T – Music always seems to blow our minds away when he puts out music. With lovers day around the corner, he just released the perfect Valentine’s day song. His last single Me & you is a favorite on the website and I have no doubts that this single will surpass the achievements of the previous.
T-Music is a young musician and songwriter from Malawi who lives in the United States of America. He released his debut single a few months back and From the quality of the sounds he has put out so far, I can confidently say that he will soon be touring the world’s biggest stages. He has a great future.
As Music continues to cross borders, more Nigerian artists and producers are beginning to find more reasons to collaborate with their American counterparts. We have seen this on the mainstream level and now we are beginning to see this at all levels of music. The latest of such collaborations is between Dub Bulloh; an American Rapper based in Atlanta and Apena Akeem Abiola popularly known as Akodaz; A Nigerian Afrobeat producer based in Lagos who is on the verge of going International.
These are the type of collaborations we encourage and want to see more of in 2020.
He (Akodaz) produced tracks 5,8,17 &19 on the album “Turning Music Into Money” and also featured on Track 5 titled ” Easy” alongside CHIZEEPHYZEE. “ It’s a great honor to be a part of this international album project. I got the chance to produce four songs and also getting featured on the album, this is really cool,” said Akodaz.
DJ Baddo is arguably the most hardworking DJ at the moment. He puts out numerous Mixtapes a month, one word to describe him is relentless. He is definitely top 5 DJ’s in Nigeria based on his current form.
This time he drops another vicious mix dedicated to Naira Marley – Arguably Nigeria’s most relevant act at the moment. I was at a party in the USA where the presiding DJ played over an hour of music without playing a song by Naira Marley. It did not take long before the crowd led by a certain Bigdemmy ; Leader of Marlians in Indianapolis started Chanting Marlians! Marlians!. From there henceforth, the DJ had no choice but to play Naira Marley songs back to back. You should have seen the crowd, they went wild!
@BigDemmie – Leader of the Marlians in Indianapolis USA
Naira Marley has a strong movement going for him, and he has built himself a solid and fanatic fan base. It was all carefully crafted, it all started with putting out big singles and being on huge collaborations and putting out new dance moves. It all came together when he got accused of Fraud and arrested by the EFCC. This was the singular action that made him a household name and able to gather a core fan base, he became the most searched Nigerian artist on google at the time and built a fanatic fan base comparable to the club football fans in Nigeria.
DJ Baddo puts together some of Naira Marley’s strongest singles over the past few years and this is dedicated to the Marlians
Remember the time when Ragga music was the face of Nigerian music. I am talking about the early 90s up to the early 2000s. The likes of Blacky, Raskimono, Marvellous Benji, Azadus, just to mention a few set every stage ablaze. That era slowly gave way to the new school wave – what we term today as Afro-beat. Ragga is a derivate of Reggae music from Jamaica and the rest of the Carribean.
Real name Daniel Okwudili Offor, Jah Kissmen is a Ragga artist from Nigeria. He started having the flare for music in 1992 when he started listening to a combination of Ragga acts from Jamaica like Buju Banton. He released an album in 2001 titled “Come back ah Yard” under the Stage name Natty Kissmen (A name he later modified to Jah Kissmen).
In 2015, Jah Kissmen migrated from his Native Nigeria and came to search for greener pastures in the USA. According to him, he had to forgo music for a while trying to settle into his new environment. ¨The dream of being a Musician never died, I kept the fire burning¨. The opportunity to get back to my music came back in 2019 when i met Tyler Tony a producer from Indianapolis. He recorded the song “Butterfly girl” which has effectively set him back on the path of his musical journey.
It is not an easy road and we are glad to see Jah Kissmen back on track after an almost 19 years exodus from music. Butterfly girl is a love song that is delivered in a Ragga style and reminds me of an era when music was mature and full of strong messages.
Nigerian multi award-winning disc jockey, DJ Baddo kick start the new year with a new banging gospel Mixtape titled “Praise & Worship Mix”. “Praise & Worship Mix” contains all the gospel songs you’ll need in praising and worshiping God for all He has done and doing in our lives.
You’re definitely going to be up on your feet dancing all through the duration of the mix. We wish you a happy New year !
01• Tim Godfrey Ft Travis Greene – Nara
02• Mercy Chinwo – Excess Love
03• Nathaniel Bassey – Onise Iyanu
04• Eben – God All By Your Self
05• Joepraize – Mighty God
06• Prospa Ochimana Ft Osinachi Nwachukwu – Ekwueme
07• Tope Alabi x Ty Bellow – Logan Ti O De
08• Steve Crown – You Are Yahweh
09• David G – Yahweh
10• Sinach – Way Maker
11• David G – My Trust Is In You
12• Gabriel Eziashi – Aka Jehovah
13• Ada – Only You Jesus
14• Frank Edwards – Ebube
15• Flavour – Most High
16• Mercy Chinwo – Omekannaya
17• Chris Morgan – Often As I Breath
18• Monique – Power Flow
19• Nathaniel Bassey – Olowogbogboro
20• Joepraize – Unchangeable
21• Merch Chinwo – Chinedum
22• Sonnie Badu – Baba Reprise
23• Eben – Jesus At The Centre
24• Steve Crown – You Are Great
25• Mark T Ft Frank Edwards – Chukwu Obioma
26• Ada – Jesus
27• Joepraize – Joy Overflow
28• Nathaniel Bassey – Hallelujah Eh
29• Eben – Victory
30• Gods Will Otuonye – Hey My God Is Good
31• Uche Agu – Eh Eh My God Is Good O
32• Eben – Darling Jesus
33• Frank Edward – Okaka
34• Pat Uwaje King – Eze
35• Testimony – Igara
We promised in 2019 that we will unveil some dope Afrobeat artists who are plying their trade in the United States of America. In continuation of that promise, we present Vibetone, an extraordinarily gifted Afrobeat Artist making it big in New Jersey USA.
Adeniji Samuel Adedolapo, known by his stage name Vibetone, is a US-based Nigerian singer and songwriter. He began his professional music career in 2013. His first contact with music was as an artiste manager back in 2012/2013 in the University of Ilorin, where he was managing an artiste named “Fayed” and working on a couple of his projects. This offered him the experience of working with Artistes such as Oladips, Demmie Vee, and Enigma tunes to mention a few. Vibetone’s music comes from his roots and origin, which is Yoruba. He also includes a bit of English and Igbo to complete the fusion.
Vibetone admits that growing up in the OJudu area of Lagos remains one of his greatest sources of motivation and Inspiration. Living in the Ogba-Ojodu area of Lagos with my family made an indelible mark on me, says Vibetone. Vibetone is definitely one of the acts resident in the USA that we will be following closely throughout the course of the year.
Listen to two of his most recent singles and Watch the video to Pami below
African Music is about to take over 2020. Sao polo goes hard with this collaboration with N’sourath and Goite baba. These represent the very best in music from Benin republic – A rich West African Nation just West of Nigeria.
The Two West African Nations share a lot of similarities. The demographic, culture and the Yoruba Language are similar to both nations so it’s no surprise that the music may sound the same.
Listen below to these young fast-rising acts out of Benin Republic and tell us what you think.
To many Rap listeners in Nigeria, this is the Favorite period of the year as we are always looking forward to The 9ja rap up by Psalmurai. He does this every years, he takes all the significant events that occurred in the past year and makes a beautiful rap song out of it. Unfortunately, rumor has it that he may be calling it quits after this year episode… I hope not because no one can do it better.
Samuel Usman Achema, better known by his stage name – Psalmurai, released his first official mixtape titled “Grind Finale(the mixtape is better than your album“, hosted by NOD in Dec 2010. He is a member of the Kalifate (Dasuki, Animus, and Psalmurai) now known as The Brand. He released another body of work in 2017: BLTN The EP, Produced and Hosted by MHP. He is also known for his yearly Rap-Ups where he picks a beat and blesses it with lyrics, talking about the main events of the year; “2019 Naija Rap Up” is the latest of the series.
Le Nouveau Morceau intitulé JAMAIS de Mardo est le fruit d’une collaboration avec L’artiste BeninoRuisse Du nom Kabir Trey suite à son passage au bled lui et Mardo ce sont donner Rendez-vous au studio pour donner naissance à ce morceau rempli de mélodie qui nous parle de la motivation
The New Piece titled JAMAIS (NEVER) by Mr. Mardo is the fruit of a collaboration with the BeninoRuisse artist by the name Kabir Trey while he was on vacation in Benin. Mardo and Kabir Trey set up an appointment in the kitchen (studio) and that meeting gave birth to this motivational piece filled with melody.
We love this collaboration. Let us know what you think
I want to welcome you to the first post of 2020. This is officially the first song on the website for 2020 and What a time to release a song! Amid all the celebrations, champagne popping, and dining I cannot believe that people are still working relentlessly to put out products. Mr. Icey starts off the year with this new song titled “On the low”. The last time Mr. Icey released a song was early in the summer when he served us the video to his smash single Shut down.
On the low is a heavy afrobeat tune laced by Teekay Witty one of Davido’s producers credited for producing the track wonder woman for Davido and several other Davido, HKN, and DMW songs.