Tuesday, 26 April 2016

EVENT Alert: asa and Gaise have events coming soon

The Alternative music scene in Nigeria is buzzing with a number of live shows in the month of May.
From Aṣa, bringing her BOSTOUR home to Lagos Nigeria to, Gaise live in concert, ‘’KORINSÓDÌ’’

Asa will be performing on the first of 1st of May at the Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos  and Gaise on the 8th of May at City Mall, Onikan Lagos.

You can’t afford to miss these live shows, plan to attend with your friends and family.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Tay Iwar ''Renascentia''

I am excited to write about Tay Iwar's new mixed tape of eight songs ''Renascentia''. The songs on the mix tape can be described as afro-fusion and  a combination of multiple music elements which comes together nicely to give us a masterpiece from the singer, songwriter and producer.

You can listen to the mix tape by following this link: https://soundcloud.com/tayiwar
I hope you enjoy listening to the songs, please let me know what you think in the comments below.

Monday, 18 April 2016

New Video Monday''Ready'' by Adekunle Gold

The music video of ‘’Ready’’ a song by Adekunle Gold produced by Pheelz was released last week Friday. The video was directed by Adasa Cookey for Squareball Media and Lola OJ a beauty vlogger plays Adekunle’s love interest in the music video.
Check out the music video and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Alternative Music Naija Journey

I am a lover of love but I never realised that we have beautiful Nigerian love songs till I started my internship with Alternative Music Naija; the internship has broadened my knowledge of music. So I will be sharing with you my top five alternative love songs, the songs are not arranged in any particular order. I really hope you enjoy the songs.  Please let me know what you think in the comments below and song suggestions are welcomed.

1)      You Suppose Know by Bez

2)      Iwo Nikan by Aramide  

3)      Wait for Me by Jonny Drille

4)      The Vow by Timi Dakolo

5)      Orente by Adekunle Gold

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Interview With Aramide

Aramide just released the video to her song ''Love Me'' featuring Adekunle Gold. Luckily we had caught up with her to have a quick chat. 

Who are your musical influences? 
*sighs, I have a few. I went through different phases but these artists were present at every phase- Aretha Franklin, India Arie, Ray Charles and their likes. I am really into soul music.

What challenges have you faced working in the Nigerian music industry?
The main challenge I have faced is with my genre of music. It is not popular. I have had to prove to people that I am both a good songwriter and a good artist.

What other things are you passionate about? 
*Laughs* “I am not a good dancer though I love dancing but on a more serious note, I love cooking and teaching. After music comes teaching for me.” 

What inspires your to write? 
Things around me, my life, and other peoples' lives

Top Five Songs on your playlist at the moment? 
My song, Love me featuring Adekunle Gold
Therapy by Mary J Blige from the album ‘’London Sessions’’
Love yourself by Justin Bieber 
Every song on Adele’s ‘’25’’ album 

What is your advice for aspiring musicians? 
You have to be patient, make sure you are talented, try to blend in with what is happening in the music industry so you remain relevant. Have I said be patient? To make it in the music industry takes years of hard work, a lot of patience and a lot of prayers. 

Who inspired your song ‘’Iwo Nikan’
Uhumm! That is a love song and who inspired it? My husband.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

New Video Wednesday ''Love Me'' by Aramide

The music video of ‘’Love Me’’ a song by Afro Soul Artist Aramide featuring Adekunle Gold is here. Adekunle Gold plays Aramide’s love interest; it takes us on a journey of love and happiness. The video was shot in Ikoyi, Lagos by Stanz Visuals. Check out the video of the song and let us know what you think. 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

New Music Adekunle Gold ''Ready''

Adekunle Gold kicks off 2016 with a new highlife single, ''Ready''. It's his fourth  single produced by YBNL hit-maker Pheelz, mixed by SIMI and Guitar by Fiokee. 

Monday, 4 April 2016

New Music Alert ''The Vow'' by Timi Dakolo

Last week, Timi Dakolo blessed us with a song we think will be timeless, and one that everyone in love can relate with.
Titled, 'The Vow', the release coincided with Timi Dakolo and his wife, Busola Dakolo's fourth year anniversary and she is featured in the video.

Check out the video of the song and let us know what you think.