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

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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AFRIMMA 2020 VIRTUAL AWARDS – View Winners List

AFRIMMA 2020 VIRTUAL AWARDS – An Unforgettable Destination Africa Trip

When the organizing body for AFRIMMA announced the theme of the 7th edition as ‘Destination Africa’, not many realized this was about to be the journey of a lifetime. History was made as the first African music awards to be held virtually aired on AFRIMMA YouTube page. It was a fun experience, a musical journey into the different parts of Africa hosted by WFAA’s Tashara Parker.

 

Proudly sponsored by Majority official, the AFRIMMA private jet took off in Dallas, Texas the spiritual home of the AFRIMMA awards, touching down in West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa. The performances were exuberant and colorful and left viewers yearning for more. Nigeria’s new school King Rema gave an eclectic performance, Cape Verdean Soraia Ramos was an example in sonic beauty, while veteran Fally Ipupa showed why he … Read the rest

Davido’s Quest For Perfection; A Good Time vs. A Better Time, the Review

In the world of art, perfection is a myth as art, and the attainment of it only exists in quotes and dreams.

Despite this, artists strive daily to best their last works, pushing themselves to give more and more of themselves after every output. 

This is the case of Nigerian megastar, David Adeleke, professionally known as ‘Davido.’ 

 

When Davido made his entry into the Nigerian music industry, he did so with two monster singles that launched him smackdab in the spotlight of the music scene. Those singles were the precursor to his ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ album that set the tone for Davido’s hit-making prowess.

Seven years after, giving from a place of continued abundance and the butterfly effect of love and amidst notable naysaying, he dropped his second studio album; ‘A Good Time.’ For Davido, it was the celebration of his African heritage, and reconceptualisation of Read the rest

April Maey unveils colossal animation for 'Starry Night'

April Maey introduces the Disney styled animation video for the song Starry Night. The song appears on her debut EP Ticket to Anywhere which was released in March.

According to her, “The video is about two young kids who try to save the moon by freezing time and putting the moon back where it belongs, in the sky”.

April Maey – Starry Night (Animation)

The animation quite literally introduces us to the essence of the EP. Perhaps love really is a trip to anywhere. No wonder, we refer to a ‘fall’ when we describe the moment, we realize that we are in love. A vulnerable position overwhelmed with uncertainties. This makes love the bumpiest of life’s trips. We see the avatars of April and her lover sharing moments of playfulness and expressions of affection by the campfire. The purple backdrop, inspired by Jaden Smith’s ‘SYRE’ enhances a utopian feel, while … Read the rest

Davido to the World; His 10 Best International Collaborations Ranked!

Over the past decade, Nigerian music has become one of the nation’s largest exports and its musicians have spun afrobeats into a global sound.

This could not have happened without the strides of visionary acts in the game who created, explored and experimented with their sounds to attune ears of the international audience to it. 

These acts not only fused sounds together but also negotiated and leveraged their talents and relationships with their international counterparts to get global acclaim. 

One of such acts is music star, Davido who hit the scene running in 2011 and has made stellar moves ever since. 

Davido sits on a stack of collaborations from a long list of international artistes which no other Nigerian musician can boast of. 

Here is a top to bottom ranking and review of Davido’s 10 best collaborations:

1. Tchelete- Davido ft. Mafikizolo

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#EndSARS: DJ Switch testifies before Canadian Parliament

DJ Switch, born Obianuju Catherine Udeh has testified before the Canadian Parliament, revealing what she witnessed during the Lekki Toll Gate shootings that took place on the 20th of October, 2020. She spoke virtually to the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee in Foreign Affairs and International Development.

Switch was a pivotal witness of the shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate on the 20th of October 2020 as she recorded an Instagram live video that captured the events that took place following the involvement of military men. 

In an online meeting she had with the subcommittee, Switch testified that soldiers shot at peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, and stated that they were sent to the protest ground on orders from above.

Switch recounted the incident that led to the deaths of about a dozen protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate.

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KING UCHE – RELEASES HIS DEBUT EP “FLYGERIAN MUSIC”

KING UCHE – RELEASES HIS DEBUT EP “FLYGERIAN MUSIC”

Sufferings and Offerings Music is proud to present to the public:
FLYGERIAN MUSIC BY KING UCHE (THE FLYEST NIGERIAN ON EARTH)

With a mix of Nigerian culture and the southern flava from Miami, Florida USA. King Uche’s music tells a story of his struggles and successes both in the states and his native country of Nigeria. His music motivates his fellow youth to change their lives through the sheer power of their wills, just like him. King Uche will be the one to set a new pace and embolden the new age afro-centric youth, both abroad and at home! From his debut single "Danny Phantom" to his latest hit single "When I Was Broke" it is safe to say that King Uche’s Kingdom will come!

Stay Tuned for GREATNESS and Beyond!
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"Storm records, Mo hits and EME turned me down" – Watch Tiwa Savage on BlackBoxInterview (Part 2)

During the first part of Ebuka’s BlackBoxInterview with afro-beats queen and African bad gyal, Tiwa Savage, she opened up about her black skin insecurities, being bullied in high school, stumbling into music, and becoming superstar Tiwa. However, the continuation of that BlackBoxInterview with Ebuka Obi-Uchedu was released on the 11th of November 2020 and Tiwa opens up about Tee Bliss (ex-husband), taking on Afro-beats, label rejections, being an entertainer/mother, failed marriage, being on her own, and other things.

Tiwa’s BlackBoxInterview

Having reached out but turned down by several A&Rs abroad as an RnB singer, Tiwa decided to restrategize after being inspired by D’banj’s success as an Afro-beats artiste and she approached Nigerian A&R, Tee Billz who at that time was behind Sauce Kid’s growing success in Nigeria. When Ebuka asked about how Tee Billz came into the picture, she said:

I sent my CD to him like I

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“He changed the way I just live my daily life” Wizkid talks about Damian Marley Collaboration

Having secured a collaboration with his music idol, Wizkid talks with The Norte Show about his life-changing encounter with Damian Marley and how he secured the ‘Blessed’ collaboration for Made In Lagos.

Wizkid on The Norte Show

The name Marley rings a bell to the ears of music lovers and Damian is the youngest son of the legendary reggae Mysterio, Bob Marley. Damian who continued his father’s legacy is a world-class musician who rarely does collaborations. However, Nigerian megastar, Wizkid is among the few who have a song with the Jamaican superstar, Damian Marley

During his interview with The Norte Show, Wizkid expressed how his encounter with Damian Marley changed his perceptions to life and living. He said:

Talking to him changed my life, he changed the way I just live my daily life, that session really changed a lot of things for me. We

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