Patoranking Releases ‘Money’ Music Video

patoranking, money, music video, phynoDancehall artist, Patoranking, has released a video to one of the tracks off his new album, God Over Everything.

The track titled ‘money’, features rapper, Phyno, and was directed by Sesan.

The Alubarika crooner, who started his career as a dancer, and lover of ghetto music as well as dancehall vibes, appears to now be the rave of the moment.

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Patoranking, Phyno

With his vocal command and patois flair, he has so far done over 10 collaborations, including that of his ‘Girly o’ remix in which he featured Nigeria’s Biggest Female artist, Tiwa Savage.

Penthauze label member, Phyno, on the other hand, has gained much popularity for his unique rap style usually done in the Igbo language.

With recent collaborations with artists such as YBNL’s Olamide, law graduate turned musician/comedian, Falz, and many others in the industry, the artist appears to have gained even more fan base.

AO Of G.R.A.P Music Drops New Single

AOMeanwhile, G.R.A.P music signee, A.O, has dropped his first official single, ‘Walahi Walahi which features label mate, Vector and rapper, Jesse Jagz.

The highly anticipated track was produced by heavily sought after Producer Licious Crackitt.

Some reviews on the track have already revealed that there seemed to be a lot of refreshing experimentation on the record, most noticeable the relaxed baritone voice singing in the chorus.Falz

With Falz ‘upping’ his rap game with more frequent collaborations as well as music releases, he has yet again featured Ajebutter 22 and Fresh L on a new track titled ‘Regards To Your Mumsy’ which was produced by Oluwasesan.

ClassiQ Drops ‘Hoto’ Remix

ClassiQHausa speaking rapper, ClassiQ has dropped the remix of his hit song, ‘Hoto’.

ClassiQ featured Vector and Jesse Jagz on the remix of the track.

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Chocolate City’s Ailes Drops Visuals To Machinery

AilesMulti-talented Chocolate City artiste, Dice Ailes, has dropped the visuals to his newly released single ‘Machinery’.

The much anticipated video shot on different locations in Lagos, southwest Nigeria was directed by Visionnaire Pictures.

The video also features appearances from M.I, Ice Prince and Jesse Jagz.

Chocolate City Unveils Artwork For Joint Album

One of Nigeria’s leading record labels, Chocolate City has unveiled the official artwork for ‘The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation’ compilation album.

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The artwork shows all Chocolate City acts including Jesse Jagz, who recently reunited with the team.

Davido Leads Channel O Africa Music Video Awards Nominees

DavidoThe nomination list for the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards has been released and one of Nigeria’s super stars, Davido leads the pack with 5 nominations; 4 for his hit love song Aye and one for the dance anthem, Skelewu.

Other Nigerian acts: 2face, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, Kcee, P-Square, Orezi, Jesse Jagz, Flavour, Patoranking, Iyanya, Niyola, Burna Boy, Phyno and Dr Sid got nominations also, in different categories.

Find the full list of nominees here:

Most Gifted Male
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Davido – Aye
Riky Rick Ft Okmalumkoolkat -AMANTOMBAZANE
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Sarkodie – Illuminati

Most Gifted Female
Thembi Seete – Thuntsha Lerole
Bucie Ft Heavy K – Easy To Love
Lizha James Ft Uhuru – Quem Ti Mandou
Tiwa Savage Ft Don Jazzy – Eminado
Seyi Shay – Irawo

Most Gifted Newcomer
Dream Team Ft Tamarsha, Aka & Big Nuz – Tsekede
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Emmy Gee Ft Ab Crazy & Dj Dimplez – Rands And Nairas
Diamond – Number One
Patoranking – Girlie O (REMIX)

Most Gifted Duo, Group Or Featuring
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
R2bees Ft Wizkid – Slow Down
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Kcee Ft Wizkid – Pull Over

Most Gifted Dance
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Davido – Skelewu
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
P Square – Personally
Busiswa Ft Various – Ngoku

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall
Buffalo Souljah – Basawine
Orezi – Rihanna
Jesse Jaggz Feat Wizkid – Bad Girl
Patoranking – Girlie O (REMIX)
Shatta Wale – Everydoby Likes My Ting

Most Gifted Afro Pop
Davido – Aye
Mafikizolo Ft May D – Happiness
Diamond – Number One
Flavour – Ada Ada
Iyanya – Jombolo

Most Gifted Kwaito
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Character Ft Mono T & Oskido – Inxeba Lendoda
Big Nuz Ft Khaya Mthethwa – Incwadi Yothando
Dj Vetkuk Vs Mahoota – Khaba Lenja
Dj Cndo – Yamnandi Into

Most Gifted R&B
2face Ft T Pain – Rainbow
Jimmy Nevis Ft Kwesta – Balloon
Gb Collective Ft Brian Temba & Reason – Chocolate Vanilla
Donald – Crazy But Amazing
Niyola – Toh Bad

Most Gifted Hip Hop
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Khuli Chana Ft Da L.E.S & Magesh – Hape Le Hape 2.1
Phyno – Alobam
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Aka – Congratulate

Most Gifted Southern
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Aka – Congratulate
Zeus – Psych
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara

Most Gifted West
R2bees Ft Wizkid – Slow Down
Davido – Aye
Burna Boy Ft D’banj – Won Da Mo
Olamide – Turn Up
Dr Sid Ft Don Jazzy – Surulere

Most Gifted East
Sauti Sol – Nshike
Diamond – Number One
Navio – No Holding Back
Eddy Kenzo – Sitya Loss
Elani – Kookoo

Most Gifted Video Of The Year
Emmy Gee Ft Ab Crazy & Dj Dimplez – Rands And Nairas
Davido – Aye
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Burna Boy – Run My Race
Tiwa Savage Ft Don Jazzy – Eminado
Dr Sid Ft Don Jazzy – Surulere
Riky Rick Ft Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Sarkodie – Illuminati
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
Aka – Congratulate
Diamond – Number One

Seyi Shay, Patoranking, Phyno, Others Shut It Down At Gidi Culture Fest

seyi shayMusic stars, Seyi Shay, Patoranking, Phyno, Ice Prince and many others shut it down at the inaugural edition of the Gidi Culture Festival, which held in Lagos.

Girlie O crooner, Patoranking performed his hottest track without Tiwa Savage, who he gave a shout-out to.

Seyi Shay performed dressed in white crop top and hot pants, paired with a pink blazer.

Many others including Phyno, Naeto C and Ice Prince raised the roof with their hit tracks.

Check out the video…

Kilt Drops New Single ‘Fire’

Barely two weeks after making his long-awaited comeback to the Nigerian music scene with the fiery rap cut “Komeback King”, 17-year old Hip-Hop artist, KILT KRANIK has unveiled his official brand new single titled “FIRE”, featuring up and coming R&B songstress and fellow label mate Della.

Produced by Magic Fingaz, “Fire” is a song offering solidarity and support to his music peers and icons, like Jesse Jagz and Olamide, who continually face constant scrutiny for simply being successful artistes.

Together, Kranik and Della deliver a delectable dose of Hip-Hop music with just the right Pop sensibility and dash of mainstream appeal; listen to “Fire” below…

Samklef Drops Hot New Tune Titled Wado

Nigerian music producer and singer, Samklef has released a brand new song titled, Wado.

The song, Wado, a tech-highlife folk love song, is dropping after a music hiatus which has left music fans craving more from the ‘Molowo Noni’ crooner.

Wado is also a prelude to Samklef’s sophomore album which drops on the 14th of October.

The multiple-award winning producer/artiste, is set to release a 15 tracker album titled #4KP THE GIFT OF GOD which features top acts like Jesse Jagz, Kayswitch, Skales, Olamide, Eddy Remedy, Peggy, Shola Zeal and Terry G.

Listen to Wado below:

I’m Leaving With No Bad Blood – Jesse Jagz

Popular artiste and producer Jesse Agbaga also known as Jesse Jagz has left chocolate City.

Jesse has been in the record label for about 2 years, where his brother MI is the vice president of the label.

Jesse has decided to move on, although the reason for his exit is unclear, he says “he’s leaving with no bad blood”

In a press statement sent by Jesse to his fans, he notified the general public about his exit from the record label.

“I, Jesse Garba Abaga (also known as “Jesse Jagz”) an artist formerly signed to Chocolate City Music label hereby wishes to notify my fans and the general public about my voluntary exit from the label.

After my initial two year contractual agreement with Chocolate City, I do not wish to renew my contract with them and as such have proceeded to continue my music career with my new team at Jesse Jagz Nation.

I still maintain a cordial relationship with the management of Chocolate City and my former label mates and I wish them the best in all their future endeavours.

Any further information will be passed across through my publicist but until then, have a good day. Look out for my sophomore album JagZNation Vol. 1 coming out in July 2013.”

Jesse Jagz’s hit singles “Wetin Dey”, “Pump It Up, “Nobody Test Me”, Bend Down Low, Sugar Cane Baby and The Greatest were all released under Chocolate City.

Bez tops nomination for 2012 Headies

The official list of nominations for this year’s HEADIES (formerly known as HipHop World Awards) has been released with RnB and soul singer, Bez, getting seven nominations.

The nominations for the categories are:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Everybody Loves Ice Prince – Ice Prince
The Invasion – P-Square
Superstar – Wizkid
Super C Season – Naeto C

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

P-Square
Wizkid
Ice-Prince
Naeto-C
D’Banj

SONG OF THE YEAR

Chop My Money – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Dami Duro – Davido
Oliver Twist – D’Banj
Gaga Crazy- Chuddy K
Kukere – Iyanya

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Stupid Song – Bez
Private Trips – Wande Coal
Ara – Brymo
I Love You – Praiz

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Cobhams – Stupid Song (Bez)
Tee-Y Mix – Super C Season (Naeto C)
Shizzy – Dami Duro (Davido)
J Sleek – Private Trips (Wande Coal)
Jesse Jags – E.L.I (Ice Prince)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)

5 & 6 (Naeto C) – Clarence Peters
Chop My Money Remix (P-Square) – Jude Okoye
Ara (Brymo) – Ajeh
Kosorombe (Dipp ft. Da Grin) – Mex

BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE

Private Trips – Wande Coal
Stupid Song – Bez
Nawti – Olu Maintain
Soundtrack – May D
Love Me (3X) – Tiwa Savage

BEST POP SINGLE

Dami Duro – Davido
Oliver Twist – D’Banj
Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K
Chop My Money – P-Square
Kukere – Iyanya

BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM

Superstar – Wizkid
Super Sun – Bez
Versus – 9ice
The Invasion – P-Square

BEST RAP SINGLE

Too Much Money – Iceberg Slim
Shutdown – Phyno
Angeli – Vector ft. 9ice
Oh My Gosh – Yung6ix
Young Erikina – Olamide

BEST RAP ALBUM

E.L.I – Ice Prince
The Dreamer Project – Show Dem Camp
Rapsodi – Olamide
Super C Season – Naeto C

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Vector – Angeli
Yung6ix – Oh My Gosh
Iceberg Slim – Too Much Money
Phyno – Shutdown
Erigga – Mo Street Gan

BEST COLLABO

Chop My Money remix – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Angeli – Vector Ft. 9ice
Carolina – Sauce Kid Ft. Davido
Stupid Song – Bez Ft. Praiz
Orobo – Sound Sultan Ft. Excel & Flavour

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Wande Coal – Private trips
Banky W – Low Key
Praiz – I Love You
Brymo – Ara
Bez – Stupid Song

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Tiwa Savage – Love Me, Love, Love Me
Chidinma – Kedike
Ijeoma – Oloomi
Waje – Na The Way

AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Sarkodie (Ghana) – Azonto
Camp Mulla (Kenya) – Feel No Pain
D-Black (Ghana) – Get On The Dancefloor
Zahara (South Africa) – Loliwe

BEST STREET HOP

Kako Bi Chicken – Reminisce
Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K
Akpako – Terry G
Roll – Rayce
Mo Street Gan – Erigga

NEXT RATED

Davido
Eva (Alordiah)
Praiz
Chuddy K

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Wizkid
Ice Prince
Bez
Timi Dakolo
Olamide

HEADIES HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry
Femi Kuti

Hennessy Artistry unveils “Bartender” Video (Review)

Hennessy Artistry announced earlier that their headliners were World Famous Academy (WFA) Naeto C and popular rapper M.I,  to add color to the video was one of Nigeria’s best producers Clarence Peters.

Clarence Peters earlier on said, it’s a collage of different set pieces, styling and values’, , “Hennessy is a very premium brand, and the headliners – M.I and Naeto C – are also top notch. So we’ve created something that complements the brand and personalities while making sure it’s fun and spontaneous. In the video, everyone just blends and flows, and I’m sure the fans will like the result!”.

Truly with what we see he was very creative in the concept of the video, graphics was on point, shoots were very clear.
One of the cameos TY Mix who produced the song said, I’m so excited; the video is bright and brilliant. It was wonderful watching the artistes come alive with the song on the video set. Their live performances together on the Hennessy Artistry stage will be phenomenal I am sure!’,

M.I and Naeto C were also on point, they put in a lot of swag and energy although the Costumier would have done better.
The Artistry has had a mixture of different talented Nigerian artiste including, Sir Shina Peters, Nneka, Bez, Jesse Jagz, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Eldee amongst others.

Watch the vide.

J Martins, Jim Iyke get Cameron Entertainment Award

Popular singer J Martins and Nollywood actor Jim Iyke were on July 28th honored at the Cameron Entertainment Awards held at the prestigious Cramton Auditorium in Washington DC.

J Martins was presented with ‘Pan African People’s Choice‘ award while Jim Iyke was given ‘Pan African Actor of the Year‘.

Jim Iyke was not present to receive his award.

Reports say J Martins is presently on a tour with some Nigerian artists including Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, Timi Dakolo and 2face Idibia in the United States.