Oxlade Releases New Single ‘Away’ Ahead of EP ‘Oxygene’

Set to cause serious waves across not only the Nigerian and African music scenes but the international music industry at large, with his infectious, signature Afro-fusion sound, Nigerian-born OXLADE has released his new single ‘Away’, taken from his forthcoming debut EP ‘Oxygene’ out this Friday (27th March).

The melodic, Spax-produced track ‘Away’ sees Oxlade building on the major buzz he has been causing since the release of his first single ‘Shugar’ in 2018 – and a slew of top notch solo tracks and collaborations – and gives fans a taster of the upcoming project which will offer a formal introduction to the talents of the exciting Lagos-based musician. With a mix of Afrobeat, Hip-Hop, R&B and Country influences, Oxlade’s distinctive, soulful vocals and mesmerising songwriting and storytelling, is backed-up with production from some of Nigeria’s top class producers, ‘Oxygene’ is set to be a must-listen EP.

Speaking on the forthcoming ‘Oxygene’ EP, Oxlade said: “Music is the air that I breathe, which is why I’ve named the EP ‘Oxygene’. With the play on words with Oxy’ being my nickname and the biological ‘gene’, I’m letting out a part of myself to the world which contains love, consciousness and pain.”

Check out Oxlade’s ‘Away’ below…

EP Review: Naija-Ghana Tape Vol. 1 – DJ Boat x Kobi Jonz

‘Naija-Ghana Tape Vol.1’ is the birth of the burgeoning relationship between two forerunners of African Music – Ghanaian native DJ BOAT and Nigeria-born singer KOBI JONZ.

Starting out his career in New York, Houston-based DJ Boat – who has clocked up over 20 million streams through his mixtapes – has previously collaborated with Kobi Jonz for his breakthrough single ‘Conscious’, which received heavy support from the likes of MTV Base, Spotify and Dezzer.

Now these hot properties are making new waves, coming in the form of four tracks which roars with such vibrancy and carries flawless fusions of both worlds – Ghana and Nigeria.

‘Naija-Ghana Tape Vol.1’ will undoubtedly keep up the vibes in the cold months, right through to those blazing hot days…check it out below…

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Song of the Day: Hey Hey Hey – Tamaraebi

Nigerian-born singer-songwriter TAMARAEBI is slowly shaping up to be tomorrow’s torchbearer within the realm of Soul and RnB music, elevating the genres with his own inimitable iterations. Having recently signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV after being scouted and approached by Tinie Tempah on Instagram. One to never stop, TAMARAEBI is back with single ‘Hey Hey Hey’.

With a strong promise of longevity, TAMARAEBI is an alluring and enigmatic master of his craft, what sets him apart from his contemporary counterparts is an instantly identifiable sonic distinctiveness.

Being exposed to a plethora of diverse countries, cultures, and people at such a young age was an experience that transformed TAMARAEBI into a self-proclaimed social chameleon, which equipped him with the ability to easily adjust to different environments.

The skilled wordsmith and storyteller states it’s the melody that is always at the heart of each of his songs, very much involved in the production process, he is skilled at the piano and guitar. Produced by Greatness Jones, his latest single ‘Hey Hey Hey’ has  rich sultry tones complimenting the dulcet, jazzy production, likened to that of The Weeknd, TAMARAEBI gives off a no holds barred account of showing no love. The one-to-watch is on the run up to releasing his debut EP ‘Heavens Gate’ featuring ‘Innocence’ and recently released ‘Heavens Gate’ singles.

Check out ‘Hey Hey Hey’ below…

 

Demola Teams Up Davido For AfroPop Single, ‘Gbedu’

DEMOLA © TODD SPOTH

I was privilege enough to be one of the first to hear DEMOLA‘s collaborative track with Afrobeat sensation Davido at the launch party on Monday…and let me tell you, this banger will have your hips swinging in no time.

Meaning ‘big drum’ the self-produced, infectious slice of Afropop is packed to the rafters with instrumentation as DEMOLA’s violin solo sings, trumpets and horns blow, and the ‘Gbedu’ thuds like a heartbeat throughout, making the record a celebration of culture, dance and the very sound that has become synonymous with the sweet and catchy Afrobeats sounds that have become one of the worlds most loved.

With a snappy, smooth and uplifting delivery, DEMOLA sets the tone and pace for this insanely catchy record, which encompasses every traditional element of Afrobeats and mixes it with genuine originality. The addition of Afrobeats star Davido, who lays down the perfect verse for this number only lends to further accentuate the radiance of the record.

Having already been associated with Mathew Knowles’ Music World Entertainment, DEMOLA released a previous collaboration on the label, ‘Light Up’ featuring Wande Coal.

Now making his global debut with UK based Track Record Entertainment (TRE), DEMOLA is thumping out his music to the sound of his ‘Gbedu’…check out the video below…

Tamaraebi Deliver Us To Heavens Gates With Stunning New Visual


With an instantly identifiable sonic distinctiveness and creations that are all outstandingly astute, intuitive and insightful deconstructions of the human character, its intrinsic flaws and universally felt internal struggles through elegantly woven notes and narratives, seamlessly stitched together, it is little wonder as to why TAMARAEBI recently landed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV. 

In the throws of releasing a collection of brand new music for the ‘Heavens Gate’ EP, TAMARAEBI gifts the first single of the same name. Instantly alluring and enigmatic, the record swells in to a powerful, emotionally charged offering, marked by his remarkable vocal range and agility. His tender, velvety voice, which has echoes of The Weeknd, DVSN and Miguel, sit in beautiful cohesion with the infectious instrumental, something that characterises his memorable tracks throughout his ever-growing repertoire.
Nigerian-born,TAMARAEBI has a rich tapestry of influence and experience. His parents’ work for the United Nations meant a nomadic upbringing with Nigeria, Nairobi, India and Sudan being places he had the opportunity to call home during different points of his childhood and undoubtedly shaped both the compelling and astute character he has become and helped to prepare him for his music career. He has since gone on to be scouted by Tinie Tempah on Instagram, resulting in his publishing deal, as well as performing at Wembley Arena supporting Jonas Blue in 2017 and selling out his debut headline show at The Waiting Room in London earlier this year

With a strong promise of longevity, TAMARAEBI  is shaping up to be tomorrow’s torchbearer within the realm of Soul and RnB music, elevating the genres with his own inimitable iterations and delivering us to ‘Heavens Gate’ with this timeless anthem.

Check out the mysterious video below: