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.
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.