T-ME singsong is out with another impressive tune titled “Asotele” . The Nigerian bred Afrobeat singer who lives in the United States of America has been relentless with these releases over the last few months, taking his fans on an exciting musical journey thus far.

Unlike his previous singles which are heavily Afrobeat inspired, Asotele Asotele is inspired by the new Amapiano vibe that originates from the Southern part of Africa. “Asotele” was first leaked by a top DJ from Indianapolis, DJ Drey a few weeks ago so we already had an idea what type of impact this song will make in the USA. The official release date was April 2nd and the song is now available world-wide on all platforms. Listen to “Asotele” below. It has the potential to be his biggest release so far.

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Oluwatimileyin is an extremely talented artist, one that we have spoken about a couple times on this blog. He is a Nigeria who has lived a significant portion of his life in the USA, hence he calls his music Afro-Americo; A sound that is a heavy fusion of Afro-beat and the new Alte wave sweeping across Nigeria.

Oluwatimileyin has just put out his body of work titled My God. My Family. My Universe which according to him is “tells the story of building a successful relationship between a man and a woman by following the teachings based on the spiritual values of God and Jesus Christ”. One of our favorite tracks off this project is “Busayo”. This awesome wedding song reminds me so much of the butterflies in your belle when you find a soulmate. This body of work pulls together prominent artists like Stella Labelle, Timmy Rochy, Mr. Duke, T-ME Singsong, and Olufolarin. They all add enormously to the weight and value of the project. Listen to “Busayo” below and also click the link to buy the entire body of work.

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One time for the one time. Let me first say a massive Happy Birthday to one of USA’s most prominent Afro-beat DJs in the person of DJ Drey. As part of ways to mark his birthday today Jan 26th, DJ Drey releases a banging single titled “Lagbo Drey” featuring T-ME Singsong – A prominent USA based Nigerian artist who has risen through the ranks from the streets of Lagos to lighting up shows and parties in and around Indiana, USA. He is highly respected and is emerging as one of the most important figures in the Afro-music scene in USA. Lagbo Drey is definitely going to make it to a lot of parties and playlists not just because it is owned by a DJ but because it really gets you grooving soon as the song comes on.

The song comes with a very well put together visualizer.  We would like to use this opportunity to wish DJ Drey aka Osha Pranpran a Happy Birthday and a healthy and successful 2021. The song also features a shout out to notable USA personalities like Ashipa and Sola Infinity of Club Kalakutah. Watch & download Lagbo Drey below

 

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2020 was a very tumultuous year for all. In the USA, the year started very normal until news broke about suspected cases of Covid19 discovered in the USA, which was up till that point a “Chinese” problem. The USA went on to become the number one host for the virus and the rest is history. However, the global pandemic that ensured caused millions of people to lose their lives , shut down a lot of businesses, and crippled the normal day to day activities for people all over the world. One can argue that artists and entertainers were the most affected because these people basically make all their money from touring, but with the grounding of flights in airports across the world , it meant no income for artists.

Surprisingly , there was still a reasonable amount of activity in the music industry, artists turned to streaming services for income which led to a more than anticipated amount of albums and EPs being released. In Indianapolis, a few artists had a very strong year and here are the nine artists that had a very solid 2020.

9. Oluwatimileyin

Oluwatimileyin keeps impressing us long after we first stumbled on his work and projects. The Nigerian artist from Indianapolis USA released several compelling singles in 2020 which cumulated in the release of his Debut EP titled “The first Epistle of Oluwatimileyin” . A videographer by trade , he is also making sure his videos match the vibe of his singles and projects. His hard work has earned him a spot on this list. We are looking forward to his sophomore EP and listening party.

8. Rilo

Rilo had a very productive  year starting off with the release of his “Out of the blue” EP around the second quarter of the year. The impressive EP showed a lot of growth and versatility from the young Afrobeat artist and endeared him to Afrobeat faithful’s in Indianapolis . His sound bore a close similarity to that of the original Afrobeat sound created by Fela Kuti in the early 70s.The high point of 2020 for Rilo came when he lent his voice to the End sars protest in Nigeria, the song and the video went viral.

7. Hamzy west

Hamzy west started the year quite strong with the release of his single and then followed it up with the release of the music video much later in the year. We were really expecting to see much more from Hamzy west but his EP was pushed to the first quarter of 2021. Hamzy west also made some very meaningful appearances in events and shows for 2020 and earned himself a spot on this list.

6. Timmy Rochy

Timmy Rochy put in a very productive year with the release of singles like “Dem say” and “International Kondo” alongside T-ME Singsong. His self titled EP has been in the works for while and the tracklist reveals massive singles featuring the likes of Dotman and General Pype. Through out the year, Timmy Rochy was a constant feature in events in and outside Indianapolis while also making appearances at shows and clubs.

5. Bowyrude

This is by far the number one French artist in Indianapolis . The Togolese artists is a regular on chats in Indianapolis and did not disappoint in 2020. The only reason he is not further up the list is the fact that he barely appears in shows and events in Indianapolis USA, hence we are not able to determine how much fans in this city engage with him while on stage . After speaking to him, it looks like this is about to change in 2021 as his management is on the verge of releasing schedules for a few shows and events he will he will be headlining in 2021. He is a multiple award winner in his home country of Togo.

4. Teeklef

Teeklef always seems to be around every year and even in a pandemic year with all the distractions around he still able to put in a very impressive year comparable with previous years. His music videos “A prayer for Black America” detailing the social injustice and the struggles of the black man in USA, which was released during the George Floyd protest and another single “Wanting” featuring Camerudeboy really shaped the music scene in Indiana USA in 2020. He also released a Joint album titled “NonZeroSum” with Skypp and played a huge part in Afrorolls massive single “Trianna”.

3. Afrorolls

Afrorolls had a hugely successful year with the release of his “Don Corleone” EP. We were not only impressed with the content of the EP but we were also taken aback on how organized the entire process was. From the photoshoot to the actual release party Afrorolls managed to pull off the “Don Corleone” look. Wizkid’s longtime Producer and friend Samklef was also in Indianapolis, USA to witness the release of the EP. Afrorolls continues to set the pace and set trends with his music.

2. Olawalekentucky

We were particularly impressed with Olawalekentucky this year. He seemed to have gotten a lot of things right with his Branding in 2020. The Brand is looking Prim and proper. He also packs a crowd and is able to fill up descent sized event halls and venues. This is something you cannot take for granted. His Publicity skills is far superior to what i expect from a local artist in Indiana, and if there is one thing we learnt from Olawalekentucky this year, it is the ability to keep your fans entertained and thrilled on social media. He has by far one of the most engaging social media pages in Indianapolis and is attracting a lot of business to himself. He also appeared in multiple paid events in 2020.

  1. T-ME Singsong

In our opinion T-ME singsong had the strongest year in 2020 releasing his much anticipated “Take II” EP and moving on to become the most booked artist in Indianapolis for 2020. One can argue that while many artists were refusing to be booked for events , T-ME and his team were busy scheduling events, but the truth is that the number of private shows and parties T-ME Singsong was booked for shows how much his influence has grown in the city and how much people crave for his music. He also released strong singles like “Low” and “international Kondo” while featuring in almost everyone’s project. “Holiday” by Zarnotti and “Tonight” by Mr. Carter are some of the most notable. His “Superwoman” video featured top business women from the city of Indianapolis.

Tell us below who you think Indiana’s strongest artist for 2020 is and also name artists we may not have added to the list.

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From the very moment we heard T-ME Singsong’s Take II EP we knew this was a song that could open doors for T-ME Singsong. We are so happy to announce that his team has done the right thing in putting together a video for this song. This definitely signifies greater things to come.

Superwoman is a Track off his Take II EP that has taken the African community in Indianapolis USA by storm. T-ME singsong is a Nigerian Producer, Singer, and Songwriter from Indianapolis Indiana USA. He is probably the most booked African Artist in the city of Indianapolis at the moment. Click play to watch the full video below.

The video was directed by Mazifeanyi and was shot, edited and color graded by Atlantiz studio.

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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.

2020 has been a massive year for the Agege bred Superwoman crooner regardless of the fact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had a sweeping effect on all of mankind. The Sensational Afro-beat gem from Indianapolis USA successfully released his Take II E.P at the tail end of 2019 and is now following that up with an impressive new single titled “Low”.

Obanla Babatunde popularly known as T-ME Singsong is one of the most hardworking and consistent Afro-beat artists from this part of the USA.  Recently, he was a guest in our Interview series “The Rapport”, where he told us about the urge to keep setting the bar high and keep coming at his fans with great music and content. He also challenged Afro-beat artists in different parts of America to up their game.

“Low” is a vibrant mid-tempo jam produced by Spiritual. It will definitely make your playlist. Just hit the play button below

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Rapport brings you high profile celebrities and sought-after brands who are making history in the entertainment industry and other related fields in the United States of America. This program is produced and edited by renowned photographer and videographer Bree Daniels and it is brought to you courtesy Mazifeanyi USA, LLC.

 

Ijoba Jimmy Inc. — A company owned by popular Agege boy and illustrative content creator Ijoba Jimmy has released the official single of its artists tagged “chop life”. Chop Life is the company’s first offering in the music industry and it brings together two of their most promising acts Ijoba Jimmy and Sanny Blaze. As a graphic artist, Ijoba Jimmy has worked for popular musicians like Lhi Frosh, Junior boy, Zinoleesky, Sean Dampte, T-ME Singsong just to mention a few.

Sanny Blaze on the other hand carries a huge responsibility on his shoulders, the street disciple is expected to be the next big thing to come out of the streets of Agege; one of the most popular suburbs in Lagos. Going by his vocal dexterity and writing capabilities, we are sure he will be able to live up to the massive hype and expectations. Choplife is a feel-good song with good lyrics written by Ijoba Jimmy and Sanny blaze.

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Top Agege producer Chilly Ace mixed it.

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Business Mogul and entertainment entrepreneur Zarnorty brings together two of Indiana’s finest Afro-beat acts Afrorolls and T-ME Singsong on this summer vibe. T-ME Singsong was recently in the news for the release of his much-anticipated Take II EP, while Afrorolls has held back the release of several of his works due to the impact of the Corona-virus on the entertainment industry.

The music scene is beginning to start back up and the summertime is such a great time to release a holiday track. It is even better when you consider that the entire country (USA) is in a public holiday mood as America celebrates her independence in less than 24hrs. Listen to Holiday below and make sure you share and leave a comment.

Holiday

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The track is produced by Ransom and co-produced by Doystks
Colonel Tyemmy mixed and mastered the track.