Thursday, February 28, 2013

NEW VIDEO: Wizkid – Azonto

And this is the visual to that joint you've being dancing to for almost a year now!

Video was directed by Moe Musa and was shot in the UK with the best Azonto moves! Are you ready?

Just download below!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

D'banj Reveals Artwork for New Album

"D Kings Men", DKM is the latest album from D'banj scheduled to launch officially on March 30 but a presale' starts this Friday, March 1.

A unique album cover artwork was revealed recently and shows there's a lot to anticipate.
The album is reportedly a record label compilation album featuring the 3 DB Records' acts – Kay Switch, D'Banj and J. Sol and will feature the long-awaited "Scapegoat Remix" with Kanye West.

D'Banj tweeted:
Thank u all for the Long they say the patient dog eats the fattest bone.FOOD is ready DB RECORDS PRESENTS IT's 1st OFFICIAL ALBUM!

Y'all anticipate!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Davido - Gobe

HKN Ganghead, Davido starts the year with a BANG as he drops his first single in 2013 alongside its visuals!

This one is another sweet mid-tempo joint titled 'Gobe'.
Check it out. Not bad.



Burna Boy Ill & Hospitalized!

Burna Boy has been hospitalized due to an unknown illness not announced to the media.
All shows and appearances for Burna Boy this week has been canceled till he gets better.

Source: NGTrends.

I wish you a quick recovery bro!

You can download Burna's latest effort below:

Touch Your Toes Rmx. Ft. Dammy Krane, Olamide and Vector:

Denrele Edun's Emotional Tribute To Goldie

My super star friend sways away and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says "she's gone"...Gone where?

Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as gorgeous now as when last I saw her.
Her slightly disappearing figure and total loss from my sight is in me, not in her.
And just at that moment, when someone at my side says she's gone, there are others who are watching her coming over their horizon and other voices take up a glad shout - There she comes! That is what dying is - An horizon and just the limit of our sight.

My lifeline, my lexicon, Therapist and support system…we have known lots of pleasure, at times endured pain, we have lived in the sunshine and walked in the rain. I had acute malaria (was shaking terribly) but performed "skibobo" with you at the Industry Night and Loud&Proud show; I sprained my ankle but still shot your three videos in a row in S/A.
I left my family house and moved in with you and your family right after all the Big Brother Africa madness, I did all the damage control….

I fought every organizer simply cos I wanted you on the bill with me and split my show earnings with you, I dragged you to the American Embassy even if it meant I had to get up at 4am. I endured negative criticism because shallow minds couldn't comprehend your brand essence – I started wearing block heels (you got me the most fabulous pair of Jeffrey Campbells) and I damned the consequences. I recorded the reality show "Tru Friendship" with you because you went on and on about it and I wanted to please you.
I have been your fierce-alter ego in all your videos, I have fought your fights, endured countless eccentric P.As with you…I can go on and on and this is how you leave me?

You chose an eternal sleep over a fabulous life withme? Lest I forget, I ate the entire box of birthday chocolates Bola sent to you!

Phew, I can't type anymore, I'm playing "Good To Me" (always disturbed you to release that song) and my notepad is a misty mass of my never ending tears. So sad when people who give you the best memories, become a memory!

The Goldie I knew, despite your success and worldwide recognition, still wondered, "Am I good enough?" "Am I pretty enough?" "Will they like me?" It was this burden that made you great…And that made you stumble in the end.

Goldie if you can hear me now, you weren't good just good enough – You were abso-frigging-lutely GREAT! You sang the whole damn song without a band- you made the picture of a showbiz star look so perfect!
Your parting has left a void, but I will fit it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss and oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Even though we are separated and for a time apart, I am not alone cos you're forever in my heart. I will move mountains to continue your legacy, I will crash ceilings to spread your good works, I will break barriers to sell your "market" but above all, I will cherish the awesome times we spent together…You will forever be my source of infinity!

We wore the same shoe size and had the same body proportions. You made me start strutting lashes and recall I wore that black dress of yours you never got to wear? No masterpiece can ever match your face!

To everyone reading this piece, let my dear friend rest in peace! Speak no evil about her, she was too good to be true!

I can hear you say to me…Mbirikoko, do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep, Do not stand at my grave and cry…I am not there, I did not die!

-Denrele Edun

Saturday, February 23, 2013



The definitive purpose-built vehicle for the true Hip-hop head;
Str8 Up, Hip-hop is back with the February edition tagged 'Love Jones'.

Although the January re-launch 'State Of the Union Forum' edition was
devoid of the regular features of a typical Str8 Up, Hip-hop event, this
month's 'Love Jones' edition will bring all the exciting features back
and better.

The event is scheduled to hold at 5pm prompt on Saturday, 23rd Feb,
2012 at Koga Studios, Oregun Road, Ikeja!

It will feature the whole nine elements: magnificent graffiti art display, breath-taking Bboy and emcee battle sessions, moving spoken word performances by Efe Paul Azino and Toni Payne with superb DJs; Humility and OZ holding it down on the wheels of steel.
There will also be special guest performances by the ruthless vet, Ill Bliss AKA Dat Ibo Boy and fast rising rapper, Phyno.

The "Love Jones Edition" which will be hosted by veteran femcee,
Blaise, is a production of Now Muzik En.Core in partnership with Beat

Str8 Up, Hip-hop! Celebrate the art form, live the culture!

TGC - Akuma

Once again it's TGC! The phenomenal rappers from Calabar making their debut appearance online with the single 'AKUMA', which has been on heavy rotation in clubs and radio stations across the South of Nigeria.

This banger 'AKUMA' was also well played at the last Calabar Carnival. You'll remember this if you were present. If not, here's your chance to get in on the frenzy.

'AKUMA' has got dope drum kits giving off that Etighi/Azonto feel with beautiful horns and synths that will get anyone moving their hip, legs and shoulders right from the very first second.

Download. Listen up, Share and Comment.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

J.Martins - Good Life

J.Martins is out with this new lovely joint titled 'Good Life'!
The highlife tune machine is not slowing down at all!

Hope you like this one!
Take a listen and drop your comments!


Zoro - Enyi

He is good, he is creative, he is versatile, he is Owoh Chimaobi Chrismathner.

Off the stables of NoTyme Records ZORO a.k.a SwagBag. He is the new face of contemporary Ibo rap whose last single "OBIAGELI" still remains a topic in the East, now he comes up with yet another certified dope joint "ENYI". Produced by Grandmix!

Without burning further time, its about time you took a listen!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013


After listening to this track, we will all agree that high life music lives on with WIZBOYY!
This one is titled WIZOLINGO.
For the non Ibos, 'OLINGO' is a term used to describe 'jollification' and surplus merriment and now u can understand what WIZOLINGO stands for.

Wizolingo is the official single from the forthcoming album titled "TESTIMONEY" which is to be released soon. We have no doubt that Wizolingo is going to turn things up, because when it comes to pure contemporary high life music, Wizboyy has never failed us and he has just proved us right once more!

Very excited about this song and if you are a lover of quality African tunes, this is for you!

The song was also produced by Wizboyy.

Ladies and Gentlemen, join the WIZOLINGO train and lets rock away!!!



Monday, February 18, 2013

Bochan – Curry + Kokombi

John Emmanuel a.k.a Bochan is a talented Nigerian Singer who hails from Cross River state and a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University.

His music influences include Usher Raymond, Bobby Valentino and 2face Idibia.

Here are his two hot new singles 'Kokombi' and 'Curry'.

The two tracks basically express the beauty and true worth of a woman. Over the years women with good cooking skills and a sexy figure have always captured the hearts of many men and are considered to be Wife material...'1000 yards'!.

If you have a lady in your life with any of this qualities then you are most definitely gonna love these tracks.

Listen and Enjoy ! 




Trying to sensationalise Goldie's marital status after her death is sad and an obvious failure on the part of some of the Nigerian press.

It is amazing that our press claims to know so much about the late singer's background. Her father's successful banking career and clergy status, her late mum's exemplary top management banking career and little Susan's involvement in the church. Yet, despite the one thousand and one interviews she granted, nobody seemed to EVER ask her in lifetime howshe got the name HARVEY, since her Dad and Mum don't bear that name.

Investigative journalism is now a thing of the past, only done by people who "are not so busy".
In these days of junk journalism and lazy copying and pasting in the name of 'blogging', it is no surprise that a lot of 'writers' would cast aspersions on her and insinuate a lot of negative things just to drive traffic to their blogs.
They would come up with screaming headlines such as 'Goldie's most hidden secret unveiled as husband shares intimate pictures', 'The many lies of Goldie', 'Goldie and her un-golden side,' 'The many things Goldie did not achieve …we planned to have a child this year – husband', amongst others.

But how many of them would take time to appreciate the woman who was able to successfully separate her marital life from her career? How many would find out if her true friends and close associates knew her marital status but chose to respect the vow of silence? How many would truly want to find out and respect the reason she chose to be silent on her marital status?

Let us be fair, let us be reasonable in trying to commercialise her death on the pages of magazines and blogs. Let's do a little finding out before the next post.
Personally, though I didn't think of her as a great artist, I respected her hustle, I respected her never say die spirit, I respected her desire to succeed, I loved Skibobo Ribobo and was hoping it would make her blow big time.

And before you ask, NO. She was not my friend.

(Written by Oremade, a Lagos-based marketing executive and entertainment enthusiast, can be reached via

Sunday, February 17, 2013

DJ Tan – My Baby Ft. Tick Lips, M-Trill, M-Kaze And Bustique

One of my favorite Port Harcourt OAP's and disc jockey, Ebitan aka DJ TAN (Rhythm 93.7) is out with a brand new joint!

This one is a love song titled 'My Baby' and it features some of Port Harcourts biggest stars,Valentines May be over but love is still in the air!




Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dumex - Applaudise

His name Chukwudumeje Aka Emmanuel, A.K.A Dumex. He is a student of Civil Engineering in Enugu State University of Science and Technology(ESUT).

He's been into music for a long time but started officially in 2008. Music has always been his passion and he proves it effortlessly on this Selebobo produced joint titled 'APPLAUDISE'.

This is a sure joint for the DJ's and dancefloor!



Friday, February 15, 2013

Adasa - Bad Girl (Prod. By Sossick)

Fresh and hot from the studio is another hit from the Enugu, Nigeria based singer and electric performer, ADASA aka NEKUNEK!

This one is titled 'BAD GIRL' and was produced by Sossick and mixed by SeleBobo!

Good music for your listening pleasure!
Take a listen and spread the word.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

NEW MUSIC/VIDEO: Mister Rae + Teck-Zilla - So Long Ft. Ryan Lague

Mister Rae (London based) and Teck-Zilla (Montreal based), founding members of the Str8buttah crew are back with a one off single titled "So Long".

A song that deals with love from a quirky stand point. The single produced by Teck-Zilla is a laid back cut with boom bap-ish drums laced with a spacey/atmospheric background and its something to kick back and relax to.

The track also features Montreal singer Ryan Lague whose pop styled vocals helped add some extra variety to the mix.
Along with the song is a short animation using clips of retro cartoons from the 50s.

A lovely piece I must say...Enjoy!





OluwaCoded - Farabale Rmx

Oluwacoded whose real names are Laseinde Daniel Olusegun is an artiste and a graduate of Bowen University.

Oluwacoded has in the recent past worked with Olamide and video director, Patrick Ellis.

He is back and better for the street with FARABALE on which he features
Pele Pele (YBNL Nation), Jhybo, Baseone and Seriki.



@Oluwacoded @i_am_pelepele @serikiomoowo @baseone1
@jhybo @DJ_BuchiSteve

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

VALENTINE SPECIAL: Spaceman - Another You

Nigeria's best on Air Personality, rapper and singer is out again with this nice love song specially made for the Lover's Day and beyond!

Another you is a song about a lover renewing his/her commitment to the partner. "Regardless of the distractions that might come my way there can't be 'Another You''!

This lovely piece was produced by Aegiz (courtesy of BoogieLoud Music) who also doubles as Spaceman's manager.

Spaceman is fast rising to the top especially with such hot singles as 'Tomboy' which has become a radio and listeners' favorite with a highly anticipated visual in the works!

Download and take a listen to 'Another You' and keep the love fire burning!



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MUSIC PREMIERE: Flawlex - Caretaker + Emereme

FLAWLEX aka 'No Kpakam' is an Enugu, Nigeria based music artiste and student who can be described as one of the most talented and fastest rising entertainers from these parts.

This is clearly evident as the vocalist, dancer and performer comes out this time with two slamming singles for your listening pleasure!

'Caretaker' is a fast tempo joint with a makossa feel for the dancefloor and was produced by the talented SELEBOBO!

'Emereme' is a mid tempo love song and was produced by RUNTOWN (Mr 1980).

Nice love songs for the valentine season and for the dancefloors too!




@nokpakam @selebobo @iRuntown @DJ_BuchiSteve

P Square - Magical Healing

I heard its a leak and I wonder who leaked it?
Anyway, question for another day...
Check out the latest effort from Nigeria's most popular twins!
This one is titled 'Magical Healing'.
Another pop joint for the dance floors...still sounds unmastered.
You can still enjoy it anyway!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Gy9ard - Hustlaz Ambition Ft. Badman Floss and Korkormikor

This is the 3rd single off the G.O.D ALBUM.
This track is titled HUSTLAZ AMBITIONS and it features Port Harcourt city's finest, KORKORMIKOR and BADMANFLOSS.

Hustlaz Ambition' is a street inspired joint with the style and delivery so unique and scintillating with the vocalist Korkormikor on the chorus and rapper Floss on the 1st verse.

This joint was produced by REVILO and mixed and mastered by EMCEE.


Sunday, February 10, 2013


Creative Studio Nigeria Presents Mic Busta Competition 2013 for rap savvy
youths, especially in campuses.

Mic Busta freestyle cyhper-rap battle is set to take the team at Creative Nigeria studios on a tour of West African countries, namely Nigeria and Ghana, in search of a rap king that will walk home with a high-tech mobile phone, Soundcity standard music video and international media exposure, offering collaborations with a-list artistes and possible links to record labels.

Locate your Region and participate!
To see finalists from the Mic Busta Freestyle in various cities, visit

Creative Studios Nigeria has built an international reputation and is owned by Indian trained cinematographer-Eddie Brendan whose love for music and the Hiphop genre knows no bound. On return from India, he has not settled for less with the quality of works churned out of his wealth of creativity in shooting music videos, to television commercials, documentaries and short films.

For more info call +2348038369702 or +2347080323654.


Not to be confused for artiste of middle-eastern origins, lollzzz. Indie is a slang term used nowadays and it simply stands for Independent.

Indie art is art produced by artistes independent of the mainstream, commercial, controlled distribution channels.

With recent stories and gossips flying around about artistes severing relationships with labels and music groups for more independent control of their material, it's clear that the indie spirit and culture is fast growing.
Let's not kid ourselves, going the indie route is not an easy trip, of course almost every one knows this, as almost every act usually starts out indie.

To be successful as an indie artiste, you need to work on the indie attitude. The indie attitude is all about having a cool conduct. Be random, be fun! BE YOURSELF, but cooler.

If you are quiet and introverted, don't just be the shy kids in the corner. Be the mysterious badass once in a while! If you're extroverted and outgoing, then just talk to other people! The best part about indie is the freedom to put out sophisticated and creative art that isn't bounded by rules.

Learning an instrument helps, especially because it helps people know you are passionate about what you want to do. You can just bring your guitar to places and strum a few chords.

The chicks or studs will be all over you I guarantee it. Being Indie is all about passion and alliance so get yourself out there, meet people who would believe in your art and help you on your way. 

Write and play quality music, after all you are not mainstream just yet anyway!
I wish you good luck!

A'J (ANIJAMZ) - Want To Play Me

AKSidiNextStars Talent Hunt First Place Winner, A'J (AniJamz) is back in a grand style with a new and hot dance song on a New Year Day titled "WantTo PlayMe" and produced by OtynO.

Few months ago before winning the talent hunt, A'J débuted in grand style with his World Première Hit Single
"Totori" feat. Lybra which went viral online on most top flight music sites
in Nigeria and Ghana.

With support from his Management Team, AKSidiMP3 Promotions, A'J gives his fast growing number of Fans and Lovers a New Year Gift in appreciation for the support last year. Be prepared to dance out yourself with this one!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Slim Burna - Claro Ft. PI PIEGO (Of Ruudboiz)

Slim Burna drops the third offering from his highly anticipated mixtape with help from Ruudboiz member Pi Piego.

The skillfully rendered song which is also aptly named, just makes 'chiefing' habits seem fun. May not be appropriate for younger audiences, due to the explicitness of its lyrical content, but it still stands out as being both attention-getting and equally a good dancefloor material.

Claro sees Slim Burna and his musical accomplice come out as straight
stoners expressing their love for the magic herb. Not only does the
backdrop possess both mainstream and street-based themes but the
unique musical chemistry between the two is remarkably evident, and
also illuminating about the subject matter.
Listen and enjoy!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

DJ BuchiSteve Ft. Olamide, Timbaland and Missy Elliot – First Of All Rmx

DJ BuchiSteve is a fast rising Nigerian disc jockey, blogger, choreographer, music producer and registered male nurse.
Following the success of his debut marshup ‘Windeck Jonez’ featuring Cabo Snoop with commendations from the Angolan himself, DJ BuchiSteve is out with another heavy blend!
This time, he skillfully brings to the mix popular Nigerian rapper and hitmaker, Olamide with ‘First Of All’ and Missy Elliot with the 1999 Timbaland produced super hit, ‘She’s A B**ch’!
This marshup is the second of a series of marshups and remixes to be released from DJ BuchiSteve.
Take a listen and let the turntables tell the rest of the story!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Modenine And XYZ – One On One Ft. Capital Femi And Aisha

On the 1st of January, legendary hip hop artiste and rapper Modenine made a remarkable entry into 2013 with his awesome new single - 'Freak Like Remix' feat. Adina Howard and has enjoyed massive airplay.

Today, Modenine & XYZ drop a brand new single - One on One ft. Capital Femi & Aisha.

Doing it soft yet dropping it like is hot. Great song, cool beats, and remarkable verse and fill from Capital Femi and Aisha doing it - One on One.

According to Mode9, this is that joint for the valentine season!
Take a listena nd enjoy!



DJ PeeJay - Mish Go And Marry Remix

The Hottest DJ in the south-south Nigeria DJ PeeJay comes out again with the remix of a trending Club banger 'Go And Marry' by Mish (The AkwaIbom Ayaya Crooner).

Take a Listen and share your thoughts!



Hot Boys Crew - This Is My Town Ft. Oga Sir

Winning the Zunes Magazine Award for the best HipHop Group in the South in 2012, Hot Boys Crew, the Southside crew of 5 is back with a new single titled 'THIS IS MY TOWN' off the 'WHAT THE STREET MADE ME' MIXTAPE.

On this track they collabo with Oga Sir to give you the Street flare and creativity.

Produced by DJ Y.E.
Listen and enjoy!


@Hotboyzcrew @iamOgaSir

Damage - Dat One Sef Dey

Damage (Real name Musa David) is a rap artiste who hails from Taraba State and started rapping as far back as 10 years ago.

He is a graduate of Computer Science and made it on to the DJ Neptune top 50 Enigma Mixtape and won the Cool Fm Naija Playlist May Edition last year.
His songs are currently enjoying
airplay on a range of top radio stations in Lagos and beyond.
He has also opened for industry acts like D'banj, Wizkid, Banky and Dipp.

Take a listen to this his new joint and let me know what you feel.




Jahborne - Ladder

Currently Nigeria's most controversial and most underrated artiste, Jahborne doesn't slow down when it comes to showing how talented he is.

This song will surely make you laugh if you are musically inclined.
Jahborne is currently touring the United States of America Promoting his Street King Mixtape and has even worked with the likes of Kendrick Lamar especially on the remix of his monster joint 'Drank'.

Anyway, here is 'Ladder'; produced by Maffy Beats and mastered by Illwill.
Listen and enjoy!



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

J'Dess - Kpakpando + Ogaranya Ft. Zoro

J`DESS A.K.A. Joy Ebiem, is a 22year old female singer and upcoming superstar who has been on the scene doing her thing underground from a very young age.

She is fast becoming a household name in the South East, Nigeria.

This time, she brings us two singles:

'KPAKPANDO' a gospel joint which was released unofficially and has been making rounds on radio stations in the south east Nigeria.

'OGARANYA' Ft. ZORO, an afro pop song that will get you moving.

Both songs were produced by label boss, producer and singer, Wizboyy.




Monday, February 4, 2013

NEW VIDEO: Tonto Dike Ft. Snypa - Itz Ova

And here's the visual of Tontolet's second single. This one was directed by GBEMI PHILLIPZ AND SNEEZE.
Check it out!

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Battalion - That Oga

E. White Solomon a.k.a Battalion is finally out with his hot club banging single titled “THAT OGA”.
This joint was produced by Akelle and mastered by Iffexz (HIT FAK3).

Ready to take music to the next level Batalion unleashes a very different sound for the club. Battalion a student Of Heritage College known for his intriguing performances in different shows and Concert with major A-list Nigerian artistes.
He is a winner of the 2008 Glo Rock and Rule and also performed at the Etisalat street party, Guiness Street Jamz etc.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

BORDER BREAKOUT: Bigklef - Idiagbon

Brand new exclusive from California based Nigerian rapper, singer and producer, Bigklef.
This one is titled “Idiagbon” and it goes hard! Hiphop baby!
Lounge to this!




It was indeed an enlightening session for Hip-Hop lovers and enthusiasts who gathered on the 23rd of January 2013, at the re-launch edition of Str8 Up Hip-hop, a monthly urban networking event for Hip-hop heads and intellectuals. The event which was themed ‘State of the union forum’, focused on a critical breakdown of matters arising from the book “There Was A Country” written by renowned author, Chinua Achebe.

The interactive session which was produced by Now Muzik En.Core in partnership with POP and Beat 99.9fm had as panelists; MI Abaga, Obi Asika, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Elajoe and Pamela Braide .

Spoken word artist, Sage, opened the event with a special presentation of a mind blowing poem. Brilliant orator, Andre Blaze who was the host of the event, held the audience’s attention with well prepared, thought provoking questions thrown at the panelist for elaborate discussion.

Among the pertinent issues deliberated on, were; challenges of distribution, scarcity and piracy of books and creative works, decline in reading culture, importance of ethnic identity to the Nigerian youth and the role of the Hip-hop community in nation building. Most importantly, excerpts from ‘There was a country’ were itemized and extensively discussed.
There was no shortage of information as the panelists made superb use of personal experiences, real life examples and illustrations to drive home their points which no doubt will remain glued to the hearts of the attendees. The youths were encouraged to learn to read and improve on their reading culture because the foundation of everything is the ‘written word’. They were also advised to harness the availability of e-books, since knowledge acquisition will make them stronger and better humans in any society they belong to.

‘State of the union forum’ edition of Str8 UP Hip-hop was a successful event and a testimony to the claim by some experts that “Hip-hop is positively linked to intellectual growth”. The panelists and everyone present lauded Now Muzik En.Core for such a noble initiative.

Now Muzik En.Core is currently putting finishes to next month’s edition of Str8 Up, Hip-Hop which promises to be a bundle of surprise , fun and enlightenment.
Now Muzik En.Core is an event affiliate of Now Muzik.

Friday, February 1, 2013

NEW VIDEO: Tonto Dike Ft. Snypa - Itz Ova

And here's the visual of Tontolet's second single. This one was directed by GBEMI PHILLIPZ AND SNEEZE.
Check it out!