The fresh music show produced by Elife Africa examins the newest and freshest Afro-beat music videos that have been released within the week. Find your favorite music videos on “The fresh music Show”
The music business is a very lucrative business. Revenues can stack up quickly and profit can run into millions of dollars, but it is also a pretty unpredictable business and many artists are unable to reach their full potential mainly due to the fact that they do not have the capital to cover the expenses associated with running a healthy music business. This is the reason companies such as Pinaza records take the initiative to set up structures that can ensure the success of talented youths in Nigeria.
Pinaza Records is owned by Architect, businessman, Philanthropist, and renowned human rights activist Chief Piniki Azaiye. The company launched in 2019 with the aim of taking artists in the Niger-delta to the next level. They have been involved in numerous entertainment-related projects in the Niger-delta already including The Homecoming of Elvis Poko which was hosted in conjunction with Africa Magic, The Pinaza unveiling which featured Harrysong, Niger-delta Ijaw day and award night in conjunction with alterplate records and Wafftv, and more recently, the Wizkid live in Warri concert that failed to hold due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
So far, the label has 4 artists on its roster who have already put out great singles in the market. They are Austin Okerenkoko aka Shanky Grey, Marvel Genekama popularly known as Vhino Kama, Gideon Ebipade known as Darlingrind, and Lizberg whose real names are Lisbon Awiki. Listen to the first set of songs put out by the newly signed Pinaza record artists below.
Pinaza records is managed by Darlington Isiayei.
The South-south region of Nigeria is not only known for its oil wealth but it is also recognized for the number of amazing talents the region has produced. Shanky Grey, real name Austin Okerenkoko is a talented Highlife and Afro-pop musician who hails from Warri, an industrious city in the southern part of Nigeria. Shanky as he is often called brings with him a unique sound that he would like to showcase to the world. Currently signed to Pinaza Records, he has been in the spotlight since the news of his recording deal became public.
His new single “No other” reminds me of songs like Mami water by victor Owifo and “Yellow sisi” by cardinal Rex Lawson during the good old days of Highlife music. No other has all the signs of a great riverine Jam and is expected to perform well on chats across the globe especially in the Southern oil-rich cities of the Niger-delta.
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Indianapolis’s own Tha Vicious and Bowy Rude release a very compelling piece of work. Bowyrude, who was recently interviewed slammed the organizers about not being nominated for Afrique Entertainment Awards but promised to go home with plenty of awards in the next edition.
Watch this new single featuring Bowyrude titled “Dow Dow Dow”
The female vixen took it to another level
2020 has been a really difficult year for creatives. Therefore, we should throw our support behind artists like vibetone who are putting out good music at this time.
New Jersey based Afro-beat brand vibetone is out with a new song titled “Oskambo”. Vibetone is riding on the wave created by his previous singles as he follows up with a very catchy vibe. Oskambo is a blend of Afro-beat and high-life elements fused together by DXL his usual collaborator.
When I do get a hold of him, I definitely want to know the meaning of Oskambo but you can make up your own meaning by listening attentively to the song.
Listen and leave a comment on Vibetone’s new song below
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.
Listen to Marmalade below
We spent a full day in the studio with a big-time Afro-beat artist from Indiana USA called Afrorolls @afrorolls . We were looking to understand his music-making process and see how he comes up with amazing tunes. it was a time well spent! Good food, plenty of alcohol and music is a recipe for long life.
Check out the summary of our stay with Afrorolls as he continues to stack up good music. We are glad to be a part of the process for slow wine and we can’t wait for it to drop.
Elvis Tha main Ace is a broadcaster and a media person who has been in the media for several years and has worked for top media houses like Cosmo FM, Rhythm Fm, Cool FM and is currently head of Station at Sound city radio in the garden city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He is also the owner and founder of Offthachain entertainment, where he nurtures and manages talents.
Elvis Tha main Ace presents PH Levels, a podcast that serves to shine the spotlight on the entertainment industry in one of Nigeria’s most vibrant cities. PH Levels features interviews from some of the leading artists in the south-south city of Port Harcourt.
Seyi is a Nigerian portrait and wedding photographer based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. He took up photography professionally in 2018 after learning from self-paced web tutorials on “The YouTube Varsity”, this coupled with mentoring sessions and internships with established photographers helped him blossom into one of the finest talents in Indianapolis.
His love for the old arts, paintings, details, emotions, and color spectrums is what inspires and reflects in the dexterity with which he shoots lifestyle and portraits. “I love weddings! From the love that flows through the air, to the cheery tinged emotions, to the artistically placed food and of course, and the incredible party! Wedding photography allows me to put all other forms of photography (Portraits, Documentary, Lifestyle, Product, etc.) together to tell a beautiful love story”..he said
“If I’m not shooting, I’m most likely out exploring food, (no, I’m not a foodie, haha), learning new stuff about photography, playing video games, or just chilling on a couch listening to audiobooks,” he continued
It’s been nothing but brilliant pixel-perfect beauty. Check out some of Seyi’s photos below
If you consider being Seyi’s next client please follow @official_seymour
It has become a tradition to see artists release a song for their fans on their birthday. This new trend adds spice to the occasion and gives both the celebrant and their followers something to remember on their special day.
First of all, Happy birthday to Mosunmola Jooda also known as Mowealth; A business mogul and entrepreneur of Nigerian origin who resides in the USA. Mowealth is the CEO of MoeCosmetics and the founder of LabMos Global Foundation. As a lover of gospel music and a member of the choir at the celestial church of God, Hephzibah Parish, Indianapolis, USA. Mowealth has collaborated with fellow gospel artist Gabzy to release a praise song on her birthday.
Gabzy is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Ondo state Nigeria. The song title “Ore Ofe” which means “Grace” came about as my own appreciation to the most high for being here for 3 decades.
We are wishing her a Happy Birthday and successes in all her endeavors.