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Music Review: Wande Coal drops an impressive single, ‘Again’

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Multiple award-winning artists and Afro-pop star, Oluwatobi Wande Minlah, aka Wande Cole, has released an impressive love song titled, ‘Again’ to kick start his musical journey for 2020.

Wande Coal, like most great musicians, started singing in the teenage choir at his church.

He got his break in the Nigerian entertainment industry as a dancer.

He continued improving on his vocal skills and later got signed by Don Jazzy’s Mo’hits records in 2006.

His first single ‘Ololufe’ has been described as one of the greatest love songs written by a Nigerian.

The newly released single, ‘Again’, produced by Melvitto comes right after the release of his previous record tagged ‘Ode Lo Like’ which was released back in December 2019.

The mid-tempo single ‘Again’ is a validation of the Afropop star’s musical prowess and vocal aptitude.

His vocal strength on the newly released single is a resonance of his hit track and first single, ‘Ololufe’ in 2007.

Thus, it is amazing that the Afropop singer still has the efficacy to produce classic records in spite of the ‘lukewarm’ songs he has been releasing in recent times.

The song begins with a guitar orchestrated sound and swiftly unclasps with a solemn beat following his first verse vocals which is ravishing enough to engage listeners.

The singer, in his lyrics, talks about his undying feelings for his lover, apparently infusing his melodious rhyme to glamorize his profound love for his girlfriend.

Wande Coal’s voice on the song was quite exceptional and clearly unrivaled.

It brings back the good old days when he released songs like ‘My Way’, ‘Superwoman’, ‘Ten Ten’, ‘Private Trips’ and ‘Ololufe’ among other hit songs the music genius has released.

When judging the song by its lyrics, it might not be as great as his single ‘Ololufe’, nor some other hit songs he released years ago but it is evident that the lyrics are cleverly written.

Obviously, the messages conveyed in the song are clear enough for listeners to understand, unlike some Nigerian songs with empty and vague lyrics.

The beats to the song are soft, sublime, smooth and groovy enough not to make the song sound boring to the listeners.

On the flip side, the hook/pre-chorus was repeated on the song, hence making the song sound a little bit weary since both chorus and pre-chorus are repeated word for word with the same tempo.

Although the pre-chorus is considered the best part of the song because of its rhyme pattern.

Without a doubt, ‘Again’ is a commendable one from the music icon who has been in the Nigerian music industry for over a decade. Wande Coal is undeniably a talented R and B singer with a charming voice.

However, for some unknown reasons, the singer since 2015, has not been able to meet up with the standard he created back in 2007. He used to be a singer that every A list artist wanted to feature on their song.

Wande Coal was one of those music stars that does not release songs often but when he does, it’s always a classic.

That does not seem to be the case anymore but hopefully, his forthcoming Extended Play (EP) ‘Realms’ might be all he needs for a major comeback.

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Dr Sid drops The Interesting EP

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Nigerian singer and Mavin artiste, Sidney Esiri also known as Dr Sid has released his long-awaited EP titled “The Interesting EP” on Friday, May 8, 2020.

‘Interesting EP’ houses 5 solid tracks and features rapper, MI Abaga alongside, Don Jazzy, LadiePoe, and Eyango.

The EP was released as Mavin Records celebrated 8 years anniversary after it was established by Don Jazzy on May 8, 2012.

The label’s inception came to fruition following the closure of Mo’ Hits Records which was owned by the producer and D’banj.

The label is home to recording artistes such as Korede Bello, Dr SID, D’Prince, Di’Ja, Johnny Drille, Ladipoe, DNA Twins, Rema, and Crayon.

It also houses producers such as Jazzy himself, Altims, and Baby Fresh and in 2014, DJ Big N became the label’s official disc jockey.

Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Reekado Banks, and Iyanya were all formerly signed to the label.

 

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Roze’s ‘Ileke’ beats Simi’s ‘Duduke’, tops Nigeria iTunes songs

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The latest single “Ileke” by the Nigerian US-based music duo, Roze has hit number one spot on the Nigeria iTunes top songs beating the likes of Simi’s “Duduke”, Adekunle Gold’s “Something Different” and even other international stars like Drake, Adele, Wiz Khalifa among others.

Roze, made up of two brothers, Row and Zuwa Agbonayinma dropped the single and video “Ileke” on all digital platforms on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and it has since caught fire for its melodic rhythm, powerful vocals and enthralling beat. The title of the song “Ileke” simply means the African waist beads but beyond that, the duo explores the function of the ornament in relation to a woman’s bum and how it defines and accentuates it during dance.

After practically sending the social media into a meltdown with rendition of cover of Rema’s latest single “Beamer” in April, Row and Zuwa definitely are writing their own story of greatness with “Ileke,” shooting themselves to the top of the reef in less than 5 days of the release of the song.

The Top Ten songs on the Nigeria iTunes are Roze’s Ileke at number one, Simi’s Duduke at number two, followed by EESKAY’s Sanitize, Seun Moon’s Ileke, Ladipoe and Simi’s Know You, Natalie Taylor’s Surrender, Hanno’s No Doubt (Featuring Realzy), Sokid’s Away, Adekunle Gold’s Something Different and Mayorkun’ Of Lagos.

Ileke was produced by top producer, Mekoyo and the video was put together by Clarence Peters.

When the duo did a cover of Mavin’s Rema’s “Beamer” back in April the ovation for them was so loud even Don Jazzy himself had to commend them for the effort. Some people who saw the cover on Instablog9ja begged the Mavin’s boss to organise a remix of the song, collaborated between Rema and Roze.

The music duo, born Eghosa Rodney Agbonayinma (ROW) and Osazuwa Michael Agbonayinma (ZUWA) popularly known as Roze are children of politician and music lover, Hon Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma. They were born in Houston, Texas, January 11, 1998 and July 30, 1999 respectively.

Their other songs include like Too Much, All These Things, The Whole Night, Good things, Impressions, Stranded and Patience.

Roze is signed to U&I Music owned by their father

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New Song: Broda Shaggi – ‘Gbedu’

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Nigerian Ace Comedian cum singer, Broda Shaggi as he released a brand new song titled “Gbedu”.

The song was taken off his recently released extended playlist, ‘Fine Boy Agbero Vol. 1 EP’.

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