Olawale Kentucky’s “Mr Kokoka” is already the talk of the town in Indianapolis, USA. The well put together project is comprised of 15 banging songs. This is definitely a body of work we recommend that you take some time to listen to. Features on the project includes Sugar Beast, Ocho Mafia , Hamzy west , Almon , Afrorolls, Oluwatimileyin, all of whom are resident in the United States. This body of work is testament to how much Nigerian music has grown in the diaspora.
Songs like “Make way”, “Silhouette”, “Happy Day”, “Show me” , “Lara” , absolutely blew our minds. This is one of the best Nigerian albums out now and definitely the best Nigerian album released in the USA.
Please listen to “Happy Day” featuring Ocho Mafia and produced by Pelz, one of our many favorite tracks off the album. You can also stream the rest of the album via the Spotify link below.
Temitope Raymomd Jatto, popularly known as Ray1, is a highly rated American Based Nigeria Afro-Fusion Artiste. Haven relocated to Buffalo, New York, his Love for his roots and Motherland has constantly made him connect with African sounds and that has continued to influence his style. He grew up listening to Legendary Artistes like Nate Dog,Isley Brothers,Fela Kuti,Lagbaja, ASA. Jacob Banks, Tuface Idibia, Burna Boy and a host of others.
In previous years, Ray1 has released critically acclaimed singles such as “Igwe”, “Designer”, “Classy Lady”, “No worry no hurry”, and “Eni Rere” just to mention a few . It’s 2021, and Ray1 has released another project titled “6 Units”. The project shows a deep passion for alternative music and an unflinching desire to tell the African Story to the World through Music. He is a Composer, producer and a song writer. Listen to “Michael Power” off the just released EP. Hit the button below to stream the EP on spotify.
Afrorolls has just released the much anticipated “Don Corleone” EP. The USA based Nigerian artist has been very active and prominent in the music scenes in the USA and has finally put out his first body of work.
Formerly known as Drumsticks, he has also contributed as a producer and songwriter to many HUGE projects in Nigeria. Don Corleone EP is available on all platforms and has been digitally distributed by Mazifeanyi, LLC. The 8 track EP features two highly respected artists Teeklef and Sadadi who have already made a name for themselves in Indianapolis USA and Atlanta USA respectively. Don Corleone is an amazing body of work full of well-crafted songs. Look out for songs like Don Corleone, Triana, Ranju, Onyeoma, Banana those are our top picks, and boy! it was hard to pick those. Listen to Trianna and Stream the entire EP on Spotify below
Abib is a young talented Afro RNB singer from SHITTA, a popular hood in Surulere Lagos, Nigeria. An area that has one of the biggest export from Africa: Wizkid. Here is another young talented artist fro the hood who is trying to make to make it out through his art. He describes his music as soul and Magic and that description is nothing but the truth.
Inspired by his life, Abib has always written music that reflects his past experiences. Relationship break-ups, parties, beautiful women that have been a part of his journey all combine to create the music and lyrics you hear. His E.P Abib Lori vibe is contagious and it is one that we recommend you buy.
Have you been looking for a female Emcee from west Africa that will blow you away with her lyrics and delivery? Look no further, she is right here!
Phlow is a Nigeria based emcee who started penning rhymes as an outlet of expression.
Born as Stephanie Asuai Eyime, African female lyricist and songwriter, Phlow is carving her own niche in a male-dominated hip hop music genre. She has been a mainstay in most cyphers especially that of Hennessy, holding her own against the male competition. Presently, she has 5 EPs to her credit, “Mind, Body & Phlow” “Asuai: A Mini EP”, Asuai Vol.2 and Gloria EP, a handful of singles “Phlowetic Justice”, “Love It or Not” and “Str8up” was featured on top music sites such as TheSource.com, HipHopDX, 2Dopeboyz, Egotripland, Elle magazine(France) amongst others.
Her most recent body of work MARMALADE is sleek with an urban feel. Each song on this 6-track EP, true to the most succinct and literal definition of the word “marmalade”, is an alternative jam; individually implanted by Phlowʼs creative genius – promising to indeed germinate and sprout novelty in the African hip-hop space. The disruptive project, produced and engineered entirely by Alpha Ojini, seduces the listener into syncing with the different rhythmic patterns used to paint lyrical pictures in ways that are rarely well-executed, especially in the world of Nigerian hip-hop. The project flaunts the combination of lyricism and melody almost perfectly, effectively wearing its definitive cloak of being a collection of “alternative jams” – proof of Phlowʼs growth and evolution, as well her ingenuity and deftness in churning out equally evolved art. “MARMALADE” features some of the best-known talents in Nigerian music today. With a combination of brilliant song ideas as well as dustings of humor in the skits, the result is a truly cohesive African hip-hop project – bound to appeal to fans and critics alike.
Kenyan female Emcee Xtatic is considered in many quarters as one of the best rappers Male or female on the continent. She is up there with the greats and her impact is getting huge. Her most recent body of work dropped in Aril 2020 and after many attempts, we have finally got her to approve us posting it on the site.
The 9 track project dubbed social Xperiment offers you an opportunity to see the world through her lens. She serves you her perspectives and opinions on world issues like Love, Life, loyalty and opens the doors for you to see her struggles, in a no holds barred fashion. This is sure one of the few blessings the world has received during the COVID-19 era.
— If she is not the greatest, she is closest to it.
S/o to Xtatic for also insisting that this record should be offered to people to streaming and download for free. According to her, music is not a career but a passion and she does not want money to be a reason people cannot access her materials — What a beautiful soul.
Illgod is yet again involved in another masterpiece. His beats seem to bring out the best in rappers. This time he collaborates with the highly intelligent xplain D Don who first wowed us with his King Jaja Bars some months ago. Xplain as his name implies is able to speak on a vast variety of topics, tell stories, and kick mad knowledge that educates, as well as entertains the listener at the same time.
On so many occasions during the album, he draws inspiration from his Port-Harcourt environs mentioning the names of past heroes and reminding us of the lifestyle and culture of the Opobo people – an ethnic tribe in Nigeria in which he belongs to.
Illgod draws inspiration from The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova both by Dante Alighieri. According to the artists, the artwork by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was just too beautiful to overlook.
Nigerian world music artist, Papyfire is the epitome of having a dream and doing whatever it takes to bring that dream to fruition. His new body of work ‘CHAMPION LOVER’ is an instant classic.
PAPYFIRE is taking no days off, following the release of The greatest sound EP and multiple singles. He is back on the grind spreading electric music to his fans all over the world. He’s collection of sweet tunes will diffuse and fill up your playlist like gas in a room. He is considered to be one of the Pioneers of new school Afro-urban sound and his music has a world outlook. Check out the E.P below
Nigerian Afro-pop singer Onosz releases the Deluxe edition of Love and Hustle E.P. Love & Hustle was released earlier, but The deluxe edition has some new additions and features more songs than the previous edition.
Let’s celebrate hard work, dedication and good music below
Umasom Chims also known as “U-chims” is a Nigerian Gospel singer, songwriter, and producer. He hails from Rivers State, the Southern part of Nigeria, and is based in Lagos State. He started singing from the age of 12 when he joined the children’s choir and played the piano and the drums. Later he led an Acapella group called The Young Dynamic Brothers. Over the years, U-chims has directed different choirs, and solo artist being a music producer. He has written lots of gospel and inspirational songs and performed in churches concerts and ministered to both local and international audiences.
The EP “FAITH IN ME is a body of work that tells the real story of his experience as an average youth growing up with little or no supports and surviving by the grace and mercies of God. It is an inspiration for people who are thinking of giving up and quitting their dreams to stay strong trusting in God and knowing that theirs a bleak of light at the other end of the tunnel.
The EP FAITH IN ME is a compilation of 6 tracks inspired by the HOLY SPIRIT to bless lives across the globe.
1. Faith in me ft Justin Musik
2. Only you.
3. Chasing after you
5. Abasi sosongo ft. Faithful
6. Still standing
Indianapolis based star artist Mr. icey finally blesses us with the long-awaited E.P titled Bad Boy from Senegal. The hard-working artist from Senegal has been putting in a lot of work into his artistry and it has finally paid off in the form of this the 9 track E.P. The E.P is comprised of a fresh mix of previously released tracks and some brand new releases.
Mr. Icey refers to his E.P as very personal as he aims to connect to his Fans in America and West Africa. The EP features some of Africa’s biggest artists in Mayorkun and B. red.
Ty style whose real name is Omotayo Moses Giwa is an Afro-pop artist, born and brought up in Lagos. He started his music career at a very tender age looking up to the Likes of Toni Tetuilla, Sound Sultan, 9ice, Eldee the Don, D’banj and some other legendary musicians back the early 2000’s. He kicked off his music career officially in the year 2012/2013 while in secondary school. Ty Style is an exciting talent, he is hardworking, determined, and creative and has graced the biggest stage in Nigeria including Felabration (3years in a row), One Lagos Fiesta, Nigerian beer fest, a couple of radio tours and interviews, school, interstate tours and many more still to come.
One of his biggest assets is the unique way he delivers his verses and his ability to write positive messages in his lyrics. Throughout the EP, his tone and mood is positive something you don’t get to see these days with artists. This new EP Motivate Urself is a testament to the enormous potential he has. The 7 song Track E.P is a heavy dose of Afro-beat mixed with a mad street vibe.
You can find him on Instagram @iamtystyle. He’s currently under the management of Swaggsmayor_ent.
If you were listening to Rap music in Nigeria around the early 2000s’ you must have come across Mtrill. He was a household name in Port Harcourt at the time and was winning huge awards like channel O music video awards ahead of his Lagos counterparts like D-Banj and Tubaba just to mention a few. He is one that many rappers in PH looked up to at a certain point in their careers. M-trill and Rheymophoebus share similar values. They are seasoned emcees and entertainment entrepreneurs with similarities, such as their mutual love for hip-hop and an undying passion for seeing their industry grow and thrive.
The project was produced by Xblaze, recorded mixed and mastered by Ex-O, artistically directed by Psalmurai and A&R’d by Ms. Rae @3131 connect.
The Calibre EP is a celebration of life and the struggles of everyday living. The project was designed to touch fans and listeners in specific uplifting and introspective ways while still showing skills on the mic, but, more importantly, Calibre is also an Ode to B-Elect, a community leader in the Nigerian hip-hop industry that passed away a few months ago (RIP).
USA based Nigerian Afro-beat Artist T-ME Singsong releases his first body of work titled Take II. According to T-ME, this is a second opportunity for him to fulfill his dreams through music and he is going to make the most of it.
The much anticipated Take II features an impressive list of collaborations that includes Vector, Junior boy, Afrorolls, Mr. Duke, and Rilo. The album is surely going to leave you astonished.
I would like to present to you one of Africa’s best female lyricists. I heard her verse on Khaligraph Jones Khali Cartel 2 Cypher, and there are only a few that can match her lyrical ability. After listening to Khali Cartel 2, I decided to follow up on her.
Xtatic whose real name is Gloria Edna Nyabange is a Super talented Kenyan Hip-Hop musician and songwriter. The former Sony Music Africa artist has been around for a while dropping songs with the likes of the South African Hip-hop top dog A.K.A under Sony music Africa but left the music scene to concentrate on life in general. She made a comeback just recently on Khaligraph Jone’s Khali Cartel and followed it up with her Tatu E.P which is made of 3 amazing songs featuring KDaGr8.
The songs on Tatu were actually just more personal to talk about my growth and all ever since Sony Music. I’m actually currently trying to put a team together. I had to let go of my last team because they really had a small, rather local, vision, given the type of music I’m yet to release. So I’m really trying to build at the moment. Get investment and all that, Xtatic said to me.
The E.P was released in August 2019
I often wonder why African female emcees struggle at Longevity. The likes of Sasha, Eva, Muna were once the darlings of African Hip-hop only to disappear from the radar a few years later. Could it be that the system is just not supportive enough of Female acts? We at mazifeanyidotcom believes she is one of the best things to happen to Hip-hop music and has the chance to be the best that ever did it in Africa if she can focus on putting out more materials. The skill and talent is unquestionable.
Jeremiah Hartman best known by his stage name “Dierre” is an artist and songwriter originally from Detroit, MI but raised in Indianapolis, IN. With over 1.3k followers on Instagram and over 6.1k Apple Music streams since May 23, 2019, Dierre has had an excessive rise in his fan base. He’s collaborated with artists and producers such as Aura, Rock Tc, Fredo and many more. He currently has one EP out titled “Chosen Few” and 2 Singles titled Heart N Soul and Marvelous all with respectable numbers on all platforms.
“Learned to channel the resentment I had towards my father into my writing and the rest became history” __ Dierre.
Legendary Boombap producer IIIgod teams up with Disciple of Hip-hop music Timi Kei to deliver one of the most insightful L.P’s of all time. The album circles around elevating above hardship, addiction, and depression. Both collaborators are originally from Port Harcourt, PH for short.
Port Harcourt is known for breeding some of the best Artists Nigeria has ever seen, as the political and social climate of the city is a haven to breed conscious minds. Listen to Soul Soup as TImi Kei takes us through his struggles with drug addiction which resulted in a strong connection with God.
“Firetape is a series of many projects we will be put out moving forward, it’s a place where I express my deepest imaginations and my immediate reality. My team called this tape “The Champ” based on their experience grinding and winning with me every day, I never say NO to a challenge. We all have to constantly strive to be Champions, that’s literally the only way to improve our industry and society as a whole. The Champ is one of many fire tapes to come, we are also releasing some afrobeat, dancehall, and other genres including another EP before the end of the year. As long as I have a voice, you will always hear from the champ”.
Production credit: All songs were written, produced, mixed, and mastered by Papyfire (Ibidapo-Obe Oluwaseun).