Friday, 29 November 2013

Music: LC Beatz - Praise World Bars (JESUS)

Here comes LC Beatz (singer, rapper and producer) with his version of Praiseworld Bars – 16 bars containing lyrics with the theme JESUS. He adds some yoruba flavour to it this time. Let’s know what you think of it.

Praiseworld Bars is a hip hop initiative hosted by Praiseworld Radio. The theme for this season is “JESUS”. Each participating rapper is expected to jump on the same beat, with lyrics about the theme (JESUS) in 16bars ONLY.

Lc Beatz (real name Ajala Oluwaseyi) John was Born in Sagamu town, Ogun state, NIgeria.

As a dancer that he used to be, He attended that great secondary school, Mayflower School Ikenne, founded By Lt. Dr. Tai Solarin where He started to show signs of becoming a performing Artiste. He is also a Civil Engineer in the making, presently in His final year at Osun state University.

Even Before starting his own entertainment movement called COL entertainment, he started his musical career with The Gospel duo group called G_Factor, and he was also associated with some other entertainment companies.

Music Premiere: Otto - Everyday is Sunday ft Christ Rydaz

Everyday is sunday by Otto Von Pablo is finally out. Listen download and share. Enjoy

Music: Gameman - Praise World Bars (Jesus)

Belling the Praiseworld Bars cat today comes Gameman Beatzjockey, one of Nigeria's finest hip hop artistes - 16 bars with the theme JESUS. Let's know what you think of it.

Praiseworld Bars is a hip hop initiative hosted by Praiseworld Radio. The theme for this season is “JESUS”.

Each participating rapper is expected to jump on the same beat, with lyrics about the theme (JESUS) in 16bars ONLY.

Olumide Akindele Okesanjo, A.K.A (GameMan 'GAMIE' BeatzJockey), Rap artist, Music producer and Creative Director. Born and raised in Lagos state, attended St Michael’s Model school for primary education, Abesan High School for secondary and Lagos state university (LASU) where he obtained a B.Sc degree in Computer Science.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

New Video: Funke Akinokun - Jehovah Mi” starring saka (actor/comedian) and more

Funke Akinokun, 2013 Best Female Gospel Artist (AGMA Award, Crystal Award) releases her stunningly beautiful and energetic new music video for her new Single titled 'Jehovah Mi' on Sunday 24th November 2013.

The song, produced by veteran music producer Wole Oni (WOMP), attempts to describe the heights, width, and depths of God's power and personality. It sounds great, current and very well entertaining.

The video is mostly shot on the streets of Broad Street, Marina Lagos, with a backdrop of recognisable architecture. The video is fantastic, crystal clear, great quality, with breathe taking aerial shots from iFocus Pictures (Mr Oluyinka Davids).

The video features great guests like SAKA (the actor/comedian), Ibitayo Jeje, Femi Micah, Segun Oluwayomi, Victor (Gospogroove), Deejay Berry, and many other cameo appearances.

Funke Akinokun releases this brand new video to commensurate with the release of her new sophomore album titled 'Who You Are', which will be available digitally on iTunes worldwide from the 1st of December 2013.

Funke Akinokun is a God-fearing lady, with over a decade of experience in music, and is well travelled in the work of ministry. Over the years, she has been opportune to minister in several continents, and when asked about this current work, she says "It is a testament that God is still in the business of doing miracles. I am forever a recipient of favour, and His grace has endowed this work. You sure will be blessed". She is a minister, friend, sister, a wife and a mother.

Otto Vonpabo Announces New Single and EP Release Date, Unveils EP Track List

Otto Vonpablo‘s latest single “Everyday Is Sunday” featuring Christ Rydaz due to be released on the 27th of November is a prelude to his up coming Extended Play (EP) of 6 tracks which promises to up the creative ante of the Nigeria gospel music industry.
Otto is unapologetic about his claim, “if art is dead then I am the resurrection… in a time where both marketers, music labels and promoters are plotting the fade of creativity and it’s demise, I stand in opposition” Vonpablo penned in his memoir on African Art he titled, ‘Death by contempt’.

For those of you who are not conversant with the name Otto Vonpablo, he is born Otto Paul Adah who is not only known for being the President of (ATC CLUB) one of the most influential youth organization in Nigeria but also  a renowned Poet and Author;  a prolific song writer and Actor.

Otto has grown to be a unique original such that is difficult to categorize, “I am typical of no one else” Otto will say humorously.
Come the 4th of dec, Otto promises to release his “AWOKEN” EP as a serenata to honour the rise of a new dawn as he calls it, ” strange realm of awareness…” Awoken to love, to God… propagating change via the power of music and lyrical content.

“Awoken” is rich, intriguing and melodious in what seem to break-even inspiration vs creativity. From the techno-glazed “Otto-matic Love” and it’s “Full Otto-mation” that yet instills the usual infectious Naija flavor down to the moderate slow rock emotion found in “Songs in the Night” and “Something Beautiful”, such great variety of musical style that makes this EP perfect for any music lover looking for something far more than our typical Naija grooves.

“Writing the verses to the song ‘something beautiful’ was an experience for me” says Vonpablo, ” it was an expression of my blatant honesty and faith in God…”

In as much as it excites us to explore the content of this vast field, Otto still affirms,” it’s just the introduction of myself”.

AWOKEN EP Track List:
1. Everyday is Sunday
2. Otto-Matic love
3 . Something Beautiful
4. Songs In The Night
5. Hush
6. Otto-Matic Love (full OttoMation)
7.Blasphemy (poem)

Friday, 22 November 2013

Music Premiere: Faith Yebo - Still Beautiful ft Nikki Laoye & Ese

Faith Yebo, a prolific song writer, a worship leader, a recording artiste and an  inspirational singer with sonorous voice that keeps reverberating well after the music is over. She grew up in a house of music. Her father was an active member of the baptist choir from whom she caught her teeth in singing at an early age. She has been around music all her life but her passion for music grew after she gave her life to Christ in 1993.

She has since served at different times and at different places as choir Director, Worship Leader and has raised choir groups. She has written several songs, backed up and collaborated with a number of renown gospel artistes in Nigeria like Solomon Lange, Nikki Laoye, MadMO of the ‘Move Tour’ and Japhy Davies. She has also worked with Bishop Mac Jones (USA), Pastor Joe Stephen Olotu (Ghana), and host of other gospel artistes.


Sensational singer, Nikki Laoye has finally dropped the video for her latest hit single, "ONLY YOU".
Nominated for "Song Of the Year" - African Gospel Music Awards in the UK and trending on twitter across Nigeria within minutes of its release, Nikki made a powerful statement when she released the soulful ballad in April, earlier this year. In the video for the RotimiKeys produced song, Nikki expresses her deep love and trust for God, the One who held her through the most trying time of her life - the recent loss of her Dad.

In her own words, Nikki says "This is my love note to the Lover of my soul- the one who kisses away my tears, the one who holds me tight late in the midnite hour; the one who has put my broken heart together again."

Shot on location in London by UK based video director/producer, Shabach, the video illustrates Nikki making a home video recording – a picturesque   video message expressing the intimate bond between father and child, with Nikki showing her uninhibited love and trust in an emotional and sometimes playful way.

Praise World Radio Presents: PRAISEWORLD BARS

Praiseworld Radio, Africa’s number one internet gospel radio station is set to unveil a new hip-hop initiative branded ‘Praiseworld Bars'.

Praiseworld Bars is a forum that fosters interaction and participation from Nigerian gospel hip hop artistes, the media and hip hop music enthusiasts. The theme for this debut season is "JESUS". Each participating rapper is expected to jump on the same beat, with 16 bars with lyrics about the theme (JESUS).

Basically, Praiseworld Bars is all about different songs on 1 beat, 16 bars each, with 1 message (JESUS) rendered in diverse versions. The beat, produced by Gameman Beatzjokey is a basic simple hip hop beat, which rappers are expected to bounce on. Artistes on the line up include some hip hop household names.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Thr3e Podcast: Thr3e (Anniversary Episode)

This is a walk down memory lane and an unveiling of some of those things you probably never knew about us. And then we gossiped about YOU in this Episode! Or rather, let's put it mildly: we talked about YOU! Haha. Please download, listen and share

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Grace Made Billionaire & Sex For Now: New Singles From Christ Rydaz

The powerful gospel hip hop duo from Nigeria has once again come up with two great singles from their up-coming FREE album which will be available soon.

The singles titled Grace Made Billionaire (#GMB) Feat. Hyness and Otto has a great swag to it and produced by veteran producer VC Perez, and the second single titles Sex For Now also Feat. Otto is a brand new techno-pop upbeat to it and it will get you shaking.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Ibitayo Jeje Returns with New Music Video “Why You Love Me” (Starring Olusegun Obasanjo)

Ibitayo Jeje, Nigeria’s highlife queen has returned with a new highlife single “Why You Love Me So” along with a world class video starring Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo who according to the artiste, is like a father to her. Other cameo appearances include Apostle Anselm Madubuko, the senior pastor of Revival Assembly where ibitayo is a member of d praise team as well as fellow gospel artiste Funke Akinokun who is her sister and her son's Godmother.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Caterpillar Remix: Nigerian Gospel Hip-Hop Heavyweights Create a Monster Remix Video

Just back from his recently concluded tour in USA, the rapper Known as DMSQUARED assembled some of the finest Gospel Hiphop MCs for a mega Remix of his hit Song CATERPILLAR the song features SPACESHIPBOI (Winner of Don Jazzy's Enigma competition), CHILBILLS (from PH City), the amazing GAISE (who was recently named Ekiti state Cultural Ambassador) SOKLEVA of ROOFTOP MCs (Pioneers and Legends) and MTRILL (PH City's Very Own Microphone Killla). This one is a banger and a classic! Christmas has come early, this is a smashing way to end the year! PHEWW!!  ENJOY

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Fresh: Sammie Okposo - Who Tell You Say

Multiple awards winning act and Globacom ambassador who was once adjudged by KORA as the Best Gospel Artiste in Africa, Sammie Okposo is out with a new Jam titled ‘Who Tell You Say?’

Produced by Papii J and Sammie Okposo, ‘Who Tell You Say?’ is the music of the moment because it is very groovy, different from the norm. The big question is, ‘Who Tell You Say’ gospel music can’t be groovy? Over to the DJs!

Rooftop Mcs Presents ROOFTOP CLAN

The duo of Rooftop MCs (Snatcha and Sokleva) Had earlier announced on September 16 via twitter that they were starting a Rap Collective known as ROOFTOP CLAN.

Made up of Protek (You may remember him from the track Oga Dj featuring Maytronomy) Snatcha and Sokleva the trio present to you their first single SUPER-HERO LOMO from their compilation Album, KINGS AND PRIESTS. The track is produced by Okey Sokay who is the official producer for the clan and no new comer to crafting Hits. The track speaks to everyone who inspite of the odds and obstacles keeps pressing on towards a better tomorrow saying that such people are the real Super-Heroes or as the streets would say SUPER-HERO LOMO. This track is sure to be on heavy rotation on radio stations and playlists across the continent.

New Single: Eccless - O Tobi

O TOBI is Eccless' 2nd single. Riding on d success & increasing acceptance of 'SO GOOD', this track is certainly a step up. In O TOBI, u find street rap cultured on dance-able afro beats & blended 'Alujo' all in a potpourri.

Music premiere: Igwe Victor - You're My Father

 Vocalist, Song Writer and  Guitarist Igwe Victor is out with a new single titled ‘You're my Father‘ is an inspirational worship song giving plaudits to JESUS. Enjoy

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Music Video With Love From Kenya: Mansura - For You

 Mansura  is a gospel recording artiste from Kenya, signed under a label called Cleancity media ...  its his new release called For You. It basically talks about  what God has done for him and he give Him praise by singing and dancing for him. Enjoy!

Brand New: Phil Roberts - Faithful God

Abuja based gospel rock artiste and present music director of KICC abuja is out with a brand new single. he calls this one Faithful God. Enjoy


Thursday, 7 November 2013

New Music - Dabo Williams - Ebube ft Pv Idemudia

"Na Praise be your food... Na me be your cook. You beautify my life see as the whole world dey look". EBUBE ft. Pv Idemudia is another praise song by DABO WILLIAMS. It’s a new season, let’s thank Him with a new song. EBUBE is a mighty great God.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

DJ Gosporella Covers ‘Deejays Edition’ of Vine Magazine

Gospel music’s pioneer disc jockey, DJ Gosporella, is on the cover of the November ‘Deejays Edition’ of Vine Magazine, the entertainment and lifestyle magazine for young positive minds. According to ‘Seun Salami, Editor of Vine, this edition is “dedicated to celebrating disc jockeys who represent an aspect of Christian entertainment that doesn’t usually take the front row but is just as essential and praiseworthy as the artistes and performers.”

DJ Gosporella shares the story of his metamorphosis from the secular DJ Alfred Campbell to DJ Gosporella over a decade ago and how the decision to leave the nightclubs to become a gospel deejay took him three years to finally accept even after according to him, “hearing God’s voice clearly.”

The forty-eight year old disc jockey also took a retrospective look at his career over the last ten years as a gospel DJ and the last twenty-seven years in the industry, saying there is simply no comparison between gospel and secular music, referring to the former as “the higher life”, while advising gospel music ministers and artistes about the best way to place value on their music in order to command commensurate financial value.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Beyond Infinity: PHOTOS from Infinity’s Sophomore Album Launch/Concert

Leading gospel music group, Infinity, released their repackaged sophomore album ‘Beyond Infinity’ last weekend with a colourful concert held at Household of Love, Ajah.

The event had in attendance the Senior Pastor of Household of Love Church, Rev. Yinka Yusuf and his wife, Rev. Mrs. Rose Yusuf, Mrs Data Okorodudu of JD7, Mr. Kelly John-Ajeh, Mrs. Ndidi Obioha (Enthyst), Mr. Jegede Paul and Mrs. Aboaba, Mr. Femi and Toni Olumide of Practivate amongst others.
There were also ministrations from PITA and Doris Dumah.

The new album which contains songs like ‘The Anthem’ featuring Cobhams, ‘Ife’ featuring Provabs is a follow-up to the success of their ‘Olori-oko’ album. There are also songs like ‘Prayer Song’, ‘I am’, ‘Press on’ and ‘Wade’ which was produced by Wole Oni in the thirteen track album.

Picture Credit: Potterclay Photography