9 in every 10 Nigerians swear they are tired of “ghen ghen/ tingilo” music but then records like If and Wo come on and you easily lose all sense of decorum (no judgement, us too!).
It is too easy to get lost in the swamp of mainstream music and all the gems that get missed in the process gets categorized as “Soundcloud music”.
Platforms like The PGM Club are constantly pushing good music on the radio and a bunch of new age music blogs sparking organic digital growth, we want to do our part and bring you up to speed with the millennial playlist requirements that’ll have you in charge of the aux cord at all times.
Lady Donli’s Kashe Ne
Categorizing herself under the genre Classic Soul, her sound isn’t reminiscent of any one before her, despite the old soul vibe you get from the music of the 24 year old artist with a law degree. Her music is soul baring and uplifting at the same time, a fusion of neo soul and new age RnB. Her single is just what you need on that trip to work Kashe Ne: https://soundcloud.com/ladydonli/kashe-ni-prod-by-tobay
Jazzz Atta’s You
An ethereal addition to the new school sound but with a heavy dose of old school soul magic. Jazzz Atta is so melodious and honest with her music, it’s a refreshing sense of relatability. On the song You, she solidifies her rise as a new age soul singer with the range.
Kyrian Asher’s 30,000ft
Self-described as an experimental artist, Kyrian uses sound to relay a level of consciousness that reminds you of Frank Ocean. A multidisciplinary artist his song 30,000ft, a self-produced track is a testament to his production skills but his lyricism more so.
Maka’s Boxed In
It really is interesting to see the rise of millennial soul singers following a trail strongly blazed by the one and only Asa. Maka, also an artist with a law degree, is an indie soul singer emphatically carving her own niche in music. With her latest refix of Jay’s Story of O; Boxed in, she shows versatility and hope for the Nigerian youth.
Boxed in (The Story of OJ refix) https://soundcloud.com/theofficialmaka/boxed-in-a-jay-z-cover
For the love of Olamide and the great lyricists of Afro Hip hop, Bjive is surprisingly talented with his flows. Super indigenous with Yoruba affluences and heavily influenced by his environment, his music is realistic art meeting melody with a storytelling synergy. Illuminoti https://soundcloud.com/bjive/illuminoti
It is really important to support millennial music, stream their music, purchase and go out to shows with a fresh take on the music lineup and help them stay creating!