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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.

See Tracklist below

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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”.

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[Album] Laycon – “I Am Laycon” (The Original Soundtrack) Album

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Laycon comes through with “I AM LAYCON” album, A connection to his debut project- Who Is Laycon The EP?

Multi-talented rapper, Laycon drops his sophomore album titled “I Am Laycon“. A project which houses 10 track with 2 guest acts, that serves as a follow up to his debut album- ‘Shall we Begin..‘

Laycon is a Lagos born and bred artiste who is signed to Fierce Nation entertainment. Laycon started out his musical journey very early, developing his art from Secondary school. He got introduced to Hiphop and rap music and later on crossed over to other genres of music. He says about his musical style “I diversify my creativity as much as I can and strive to get more versatile. I can rap and I can sing. I also play some music instruments so I’m a mixture of everything“.

Laycon’s consistency and creativity was noticed by several record labels and in late 2018 he signed to Fierce Nation, a budding record label known for their positive work with several young, talented Nigerian creatives. In the second half of 2019, Laycon put out two weekly visual project, titled “Any Given Monday I & II” which were compliments to his first label single release ‘Fierce’ featuring Chinko Ekun & Reminisce.

Laycon kicked off 2020 with his much anticipated “Who Is Laycon” EP, released on April 2020. He won the Nigerian Big Brother TV show in 2020 and also starred in his own reality show ‘I Am Laycon’, which became the most streamed show on the Showmax platform.

Today, He drop an album titled “I Am Laycon” (The Original Soundtrack for his reality show)

Operating at the intersection of his personal life and involvement in reality shows, Laycon’s sophomore album I Am Laycon reflects his learnings, mood and outlook.

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Relaying an array of experiences through expressive lyricism, the project soundtracks a rising star’s journey. While “Underrate” is a peppy Afrobeats jam celebrating progress, Laycon’s versatility shines through on the airy, confessional “Monrovia Hf-531” and the trap-leaning “Love and Light”.

Listen and Enjoy “I Am Laycon” Album below

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[Album] D’Banj – “Stress Free” (Chapter One)

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It’s finally here, The Stress Free Album (Chapter One) by legendary singer, D’Banj.

Nigerian Award-winning Entertainer, D’Banj releases a new project titled “Stress Free” (Chapter One). This album comes with a visual for his Stress Free track.

According to Apple Music, Nigerian Afro star D’Banj emerged in 2005 with his debut album, No Long Thing, which he released in conjunction with business partner/producer Don Jazzy on their Mo’Hits label.

Born Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo in 1980 in the Nigerian city of Zaria, D’Banj learned how to play the harmonica as a teenager in honor of his older brother, who died in a plane crash at the age of 17. His love for music eventually led him into a partnership with Don Jazzy, a producer he met in London with whom he would later return to Lagos and begin his recording career.

Led by the single “Tongolo,” No Long Thing presented a slick mix of urban dance pop and Afropop with which D’Banj would find great success over the next several years. As an entrepreneur, he and Jazzy signed other up-and-coming Nigerian pop acts to their label and, in 2007, formed the collective Mo’Hits All-Stars, releasing a handful of hit singles featuring D’Banj as its star act.

In 2010, D’Banj began collaborating with American artists like Snoop Dogg and, in 2011, signed a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. That same year, D’Banj scored a major hit with his single “Oliver Twist,” which topped a number of African charts and fared well in the U.K. and Europe as well. Prior to dissolving his partnership with Jazzy, D’Banj began working on a massive compilation album which would eventually come out on his new venture, DB Records. Titled D’Kings Men, the album was not a proper D’Banj solo release though he was heavily featured on numerous singles alongside numerous African artists and American guests like Big Sean and Kanye West. A pair of 2015 singles — “Feeling the Nigga” and “Frosh” — found D’Banj collaborating with Akon as his music continued to veer more toward an urban hip-hop sound. The songs were also featured on the visual EP, An Epic Journey, which D’Banj released song-by-song as a series of videos. Two years later, he returned with the album, King Don Come.

Today 1st of October, 2021, He returns with a new album titled “Stress Free” (Chapter One).

TRACKLIST

  1. “BANGA“
  2. “STRESS FREE” feat. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
  3. “WELCOME TO LAGOS”
  4. “AVOCADO” feat. Burna Boy, Cheekychizzy
  5. “ZOMBIE”
  6. “BIG VIBE” feat. Cheekychizzy
  7. “IKEBE“
  8. “OPEN THE ROOF”

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[EP] YCee – “Love Drunk” The EP

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YCee returns with not just a new single but a mini project, an EP titled “Love Drunk”.

Following the success of the single ‘Aunty Lovina’ featuring Patoranking, Ycee release ‘Love Drunk EP‘.

According to the rapper, “It’s been 2 years since my last body of work and now I am more than excited to finally share with you all my brand new EP #LOVEDRUNK featuring collaborations with @dwillsharmony @patorankingfire and production credits from @smyleymusic @itsadey @atgmusick @guiltybeatz and @cteabeat all tracks mixed and mastered by @michael_synx ”

On Love Drunk, Ycee memorialises the differing phases of a blossoming romance with focused reflection. Eschewing the stylistic pluralism that defined 2019’s Ycee Vs Zaheer, the Afro-fusion star settles on a minimalist pairing of neo-R&B and Afrobeats influences that complement his breezy lyrics, creating an immersive universe built around electro-influenced beats (“Abeg”) and smoky drums (“Anymore”). Across the project, Ycee (Oludemilade Martin Alejo) details his storytelling with pointed clarity, pondering forgiveness on “My Ways” while gently riding the smooth waves of “Intentionally” to promise total devotion to a romantic interest and celebrating the warmth of love with a funky essence on “West Indies”. The mood here grows more intense, giving way to the braggadocious confidence of “Nu Riddim” and a sweltering reunion between Ycee and Patoranking (“Aunty Lovina”) that closes out the project.

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Ycee’s soothing voice is at its most urgent, guiding a sonic odyssey that meanders between the grieving ache of heartbreak, the lonesome anxieties of separation and, ultimately, the bliss of reconciliation.

Listen to ‘Love Drunk’ EP below

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