Premiere: 034 How Far (Single) – Oloye Coldman (Ft. Factoria, King Harrashy & El Breeze)

2020 has been full of ups and downs because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this didn’t stop Nigerian artist/producer OLOYE COLDMAN from pushing out new music.

His new single, ‘034 Howfar’ – out today on all download and streaming sites – is a special shout out to all indigenes and residents of the 18 local governments areas in his hometown, Ondo State in  Nigeria.

Also aimed to encouraging unity among the indigenes with a classic production by the man himself, ‘034 Howfar’ is taken of his EP, ‘034’ slated to drop worldwide before the end of this year.

Have a listen to the politically-fueled ‘034 Howfar’ below, mixed and mastered by Deacon Beats.

 

Song of the Day: Olla – Jobaa

Rising Nigerian artist JOBAA makes a remarkable impact with his single debut ‘Olla’, providing strikingly impressive visuals.

Reflecting the feel-good nature of the track, the music video dazzles in hues of blue and pink as he serenades his leading lady.  ‘Olla’ marks the first release since his signing with JustJoJo Entertainment.

Climbing up the ranks in the flourishing Afrobeat scene, Jobaa has made some exceptional progress. Landing a premiere with BBC 1Xtra ‘Olla’ has since gained over 300,000 streams across digital platforms and he has secured a number 20 spot on the Nigerian iTunes chart. Selected as the number one track on Rod Rantz ‘weekly top 5’ on The AfroNation Show on Westside Radio, he has also gained global recognition with a range of playlist additions. This includes YouTube Music’s ‘Afrobeats Now’, Deezer ‘New Nigeria’, Spotify’s ‘Afro Hits’ and four playlists on Apple Music ( ‘New Music Daily’, ‘Future Hits’, ‘Pop Chill’ and ‘Afrobeats Workout’).

Having previously featured on Burna Boy Spaceship Collective signee Buju’s single ‘Sweet Love’ last December, which highlighted Jobaa to the music world, the 20-year old makes his single debut. Featuring a super catchy, percussion driven Afro-pop instrumentation, which is produced by Jaypizzle and engineered by Selebobo (a.k.a Mix Monsta), ’Olla’ is a stellar debut that highlights Jobaa’s fresh and zealous interpretation of contemporary Afrobeats.

Check out the vibrant video for ‘Olla’, directed by Ovie Etseyatse.

Shinx FatCat Drops Track ‘This Weekend’ Featuring Dara Svuce

Following the release of their track ‘NuNu’, Lagos based Rapper SHINX FATCAT continues his burgeoning  collaboration with  Dara Svuce through track, ‘This Weekend’. The new effort shows the pair working the perfect blend of Afrobeats melodies with a UK AfroSwing vibe.

Taking a wide range of influences from multiple genres including hip-hop, Afrobeats, R&B and Dancehall, Shinx FatCat – whose real name is Nwafor Abuchi – started his musical journey in 2012 and has pushed out two projects: joint mixtape, ‘TTO (Tha TakeOver’) in 2014 and solo project ‘Love N Trap EP’ in 2016. The indie rapper was recently featured on UKs 89.6fm Afronation Show’s Unsigned Artist.

‘This Weekend’ rolls off a collab mixtape with Dara Svuce, set for release in 2021. ‘This Weekend’ was recorded in Lagos and sound engineered by Tobby Bada$$, written by Nwafor Abuchi and Dara Adedayo. Check it out below…

Afro-Pop Star Oxlade Releases Lyric Video For New Single ‘DKT’

Following on from his EP ‘Oxygene’ – which amassed over 25 million streams across all platforms – three million streams in its first week – and his feature on Skip Marley’s single ‘Slow Down (alongside H.E.R and Davido), Afro-pop sensation OXLADE drops the lyric video for his sassy number, ‘DKT (Dis Kind Thing)’.

Starting out by dishing up music on Soundcloud in 2017, Lagos-based Oxlade released his first official single ‘Shugar’ the following year, which instantly caught the attention of hordes of music fans. Also known for the hit song ‘Sing’ with Fireboy DML and collaborations with acts such as Reekado Banks and DJ Tunez, another breakthrough moment for Oxlade was his feature on the Blaqbonez track ‘Mamiwota’ last year. Also in 2019, Oxlade featured alongside Sneakbo on Skengdo’s UK underground track ‘Brixton Boy’ and he performed to a 20,000-strong audience at the world famous O2 Arena in London at Wizkid’s Starboy Fest.

So you know you’re in good company here…check out the lyric video for ‘DKT’ below…

EP Review: This is Korie – Korie

With KORIE‘s EP, ‘This is Korie’, personally I feel there are subtle influences of the once-popularised Yo pop – a mixture of jazz, funk, reggae and Afrobeats – fused with acoustic, almost stripped -back performances led by the guitar. When you listen to each track in this set, it feels like this young Nigerian singer/songwriter is performing right in front of you in an intense, intimate setting of an underground jazz club.

Her pronounced Motherland-esque vocals, which holds so much passion, paints a vivid storytelling of her fears in life, the pursuit to find true love and the determination in becoming a better person. It’s very clear that from the EP that Korie lives and breathes music…and it’s very rare I come across any material of music, where you can actually feel the musician’s love for music.

So ladies and gents, let me introduce you to the very talented Miss Korie in her purest and rawest form…

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