Global Music Provider – ONErpm Announces Operations In Nigeria

Global Music Provider – ONErpm Announces Operations In Nigeria

Now celebrating its 11th year as one of the fastest-growing global independent music companies, ONErpm is proud to announce the opening of its operations in Lagos, Nigeria, that includes a premiere artist roster. The Lagos office joins existing offices in more than 20 territories globally (onerpm.com for all locations).

“We are pleased to introduce our current African roster—which includes Flavour, Timaya, Laycon, Ada Ehi, Bella Shmurda, Reminisce, YCee, Umu Obiligbo, Kcee to name a few—and will continue adding artists under the direction of country manager Osagie Osarenz,” says Martin Price, director of A&R, North America and Afro-Caribbean operations.

“These artists deserve to be heard,” Osarenz adds, enthusiastically. “The goal is to consistently and innovatively add value to the African music industry.”

As recently announced, ONErpm has unveiled a new, proprietary state-of-the-art platform boasting a streamlined user interface that combines daily performance … Read the rest

Best New Music: Shatta Wale – MI – Naira Marley – Small Doctor – Teni

A rundown of some of the best new music by Nigerian and Ghanaian acts including ‘Blow Up’ by Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale

Best New Music is our weekly roundup of some of the hottest music releases. It’s time to update your playlist.

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

 

Shatta Wale x Skillibeng x Gold Up – Blow Up

Ghanaian dancehall star, Shatta Wale links up with Jamaican act, Skillibeng and Gold Up to deliver his 10th single of the year. The tune was produced by Gold Up and Eastsyde Records.


Naira Marley x Busiswa – Coming 

Have you ever wondered what a Nigerian and South African street-hop collab would sound like? Look no further, Naira Marley alongside Busiswa got the right answer for you. The South African renders her verse in her local dialect as she sprinkles that Amapiano dust on this sexual-themed bangingRead the rest

Meet Director Pink the 21-Year-Old Female Director Behind Chike's Videos ft Simi & Mayorkun

It is said that representation is important so people see themselves in others and understand that they can aspire to be more. It’s a leading argument among female empowerment circles but at 21 years of age, Praise Onyeagwalam or Director Pink as the watermark to visuals she creates bare, not only believes that but walks the talk. 

Moved by visionary eyes sharper than the world would expect on one so young, the final year student of Economics from Unilag has even while the pandemic rages, gone on to achieve for herself an A1 Certification as a music video director with an all-female run production for the visuals to the remix of Chike’s If You No Love featuring Mayorkun. She later scored a brace by being re-contracted by Chike’s manager to direct the video for the refix of Chike’s Running with Simi, a video that now has close to Read the rest

It's World Proposal Day! Here Are 5 Wedding Music Video Favourites to Mark the Day

The human existence might be one of the most questioned things but one thing we wouldn’t cease to do is find a way to celebrate that very existence either by doing so for ourselves or activities we love. Like it or not, one of such activities celebrated is marriage proposals. Yes, that activity that has become a much-discussed and argued upon issue on social media is celebrated on a particular day. That day is the 20th of March of every year and in light of this, we’ve made you a list of Nigerian music videos with either marriage proposals in them, or wedding ceremonies to once again, be reminded of the beauty of love. 

Patoranking and Yemi Alade in Mon Bebe

Here are the Nigerian music videos with marriage proposals and marriages as well: 

1. Heaven (Susu’s Song) by Banky W: 

It is not uncommon knowledge that Banky W and Read the rest

Omah Lay joins Gyakie on 'Forever' remix

Ghanaian new rave, Gyakie has just released a bubbly remix to her chart-topping single “Forever” in collaboration with Naija’s next rated superstar, Omah Lay.

  • Artiste Name: Gyakie
  • Song Title: Forever (Remix)
  • Featuring: Omah Lay
  • Producer: Kros
  • Country: Ghana, Nigeria
  • Year: 2021

Gyakie, Omah Lay – Forever (Remix)

Gyakie debuted on the music scene in 2019. Erstwhile, she had only been known as the daughter of Ghanaian high life music legend, Nana Acheampong who was one-half of the famous Lumba Brothers. Having borne witness to the building of a successful legacy during her formative years, she’s now put all that training into practice to become a certified superstar today.

In what might seem like a short while, Gyakie has released high-impact music including Love Is Pretty (2019), Never Like This (2019) and Sor Mi Wu feat. Bisa Kdei (2020) to mention a few, all of which embody … Read the rest

"Burna Lo Help Stormzy": Here’s What Contributors to 'Twice As Tall' Will Be Getting from the Grammys

‘Burna lo help Diddy, Burna lo help Stormzy,’ all tongue-in-cheek sayings to discourage Western imperialism, which mean ‘Burna helped Diddy and Stormzy’, are remarks made by Burna Boy fans on Twitter following the release of his Grammy-awarded album, Twice as Tall. In truth, they’d been made as far back as the early hours of 12th of August, 2020 when the Diddy-produced album was released and prior to his Grammy win. 

ALSO READ: Will Burna Boy Bring Home The Grammy? Take a look at the 4 other nominees

Burna Boy during the 63rd Grammy

Now following Burna Boy’s victory at the 63rd Grammys, where he became the first recipient to cart home the award for the newly Best World Music Album, and in the process secured a win for Nigeria as the first Afrobeats artiste to win an award for his album, the earlier referenced sayings; ‘Burna lo help Read the rest

Spotify's African Heat Campaign Celebrates African Dance Music Culture with Olamide, Focalistic, Fuse ODG

As a way of celebrating the power of African voices across the continent and beyond, Spotify is shining a spotlight on one of its flagships, curated playlists African Heat, through an interactive campaign that  brings the spirit of Africa alive around the world.

The campaign journeys through a series of partnerships, activations, a dance challenge video (#africanheatchallenge), and more creative content opportunities that will play out through on-and-off-platform initiatives on local, regional, and international levels. Highlighting the diversity of African talent, the playlist is an explosion of Afro-centric sounds, carving out a space for African creators to showcase their music to a global audience.

Centred on the key role that the Afro-dance community has played in spreading African pop music across the globe, the campaign includes the likes of Focalistic, Fuse ODG, Olamide, as well as some Read the rest

Happy Mother's Day! Celebrate Your Mom With These Beautiful Nigerian Songs

The month of March is popular for being the month women are celebrated, from the not too long ago created International Women’s Day and now to Mother’s Day. While we might have the Mother’s Day celebration for as long as we can remember, it remains a special and heartwarming one for most which underlines the fact that mothers cannot be over-celebrated. As a result, we’ve compiled a quick list of some Nigerian songs extolling the virtues of mothers so you can employ them to serenade them and make their day. Here are 5 Nigerian songs to celebrate your mothers with this Mother’s Day: 

1. Sweet Mother- Prince Nico Mbarga: 

It goes without saying that this playlist would be incomplete without this song. The song itself is almost as old as the relationship of several Millennials and Gen Zs with their mothers. Due to this, it has served as one of Read the rest

See Top Reactions To Davido And Drake’s “E Choke” Video

Since the video of Davido and Drake chilling together in Houston surfaced online, reactions from fans have began to pour in.

On the 13th of March 2021, O.B.O took to his social page to share a video clip of him chilling with global music star, Drake, and the rapper chanted “e choke” in the clip. He captioned the post;

“XXL”

Although there was no outright explanation or hint regarding their link-up, judging from how Davido makes his moves, there could be a collaboration in the works. The Canadian rapper has earlier collaborated with Nigerian singer, Wizkid and also performed live on stage with him.

Below are some top reactions to the video clip of Davido and Drake chilling together;

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DJ Consequence Unveils 'The Vibes DJ Academy' and 'The Vibes Studios' | Watch VIDEO

DJ Consequence Unveils ‘The Vibes DJ Academy’ and ‘The Vibes Studios’ | Watch VIDEO

Africa’s premiere Disc Jockey – DJ Consequence (real name Pelumi Akeredolu) has unlocked one of the biggest moments in the history of the Nigerian Music Industry with the official unveiling of THE VIBES DJ Academy and THE VIBES Studios (Audio & Live Rehearsals Space), located at THE VIBES Headquarters, a magnificent building at the heart of Gbagada Lagos.

In a bid to add unprecedented value to the industry and give back to the fans, DJ Consequence alongside his partner – DJ Massive, unwrap the THE VIBES DJ Academy, a platform that allows intending prospects to learn the art of DJing in the most conducive of environments while getting tutored by the best DJs in the game. The Vibes DJ Academy is set to roll out its first session for intakes in the coming weeks … Read the rest