SkiiBii Mayana starts off the new year 2021 with this cool tune – “Are You Vhere”? Nigerian singer, Skiibii drops a new single titled “Are You Vhere “, this his first music outing after the success of his last song ‘ Banger‘ featuring Reekado Banks which was released mid last year (2020).
The new song is produced by Fancy Beat and Rexxie, it’s a mid tempo Afro tune with some element of the latino and Amapiano sound. ‘ Are You Vhere ‘ is a cool vibe that y’all can use to catch some cruise among peeps. Skiibii Mayana on this record throws a question to his fans and friends, asking if they are among the country’s Millionaires and Billionaires club. Quotable Lyrics Wahala For Who No Dey Vhere I work so hard before i make my Millions Now am working so hard make i make my Billions Are You Vhere, (I’m Vhere) Are You Vhere (I’m Vhere), Are You Vhere, Among the Billionaires? Like Bangalee, File!!! Like Davido, Tule!!! Like Reminisce, Ibile!!! Listen and Enjoy below
Koko-Master, D’banj aka BangaLee kicks off the new year with this new Rexxie produced track titled “Ikebe”.
Africa’s most charismatic entertainer and one of the continent’s biggest export – D’Banj (real name Oladapo Oyebanjo) opens up his 2021 chapter with the highly anticipated dance-ready tune – IKEBE.
Produced by the incredibly talented Rexxie, D’Banj sets the pace for the year as he delivered on this fast-tempo melodious number while creating some sort of awareness on the need for the male gender to thread carefully this year as can be heard on the lines “Oh Lord, help me, I no wan sin. I tell my body say you go die for this Ikebe“
After a turbulent 2020 ended with a massive testimony, welcoming his second child and first baby girl, D’Banj puts out “Ikebe” to make a statement and preach what he stands for – RESPECTING WOMEN and THEIR RIGHTS.
With the Heritage Bank/CREAM “YNSPYRE” Initiative set to kick off, D’Banj is definitely set for a smooth ride in 2021 but first, let’s start the engine with “Ikebe”.
Oh Lord, Help me, I beg you please, I no wan sin
Ikebe wa leyin, Ikebe por leyin, o be leyin I tell my body say you go die for this Ikebe
La mi dada, lami lami dada
This kind Ikebe person never see This kind Ikebe fit change your destiny
E plenty for front, E plenty for back No go die for this Ikebe…
While we had amazing and brilliant bops/songs in 2o20, our street vocabulary was also being updated. Just like every other year, our favorite acts and even newbies have brought forth new slangs and street phrases for us to enjoy. While we wait for new ones this new year, here are top slangs/ street phrases that emerged from the music industry last year (2020) which will continues to ring in our minds. Pre-eminent Slangs / Street Phrases Gotten From 2020 Songs “Ge Ge, This Bread No Be Agege” We can’t really say what Mayorkun was thinking when he came about with this phrase but it got stuck immediately in our heads. The phrase emerged from the track “Geng ” and since then any Mayorkun song including features without this phrase is not complete. For Mayorkun, if it’s not agege bread, it’s not the real deal. “The Matter” What started as a regular trend on Twitter rose to a different kind of movement on social media and its all thanks to Zlatan; we know how the singer does it with trending stuff. “The Matter” was birthed from the “Solve The Matter” tend where Twitter users gave different cases of issues they are experiencing and it always ends with who go solve the matter? “Mafa Mafa o lo fa” (Don’t Drag It!) “Mafa Mafa” by the DMW crew sees the artistes dropping rap verses back and forth in Yoruba with “Mafa” loosely translating to “Don’t pull it.” This slang is used most for Drug Abuse cases and among exploring Nigerian youths. Another top slang that refuses to leave our mouths. “Sho Ni CC” Taken from Bella Shmurda’s trending hit “Cash App ” which features Zlatan and Lincoln , the phrase translates to Do you have “Do You Have Credit Card”. This Cash App song gave birth to lot of Street Phrases and not just only slang. Below we had; “Ice on my neck, Ice on my wrist” “Hunter hunter, Hunter hunter, Everyday I’m chasing good life” “Tire tire, Tire tire, Roller-coster me i never tire” “Back to sender, Back to sender, You wish me bad Back to sender” “O ni Maga Bill Am, Small money, Ball Out, Usain Bolt, Run Am You get sure client, Lock am, If e no get money leave am, EFCC n’bo Japa” “Are You There” If you’re at a party and you don’t get to hear the lyrics “Are You There ” repeatedly from the speakers, then you’re not at the right party. Nothing much can be said about this track because it speaks volumes for itself. This slang gotten from DJ Double Kay and Yung Effissy has been bursting speakers, scattering street parties and carnivals since its release; It’s very catchy and addictive. The song also birthed the Street phrase – “Mafe’jo Pami, Emi gan n’ejo lowo ” which means don’t bother me or choke me with your talks and problems, i also have mine to deal with. “I No Come This Life To Suffer” We feel you Tiwa, nobody came to this life to suffer so enjoyment is a must. Coined from her smash hit “Koroba ” off the “Celia ” album, the phrase has become a mantra/prayer for everyone both young and old.” “If No Be You, Tani Mo Fe So Story Aiye Me Fun” Jamopypeer gave the guys another smooth line to get the ladies. The phrase is taken from his buzzing track “If No Be You” which features the Mayor of Lagos, Mayorkun. It translates to if it’s not you, who am I going to tell my life story to? “Babe I no cum, babe you cum, how come belle come” Q-Dot’s street banger “Ah! ” has a lot of catchy phrases but this one is unforgettable. With the increase in cases of paternity fraud in the country, Q-Dot tackles the moment when a girl tries to force a pregnancy on a guy, like how, did the pregnancy fall from the sky?. “Soro Soke (Werey!)” This came to life as a result of the #EndSARS protests and it wasn’t restricted to just those on the streets but the cream of the society. The phrase which translates to Speak Up is one of the biggest slang this year because it was used to ginger the movement against police brutality. It was also used to label the new generation of youths in the country – the “Soro Soke” generation. Several artistes hopped on the trend But Street Ambassador Small Doctor released a song with the same name as title to push the Slang further. “Opor ” O por or Opor in Yoruba means enjoyment is Plenty! or something very big. This term was made popular by Zlatan and Rexxie on their song ‘ Opor ‘ released 2020. “Wonma Do!” Olamide and his use of racy and bawdy lyrics are like 5 and 6 and on “ Wonma” he didn’t disappoint. The singer explained that no matter how you try, you can never satisfy women and at the end of the day, what will happen will happen. “O le te obirin lorun, O le te obirin lorun, To ba te obirin lorun, O le te ashana lorun Wonma do, To ba gbe lo vacation Wonma do, F’owo se renovation Wonma do, Ko fine bi ti Rihanna Wonma do.” “Malo la Molly Ko Lo Horny Legbe Mi” Dremo on his tune “Konjinaba ” which features Naira Marley advises the ladies not to take ecstasy pills so they don’t get horny cos the boys are not smiling (Guys ain’t nice). The rest of the track goes on about horniness. “See Finish” Dapo Tuburna and Mayorkun gave Nigerians another slang to roll with and on the tune “See Finish,” they urged everyone not to let anyone see the whole of them. The singers advised us not to let anyone get too familiar in order to avoid see finish. The slang also comes with the Phrase; ‘ No let dem see you finish, Dem go finish your biscuit, Dem go finish your sweet, Shakara don end oh‘ “Awa Fierce” This slang came to be after the release of Laycon’s “ Fierce” which features Reminisce & Chinko Ekun. This was used by his resilient fans who identify themselves as the icons. “O lami lata’na ko ma jensun” This slang stemmed from Naira Marley and Mohbad’s escapades with a nympho; the bad lady Marlian that doesn’t get tired of sex. The tune “ Koma Jensun ” simply means (Didn’t Let Me Sleep). “KPK, OPP, OPG” This is another big slang on the streets and Mohbad’s “KPK” gave it more recognition. “Talo so pe Ko Por Ke ?” is used to hail people on the streets and from it, other slangs like “ OPP ” and “OPG ” came to be. KPK means Ko Por Ko (It’s not plenty?) OPP means O Por Pa (It’s Plenty) OPG means O Por Gan (It is very much/plenty!) “FEM” This controversial slang has been in existence for a long time but Davido’s big tune “FEM ” made it more popular. It basically means shut up. Someone talking thrash about you? Tell them to FEM! “Aye ole, Aiye lo ma aye lo” Naira Marley once again in 2020 dished out a lot of gems on his 2020 single “ Aye” he sang that life isn’t hard, Humans living in life are the ones who make it difficult for themselves due to jealousy and evil. “O Shock wan Ba’kan” This Another slang/phrase that got more popular with the help of music. Olamide and Bad Boy Timz gave us this slang from their collab “Loading” off Olamide’s “Carpe Diem” album. The track also birthed ‘Load din din din, loading’ and made peeps more familiar with Loader. “Kilofeshe” Zinoleesky’s trending tune, “Kilofeshe ” off the “Chrome Eccentric” EP had everyone chanting the slang which translates to “What do you want to do?”. “Didolobo ninolowo” Sorry if you’re not a Yoruba speaking person because this slang is very raw. Naira Marley on the track “Didolobo” shared that Ladies are meant to be treated well and specially on the bed and of course Money is meant to be spent. “How can your p*ssy be tight, e wo omo ti won to do pa” Another raw slang that is not meant just for anyone. This slang which is from Mohbad’s “Ponmo Sweet ” plays a scenario where a lady claims to be tight down there when she actually has been with every Tom, Dick, and Harry. Kayamata brought about this street phrase. “To ba Fo o ti Fuck Up, To Ba Fuck Up o ti sey Aiye” This phrase is from Naira Marley’s late trending 2020 street jam ‘ Koleyewon‘. The tune is a call for everyone to maintain their street credibility. The Marlian president solidifies his Mafo slogan with this record and street phrase. “To ba Fo o ti Fuck Up, To Ba Fuck Up o ti sey Aiye” this means don’t fall to pressure or your opponent /obstacles and if you do, you have offended the Geng! (Never Succumb To The Pressure You Can Defeat/Overcome). Slangs / Street Phrases Gotten From 2020
CHROME” EP By Zinoleesky Is A Bewitching Account Of Love, Sex & Purpose, This Review will gives an account of the singer’s Eccentric appearance.
(CHROME EP REVIEW) Zinoleesky is one of Nigeria’s fastest growing singers who was discovered alongside former DMW signed artiste, Lil Frosh. Due to his musical prowess, he got signed to Naira Marley’s Marialin Records in 2019.
The newly signed artiste made his debut as a Marlian Protege with the buzzing tune “Caro” produced by Rexxie. The song in no time was on the lips of music lovers and became a fan favorite. It also gave Zino more attraction and made him an act to watch out for in 2020.
After the successful release, he moved on to drop “Mapariwo,” which tells the story about an affair that is meant to be made secret. At the time of the release of this record, Zino was already a household name and proved to be a big force to be reckoned with. This song gave other artistes a run for their money as it rocked charts and amassed millions of streams.
Moving forward, he dropped another single “Kilofeshe” produced by Niphkeys and On the 13th of December, 2020, he premiered his debut EP – “Chrome Eccentric“. On this EP, which is a solo 6 track project, Zino shares his extraordinary journey in the Nigerian music industry and this article seeks to give a review of the project.
The body of work kicks off with “Angeli” which is a brief story about his life before and after fame. “This is the story of a little boy, Wanted to be good but I no get choice, All the things wey my mama taught me dem still dey with me on the greener pasture.” he sings The beat is sampled from a popular 2Pac’s classic, “Hit ‘Em Up.”
The second track produced by Rexxie “Won Wa Mi” which means “I am sought after.” Within a short period, Zino has become a force to reckon with and is the most sought-after guy in the music industry. It’s not just the music but even girls from all over the world are fighting to get his attention.
It’s all fun and games till you get caught cheating. “Mapariwo” which means “Don’t Shout” went viral almost immediately is a favorite on the project. Zinoleesky tells his supposed side chick not to make their secret affair public. This writer feels the mixing at the end of the track was not balanced giving the track kind of a flaw.
“Nitori E” is a track the ladies would definitely love. On “Nitori E” which means because of you, Zino makes many promises to a beautiful woman just “Mo le tori e lodo, Mo le tori e lokun, Mo le forimi fogo, Spend my last cash on you, Baby many many thing.” He also sings “Nitori e, mo le gb’abon nitori e…” In English, that means, “I can take a bullet for you…”
“Kilofeshe” is the real deal out there right now. Produced by Niphkeys, mixed and mastered by TimmyJay. The track is a stunning blend of Afrobeat and the Amapiano which talks about not being moved by ordinary things of this world. Zino seems to be calmer on this track, unlike the other tracks on this project.
“Bullet” follows the same style as “Nitori E” but this time, Zino is ready to put a bullet to his head.”If I do you wrong, I promise you, won’t have to wait for too long, I won’t let you down in my head, If I do you wrong I promise I won’t wait for too long.” He sings in pidgin English
Zinoleesky is no doubt a talented lad and if he keeps this up, he’ll be among the biggest artistes in the coming decade. However, he needs to put more work when it comes to singing in his mother tongue. There has to be a balance in order to amass fans that aren’t from the Yoruba. This way he would be able to reach out to everyone.
The EP is a fantastic project as it is centered around love, sex and belief in God, in beautifully written lyrics and it is hoped that he gets better in the coming years.
A surprised EP Broke Boy Anthem by Razor X has finally been released today. The EP comprises of hit songs which gat fans vibing along on street on this new release. If you are yet to listen to Broke Boy Anthem by Razor X then you are really missing out big because it is already trending on all platforms and on Naijailoaded as a whole. Cop yours now!!!
Vast & Smash – Bracket brings to you their new song MOVING TRAIN featuring highly talented highlife music duo, Umu Obiligbo.
Talented music duo, singer Bracket teams up with hi-life music duo, singer Umu Obiligbo for the release of this Classical Afro-tune titled “Moving Train“. The song is produced by Emizbeatz, Mixed and Mastered by Jaystunz. It’s a follow up to Bracket’s last record ‘African Woman‘.
Bracket are a Nigerian afropop and R&B music duo composed of Obumneme Ali a.k.a. “Smash” and Nwachukwu Ozioko a.k.a. “Vast” Bracket started as a three-man music group before a member called Bistop dropped out. The duo are currently signed to Ape Planet and are best known for releasing hit singles like “Happy Day”, “Yori-Yori” and “Ada Owerri” which received several positive reviews and airplay.
Vast and Smash grew up in Nsukka, Enugu State, where they used to attend campus shows while growing up.Vast has a diploma and a degree in Mass Communication from the Institute of Management Technology, Enugu and the University of Nigeria respectively while Smash has a diploma in Social Works and a degree in Psychology after graduating from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Albums Released are; Happy Day (2006), Least Expected (2009), Cupid Stories (2011) and Alive (2015)
Alive album have their biggest view on Youtube ‘MAMA AFRICA’, They have also released singles featuring Flavour, Duncan Mighty , Cynthia Morgan and Korede Bello. The singles are MALO, EBENEBE , FAR AWAY, CHINELO, JUST LIKE THAT and CHOP KISS.
Their new single ‘Moving Train‘ features raving indigenous singers Umu Obiligbo (Okpuozor & Akunwafor Obiligbo). The song shares that whoever God is with and has blessed will continue to Shine on and go higher.
“Anybody wey God don ordain no human can stop him/her!!! Moving Train!!!“…
Humblesmith is back to the music scene with the release of this new music titled “Kosi”.
After a long break from music talented singer, Humblesmith returns to serves us – ‘KOSI’. This will be his debut for 2020 and also the last single for the year.
Ekenedilichukwu Ijemba better known with the stage name Humblesmith, is a Nigerian afropop recording artist who achieved recognition upon the release of his single titled “Osinachi“. He featured Phyno on the original song and Davido on the remixed version of the song. It earned him the Collaboration of the Year award at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards and multiple Headies Award nomination.
Humblesmith continued to build his portfolio with impressive releases such as Focusand Abaliki to Lasgidi (on which Olamide appeared as a guest artiste). Later in 2018 he release is debut music – Osinachi Album. The singer established himself as an act whose artistry allows him blend Afro-pop music with high life music.
Mid this year 2020, Humble had a contract issue with his record label, he announced his exit but the Label (N-Tyze) say he isn’t free yet as they still have a valid contract together.
Today, moving on from the N-Tyze record label drama he had, Humblesmith releases a new song titled “Kosi” to dance, rejoice and flaunt his new level – ShowBoy (Show Bobo). He also shared… ‘Words are not enough to express the gratitude I feel for scaling through 2020′.