra Day.

Jahnomso graced the show with an energetic, but an entertaining performance of ‘Show Me Love” by Robin S.

Great and energetic performance, but my second conscience (in Bishop Imeh’s voice) tells me that ‘Want You’ by Yemi Alade was a wrong song choice for Bunmi.

Yemi’s choice was Ifeoma

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Up next after Team Yemi was Team Waje. Efezino took the lead with a beautiful rendition of ‘Rockabye’ by Clean Bandit. Efezino’s ankra style was so on point. The skirt be like umbrella, abi na flying tray.

Any song with an element of pain or emotion is instantly hers. It blessed my soul to watch Glowrie deliver an awestruck performance of ‘Hello’ by Adele from another dimension. I got carried away by the Toni Braxton vibe in the rendition. The lyrical expressions, the creativity in delivering the notes, the vocal dexterity literally got my evening full of nostalgia. (In Waje’s voice) Her lower register is soul soothing.

Wow graced the show with a memorable performance of ‘Get down on it’ by Kool & The Gang. His performance can be equated to that of Cornel (The Voice Nigeria Season 1) and also got me down on a flawless Michael Jackson moves. He is an experienced singer indeed.

Favour performed ‘All Over’ by Tiwa Savage which had some splash of shoki dance moves.

Waje saved Glowrie

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Team Timi ended the show with Bada leading the pack. I honestly did not see this coming. With a good song choice, Bada graced my memory with a charming smile, amazing lyrical expression, good textured vocals, whilst he delivered a rendition of ‘Beautiful Girls’ by Sean Kingston.

Amarachi performed ‘No’ by Meghan Trainor.  It was a beautiful performance, but I doubt if this song truly portrayed her vocal ability.

Wolei’s performance looked more like an entertaining rendition of Brymo’s ‘Ara’ at a concert in Eko Hotels & Suites than a competition.

 

After a performance of ‘I Have Nothing’ by Whitney Houston, that progressed from a cool and soulful piece to aggressive one, while retaining the tone, and expression of the lyrics, all Patoranking could say to Precious was “This is not ordinary. You are blessed”.

Timi saved Precious.

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Click the link to find out how to vote to keep you favorite talent on the show: https://africamagic.dstv.com/news/how-to-vote-for-your-favourite-talent-on-tvn-s2

Credit: The Voice Nigeria.

New Video: Debie Rise – Here To Stay

Former Big Brother Naija housemate and talented artiste, Debie Rise drops the visuals to her latest track ‘Here To Stay’.

The song, produced by Johnny Drille has its video directed by Paul Gambit.

According to Debie Rise:

A lot of times, when I close my eyes,

where I see myself is far ahead of where I am.

Cause there are demons… demons I have to fight…

but I have a target and I will not settle for less until I get there…

I will stand out in my own world.

I am “Here To Stay”, what about you?

Kindly share with me: what is/are your demon(s)?

(My name is Debie Rise, my demon is procrastination, but I am #HereToStay)

Watch Video Below.

“I Am Disappointed at the Present State of Nigerian Hip-Hop”- M.I Abaga.

Chocolate City rapper, M.I Abaga was hosted by SoundCity Video Jockey, Moet Abebe on the popular ONE-ON-ONE show recently. There, they scrutinized several topics like the state of Hip-hop in Nigeria and his forthcoming project ‘Yung Denzel’.

 

The talented rapper expressed his disappointment at the present state of Hip-hop in the country and the fact that South-African rappers are dominating the African Hip-Hop scene, saying that we (Nigerians) need to wake up. He also talked about his soon-to-drop EP,‘Yung Denzel’, which he said would be addressing the issue.

 

Check out the video below

Feature: Olamide releases new banger – Update – off the success of his hit track Wo

Just when we thought we had seen it all, Olamide, YBNL crooner drops a new banger titled Update. Wo was a massive hit and turned out to be not just a song but a movement. The song has pretty much taken the country by storm. As a matter of fact, the other day, I was going to a roof top bar and as I was trying to park, Wo started blaring through the speakers upstairs. All the lads downstairs including the gatemen and the people trying to park me all went into a frenzy, dancing, singing and jumping as if they just won a million dollars.

To believe that a new song will drop just when the wave of the old one hadn’t ended is just unbelievable. Update Update Update Young John Update with sirens blaring is how the song starts. It is quite very danceable and melodious. Kind of reminds me of shakitibobo.

Dude pretty much cooked up this track overnight and decided to drop this morning – as e dey hot – according to Olamide

Paul P-Square Flaunts Golden Possessions on Instagram

Nigerian Superstar musician, Paul Okoye of the popular duo, P-Square is definitely living the dream life and took to Instagram to show his fans what that life looks like as he shared pictures of himself chilling on a Gold chair, wearing a Gold crown while Gold bottles, Gold scissors & Gold bricks were deployed carelessly around him.

He Captioned them:

#king ruddy 😎 @exclusivegameatl @exclusivegame

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Photo Credit: @rudeboypsquare

The 35-year-old musician whose wife, Anita Okoye recently gave birth to a set of twins in Atlanta, USA in July, is apparently still filled with excitement for his new babies.

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Photo Credit: @rudeboypsquare

New Video: Haywaya ft Efya – Tamalady

Haywaya returns with the official video for his inspirational song ‘Tamalady’ which features Africa’s Neo Soul Vocalist, Efya.

‘Tamalady’ was coined from Tamale Lady which is his way of creatively preaching about the hard work of women who migrate from the north to the south in such of greener pastures for themselves and their families. Haywaya and Efya also eulogized great women in our societies who are contributing to better the lives of others.

The video was shot and directed on location in Accra by Jeneral Jay.

Watch Video Below.

 

MyMusic Lyrics: L.A.X feat. Wande Coal -Run Away

After the release of Run Away, he comes through with the remix which features Wande Coal.

 

Check out the lyrics below.

[L.A.X]
They don know
I get AK47 bi commando
And I go fight for your love
Girl, I can be your Jango…eyeee
Fine girl come gimme that thing…no aristo
Why you dey do me like this?
Why you want to leave?
Baby gimme one kiss
I no dey speak Chinese
ah ha…I think you get my point?

[Chorus]
If you gimme love I no go run away
If you gimme love I no go run away o
If you gimme love I no go run away
If them call police for me gon, I no go run away

[Hook]
Hey, see
Baby I love you
Girl you are the truth ye eh eh
I love you baby boo
Black and beautiful ye eh eh
Girl I’m missing you
Give you all my juice ye eh eh
Give you all my pounds ya ya

[Wande Coal]
See,
I think you get my point?
Everything is on point
Check and balance, you get the point
Point and kill, you no disappoint
eh, coz you cool my temper jo
no go send them jo
Maje ko ma jo
Baby sho ma bami nilemi

[Chorus]
Gimme love I no go run away
Baby If you gimme love I no go run away o
For your love I go fight Chinese o
I no go run if them call police oh yeah yeah

Kilo fe, kilo fe je mo
Money dey ooze che che
And if you want, it’s a call away
Say my love na confirm
Sweet love, baby confirm ye yea
I be your Jackie Chan
(Speaks Chinese)

[Bridge]
Show me that Idi
Baby rare di
Funmi le mercy o
Finally o ma baminile
eyo…Brazil
Jeka lo faji o baby
Turn around and dance
Ma bimi ni jamb question

[Chorus]
Gimme love I no go run away
Baby If you gimme love I no go run away o
For your love I go fight Chinese o
I no go run if them call police oh yeah

If you gimme love I no go run away
If you gimme love I no go run away o
If you gimme love I no go run away
If them call police for me gon, I no go run away

 

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Feature: Adekunle Gold – “My Goal Is to Make Timeless Music Not Disposable Music”

His first single “Sade” received massive airplay on various Nigerian radio stations, while his sophomore single, titled “Orente“, received positive reviews from music critics and consumers. He is a singer, songwriter and graphic designer, and describes his genre of music as urban high life. After his departure from  YBNL Nation due to the expiration of his contract, he unveiled his band “The 79th Element” in reference to the atomic number of the chemical element ‘gold’.

As part of his cover feature for the latest edition of Vibe Magazine, Adekunle Gold entertains a variety of questions from Vibe NG ranging from where he got his name “Gold”, the memorable encounter he has had with a female fan, to whether he ever feels pressured to change his musical style to appeal to wider audience.

Check out the interview below:

 

Credit: Vibe NG, @adekunleGOLD

“London Officials Cancel Felabration Due to License Expiration”

 

The Felabration event which was billed to hold at the Notting Hill Carnival yesterday in London was canceled due to license expiration. The event which was organized to mark the 20th anniversary of the demise of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, did not hold because the organizers of the event were stopped by the police from setting up the stage for the live performance as they failed to secure a license for the event.

According to a security personnel at the venue, the event did not take place because “The license to hold a live performance expired the previous day.” The Event which was planned to start in the morning at the carnival ground hadn’t started by 3 pm as the organizers including Femi Kuti were still awaiting the necessary approvals from the local licensing authority.

One of the members of Fela’s management team later spoke on the issue and revealed that the organizers should have processed the license six months prior to the event. He later confirmed that “it (the event) is not happening.” Another member of the team made a banter, “I’m glad I’m going to Lagos for the proper Felabration in October.”

The disappointed Femi Kuti said: “We trusted people who live in the UK and are supposed to know the rules but they let us down and we can’t even find them to tell us the truth. We have learnt a big lesson but we assure all lovers of Felabration that next year will be stronger and better.”

Feature: Photos – Wizkid Dazzles Fans at the 2017 Notting Hill Carnival.

The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has taken place in London since 1966 on the streets of Notting Hill. It is held every August over two days (the August bank holiday Monday and the preceding Sunday).

The 2017 BET Awards Winner, Wizkid was among the big stars that thrilled thousands of people at the event.

See Photos:

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Credit: Image – @wizkidayo, @WizkidSource. Featured Image – Steve Bell.

Flavour Announces ‘Ijele – The Traveler’ Tour

Nigerian High-life singer, 2niteFlavour took to his Instagram handle earlier this month to say that he is preparing for a tour. He recently took to his Twitter handle to express that he has concluded the preparation and has set a date for the tour.

Check out the details for the tour:

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Credit: @2niteFlavour

MyMusic Lyrics: Yemi Alade – ‘Knack Am’

The Voice Nigeria Season 2 Coach Yemi Alade, released a brand new single titled ‘Knack Am’. She coaxed one melody after another in this hit high-life song, accompained by sweet sounding guitar strings.

I know you cannot wait to sing this Naija music fluently. So, download and sing along with the lyrics:

‘Knack am’ means ‘hit it’ in Pidgin

Gbangban dindin!  Agogo! Kereke dindin! Gbongbo! – sounds produced by hitting something

[Intro]

E dey killi the baby

Hmn hmnn, baby, ahhh

Oh lo lo lo lo, oh lo lo

Oh lo lo lo lo, oh lo lo

Oh lo lo lo eh, hmnn hmn

[Verse 1]

Baby give me goose pimple

With your cute little dimple

I not fit lie, hmmn hmmn hmmnn

This one, e no fit to chop and drop

E no fit to point and chop

You know you bad…You bad. Hmmnn

[Chorus]

If my body dey dance, my head dey dance oh

Hmnnn! Na him dey knack am (knack am)

E dey knack am,

My brain, e dey dance oh (Agogo) My heart, e dey do me oh (Agogo)

Hmnnn! Na him dey knack am

E dey Knack Am, ehh

Gbangban dindin! Agogo! (Ahhhhhh…)

Kereke dindin! Agogo! (ahhhhhhh)

Hmnnn! Na him dey knack am

E dey Knack Am, ohh

Gbangban dindin! Agogo! (Ahhhhh)

Kereke dindin! Agogo! (ahhhhhhh)

Eeeee! Na him dey knack am

E dey knack am, hmnn ehh

[Verse 2]

Omo, I go kuku confess oh!, ehn

You go win if you contest yeh eh

You should let me, you should let me love you

Am on a date oh, with my baby oh!

What do you say? Wetin you say?

Oh yo yo yo yo, oh yo yo

Oh yo yo yo, oh yo yo

Oh yo yo yo yo

E dey killi the baby, hmn hmnn

Ah le le le le le, ah le le

Ah le le le le le, ah le le

Ah le le le le le

What do you say, what do you say?

[Chorus]

If my body dey dance, my head dey dance oh

Hmnnn! Na him dey knack am (knack am)

E dey knack am,

My brain, e dey dance oh (Agogo) My heart, e dey do me oh (Agogo)

Hmnnn! Na him dey knack am

E dey knack am, ehh

Gbangban dindin! Agogo! (Ahhhhhh)

Kereke dindin! Agogo! (ahhhhhhh)

Hmnnn! Na him dey knack am

E dey knack am, ohh

Gbangban dindin! Agogo! (Ahhhhh)

Kereke dindin! Agogo! (ahhhhhhh)

Eeeee! Na him dey knack am

E dey knack am, hmnn ehh

[Hook]

Hey, you better do it again, do it again

Baby do it again, do it again

Hmnn, you better do it again, (eh eh eh eh eh) Hmnn hmn (eh eh eh), ah

Am gonna do it again, do it again, do again

(Ahhhhhhhhh) Baby do it again, (ahhhhhh)

I go dey Knack Am (eh eh eh eh eh) Hmn hmn hmnnn, eh eh, ahh

[Outro]

Yemi Alade on this one

Effyzzie, oh baby

It’s Coublon & Fiokee

Shout out to ma Mandem (Clevis)

Ah ahhh, ehh, hmn, ohh ohhh oh

Knack Am! knack am! Gbongbo!

Knack Am! knack am! Gbongbo!

Ohhhh oh ohhhh! knack am

 

Credit: YemiAladeVEVO

“I Dropped Out of TASUED, because it was Difficult For My Parents to Pay My School Fees”- Olamide

On Friday, YBNL Boss, Olamide Adedeji popularly known as “Olamide Badoo”, was a special guest of honor at the Summer Camp held at Akin Ogunpoola Model College, Akinale and organized by the Ogun State Government. According to the Punch, the hip-hop star revealed that he dropped out of the university because his parents could not afford his school fees. He further disclosed that he became successful by discovering his embedded talent and through drudgery; he also established discipline, commitment and focus as stimulants for his achievements.

He said:

“I am from Ogun State here, I do not joke with my culture and language, in fact, I came from a poor background. I had to drop out of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, when it was getting difficult for my parents to pay my school fees.

However, with doggedness, perseverance, and hard-work I was able to find myself where I am today.”

He also urged the pupils present at the camp to always dare to be different and avoid unnecessary peer pressure.

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Photo Credit: @baddosneh

The State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Dayo Adeneye, advised the young boys and girls to be diligent, hardworking and be consistent in whatever they do. He also urged them to strive for the best in their academic pursuit.

While he told the youngsters to extend the knowledge gained at the camp to their friends and relatives, the governor promised that his administration remained committed to the development of education. He said the sector would remain paramount in the scheme of things in the state.

MyMusic Sunday Series: Nosa – Most High Ft. Nathaniel Bassey

Good Morning! I am glad to have you back on MyMusic Sunday Series.

Nigerian Gospel Artist, Nosa is known for delivering inspiring lyrics with smooth and gentle rhythm. After taking a break from the music scene since his first studio and award-winning album ‘Open Doors‘, he returned with a worship single that featured Nathaniel Bassey.

The featured song today on MyMusic Sunday Series is Nosa – Most High Ft. Nathaniel Bassey. It is a song that celebrates God’s sovereignty and goodness.

Download and listen to the song. It will definitely leave you basking in the awesome nature of God and chanting “You are the Most High God” all day.

You might like the lyric video below:

 

Credit: YouTube – Nosa Omoregie

New Video: Yung6ix – Everything Nice

KKTBM music superstar rapper Yung6ix drops video to his latest track ‘Everything Nice’.

The self proclaimed king of the south is set to go on a video releasing spree and as we prepare for the release of “No Favors” which features Dice Ailes and Mr Jollof, he drops this one for our viewing pleasure.

The song, produced by Magnum has its video shot by Prince Dovlo.

Watch Video Below.

Highlight: The Voice Nigeria Season 2 – Episode 10 (Battle)

Talents continued to battle each other for a spot on the Live Show

 

Zorah Vs Shapera – ‘Whataya Want From Me’/The Battles/The Voice Nigeria Season 2

The final episode of the battle rounds of ‘The Voice Nigeria season 2’ kicked off with a pair from Team Waje. The duo Zorah and Shapera delivered an aggressive and energetic rendition of ‘Whataya Want From Me’ by Adam Lambert, which got them a standing ovation from the coaches and audience. I really did not see that coming at all. I was so sure Waje would choose Zorah. Next thing was for Waje to say she would go for Shapera. Well, congratulations Shapera!

Watch their performance below:

 

J’dess Vs Chris Rio – ‘More Than Words’/The Battles/The Voice Nigeria Season 2

The next performance was from Team Yemi. I’m sure you would agree with me that it has become a norm for Team Yemi to grace the battle rounds with ‘love stimulating’ renditions. I did not expect anything less from J’dess and Chris Rio. With so much synergy, glaring chemistry, ‘soul blessing’ vocals and great lyrical expressions, this pair gave a memorable and flawless rendition of ‘More Than Words’ by Westlife. I was literally blown away by that performance, likewise the coaches and the audience. Both talents have great vocal dexterity. J’dess had just the correct facial expression. I loved her stage execution. Jezz! That piercing falsetto Chris gave towards the end of their rendition literally got my adrenaline rushing to….. ( I don’t even know). I could bet J’dess won this battle. Alas! I was wrong! Arrgghh!  I thought I guessed correctly this time around, but Yemi proved me wrong. She chose Chris. Good News! Before I took in another breath, the other 3 coaches hit the buzzer signifying their interest to steal J’dess. I couldn’t help but dab. J’dess finally chose Waje.

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Watch their performance below:

 

Voke Vs Eseqlic – ‘Wanted’/The battles/The Voice Nigeria Season 2

The next performance had a bit of Nollywood drama in it. Patoranking merged the high pitched vocalist, Eseqlic and an opposite vocalist, Voke. They performed Tiwa Savage’s wanted. Eseqlic’s lyrical expression of the song was so dramatic and got the audience cheering. However, Voke made it to the live shows.

What their performance below:

 

Arewa Vs Amarachi – ‘What I Did For Love’/The battles/The Voice Nigeria Season 2

Waje paired Arewa and Amarachi, hoping that their distinctive voices would complement and produce an outstanding performance. The twosome performed ‘What I Did For Love’ by David Guetta Ft. Emeli Sande. Arewa sang aggressively and like a typical African-American while Amarachi sang soulfully like a princess. Both made it to the live shows. Arewa still on team Waje, while Amarachi, after a steal on Team Timi.

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Watch their performance below:

 

Victor, Tara & Belle, Sandra – ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’/The battles/The Voice Nigeria Season 2

3 Acts and 4 vocalists. C’mon, that’s absurd and unfair. Timi paired Victor, Tara & Bella, and Sandra (You now know what I mean). The mass choir performed ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. Victor’s rich textured vocals, captivating lyrical expressions, and good stage execution were the powerful weapons that gave him victory in this Undertaker Vs John Cena kind of battle.

What their performance below:

 

This episode saw 5 Battle pairings slug it out in the ring-styled stage, and two steals.

Here are the 7 talents that made it to the live shows:

Team Timi: Amarachi, Victor.

Team Waje: Shapera, J’dess, Arewa.

Team Patoranking: Voke.

Team Yemi: Chris Rio.

 

J’dess and Chri Rio’s performance was my favorite. Which performance stood out for you? Love to read your thoughts.

New Video: D’Banj- El Chapo Ft. Gucci Mane & Wande Coal.

D’banj has released his much-anticipated album ‘King Don Come’. He also dropped the third single off the album titled ‘El Chapo’ which featured Gucci Mane and Wande Coal. Produced by talented Maleek Berry and directed by an American production company, Eif Rivera, the video has an excellent picture and sound quality.

To join the #iknowthelatestnaijamusicgang, here’s the video below:

Credit: DBanjVEVO