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Singer and songwriter April Maey presents the Acoustic version of her sophomore EP ‘Ticket to Anywhere’. This EP represents April Maey’s vocal diversity in the sense that she’s willing to drift between multiple genres and creative processes. April Maey’s songs turn intimate and true tales into poignant examinations of our relationships and the notion of identity.

Focus Track ‘Christmas Morning’ expresses April Maey’s strong lyrical composition as a singer/songwriter as she expresses herself in multi-dynamic ways. ‘Christmas Morning’ features Citymonstar. April Maey has garnered over 1 million streams across digital service providers.

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LISTEN LINK TO ‘CHRISTMAS MORNING’ FEAT CITYMONSTAR: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fg3dPLJuVSgn2HcsyLufnkRMcbK6gold/view?usp=sharing

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Seyi Adisa, popularly known by her stage name ‘Wura’ which represents her indigenous Yoruba heritage, is a Nigerian/Canadian artiste who’s artistry is centered on Soul/RnB music.

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Major Curing’ is Chimy’s debut album whose groundwork began two years ago. It is a selection of 9 songs amongst an array of 30 songs recorded around this period of time. The inspiration for this LP came, after singer/songwriter Chimy slipped through the grip of death in a fatal accident leaving him with an aftertaste and a yearning for a Major Curing’. This LP is deeply saturated with afro-beat overtones, promising a witty but Afrocentric sonic experience. This body of work was produced by a bunch of relentless creatives from the southern part of Nigeria; renowned producers like Soundchef, Dokashot, Veen, Urktave, Jimohsoundz, Slow Zeus & Chimy himself. …

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Uprising Nigerian singer/songwriter and record producer Jasën Blu continues to tighten his grip on his status as the next custodian of Contemporary R&B/Soul in the country with the recent release of his debut body of work, “Road 2 Soulwave” EP, which contains strong odes to the genre in the shape of, first, “Brown Shuga”, his fan favorite Afro-fusion tinged remake of D’Angelo’s 1995 Neo-Soul and R&B classic, “Brown Sugar”, and probably a little more interesting, “U Remind Me (2020 Pidgin Acoustic)” a literal by-the-title Pidgin English re-imagination of Usher Raymond’s Grammy-winning 2001 single, “U Remind Me”.

Performed on a simple ambient backdrop of grandpiano and strings produced by Blu himself (as usual), Blu ever-so-smoothly breezed through the first verse to chorus of Usher’s legendary record in an impeccable blend of Pidgin English to English in an excruciatingly short but memorable rendition that might could have made the listener laugh if not for the beloved distraction of Blu’s perfect vocal performance of a well-known R&B classic executed in stark contrast to the original. …

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The 042 music scene has produced remarkable artists into the Nigerian music canon. The OGs include Mr. Raw and MC Loph and Flavour. The Eastern state of Enugu is known for its articulation of sounds, amplifying several movements in one swoop, artists like Phyno who combine the genres of Hip Hop — which most depicted street life and everyday struggles — with Highlife, the soundtrack of happier moments. Other bodacious acts to emerge from its scene are Charlie X, PayBac iBoro, Kemena, Elveektor, Barzini, all of them wholesomely embracing of its ideal of amorphous musicality.

Barzini was a member of the now defunct group Mars and Barzini, who in 2018 released their debut project In Spirit. A stab at the themes of identity and introspection, Native Mag complemented the duo for “[making] hip-hop more accessible,” noting how “Mars and Barzini are also employing the use of comedy, pidgin-based rhymes and light social commentary channeled through a youthful often boyish point of view.” …

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History has proven beyond reasonable doubt that real power in a democratic system of government belongs to the people. We’ve seen and read about many instances where this fact has been established.

The definition of democracy itself is another affirmation of the premise that all power belongs to the people. The word democracy means rule by the people.

For emphasis sake, let’s check out some periods in history when the people decided to use their power:

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I shit you not: Yabasi, one of the best Nigerian music albums of the year, was from a comedian. Not many know this, but Basket Mouth, before the nights of a thousand laughs was a rising rapper who trailed late evenings, searching a spot for himself within the industry.

Over fifteen years later Bright Okpocha is one of the biggest acts of the new movie scene (director of My Flatmates), as well as being the greatest comedian among his contemporaries, combining critical acclaim and commercial nous. These experiences are in full display as Yabasi flits from being a work of film scoring to a creative strategy to pique anticipation of Papa Benji, Basket Mouth’s forthcoming TV series. …

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As adventurous as humans are, the universe limits us in a lot of ways. One of these limitations is the concept of time. Every known substance is bound by it and nothing in the natural world can exist outside it — Se7en inclusive.

Se7en feels like a memoir which takes us through a period of time in JVSH’s life. And this period is fragmented into seven distinct pieces of time — days.

On the first day (let’s say Monday), JVSH was probably walking down the lonely path home after a long day as he sang his heart out on Treepy. His mind is in a very conscious state as he touches on a wide range of personal issues. He is a talented loner, toughened as a result of nurture by a strong woman and he often has to face life’s challenges by being positive. Unsurprisingly, he’s considered crazy by people due to his unpopular opinions and a strong determination to attain success on his own terms. …

About the song:

This is a politically charged Afro-Beat anthem and King Riley re-enters throwing the gauntlet at the state of his country currently surviving through chaos and oppression of the masses, the outbreak of the COVID-19 and the outcome from the peaceful protest at Lekki on the 20th of October 2020.

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POKA — WILLS

Following the release of his latest Joint EP, “Pack Rules”, and the highly successful “Pamukutu” single, the Wolfboi delivers his newest project titledPOKA”. From the melody, to the flows, to the vibrant sounds of the trumpet, this track is designed to put it’s listeners in a state of euphoria. POKA, what a time to be alive!

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Williams Ayorinde (Wills aka WOLFBOI) is a young ferocious talent involved in the eccentric style of rap and afrobeat. Growing up in Ibadan city, he is widely influenced by the Hip/hop culture from the likes of Nasty-C, M.I, Burnaboy to UK personalities like Jhus, Stormzy. At the moment, he is currently recording multiple singles and collaborations and recently just put out a joint E.P …

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