Labels: Christian, Dabo Williams, Free Downloads, Gospel, Music, Nigeria, Praise, Traditional, Worship
Labels: Christian, Duke Henshaw, Free Downloads, Gospel, Music, Nigeria, Praise, Traditional, Worship, Yoruba
Haychbeatz who debuted on this blog for his memorable collabo with Emmykokz titled Kpangolo, has released another project. This one is titled 'Oh!' and features J.Clone, Izik Aga, and of course, Emmykokz. You can read more details in the press release and download the song below:
Riel, who was one of the acts featured on Ojay's Mixtape, Forgiven, released a single titled "Best I Could Ever Have." Unsurprisingly, Ojay sings the hook on this track.
You can read more about Riel and download his single for free below:
Aren't you the least bit curious to know who Zimrod is? I am. Zimrod sent me his three new singles, "His Blood Did It All," "Afurumginanya (I love you)" and "Heroes Live For Ever" earlier this month. As you already know, one way to get acquainted with an artiste is to listen to his music. You can download and listen to his songs for free below. First off though, here is his bio:
Zimrod (Irondi Chizimizu Chuwuemeka) born 16th October 1989, hails from Nigeria. His journey into music began at an early age of 8. He experimented with church instruments and as time went on, his love for music even grew deeper.
Akamaranma was the very first single by IK that I had featured here. As at that time, his stage name was the same as his real name, i.e. Ikpemhosi Amakhabi.
Fast forward to many months later, he has changed his name to IK Worships. Thankfully, his style of music has not changed.
His new single titled "Look At Me Now," is available for download below. You can read more about IK via his press release:
Tolu Ajibade describes himself as a Minister of the gospel through music. He has generously made two singles available for free. You can read more about Tolu in his press release, and download the singles below:
Tolu Ajibade is a Minister of the gospel through music. Born, bred and found his calling in Lagos, Nigeria. Though presently residing in Kharkov, Ukraine, still given to the work of the father across the nations.
I recently read about an Italian woman who left $ 13 million to her cat, Tommaso. Apparently, this put the cat as # 3 on the list of world's richest pets. # 2 on that list is Kalu the chimp (please don't ask) whose owner left him $ 80 million, and Gunther IV, an Alsatian (German Shepherd) dog who inherited $ 372 million from his father, Gunther III. [Source]
Once upon a time, NTA's Newsline was hosted by Abike Dabiri (now Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa). Many of us tuned in on Sunday nights to watch compelling stories of other Nigerians we had never heard about before.
There was one particular episode I remember watching. It was a street-type interview, and the news crew went in search of answers to this question: What makes Nigerian men bald?
Well, Hello! Sorry, I've been MIA for a bit, but I am back now. How una dey? Any special plans for Thanksgiving (it's next week o)? I plan to stuff my face, watch movies and sleep. Please tell me you've bought the turkey. You want to try guinea fowl this year? Ah, you're on your own o!
Ehen, so this topic has been swimming in my head for a while now. Arranged Marriages. The name alone has a negative connotation to it, like a person has no choice in the matter. But let's take a step back and look at it a bit differently. Just a bit.
|Wooden Dutch Shoes|
If you've read my About page, you'll know that I am not a carpenter. I'm not a building contractor either. This one needs to be stated because I actually got a Facebook inquiry on building contracts. That's what I get for having such an awesome name.
So, what does a carpenter have to do with shoes. Good question. My little story will answer your question. Don't worry before the end, you'll make the connection.
I still remember picking up my invitation to my secondary school prom. Although it was an all-girls secondary school, they allowed us to have prom. A real one, with clothes, music, and of course ... boys.
Ebamirababa is the title of a popular Yoruba praise and worship song, which roughly translates to "Help me dance" for God (I am grossly understating what "ra ba ba" means). P.I.T.A (Praise in the Age) teams up with Olufunmi to render his own version of the song, complete with new verses and other additions.
Labels: Alternative, Christian, Free Downloads, Gospel, Music, Nigeria, Ojay, Osimahon Happiness Jonathan
Labels: Christian, Female Artistes, Female Producers, Folake Awesome, Free Downloads, Gospel, Music, Nigeria
|A Geep: Goat + Sheep|
In case you were wondering, a GEEP is not what happens when a goat and a sheep know each other (in biblical terms). Those ones are called sheep-goat hybrids. Okay, okay, a sheep-goat hybrid is what happens when a goat and sheep consummate their union. On a field. In the dead of the night. Or in the middle of the day. Same result. Happy now?
I am almost afraid to ask the goat (if it was the 'guy') what he said to her (the sheep) wey she come 'gree' for him. Toasting that works! Mr. Goat, I hail you o. *winks*
Actually, a Geep is a chimera, i.e., the result of "combining the embryos of a goat and a sheep."
Instead of being happy, this discovery freaked me out. Why?
Labels: Christian, Free Downloads, Gospel, Mixtape, Music, Nigeria, Ojay, Osimahon Happiness Jonathan
Ojay's debut mixtape titled Forgiven was released in October 2013. He has generously made the entire mixtape available as a free download.
Now, I am totally blown away that he decided to make this entire project available for free. Why? Because it's quality, well-written, well-produced work that you should definitely add to your music library. Don't worry, after listening to it, you'll see what I mean.
Here is a track list for starters:
- Here We Go (Remix)
- Forgiven Featuring Chris Rio & Riel
- Nothing Impossible (feat. J-Swiss) (Prod. By SkweiRd)
- Dansakire (Your Majesty) [feat. Abrizzle & 4 runner]
- Without You
- Your Love
- Without You (Piano Remix) [Bonus Track]
And now to learn more about the man himself, i.e. Ojay:
Kpangolo is a local pidgin English slang, popularly used in Nigeria. Generally, Kpangolo means "tin" as in "milk tin" etc. But it can also mean "empty" which is what Emmykokz and Haychbeatz sing about in this song. The message of the song is very clear: without Jesus in your life, your life is empty (your life na kpangolo). In short, they preach a socially conscious gospel, which gospel music should be doing more often.
Emmykokz and Haychbeatz are both artistes and music producers, based in Abuja.
Before jumping into the review proper, listen to Kpangolo:
Goat: A four-legged animal with hoofs that holds an endless fascination for me, Relentless. That's our working definition. And just in case you have never seen a goat in your life, please refer to the picture above (minus the obvious smirk).
One thing I learnt (that's not the only thing I learnt o) in secondary school was that there were certain differences between ruminants and non-ruminants. Of particular note is the fact that ruminants ruminate, i.e. they chew the cud and non-ruminants don't. A goat is a ruminant, therefore, it 'chews the cud.' It also has 4 stomachs: rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum.
What on earth is the cud? It's the undigested food that the goat regurgitates and chews again. For the purpose of this blog post, that is all you need to know. Just in case all this goat talk has stirred a desire to explore the cud-chewing process, you can read more here.
So, why is any of this important?
Well, I am glad you asked. You see, those four parts of the stomach I mentioned, are actually the shaki (tripe) that some of us use to cook vegetable soup. And other things. But that's not my point.
My gripe is with the chewing of the cud.
Labels: Afrobeat, Desanya, EmJoy, Emmykokz, Frank Edwards, Free Downloads, Haychbeatz, J.Clone, Kenny K'ore, Masterkraft, Music, Nosa Omoregie, Propane