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Review: Uyo Top10 Jamz October Edition

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While the “A list” acts are doing all there is to stay afloat and occupy the top spot, fast emerging acts are not slacking in their efforts to create a space for themselves through dishing out quality Jamz and promoting them through their own possible means.
Below are Top10 outstanding quality vibes that raved the month of October in an ascending order…

#10. Okposong – ndoko mma

T.L Record’s lead act “Okposong” returned with #NdokoMma after recording massive success with his previous banger jam “Mboroko”. with Double D in the production console, the jam which celebrates and exaults the beauty inherent in his hometown is already the peoples favorite raving the airwaves and easly occupying our no.10 spot for the month.
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#09. XDTUNES – COME CLOSER

Fast emerging dancehall star who earlier debuted with #UyoAyaAdad that became an instant banger recently linked up with MCGEmpire in-house producer PimpBeatz to dish out another infectious afro sound to reaffirm his relevance in the sphere as Itak Isin Baby1 of the south (whatever that means… lol).
the tune mixed by our very own Ifex beat is already raving the airwaves and without rivalry settling at the no.9 spot of this countdown
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#08. ZIBEN – DEPRESSION

in a bid to communicate hope to them depressed souls out there, gospel rapper “Ziben” again puts out what can easly pass as the most lyrically rich song on this list to strengthen the weak.
well, this compilation isnt about just rich content right? – yeah. so the 8notes mastery in exibibition places this one at the no.8 spot.
Quality jam for those who still care to hear more than instrumentals
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#07. DJ Peejay – INTERNATIONAL VIBRA

featuring the Money Spec Records frontline act “the Ebariba Commander” and Tomba crooner “Mzee”, AKS finest DJ Peejay puts out a slow tempo ital vibe to spice our playlist. couldnt get boring with O’giver pun the console and it sure earned a spot here #7
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#06. Jasper Stunch – Give Away

The international badman and Stunch Music Cartel frontman returns in a wavy style and pattern to claim our top5 spot with the Shebongky produced love song that sees Jasper professing undying love to a yet unknowed girl whom he obviously has “Give Away” all his heart love and sense to …lol
jam is a banger we couldnt skip it here so with due analysis and review it couldn’t go anywhere below #6
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#05. Eddybillz – Shantel

Rastaman no Dreadlock Eddybillz is with no disputation the most prominent new school raggae dancehall artiste from E-town feeding fans with spectacular reggaeton sensational vibes, and his latest release #Shantel is yet another exibition of the Star’s versatility and dopeness.
produced by official Sounds this mid tempo jam occupys our no.5 spot with ease and is surely one jam you should vibe to…
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#04. CLONE BABA – MAMA

occupying the No.4 spot is “Clon’s – Mama”
Being one of the most consitent in dishing out Bangers for the enjoyment of good music lovers, the Tekno replica recently puts out an awesome fusion of oldies regular sounds spiced with trend vibe to give a unique feel to the jam that reviews and presents motherhood in the most adorable spotlight and like nothing heard yet, the jam is an instant banger anyday.
produced by Beat Of The Gods himself.
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#03. KrozzyBeatz – Ekong Nke

Recently officialy signed to Jagaban Music Group, producer/Singer Krozzybeatz puts out the refix to his previously released jam “Akwa Ibom” he tags this one “Ekong Nke” the Astra produced jam is one of the most celebrated amongst recently released songs that are dedicated to the state and earning the no.3 spot was without struggle.
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#02. MANPIZZY – MBAKARA

Oh da! Towering above every other jam featured in this compilation as the biggest collabo here in, ace beat maker/singer Manpizzy puts the baseline frontline act Skales on whats supposed to be a love song transformed to Afro Pop banger.
employing the professional hands of MC Galaxy”s in-house producer on this one, Mbakara is with no disputation one of those quality vibes to turn up for Anytime the DJ switch up.
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#01. Emy p – Okuk

Winner of World Music Day “Next Rated” 2018 freestyle and Space Entertainment front act is one of the new sensation making sure our playlist stays updated with raving hits back to back and his latest release “Okuk” douldnt settle for any less but the no.1 spot of this compilation.
the “Rex Made it” produced Pop tune reviews money relevance in the 21st century as it affects every man of the civilized world… seemingly an extraction from Mayorkun’s “Bobo” well redefined to relate the immediate environment of his base.
This is the 01 jam of our compilation for the month of October #Banger
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There you have the Top jamz that raved the Uyo airwaves last month… Feel free to drop a comment

other jamz worthnote:
While this Jamz couldn’t make get ahead of the number 10 jam herein, they obviously made rave and exhibits mastery in the sphere…

MC COLLINS – SIO MKPO
shadyblizs – jeje

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Review: Negative Comments Must Never Stop Proper Music Artiste — Pedro Milli [@itz_pedromilli]

Negative Comments Must Never Stop Proper Music Artiste — Pedro Milli

Pedro Millli is a fast-rising artiste who is set to take the music scene by storm. A few days ago, he spoke to ROTIMI IGE about his plans for a place among the stars, among other issues.

How did you start/recognize your talent?

Right from childhood, I had always loved music. I remember during my secondary school days, we would engage in rap/hip hop battles and I always performed exceptionally well. So, right from those days, I always knew that I would end up doing music. I needed no soothsayer to tell me that and all thanks to God, I started doing music professionally three years ago.

What influenced you to become a musician?

So many factors influenced me on becoming a musician, summing them all up, I would say life. Yes, life has influenced me a whole lot. From nature and her beauty down to my love life as well as all my experiences while growing up in the ghetto, I best express my innermost feelings via music.

What challenges have you faced over the years in your craft?

As an upcoming artiste/fast rising act still trying to carve a niche for myself, I’ve faced so many challenges. To be prominent in Nigeria’s music industry, you need to be very hard working and learn never to relent despite the backlash/negative comments you get from time to time. Financially it hasn’t been easy as well, but in all, I give thanks to God. I have a goal and I’ll do all it takes to accomplish it.

What kind of music do you do?

I do Hip Hop and Afro pop. But the genre of one of my most recent songs was of reggae fusion. The title of the song is ‘I need you’. It will drop for public download very soon.

Most say Lagos is the music capital of Africa. Do you think this is true?

It is very true. To be prominent in Nigerian music and Africa at large, you need to conquer the Lagos audience.

So, are you saying an artiste cannot do well outside Lagos?

Sure, an artiste can do well outside Lagos, but in terms of location, Lagos is the hub of entertainment. Your music can ‘blow’ in Benin but not blow in Nigeria or Africa; but any song that ‘blows’ in Lagos, has blown not just in Nigeria but the whole of Africa.

Rate the music industry at the moment…

I would say eight out of ten. We are rising rapidly and the world is taking note.

Tell us about your songs

My songs are very rich in lyrical content and rhythmic flows. Each of my songs has specific messages that it passes across. My latest single ‘Love me’ has been doing very well. In the clubs, it is a banger. The feeling I get as people and fans chant and vibe to my song is orgasmic.

What should fans expect from you this year?

A whole lot. I have the most amazing fans and I’ll never let them down. They give me the enthusiasm with which I put in more work and the best I can do for my fans is to bless their ears with euphoric sounds and good music.

Any regrets thus far?

No regrets. The love I have received so far is massive and it conquers any negative comment and backlash. From family to friends to the rest of my fans, it’s been love all through.

What would you have become if not an artiste?

An engineer.

Your typical day?

That has to be days in the studio recording songs.

Background

I was born in the ancient city of Benin. I grew up on the streets. I come from a family of six and all my siblings are all boys.

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Poetry: Precious Ewa – The Love Of My Land

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As Akwa Ibom State celebrates her 31st Anniversary, the 085 Entertainment lead act Supersonic Blaze pens down deep heart touching piece in a bid to appreciate his motherland thus far… Pure Arts

THE LOVE OF MY LAND

I do believe in how much I love you. I will care for you and protect you as you have become a treasure chest sought after by brigands, charlatans, traitors and the righteous.

They want to squeeze your breast till there is no more milk, not minding what your babies will survive on.

They want to suck you dry and leave you like a cow that has never journeyed for greener pastures in the south

Few years ago you were still a virgin, decades ago you were like a naive maiden but your own gave you out to foreign travelers to be taken advantage of and the gifts of your children were ignored

Now the once naive land caught an infection from the ones with the disease of inferiority complex passed on to them in foreign lands of slavery

In all of this, your juice still remains sweet and your landscape continues to sooth the essence of nature keeping your children fresh and healthy

I can still smell your sweet fragrance, see your past blossoms , your greenery, valleys, rivers and tributaries connecting our ethnicity

Once labeled a tripod, you broke a leg, we cared till you healed and for the love of you, your children buried the hatchet for the younger generation to grow

I can still perceive that you are full of life and still believe nothing is not possible. I will keep blooming you, my dear Akwa Ibom State, feed you with every knowledge, skill and talent I have, water you with my tears, help you become lovelier, stronger and more colorful than before.

I will cast love on you because without Akwa Abasi Ibom my life means nothing. I will never leave you even though I journey far and wide.

I am your candle, I will burn, cast light on you so others can see your beauty and smell your perfume.

When I go I will leave a trail for the young generation to follow, I will leave a mark that will make you proud of me

I do believe after the rain will be sunshine, after night will be day, after grievance will be happiness, after hatred will be love and after arguments will be agreements.

We will keep building you , my dear Akwa Ibom State, with peace and harmony we will cook in one pot for generations to come

You will flourish beyond fulfilment , your resources will never run dry, your sons and daughters will soar high.

The world will always be in wonder whenever they smell your fresh air, look at your tall palm trees, walk bare feet on your sandy beach, eat your delicacies and love your children .

A state named after the Almighty God will never fail to bare fruits. I wish you greatness , I wish you peace, love and unity

Happy 31st birthday, my dear Akwa Ibom State Precious Ewa ©

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Review: Unik Brodaz – Amedo Ready? A Hit or Miss

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Enthused by the success of their previous hit “Amem?”, the afro pop duo puts out another Question tagged tittle, another Rex Made It production, another supposed catchy phrased Jam, but is it another Hit?
It is safe to start by acknowledging the contributions of the duo towards putting the state in the map with the hit single “Amem?” being one of the biggest tune out of the south by that time with a complimenting expensive and great quality video aired in all media houses to follow up.
#AmedoReady? Apart from this jam being one of the most highly anticipated song in the south online, coming from the populace choice of the Moment made the news a rave coupled with the previously faked news of a possible collabo with MrP of P’square and staged rumors of their death to court attention… well, their hype man did a great job there and now, The Jam itself?
Beginning with a very energetic intro spiced with the trending ShakuShaku flair couldn’t be any less but an amazing idea. Sadly, the beat maker wasted no time sampling obvious elements from beat of their previous hit to the song killing the chances of having another unique tune..
While the chorus seems catchy and sharp establishing a pretty broad sphere for lyrical exploitation the first verse still had content out of context throwing critical listeners off balance as to getting the theme then the “You can never hide a golden fish” (was that even necessary?)
the verse verse 2 came with the POP CHAMPAIGN lines and other famous lines from previous hits of various artistes – one can only wonder if it’s out of limited lyrics bank or desperation to garner scores from the success of the copied tunes…
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In all, lyrically the entire song is a mismanaged disjoint of conflicting ideologies with no poor transitional tecniques while the duo did well with vocal prowess and delivery. Also, professionalism in sound engineering and the mixing of this jam #ihearmix is commendable as clearance is obtained amidst rowdy components being dominant in the instrumentals… #amedoready?
Feel free to leave a piece of your mind in the comment box…

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Facts with Kulqee: Upcoming Artistes Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Sign That Deal

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Hey! You’ve got Dat Kulqee on this one as usual. I’m so excited to share this piece of mine with you all for FREE! Am aware getting recording or management contracts has been the prayers of most of you guys but my concern is that most people who get record deals end up regretting ever putting their signatures on such deals. Thus, I have decided to share this to advise and help us stay away from career endangering contracts. Do not forget to share this with folks, you might just be saving a life. Here is why you shouldn’t sign that deal…

Written by Onyema Courage (Dat Kulqee)
Instagram: @iam_kulqee | Twitter: @iam_kulqee

1. NO ROOM TO SLOW DOWN

I do not know about you but quickie is never same as full-blown sex. If eating fast, drinking fast, dancing and singing fast is part of your talents, then you need to keep such a talent aside when provided with a recording, management, licensing or distribution deal. ‘’Words are multifaceted’’. Thus, ensure you are given enough time (in days) to properly go through the contract before rending your signature. If you are not provided with enough time to properly dissect and digest all the sections of the deal, please do not sign.

2. NO LEGAL BACK UP

Never be deceived, ‘’words are chameleons’’. They mean different things in different scenarios. You need a lawyer to go through your contract before you sign. Even if you cannot afford a lawyer, ensure a law student or anyone conversant with law terms goes through your contract before you sign. If there is no room or time for you o consult a legal personnel , please don’t sign. Remember, this is far more than a deal, it is your career, your image, your destiny, your life. Any single mistake will haunt you. Be sure you career and brand is properly guarded.

3. NO ORAL PROMISES

There is a written document for a reason. Whatever is not clearly stated in your deal is not factual. Be sure no promises are oral. If the monthly allowances, clothing allowances, collaborations, albums, singles per year etc are not clearly stated on your contract, you have no grounds for any argument tomorrow. Ensure all promises are clearly stated in a way you understand for sure how your career will be like for that period.

4. NO ROOM FOR NEGOTIATIONS

Never forget, ‘’ record deals are done for the fame and money that comes with it. Most recording deals come in favour disguise, don’t be deceived. Never let the intimidation take away your right t negotiate. Ensure your time with the company or record label is negotiable. If there are no rooms for negotiations, please don’t sign.

END NOTE: I am sure this will be difficult for most of you guys to stand for your rights and turn down such massive deals when they come. Nevertheless, always remember this, if you sign, never fight. You signed out of your own free will. If you must avoid murmur during your years with the label, then stick to these secrets.

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Spotlight: Meet Mr Oghenetega Efedede, CEO of Cape Music Entertainment Television (CMETV)

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Mr. Oghenetega Efedede is the C.E.O of Cape Music Entertainment Television, (CMETV). CMETV is a Pan African cable television channel launched in 2017. The channel started online and is set to hit TV screens this year.

Even though Mr Oghenetega keeps quite a low profile, his business and ongoing projects is proof that he is a well-grounded and successful entrepreneur who also cares about youth empowerment. There has been a lot of buzz recently over his just-concluded music talent hunt competition by which had hundreds of entries since 7th of April, 2018, with Adedara Oluwaseun Abayomi aka Skriptzz emerging as the winner of the competition. The competition was followed and unanimously declared free and fair, attesting to the integrity of Mr Oghenetega.

He stated that the competition was aimed to promote Nigerian raw talent and expose them to Nigeria, Africa and the world at large. The winner (Skriptzz) was rewarded with a cash reward of N100,000, a complimentary video would be shot for him and his song would also be promoted online, on radio, TV, and clubs. Now that’s an awesome way to give back.

You’ll agree he is one of the few Nigerian entrepreneurs who truly deserve some accolades, right?

Source: Michelle Emiaha

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Movie Trailer: WemziFilmz set to premiere the rib cracker movie “Jesus In Uyo”

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Another comedy movie to watch out for as WemziFilmz productions in collaboration with Krisima Projecti premieres the rib cracker “Jesus in Uyo”… A movie that tells the story of a spiritually clueless Prophet impersonating the son of God “Jesus” and thrilling audience with staged miracles… Catch a glimpse via the thriller below


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On 21st of July 2018
Time 6pm _8pm

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Review: Uyo Top10 Jamz june edition

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We would love to sincerely apologize over the break in our countdown publication, however it feels great to be back and for the last month of the Year’s first half (June) here are top ten jamz that raved the airwaves

10. Dj Spindeeds – Spin This Hit

At no.10 is VDJ Spindeeds In collaboration with the ever blazing Supersonic Blaize, the CEO of Spinmatic Entertainment unleashed a wavy tune tagged “Spin This Hit”Jam produced by ….. is undisputably one jam to lit up the dancefloor with.

09. Otee Phizzle – Affection

Amongst his peers, this is one rapper that has distinguished himself to prove the possibilities of breakthrough against environmental barriers, since his emergence as 2nd runner up in the 2016 peak talent hunt. Otee Phizzle has maintained a reputable consistency in dishing out beautiful tunes including the Victory Ep. Affection in the other hand is one jam for all moment where the rapper expresses heartfelt emotions in a most fine poetic manner, with Kelv J on the Console just to make sure this one gets the right accompaniment #Bangger.

08. Jeggs – I Rep Uniuyo

Shortly after bagging the university of uyo best music act, the afro pop / rap act dished out this one to tell all there is to know about uniuyo in 3minutes. Jam came out quite amazingly and undeniably merited a spot on this countdown… check it

07. Hofishal Sounds– Amesiere

One of E towns most prominent act and award-winning producer “Hofishal Sounds” also came through in a special style and pattern. Spiced with some indigenous flair, Amesiere meaning good morning was ofcourse his birthday giveaway exceptionally made… #DopeRated vibe

06. Ben G Piano – Message

From the stables of Brytos Entertainment, The “Favor” crooner returns with a strong message to the youth and general citizens of Akwa Ibom state and Nigeria at large discourage violence

05. Prospa – Dollar

Having done an exceptionally amazing exhibition with his previous hit… the Uyo based Cross Riverian is back in a wavy style and pattern featuring one of East’s finest indigenous rapper X-Libaty. The Danny P produced jam is another groovy love tune to just update playlist with… Amazing Tune

04. Rocknana – Staba Dance

Off the stables of HUK management, the Pop Diva of the south came through with some way beyond the regular to disturb the airwaves… ofcourse with Richy B in the production console, jam is a banger to recommend for playlist favorite any day

03. ClonBaba – Rihanna

The man behind many hits from Etown “Clonbaba” has exhibited recommendable consistency in dishing out amazing tunes to keep the vibe alive in this sphere… the Tekno’s possible double sure scored another potential hit here not long after the “Beat Of The Gods” release with the Commander In Chief of rap “Oga Sir”. The Rihanna tune also came as a birthday gift to fans and lovers of good music.

02. Zinith – Yhello

This sure is one name to look out for amongst the next generation of stars fast rising. Being his career debut, The E town based sensational singer sure deserves some sort of atonement for bringing in all of this energy and keeping it way above some of this artiste who’s been in the game before him. The Shebongky produced jam is a love song that communicates love in its purest of form and is a sure banger tune for those who understand music of the 21st century

01. Danny P – This Is Akwa Ibom

Them boiz are woke with prove… With the video breaking any outstanding records to become the most streamed video of an upcoming Act from the south… Danny P’s “This is Akwa Ibom” is currently one of the biggest export from the south being a cover of the famous This Is America which had it first remake by Falz (This Is Nigeria) the Jam discourses matters ongoing real time in the state and and how it affects the day to day living in the society, currently gaining massive airplay in all of Akwa Iboms Regular Radios as the phrase is quickly becoming Akwa Ibom’s favorite… most definitely non is more worth the number one spot…check it

There you have the top10 bangers that raved the Uyo music sphere in June… Feel free to leave a comment… #teamSouthjamz

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Review: Uyo Top10 Jamz June Edition

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We would love to sincerely apologize over the break in our countdown publication, however it feels great to be back and for the last month of the Year’s first half (June) here are top ten jamz that raved the airwaves

10. Dj Spindeeds – Spin This Hit

At no.10 is VDJ Spindeeds In collaboration with the ever blazing Supersonic Blaize, the CEO of Spinmatic Entertainment unleashed a wavy tune tagged “Spin This Hit”Jam produced by ….. is undisputably one jam to lit up the dancefloor with.

09. Otee Phizzle – Affection

Amongst his peers, this is one rapper that has distinguished himself to prove the possibilities of breakthrough against environmental barriers, since his emergence as 2nd runner up in the 2016 peak talent hunt. Otee Phizzle has maintained a reputable consistency in dishing out beautiful tunes including the Victory Ep. Affection in the other hand is one jam for all moment where the rapper expresses heartfelt emotions in a most fine poetic manner, with Kelv J on the Console just to make sure this one gets the right accompaniment #Bangger.

08. Jeggs – I Rep Uniuyo

Shortly after bagging the university of uyo best music act, the afro pop / rap act dished out this one to tell all there is to know about uniuyo in 3minutes. Jam came out quite amazingly and undeniably merited a spot on this countdown… check it

07. Hofishal Sounds– Amesiere

One of E towns most prominent act and award-winning producer “Hofishal Sounds” also came through in a special style and pattern. Spiced with some indigenous flair, Amesiere meaning good morning was ofcourse his birthday giveaway exceptionally made… #DopeRated vibe

06. Ben G Piano – Message

From the stables of Brytos Entertainment, The “Favor” crooner returns with a strong message to the youth and general citizens of Akwa Ibom state and Nigeria at large discourage violence

05. Prospa – Dollar

Having done an exceptionally amazing exhibition with his previous hit… the Uyo based Cross Riverian is back in a wavy style and pattern featuring one of East’s finest indigenous rapper X-Libaty. The Danny P produced jam is another groovy love tune to just update playlist with… Amazing Tune

04. Rocknana – Staba Dance

Off the stables of HUK management, the Pop Diva of the south came through with some way beyond the regular to disturb the airwaves… ofcourse with Richy B in the production console, jam is a banger to recommend for playlist favorite any day

03. ClonBaba – Rihanna

The man behind many hits from Etown “Clonbaba” has exhibited recommendable consistency in dishing out amazing tunes to keep the vibe alive in this sphere… the Tekno’s possible double sure scored another potential hit here not long after the “Beat Of The Gods” release with the Commander In Chief of rap “Oga Sir”. The Rihanna tune also came as a birthday gift to fans and lovers of good music.

02. Zinith – Yhello

This sure is one name to look out for amongst the next generation of stars fast rising. Being his career debut, The E town based sensational singer sure deserves some sort of atonement for bringing in all of this energy and keeping it way above some of this artiste who’s been in the game before him. The Shebongky produced jam is a love song that communicates love in its purest of form and is a sure banger tune for those who understand music of the 21st century

01. Danny P – This Is Akwa Ibom

Them boiz are woke with prove… With the video breaking any outstanding records to become the most streamed video of an upcoming Act from the south… Danny P’s “This is Akwa Ibom” is currently one of the biggest export from the south being a cover of the famous This Is America which had it first remake by Falz (This Is Nigeria) the Jam discourses matters ongoing real time in the state and and how it affects the day to day living in the society, currently gaining massive airplay in all of Akwa Iboms Regular Radios as the phrase is quickly becoming Akwa Ibom’s favorite… most definitely non is more worth the number one spot…check it

There you have the top10 bangers that raved the Uyo music sphere in June… Feel free to leave a comment… #teamSouthjamz

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Facts with Kulqee: How To Become The Most Popular Artiste in 6 Months

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Hey! Am so excited to share this piece of me with you all for FREE! As an upcoming artiste, there should be long term and short-term goals. Have you ever thought about it? You cannot wake up to conquer the world. You start by conquering a particular geographical region and then grow from there. These simple steps will turn you to the most celebrated artiste in your city in just 6 months.

Written by Onyema Courage
Instagram: @iam_kulqee | Twitter: @iam_kulqee

1. EVERYTHING ISN’T MONEY

When food companies launch new products, they organize an event for the public to come and have a taste of their new product free. This is because the market can only pay for a service they could ascertain its value they cannot pay for it. If the public do not appreciate the value of your brand as an upcoming artiste, they can’t pay for it. This is why you must avail yourself to offering FREE services with the sole aim of promoting and marketing your brand till the public sees need to pay for your service.

There is a popular adage that goes thus, “Nothing is free not even in Freetown”. This means that every single package or service rendered free is done for some selfish reasons. Thus, you need to come up with planned goals when offering a free service. Be it freestyles, collaborations, shows, etc, offering free services gives you more opportunities. Producers dish out free beats to sell their brand and expand their fan base. The new celebrated producer “killertunes” sold his brand just by dishing out free beats online.

This step is equally taking by popular stars to capture new markets or hold on to old markets. This is the reason why artistes throw free listening party, free collaboration, giveaways and dance challenge. Drake deliberately jumped on Wizkid’s “Ojuelegba”, it was never by accident. This single step sold “hotline bing” in 2016 and granted Drake the African market.

In conclusion, FREE things are expensive. The more planned and deliberate free services you render, the more fan base you gather.
2. CONNECT/COLLABORATE

“We rise by lifting others” is not just a quote by a general life principle. You might be talented singing alone, but you become famous doing that with others. A man’s networth is determined by the value of his network. Every new producer, OAP, DJ, dancer, director, vixen, record label executive, talent manager, content creator, editor, blogger, promoter, hypes man, media influencer, etc you meet is a step forward. Never underestimate the power of these guys no matter how inexperienced or inferior they might be. Collaborating or building and maintaining relationship with everyone in your city or hood who is directly or indirectly involved in the production or business of music puts you on the forefront.

3. PROJECT A STRONG IMAGE

The first step in creating an image for your brand is to be different. Be out of place (like dressing Chinese in Africa), out of time (like dressing ancient in 21st century), or be out of the box (invent a new look, hairstyle, fashion sense, music video, pictures, etc). You are selling nothing but yourself, thus create a unique brand that pushes out an artificial image of yours that the market will definitely accept or notice is vital. When branding, or creating an image, make sure that being glued to people’s eyes and lips are the main aim. That people are hating on you doesn’t really affect you provided they now you. Just be careful to ensure at every given point in time, you have more lovers than haters. It is easier to distinguish a white ball from the midst of black balls. Thus, be different and let being noticed be your main aim.
4. HAVE A STEADY FLOW OF INCOME

If music is business, which it is, then as a start up brand (upcoming artiste) you need funds to put certain things in place. Start up capital will always be a problem for entrepreneurs like you thus the best way to tackle it is to have a steady flow of income. No matter how small you earn, just be sure you don’t skip 24hrs without making money.

You need funds to record, promote, tour, etc and your dreams of being on top of your city could be delayed or shattered if you don’t have access to a steady flow of income. This is a bitter truth, music is a business where talent is only but a raw gold that can only be used when it must have passed through the fire of great talent management, massive promotion and a solid branding and the money to do all that.

5. PROMOTE! PROMOTE! PROMOTE!

This is one point that has been preached by many even upcoming artistes but practiced by a few. Pushing yourself to the market by any available means is the single meaning of music promotion. To be able to capture your city, you need to make them your primary target and use every available means to be sure they keep seeing your face, hearing and talking about you on a daily basis. The social media could help you do this. (Please fetch my article on “How to maximize the social media” online.). Promotion is the only difference between a star and an upcoming artiste. If you wanna be a star, PROMOTE YOURSELF…
as written by Kulqee

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Review: Wizkid’s Epic Performance At The O2(London) On 26 May, 2018

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“…WHEN OJUELEGBA WAS DROPPED AT THE AFROREPUBLIC 2018, THE ANGELS DECENDED TO VIBE WITH WIZKID ON STAGE”

Wizkid, once again, made it to history books last saturday as he performed before a crowd of more than 20 thousand fans in the 02 Arena, London. This is what it really means to turn the 02 to an 03.

The 1hr 2mins performance began with a Fela inspired entrance. He lifelessly walked into the stage and stood on a platform with his two hands raised in the air 🙌, and his palms balled into a half-fist. The platform kept raising… For a moment, the clock stopped ticking and Starboy stood as if he was entranced.
This was a dream come true. Screams from the crowd shot off the 02 roofs. The stage remained dark but the lights from phones in the crowd illuminated the hall.
The real Starboy must have stood there looking into the tiny lights and wanting to wake up from this dream. Buh it was a reality.

Dj Tunez took him out of his trance, as he said, “let’s party!” Then he dropped MANYA; Starboy got wild and the crowd exploded! Africa was in the building!!!

Series of classics dropped and the room got wild. Tiwa came on stage, performed, hugged the Starboy and left. By and by, classics upon classics, Then Starboy said, “drop thah next shit.” Guess what? I heard, “It’s Legendary beatz!” The national anthem. One of the biggest songs from Africa, OJUELEGBA by Wizkid. 🔥 🔥

A shudder went through the crowd and the Angels in all white descended. Skepta came on stage and complemented with so much energy. Looking at the crowd, looking at the stage, I knew this was love; this has always been the African dream.

Skepta got a sec from Wiz to address the crowd and confirmed, “This is the dream.. Africa is in the building! ”

Soco dropped and the stage was on fire, dancers everywhere and Wiz in the middle. Then Daddy Yo had to break the DADDY YO jam to profess his love and say his goodbyes. Buh before leaving, he prophesied that this was gonna happen again next year. He was done!
Throughout the performance, Soco was played two times buh performed thrice. OJUELEGBA was played twice.
Before Wizzy came on, there were performances by Maleekberry, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi etc.
Africa was indeed in the building! This is just the beginning.

Written by Daniel Nkanga. #Soundfreak

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Review: UY0 TOP10 JAMZ April Edition

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UY0 TOP10 JAMZ April Edition

The Month of April quite obviously wasn’t the favorite for The state “A” list as the likes of Oga sir, Zillions, Lybra, Brown Edu, Feelings and the rest waved through it without an entry, however the fast rising are not letting the window slip through as lots of new names and faces made impressive debuts and release that couldn’t go unnoticed

10: Cutest Kid – Tellem

From the Rafia City of Ikot Ekpene comes this amazing trap star with a career debut tagged ‘”Tellem”. With absolutely no exaggeration the self-introductory jam where the young star expressed himself to the fullest is nothing short of awesomeness in orchestration occupying our no.10 spot for the month of April….

09: Xspence – Choose

Amazing vibe from a new face in the South music sphere is the descriptive experience when Xspense dropped the Richy B produced jam… With few major airplays around the south radio sphere, “Choose” made it to our top9

08: Vicky Minaj – Amanam

Quite hard to admit being a song with a political undertone but truth is, take away the sentimental reasoning this is one amazing jam to vibe with anytime with that rhythmic instrumental and all of the energy exhibited by the song Bird, jam issa-banger

07: Ziben – Emergency

The new school gospel rap act has been most consistent this year with major Hits having been unleashed earlier this year. However the Gospel rapper joined the seemingly endless list of artiste who had spice to offer fans in the month of April and this came quite dope occupying our No.7 spot

06: Tunex Wonder – Ojoro

After a long time off the rader, Tunex Wonder made his year debut. The much anticipated song is an expression of love’s possible trueness… “I no go do you Ojoro” with the creative production ability of Nerosparkz a.k.a Sparktakraft jam came out impressively amazingly ranked at no.6 of southjamz’ Top10 April Edition

05: Favour Ejekxz – Facebook Girl

The CEO of Ejekwu Films and EJARecords “Favour Ejekxz” didn’t go unnoticed after the release of the “Facebook Girl” single where he recounts a real life experience in the most complicated but musically appealing way. The Jam somewhat found it way to the 7th position of this compilation as one of the major hit that dropped from this sphere in the month of April.

04: Mc Collins – Prayer

In collaboration with the Biggest Pop Duo from the south “Unik Brothers” Mc Collins plunged into the month with this wonderful tune and managed to maintain a reputable spot for himself at no.4
Amazing realistic jam for good music lovers

03: Ini Mbang – Just Like That

Far from the regular pop music dominant in the country, safe to say_ Ini Mbang is one of the few that has amazingly stood out with a rare genre of music entertaining lovers of the Gospel with amazing dance thrills to spice performances up… and just like that he made the list with this Mr Thadom’s produced jam occupying our no.3 spot

02: Keini – Watizdiz

The winner of “ Atmosphere 0.2 Artiste of the Year” and Uyo street rap sensation Keini takes it to a whole new level on the joint… apart from being quite groovy, Watizdiz addresses real life situations in the most comic form and recently ranked “SouthJamz’ Jam of the Month” Keini stands tall at No.2 with this one… another major score for the wavemaker and street representer.

01: Asuzu – Vibe

Uniuyo FM OAP and Fast emerging beat maker Asuzu who’s been luately regular on spotlight for his Beat refixes including the Fella Zombie beat pulls in a Hurricane collaboration with X- Libaty and Super Sly. Dopeness is undeniable on this One, with limitless airplay across radio stations in the South, Vibe is our Top 1 for the month of April

Worth mention:
Kasaprince ft X-Liberty – Right Here

There you have the top10 from southjamz for the month of April… Feel free to leave a comment ✌

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SJ Exclusive Interview: Kelvinchrome Talks His Career As A Music Producer / An Artiste/ His Forth Coming Album And More

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Nigerian Music producer Kelvinchrome (chromesoundz) who is an Afro Soul/Rnb artist and a song writer Is one of the music producers who has taken the Nigerian music Fusion and retro game to the next level. His wide repertoires in the craft has given him a somewhat incredible but perfect mix of sounds he featured in his debut Music Album tagged “Sounds Of Life” #SOL.

On this exclusive interview with SouthJamz (Ugochi Uche), Kelvinchrome talks about his career as a recording artist, a music producer, his forth coming ALBUM and his dreams for 2018 and beyond.

 

 
*LET’S MEET YOU SIR*

My name Is Kelvin Ekarika. I hail from Akwa Ibom state. I am a music producer, recording artist and song writer based in Lagos Nigeria.

*TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER AS A MUSIC PRODUCER*

I started producing music when I was 13yrs old. I used the Yamaha PSR340 to make instrumental then to PSR640 then to PSR1000 which became my favourite. I would make instrumentals all day long and then record it into a Cassette tape just to listen to it with my sony Walkman. Till one day I got a call and made my first N10,000 of my beats at the age of 15yrs old I knew I found my path.

*WHAT MADE YOU BELIEVE YOU WILL BE A MUSIC PRODUCER*

Normally, sounds play in my head everyday. Every minute. In fact my mind develops a signature caricature tune for almost every person I meet and spend sometime with studying the key movements of the individual and translating it to sounds in my head. When ever they come around the sound or music will start to play *Laughs* and that sound describes Their persona in totality. So I reek of sounds- Millions in my head. But I learned to manage them eventually, learned to assemble those sounds and like a knife through butter, it made sense.

*WHEN DID YOU START SINGING*

I have been in the choir since 10yrs of age. Started singing with the choir that young. Then soloed my first song when I was 14yrs old. Later I joined a music group called De Angels, contested for the Song Of The year and came 2nd runner up. After that, Joined JYC. Along side the C.E.O Faitho “Beegboi” Ndah in 2009 as a music producer, song writer and co- artist. After which I went solo to do my thing.

*ABOUT THE “SOUNDS OF LIFE” ALBUM WHAT ARE WE EXPECTING*

It is a unique assemblage of sounds. Sleeker than your average kind of album and lyrics cycling about Love.. You know nature breeds Nothing but love when u tastes a pineapple… Exactly the point! Putting together the *Sounds of life* album was exciting. Since I had to select my favourite sounds and progressions, my creative process was quite easy. I wrote and recorded the songs over a period of time. Then worked with Sound Engineers like PluzFactorFactory ApluzMix, Dan Jiggy, DannypKME and Ibboss (Innoveightive Beat). The songs were all produced by Chromesoundz

The music is about my life and experiences in life generally.

*ONE LAST ONE SIR, LOOKING AT THE COMPETITIVE NATURE OF THE MUSIC MARKET RIGHT WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL THIS (THE ALBUM) WILL BREAK IN*

Competition can only abound where niche is scarce. My music is different. I bank on that!.

Well, y’all have heard it all… Save for this One, a compilation of Well made sounds…

Link up Chrome via:

Twitter: @Chromesoundz
Instagram: @Kelvinchrome

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Spotlight: Meet DJ BrightStar (Party Prince) // @iamDJBrightStar

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Born Markson Uwanaobong Peter From Ikot-Abasi LGA, Comfort 95.1fm, in-house DJ is our first man crush in 2018 #Spotlight

Currently signed to Spinmatics Entertainment, DJ BrightStar stands out as one of the youngest yet fast rising in the entertainment sphere holding it down big time in the game with Best AKSU DJ 2013 to date award to show for it.

Having Headlined Major Reputable events including:
* Rivers State Carnival (CARNIRIV)
* RAY-POWER 106.5FM PHC.
XMAS GROOVE 2015
* IbomDJs all white party stand by DJ 2017(DJs night)
* UKAPISUA STREET GROOVE 2017

Currently studying Political Science at Akwa-Ibom State University (AKSU), this young star is the Official DJ at Tilapia Island Resort ABAK, and One of the prominent future


Link up :

Twitter: @iamdjbrightstar
Facebook: Superstardj Brightstar
Instagram: @iamdjbrightstar
Gmail: iamdjbrightstar@gmail.com

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Focus: Ikpa udo – Top5 Jamz Yet // @Ikpa_Udo

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Over 5years in the game feeding the fans consistent DopeNess, Ikpa Udo Towers as the face of Ibibio Rap at the national level with credits to reputable collaborations and commercial success.
Without talking plenty… Check the Top5 hitz Yet dropped by the Edidem!

#5. See their Head

Soon after the Migration to Lasgidi and penning down a deal with Maximum Disturbance, Ikpa dropped this one with visuals Splash on display as directed by “Saha Nsek” the slow paced beat got Ikpa Udo expressing himself topnotch and trust he nailed this one with punchlines and rhymes yet it’s no.5 though
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#4. Play Me

After the debut with “Itipeke” the new school Ibibio Rapper wasted no time in jumping on the dopest of beat maker in the South of then “Otyno”. They sure conquered together and Play Me was one of such success results.
Otyno sure got his melodious vocals romancing every strings on this one while The then Indigenous Maliq married every kick with punchlines and rhymes and surely this still sound Dope🔥
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#3. Right Now

“I’m in the mood I wanna party…😋”
Manpizy took things personal on this beat. The talking drums were definitely talking and Ikpa Udo enjoyed himself on this One flowing with ease. And yes the commercial success of the jam was quite recommendable as the video was also featured on top promotional medium #DopeRated.
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#2. Amme anwod

At about this time Udo Mbakara just left SouthSouth Swagalonians and was about the hottest artiste without a label killing Beatz and slaying Shows.
Ame Anwod Was The rave of the moment and it’s quite safe to say “Ame Nwod ” is the Jam that brought about the rest of this success story. It’s the most played jam of Ikpa Udoh as far as the street is concerned and yes! Everybody had Ame Nwod in their mouth at a certain point…
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#1. Ayakid

Apart from being his latest Job, Ikpa Udo pulled in his top Collabo on this one. The “If I get money Crooner” did well on this one too. The jam is currently his top hit promo wise and is quite addictive in nature As Otyno keep the strings and kicks 100% Dope.
Jam Of Life
… #Ayakid
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Other Jamz worth Note would be:
“Ke Nsisong Nsi” but then, that vibe isn’t that hot as much as he sure delivered lyrically

#teamSouthJamz

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Jam Alert: MrDrill Set to Drop a New Wave produced by Masterkraft // @mrdrill_1

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Earlier this year the “Open My Way” crooner made a significant entry back into the wave Streams with a classical remake of famous Rock City’s – Locked Away which he renamed “Love Me” spiced with soft Reggea flair which was just dope and too good for a comeback track.
That not being all, MrDrill teams up this time with Masterkraft to bring a New Wave to the Music Sphere in this new joint tagged #ESE where he express gratitude to God, fans and family for all he is and will become.
What’s more… Drill baba lately took to his media to anounce a video coming soon as pictures of beautiful locations with enticing costumes, fleet of exotic cars, and sexy models were seen in display…

Without exaggerations – this one got a pass mark from all angle of criticism and trust masterkraft did justice to the kicks and snares … Anticipate ESE on a positive note…
#teamSouthJamz

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