HOTTEST JAM OF SEPTEMBER: Supa Stah - "In The Mood" (Ft Mamiska)"

Monday, December 27, 2010

MUSIC: Club X Featuring Rapsody, Sam Jamz & Protek - "Airplanes, The Re-make"

Come one, come all, to one of the hottest collaborations of them all! This time, Club X takes on three flaming hot names on the Naija gospel hip hop scene right now; Rapsody, Sam Jamz, and Protek, in a remake of B.O.B.'s hit single "Airplanes", with Hayley Williams delivering that killer hook that enabled the song to top charts worldwide.

These three emcees give a whole new wholesome twist to an already classic tune that will arguably enjoy repeated spins on personal rotations the world over. Go get it, fam!




"Airplanes" Remake




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Saturday, December 25, 2010

MUSIC: F-Stinct - "Xmas Time" (Free Download)

Merry Christsmas to everyone out there in the universe! And to help us dig in really groovily into the day's celebrations is a fresh out act, rapper/singer/embryologist who goes by the name F-Stinct (Funmi George is her workplace name, though!). She does her own unique take of the popular Yoruba Xmas classic, "Keresimesi" over a banging pop/crunk beat originally used by hip hop act Chiddybang, and quite delightfully brings it home in a manner that will propel you off your seats and onto your feet.

So, here goes! Have a smashing Xmas day celebration...

























F Stinct - "Xmas Time"



FREE DOWNLOAD

Friday, December 24, 2010

VIDEO: Club X All Stars - Season's Greetings

In the spirit of the season, Club X brings to you (again), its Christmas video, "Season's Greetings", starring Club X All Stars (in order of appearance) as follows, Clay, PD, T Clex, Big Dely Mo, J Treash, Psalmos, TB-One, Sam Jamz  and Viva, with a special dance appearannce by Dance Machine.

Enjoy the video, and as you do, may your Christmas be filled with the truest realities of the New Creation Life!

Directing Credits: Lawrence Omo-Iyare

Thursday, December 16, 2010

MUSIC: The Maharaja - "The I Am"

Dig in to this new joint by a somewhat new blipper on the Club X eMag radar, a fresh act by the name of The Maharaja (meaning, Great King). Deftly and seamlessly sewing up a number of genres together, he delivers an urban praise joint extolling the virtues of The Creator on a beat crafted by none other than production genius OSH.

Kingsley Dan-Patrick, as his University of Ibadan certificate in Human Kinetics & Health Education reads, is also a TV and radio presenter, and is hard at work on his upcoming debut album set for release in '11



















"The I Am" (Prod By OSH)



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Monday, December 13, 2010

MUSIC: IBK (Spaceship Boi) - "Anticipation"

This hot new anticipatory offering from phenomenal act IBK, aka Spaceship Boi, is simply a musical ministerial lyrical monstrosity!!!. Released with the aim of creating anticipation for his upcoming album release in '11, this joint will really crack open your mental! Peep the lyrics to this joint:


INTRO:
We is about to obliterate everything God didn't plant in your life, and make His seed grow
For those er you hearing me for the first time
I make the beat go
RAP:
It's the producer, singer, rapper, writer
Like Matthew 25:16
I'm an investor
I open your mind with the rhyme in two phases
One, your body's rocking
Two, your mind is awakened
My flow is systematic, bionic, it's super sonic
Automatic when I spit it
Its like a machine get it
No credit, edit, I didnt achieve it by myself
Let me take you back as i reminisce
My lungs was an inflammatory mess
And O2 found it hard to flow through
For life to continue now that was an issue
Back in 1992, but in '94
God took out the old and gave me a nu one
Son, I'm healed baby don't mess with me
If you are sick in your body, receive life hommie
Me and God have the same DNA
Plus we commune a lot
palms together on my knees i pray

CHORUS:
Anybody wanna proclaim with me
I'm hid in Christ and Christ is in me
With faith like a mustard seed
You can move mountains
And we make the beat go


IBK - "Anticipation"



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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MUSIC: Game Man - "E Wo Won"

Olumide Okesanjo aka Game Man is from the city of Lagos and has been involved in gospel music for over 12 years as a Rapper/Drummer/Producer/Songwriter.His hot new single "E Wo Won" is already enjoying air play on several radio stations. 
Game Man brings across a different flow, smooth delivery of vocals, sound lyrics and crystal clear production. Working with one of best producers around; the track 'E Wo Won' was produced by ace producer FLO. Game Man is presently in the studio recording other tracks for the album, dubbed "Beyond Words". Take a listen to the joint below an drop your thoughts in our comment box.



























E Wo Won (Prod By Flo)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

MUSIC:(WORLD PREMIERE): Dr Sankty - "Declassified, The Prequel Mixtape (Side A)"

Finally, finally finally! The release of the year, or shall we say, the last three years? The freshest, much talked about injection into the industry that's been madly buzzing for quite a bit is finally here! After releasing his critically acclaimed debut video, "I No Send U" (watch the video here) Dr Sankty, Medical Doctor/Rapper/Producer, has finally dropped his infinitely awaited mixtape, "Declassified: The Prequel To The Album (Side A)"!

Released under the indie label TowerGate Records (of Win X Entertainment), the project sports Dr Sankty rapping and singing over beats originally used by acts ranging from T.I. to Lupe Fiasco, in addition to several self produced cuts, making this 9-track release a definite must-have.

Watch out for the Side B of the mixtape, which will go up for sale online soonest.






























The pop-driven fast paced cut, "Soro Soke", is one of the joints already making crazy waves offline.
Check it out:

Soro Soke




TRACK LISTING:


01. Komot 4 U
02. Two Of Us (Ft Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer)
03. Ha Ha
04. ReveLUTION
05. Soro Soke
06. Shining Down (Ft Matthew Santos)
07. Whatcha Say Rmx (Ft Jason Derulo)
08. iRun
09. You Say (Club X Ft Dr Sankty, Rico Slim & Tbos)


MIXTAPE FREE DOWNLOAD 

Friday, November 19, 2010

ARTIST FEATURE: Gbolahan, former guitar tutor to Asa, unveiled

The Nigerian music industry is experiencing a major renaissance as a whole new generation of Afro hip hop, Soul, R&B and Pop acts rise to establish a new age in our music culture with major international appeal. From among these emerge GBOLAHAN, an inspiring yet versatile singer and songwriter with a flair for Rock and R&B juiced with a strong rhythm from ‘dante’, his acoustic guitar which he plays with thoroughbred skill.



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MUSIC: Sledge - Karry Go (Ft Laitan Dada )

Dig into this hot, sizzling, savoury delight by fresh-off-the-block rapper Sledge. Produced by Cobhams, and sporting a bumpy array of Timbo-style kicks and progressions, this joint is a certified speaker-burner, and is tagged "Karry Go". It's also the first official single off his soon-to-drop debut offering, titled "Mr Oga"

Sledge, birth name Kolawole Ayoola, has been in the rap game since '05, and is a graduate of Economics from Covenant University, Ogun State,  Nigeria.


























Sledge - "Karry Go" [Prod by Cobhams]



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Monday, November 15, 2010

MUSIC: Soltune - "Blow Me Away"

Happy new week, fam! We are back at you with a upbeat joint by R & B crooner Soltune, and on this piece, he deviates in the direction of a heavily pop influenced sound. Might be confused for a regular love jam on casual listening!

Soltune was born SOLomon ForTUNE Odiana to a family of six, and is a graduate of Industrial & Labour Relatons from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State.


















Blow Me Away




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Monday, November 8, 2010

ARTICLE: Homosexuality - Confessions Of A Gospel Artist!

by Debbie Kuks



Growing up in Nigeria, West Africa, Homosexuality was a non-spoken word in homes and in the church. I do not recall if I ever heard any preacher talk about homosexuality act in any form or recollect parents asking their kids if anyone ever touched them indecently or molested them. I would not have had interest in the topic myself if I was not rudely awoken to the reality of my past. My quest for knowledge started when God took me to the genesis of my life when He mandated me to write about the iniquity of our nation in my first book, “From The Bleeding Heart of God…To A Bleeding Nation.”(A must read!). It was not until then that I started discovering the revealing truth about homosexuality. Homosexuality is what I call a sexual vice!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

MUSIC: Mary Mary - "Walking" (Fresh!)

Mary Mary is getting ready to release some brand new music in the form of an album in February 2011, but they have given us all a taste of the very first single from the album, whose title has been set as "Something Big".

The song samples from “Gypsy Woman” by Crystal Waters, a sample also used by T.I. in his track, “Why You Wanna”.





Mary Mary - "Walking"




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Friday, November 5, 2010

GOSPOGROOVE NEWS: Darlene Zschech Leaving Hillsong To Co-Pastor Church

Well-known worship leader Darlene Zschech, will soon be leaving the Australian mega-church where she has served for 25 years to become senior pastor of a nearby Pentecostal church. Zschech, whose songs "Shout to the Lord," "The Potter's Hand" and numerous others over the last decade made the name of Hillsong Church in Sydney synonymous with modern worship music worldwide, will lead Church Unlimited on Australia's Central Coast with her husband, Mark, starting late January.

"We are entering into what we believe will be a wonderful and fruitful season ahead,” Mark Zschech said in a statement last week. “The two words that are on our hearts are to 'lead' and to 'build.' We're going to build a church for everybody."


























Learn more about Darlene Zschech on her web page and on her Wikipedia article


News Credits: Victor Igbinigie

Monday, November 1, 2010

VIDEO: Lara George - Halleluyah (Ft Midnight Crew)

Peep this brand new offering from the stables of SoForte's Lara George, tagged "Halleluyah". It features Patricia King-Uwaje of Midnight Crew.

We also learned that the team is gearing up to release the video for "Komasi", off her self-titled album that dropped last year, as well as two more video singles.

As always, we welcome your comments on the viddy.

Cameo appearances: Bouqui, Tosin Martins, Obiwon & DeeJay Gosporella


Directing Credits: Wudi Awa

Saturday, October 30, 2010

MUSIC (EXCLUSIVE WEB PREMIERE): DJ Gosporella – The Hitlist

Finally! The much talked about compilation that has been heavily buzzing in industry circles is now out! For FREE DOWNLOAD online! Exclusive to Club X eMag! [ Can we get a WOW in the house, people?]

Big ups to the gospel godfather himself, DeeJay Gosporella, for pulling this one off! With 19 tracks of hot new singles by both established and upcoming acts, this is surely a “must download” for everyone.


























TRACK LISTING

01. Gaise - Movie Song
02. Provabs - All I Need
03. Sammie Okposo - Jawa Chineke
04. Anny - Time
05. Liza C - Make Me Wonder
06. Viva - God Is Real  
07. The Covenant - Urhobo Isoko
08. Onos - Gidigba
09. Ehiliz - Kele Jehovah
10. Lanre Olagbaju - Ore Mi Jowo
11. Matthew Ojo - Na Me Be Dis
12. Vivien Stephen - Ijo
13. Dr Sankty - Miliki
14. Motola - Nobody
15. Samsong - Idi Ebube
16. Tee Campbell - Unconditional Love
17. Rx Pastor - Halleluyah
18. Manie X - Gbe Jesu Ga
19. Tolucci - Turn My Life Around
20. Outro

Here are some tracks we are particularly digging at the moment:

Sammy Okposo – Jawa Chineke



Tee Campbell – Unconditional Love



Dr Sankty - Miliki



The free download comes in two parts, Side A (containing tracks 1-10) and SIDE B (containing tracks 11-20)

So, here goes!

DOWNLOAD SIDE A 

DOWNLOAD SIDE B 



Tune in to DeeJay Gosporella's hit show, "Gospel Zone" airing on BEAT 99.9 FM from 7-11am on Sundays. It's always a blast!

Friday, October 29, 2010

MUSIC: Tbos – “I Am”

The swagnificent one known as Tbos is back with another brand new single, titled ‘I Am”, off his highly anticipated mixtape, the title of which is yet to be disclosed, as well as its release date. The single itself takes Tbos in an entirely different direction from “Miliki” his first single [downloadable here], and on this joint, he raps from the perspective of the Almighty God himself [very daring, if we may say!], offering desperately needed words of life and hope to a weary soul.

Expect lots of live instrumentation and acoustics on this one, along with clever, yet insightful lyrical dexterity that only Tbos can deliver.
[And for all o’ y’all who keep comparing this dude to Mr Jude Abaga, this joint should authoritatively silence ALL comparers!]

Production credits go to Mr J

“…I’ll make news out of you and call you CNN…I am not man, I don’t lie I’m not Pinocchio…” 


 























Tbos - "I Am"



FREE DOWNLOAD

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

INTERVIEW: G.O.R. (God's Own Radicals) - Sparking Up A Wildfire

Meet GOR, a husband-and-wife hip hop duo with a mission and passion to flood the entertainment nation  with a Good News message, quite in direct conflict with the more popular commercially driven drivel of over-heightened sensualities that have come to be a staple in much of today’s media. In this Club X eMag (CXeM) exclusive, we get insights into what make this radical team so radical, and why against all odds, they still valiantly press on along a much less travelled path in the face of colossal pressure to lean the other way. 



Monday, October 25, 2010

MUSIC: Da Levites - "Talk About It" (Web Premiere)

Check out this blazing web premiere by yet another fresh breakout act from Y-Town, and they are simply known as Da Levites, and this effort is tagged "Talk About It". The track samples some well laden synths over a grungy dance-hall rhythm, and is engineered in the stables of none other than Y-Town's music production uber-guru, T Clex, who also stars in the track's BGVs. Also watch out for some really melodious Hausa vocabs somewhere midway through the song.

Da Levites is a three man ensemble comprising of  L-Jay, Dash, and Emmy Adams. The group came into existence in '02, and major mostly in the genres of hip hop and RnB.

Be sure to listen/download and please give us your sincerest comments!



















Da Levites - "Talk About It" [Prod. By T Clex]



FREE DOWNLOAD

Friday, October 22, 2010

MUSIC: Top 20 Most Downloaded Songs on Club X Mp3 Downloads (Part 2)

Ok, so we present...[drumroll please!] the second and concluding part of the two part series, the TOP 20 most downloaded songs on Club X Mp3 Downloads! Now we reveal the top ten tracks, (i.e. No. 10 to No. 1).
We hope some of us aren't already half dead from all the anticipation! So, lets skip all this 'grammar' and get to it already!

























Here goes!


NO. 10: T Clex - "In Love" (Original Version) 

NO. 9: Jason Derulo Ft Dr Sankty - "Whatcha Say" (Rmx) [Prod By JR]

NO. 8: TB One - "Igwe" [Prod By OSH]

NO. 7: Big Dely Mo - "Salute" [Prod By T Clex]

NO. 6: Tope Thompson - "Opemipo"  [Prod By Dekunle]

NO. 5:  Psalmos - "He Good" [Prod By Dekunle]

NO. 4: Viva - "Blessing Me" [Prod By Paul]

NO. 3: Cobhams Ft Banky W, Dr Sankty & Sam Jamz - "Maga No Need Pay" Rmx [Prod By Cobhams]

NO. 2: TB One - "Na So" [Prod By Frenzy]
Download

And, the NUMBER ONE MOST DOWNLOADED SONG ON CLUB X MP3 DOWNLOADS IS...

[more drum rolls!!!!!!]

NO. 1: Club X Ft Dr Sankty, Rico Slim & Tbos - "You Say (Roger That, the Re[al]Make" [Prod By Phenom, USA]


Happy downloading, people!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

GOSPOGROOVE NEWS: Trin-i-tee 5:7 Becomes a Duo

Music World Gospel has announced the departure of Adrian Anderson from the veteran vocal group, Trin-i-tee 5:7. The trio, who first caught attention with their self-titled 1998 debut, will transition to a duo, consisting of founding members Chanelle Haynes and Angel Taylor. Anderson, who joined the trio in 2000, replacing Terry Brown, moves on to launch her own beauty company. Trini-i-tee 5:7 intends to release their next album, "A New Day", in the first quarter of 2011


















News Credits: Victor Igbinigie

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MUSIC: Rico Slim - "G-Mix" (The Mixtape)

A little while ago, we premiered Rico Slim’s single, “Tomorrow”, off his then forthcoming mixtape, untitled at the time. Now we are pleased to bring to you, complete with a free download link, the official Rico Slim mixtape, “G-Mix”, and it boasts of production credits from the likes of Nastizzzle, Spellbound, Dr Frabs, and TY Mix, as well as some remixes and previously unreleased cuts. Right now, the joint that WE at club x eMag are absolutely feeling is the joint, “Gospel Swag”, which is an extremely sleek cut that we forsee will definitely become a signature brand for Rico.
























Gospel Swag
 



Where Do We Go? [Prod by Dr Frabs]





TRACK LISTING:
1.    Wise Up (Freestyle)
2.    Tomorrow
3.    Gospel Swag
4.    Oyoyo (Ft Perez)
5.    Move On
6.    On A Long Thing
7.    Where Do We Go?
8.    Crazy
9.    You Say? (Club X Ft Dr Sankty, Rico Slim & Tbos)
10.  What Do You Live For?



MIXTAPE FREE DOWNLOAD 

Monday, October 18, 2010

VIDEO (EXCLUSIVE WEB PREMIERE): Joe Praize - "The Presence"

World premiere of a brand new video from a somewhat new name to the Club X eMag sphere. His name is Joe Praize, and this hot-off-the director’s cut video is titled “The Presence”, and is an extremely moving and highly charged must-watch piece. Airing for the FIRST TIME EVER on public media, and EXCLUSIVE ONLINE to Club X eMag, this is the ONLY place you will see this video for a bit!

Cameo appearances include Mamiska, Viva, Tb-One, eTune, and T4, who all star very gallantly on the set.

There are only three words to describe this video-brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!!!!!
  
Directing Credits: Lawrence Omo-Iyare




PS- If you don't watch any other video on this site, please watch this one!

Friday, October 15, 2010

ARTIST FEATURE: Samnem - Another Da Grin?

Treading a path already cut by high profile mainstream acts Lord Of Ajasa, and later Da Grin (RIP), Samnem , aka “Ijaya”,  is making bold moves into challenging territory, albeit with a twist...he is infusing exclusively faith-fuelled gospel lyricism meshed with a street thematic  into the Yoruba/Afro commercial/Hip hop melangerie. But does having a voice that closely mirrors that of an already well known act [Isolate=9ice, General Pype=Sean Paul, Tbos=MI] really lead to a guaranteed recipe for mainstream musical success, or does it actually work against the artist? CLUB X eMAG profiles this fast rising hip hop icon and leaves you to answer that question.




Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MUSIC: Top 20 Most Downloaded Songs on Club X Mp3 Downloads (Part 1)

Club X eMag, in conjunction with Club X Mp3 Downloads, presents to you all, the 20 most downloaded songs from the website since it was launched in January of this year! This will be broken into two parts; Part 1 (this part) consisting of the last ten songs (i.e. those on position 20 to 11), and Part 2,consisting, of course of the first ten songs (i.e. those on position 10 to 1).

























Without further ado, here's the list.

NO. 20: Sonoj - "Amazing Grace" (Naija Makossa Version) [Prod by Sonoj]

NO. 19: Protek - "Chineke" (Ft KC) [Prod By ColdFlames]

NO. 18: Tbos - "Miliki" [Prod By Mr J]

NO. 17: Viva - "God Bless Nigeria" [Prod By Paul]

NO. 16: Dr Sankty - "E Don Tey" (Ft Big Dely Mo) [Prod By Dr Sankty]

NO. 15:  J Treash - "Thank U" [Prod By J Treash]

NO 14: Sheddy XL - "Oba Ni" (Ft Mike Abdul of Midnite Crew) [Prod By Mankind]

NO. 13: T Clex - "In Love" Rmx (Ft Dr Sankty) [Prod By T Clex]

NO. 12: Rico Slim - "Tomorrow" [Prod By Nastizzle]

NO. 11: 'Motara - "Oba Ni" (Ft Mike Abdul of Midnight Crew) [Prod By Tosin Paul]

Monday, October 11, 2010

POLL: BOUQUI is Club X eMag’s 'Queen Of Swag'

A liitle while ago, we at the Club X eMag team put up a poll asking its viewers to select the Naija female gospel artists they felt had the most swag. Contenders were

1. Lara George

2. Nikki Laoye

3. Bouqui


Viewers voted. We collated. And the votes went (pretty much landslide) in favour of Bouqui, who bagged 67% of the votes!

Thank y’all for voting (all those who voted, that is!)

So, Bouqui is now officially Crowned Club X eMag’s  “Queen of Swag”.

























Watch out for the next poll. Coming soon!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

VIDEO: INFINITY - "Press On"

Multi-award winning super-group INFINITY, of the Olori Oko fame are back with a brand new video to one of their singles, "Press On". Now ostensibly less two men, the message of the video would appear to be more on a self-encouraging note, as in the CGI video, they battle harsh conditions to eventually arrive at their promised land.

Mellow tune, strong but easy lyrics, cool video. Check it out for yourself and drop your thoughts on it in the comment box below.

Directing Credits: Gbenga Salu 


Friday, October 8, 2010

GOSPOGROOVE NEWS: GRITS Hit Scans Over 500,000 Downloads

GRITS' song “Ooh Ahh (My Life Be Like)” continues to find fans and solidify the duo as one of the most recognized voices, yet relatively underground groups in hip-hop. As a digital single, “Ooh Ahh (My Life Be Like)” recently scanned over 500,000 downloads, adding their name to a small and select group of Christian artists who have achieved such sales success.

Find out more about GRITS here 



















News Credits: Victor Igbinigie

Thursday, September 30, 2010

MUSIC: Viva - "God Bless Nigeria"

TowerGate Record's rock diva, Viva (check out her artist feature here) is out with something in the spirit of Nigeria's 50th anniversary celebrations, titled "God Bless Nigeria". With true to type rock riffs and a decidedly catchy tune, one can easily connect with the passion in Viva's voice as she represents her fatherland.

Without sounding patronizing, this one's a veritable flavour to queue up on your download list, and we bet it will remain in your music playlists long after tomorrow!

"...God bless Nigeria..Reach out Nigeria / Great people / Great nation.."




Viva - "God Bless Nigeria" [Prod. By Paul]




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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

GOSPOSGROOVE NEWS: Martha Munizzi Preps for New Recording

Famed worship leader Martha Munizzi (who spawned the "Because Of Who You Are" hit) is gearing up for her next live recording. The session takes place on October 22, 2010. Special guests for the event include Michael Gungor, William McDowell, Jonathan Stockstill, and Mary Alessi (Munizzi's twin sister). Munizzi won the 2005 Stellar award for New Artist of the Year.


























Learn more about Martha Munizzi here and on Wikipedia 

News Credits: Victor Igbinigie

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

VIDEO: Manie X - "Just Like You"

Check out this sizzling eye-catcher by rap artist and producer Manie X, titled "Just Like You". Cool graphic interplay and attention seizing effects in this viddy, with a dint of the hilarious.

Emmanuel Malaka, a.k.a., Manie X, was born and bred in Lagos and is a graduate of University of Lagos.

Directing Credits: Gbenga Salu


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

GOSPOGROOVE NEWS: Group 1 Crew Set To Release New Album

Breakout urban sensation and Fervent Records’ Group 1 Crew (Blanca, Manwell and Pablo) are launching into orbit their new album entitled ''Outta Space Love'', set for release on September 21.

Word on the street is that this three-time Dove award-winning trio have been working from a newly discovered planet, Planet G1C, to prepare this irresistible collection of hot beats, great hooks and clever lyrics! Now with their third album release, they are exploding in this stratosphere with a new direction.


























To know more about Group 1 Crew, check out their website and Wikipedia article

News Credits: Victor Igbinigie

Monday, September 20, 2010

VIDEO: Sammy Okposo - Naija Dey Bam

Gospel music heavyweight Sammie Okposo has just released a stunning music video titled "Naija Dey Bam" featuring the likes of Gospel godfather Deejay Gosporella, Kefee, Nikki Laoye, Eben, Tosin Martins, Chioma Chukwuka, Omena Oboli, Gbenga Adeyinka, Tee-A, Sunny Nneji and lots more.

Directing Credits : T Frizzle

Saturday, September 18, 2010

ABOUT CLUB X: Club X 1-Year Anniversary Event in Pictures

The Club X 1 Year Anniversary event,which took place less than a week ago at the E-Centre, Yaba, was an event to remember. Rife with stunning stage performances by such acts as Eben, Onos, Dr Sankty, Obi Shine, Viva, Tb-One, and a myriad of top notch acts, and hosted by ace comedian Koffi, the event definitely raised the bar for Naija Gospel Entertainment. Media coverage was provided by X2D, Nigezie, The G.A.M.E., and Infinity TV.

Here's the rest of the story in pictures

The Stage...ready to be rocked.



Friday, September 17, 2010

FEATURE: IBK - "Life & Music" (Rap Poem)

After hitting us with his wow banger, "Tongues", singer/rapper/producer IBK titillates us further with his uncanny lyrical prowess on this poetic rhythmic piece that we had some some trouble categorizing!

For starters, here are the lyrics:
  
"Life / a beautiful combination of you and I embedded in word that gave life to everyone/
  He who was, is and forever would be I run into the arms of life and embark on a /
  Journey to reality / its funny cos we punish ourselves /
 With the same things we put in place to control ourselves /
 We made money as a legal tender but man has made money tender to his greedy needs / 
 And all I need is /
 One mic /
 One paper /
 One pen /
 One dream /
 One soul /
 One individual in control /
 One life /
 One opportunity to explain purpose /
 My minds like a circus activity so I /
 Focus my music in the direction that your ears wont refuse it /
 And if it do... /
 Then its scared of the truth that hurts the course that's unjust and pause the impulse /
 That makes you sow thorns as seeds in our youth /
  Life is my spaceship /
 It's complex but simple to understand /
 It's that spaceship boy homie!






















IBK - "Life & Music"



FREE DOWNLOAD

Thursday, September 16, 2010

GOSPOGROOVE NEWS: Michael W. Smith To Release New Album

Grammy Award winning American singer/songwriter Michael W Smith has set the tone for great christian pop music throughout his career. Now he delivers 'Wonder', a pop-driven, emotionally charged project to be released on 28 September through Integrity Music.

He has been back in the studio and working since January this year on the project. After his most recent and highly successful release, 'A New Hallelujah', Michael W Smith spent time on the road touring in the US and internationally, allowing him time to once again let his heart view the world we live in, and using his gift of music, begin to express the feelings and thoughts that arose out of these trips.

These moments, and other life milestones, were the genesis for his latest CD, 'Wonder'. Ten new songs pack this new Michael W. Smith project with subject matter that is sure to pierce your heart, backed by a relevant musical journey.

























Find out more about Michael W. Smith here as well as on Wikipedia


News Credits: Victor Igbinigie

Sunday, September 12, 2010

MUSIC: Mamiska - "What It Is"

Club X eMag brings to you a flaming hot new debutante on the scene. She goes by the name Mamiska. Armed with a multi-potent blend of a stunning visage, saucily flavoured vocals, fifty-fifty splice of Nigerian-Polish DNA and pulse racing musical composition sensibilities, Mamiska brings a freshness of vibe and edge not commonly associated with much of today's Naija gospel music. On this joint, "What It Is", she is fiercely brazen about her faith, taking you on a zoom ride over a spanking crunk/pop instrumentation by genius beatmaker, Mr J.

Born Mamiska (which means 'mother' in Polish) Kanayo in Port-Harcourt, she started singing at a young age. In her late teens she moved to Calabar and decided to take up singing by backing up a lot of upcoming artistes and non-denominational choirs in '05, and by '06 she had stints with a couple of dance/singing groups in Calabar, the last being 'The Revealed' of which she was an active member for 3 years before going the solo route in '08.

Having been influenced by a lot of artists like Anita Baker, Brandy, Lauryn hill..etc, she started working underground with indie producers like Beatoven, Mr J and Major Bangs to create her own unique sound. A rather unconventional singer majoring in genres of  RnB, Soul and Hiphop, her music is set to define the trends for a brand new generation of faith-based acts.



























Mamiska - "What It Is" (Prod. by Mr J)




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She was also recently featured in the Official Remix of Cobham's heat generating single, "Maga No Need Pay" , where she delivered the opening verse to the cracker track, alongside artists such as TBos, K-Peters, Blue C, JB Clem, Mr J, and Vemma.

Maga No Need Pay (Official Remix)






Wednesday, September 8, 2010

VIDEO: Vivien Stephen - Ijo

While not exactly a 'fresh-off-the-editor's-cut' video per se, Vivien Stephen's "Ijo" video is certainly one of those gospel videos that stood out on air when it premiered some months back, and so we thought to serve you all up with this visual delight once again...and just in case you somehow did not catch it on air all this while, here it is.

If you weren't aware of it before, Vivian Stephen happens to be the wife of Mike Abdul of the legendary Midnight Crew. He also co-wrote the track, which was produced by Flo.

Cameo appearances: Dj Gosporella, Yinka Davies & Flo

Directing Credits :  Bobby Hai


Sunday, September 5, 2010

MUSIC: Club X All Stars Presents "Club X Anthem" [Side A] (Ft Psalmos, Sheddy XL, PD, Joiy, Soltune, T4, Clay & Viva)

Here it is, world! The Official Club X Anthem [Side A]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Produced by OSH, and totalling eight artists affiliated with the Club X imprint, this monster jam is a MUST DOWNLOAD! Seriously, there is not one single dull moment on this record...from Psalmos's electrifyingly sleek delivery to T4's tongue-twisting rendition, this joint carries it all...once again, the artist roster reads off a total of eight (8) superb acts, each one a heavyweight in his or her own right, and they roll as follows... Psalmos, Sheddy XL, PD (Prince David), Joiy, Soltune, T4, Clay & Viva. Go for this one, people!

"...Club X is who we are/Standing with the Most High, shining like stars..."





















Club X All Stars - Club X Anthem (Side A) [Prod. by OSH]




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Saturday, September 4, 2010

ARTIST FEATURE: Viva

Embodying the boundless energy, radiance and electrical sizzle of her genre, and armed with enough vivacity, poise and drive to take her craft to the next level, rock debutante Viva is one of gospel's newest, hottest and boldest arrivals on the scene. Staking her claim to her own share of musical territory in an audiospace already dominated by such pioneers as Jahdiel, Et Cetera, Eben, Iyke Onka and Nikki Laoye, Viva is the second artistic offshoot from indie label Tower Gate Records (of Win X Entertainment), already home to hip hop medical icon Dr Sankty. Barely having scaled the age 20 hurdle, Viva is already generating ripples in various underground circles, as well as her home church, Christ Embassy (curiously responsible for generating a sizeable chunk of the industry's acclaimed rock staples), and with her newfound home in TowerGate, is expected to rev up her game by no mean measure.

Friday, September 3, 2010

GOSPOGROOVE NEWS: New Chris Tomlin Album

Chris Tomlin returns with his much-anticipated new album titled ''And If Our God Is For Us...'' which features the new single “I Will Follow” and a new studio recording of the hit radio single "Our God."

The new songs on the new album releasing November 16, 2010, came from Chris’s experience as a worship leader over the years, and currently at Passion City Church in Atlanta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Hearing about Chris Tomlin for the first time? Get to know about him here as well as on Wikipedia

 

News Credits: Victor Igbinigie

 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

VIDEO: Tolumide - "My Love"

Okay, peeps, this is a video that very unsuspectingly caught many unawares when it premiered on Channel O a while back, in that many may not actually have realized it was...that's right...a gospel video! Without closely paying attention to the words, one could easily have been led to believe it was one of those gazillions of formulaic love jams endlessly streaming on cable TV. Or not. This snazzy vid belongs to Tolumide, a US (specifically Washington DC) based Nigerian-Canadian gospel artist with a more than just savvy mainstream credible appeal, proven in the fact that the video has just bagged a Channel O Music Video Award nomination in the category of Most Gifted R & B Video.

Growing up in Nigeria, Tolumide honed her musical gift as a youngster, but ultimately pursued her education in Graphic Arts. As a student at Toronto’s York University, she found herself chasing her first love and ended up as a member of the multiple award-nominated group “Women Ah Run Tings”. With a focus on dancehall and reggae, the group opened up for artists such as Beenie Man receiving airplay on Much Music, Canada’s #1 Video Music Channel. In 2008, she embarked on a solo career and released an EP entitled "Specialty".

Check out the video and share your thoughts with us!

Directing Credits: Tayo Abereoje


Saturday, August 28, 2010

GOSPOGROOVE NEWS: Britt Nicole Set To Release Acoustic EP

After releasing two albums, Christian pop singer Britt Nicole is ready to re-introduce herself, in a sense, with ''Acoustic EP.'' Featuring stunning, stripped down renditions of songs from her previous albums ''Say It'' and ''The Lost Get Found.'' The 5-Track EP will contain one song from the former and four songs from the latter.

Never heard of Britt Nicole before? Meet her here About Britt Nicole and here BrittNicole.com 























  
  
News Credits: Victor Igbinigie

Friday, August 27, 2010

MUSIC: IBK [a.k.a. Spaceship Boy] - "Tongues"

Born and raised in the city of Warri in Delta State, this dude is the perfect example of genius! Good things do emerge regardless of geographical location. This music producer/rapper/singer/song-writer has decided to make his presence felt in the industry and add value to the world via his music with his production imprint MARTIANSHIP and a genre of music that's out of this world...literally. We present to you IBK!

His new single "Tongues" is an extraordinary piece produced and performed by IBK himself.

Says IBK: “My [kind] of music is still so experimental and not your regular type of jam; I call it ‘Spaceship Music'.I hope to encourage people, inspire a mental change of mind and state, educate, and most importantly, win souls for the King of Glory,”

 

















He is currently working on his debut album due in stores 2011. It promises to be a mind blower. In the meantime, cop the single "Tongues" on iTunes and Zoodrums


"Tongues" [Prod by IBK]

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

GOSPOGROOVE NEWS: Mary Mary Goes Back To The Studio For A New Album

Three time Grammy-award winning American gospel music sisterly duo, Erica Atkins Campbell and Tina Atkins-Campbell, better known as Mary Mary are in the studio working on a new project! The yet to be titled album is set for release early next year. Check out Mary Mary’s discography below:

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1. Thankful (2000) –Certified platinum
2. Incredible (2002) –Certified gold
3. Mary Mary (2005) – Certified gold
4. A Mary Mary Christmas (2006)
5. The Sound (2008).

News Credits: Victor Igbinigie 

   

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

GOSPOGROOVE NEWS: Israel Houghton Makes History Again!

Integrity Music artist Israel Houghton makes history as his new release ''Love God, Love People'' is the first Christian iTunes LP. Houghton also becomes the first artist, mainstream or Christian, to have an LP release that includes interactive social network capabilities, a music mixer and Bible verses, as well as the ability to create your own album cover. The release, available as from August 31, interactively includes not only new music, but also animated lyrics, chord charts, liner notes, performance videos, photos and other bonus materials, as well as the first-ever interactive “Mixer”. Similarly, users can interact with the first-ever LP “Create A Cover”, making their own Love God, Love People cover artwork, which they can share on social networks. Houghton continues to break ground, as he was the first Christian artist with an iPhone Application in 2009.





















News Credits: Victor Igbinigie 

Monday, August 23, 2010

VIDEO: Charles Granville - By My Side

For those of you not familiar with Charles Granville, he is a multi-talented singer/actor/model/motivational speaker/peace ambassador who is of Niger Delta origins (Port Harcourt to be precise). Being on the scene for quite a bit, he's come up with this unique video for his lead single,"By My Side",  which has been on air for sometime now. We thought it'd be cool to feature it here live and direct on Club X eMag.

P.S.- We have not yet confirmed who owns the video directing credits!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

MUSIC: Tope Thompson – “Opemipo”

Introducing to all of cyberspace, Club X eMag & Club X Mp3 Downloads jointly present the online debut of a brand new single, “Opemipo”, by a somewhat new lady on the block, Tope Thompson. Rife with an ample helping of percussive elements, generous saxophony, and sleek instrumental production skills by Dekunle [recall his genius on “He Good” by Psalmos], this joint is a heart-melting tune likely to lead you into the next phase of many a worship session!

Tope Thompson, a fresh graduate of Computer Science at Bowen University, is by no means a stranger to the industry, having being more prominent on the live music/church worship circuit for more than ten years now. Her mentors include CeCe Winans, Karen Clark, and Tope Alabi.

Get your own e-copy of the track right away at the link below and share with us your thought on the track in the comments box. Shalom, peeps!

 























Listen to"Opemipo" [Prod. by 'Dekunle] here:



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Saturday, August 21, 2010

INTERVIEW: Up close with fast-rising Hip Hop heavy hitter/swagger merchant TBos

With a rock solid heart for expanding the Good News using the global powerhouse of hip hop as his double-edged sword, Tubosun Durotoye, better known as TBos, is challenging stereotypes, re-defining what the word ‘swagger’ really embodies, and raising the bar for a whole new generation of contemporary gospel media ministers. In this Club X exclusive interview, he sheds light on his driving forces, his former life, and a sneak peek into what lies ahead.

So, first and foremost, let’s get to know you. Let’s assume you walked into a room where absolutely nobody knew who TBos was, and you were asked to give a brief monologue about yourself. What would that be?

I’m Durotoye…'Bosun Durotoye (James Bond feel). An Information Technologist/Web Solution Provider by day and a Gospel Rap Artist by “DAY & NIGHT”... A dancer turned rap star. Last of three kids…all musically inclined.

Why hip hop? What’s it about hip hop? Don’t you think hip hop is already an over-saturated genre? Why foray into that line?

Simple! “I can’t sing to save my life…laugh”. Aii, let’s say right from get go, hip hop was that singular genre that stood out for me…that  free-to-express-yourself-to-the-fullest platform, I call it. A lot of people are rapping, but how many are really 'saying something (as in, making impact)?'. I’m not saying I’m here to change it all…but I’m here to ignite the spark that will cause the change.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

GOSPOGROOVE NEWS: T.D. Jakes Teams Up with Universal Music

Prominent pastor and author Bishop T.D. Jakes has signed a distribution and marketing agreement between his imprint Dexterity Sounds and Universal Music Christian Group. The first project to be released under the new agreement will be ''Sacred Love Songs II,'' the much-anticipated follow-up to its nearly gold-selling 1999 predecessor that featured Shirley Murdock and Marvin Sapp. In addition, the team at Dexterity Sounds has begun work on the soundtrack for Jakes' latest film titled ''Jumping the Broom.'' Produced by Jakes and Tracy E. Edmonds, the film tells the story of two families from totally different socioeconomic backgrounds who meet for the first time at a weekend wedding on Martha’s Vineyard.
 



























News Credits: Victor Igbinigie
 
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