Welcome to Show Dem Camp’s Palm Wine Joint

Show Dem Camp Palm Wine Music Vol 1 cover

While the album does sound like what you need to play and chill at joints where palm wine is served in champagne bottles, Ghost and Tec stay true to the type of music that separates them from the average rappers just spitting bars. The EP follows a theme from beginning to finish, and does not afford one the luxury of hitting the rewind button. Unless, maybe you do not know what palm wine is, or what the music sets out to achieve. Continue reading “Welcome to Show Dem Camp’s Palm Wine Joint”

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Anthony Joshua – The Brain Drain Continues

Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, a British heavyweight boxer, knocked out Ukrainian Vladimir Kiltschko on Saturday night to claim the IBF, vacant WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles. The fight was held at the Wembley Stadium in London , England and attracted a post-war record audience of 90,000. Klitschko went down three times during the fight with Joshua, himself being downed once by the Ukrainian. Joshua, born of Nigerian parents is the most recent on a long list of entertainers, sportsmen and other professionals who have brought glory to other nations despite their Nigerian origins.

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Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko

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Wale’s Shine Album Review on The Plug

Whilst writing about the Nigerian features on Wale’s new album, I also noticed an album review on DJ Booth’s The Plug as written by Yoh.

If you do not know about DJ Booth, I reckon the site is doing a really good job for the hip-hop genre and the articles on their are quite thorough as well as well thought through. However, on this instance, a few comments from the reviewer on tracks 4 and 10 do not seem too right. Then again, the reviewer has done a great job on the insights from the album on a ‘1 Listen Review’.

For track 4′, ‘Fine Girl, the reviewer uses  ‘Afrobeats/dancehall’ to describe the vibe he gets from the song. This again, places Wizkid, who his featured on that song, as an ‘Afrobeats’ act. For emphasis, Major Lazer and British female act ‘Dua Lipa’ are also on this song and their genres are far from the alluded ‘Afrobeats’ which does not still seem like the definition of the new Nigerian sound championed by D’Banj, Wiz and co.

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Wale’s New Album – Letting Nigerian Acts ‘Shine’

First of, shouts  out to Wale . He’s had quite a career, from doing songs with Lady Gaga (yes, Lady Gaga) to getting dropped off a major label and then getting on MMG. Numerous features, solo/compilation albums and mixtapes have followed since then. Lyrically, Wale is more poetic than most of his peers, just listen to lines like on Ross’s ‘Diced Pineapples’ and more. However, he could be a fine line around what J.Cole and K.Dot do. On his new album ‘Shine’ however and with features listed, it does appear Wale is evolving with the times. Features from G-Eazy Travis Scott, and even Major Lazer point to this.

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Yung 6ix – Artiste Name Logos & Branding

When one thinks of branding, the mind goes to logos and their development, as a part of branding. In music, record labels and allied companies have been known to go all out to develop their logo. However, not a lot put enough effort into this oft ignored aspect of the business/marketing and thus, miss the opportunity to also use this route to connect with their audience.

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Photo credit – Song Art from Yung Six

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Wizkid featured on Mass Appeal’s best songs of Q1 2017

Earlier this year, Wizkid was featured on now incarcerated Jamaica artist Vybz Kartel’s ‘Wine To The Top’.

Last week, Mass Appeal ranked the song as one of the best 17 songs released in 2017 so far. The song comes in at number 16 on the list that also includes songs from Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar. Continue reading “Wizkid featured on Mass Appeal’s best songs of Q1 2017”