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

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]


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"


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)


In addition...
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]


Saturday, September 4, 2010


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

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