Majek Fashek’s musical resurrection

Last updated on October 30th, 2018 at 07:53 amThe music industry is characterized by different genres of music- fuji, juju, apala, dadakuada, hip-top, gospel, shakara, and reggae. All these genres of music in Nigeria have who could be called progenitors. Fuji history is incomplete without Ayinde Barrister, and Kolington Ayinla; while King Sunny Ade and … Read moreMajek Fashek’s musical resurrection

How to sustain music groups in Nigeria

Last updated on October 30th, 2018 at 06:47 amSustainability of Music groups in Nigeria Music groups in Nigeria have indeed played a vital role in the sustenance of the entertainment industry. The list I must say is endless. From the likes of junior and pretty, the” Bolanle” fine fine lady crooner, though Junior is late … Read moreHow to sustain music groups in Nigeria

Pray for me by Dare Art Alade: A story of triumph

Last updated on October 30th, 2018 at 06:58 am

Pray for me “Gbadura Fun Mi” by Dare Art Alade: A story of triumph

If music be the food of love play on says Shakespeare. I woke up at about 12.57AM, listened to a mind blowing song by one of Nigeria’s best vocalist, Dare Art Alade. This song titled Pray for me, Gbadura fun  mi, (Darey’s 18th single) though not new but reviewing and listening to it all over again makes it awesome.

On this mid-term beat Dare features two time Grammy award winning and one Emmy award winning Soweto gospel group.

Pray for me as a story of triumph

Pray for me, which got nomination in the “Best Male Artiste: Inspiration” category at the 2015 Africa Music Awards, talks about a young man who is about to embark on a journey to the city but needs the support of his ancestors specifically his father.

Knowing full well of the challenges perceived in the city he beckons on his father to pray for him. “Pray for me” is a story of triumph even against all perceived odds.

It brings to fore the fact that one needs to take some bold steps in life so as to break new grounds. The song is classical and the signature of Darey with his Afro soul delivery which makes a true music lover wants to yearn for more.

With 11 awards, 18 nominations, Dare Art Alade is one of the Nigerian singers, songwriter to watch out for in one of the most prestigious music awards in the world (Grammy).

 

The son of Nigerian legendary entertainer has got the lyrics, talents to win any music-related international awards.

Pray for me!

Love Don’t Care by Simi: Youtube Video, Message, Choreography

Last updated on October 30th, 2018 at 07:02 am

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye popularly known as Simi is a Nigerian singer and songwriter born on April 19, 1988. Anthony Amenaghawon takes a look at her latest single, “Love Don’t Care” The Message, and The Choreography

Talented music artiste popularly known as Simi is gradually becoming a force to reckon with. From “Ara Ile” (2008) to “Take a Chance” (2012), “E No Go Funny” (2014) to “Jamb Question” (2015), Simi keeps getting better.

Upon the release of a single titled “Jamb Question” which later featured Falz in the remix, Simi was listed as one of the artistes to watch out for in 2016 by NotJustOk.

Jamb Question went on to be nominated in the “Best Music Video” category at the 2015 edition of The Headies.

Simi, who started her career as a gospel singer, hit the airwaves with yet another hit singles, “Love Don’t Care” in 2016 with a powerful message to parents and guardians who are well pleased in choosing partner for their child.

Her newest hit single, ‘Love Don’t Care’ brings to bare the fact that parents should allow their children marry whom they truly love.

Like in Latin it is said that Amo Vinci omnia which means love conquers all, tribe, profession and its likes should not be major factors that could hinder two love birds as it were.

This message is deep and the video says it all. The choreography, the background and most importantly her sonorous voice makes the song a delight. All we wish her is that she should not rest on her oars in ensuring that she continues to sing inspiring songs that will stand the test of time.

On January 9, 2014, Simi released two singles titled “Tiff” and “E No Go Funny”, with the former receiving massive airplay and accepted generally among music critics.

 

The song went on to be nominated in the “Best Alternative Song” category at the 2015 edition of The Headies.

In 2015, Simi won the “Most Promising Act to Watch” category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

 

Ariwo ko by Adekunle Gold: Video review

Last updated on October 30th, 2018 at 08:27 am

Album: Gold

Track: Ariwo ko

Artiste: Adekunle Gold

Producer: YBNL

Director: Adasa Cookey

Location: Lagos

‘Ariwo ko’ which means it’s not noise by Adekunle GOLD, it’s a clarion call to music artistes who think songs are all about putting  beats together without a proper message or content for its listeners.

Moreso, the ‘Orente progenitor’ in its lyrics also brings to fore those people/artists who think because they are wealthy they can act without caution.

“Your Papa get money, You dey do any how….” Adekunle Gold sings.

It preaches humility and the need for us all to know that whatever you have achieved or even if your parents are well to do, it all comes from God Almighty, not to us Lord but to you be glory and power.

The song is a fusion of afrobeat and a nice Indian flavor which reminds us of Bollywood the film industry in India.

As it is common among music artistes the song might actually be referring to one of the wave making A-list musician who comes from a wealthy home and even makes it known in his songs. Thumbs up to the YBNL star Adekunle Gold who keeps getting better as he releases new songs.

While naijaloaded, Nigeria’s website for music and video, rated it “Video of the Week,” Ariwo ko was one of the top Nigerian trends on the social media, particularly twitter, on August 22, 2016.

“Enu o ose

Enu o se ee

Ariwo ko ni music ooo

Empty barrel lo ma n pariwo

Ariwo ko ni music oo

Enu o se,

Enu o se ee

Ariwo ko ni music oo

Empty barel lo man pariwo

……………………

Numbers don’t lie

And I don’t shout

Topping every chart

And I don’t make mouth

Oluwa lo n seyi

Emi naa ko ooo

…………………………………

No be only you go make am

Je a gboran o ree ooo

Who you help ooo?

No be only you go chop life

Je a gboran ore, ye pariwo

Enu o see…………………

………………………………..

Your Papa get money

You dey do any how….

………………………………….

Ajepako niwa

Pele omo olowo

Owa so’le aye dawa mailo

Baba ma lo n se

Iwo naa kooooo….

…………………………”

It’s not by noise!

Thumbs up to the YBNL star Adekunle Gold who keeps getting better as he releases new songs.

 

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