Saturday, June 27, 2020


1. Alex O ‎– Celebrate
Alex O was born in Imo State and started his music career as a singer under "Uncle Steve Rhodes." He later joined the Lemmy Jackson music company and worked as a production assistant and songwriter, later signing to PolyGram Records which is also known as Premier Music of Nigeria in the year 1988. Alex O, a Swingbeat, Neo Soul and Pop Rap singer rose to fame in the music scene and became popular in the Nigerian music scene in 1990s, after the release of his most popular song "Celebrate" which became a Nigerian disco hit in the 1990s. Alex O's song "Celebrate" has been featured on several music television shows.
2. Daniel Wilson ‎– Mister Ragamuffin
Daniel Wilson, a Reggae, African and Boogie singer was the original lover boy of the 1990s as he had this outlook and style which most ladies loved. He was a hitmaker of his era, every song he touched turned to gold. We cannot forget some of his monstrous hits like ''Mister Raggamuffin'' which gave him his nickname ‘Mr. Raggamuffin’. 
3. Blackky ‎– Rosey (About Tyme)
In the early 1990s, Nigeria saw the emergence of an artist who was not making the traditional social conscious kind of music. Blackky, a Ragga HipHop singer was different as he blew us away with the hit song ''Rosey'' which at that time was the biggest love song. Blackky despite his young age at that time was able to stay away from controversies and was one of the biggest celebrities of the 1990s.
 4. Alex Zitto‎ – Walakolombo
Alex Zitto, a Reggae, Highlife and Folk singer was born half Nigerian half Ghanaian. He started out his music career in the early 80s as a bass guitarist in Ebenezer Obey’s Miliki Band. Alex Zitto gained prominence when he won The Lekki Song Context in 1988, with his song ‘Tickle Me’. He then got signed to PolyGram Records. He released ‘Walakolombo‘ in 1991. The song was a big hit, a national anthem, and a crowd favorite in the 1990s. 'Walakolombo’ is a fusion of Reggae and R&B. It tells a story of Alex Zitto getting played and fooled by his lover.

5. Sir Shina Peters – Shinamania
Sir Shina Peters’ "Shinamania" swept Nigeria in 1990 as young music fans rushed to buy the electrifying album. The album which was a follow-up to his monster hit “Ace” was produced by Laolu Akins. It was a powerful fusion of Juju, Afro-Beat, and intense Fuji-style percussion with the use of electronic keyboards, saxophone, and guitar. The album broke new ground in its use of synthesizers to complement the Fuji drumming.
To be continued.....

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson and her boyfriend Gabriel Glenn have formed a band, The Soundflowers, a folk-indie duo that Paris Jackson admits is not what anyone expects from someone in her famous family. Nevertheless, her dream with her music according to her is to influence self-acceptance and courage. She said she would love if her music connects with someone and helps in some way.
Their debut EP titled “The Soundflowers” was released on Tuesday June 23, 2020 via Imperial. The five-track EP features lead single "Your Look (Glorious)" with its simply romantic music video and "Geronimo," which Paris Jackson wrote when she was 15, inspired by loss, heartbreak and letting go. The other tracks are: “Notes on a Ghost”, “In the Blue”, and “Best Version of Myself”. The Soundflowers’ sound blends indie acoustic and folk with influences of blues, soul, bluegrass country and beach reggae.
The EP which was produced by Mike Malchicoff (King Princess) with mix engineer Rob Kinelski (Billie Eilish), is accompanied by video vignettes created by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj).

Saturday, June 20, 2020


Kunle Oluleye popularly known as Jesus Pikin is a multi-talented gospel music artiste. He has this unending thirst for Music, especially African music from his early age. He is a lead singer at The Redeemed Christian Church of God National Praise Team, who with the help of God has become one of the best gospel artists that Nigeria has produced.
Jesus Pikin’s debut single “Koyipada” which translates as “He Changeth Not” was a Praise Medley released in 2016. The track was carefully produced and arranged to keep you dancing and giving thanks to God.  In 2018 he released yet another wonderful song titled “Me 2 You”. A song born from the place of thanksgiving and gratitude. Jesus Pikin has come with a new song “All My Life” released in 2020. He said that the song was birth during a personal fellowship with God. It comes as a plead to God saying please accept me as I am though not perfect. And then giving all to Him as a sacrifice.
God has helped Jesus Pikin to bless many lives within and outside the country, like USA, UK, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Ghana. As a youth pastor he is leading and affecting the youths of this generation positively to achieving a purposeful life.‎

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, actor and dancer from Tandale, Dar es Salaam, Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack, popularly known as Diamond Platnumz is now the only African musician to hit 1Billion views on YouTube. He achieved this feat after sharing at least 600 videos that entail music, behind the scenes, and tour performances.
Diamond Platnumz’s main competitors in the YouTube numbers game are Nigerian Afrobeats stars; P Square – 810 million; Davido – 618 million; Flavour – 617 million; Tekno – 574 million; Burna Boy – 507 million; Wizkid – 480 million.

Diamond Platnumz, the 30-year-old award-winning musician has over the last 10 years popularized “bongo flava” – a uniquely Tanzanian offering: romantic melodies with an urban beat influenced by traditional taarab music from the East African coast. Diamond is considered influential among his fans and is said to be the most loved and decorated East and Central African artist now.
Diamond Platnumz has won numerous awards at Channel O, MTV Awards, Soundcity, Kilimanjaro Music Awards, Headies, Afrima, Afrimma, Kora, AEA, the HiPipo Music Awards and more.

Here are the 5 tracks that earned Diamond Platnumz 1billion views on YouTube:
1. Innoss’B Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Yope Remix. This Lingala song introduced the Yope dance style to the world. It has garnered over 94million views.
2. Diamond Platnumz Ft. Mr. Flavour – Nana. The Nana video which was shot in South Africa has over 63million YouTube views. 
3. Diamond Platnumz Ft. Fally Ipupa – Inama. This song that featured the new king of Lingala Fally Ipupa has garnered over 61million views less than a year after its release.
4. Diamond Platnumz Ft. Omarion – African Beauty. This was Diamond’s second collaboration with an American artist after Ne-yo. The video has now amassed over 48million views.
5. Diamond Platnumz Ft. Ne-Yo – Marry You. Shot in Beverly Hills, the ‘Marry You’ video has garnered over 43million views.

Saturday, June 13, 2020


ABBA was a Swedish pop supergroup formed in Stockholm in 1972 by four independent musicians: Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group's name is an acronym of the first letters of their first names. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1982.

"Waterloo" was ABBA's first number-one single in big markets such as the UK and West Germany. ABBA released a total of eight albums as a group: Ring Ring (1973), Waterloo (1974), ABBA (1975), Arrival (1976), The Album (1977), Voulez-Vous (1979), Super Trouper (1980), and The Visitor (1981).
During the band's main active years, it was composed of two married couples: Fältskog and Ulvaeus, and Lyngstad and Andersson. With the increase of their popularity, their personal lives suffered, which eventually resulted in the collapse of both marriages. The relationship changes were reflected in the group's music, with latter compositions featuring darker and more introspective lyrics. After ABBA disbanded, Andersson and Ulvaeus achieved success writing music for the stage, while Lyngstad and Fältskog pursued solo careers. Ten years after their disbanding, a compilation, ABBA Gold was released, which became a worldwide bestseller.
Estimates of ABBA's total record sales are over 380 million, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. ABBA were the first group from a non-English-speaking country to achieve consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. They had eight consecutive number-one albums in the UK.
The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2015, their song “Dancing Queen” was inducted into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Eteobong Inieke Uko popularly known as Godfada is a gospel artiste, performer, prolific singer, composer, and songwriter who majors in Reggae and Highlife. He hails from Etinan LGA, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and is a graduate of Business Administration /Management. He Started singing in 2001 and released his debut single ‘Thank You Father’ in 2008. Godfada has been performing with his band the Rhythm Affairs within and outside Akwa Ibom state.
He is the Organizer of ‘I Believe in Etinan Concert’ for 11 years now in his hometown and is a former vice Chairman of Performing Musician Association of Nigeria (PMAN). Even after being appointed the Special Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Project Monitoring, he has not lost his love for making and performing music. 
Godfada in early 2020 collaborated with Emem Baseda in a wonderful worship song titled “Afo’do Abasi” (You Are God) produced by prolific producer King Baseda. The song which was delivered with a dexterous mix of English and Ibibio language in an emotional and prayerful manner which could not have come at a better time than now. The duo has already shared the same stage with prominent gospel acts within and outside the country and their very inspirational songs have enjoyed massive airplay and blessed lives around the globe.

Saturday, June 6, 2020


1. Evi-Edna Ogholi ‎– My Kind Of Music
Label: Polydor ‎– POLP 157
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1987
Genre: Reggae, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Reggae, African
Session Musicians:
Arranged and Produced – Emma Ogosi
Lead Vocals – Evi-Edna Ogholi
Backing Vocals – Ama Benson, Cicely Omonhinmin and Mike Okri
Bass Guitar – Majek Fashek
Drums – Mambo
Rhythm and Tenor Guitar – Amos McRoy Jegg
Keyboards – George Orwell's
Percussion and Sync-drum – Laolu Akins
Synthesizer – Lemmy Jackson
Tambourine – Leo Adjebro
Engineer [Recording] – Johnson, Ola and Lak Ade
Engineer [Mixing] – Goddy Ukonu, Ola and Lak Ade

2. Majek Fashek – Prisoner of Conscience
Label: Tabansi ‎– TTL 367
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1987
Genre: Reggae
Style: Reggae, Reggae-Pop
Session Musicians:
Producer, Drum Programming – Lemmy Jackson
Co-producer – Majek Fashek and Nkono Teles
Composed and Arranged – Majek Fashek
Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar – Majek Fashek 
Backing Vocals – Jolas Mercy and Miss Faith
Bass Guitar – Amos McRoy Jegg and Majek Fashek    
Drums – Black Rice
Keyboards [Fender Rhodes] – George Orwells
Percussion – Chris Mba and Ortis Wiliki
Rhythm Guitar [Percussive] – Efik Duke
Engineer [Laydown] – Emma Kalu
Engineer [Mixing] – Mark Fire

3. Amos McRoy Jegg – Cool & Deadly
Label: Tabansi ‎– TTL 585
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1990
Genre: Reggae
Style: Reggae
Session Musicians:
Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals – Amos McRoy Jegg
Backing Vocals – Emma Ogosi, Ify Atuegbu Ofili and Jolass Ehi
Drum Programming – Lemmy Jackson
Electric Piano – Charles Dickson
Flute – Mike Appoh
Percussion – Chiko Oyemade and Ortis Wiliki
Rhythm Guitar – Majek Fashek
Synth – Leslie Brunner and Nkono B. Teles
Synthesizer – George Orwells
Talking Drum – Osy Denobis
Vocals – Ras Kimono

4. Onyeka Onwenu - Dancing In The Sun
Label: Ayollo Records ‎– AYO 04
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1988
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Gospel, Rhythm & Blues
Session Musicians:
Producer – Lemmy Jackson
Lead Vocals and Backing Vocals – Onyeka Onwenu
Backing Vocals – Cicely Omohinmin and Mike Okri
Drums, Keyboards, Synthesizer [Synth Programming] – Bayo Adepetun
Guitar – Ade Onayiga
Drums, Synthesizer [Synth Programming] – Diran Olajoyegbe
Keyboards, Saxophone, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Synthesizer [Synth Programming] – Lemmy Jackson  
Engineer – Diran Olajoyegbe
Engineer [Assistant] – John Bassey

5. Ras Kimono - Under Pressure
Label: Polydor ‎– POLP 198
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1988
Genre: Reggae
Style: Roots Reggae
Session Musicians
Producer and Keyboards – Lemmy Jackson
Composed and Arranged – Ras Kimono and Monyaka G. Enahoro
Lead Vocals – Ras Kimono   
Edited By – John U. Ndoh
Backing Vocals – Ebi Ghariokwu, Ed. Jatto and Jolass
Saxophone – Tino Batangisa
Trumpet – Mack Makengele
Engineer [Recording & Mix] – Ebenezer, Ola, Johnson, Lak Ade and Akin

6. Christy Essien Igbokwe - Taking My Time 
Label: Soul Train Records ‎– STR 001
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Yellow
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Reggae, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Reggae, Highlife, Soul, Funk, Synth-pop
Session Musicians:
Producer and Keyboards – Lemmy Jackson
Composed, Arranged and Song By – Christy Essien Igbokwe
Backing Vocals – Cicilia Engelhart, Jini Sir Renne, Lee Genesis
Acoustic Guitar and Lead Guitar – Kevin and Matt Noble
Bass Guitar – Willie Nfor and Matt Noble
Effects – Emma Ogosi
Percussion – Freddie Pozzo
Programmed, Arranged and Keyboards – Floyd
Engineer – Gody, Kevin and Matt Noble

7. The Mandators ‎– Crisis
Label: Polydor ‎– POLP 158

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: Nigeria
Released: 1987
Genre: Reggae, Folk, World, & Country
Style: African, Reggae
Session Musicians:
Producer and Keyboards [DX9] – Lemmy Jackson
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals and Percussion– Victor Essiet
Written and Arranged By – Victor Essiet
Backing Vocals – Peggy Curtis Imanah, Chucks Eddy and Lucy Ebere
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar – Majek Fashek   
Bass – Amos McRoy Jegg
Drum Programming – Osy Denobis and Johnny (OK Boy) Bassey  
Percussion – Johnny Bassey and Ortis Wiliki  
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Keyboards [DX9] – George Orwell
Engineer & Percussion Overdubs / Final Mix] – Martin Ikebuaku
Engineer [Overdubs] – Bayo Aro
Engineer [Recording] – I-G (New Yorker)  

8. Orits Williki – Tribulation
Label: Polydor ‎– POLP 203
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1989
Genre: Reggae, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Reggae
Session Musicians:
Producer and Keyboards – Lemmy Jackson
Composed, Written and Arranged By – Orits Williki
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals and Percussion – Orits Williki
Backing Vocals – Alex O and Edward Jatto
Electronic Drums [Linn Drum], Drum Programming [DD5 Korg Ital] – Austin Onwura and Orits Wiliki
Engineer [Mixing] – J. Olahan
Engineer [Recording] – Johnny Malife, Lak Ade, Martin Ikebaku, Sunny Uka and Tony Nze
Guitar [Tenor] – Fortune Otega
Horns – Mike and Teno

9. Sir Shina Peters – Ace
Label: CBS ‎– CBS-N-1002
Series: Afro-Juju Series – 1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1989
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: African
Session Musicians:
Directed and Produced by – Laolu Akins
Written, Arranged and Co-produced by – Sir Shina Peters
Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Synthesizer [DX7 & Roland D50] – Sir Shina Peters
Agogô – Taiwo Oyeleke
Bass Guitar – Jelili Lawal
Congas – Saubana Adekunle
Drums – Alibaba Ahmed
Engineer [Recording & Mixing] – LAK Adeniran and Laolu Akins
Engineer [Recording Assistant] – J.A. Olahan and S.A. Oligbinde
Guitar – Biodun Olasunoye, Joseph Miller and Dapo Amuyin
Keyboards – Afolabi Fadare
Liner Notes – Olutade Makinde
Maracas – Ojo Olatidebe
Pedal Steel Guitar – Gbenga Okunusi
Percussion – Kayode Aransiola, and Lateef Adepoju
Percussion [Omele] – Sule Alayande
Talking Drum – Ashimiyu Ayantola and Femi Ayantunde
Talking Drum [Lead] – Ramoni Ayandare
Vocals – Adewunmi Ogunsanmi, Babatunde Afolabi, Emmanuel Akpan and Gbenga Peters

10. Tera Kota - Lamentation For Sodom
Label: Twilight (8) ‎– TRL 0001
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1984
Genre: Reggae, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Roots Reggae, Dub, African
Session Musicians:
Produced and Arranged By – Lemmy Jackson
Lead Vocals, Composed and Arranged By – Gboyega Femi (Tera Kota)
Backing Vocals – Al-Jackson, Shola Damole and Willy Roy
Bass Guitar – Seuol B.   
Drums – Vincent K.
Guitar – John Kpiaye
Keyboards – Frankiie F.
Percussion – Friday Pozzo and Jeffrey Scantlebury
Keyboards, Organ, Piano – Paget King
Saxophone – Ken Eley
Trombone – Rick Taylor
Trumpet – David Sefries
Engineer [Dubbing] – Bob Broglia
Engineer [Recording & Mixing] – Tok's Shotade
Executive-Producer – Tessy Sal-Allan
Management – Dele Obi-Okolie

11. Felix Lebarty – Lover Boy 
Label: Taretone ‎– TTL 182
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1983
Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Boogie, Disco, Neo Soul
Session Musicians:
Arranged and Produced By – Jake Sollo
Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Felix Lebarty
Backing Vocals – Pat Henry and Tracey King
Bass Guitar – Mark James
Strings, Synthesizer, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Jake Sollo  
Congas, Percussion – Mamadi Kamara
Drums – Ron Telemaque
Electric Guitar – Jake Sollo
Engineer [Recording & Mixing] – Alex Burak  
Piano – Noel Fisher
Tenor Saxophone – Geoff Driscoll
Trumpet – Steve Sidwell

12. Dizzy K. ‎– Be My Friend
Label: His Master's Voice ‎– HMV (N) 012
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Boogie, Funk, Soul
Session Musicians:
Producer and Engineer [Mixing] – Tony Okoroji
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals and Voice Effects – Dizzy K.
Backing Vocals – Felicia Ogie and Tony Okoroji  
Drums, Congas, Percussion – Ondigin Louis
Electric Guitar, Percussion [Hi-hats], Cymbal – Elimbi Oscar
Electric Piano and Synthesizers – Nkono Teles
Engineer [Recording & Mixing] – Bayo Aro and M. Oki  

13. Oby Onyioha ‎– I Want To Feel Your Love
Label: Time (10) ‎– TLP 1002
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1981
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogie
Session Musicians:
Arranged and Produced By – Lemmy Jackson
Lead Vocals – Oby Onyioha
Acoustic Guitar – Bunny Mack  
Horns & Trumpet – Luke Tunney
Backing Vocals – Dan I., Jane James, Keni St. George, Lemmy Jackson, Ray Shell and Simeon Catlyn
Guitars – Morris Michael, Eugene Ndema and George Achini  
Bass Guitar – Soul and Basil Barap
Drums – Laolu Akins and Paul Sokeng
Keyboards and Percussion – Lemmy Jackson
Engineers – Goddy Nkonu, Kayode Salami, Ben J. Bonnaud, Peter Schwrier and Kervin Metcaf  
Executive-Producer and Percussion – Dean Disi
Percussion – Francis Igboke, Igwe Ede and Keni St. George  
Saxophone – Gary Barnacle
Strings – The Locrian String Ensemble
Trombone – Annie Whitehead

14. Stella Monye ‎– Mr. Right
Label: EMI ‎– HMV (N) 019
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1983
Genre: Reggae, Funk / Soul
Style: Boogie, Funk, Neo Soul, Reggae-Pop
Session Musicians:
Arranged and Produced By – Odion Iruoje
Lead Vocals, Composed and Written By – Stella Monye
Harmony Vocals – Funmi Adams
Bass Guitar – Basil Barap
Drums – Alli
Guitar – Chucks
Keyboards – Nkono Teles
Percussion – Chico 
Talking Drum – Saliu Alabi
Engineer – Bayo Aro and Monday Oki
Engineer [Assistant] – Bashiru Raifu, Edward Jatto, Sonny Ukah and Ugochukwu Ibeneme

15. Harry Mosco ‎– Sugar Cane Baby
Label: Samba ‎– SAM 004
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1982
Genre: Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Boogie, Calypso, Disco, Funk
Session Musicians:
Arranged, Produced and Sung By – Harry Mosco
Engineer – Marcus Frank
Remix – Benny King

16. Bright Chimezie ‎– Life Of Yesterday
Label: RAS (2) ‎– RASLPS 074
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Nigeria
Released: 1985
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: African, Highlife
Session Musicians:
Vocals Composed By, – Bright Chimezie
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Nico Ossomba
Bass Guitar – Bartho Mindjo "Iron Fingers"
Claves [Clips] – Jacob Nguni
Drums – George Atomba
Horns – Ali
Keyboards, Electronic Drums [Linn Drum Clapp] – Jake Sollo
Lead Guitar – Jacob Nguni
Lead Guitar, Guitar [Tenor], Rhythm Guitar – Elimby N. Oscar
Maracas – Eric N. Moore
Percussion – Chico
Trumpet – Sharp Mick
Engineer [Recording & Mixing] – John Malife, Remmy Njoku
Engineer [Recording & Mixing Assistant] – E. Nnaka and Tony Nzekwe
Executive-Producer – Chief R. E. Okonkwo