Best New Music: Omah Lay – Timaya – Yemi Alade – Lil Kesh – Qdot – Basketmouth

Here’s this week’s roundup of best new afrobeats songs released in the Nigerian & Ghanaian scene.

Follow NotJustOk’s specially curated playlist on Spotify – Afrobeats Hits.

Best New Music: Omah Lay – Timaya – Lil Kesh – Qdot – Basketmouth

Over the past week, so many artists dropped albums, EPs and other projects, including the likes of Omah Lay, Timaya, Lil Kesh, Qdot, Basketmouth, Yemi Alade, and WurlD. On this week’s Best New Music, we highlight some of our early faves, as well as new releases from Zlatan, King Perryy, and more.

 

Basketmouth – World People ft. Flash & BOJ

In the words of Basketmouth, “I dare you to skip a track.” He’s right. The International Comedian’s new album “Yabasi” (OST – Papa Benji) comprises 10 unskippable tracks. It was hard to make a single pick off it, to be very honest.

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Here’s this week’s roundup of best new afrobeats songs released in the Nigerian & Ghanaian scene.

Follow NotJustOk’s specially curated playlist on Spotify – Afrobeats Hits.

Best New Music: Omah Lay – Timaya – Lil Kesh – Qdot – Basketmouth

Over the past week, so many artists dropped albums, EPs and other projects, including the likes of Omah Lay, Timaya, Lil Kesh, Qdot, Basketmouth, Yemi Alade, and WurlD. On this week’s Best New Music, we highlight some of our early faves, as well as new releases from Zlatan, King Perryy, and more.

 

Basketmouth – World People ft. Flash & BOJ

In the words of Basketmouth, “I dare you to skip a track.” He’s right. The International Comedian’s new album “Yabasi” (OST – Papa Benji) comprises 10 unskippable tracks. It was hard to make a single pick off it, to be very honest.

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Omah Lay's 'What Have We Done' EP is His 2nd Semester Term Paper, Checkout His Performance Here

Before Omah Lay’s unforeseen hatching into the Nigerian music coop, the last time a Port Harcourt musician’s sounds had travelled so far, had been several years ago in the early 2010s, in the days of Timaya and Duncan Mighty

Yet the unassuming and unstrained aura given off Omah Lay makes his star material a novelty. With a style that is solely his and a beguiling voice, Omah Lay had created a ripple effect with his singles before immersing us in his essence on the ‘Get Layd’ EP. His entrance was much like that of a transfer student who became the top scholar, automatically getting the attention of the lecturers. 

Now, it’s the second semester and Omah Lay’s ‘What Have We Done’ EP is his submission chronicling life since attaining stardom. It’s also probably his way of telling us we’ve made a hits-making monster of him and are yet witnessing Read the rest

Flavour announces new album, 'Flavour of Africa' | Pre-order!

Award-winning high life king Flavor Na’bania celebrates his birthday today as he officially announced his latest album FLAVOUR OF AFRICA. It will be his eighth full-length album.

The album is set to be released online on December 4th. However, there is a pre-order of FLAVOUR OF AFRICA available starting today at 5 pm. Pre-order!

Flavour

Born in Enugu, hailing from Anambra State, Chinedu Okoli popularly known as Flavour N’abania or more recently, the ‘Flavour of Africa’ is recognized as Africa’s Highlife King.

Flavour’s brand of music is a fusion of African Rhythm, Highlife and contemporary Jazz, in one phrase: “Afro Hip-Life”. His music has grown to be immensely popular and enjoyed by music enthusiasts all around the world.

In 2008, Flavour released his 8-track-album titled “Nabania”, which received sales of over 10 million copies nationwide. In 2010 his sophomore album, “Uplifted” with hit singles “Nwa Baby”, “Oyi” and “Adanma” … Read the rest

It's Davido's Birthday! Here are 5 Times He Was A Man of the People

It’s the birthday of Nigerian music star, David Adeleke professionally known as Davido. 

The singer turns a year older today, the 21st of November and is now 28 years old. This also marks his 9th year in the music industry since he broke out at the age of 19. 

To celebrate Davido’s birthday, here are 5 times he proved he cares about his fans and the people around him in different ways: 

1. Davido and His One Milli Giveaway:

The ‘Omo Baba  Olowo’ as he rightly introduced himself to us on ‘Dami Duro,’ Davido has never minced words when it comes to his wealth and spends heavily to put his money where his mouth is. In similar manner, he doesn’t mince his wealth when showing fans love. 

There’s Jide Sanyaolu who he gave a million naira back in 2015 to support his education. Then the ‘I Call LatiRead the rest

"Help Me Beg My Wife" – 9ice Pleads After Cheating Scandal

Nigerian indigenous singer, Abolore Adegbola Akande, popularly referred to as 9ice is pleading with the public to assist him in begging his wife after a cheating scandal.

9ice and wife Olasunkanmi Akande

The “Alajomeji” crooner released a video on Saturday, the 21st of November via social media, informing the public that he has done something terrible to his wife that threatens his marriage and with his reputation with marriages over the years, he does not want this one to end like others.

In case you’re wondering, this cheating scandal is coming after the award-winning singer was spotted in a video fondling the breast of a woman who was obviously not his wife.

9ice, in this video, is thereby pleading with the public to apologize to his wife on his behalf.

He said;

My name is Abolore Adegbola Akande, I’ve done something so shameful and something terrible and it’s costing me

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‘The Oppressor Will Always Oppress’- Seun Kuti Reacts to the Shutdown of Shrine

Grammy-nominated afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti has reacted to the shutdown of the Afrika Shrine by order of the Lagos state police commissioner, Hakeem Dosunmu on Arise TV. 

Seun Kuti who appeared on Arise TV’s Morning Show shed light on all that transpired following his public invitation to a meeting tagged ‘#EndSARS Movement: Lessons and Task.’

According to him, despite respecting the family’s decision not to have the meeting at the Shrine, policemen were still posted there on Wednesday although people were let in. 

Speaking on the continued presence of the police at the Afrika Shrine, Seun said;

“No matter how you react to an oppressor whether you submit to the oppressor whether you resist the oppressor, the oppressor will always oppress, he will not change that part of himself.”

RELATED POST: “Can You Tell The Difference Between Nigerian Political Elite and Yahoo Boys?” – Seun Kuti

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5 Highlights of Yemi Alade's Career as we Anticipate "Empress" Album

Nigerian born megastar and Mama Africa, Yemi Alade is set to release her 5th studio album and 6th body of work. Titled Empress, the album will drop today and crowns her 8-year reign in not just Nigeria, but other African countries. Her album will feature an eclectic set of talented acts like Grammy-nominated singer, Estelle, Patoranking, Rudeboy among others.

Yemi Alade Empress Tracklist

Empress will be out on the 20th of November and will mark yet another highlight in Yemi Alade’s career. But before that, here are some previous highlights:

Winning the Peak Talent show in 2019

The Nigerian music industry and Nigerians at large owe talent shows a lot of gratitude for helping discover incredible talents that have blessed us with good music and Yemi Alade is one of such.
Yemi Alade won the maiden edition of the Peak Talent show in 2009 and a sum … Read the rest

Cuppy & Stonebwoy Drop Official Video For "Karma"

Cuppy and Stonebwoy have unveiled the official video for their collaborative single “Karma”, out 18th November.

Cuppy & Stonebwoy drop official video for “Karma”

The fun-loving official video for ‘Karma’ sees Cuppy and Stonebwoy trade smooth verses as they dance and kick back in a relaxed party environment – a perfect match for the track’s seductive dancehall beats.
“‘Karma’ was recorded on a trip to Stonebwoy’s studio in Ghana and it was really one of my best studio experiences,” Cuppy recalls. “I really wanted the video to reflect the energy we had in the studio, good vibes and fun.”
She continues: “My vision for the video was a fun and upbeat vibe. It’s been a really tough year and I wanted a video that would be an escape from the present reality. I hope everyone enjoys the video as much as myself and Stonebwoy enjoyed being on set.”
Stonebwoy adds:
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Timaya delivers new album, 'Gratitude'

Gratitude” is both Timaya‘s most anticipated new album and his most unique collection yet. The 15-track piece is his 7th studio offering, and it sees him take centre-stage of his rock-solid artistry with no guest features. For Timaya’s faithfuls, this album brings a heightened level experience of the goodness that the Bayelsa star’s music has come to be known for through his 15-year career. Hits like I Can’t Kill Myself, The Mood, Born to Win and the recently released Gra Gra, are forerunning singles and have certified the Gratitude album as a pop-culture staple on arrival.

Against all the odds of the 2020 decade, Timaya is thankful. As such, he has translated his emotions into high vibrational content, revealing his approach to life and its uncertainties. With optimum production from Orbeat, Spotless, Yung Willis, Ayzed, Chillz, Vybe O, Wildxyouths, Boombeatz, Krizbeatz, and Chrisstringz, Timaya takes us on … Read the rest

"I Just Wanted To Be Drake…" – Omah Lay Opens Up On Adesope LIVE

The hottest rising music star in Africa, Omah Lay bares all in an interview with Adesope Live Podcast as he talks about his life trajectory, inspirations, music amongst others.

Stanley Omah Didia – Omah Lay

In anticipation of his highly anticipated album  ‘What Have We Done’ (WHWD)‘, Omah Lay was spotted in a 28-minute interview with Adesope Live Podcast on Youtube on the 16th of November 2020 and he opened up about growing up in Port Harcourt and how the city influenced his music. He said;

Port Harcourt is a city where you have to grow up being a man. My mom and dad are from there and I was born there. As a matter of fact, 2020 was the first time I left Port Harcourt in my entire life. I don’t regret coming from Port Harcourt or growing up in Port Harcourt for any reason.

Duncan mighty,

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