‘Osan’ is a vernacular for Yoruba people in Nigeria. It means Orange.
Date: January 10, 2020
Song Title: Osan
Artist: Fiokee featuring Teni and DJ Coublon
Producer: DJ Coublon
Video Director: TBA
Details/Takeaway: The song is the typical DJ Coublon song with guitar-heavy melodies and lo-fi percussion. Fiokee is the guitarist for ace band, Alternate Sound. ‘Osan’ is a vernacular for Yoruba people in Nigeria. It means Orange.
The song represents yet another spectacular song by Drake and Future.
Date: January 10, 2020
Song Title: Life Is Good
Artist: Future featuring Drake
Genre: Hip-Hop, Trap, Rap
Producer: Ambezza, OZ and D.Hill
Video Director: Director X
Details/Takeaway: In 2016, Toronto superstar, Drake and his Atlanta counterpart, Future released their collaborative mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive. The mixtape was critically acclaimed and commercially successful. After a brief time of no collaboration between the two superstars, they are back at it.
Future, who shut down Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria on December 29, 2019 owns the song. The song is a cross between melodious R&B with woozy cloud strings and drum-heavy Atlanta street sound.
The song comes from Rema’s third EP of the year, ‘ Bad Commando.’
Song Title: Lady
Album: Bad Commando EP
Date of release: November 11, 2019
Video Director: TBA
Details/Takeaway: The song comes from Rema’s third EP of the year, ‘ Bad Commando.’
Thoughts: The video underlines what the song is about – it is aesthetically pleasing. It will just make better sense to feature actual African/Nigerian dancers who can actually dance in these videos. All these UK immigrants move like reformed white people. It’s also understandable that MAVIN/Jonzing are rebranding Rema from a teen heartthrob into a yummy playboy.
However, a video of him getting a striptease while being tied up is a little risque – even for the market they hope he breaks into. The Justin Bieber/Miley Cyrus rebrands come to mind. The Cyrus version worked, but the Bieber version tanked. The former was aided by talks of female sexual liberation while the latter tanked due to patriarchal chatter.
Nigerian international singer, Wizkid shares a picture of himself and Naira Marley sketch by a fan.They took this picture during StarboyFest in 02 Arena, London. Starboy actually declares himself a Marlian.Congratulations Marlians, y’all have caught a big fish!
Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Patoranking, Barry Jhay and so forth will feature on the album.
Zlatan’s highly teased debut album, ‘Zanku: The Album’ will be released this Friday, November 1, 2019.
The album which will Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Patoranking, Barry Jhay and so forth has 17 tracks – 15 main and two bonus. Production is handled by Speroach, Rexxie, Spellz, Kiddominant, IamBeatz and Miraqulousbeatz.Mixing will be handled by Spiritmyx and Ifex.
The announcement was made in an Instagrampost by Zlatan on October 28, 2019. He wrote, “My people!!! How una dey? It is with great joy and deep gratitude to God that I present you all the track list of our soon-to-drop album titled ZANKU. My journey has been a mixture of pain, laughter, disappointments, gains, sadness, peace and more.
“I have had low and high moments. In all of these though, God has been faithful. Without God, there would have been no Zlatan Ibile. It is my pleasure to share my life experience with y’all through our album. ZLATANOVAZ, I can’t thank you enough for your support. No ZLATANOVAZ, no Zlatan Ibile. I put in a lot to deliver the best album but couldn’t have done it alone.
“A huge thanks to my record label, @alleluyahboyzent for constant support. Shout out to the producers, especially @rexxiepondabeat you go all out for me bro ! Other producers too @p.priime @miraqulous_ @speroachbeatzz @kiddominant @spellzjamin @iambeatz_ God bless you.
“@spyritmyx thanks for mixing and mastering the album, except track 10 @shola_ijanusi my label rep, the hard worker, you’re the best.
“My soldiers and brothers, @manager_jiggy, @maticbrave @biesloaded, @rahman_jago_ @poco_lee @seunpizzle_ @shigh_lofe @dir.vp & @dj4kerty, I love you all. @mister_kareem and @yfalaye thank you for going beyond your roles, working tirelessly to ensure that this album happens, even in my absence.
“To my industry friends I featured on some tracks, thanks for honouring me with your talents. My parents and siblings, thanks for allowing me express myself. I pray that God rewards y’all exceedingly. ZLATANOVAZ , I hope that you love every single track. Show me more love my pre-ordering our album via the link in my bio. I love you all.”
‘Gbeku’ was released as the latest single on the album.
Nigerian musician, Naira Marley is set to appear before the Lagos high court on Tuesday, October 22.He was arrested on May 10, 2019 alongside rapper, Zlatan Ibile, Rahman Jago, Guccy Branch and one other.The Opotoyi crooner was arrested for alleged money laundering. Marley, known for his single “Issa Goal”, was slammed with 11- count charges.
Marley stands risk of spending 7 years in jail if found guilty in accordance with Section 33 (2) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015.Justice Nicholas Onweibo had in May adjourned Naira Marley’s internet fraud case to October 22, 23 and 24 for accelerated hearing. He was granted a N2 million bail, with two sureties in a like sum.The anti-graft agency arrested Naira Marley on May 10 and was subsequently filed 11-count charge of alleged credit card fraud against him on May 14 in a suit marked FHC/L/178C/19.
Naira Marley who claimed to have been arrested 124 times in the UK appeared before a Lagos high court, May 20, 2019 but was later granted bail and with 2 sureties.However, he has been know over the years for his extremely controversial lifestyle which most of his fans see as a reason why he was been arrested.
Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun who is popularly known as Wizkid has taken to social media to gush about his baby mama, Jada Pollock.The singer who had a very successful outing at the WizkidFest, which held at the O2 arena, London over the weekend, toom to Twitter to wish Jada, the mother of his son, Zion, a happy birthday with so much love.
It will be recalled that Pollock had in July this year, accused the Starboy via social media of abusing her physically and later claimed that her account was hacked.Celebrating the mother of his third child, he described her as a superwoman whom he got forever.Read what he tweeted below:-
Nigerian musician, Wizkid has revealed a burning desire to open an ashawo business.Nigeria’s popular singer, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has declared his intention to venture into “ashawo” business.Wizkid made the comment on Teni’s page while responding to a question on the kind of job they would want to do.The young singer who appeared to be joking, commented saying “Ashawo business! pls bless us billionaire”.