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It’s Gone: Bristol’s Laura Dia shows us into her emotional disorientation after a lost love with beautiful debut track ‘What Now’

As she slowly dries out her tears that have caused her once-happy mood to change from the ray of sunshine of before when she was deeply in love, newcomer Laura Dia is rather special and shows us that she needs to be heard on her outstanding debut single ‘What Now‘.

Laura Dia is a youthful Nigerian-born, Bristol, UK-based Alt-RnB/Soul artist and music producer who sings with a stunning air of exceptional calmness and inspiring grace.

Laura is a fairly new artist but displays so much authentic maturity on such a spellbinding track, which leaves your mouth open in awe and your heart sizzling with heartfelt emotions you can’t quite explain but just deeply feel. Her voice is pure and smooth – each lyric seems to fill your mind with a clear picture of what she is projecting to us – as she sings with such elegance and sadness, about her empty heart being shattered, like fragile glass all over the dusty floor.

What Now‘ from the the soulful Bristol Alt-RnB solo artist Laura Dia, is that special debut that sparks a wide range of feelings you either forgot you had, or didn’t know you possessed. This is all about that odd spell you feel under when you are suddenly alone after a ravishing relationship, that certainly burnt you as you sooth your scarred body in a calming cold bath. You know you will be okay but it stings so harshly, as you look sullenly into the broken mirror and shed a small tear again.

This is the time to heal, as you wonder where your next journey shall lead you.

Hear this compelling single on her Spotify and find out more about your new favorite UK RnB artist via her IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

That True Love: Soulful Nigerian Gospel singer Remilekun sends praise to the special ones who do so much on ‘Mama’s Song’

With a truly heartfelt reminder to the Mom’s out there in the world who did all they could for their family, Remilekun sings with so much grace and kindness on her latest single ‘Mama’s Song‘.

Remilekun is a Nigeria/London, England-based indie Gospel singer-songwriter, worship leader, concert leader, fifth of seven children, and a Chemical Engineering graduate. She makes that sterling blend of music from the soul, which is packed full of genuine love, as her vocals shine a bright light of pure goodness.

Dedicated to my loving mother and to all mothers, fathers who stood as mums, everyone all over the world who raise the nations and generations with untold courage, perseverance, ceaseless sacrifice and great love. This is to thank you for all you do.” ~ Remilekun

Mama’s Song‘ from the Nigerian indie Gospel singer-songwriter and worship leader Remilekun, is a rather special effort from a singer and leader who performs with a delightful style. Her intentions are so pure and authentic, as she sends a special message to all those Mothers who often feel forgotten. Times may be good or they may be bad, but through all the days that may lead you to different places around the planet, this will always be a true song to turn to for spiritual guidance.

See the music video here on YouTube and check out the IG music page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’ll Give You My All: Nigerian RnB artist Vung knows that without her he’d surely lose on ‘Sincerely Yours’

After dropping his debut LP named ‘Sincere‘ recently, Vung shows his respect for that special person in his life which wholeheartedly completes him with the love-sprinkled new single called ‘Sincerely Yours‘.

Vung is a twenty-years young Nigerian-born indie singer-songwriter, who is a former hip-hop artist, now fully in the RnB world. He makes an enticing blend of perfectly toned music to slow dance to, and has a superb voice which shows off his growing class.

This is the true story about knowing deep inside your stomach that you are fully into a truly unique person, who you seem to fall in love with more and more, each time that you are around their graceful presence. Your heart seems to glow and heat up when you hold hands, as your smile beams with joy that you have found such a genuine person to share your life with.

Sincerely Yours‘ from the youthful Nigerian RnB artist Vung, is that striking single which shows you his love for this true soulmate. His vocals are soothing and fresh, which has you feeling like he is in his prime right now. This is a candle-lit romantic cuddle-close single for those late-nights with your lover – as you sense his effortless energy – that seems to transmit an air of excellence all over this new single.

Stream this fresh new track on Spotify and see more on the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Make Me A Friend: YXL Ayo stomps on the snakes with ‘Fimile’ (Prod. Hippy Jack)

Inspired by his late Grandma who kindly asked him to add in Yoruba into his music arsenal, YXL Ayo is back with a fantastic new single off his six-track ‘IBUKUN‘ EP called ‘Fimile(Prod. Hippy Jack).

YXL Ayo is a Skegness, England-based indie Afro-Fusion artist with Nigerian heritage. He fuses a wonderful mix of self-aware lyrics that is on the right path to that ultimate enlightenment, which has you excited for his future.

YXL Ayo has gone back to his Nigerian roots and is back with a new Afro-Fusion inspired EP titled “Ibukun”, which translates to blessed/blessing from Yoruba which is a native language in Nigeria.” – YXL Ayo

You feel his fueled up motivation here as he sounds in peak form, with a clearly crisp like-a-summers-morning vibe that sparks your attention into his exciting mindset.

On ‘Fimile’ a moody tune about brotherhood that doubles as the perfect soundtrack to a late-night drive, Ayo delves into mental health, nightlife and the downside of social encounters.” – YXL Ayo

This is an emerging artist who has brought on a smokey-cool beat that blazes rightfully into the mixture here to emanate something quite special. There is no fake energies here, only an inner feeling which tells you that he is tired of the games and being disappointed. His only goals are to be happy inside, whilst leaving everyone else to get caught up in all the small-mindedness.

Fimile(Prod. Hippy Jack) from the Nigerian/UK-based artist YXL Ayo, is one of the more assured tracks so far in 2021 in this highly competitive genre, as its stacked full of world class quality and that rare memorable nature that has you nodding your head in approval. His beloved late Grandma would be mightily proud.

Stream this new track on Spotify and see more views on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Right Now: Nigerian rapper Oscar The THOG drops new single ‘Bounce’ (ft. Don Pietro)

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With an African party vibe that certainly has you listening closer in absolute fascination, Oscar The THOG drops that late-night after-the-party new single called ‘Bounce(ft. Don Pietro).

Onwe Oscar aka Oscar The THOG is a Enugu, Nigeria-based trap artist. He is young in the game and still finding his way, experimenting with different styles for the time being, while he finds the treasure-filled road he wants to rap down.

Bounce is a trap song in its basic elements. With a touch of EDM and lively dance vibes to it which make you want to jump up and make that booty bounce.” – Oscar The THOG

His style is super confident as he tells her exactly what he wants and right now, his mind is made up as the heart is beating so fast and doesn’t ever want the night to end. The raps are intensely thrown down and this is a new school quick-fire rap track, that gets to the point quickly.

Bounce(ft. Don Pietro) from the Nigerian trap rapper Oscar The THOG, shows us a lights-off moment when you are with that special person in your life. This is a strictly 18+ track with a mature audience sticker attached – as we are introduced to a new artist who flows in with a very self-assured attitude – that is easy to spot as he makes his name known to all trap fans.

Hear this new track on Soundcloud and check out his IG music page for more blazing visuals.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The calling: Remilekun sends out beautiful message on Christian Gospel single ‘Revelations’

Calling on all nations to come in peace to worship God, Remilekun is on top form via her new faith-filled single named ‘Revelations‘.

Remilekun is a wonderful Nigeria-born, London-based Christian Gospel musician and Choir Director, who has a deep hope for a better future and sings with the wind at her sails, as she teaches us the word of her God, to help us find meaning in our lives.

Her voice travels far and wide over the calming ocean, as her deep lungs fill up sweetly with stunning and relaxing energy to help us see through the scary fog, that is so prevalent in modern days.

She sings to worship her Lord and to show him that she is doing this to send out his name to all that can hear, with the sole purpose of making the world a better place.

Revelations‘ from Nigerian Gospel singer Remilekun is the most glorious song you will hear this week, as her voice shines above all the hate and horrific deviousness thwarting current times, as he portrays only peace and love with this fine single.

Having faith in these dark and confusing times, is the true test for any believer and music like this certainly warms the heart with so much joy.

See this stunning music video on YouTube and find out more about her on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Two needed to tango: Ray Ramon is back with the catchy ‘What Do You Mean’ (ft. Morgan McElhone)

With smooth vocals and a glint of the eye, Ray Ramon returns with the exciting dance-filled new single ‘What Do You Mean‘ (ft. Morgan McElhone).

Ray Ramon is a strong-voiced Nigerian-born, Australian-based indie singer-songwriter/EDM artist and he is joined by the emerging Australian dancer, model and singer Morgan McElhone. Together they form a tremendous team that show their chemistry with a grooving new single, that keeps you captivated and wanting more.

“What do you mean is a song about unrequited love. A one-sided kind of love and knowing when to draw the boundary between love and lust.”- Ray Ramon

This is the story about a one sided love, that as much as you want it to be true, probably isn’t ever going to happen as you need two birds to make a nest in life.

They sing with passionate energy as both are supremely talented artists and mesh well here for a fresh new single that will have you fascinated and trying out your own dance moves, to see if they are up to scratch.

What Do You Mean‘ (ft. Morgan McElhone) is a crush-filled indie r&b fusion of sweet sounds that shows you that sometimes, two people can’t be together unless you both have that burning desire inside to burn bright, with the class to realize that, so you can move on and find your perfect soul.

Hear this hot new single on YouTube and see his IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

In the mood for having fun: Damola Davis bring the heat with the catchy gem ‘Oshomo’

Damola Davis returns with his charmingly pleasing style to get the party started, on the freshly-brewed bass sounds of ‘Oshomo‘.

Nigeria-raised, UK-born Afrobeats/Dancehall artist Adedamola Ogundipe aka Damola Davis, makes the type of music that gets you out of the corner of the club and into the limelight. With a voice that gets you smiling, he projects a vibe that you can’t help but like and you feel compelled to groove the whole night.

After spending most of his childhood in Ibadan, Nigeria-you can feel his pure love for making that true sound as music runs through his veins. This is a man with an inner knowledge of what the people want and he delivers here with a song that makes dancers out of novices.

A diverse artist who has been in bands before and tried out different genres, it feels like he is happy with this particular sound for now and is only going to get better like fine wine. His vocals are exciting like scoring a 89th minute free kick to win the World Cup and with a beat that is so hot you might get sunstroke in the blazing heat, this is a winner all the way.

Oshomo‘ from the exciting talent Damola Davis is that Dancehall fused sound that blends rather smoothly with a taste of Afrobeats, to get you in the mood to up your confidence level. He has an illuminating personality that makes him stand out from the rest and this is the song you turn on if everyone is bored with the DJ, as you know the audience will be dancing again thanks to this gem of a single.

Stream this bouncy party track on Spotify and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The underdog that wants it bad: Nigerian born UK emcee Mukhy makes a huge statement on ‘SWERVE!’(ft DxBoY)

Sometimes you get that special feeling when you turn on a new song. Mukhy takes a blowtorch to all obstacles in his way on his new track ‘SWERVE!’ (ft DxBoY). The mysteriously intense tiptoe shaker beat blusters in with a blazing entry that busts through the creaking door. This is the way to make an memorable entrance.

With the self-confidence of a man that knows what he wants plus a ravaging lyrical delivery that eats away at those corny rappers that get too much love, he’s already half way there to getting where he wants to go.

He swerves out of the way from sewage-type bad vibes that stinks out the joint. He has an ominous rap style that is so refreshing in a world full of short-term mumble pop-tarts that have no place on the mic.

The beat couldn’t have been made any better for the vision of the track and this song is like a powerful jack-hammer against the wall of cheesy music that is soft and breaks easily. This is a man who is fired up, knows who his real friends are, and is only concerned with respect from the true music fans and long-lasting success.

If you want it, you gotta go and get it. Mukhy seems to want success more than most and proves this on ‘SWERVE!’ (ft DxBoY). With a vicious lyrical flow, he sweeps all others under the mat to gather dust. Time will tell if he has the self-motivation to carry on when the chips are down but the odds are on him winning. When you quit your dull job to get back into music, losing is not an option.

View this fiery song featuring two of the best emcee’s around via YouTube and find out more about Mukhy on his FB and IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Fast-rising Nigerian Emcee TerryTheVoice releases ‘International’ ft TK Swag to announce themselves to the world

After a hugely memorable performance on the Big Brother Nigeria Lockdown Edition, Nigerian emcee TerryTheVoice was asked so many times for a video for ‘International‘, he delivers in a big way with style. He joins forces here with the excellent TK Swag to brings us a perfect confident, groovy ride song with added sax to send us a fun video full of promise.

From Trans-Ekulu Enugu in Nigeria and after studying psychology, Terry now has his growing music and a promising voice-over career happening as we speak. He is on a mission to get his music out there to the world.

This is all about knowing that you are on the move and feeling good right now. You are not easy and you want to be with that special girl. You are feeling happy inside, work is going well and its time to believe you can do this.

TerryTheVoice and TK Swag show us their world mindset on the new ‘International‘ track and this is a visually-pleasing effort from the fast-rising artist with big goals.

Click here for the Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen