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STAR BOY

 

 

If Nigerians would enjoy a year of high-level musical entertainment, Wizkid would play a crucial part in it and if otherwise, he’d still be a principal part of it. This is to show just how much influence the Starboy holds in the Nigerian music industry. He is the one that sets the standards – arguably, he is the ‘king’

So, to start 2018 and to determine our fate (music consumers) as regards the quality of music made in Nigeria; Wizkid has released his much-anticipated Soco song and fans have been reacting to the release. Below are some of the thoughts of TX team members about the song.

Please read and share your own thoughts in the comment section.

@ibironketweets I imagine that it would be a boring experience being a fan of Wizkid at a time like this when his music has become only bearable rather than mind-blowing like it once was, especially when his hunger for success could not be quenched with half-done pieces. The days when Wizkid was conscious about making music to impress and win over fans, not now that he has tens of millions of loyalists who would cheer loudly even when he is coughing badly.

I’ve heard some of these Wizkid FC members scream Starboy! Starboy! and seen comments on the brilliance of Soco since it dropped but in my opinion it is just another product of a freestyle session which was deemed fit to be called a hit song because it is a ‘vibe’ – a cheap vibe, a vibe with everyone on it sounding alike, a vibe that lacks newness and oh! shouldn’t we have gotten tired of the same Eledumare will bless you with money, Starboy will bless you with money, baby oh, lines from Wizzy?

Sometimes I feel just as much as Wizkid is an inspiration to a lot of up and coming artistes, he could equally be of negative influence to them especially when they start to lose their originality trying to sound like him. For instance, Ceeza who usually impresses, was lost in the shadow of Wizkid on this song and even the debutant, Terri, failed to take his chance to shine. Who is Spotless? and why is he even named as a contributor?

I feel like Soco was made by an uninspired Wizkid featuring a Wizkid whose sleep was cut short and another Wizkid who would rather be making babies.

I expect a lot of Wizkid fans to disagree with me, just like I disagree with them that Soco is a brilliant song but if you’re asking if it’s a ‘hit’, I’d say yes because it is Wizkid and whether or not it is quality stuff, it would be played everywhere anyways.

Rating – 2.5/5

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Mr 2kay – “In The Morning” ft. Doray

 

Just as the rollercoaster success of the ‘Count It All Joy’ EP keeps on gathering momentum, Pop sensation, Mr. 2kay takes music lovers on another pleasant ride of pure musical bliss with the release of the afro pop version of In The Morning, one of the fan-favourites off the EP.

The lovely rendition was remixed by UK based producers, Team Salut and features fast rising act, Doray. The love song talks about never wanting to be away from his lover and always wanting to wake to the face of his lover. His irresistible vocals further accentuate the sensual feel of the song.

Following the premiere of the single on BBC XTRA1 RADIO UK, CAPITAL XTRA UK and BEATFM LONDON , the build up of anticipation for the release of the song has risen to an impressive level. The Grafton records signee certain
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Mr 2kay – “In The Morning” ft. Dorayly knows how to get the attention of his audience with every single hit!

MUSIC Naija News

Mr.2Kay

 

 

Singer, Mr. 2Kay who is in London to promote his latest album titled ELEVATED, held an album listening session and dinner on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at ESQ Lounge on Old Kent Road, London. The well attended event was hosted by celebrated AOP, Adesope Olajide a.k.a Shopsy and packaged by Grafton Records and DJ Gabe – president of Naija DJs association in the UK.

Ace DJ Grandmaster B served songs off the ELEVATED album as Shopsy quizzed Mr. 2Kay about each song and the motive behind the 16-track album. Guests were also given an opportunity to ask questions and comment on the album.

Worthy of note is that Mr. 2Kay used the opportunity to address the fact that he didn’t want his music to be classified into the general ‘Afrobeats’ trend that’s ongoing in the UK. In his words, “I want people to listen to my music and feel that it’s different and unique in its own way. When I hear, ‘Afrobeats’, I accord it to the great Fela Kuti, and that’s not the type of music I make,” he said.

Some of the faces spotted at the event include the legendary DJ Shy-Shy Shyllon, celebrated Arsenal fan, Kelechi, producer Bayo Music, Moelogo, SHiiKANE, Sean Dampte, event promoter – Smade, Seyi Law, and Di’Ja of Mavin Records.

MUSIC Naija News

2FACE IDIBIA FULL ALBUM

 

2Face Idibia, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of his debut album, “Face 2 Face”, Finally releases, Rewind Select Update, the second of the two new albums. In furtherance of the commemoration of the landmark 10th Anniversary of Face 2 Face, Hypertek Digital/960 Music Group would be releasing two albums titled “Rewind Select Update” and “Face 2 Face 10.0,” a Kennis Music re-issue album, which contains ‘new’ bonus tracks.” I ts really HDV.

Foreign Music MUSIC

NINO, BLESS RETURNS WITH “GOD’S GHOSTWRITER 2” VIDEO

It’s been over a year since his second Audio Trip, but Nino Bless is back in action and ready to rock once again.

Resurfacing from the shadows, the gifted lyricist wastes no time getting back to the bars on “God’s Ghostwriter 2.”

A sequel to a highlight from Audio Trip 2, Nino blesses fans with the “realest shit ever written” with lines like… ah man, there’s too many to quote. Just press play and pay attention—Bless is talking that talk and walking the walk.

Taken off his upcoming Illuminati Reject 2 project, the song was released with a matching visual—directed by Nino Bless and DefineSolo—which finds Nino shackled up with two others, seemingly marching to their death, before breaking free and setting fire to the very land he walks on.

Check it out below and stay tuned for what’s next.

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KNXWLEDG, ANNOUNCES ‘GLADWEMET’ EP, DROPS “RELAPSE” WITH TRAFFIC blame it on SHAKE April 11, 2018

 

 

 

After closing out 2017 by remixing Yes Lawd! with Anderson .Paak and providing vintage Meek Mill freestyles with new backdrops on his MEEK EPknxwledge is finally ready to get 2018 cracking with the release of his first project of the year, Gladwemet.

Dropping tomorrow (4/12), the gifted producer kicks things off by teaming with AduIt Swim and sharing the project’s first offering—a laid back groove called “Relapse” with ScHoolboy Q’s homie Traffic—as part of their ongoing Singles campaign.

“The song is a result of me being at the studio when Budgie tells Traffic to pull up,” knxwledge sas. “All he did was ask me what the beat was called.”

Check it out below and tune in tomorrow for Gladwemet

After closing out 2017 by remixing Yes Lawd! with Anderson .Paak and providing vintage Meek Mill freestyles with new backdrops on his MEEK EP, knxwledge is finally ready to get 2018 cracking with the release of his first project of the year, Gladwemet.

Dropping tomorrow (4/12), the gifted producer kicks things off by teaming with AduIt Swim and sharing the project’s first offering—a laid back groove called “Relapse” with ScHoolboy Q’s homie Traffic—as part of their ongoing Singles campaign.

“The song is a result of me being at the studio when Budgie tells Traffic to pull up,” knxwledge sas. “All he did was ask me what the beat was called.”

Check it out below and tune in tomorrow for Gladwemet

Foreign Music MUSIC

GODBODYWATI – “TING”

 

Man, where the hell is Wati?! The last time we saw the Brooklyn emcee, he was jumping off the roof (literally) while his goto producer Kemal searched high and low.

Still missing in action, GodBodyWati wasn’t about to let fans venture into the middle of the week without a new joint to bang. Keeping Wati Wednesdays in full effect, the duo follow up “Fairytales,” “All Praise Due,” “Forgive Me,” “Dragon,” “Bruv… Woccee,” and last week’s “Nothing 2 Lose” with their latest effort, “Ting.”

Check it out below and keep an eye out for Wati.

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MUSIC – SWAE LEE – “UNFORGETTABLE” SEQUEL, “GUATEMALA”

 

SWAE LEE – “UNFORGETTABLE” SEQUEL, “GUATEMALA”

 

Rae Sremmurd are promising something different with their upcoming OutKast-inspired SR3MM project. However, the former Dem Outta St8 Boyz are going back to the past for inspiration.

After teasing the track for days, after promising to drop “something special” on April 6th (which, of course, didn’t happen), Swae Lee vowed that he would drop a “sequel” to his and French Montana‘s 2017 hit “Unforgettable.” That song, “Guatemala,” is here.

With Slim Jxmmi by his side, the track — while, technically, is a Rae Sremmurd song — will instead find life on Swae’s portion of SR3MM, Swaecation. And, yes, it sounds exactly like “Unforgettable,” down to the beat.

Listen to it below.