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AQ told me to sign Blaqbonez – MI

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Chocolate City founder and president, Jude “MI” Abaga has without a doubt shown he can hold the rap game for as long as he wants and still remain one of the top music label, heads in the country with Chocolate City. MI once more showed his brilliance in being a good music label head and good talent scout, using his Twitter page as the medium through which he shared how having a meeting with AQ back in 2015 led to him signing ‘BBC’ rapper, Blaqbonez.

L-R: Loose Kaynon, AQ, MI and Blaqbonez of Chocolate City for the ‘Martell Cypher 2019’.

In the tweet, MI said “Oct[ober] 15, [2015]” marked the beginning of “an amazing partnership” with Nigeria rap veteran, AQ, who during the course of the meeting let go of the “opportunity” meant for him for the sake of Blaqbonez’s blooming yet upcoming career (as at 2015) in the music industry.

MI explains that after pitching ideas to AQ in that October 15, 2015 meeting, “he [AQ] listened n said M I’m grateful but d person u should give this opportunity to is @BlaqBonez. [sic]” The result? MI continues, “[I] signed Blaq a year later.”

And the rest is history! AQ has gone to make one of the best discography in Nigerian rap sector, even releasing ‘God’s Engineering’, the most critically acclaimed rap album of 2020 which earned him the award for ‘Best Rap Album” at The Headies 2020

Blaqbonez’s not only shown he can outrap anyone at will but also carved a niche for himself, becoming a comical act on social media. Adding to that Blaqbonez has also shown he can self PR his work and still get massive recognition for it.

It goes without saying that MI made a very wise decision in forming the partnership with AQ while heeding to AQ’s advice about signing Blaqbonez.

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Check the tracklist to Ajebo Hustlers’ debut album—“Kpos Lifestyle Vol. 1”

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PH-based duo Ajebo Hustlers unveiled the tracklist to their upcoming album—Kpos Lifestyle Vol. 1—containing features from Nissi and Omah Lay.

The album has 10 tracks in total with pre-released tracks “Pronto” and “Barawo” (which shot them to the limelight) making the tracklist.

Ajebo Hustlers also called on a plethora of producers like Grammy winning Telz, DMW affiliated Fresh VDM, rising act 1daBanton, Orlando Magic and so on to handle their sound, making beats they can flow with.

Kpos Lifestyle Vol. 1 will be released on Friday, July 23rd licensed under Avantie. Check the full tracklist in photo art form below:

Tracklist for Kpos Lifestyle Vol. 1 by Ajebo Hustlers.|PC: @Ajebo_Hustlers (Twitter)

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Lady Donli new EP to drop on July 30 + new single—“Searching”—out now

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Lady Donli AKA Cash Mummy is set to release new music after being on a hiatus for a while by dropping her new EP—Wild—next week Friday, July 30th.

The EP will contain 6 songs, including the most recent single (which dropped yesterday)—“Searching”. Listen to it here:

Wild EP features Shaé Universe and Sugarbana on its third track—“PUT IT ON”—while Ragz Originale is called upon for the final song on the project—“Set The Fire / Love Gyal”.

This would be Lady Donli’s first project in almost 2 years since releasing her debut album — “Enjoy Your Life” — in August of 2019.

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I listened to a lot of Lauryn Hill while making UY Scuti—Olamide

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Nigerian music superstar, Olamide’s latest album—UY Scuti—keeps soaring on the charts and receiving massive airplay due to its replay value which has resulted in him granting an interview with Grammy.com where he talks about his music and influences which gave birth to his latest music project.

Asked on where his head was at or simply put his thought process when making UY Scuti, Olamide answered: “I was basically thinking about doing a timeless project that isn’t about having club bangers or street acting.” Olamide relays. Commenting further, he told the Grammy correspondent: “I listened to a lot of Lauryn Hill. I think her music was my major influence on this project.

Speaking on what he appreciates most about The Fugees song maestro, Olamide pin-points “Her versatility” while also giving her credit for her great contribution to music and adoring Lauryn Hill’s ability to make timeless music.

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