Tuesday, February 28, 2017


There are many underground artistes in Nigeria. Although they don't get enough mainstream coverage, we found it important to highlight their work and talent. If you know of someone who deserves to be on this list, post a comment or, even better, let us know! In no particular order, here are Purple Tunes' favourite Nigerian music artistes you wish you knew about.  



1. Minz

Minz is a very dynamic artiste, he released some rap music in the past but gained momentum after dropping his afropop single "Aunty Patricia" (co-produced with Mowizzy). His latest song, "Talk" presents a unique style of music. His style of music, and vocals is said to be similar to Teknos' but I beg to differ after listening to his older songs. He sings primarily in English but adds a abit of Yoruba, and Igbo to his lyrics. Minz expects to drop his debut EP this year . No doubt this will push his career even further!

2. Nonso Amadi

Nonso Amadi came to limelight after dropping his "Alone EP". Since then he released "Radio" produced by Juls, then his popularity grew even further. His calm style of music with afrovibes infused in it makes him special. His vocals and lyrical prowess is impressive. I expect him to continue dominating the afrosoul genre. He seems to be the most promising of all artiste in this list.

3. Odunsi

Odunsi the engine is an afro-fusion artiste and producer. He had a great 2016, and we hope his 2017 is even much better. His song "Situationship" was featured as # 5 on Billboard’s Spotify viral 50. This is quite an impressive feat for such a young artiste. His alternative style of music is a sweet spot for his fans. "Happy Hour" off his "Time of Our Lives EP" has grown as a fan favourite. His vocals are very impressive as heard in the song "Gangster Fear" with Santi. Odunsi is an artiste expected to make a big leap towards stardom in 2017.

4. Jinmi Abduls

Jinmi Abduls has been moving in an upward trajectory ever since he dropped "Tinuke Eko". He shows no signs of stopping. He always delivers great music with producer Remy Baggins. He coins his style of music as a modernized "Yoruba Highlife". This young artiste tends to be open to collaborate with producers and other artistes, and at a young age has a lot of experience performing at shows/events. He is currently signed with Chase Music, and we hope he drops a debut album/EP soon!

5. Famous Bobson

Famous Bobson, althugh new to the music scene, already has a growing fanbase. He is an afropop artiste that loves to collaborate, although he recently released a solo single "No Time". His song, "Vibe With Me" featuring Ozone, was a summer jam. His lyics are tasteful and usually start a cultural trend among young Nigerians. His music character tends to be energetic compared to other artistes in our list, making him one who likes the spotlight. Bobo, as he is also known by, will be releasing some new sounds with Minz, and David Meli. We expect more exciting news on his career!

6. Bella Alubo

Bella Alubo has a unique style of music and personality. Bella Alubo is a rapper with a distinctive flow and message. After listening to her music, I'm sure she would rather I not label her a "female rapper" -  instead a "rapper".  "Alhaji Money" was the song that caught my attention when I first came accross her music some months ago. With her voice almost baring some similarities to Simi, she uses it very differently.  Bella Alubo released her debut EP "BELLA: the EP" and almost a year later dropped another, titled "Bella 2.0: Lucid Dreaming". She recently signed with Tinny Entertainment, and we believe very soon her projects will gain even more popularity in Nigeria.

7. Chuza

Chuza Declan presents a more native style by inducing Igbo into his songs. He adds broken english (or Vernacular) into his lyrics. He first caught my attention with his single "For You", however, my favourite song of his is "Nwa Guy" with his flow baring some similarity to popular Igbo rappers like Zoro or Phyno. He seems to be the next Igbo rapper to make waves in the Nigerian music industry. He is currently signed with Royal Wall Studios.

8. Deshinor

Deshinor is an afropop artiste based in Nigeria, and serves his music primarily to his Nigerian audience. He has been around for a while but after signing with Matt Westside Records, he seems to be on the right path towards commercial music success. His latest track titled "New Wave", produced by KrizBeatz, is a hit. By all means, Deshinor is going maintream!

9. D-Truce

D-Truce is a rapper currently signed with X3M Music. He has collaborated with X3M Music counter-parts like Praiz. His "Eden EP" is a very impressive collection of songs. His songs are well written, and he is lyrically very talented. He features 3rty in "Sunshine", my personal favourite off the EP. D-Truce is likely the most experienced artist on our list, and we can't wait to watch his career blossom.

10. Santi (Ozzy B)

Santi revamped his name from "Ozzy B". He probably has the most unque style of music among the artistes in this list. His sound is distinct, and personality is somewhat unusual. Everything from his work, music, and personality is intriguing. I beg everyone to take a listen to his EP - "Suzie's Funeral". In my opinion, might be one of the best alternative rap or hiphop collection of songs made by a Nigerian. He has collaborated with many of the artistes in this list and shows no signs of slowing down. He is now based in Dubai but still has a growing fanbase in Nigeria. I expect him to have a large worldwide alternative rap and hiphop fanbase.

11. 3rty

3rty, pronouced ‘30’ is an afro-fusion artiste. Besides music he is also a hobbyist poet and photographer. He does more production these days, as he was the executive producer for Kid Marley's EP. 3rty has a lot of potential, and presents a cultural vibe to his songs with touching lyrics. His style reminds me of Asa, earlier in her career. As one of his fans, I am screaming, "we want more songs from 3rty!"

12.  Oma Mahmud

Every week I search to find out if Oma Mahmud has dropped another track. He never disappoints. He packages American hiphop/rap with a Nigerian-vibe to it. His EP, "Somewhere In Lagos", is an infuse of underground artistes and producers, and he succeeded in making it very exquisite. I expect his next EP to break new bounderies for his career, as his ability to collaborate with multiple artistes and spit with different flows makes him a very dynamic artiste.


12 Nigerian Music Artistes You Wish You Knew About

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Friday, February 24, 2017



Abuja Rapstar Magnito is still basking in the mild success of his ‘If i Get Money ehn’ song which is doing pretty well at the moment. Without wasting must time, he’s released this new cut with current reigning superstar from Triple MG, Tekno. Its titled Sikiru. Listen below and share your thoughts.

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Despite the strong moral message, Terry’s delivery on the Pitch produced track is sure to make it a fan favourite. If this is any indication of what he has in store this year, it is truly going to be the year ‘Two Thousand and Apala’.

Terry Apala – Social Media

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Sunday, February 12, 2017


Purple Tunes got the opportunity to hold an exclusive interview with Bobson right before he dropped his latest song "Move On" featuring Minz and David Meli. Follow Bobson on Twitter @famousbobson. Enjoy the interview below and take a listen to the song! 


                                                             
- Should we be expecting an EP or album from Bobo soon?
Ans; Yea, I have thought about it and will be releasing an EP before the year ends.
- Who do you plan to collaborate with on the EP?
Ans; I plan to collaborate with Koker, Dremo, Minz, Ozone, Efe Oraka, Marv, and the list goes on.
- Who is your favourite producer?
Ans; Right now it has to be Mike Misan
- When growing up who did you look up to as an artiste?
Ans; Snoop Dogg, after I heard Drop It Like Its Hot. Also Tuface and 9ice.
- Is any known artiste giving you advice on how to do well in the music industry?
Ans; My uncle Dreybeatz. He’s showing me some right steps to take in order to be successful.
- What is your dream project or collabo? Which artiste, team or producer?
Ans; my dream collaboration would have to be with Davido. He’s my mentor.
- How do you come up with your songs and how long do you take to finish them?
Ans; Some of my songs are based on real life stories and the rest of them are just pure vibes. If the vibe is right it can take us less than 2 hours to record. If I have zero ginger it can take me weeks to create.
- If you weren’t a music artiste, what profession would you have chosen?
Ans; Business, I would have been working with dad.
- Tell us a story that once motivated you or inspired you in the music industry?
Ans; Free-Styling. It was so easy to freestyle what was going on in my life. I started with rapping and it just became my thing. Then I switched up to singing, I had a lot of space for improvement. I thank God I’m there today. We still growing and the sound keeps maturing.

Exclusive Interview with Famous Bobson

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017



‘Moving Forward’ consists of seven original songs from Sean Tizzle, each providing a combination of his melodious vocals and heartfelt lyrics. His music is punctuated throughout with elements of reggae, hip-hop, pop and R&B. The EP was recorded at Thompson Studios in New York City , and its creation was supported by production from Blaq Jerzee, Mr. Kamera, Fiokee and Tosin the guitarist and also musicians like Davido, Iceberg Slim, and Dax Mpire who have been associated with international acts such as Jay Z, Tory Lanez, T Pain, Tinache, Meek Mill, etc.

Listen and Download the EP track-by-track below:

Tracklist:

1: Thank You – LISTEN/DOWNLOAD

2: Dide (ft Davido) – LISTEN/DOWNLOAD

3: Roll Up (ft Iceberg Slim) – LISTEN/DOWNLOAD

4: Telephone Man – LISTEN/DOWNLOAD

5: Arawa Ni – LISTEN/DOWNLOAD

6: Latin Lover (ft Dax Mpire) – LISTEN

7: Alhaji Abass – LISTEN

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Ace indigenous rapper Phyno begins the year by dishing out the official music video for his collaboration with superstar duo – P-Square.




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Sunday, February 5, 2017



Humblesmith is on a hot streak with the releases. He dishes out the visuals to his latest single “Attracta” directed by Clarence Peters.




VIDEO: Humblesmith – Attracta

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Mr Eazi Ft. Big Lean – In The Morning

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Alele was released in December 2016 and became an instant club favourite.. Produced by Runtinz & video directed by Ehison!




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Legendury Beatz - HeartBeat ft Mr Eazi

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Timaya X Davido – Kekwanu (Prod. By Shizzi)

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AKA dishes out the visuals to his previously heard single – “The World Is Yours”.




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Friday, February 3, 2017



Trill E. is out with another song and even more impressive visuals. The song is titled "Rock N Lean". He doesn't shy away from the spotlight, instead embraces it. The video shows Trill E. with a group of friends vibing to the song.


VIDEO: Trill E - Rock N Lean

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Nonso Amadi drops the visuals to Tonight. Lovely artiste and lovely video!




VIDEO: Nonso Amadi – Tonight

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Fresh off the news that he has signed with Universal Music Africa. Tanzanian superstar – Diamond Platnumz liberates the official music video for “Marry You”, his collaboration with American singer – Neyo.




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Heavy collaboration alert! Ghana meets Nigeria as rap heavyweight – Sarkodie teams up with the raving Nigerian artiste – Runtown on this fresh record titled “Pain Killer”.



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Humblesmith is not slowing down this year as he makes his third release of the year already. On the new single titled “Attracta” he croons about love and attraction just in time for the valentine’s season.


Humblesmith – Attracta

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Thursday, February 2, 2017



Looks like a busy year for the go below grooner OD Woods. just two months after the release of the audio and video of his recent hit single “Cold Drinks and Hot Girls” featuring VJ Adams, OD Woods is back with another banger “Bless My Way” #BMW and this hit track futures the supper cool cats Boss and BET Awards winner, Ice Prince Zamani. Bless my way is produced by DreyBeatz for Images Ent and Woodhouse Ent.



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This song, ‘How Long‘ by Orezi is one of my personal favorites off his vastly underrated debut album ‘The Ghen Ghen’ released in late 2015.




VIDEO: Orezi – How Long

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With ‘Lotanna‘, one of the most anticipated movies of 2017 set to be released in coming weeks. Here is the official sound track video performed by Nigerian’s top music sensation Praiz & Naeto C. Movie is produced and styled by celebrity stylist Ifan Ifeanyi Michael and directed by ace music director AJE Filmwork.



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Heavy collaboration alert! Shatta Movement Empire head-honcho and often controversial reggae/dancehall act – Shatta Wale is out with a new tune off his soon to be released “Reign Album”.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017



After starting the year with the release of ‘First Come First Serve’ video off his debut album ‘Quality’, indigenous rapper – CDQ returns with something fresh.


CDQ – Say-Baba

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Northside Inc. reggae/dancehall act – Cynthia Morgan puts out the visuals to her recently released mellow single – ‘In Love’ just in time for the valentine season.


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YBNL In-House disc jockey, DJ Enimoney returns with another banging mixtape titled “Wavy Level“. This mixtape got the sauce, yo! So wavyyyyyyyyyyyy!



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Tjan, originally from Nigeria, is a multi-talented artist. He basically created a new genre called “Afro-Alternative”. His silky voice and smooth bars will have you coming back for more. Stay tuned for more news on Tjan and his journey to success.

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On this new song ‘Bianca’, we hear Zoro do a great deal of heavy lifting lyrically in this brand new fire joint produced by Camo Blaizz.

Zoro - Bianca

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