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Ladipoe — Running ft. Fireboy

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Nigerian rapper LADIPOE releases new single ‘Running’ featuring Fireboy DML ahead of his highly anticipated EP next month. Designed to uplift, the instantly contagious song merges Poe’s powerful rap flow and delivery with an anthemic chorus from Fireboy. With production driven by  Andre Vibez, Running’ reflects Poe’s musical DNA incorporating his poignant penship and feel-good spirit. 

Ladipoe’s international growth skyrocketed after the success of his recent single ‘Feeling’ alongside breakthrough vocalist BUJU spread across the globe. The track broke records racking up over 80M streams in addition to being the first song in Nigeria to go to No.1 on YouTube without a video. Global impact of the track contributed to a well-earned BET Awards Nomination for Best International Flow which he narrowly missed out on to Little Simz. Celebrating the success of ‘Feeling’, this summer he spent weeks in the UK immersing himself in the culture, connecting with in demand rapper Millionz before joining Mavin Records label mate Rema on stage at All Points East before returning back to Lagos. 

Growing up, Poe had a very different life set out for him, he studied a double major and masters in the US, in North Carolina with the intention of becoming a doctor. It wasn’t until a friend sent him a beat that his obsession for music and writing lyrics began, and the rest they say is history. He was there at the inception of the highly regarded Alté scene, and has since worked with the likes of Tems, Teni, Falz, Crayon, Simi to name a few. LADIPOE has succeeded in switching things up and changing the narrative surrounding rappers from Nigeria. His lyrics make him stand out within the global rap scene and his lyrics never fail to invoke a reaction. For more information on LADIPOE please visit: Spotify Instagram Twitter 

Listen and enjoy.

Joeboy’s ‘Alcohol’ Moves To Second on Billboard Global Triller Chart

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Nigerian singer, Joeboy’s latest hit, Alcohol has moved up to second place on the Billboard Global Triller chart for this week.

Joeboy‘s Alcohol is now the second most-used song on Triller globally according to the new Billboard charts for this week. This was shared by Triller via Instagram on Wednesday, the 20th of October 2021.

Joeboy released Alcohol last month, making it his first single since dropping his debut album, Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic. The song became an instant viral hit on TikTok with many people creating videos with the sound. However, the videos quickly turned to people pouring random drinks and food on themselves, which Joeboy himself came out to rebuke. He warned his fans not to get involved in such dangerous acts and absolved himself of any consequences.

The recent buzz around Joeboy’s Alcohol has pushed it further to become the second most-used song globally on the Triller chart, as ranked by Billboard. Alcohol is however not the only Nigerian song on the chart. CKay‘s Love Nwatiti is on the chart as expected at no. 4, while Zlatan and Adekunle Gold make up the nos. 9 and 10 spots respectively with their latest offerings, Ale Yi and High.

Erigga – Wickedness

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Erigga - Wickedness
Erigga - Wickedness

Nigerian rapper, Erigga has released a brand new record titled “Wickedness.”

The track was produced by Heze Chris and serves as a follow up to PaperBoi’s body of work titled “Before The Chaos.”

Check on the new single below and enjoy.

Harrysong – Be by Me

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Harrysong - Be By Me
Harrysong - Be By Me

Nigerian singer, Harrysong has released a brand new dancehall single dubbed “Be By Me.”

The track was produced by Darlobeats and serves as a follow up to his previously released single titled “Sawanale.”

“Be by Me” also comes after fans reacted to Harrysongs plea for collaboration shortly after Tiwa Savage’s sex tape leaked online.

Check on this track and enjoy.

VIDEO: Tems – Crazy Tings

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Raving Nigerian singer, Tems has dropped the official music video for her recently released track titled “Crazy Tings.”

The track was produced by GuiltyBeatz and it is off her recently released EP dubbed ‘If Orange Was A Place.’

According to Tems, “This song was inspired by the crazy amazing things that have been going on in my life, and it was made in Ghana. The beat was played to me by GuiltyBeatz and I was surrounded by orange light and alcohol. The vibes just flowed in afterwards.”

“Crazy Tings” was directed by UAX.

Enjoy below.

Late Sound Sultan’s Wife Warns that Social Media Has Been Hacked | See Details

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Late Sound Sultan’s wife, Farida Fasasi has warned his fans and friends that his social media page has been hacked after the hacker posted again today.

The late Sound Sultan‘s wife reminded his followers about his social media being hacked after the hacker shared End Sars content today. She shared this via her own Instagram page on Wednesday, the 20th of October 2021.

Legendary Nigerian singer, Lanre Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan passed away in July following a protracted battle with throat cancer. He was laid to rest within 24 hours in the US according to Muslim rites, even as tributes continued to troop in from fans and friends in the industry. However, in July, his wife reported that his page had been hacked. She wrote;

Hello everyone, 

Kindly disregard any communication from all @soundsultan ‘s social media accounts 

The accounts have been hacked by scammers sending messages to innocent people to solicit funds. Please the family has no control over the accounts.

Today, Sound Sultan’s wife once again reminded her followers that his social media has been hacked after the hacker posted End Sars content. She wrote;

Hello All, 

Once again kindly disregard any information coming from soundsultan ‘s social media accounts. 

We are yet to get control of the account as the hacker is still using it to mislead people. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Yemi Alade Congratulates Wizkid over Sold-Out O2 Arena Banner | See Details

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Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade has congratulated Wizkid after sighting his sold-out banner at the O2 arena in London.

Yemi Alade was who was in London recently when she saw the banner of Wizkid‘s show at the O2 arena with a sold-out sign across all three dates. She shared this via her Instagram stories on Tuesday, the 19th of October 2021.

Wizkid unveiled his O2 Arena concert back in August with the first date selling out barely minutes after it went on sale. Consequently, the singer dropped tickets for a second and even third date and both got sold out again within minutes. The appreciative Big Wiz took to his Twitter page then to announce the feat and as well thank his UK fans for the love.

Yemi Alade who is currently in the UK on her own tour shared a photo of Wizkid’s sold-out banner at the O2 arena, congratulating Big Wiz on the achievement. She shared the photo and wrote; “Big Man Wizzy! Sold out!!

Wizkid’s O2 concert will hold on three dates; starting from the 28th of November, to the 29th with the final show happening on the 1st of December.

Reekado Banks ‘The Worthy Challenger’ Takes Swipe at Burna Boy On His New Song ‘Ozumba Mbadiwe’ | See Details

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E be like Reekado Banks still dey vex on top the Burna Boy rejection wey happen for 2020. (Excuse my french Pidgin)

Recall last year, Burna Boy turned down Reekado Banks’ request for a battle and the reason was all shades of savage.

On that fateful day, the 31st of March, 2020, Burna boy, in response to a followers question, revealed that he is willing to go toe to toe with any worthy Nigerian artiste for a battle. “I don’t really know what a hit battle is but I’m willing to go toe to toe with ANY worthy challenger. Lyrically , musically , physically. However they want it” The african Giant had said.

Reekado Banks wanting to try his luck responded to the then grammy nominated singer’s tweet accepting the challenge. “@Burnaboy I’m game that energy let’s get it” . However, Burna Boy qho didn’t think he was a worthy challenger and savagely refused him. He wrote: “You know I got too much love for you bro. But didn’t you see wen I said “Worthy Challenger”? Reeky oooooo!!! 

Reekado Banks still pained by this, slammed Burna Boy in his new 2021 song. He threw shades at Burna’s music status (African Giant) on the second verse of the new song titled “Ozumba Mbadiwe”, with the lyrics;

Well if you think say you be giant, you be giant for your pocket
If you only fight for your pocket…‘ 

It could be insinuated that Reekado is also taking shots for the clout, however, we will update you as the story unfolds.

Don Jazzy Reacts To The Dramatic Arrest Of Peaceful Protesters At #EndSARSMemorial

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Serial Entrepreneur and Mavin Records Boss, Don Jazzy has reacted to the news of protesters being teargassed and arrested at Lekki tollgate.

Today is the 20th of October, a date for the remembrance of people who lost their lives in the fight against police brutality in 2020.

Nigerian youths converged at the Lekki Tollgate for the #EndSarsmemorial car procession. Shortly, reports about policemen spraying tear gas in the faces of the youths came in.

Don Jazzy reacted to this by sharing a video of a police officer attacking a youth and Spraying tear gas directly into his eyes.

Tomorrow they will tell us no policeman sprayed pepper spray directly into a man’s eyes “, He captioned the video.

#EndSARS: Vector Mourns Lost Heroes in ‘Family Meeting’

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Vector
Vector

Nigerian rapper, Vector has released a brand new video in solidarity with those who stood resolutely during last year’s nationwide protect tagged #EndSARS.

He was more particular about those who lost their lives to free the rest of us from the bondage of bad governance.

Vector shared this today with the caption “We will speak, we will rap, we will sing, we will write, we will get weary and find strength again, we will remember, we will always remember.

While many have taken to the streets again to remind the government that last year’s bloody incident still remains fresh in our minds, Vector has done what he knows how to do best.

We will never forget it.

Mixed by SWAPS.

Enjoy below.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Burna Boy Mourns #EndSARS Victims, Performs “20.10.20” In The U.S | See Video

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Grammy Award Winning Nigerian Superstar singer, Burna Boy has joined the millions remembering the brave people who lost their lives in the fight against police brutality last year.

The African Giant posted a video of himself performing his song, ‘20.10.20’ at the Hollywood bowl in US on his social media.

Sharing the video, Burna Boy wrote:

A year later, we mourn for those we lost and a country that could have been loved 20.10.20

Reekado Banks – Ozumba Mbadiwe (Prod. by P.Priime)

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Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe
Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe

Nigerian singer, Reekado Banks comes back from a hiatus with a brand new single titled “Ozumba Mbadiwe.”

The amapiano-infused track was produced by the very talented P.Priime.

Exactly one year ago, Wizkid put Reekado Banks on full blast for attempting to release a collaborative single with him while there was a nationwide protest to end police brutality.

Well, Reeky is back again exactly one year later to share a brand new track, this time taking a few seconds to acknowledge the fight for freedom.

Enjoy the track if you may.

Why I made the hit song “Alcohol” — Joeboy

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Joeboy has shared the inspiration behind the hit single “Alcohol“.

Having noted that he is not a drunk, Joeboy said he uses alcohol to escape when he has a lot on his mind.

He revealed this in an interview with popular streaming platform, Audiomack.

He released “Alcohol” in September. It became an instant hit which also sparked a challenge on Instagram.

We saw a lot of people pour several substances on them as they sang the hit song.

Joeboy had to call on his fans to desist from pouring harmful substance on themselves.

A certain social media called for the arrest of the rave singer because of the #AlcoholChallange.

Watch Joeboy speak on Alcohol.

#EndSARS: Nigerian entertainers storm Lekki tollgate

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Today marks one year that Nigerian youths were shot at at the Lekki tollgate.

Although the Nigerian government have denied any wrong doing, Nigerians died that day.

However, Falz, Chike, Mr Macaroni and several other Nigerian entertainers, have stormed Lekki tollgate without fear for the memorial procession.

Falz has remained at the front burner of the protest. About a week ago, he called Lagos state government put for wanting to distract them with series of concerts.

The Police Force had on several occasion not to hold the procession but Nigerians have defied them.

Videos seen online show how Nigerians have come out in mass to support the cause.

Watch clip below.

Tems serves teaser for new music coming Thursday

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Tems

Tems will be releasing a new music this Thursday “Crazy Tings”.

She made the announcement via Instagram as she released a teaser for the song.

The teaser also had clips of the music video.

“CRAZY TINGS. This Thursday🕊✨ 21/10/21,” she captioned her post.

“Crazy Tings” is off her “If Orange Was a Place EP”.

Tems has been all over the news this year. He feature on Wizkid’s hit song “Essence” has made her name rise globally.

Secondly, she featured on Drake’s song “Fountains”. That placed her further in the lime light.

The young talent continues to promise good contents all the way.

Watch teaser below.

Ghana Police arrest Shatta Wale over his gunshot wounds

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Ghanaian rapper. Shatta Wale.

The Ghanaian Police Service has arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah, for spreading fake news.

Popularly known as Shatta Wale, the singer, some days back, posted photos claiming that he was shot by some unknown gun men.

He painted the picture of a ‘gang rivalry’ which was also published on several blogs and news outlets.

However, the police service has come to to say it was all fake new and they have arrested the rapper to help them investigate.

They have also asked the public to desist from promoting fake news that could insight violence.

See their statement below.

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