Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Ice Prince ft. Gyptian – Magician (Remix)

 New Video from Ice Prince in collaboration with Jamaican Crooner  Gyptian. the track is titled 'Magician' and I must say I very much like the beat on this one its quite laid back and the chorus is catchy delivered in a dance hall fashion which is fast becoming the trend on the Naija music scene.

About Ice Prince
Ice Prince is currently signed to the Chocolate City label one of the biggest music labels in Nigeria along with stars such as M.I. DJinee and Jesse Jagz.  Born in the Niger State in Northern Nigeria, He moved with his family to Jos where he completed his education  he started off his music career while in secondary school in Jos back in 1998 when he began writing hip hop tracks and performing at parties and clubs. 
In 2001 he began going to studios and recording tracks and meeting other top artists and performers. In 2002, he got together with a couple of his friends and formed a group called the Ecomog Squad. They had a few performances as a group and split a year later. 

In 2004 He met hit makers - the Abaga brothers - M.I. and Jesse Jagz  Together with M.I., Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Lindsey, Eve, and Taz they became what is now known as ‘Loopy’.  
His first break through came in the same year  when he released his debut single 'Extraordinary which received nationwide radio play  since then he has gone from strength to strength winning music competitions and featuring on hits songs from major artists such as Banky W to YQ, eLDee and Naeto C, A'West, Dekunle Fuji, Banky W, Kel, Gino, Terry Tha Rapman, Sauce Kid, Rollins Avns, Djinee, YQ, El Dee, Naeto C, Mo Cheddah, and Wizkid.  as well as releasing several hit tracks

 In 2010 he released the smash hit 'Oleku' gaining  international recognition and establishing himself as one of the top rappers to come out of Nigeria.

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Ice Prince On Facebook
Chocolate City Records
Official Website

Monday, 26 March 2012

Wande Coal-Private Trips

Another Chartbuster from Wande Coal who is currently signed to the Mo-hits Records label with other big Naija Artists Dr Sid, D'Prince, Dbanj and KSwitch  this is  the video of his first single 'Private Trips' off his 2nd album and what can I say about that beauty in the video if anything she makes its definitely worth watching.

The track itself has been subject to some mixed reviews however since its upload on youtube last week its been getting many thousands of views and I  think its a great tune but probably not quite at the same level as his mega hits 'Bumper To Bumper'  and 'Who Born The Maga'  from his first album and maybe some are still judging him by those standards. 
Anyway this is just  his first single off the album so there's more to come and anyone who has followed Wande Coal will know that he got immense talents so I'm sure we will not be disappointed'.
I'll let you be the judge on this one have a listen and please leave your comments


Dbanj, Kanye West & Beyonce - Oliver Twist Remixed

We knew it would happen and it finally has, Nigerian superstar Dbanj has hit the UK Official top 10 charts with the remix of his track 'Oliver Twist' which features an appearance from Kanye West.
Dbanj is currrently in the UK promoting his new single, the fact that it is now charting at No 9 on the UK  and iTunes charts must be welcome news and proof that his collaboration with Kanye has worked very well.

Dbanj who signed to the Kanye West Music Label G.O.O.D Music in June 2011 has experienced a metoric rise to fame since hitting the Afropop music scene 7 years ago with his hit single Tongolo which was then followed on by a string of hits such as 'Suddenly' 'Why Me', 'Gbono fele fele' and 'Fall In Love

Known for his energetic and charismatic live performances this is not the first time Dbanj has hit the limelight by collaborating with a big U.S RnB Star, In 2011 he also collaborated with Rap Superstar Snoop Dogg to remix his track 'Mr Endowed '

After a rather slow start for the Oliver Twist remix which had to contend with competition from afropop crooners and potential rivals Psquare signed to RnB superstar Akon's 'Konvict Muzik' Label their track  'Chop My Money'  which featured Akon and had been released a few months earlier had been getting a couple of million more views on Youtube. 

Dbanj and Kanye are now fast closing the gap with over a million youtube views of 'Oliver Twist' and going straight into the mainstream charts It now seems there are bound to be more exciting new developments and releases in the pipeline from both Artists and their labels  as they continue to compete for domination of the Afrobeat/Afropop music scene which has been rapidly gaining recognition in the mainstream pop charts.

Dbanj Set feature In Kanye West Movie 
Just when you would think things could not get any better for the Dbanj there is also the news out that he is set to feature in Kanye West's movie "Cruel Summer" which is set to be released later on this year and we can truly say it looks like the man is set to go places and hopefully things will continue to get better.

In Oliver Twists he sings the line "I like Beyonce" and who knows he get to might get to meet her soon.. of course he would need to watch out for Jayz.

More Links:
Mohits Records Offficial Site

Friday, 23 March 2012

PSquare ft Akon & May D 'Chop My Money'

Unless you ve been hiding under a rock in the Sahara desert for the past few months you should know that 
P-Square are now signed to the Akon label 'Konvict Music' along with fellow Naija stars Wiz Kid and 2face.
The results of Akon and P-square collaboration is the track 'Chop My Money' which features appearances from Akon and Nigerian Rapper May D.
Released late last month the video has been an instant hit on Youtube with over a million hits so far and firmly placing the dynamic twins at the top of the charts where they rightly belong. The video which was shot in multiple locations tells the story of one of the twins spending and losing his money on a beautiful women who does n't return his love .. well what's new, some people would say life is a game you win some and you lose some,  On another level you could see this as a celebration of the power women to manipulate men or maybe its just a case of P-Square having too much money to care. 

Whatever the case the track is definitely a super-hit and Akon seems to have got his strategy spot on, and I can only see this track bringing him more success and exposure to the millions African fans worldwide of course P-Square must be laughing all the way to bank as they gain even more  international exposure and recognition featuring alongside Akon no wonder the're singing  'I don't care if you chop my money'
The role this track plays in popularizing the Nigerian Slangs and Genre of Afropop internationally cannot be overstated and it looks like a win win situation for the Nigerian music scene at the moment. 
Meanwhile Kanye West's Signing of their Arch Rival D'Banj to his 'Good Music' record label does nt seem to be going as well as expected despite Kanye also making cameo appearances at D'banj shows, so far the P.Square hit seems to be way ahead in the charts some observers have stated that one of the reasons for Akon's runaway success is due to the fact that he has more of a hands on approach and has been more heavily involved in the collaborations you could also argue that because of Akon's West African roots being from Sengal himself he probably has more indepth knowledge and feel for the African  market. 
The recent split between Dbanj and his long time producers Don Jazzy also seem to indicate that not all is well at the moment anyway whatever the case I wouldnt  write off D'Banj yet as I suspect there's more to come from that camp Kanye West is a star on top of his game who not only knows the music industry inside out, he is also a master of showmanship and self promotion and  we'll have to wait and see what his next move with D'banj will be, I suspect the rivalries between the two camps  are set to run and run... Just watch this space


Thursday, 8 March 2012

Wiz Kid Remixes Dont Dull with Akon

We recently ran a story on that fast rising young Nigerian Star Wiz Kid who has been literally ripping up the club floors with quite a few hits especially the single 'Don't Dull' well his hard work seems to have paid off, recently signed by international RnB Star Akon to his Konvict Muzik Label it seems the duo have been busy in the studio working on some forthoming hits apparently a remix of the hit single is soon to be released featuring vocals from Akon
It seems there's no stopping for the Nigerian Artistes as they continue to gain recognition from their international counterparts with Psquare also joining Akon's label and releasing the new hit single 'Chop My Money' and Dbanj  along with his Mohits Crew now working and performing with superstar Kanye West on his G.O.O.D Music Label I think we can safely say Nigerian pop music is set to take it's rightful place on the world stage -  well lets keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best,

Listen to the leaked snippet below of  'Don't Dull Remixed' and let us know what you think.

  AKON Wizkid - Don't Dull Remix by Numusicstreet

Wiz Kid Rides High In The Charts
Akon Offiicial Website 
Akon On Facebook
Wiz Kid On Facebook,

Dowty Ebi -The Prodigal Son Remixes Oleku Ft Ice Prince

Dowty Ebi the recording artiste based in Madrid Spain and 
signed to the record Label DarkHood Emporio has been
making rapid inroads onto the Nigerian Music scene for 
sometime with some notable hits, his first single 'Call Me Ebi' 
featured Rap artist Eedris Abdulkareen and went down on
the club floors like a storm earning Dowty recognition all
over Nigeria. 
He then went on to release a string of hit singles from his first 
Album 'Bad Times' gaining him international recognition 
and a  listing on the American Billboard charts.

Dowty is now back with new singles 'Oleku the remix' 
'You Too Shine remixed' and an emotional  acoustic song
called 'Oh My Life' all from his forthcoming
album  simply called 'The Prodigal Son' due to be released
1st April 2012  check out all  three of his latest videos which
are already getting loads and loads of Youtube views.

I must admit all three tracks are very strong and this guy is
 guaranteed to stay at  the top of the charts for a long time, and
 it's fair to say the  Prodigal Son is back and has his sights firmly
 set on the Home country  Nigeria, at  the end of the day
 it is a small world.  

Please check out the tracks and leave your comments if you wish.

Dowty Ebi - Oleku Remixing Ice Prince by Numusicstreet

Other Single's
Dowty Ebi (DE9) - You too Shine Video
Dowty (DE9) ft. Eedris Abdulkareem - Call me EBI
Dowty Ebi - Oh My Life
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