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January
12

Singer SteveSlil has unveiled a new tune titled “Thankful” featuring Mink’s, exclusively available on Boomplay.

It’s a song about hustle and success. 

To stream , click the link below.

https://boomplay.lnk.to/Thankful

 


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December
6

Rapper Mic Monsta also known by the appellation  “Microphone Njoku” has unveiled his new much-anticipated project dubbed “Johnny” produced by DJ Karl.

The song depicts the life of a young hustler who possesses an unwavering determination to succeed in life in a bid to help his family. He plunges into an adventurous life in the city to make money with total commitment.

Johnny signifies perseverance, pessimism and faith. 

The video was crafted by Geraldrico Guevara 


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December
1

JOVI ORDERS SECURITY TO CAST PASCAL OFF HIS SHOW

Posted In: Hip Hop, NEWS by The Administrator

Jovi and Pascal had enjoyed a cordial working relationship under New Bell Music. They severed ties and it’s now getting nastier. Both artists have had bitter exchanges on Twitter and it was evident there was a putrid atmosphere between them. A stale feud that has embarrassed a myriad of New Bell Music fans. 

I’m sure no one on earth ever thought Pascal will ever come near Jovi. 

To the utmost surprise of many, Pascal came to Jovi’s DOMAF concert for reasons we can’t tell.

In the middle of Jovi’s performance, he spots Pascal in the crowd.

He immediately stops his show abruptly and orders Pascal to be chucked out of the show. He call Pascal “Pussy boy”.

This was the height of humiliation. But why did Pascal go there in the first place?

Watch

 


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November
29

US-based Cameroonian diva Adele-Clarice released  “On fait comme ca” a year ago earning critical acclamation . ” Bad Boy” is another scintillating project she just unveiled. Her vocal dexterity , lyrics and charm coupled with this eye-catching video will definitely make this song a propitious chart-topper in Africa. Montess made a cameo appearance on the video.

Enjoy !

 


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November
22

 


Copying one’s creative work or derivative parts and presenting it as your own without permission is plagiarism.
In essence, anything that reflects a minimal spark of creativity and originality can be copyrightable; ranging from the melody, chord progression, lyrics and rhythm.
Copying may be through sampling, interpolation, flipping , lyrics etc
Songwriter and up and coming sensation Jigi has accused Mic Monsta for copying his song “Johnny”.


This accusation unexpectedly comes when Mic Monsta had released a snippet of his own version of “Johnny”. The pre-release excitement has been euphoric and release is madly anticipated. From the buzz, Mic Monsta’s “Johnny” will likely be a propitious hit. 
Once I got this shocking outburst by Jigi who was smart enough to release his own version amidst the frenzy, I was quick to listen to the song in a bid to make a substantial comparison with Mic’s “Johnny”.

Mic Monsta’s has quickly reacted to Jigi’s allegation. 


To gauge the level of similarity, firstly, we’ll need to know if the alleged infringer Mic Monsta had any access to Jigi’s “Johnny” prior to the writing of his own song.
Secondly, I wanted to know if there is a threshold of substantial similarity that an average listener can tell if the song has been copied. In this , I took into consideration these components;
Melody, lyrics, bassline and rhythm.
I haven’t reached out to Jigi to know if Mic Monsta had heard his song before but from a post I saw on Facebook by Enow… this song had been sent to him about two months ago and Jigi said his team was fine tuning strategies for the release.
I equally developed a thought that inspirations can sometimes coincide especially when it comes to the music scale progressions.
After listening to both songs, apart from same title, I could decipher a similarity in the tempo and drum patterns. The chords carry an atmosphere of melancholy and the lyrics are narrative in approach. Both songs are based on Johnny’s hustle, ordeals and fight to survive. E.g. Johnny.
A song is less likely to be litigated over a hook which is typically based on a common phrase or name.
In a whole, there is an acute variation of melody in both songs . The scale progressions are different and this changes the perspectives.
This case is similar to the Nigerian scenario in which two similar songs were released within the same time frame. Ebaeno by Kcee, Harrysong and Skibii and Jantamanta by Mavins had clear-cut similarities in the harmony, rhythm and melody.
Both songs got into mainstream , were well-accepted, enjoyed massive airplay and successful. 
The urban music industry is a huge universe needing more content. We should therefore accept and promote both songs which are considerably ear-friendly.


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October
15

Nigerian based Cameroonian songstress Ashley Stephanie has churned out a massive melodic tune dubbed “Tomber” . The song was produced by E Kelly and a classy video directed by Sesan. Ashley Stephanie debuted a decade ago with “My time is up” which won the hearts of African music-loving public. 

Enjoy 


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October
15

Stevens Music signee BOY TAG has released the visuals of his thumping tune titled “Ca m’enerve ” . He unveiled this package on his birthday. The video was directed by Mr Adrenaline and contains beautifully-crafted graphic animations and shots. Boy Tag is remarkably skillful in his style of blending Bamileke, English, French and pidgin. His stuttering rap style is quite unique.

Enjoy 


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August
10

Cameroonian femcee Askia has been on the spotlight for several days after flaunting her marital status to the world. The rapper has since her traditional marriage with fellow rapper Qilla been expressing emotions of happiness .

The couple has since the start of this year intensified the posting of visuals that depict how profound their relationship was evolving.

Askia has been through several ordeals trying to gain a poise in her career. She battled with drug addiction which caused her being expelled from Alpha Better records, she has been body-shamed and dragged severally into controversy.

Above all, Askia has found the man of her dreams and tied the knot amidst the setbacks.

Congrats Mrs Njungi .

 


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July
22

Alpha Better record has added a well-deserved echelon as Salatiel features on Beyonce’s new album album “The Gift”. The album is an African star-studded masterpiece with “Water ” featuring Salatiel and Pharell one of the most catchy and radio-friendly songs.  

About the album Beyonce said ; 

“This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa, and I wanted to make sure we found some of the best talent in Africa,” Beyoncé told Good Morning America. “I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa.” 

Amidst the massive excitement on social media , the Cameroonian singer and producer took on Instagram to show how appreciative he is for the support from fans .

“I can’t be grateful enough for all the support and trust y’all put in me. It was a pleasure working on this historic project on the song #Water alongside @beyonce & @pharrell.”

Enjoy !


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June
21

Ace Cameroonian singer , songwriter and producer Mister Elad has resurfaced with a sensational musical opus titled “For my head” under PMatt imprint  . He displays his versatility and outstanding vocal performance on this Afro-beat ballad. Mister Elad is making an emphatic comeback after “Gimme dat”. Mister  Elad is renown for penning , collaborating and producing songs for Museba, Nernos, Jovi, Blanche Bailly and many more. 


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