Kaley Bag dropped 'From 1961', the best conscious rap song yet on the continent in 2021

Sierra Leonean rapper, Kaley Bag dropped the best conscious rap song yet on the continent in 2021 titled ‘From 1961’ which hits 3k+ streams on audiomack in less than 24 hours.
  • Real Name: Tamba Mbaya
  • Stage Name: Kaley Bag
  • Nationality: Sierra Leonean
  • Genres: Hip Hop/Rap/Afrobeat
  • Record Label: WhichMan Records
  • Signature phrase: D sai wey ah komot
Kaley Bag – From 1961

Cover Artwork for ‘From 1961’

Tamba Mbayo, with stage name Kaley Bag was born on 18th of December 1994 in Bo city Sierra Leone. Music was difficult for him as he grew up in a family that did not accept music as a career. He would often see his written lyrical notes thrown away. However, he continued to pursue his dreams.

Right Now, Kaley bag is an Afro Beat/Hip-Hop artist and he’s also a household name in Sierra Leone for his consistency and being undefeated in the Africa Young Voices (AYV) cypher/freestyle for two … Read the rest

See The Full Lyrics to A-Q's "Breathe" Featuring Chike

If you check the Lyrics of ‘Breathe’ which Nigerian rapper, A-Q did in collaboration with singer, Chike off his latest project, Golden EP, you’d agree with me that this is a conscious piece.

Golden Album cover

Watch The Video For A-Q’s ‘Breathe’ Featuring Chike

See ‘Breathe’ Lyrics by A-Q ft Chike

[Chike’s Hook]
I just want to breathe, need some time to breathe
Live my life so free, no one chasing me
I just want to breathe that’s all I need to stay alive
I just want to breathe, that’s all I need to stay alive
Live my life so free, no one chasing me, I just want to breathe

[A-Q: Verse 1]
It’s funny I’m the rapper every rapper tryna beat now
Used to be that underground rapper with a big mouth
Can’t see the range the aim is to never miss out
Keep my hands steady, keep … Read the rest

See the Correct Lyrics of 'All My Life' by M.I Abaga featuring Oxlade

Following his reigning single, TBDK, which was accompanied by a colorful music video directed by Olu The Wave, M.I Abaga has dropped ‘All my Life’ which featured Oxlade and from the lyrics, this is a love/romantic song, and Like ‘One Naira’ and ‘Playlist’, this is a classic.

Cover for ‘All My Life’

STREAM MP3 of ‘All My Life’ by M.I Abaga ft. Oxlade 

Lyrics to ‘All My Life’ By M.I Abaga ft Oxlade

[Oxlade’s Pre-chorus]
Boy Oxlade oh no no
Incredible, Mister Incredible
Girl I want you to know say me I got you for life
(Girl I want you to know say me I got you for life)

[Oxlade Chorus]
All my life
And I been wishing you would be my wife
Baby, I’ve been searching all my life
I been wishing you could be;
Be my bride
To be my life
Girl I been waiting for someone like … Read the rest

Lojay & Sarz release collaborative EP, 'LV N ATTN'

After the release of the buzzing record ‘Tonongo’, Lojay and Sarz take another step forward with a new EP dubbed, ‘LV N ATTN’.

  • Artiste Name(s): Lojay, Sarz
  • EP Title: LV N ATTN
  • Featured Artist(s): Wizkid
  • Producer(s): Sarz
  • Genre: Afro-Fusion
  • Number of Tracks: 6
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Year: 2021

Lojay, Sarz – LV N ATTN (EP)

Hot on the heels of their addictive single ‘Tonongo’, Lojay – one of the fastest-rising music acts to come onto the Afro-Fusion scene – and the prolific and internationally renowned, super-producer Sarz have teamed up to release their stellar, collaborative EP ‘LV N ATTN’.

Just in time for the upcoming sunny months and set to be the Afro-Fusion EP of the summer, the dynamic Lagos duo brings you a simmering 5-track EP which alongside ‘Tonongo’ also features the Grammy Award-winning superstar Wizkid on the hypnotic title track ‘LV N ATTN’.

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From Joro to Shedi Bala Bala, Here are Top 7 Nigerian Music Social Social Media Challenges of 2021

As the world continues to evolve and shrink thanks to technology, so do human methods of interaction and entertainment through social media. One of such latest internet-bound phenomena is the short-form, video-sharing app, Tiktok which allows users create short videos on any topic of their choice. Having blown up to global usage levels, the app is also now responsible for the fate of some songs that have become hits or greater hits or have witnessed a resurgence. All these are acts that happen via the app’s challenges, some musical, and have further bridged the gap between the artiste and their fans. As we round off on the first half of the year, we take a look at some challenges that have become huge trends in the Nigerian music space and have, as a result, become one of the top seven social media movements. 

Top Nigerian Music Social Media Challenges: 

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Falz Objects to President Buhari's Threat Message, Demands Accountability

Nigerian rapper, Falz has objected to a message sent out by President Muhammadu Buhari and demands that the no. 1 citizen of the country must lead by example.

The official Twitter page of President Muhammadu Buhari sent out a thread on Twitter on Tuesday, the 1st of June 2021. The President, reacting to the burning of an INEC office in Imo, threatened that those involved will pay for it and made references to the Nigerian Civil war which rocked the country from 1967 to 1970. The President said;

I receive daily security reports on the attacks on critical national infrastructure, and it is very clear that those behind them want this administration to fail. Whoever wants the destruction of the system will soon have the shock of their lives. We’ve given them enough time.

I received a briefing today from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on

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#MVAS21: Wizkid Wins Best African Act at 4Syte Music Video Awards in Ghana

Nigerian superstar, Wizkid was the winner of the Best African Act category at the 4Syte Music Video Awards, a Ghanaian awards show.

The 2021 4Syte Music Video Awards was held in Accra, Ghana on Friday, the 28th of May 2021. Wizkid was announced as the winner of the Best African Act in a category that also had as nominees; Burna Boy, Davido, Master KG (South Africa), Diamond Platumz (Tanzania) and Innoss’B (Congo DRC). Twitter account @teamwizkidfc shared this information on Monday, the 31st of May in a tweet;

READ ALSO: Wizkid, Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz Are Nominees For Best International Act at 2021 BET Awards

Joining Wizkid as winners on the night at the 4Stye Music Video Awards; Kuami Eugene got three awards for his “Open Gate” video while Stonebwoy‘s “Everlasting”  video got two awards including the Best Overall Video. Yaw TogRead the rest

Simi & Adekunle Gold Drop Moving Messages to Daughter, Deja on Her First Birthday

Simi & Adekunle Gold are celebrating their daughter, Adejare‘s first birthday today, and their messages to her are very moving and sweet.

Simi and Adekunle Gold both shared new photos of their daughter on Sunday, the 30th of May 2021 which happens to be her first birthday. The two lovebirds showered their firstborn with a lot of endearing names, prayers and specially thanked her for coming into their lives. Simi wrote;

Blessed fruit of my womb. Drinker of my milk. Climber of my body. Sleep stopper. Scatterer of my things. Best dancer. Blessing bringer. Lil Miss I-have-a-mind-of-my-own. Overall best in eating paper. Cheerful Giver even when I don’t want. Beauty Queen. My little butterfly. My Child. Omo mi. Ayanfe mi. Onife mi. Love of my life. I love you so much Adejare. So much. You’re the best thing in all my life. You make me so proud of myself.

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15 Nigerian Songs That Remind Every 90s Baby about Their Childhood

If there’s one thing we 90s babies have heard aplenty is the fact that we’re gradually becoming old. Our responsibilities tell us but so do our memories. These memories might not all be pleasant but we can all agree that times were better then, as we lived in a world where knowledge of the latest lyric lines and not shiny jewelry or ice was all that was required to be considered cool and in vogue. In honour of children’s day and to continue to keep our inner child bright-eyed and alive, here are 15 Nigerian throwback songs from the noughties, 2000 to 2009, that remind us of times of our childhood. 

1. Why Me- D’banj

If you don’t have active memories of screaming “File ah, she no gree!” And the entire lines of the song with possibly even more vim than the singer, D’banj, then this list Read the rest

Prolifik Plsoo Delivers Artistic Brilliance On – 'MD CEO'

Prolifik Plsoo Delivers Artistic Brilliance On – ‘MD CEO’

After thrilling his fans with his hit songs, ‘Receive Sense’ and ‘You Say Wetin’, Afrobeat serial hitmaker Prolifik Plsoo has dropped a banger of an EP titled ‘MD CEO’.

The six tracked EP, a sensational collection of different sounds that depict who Prolifik is as an artist, opens with ‘Odeshi’ a slow track that recounts the daily challenges of the basic Nigerian and the decision to stay positive through it all. ‘Energy’, the second track is a Fela Anikulapo-Kuti-inspired sound where the Afrobeat artist tells a story with a play on words in a rhythm that bounces of supreme instrumentation.

Prolifik creates such a vibe in the EP title track, ‘MD CEO’. Grassroots in all its essence, the ‘MD CEO’ track hits you with the raw Lagos essence, unveiling Prolifik’s gift of staying true to his vocal path when he tells … Read the rest