Nigerian singer/songwriter/performing artiste Maj has released her debut EP titled ‘Sweet Rocket’.
Maj armed with her uber fine vocals, blended a simple sing-a-long with a hint of sensual lyrics narrating the everyday experiences of youth and their love lives in this new EP. Sweet Rocket was birthed with passion and assertiveness.
With the focus track “Foreign Baby” and standout track such as “E No Mean Say” and “Hot Flame”, the 5-track project is sure a classic piece.
Maj shed more light on the EP saying;
“Sweet Rocket is inspired by love, money and everything in between. I’ve been working on it for quite some time. There are five songs on the EP, and four of them are new songs plus a bonus track. All the songs are my favorites, but if I had to pick one, it would be Hot Flame”.
The EP was produced by Emmeno and Ciq. Maj is set to rollout more projects this year.
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Meet the young rapper shaping Nigeria’s creative underground – Zilla Oaks
Fast rising Nigerian rapper, Zilla Oaks has released his third body of work “NO ZZZZ 2”.
Following the successful release of his 2018 mixtape “NO ZZZZ” the self-proclaimed Abuja rapper and Apex Village member releases the sequel “NO ZZZZ 2”. The mixtape contains 16 tracks including previously released singles ‘NO CONVERSATE’, ‘OGINI’, ‘FOLLOW ME REASON’ & ‘YUU’ which increased the anticipation of “NO ZZZZ 2”. The mixtape is devoted to depict the rapper’s lyrical & musical abilities and to further solidify his presence in the Hip-Hop scene.
The mixtape is a sonic blend of multiple genres, primarily Hip-Hop, with features from Dremo, PsychoYP, Tay Iwar, PrettyBoy D-O, Marv OTM, Ayüü, Denzel Oaks, SGawD & more.
“NO ZZZZ 2” navigates through heartbreak, love, disloyalty & self-awareness; displaying Zilla’s lyrical strength and ability to genre bend.
SK: What does the title “NO ZZZZ 2” mean to you?
ZL: “No Zzzz 2” means Zevolution. It’s a project about my struggles and shortcomings as well as new experiences and wins.
SK: You have a vast range of rappers on the Mixtape, what was the process of recruiting them?
ZL: The process of picking the rappers I put on the tape was quite easy. I had loads of in-house artistes already, being Apex members. And some hard hitters in Lagos. Mojo and DO were very supportive and they all brought great energy at the studio when we did ‘No Conversate’.
SK: Could you tell me about track 4, ‘What You Telling Me’?
ZL: What is you telling me came off the ginger my manager Cindy gave me in the previous project to record ‘Enemiezzz’. I just felt I needed to put some people in their place.
SK: Is there a moment on the Mixtape that’s particularly meaningful to you?
ZL: RIP, because I recorded that song for my dead homies, Tony Zitta and more recently Obi Akumazi. May their souls Rest In Peace.
SK: There’s been a lot of conversation recently around Hip Hop as a genre in Nigeria. Some critics are eager to pronounce it as dead. Others think it’s alive and well. As a rising rapper, what’s your take on the state of the genre in 2021?
ZL: As a rising rapper my intentions are to revive the hip hop and rap scene in Nigeria together with Apex Village because nobody does it better than us.
SK: Which artists, brands or creatives are you inspired by?
ZL: Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott… Louis Vuitton, Nike, Versace
SK: Who are you excited by in the music scene, right now?
ZL: A lot of people right now are doing their thing but I’ve been loving the growth of my crew Apex Village since 2017… we’re heading somewhere big soon!
SK: What’s been the most defining part of this journey to discover yourself as an artist?
ZL: Opening for Mr Eazi and Burna boy in my Uni, and performing in Abuja with my brothers from Apex for the very first time. The crowd was crazy and they sang our lyrics word for word
SK: What’s your post-pandemic plan?
ZL: Put my head down and make more records 🔥🔥🔥
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A Must Watch: Major League DJz Team Up With Mr JazziQ, Amaroto, Abidoza and Costa Titch
Major League DJz and Abidoza give us visuals to the inception of the new dance titled, the iNyawana Challenge with their brand new music video for Ayeye.
Major League DJz and Abidoza have released the music video for their joint single, Ayeye, featuring Costa Titch, Reece Madlisa, Mr JazziQ & Zuma.
The music video was produced by acclaimed name in the industry, Monde Dube and is an insight of the origins of the latest dance challenge curated, by the Major League DJz, titled iNyawana Challenge.
Set in a club, the music video intercuts between different spaces in a night club. Each of the performers get a chance to shine in various parts of the clean, stark scenery.
However, the selling point of the music video is that it provides visuals to the inception of the iNyawana Dance. The music video showcases the injury suffered by Bandile Mbere not as an impediment but a comical dance move.
Featuring Uncle Vinny, the tail end of the music not only showcases the chemistry between the twins and Uncle Vinny. Moreover, the scenes showcase that maybe Vinny borrowed the moves from the twins.
Nadia Nakai Practice Music Video Ft Vic Mensa
After dropping her single in August & exciting fans with the behind scenes footage, multi-award winning Hip Hop superstar, Nadia Nakai drops her long anticipated music video titled “Practice” featuring Vic Mensa.
Vic Mensa is an American multi-Grammy nominated rapper and songwriter signed under Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. His lyricism and social consciousness in his music has earned him much respect from the hip hop community. Vic has spent the last few months visiting Ghana (the birth place of his father), where he collaborated with the likes of Stonebwoy and Sarkodie.
While in SA he was spotted in studio with The Pink Panther, Tshego and the current leader of the country’s new wave artists Blxckie. Fans are still waiting anxiously for the release of these tracks.
The “Practice” single is part of the Nadia Naked 2 deluxe album which has combined elements of pop, African rhythm & hip hop basslines. Nadia has continues to prove her versatility with her music offerings by delving deeply into.
“I’m really excited about the release of the music video! Being able to shoot it with Vic while I was in Ghana was an experience I completely enjoyed and I hope that comes across to the fans who I know will love the video too!” says the Nadia Nakai.
The visuals were directed by Ghanaian director, KP Selorm who has orchestrated a number of music video’s by West African artists.
Nadia Nakai brand continues to spread rapidly, continuing gaining fans all over the globe.
The Practice music video has exclusively premiered on, TV music media platforms and will go live on YouTube at 14:00 CAT, on the visuals Nadia continue brings something fresh to her audience. Fans will continue to see Nadia’s growth with her brand collaborations and other business ventures.