Album Interview: Far From Home – Acebergtm

ACEBERGTM is among the hottest artists to come out from Nigeria, so it was an absolute pleasure to catch up him to talk about his highly-anticipated EP ‘Far From Home’ and what inspired him to produce the six-track set.

NLM: Hey, thank you for taking part in an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC. How is 2021 treating you so far?

A: I feel excited and happy about the new release, the response has been amazing and it’s keeps getting better every day.

NLM: You released your EP, ‘Far From Home’ in April. What is the public perception on the project so far?

A: Most of people say it’s unique and different, exactly what I hoped for it to be. Got new fans and the energy is really positive.

NLM: How would you describe the EP’s sound to potential fans?

A: I call my sound GOOD MUSIC, I’m all about trying out a lot of sounds with the aim of making a wonderful song.

NLM: What inspired you to produce the EP?

A: FAR FROM HOME was inspired by the thought of me trying to be different from everybody else. And as a rapper trying to show more versatility and fitting into my own space in the music industry. The aim of this release is to connect with everybody around the world through my music, that’s what “Far from home” is all about.

NLM: What is your favourite single from the EP and why?

My favorite single on the EP is Loyal, the last track on there. I really connected with the son due to personal experiences and the mood I had while I was writing the song.

NLM: What message would you like the listeners to take away from your EP?

A: I don’t know, let’s see about that.

NLM: Do you have other project(s) for 2021?

A: I’m working on an album but I can’t say yet when that would be released.

NLM: How can potential fans find you?

My music is on all streaming platforms, check out the FAR FROM HOME EP. On social media it’s @acebergtm on twitter, Instagram and others.

NLM: Finally, any special shout outs to those involved in the production of ‘Far From Home’?

A: Shout out to everyone supporting God bless y’all. The team, producers i worked with and also the label (SJW). I really appreciate the love and support.

Far From Home is available across all music platforms

Song of the Day: Confusion – M.anifest

award-winning Ghanaian rap veteran and UNICEF ambassador M.ANIFEST‘s latest single, ‘Confusion’ is rich in musicality from the very start. The lush guitar licks and percussion drums are the central elements of the alluring sonic bed of hip-hop and afrobeats which blends seamlessly together.

‘Confusion’ is driven by M.anifest’s captivating wordplay, assured cadence, and infectious melodic rap flow, as he weaves an enthralling tale about the beautiful chaos of living in a modern African city like his hometown Accra. According to M.anifest, “such is the paradox of life in our cities, that there is always a constant tension between the feeling of ‘hurry hurry’ and ‘ok wait’”.

A rap music veteran of over a decade, with six acclaimed projects spanning that time, countless awards over his career and over three million fans on social media, M.anifest is one of the most revered figures in the African music scene. Described as the foremost rapper on the continent by The Guardian UK, with further acclaim from BBC, CNN and Revolt, his musical reach extends beyond Africa, with collaborations that range from Damon Albarn and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea, to Erykah Badu and Tigga Da Author, to Kojey Radical and Burna Boy.

Have a listen to ‘Confusion’, produced by MOBO Award nominated artist and producer JULS (GoldLink, Kojey Radical, Pa Salieu, Ms. Banks)…

EP Review: 034 – Oloye Coldman

Although it’s only five tracks long, OLOYE COLDMAN‘s latest EP, ‘034’ features 16 (yes,16!) artists contributing to a spectrum of sound where western urban influences meets the gleeful presence of the Motherland (more specifically, Nigeria).

Here in this set, you’ll experience the real vibrancy on a modern take of Igbo music, working with the sweet runs of piano keys and trumpet, giving a real bluesy jazz feel (listen to ‘Why E Be’), straight up chilled hip-hop/R&B trap effort (in ‘What’) to old school-hip-hop-inspired sound with vocals giving a rich motherland feel (listen to concluding track, ‘Gone’).

In this bio, Oloye described his EP as ‘the first of its kind in Nigeria’ – he’s not wrong – as this mini set is bursting with massive sounds which will leave lasting impression. Have a listen to the EP below…

Must Listens: What, Gone

Listen To Savvie’s Track, ‘Take Me Home’, Produced by David Sinclair-Black

It’s been a long-time coming for Nigerian-born artist SAVVIE, but now, tucking into a platter of success with his new single ‘Take Me Home’.

‘Take Me Home’, produced by the internationally acclaimed record producer David Sinclair-Black, and BeldonDidThat (Gunna, Young Thug, Ayo & Teo, Lexy Panterra, The BBC) is a vibrant and summery yet heartfelt track upon which Savvie opens up to his rough journey in the music industry.

Off the success of his sold-out shows in London, and having opened for huge international acts such as So Solid Crew, Savvie aims to set himself as an artist to be reckoned with in 2021.

Check out the epic track below…

Song of the Day: Madness – H.O.M.A (ft. Reynbow)

Nigerian singer/songwriter H.O.M.A‘s, vocals stretches beyond the dreamy state of endless elasticity, sings about loneliness and call towards a lover in track, ‘Madness’. The Afro/R&B banger features fellow native/singer Reynbow, who responds in an eclectic, Rihanna-esque tone of her desire to be in the arms of a lover.

Citing fellow African-bred Giant and Burna Boy, as well as Allan Rayman and Jacob Banks as his main influences, H.O.M.A  released his debut single in 2018 when he joined indie label, Black Federation. So far, H.O.M.A has been featured on a number of tracks and has a mixtape to his name.

His latest release ‘Madness’, was met with great reviews and was verified on Audiomack’s playlist. Have a listen below…