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[Album] Tiwa Savage – “Celia”

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One of the most anticipated album of 2020 “Celia” from Tiwa Savage is finally Out!!!

Nigerian-born singer, songwriter and fashion icon TIWA SAVAGE – widely regarded as the ‘Queen of Afrobeats’ releases her third studio album “CELIA“. The album is now live after the release of three singles; ‘Dangerous Love‘, ‘Koroba‘ and ‘Temptation‘ featuring British singer Sam Smith. All singles are currently on top music charts and buzzing on different digital playlists.

Savage’s fearlessness in combining various genres has paid off, earning her abundance of award wins and recognitions. In 2018 she made history by becoming the first female to win the MTV European Award for ‘Best African Act’. She has since earned four Channel O Music Video Awards nominations, five World Music Award nominations, MTV Africa Music, BET & MOBO Award nominations and many more.

In 2019 she signed an exclusive recording contract with Universal Records and in September released her first global single titled ’49-99’ under Motown Records. In May, 2020, Tiwa Savage graced the cover of Billboard Magazine’s first issue devoted entirely to Africa alongside Afrobeat superstars Davido and Mr Eazi. Tiwa was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where she lived until the age of 11 when her parents decided to move to London. In her early days, like most families, she would attend church with her parents and soon developed a love for performing and relocated to London. At the age of 16, Tiwa found herself singing backing vocals for George Michael. As a result of that session, Tiwa quickly found further work over the years with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Emma Bunton and Blu Cantrell.

Despite having already completed a degree in Business Administration at the University of Kent, she was focused to continue pursuing music and received a scholarship at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. With her newfound strength to push forward with music, Tiwa moved from London to New York City and began taking meetings with various producers and industry professionals. Inspired and stimulated by the lack of true female superstars in her home country, she moved back to Nigeria.

Showing the Music Queen and Africa’s Bad Girl that she is Tiwa serves us with a complete body of work titled “Celia” The album. This the third album in her music career a follow up to the second- R.E.D and her debut music project – ‘Once Upon A Time‘. CELIA houses 12 tracks with features from Music A-listers; Sam Smith, Davido, Stefflon Don, Naira Marley, Dice Ailes and Hamzaa. And a Bonus 13 track- Celia song’s.

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On her third studio album Celia, Tiwa Savage deftly infuses Afrobeats with a feminine impulse, rhythmically exploring the many facets of womanhood. “Celia is my mum’s name and I wanted to pay homage to her,” Tiwa tells Apple Music. “She embodies everything that this album is. It speaks to a strong, modern African woman. This album is Afrobeats from a very female perspective. It’s an extension of the African woman: she still values her culture and her upbringing, but she’s also well-travelled, so it’s blending those two worlds. I want every woman that listens to this to feel attached and connect to it.”

Tiwa delivered a complete package of sounds… Listen and Enjoy below

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[EP] Laime – “If Summer Happened”

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Your soundtrack to the Summer that finally happened…

Laime further accentuates his individuality, authenticity, and the range he has to offer as an artist in the music industry. A project that took 2 years in the making, has finally come down to this moment right here, If Summer Happened – A “relatable and conscious” Afro fusion EP which focuses on confidence, personal growth, love, and the essence of making money.

Laime’s ability to express his inner thoughts in a light, colourful and mellifluous manner, is what makes this project exceptional.

The title “If Summer Happened” is inspired by the lost summer of 2020 due to the Covid ‘19 pandemic. This EP Title, in accordance with the meaning behind each track transcends Laime’s colourful idea of the Summer that got away.

Laime ensured he kept this EP close to home by reconnecting with producers he had previously created magic with. Four out of Six of the tracks were produced by Lagos based producer, Mike Misan and “Higher Vibrations” being produced by Grammy award winning producer, Telz. While “Big Up Yourself “was produced by, Dami Rore. The project was also Mixed and Mastered by Timi Jay.

See Tracklist below

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If Summer Happened” is ushered in with “Money Medicine”, a solo vibrant song where Laime showcases his vocals on a heavy yet soothing instrumental, while talking about his state of mind at the time and the importance of wealth, in relation to it. Following on from this, we are smoothly guided into “Wellsfargo” a memorable track which is further blessed with a feature from Zlatan, a well-known Afrobeats street anthem creator, who brings much- needed Nigerian flair to this track.

We are then eased into the rhythmic and euphonious sounds of “Higher Vibrations” which is just that, a higher vibration. This previously released track is now featured with the vocals of L.A.X a Nigerian artists who fuses Fuji, Afropop and Afrobeats to create his own unique sound. This leads us to the self-motivational “Big Up Yourself” which merges the sounds of Hip Hop as a result of fast rising rapper, Psycho YP, who has been making waves in the Nigerian Rap industry and bridging the gap between his African and Global audience through his music. “Totally” comes next, another previously released single which is taken up a notch with a commendable feature from the new kid on the block, Azanti. The R&B vocals glide smoothly on this track with his sweet and soulful verse.

Laime then Proceeds to conclude this sweet but concise body of work, with another solo song titled “All Night” which reels us back into the realm of his reality. Laime speaks on friendships lost on his journey to success, love of family and professing triumph, all will doing this on such an upbeat and buoyant instrumental.

An authentic, melodious and talent filled project, If Summer Happened showcases the artistic growth and natural talent that Laime possesses.

Listen and Enjoy!!!

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[EP] Ayanfe – “All That Matters” EP ft. Tiwa Savage…

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LISTEN to All That Matters EP by AYANFE, Out Now!

After the successful release of the project’s lead single ‘Migrate’ featuring Davido, Ayanfe serves his debut EP titled “All That Matters“.

Ayanfe caught the attention of music lovers through his distinct covers, however, one that stood out was the cover to Davido’s Risky. He got signed to Obama music worldwide (OMW) an imprint under Davido music worldwide (DMW), home to the industry’s superstars, Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Dremo, Yonda.

He has proven to be a firelight in the big yard and after a few accepted singles, he drops his debut project All That Matters EP. This extended play presents a dioramic image of Ayanfe’s talent, life, and desires, offering a window into the things that motivate him.

The project embodies amazing collaboration from industry heavyweights, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Peruzzi, Mystro.

Se All That Matters EP Tracklist below

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Adorning his melodic vocals with R&B, Afrobeats and amapiano production, Ayanfe’s debut EP is a showcase of his dexterity. Fusing smooth refrains and catchy lyricism, he harmonises with Davido on the mid-tempo “Migrate” and serves sultry Afropop on the Tiwa Savage-assisted “Fire”. Passion seeps through songs like “Spoil You” and “Jah Mi” before Ayanfe displays his range, flowing deftly between the log drums of “44” alongside Jamopyper, Mystro and Obama DMW.

Listen to the full EP below

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[EP] Liya – “Alari” The EP

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Finally the anticipated Alari EP from DMW’s First female artiste, Liya is Out!!!

Davido Music Worldwide Premieres a new EP titled “Alari” by her first lady, Liya. The latest signee to Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) today August 20, 2021, makes a glorious beginning with her debut project.

First Lady LIYA in 2020 impressed many with “Melo” her official first single under the DMW. Liya’s vivacious personality couple with her amazing voice made fans immediately adore her. Her simple yet powerful vocals is out of this Afrobeat space.

The debut EP Alari consist of 6 tracks (5 new tracks plus her debut single- Melo). Boss Davido honoured the project as guest artiste.

Producers: King David Adeboye t/as K Dream & Awoleye Okikiolu Tolulope t/as Zaki Magic created magic with LIYA on ALARI.

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On her debut EP, Alari (a word Yoruba for “stand out”), Davido Music Worldwide’s latest signee reveals her range by employing a spate of genre-mashing stylistic choices and stirring vocals to convey weighty messages.

With a sole feature from label head Davido, the rising star showcases her talent over six tracks rooted in her Yoruba culture and heritage. On “Adua” and “Olodumare”, she riffs in Yoruba across twinkling production while crooning softly about her experiences, before switching things up on the upbeat “Lakiriboto” and “Alari”.

Listen and Enjoy!

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