Vector tha Viper needs no formal introduction; he has dominated the Nigerian Hip Hop scene since his debut in 2008. The award-winning rapper who has recently been making air waves with the hit single, ‘What’s that’ is back with an album that serves to change the face of music with the fusion of diverse genres.
With an album release set for 20th of December and a concert slated for 27th of December in Freedom Park, describing this album journey is an emotional one for Vector. He grew up in, Lafiaji (Lagos Island), it is in his blood; carnivals, riots, beef, love, worship, friendship and most importantly family. These are all the corner stones of his experiences which are translated into the album. Coincidentally or not, his preceding album, ‘Second Coming’ was released a full 4 years ago in December of 2012, the latest album titled ‘Lafiaji’ which means Birth is apt.
“To understand the future, we must understand the past.”–Vector
Vector who lived in the barracks on King George the 5th road in Lafiaji knows all about the grind and sweat that it entails to becoming a force to reckon with. He also involved someone who understood all too well what it meant to live like he did in Lafiaji; his sister.
“It was very personal. I remember feeling really bad on the song with Johnny Drille as it made me remember the most heart breaking experiences of the past; While recording with my sister who showed me how to sing when I was a kid felt super refreshing: she needed no audio effect enhancement. She was pitch clean perfect.”-Vector
Falz the bahd guy, Dbanj and Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee are some of the other features on the track.
There are more surprises but we can’t give too much away.
Shakar nwa mama links up with ‘mr ragga muffin’ Orezi for the SHUTDOWN remix..The Flip tyce produced Club banger ticks all the boxes to become a Turn up Anthem..Tonight na Shutdown and we gat the gals on locked down ehhhh!!!
When Hustle was being recorded, little did Chilex know that it would have such a warm reception, it was just fine blend of raw talent and sheer passion. Chibueze Kingsley Ezeugo aka (Chilex) started off in primary school, performing at end-of-year parties, and after finishing his secondary education in Abuja, he moved to Lagos to fully pursue his music career.
Describing his sojourn so far through the music industry, the Imo state-born promising act confessed to how tough the terrain is, saying it was ‘all man for himself’, as no one was ready to sponsor an up comer; ‘‘one just has to pay their dues and earn every single thing!’’ He in fact, revealed that he has had to pay to perform at a couple of big events and awards like Industry Nite and Headies, services he was supposed to have been paid for instead. But he wasn’t pre-warned that the hustle was sold separately!
Speaking on his first official single, Hustle, Chilex said the Afropop tune was inspired by his desire to make his mother proud, for sticking by him in his days of little beginning. He added that the track was also dedicated to every woman out there holding it together for their loved ones with future projects. The Hustle singer has promised to serve a variety of genres, maximizing his full potential, Like that is not already enough to look forward.
Two talented African artistes, Nigerian Iyo and Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz have brilliantly conveyed in this new jam titled ‘Loving You’ that true love rightly defies race or ethnicity. With the well-intentioned bubbly beat produced by Mastercraft, the two acts did justice to the new jam with their vocal dexterity and musical prowess.
The video of the song however further exemplified the lyrics of the song appropriately with a great display of affection between the two acts. Directed by popular music video director-Mex, the crisp video is also blessed with a simple but moral story line.
The new single, ‘Loving You’ is a follow up to Iyo’s last popular track, Ko Kan Won and Pack & Go.
“2016 has been another amazing year for Zambia’s Award winning artist ROBERTO, this year alone, Roberto made history, winning 2 awards on the same night in 2 different countries, not only did he shock Africa by denying A.K.A, P SQUARE, DAVIDO & HEAVY K the prestigious PAN AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEARAward in Namibia, he also picked up SONG OF THE YEAR in Zambia. And what a way to end the year, by unleashing this R&B, Pop and Dancehall fusion of a track, the song is served with hot sauce, and juicy lyrics, leaving you licking your fingers in awe.
It truly is the summer anthem, this is the type of song you want to play as you end and enter 2017, the drums on the hook will send you into dance mood instantly, as you sing along to the catchy hook. Written and produced By Roberto, INTO YOU is a smash hit, and you will enjoy this song as it defines romance, love and dance, all in one.