Saturday, 19 September 2020

Fresh Prince Out With A New Banging Single “Sorry”

Fast rising Nigerian Afropop artiste Adewale Damilola David who goes by the stage name Fresh Prince Lomo is not allowing the CoronaVirus pandemic which has immensely affected the entertainment industry to slow him down. The talented artiste just released a new melodious single “Sorry”.

According to Fresh Prince, “the year 2020 started on high a note and came with a whole lot of big dreams and expectations before the CoronaVirus pandemic struck and ended up to disrupt plans of many people across the world. The music industry was not spared and like they used to say, “the show must go on”, this was the reason why I had to hit the studio with my producer to work on various songs, and we eventually settled to release “Sorry”.”

Fresh Prince was born in Agege a Lagos sub-urb in Nigeria, the lifestyle and hustles associated with the environment influenced his style of music. He started as a member of a music group from Agege, called YSG  before going solo.

In 2013, Fresh Prince’s music journey took a huge turn when he met ace producer, Bazetubeatz who became a brother and inspiration. Fresh Prince got signed to his Gifted Hands Music in 2017.

Fresh Prince was one of the 30 lucky artistes who featured in the 2nd cohort of emPawa Africa Program packaged by Mr Eazi. The emPawa Africa Program is a talent incubator that provides emerging artists with the tools, startup funding and mentorship to become artist-entrepreneurs.

He was also one of the 5 winners selected in the Mavin Records sensational singer, Korede Bello’s “Joko” challenge which earned him a collaboration spot on the song.

Fresh Prince who sometimes fuses Trap with the popular Nigerian music genre, Fuji has to his credit, hit singles such as “What’s Up”, “Damilola”, “They Love The Way’ featuring 9ice, Connect among others.

Glo-powered African Voices celebrates Tiwa Savage, Gambian female act

Kele Kele Love crooner,  Tiwa Savage, and Gambia's kora icon, Sona Jobarteh, are being featured on this weekend's CNNAfrican Voices Changemakers sponsored by Globacom.

Highly prolific Tiwa Savage kicked off her musical career as backup singer for A-listers such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige.

Renowned for her eclectic mix of Afrobeat ,  hip-hop and pop, Tiwa dropped her maiden  album Once Upon a Time  in 2013 and thereafter supported it with seven singles: "Kele Kele Love", "Love Me (3x)", "Without My Heart", "Ife Wa Gbona", "Folarin", "Olorun Mi" and "Eminado". The album was nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and for Best R&B/Pop Album at The Headies 2014.

Among many others, Tiwa won Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, becoming the first woman to win in that category. She also won the Best Female West Africa Award in 2017 and 2018, and the Soundcity MVP Award for African Video of the Year in 2020. 

She  has shown appreciable interest  in youth empowerment and breast cancer screening projects and has raised funds to build schools in Nigeria.

On her part,  Sona Jobarteh, is a multi-instrumentalist who plays the cello, guitar  and traditional  kora which is a 21-stringed harp-like instrument. She is also  a composer.

Born in 1983, Jobarteh is the first female professional kora player to come from a  family of celebrated griots. She attended the Royal College of Music in the United Kingdom where she studied cello, piano and harpsichord. She also went to the Purcell School of Music, England, to study Composition.

Her debut album was Afro-Acoustic Soul replete with songs about bittersweet love and social thematic concerns.

African Voices is broadcast on Saturday on DSTV channel 401 at  5.30 p.m. and is repeated on  Sunday at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m.,12.30 p.m. and  6.30 p.m. and on Monday at 5.30 a.m.

Oritsefemi Drops New Song "GBEDU"

The talented singer also known as Musical Taliban released a new single, GBEDU this week. The song which is already on all digital platforms is a dance track that suits all occasions and weather. 


Oritsefemi, a multiple awards winner in his remarks mentioned that this is the time we have to celebrate ourselves and thank God for being alive today as a result of COVID-19 lockdown that made lots of people to stay indoor since March. 


In his statement, he stated that, “We have to thank God . Nigerians and the world at large have lost many people during COVID-19. Glory be to God, we are still alive, we have to celebrate this. I want to keep my fans lively; there are lots of challenges in the world today. Gbedu, my new song will definitely make my fans ease down the worries. I know this will go far. Oritsefemi fans all over the world will enjoy it”.


The song was produced by Hyceinth for MSN Gang , Arogunmenite Sounds.


Another song, “Greatest” that will also blow your mind will also be released by this weekend. 


“Greatest” was produced by Vstix and mixed by Brain.



Friday, 28 August 2020

Jhehlah Is Set To Unleash Feel-Good Music “Short Skirt”

With each passing day, Afrobeats is successfully penetrating the global music market. As of today, more than ever before, the Nigerian top-dog A-list musicians have had more international music collaborations that have flooded the airwaves to the amusement of the audience. But there's more feel-good music that is about to be unleashed from new artistes like Jhehlah. With his songs rooted in Nigerian and Ghanian pop and highlife nuances, and backed by international production and management standards, Jhehlah will take the music industry by storm. His new single “Short Skirt” is due out in the coming days.

King Kennedy Oliver, is a native of Abia state, born in Lagos, and had some years growing up in Ghana. That could explain why his music has an epic undercurrent of both countries. "I'm a 90ies baby that learned how to survive from the streets. As I worked hard to survive, music came to my rescue. In that darkness, I found my light and that was the beginning of my shine which I am bringing to the industry." 

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

K1 Blazes Another Trail With New EP Fuji The Sound

In another grand arrival of what he is known for, music icon and grandmaster of the Fuji music genre, King Wasiu Olasunkanmi Marshal has just proved it again that he is not just a leader but a trail blazer in the fuji music world with his latest effort aptly titled  'Fuji The Sound'.
This time around, K1 went deep into his repository of his musical acumen to bring out the much anticipated digital version of the new work (Extended Play) that dropped on the 21 of August 2020.
What made this new musical work different is that for the first time In the world of Fuji music, songs can now be streamed via digital platforms like Boomplay, iTunes and other digital stations unlike before, when Fuji music is all about stage performances and albums.
 The well packaged  EP  has tracks like the lovely tune of 'Awade' , to the up-tempo beat of 'Maajo Nisho', the soul lifting track of 'Thinking About You', the melodious 'Omo Naija', and the classic ADE ORI OKIN, will definitely give you a listening pleasure and keep you well entertained.
The undisputed Mayegun of Yoruba land featured hip hop giant like Teni Makanaki and Toby Grey in the new EP which was produced by international entertainment personality, Bankuli and beat making king, Mystro.