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EYANMAYWEATHER-AN ALBUM THAT TELLS TIME AND NOTHING MORE

I guess all those people that know him on a personal level weren’t just dick-ridding when they say Olamide is the hardest working man in Afro-Pop, at least the frequency of his album suggests that.  A 5th studio album, means 5 in 5 years, if you haven’t figured out the average by now, it’s once every year. Devastating!

EyanmayWeather, a person of Mayweather’s persona- the boxing champ, the unrepentant braggart. Intended or not, the title suggests a rhetoric pun-stylized on the album cover as EYAN-MAYWE-ATHER. Blocking out the letters in bold, EYANATHER presents another phrase in Yoruba Eyan-naa-da, ‘where’s that person’, begging any rapper to challenge his claim to the ‘throne’, asking such rapper to shut down a couple of arenas in different countries before coming at him. He reiterates this in Where the man, as he alternates between British accented patois ‘I shut down Island shut down mainland’ and his typical yoru-english rap.

Fans who prefer Olamide the rapper and criticize him for singing more than he raps lately, may be pacified by rap tracks like; Igara chicken, an euphemism for arrogance and the Pheelz produced Jega, peppered with the trademark Dre piano percussion as Olamide delivered laid back rap verses, inducing a calm demeanor typical of the immediate past electoral chairman.

He resumed bragging some more in Ball. Boom boom boom is a weak a** song, immature sounds with high school lyrics, my guess is, Kesh did some ghost writing. Kana final, be happy are at best  mixtape materials and OG waheedee sounded like he was doing freestyle on a hip hop radio show.

Pheelz the Mr producer had a lot influence on this album, producing all but 5 of the total 21 songs- he’s the in house producer.  He did a terrific job creating an afro-pop-fuji fusion in don’t stop, and when Olamide sings ‘shake it-baby don’t break it—it took your mama 9months to make it’ he creates a sort of, how do I put it, ‘owambe persuasion’.  Arara and I’m ok he basically preached hedonism and encourages people to see the beauty in life, in music. He admonishes in Inferiority complex to face your fears, to ‘gbe na woju oloro’, classic afrobeat.

Olamide reminisces on his humble background, and praises his mother for being strong and supportive in Mama Mi. We get that Olamide loves his child, I don’t think he needed to dedicate a whole track Toriomo to eulogize, I mean he can totally do what he wants, but selling that in an album?

He teams up with his erstwhile producer, ID Cabassa in sold out, an Igbo highlife beat that you could already imagine how cooler it’ll sound with Don Jazzy in it, too bad Olamide is in his Mayweather swag on the album, solo. Say something is another pointless song, he probably got confused halfway and decided to make a gyration for the Super Eagles.

I suppose I don’t have to like all his work, but I appreciate the hustle. However, I think maybe he would have done exponentially better if he afforded himself a bit more time, weed out some unnecessary tracks or improved on them.

I have a calendar hanging on the wall of my room, I need his albums to entertain and provoke me not signal the end of the last quarter every year.

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Nomination List: Headies 2014.

The-Headies

While you’ll have to wait to cast votes for your favorite Afro-Pop stars, Hip-Hop world have in mean time released the nomination list of this year’s annual music awards, THE HEADIES.

Take a good look at the list below:

THE HEADIES 2014 – NOMINEES LIST
(YEAR IN REVIEW: JULY 2013 – JUNE 2014)

1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.
IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
ALWAYS ON MY MIND – NOSA
ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS ASUQUO

2. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.
DON JAZZY – DOROBUCCI
PHEELZ – ELEDA MI O
T SPIZE – AYE
LEGENDURY BEATZ – CARO
SHIZZY – SKELEWU
DEL B – PULL OVER

3. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.
ADA ADA BY FLAVOUR – CLARENCE PETERS
TOH BAD BY NIYOLA – KEMI ADETIBA
JUST LIKE THAT BY RAYCE – AJE
OYA NOW BY JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI – UNLIMITED LA
PERSONALLY BY P-SQUARE – JUDE “ENGEES” OKOYE & CLARENCE PETERS

4. BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group).
THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
TAKEOVER – KCEE
ONCE UPON A TIME – TIW SAVAGE
ME, MY MOUTH & EYE – SOUND SULTAN
L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY

5. BEST R&B SINGLE
A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group).
LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
PLAN B – WANDE COAL
DON GORDON – BURNA BOY

6. BEST POP SINGLE
A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
DOROBUCCI – MAVIN CREW
AYE – DAVIDO
JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE
PULL OVER – KCEE
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
CARO – STAR BOY FEATURING WIZKID AND L.A.X
SURULERE – DR. SID

7. BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group).
GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
LEAD ME ON – CYNTHIA MORGAN
STINKING SH#T – CHOPSTIX FEATURING ICE PRINCE, YUNG L AND ENDIA.
ONLY YOU – JESSE JAGZ FT. WIZKID
MURDA – SEYI SHAY FT. PATORANKING & SHAYDEE

8. BEST RAP ALBUM
A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.
NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO
ALAGA IBILE- REMINISCE
BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OLAMIDE
THY NATION COME – JESSE JAGZ

9. BEST COLLABO
A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).
OYA NOW – JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI
EMERGENCY – WIZZY PRO FEATURING SKALES, PATORANKING AND RUNTOWN
SURULERE – DR. SID & DON JAZZY
PASS YOU BY – BLACK MAGIC FT. ORITSE FEMI
GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
DOROBUCCI – MAVINS

10. BEST RAP SINGLE
A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.
PARCEL- PHYNO
DOPE MONEY – OLAMIDE FT. PHYNO
SHOTZ ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE FT. SARKODIE
RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
DEAF – EVA ALORDIAH
WTF – ILL BLISS

11. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.
IYAWO MI – TIMI DAKOLO
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
WHY YOU LOVE ME – NOSA
ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS

12. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

LOVE TO LOVE YOU – NIYOLA FT. BANKYW
WANTED – TIWA SAVAGE
WINDOW – MONICA OGAH
GOOD MAN – RUBY

13. NEXT RATED
This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review.
PATORANKING
RUNTOWN
OREZI
SKALES
YEMI ALADE

14. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.
TIWA SAVAGE – ONCE UPON A TIME
SEAN TIZZLE – THE JOURNEY
BURNA BOY – L.I.F.E
KCEE – TAKE OVER

15. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
A non-voting category for the Rap Artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.
SHOTS ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE
RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
GOD ON THE MIC – JESSE JAGZ
KPANSH – YUNG 6IX

16. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
SHOKI – LIL’ KESH FT. OLAMIDE & DAVIDO
DOROBUCCI – MAVIN
ALOBAM – PHYNO

17. BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.
BOLAJI – BOJ
BODY- BLACK MAGIC FEATURING BANKY W
GOOD MAN – RUBY
WHY YOU LOVE YOU – NOSA

18. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).
THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY
BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OAMIDE
NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO

19. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.
DAVIDO
WIZKID
KCEE
TIWA SAVAGE
OLAMIDE
PHYNO
FLAVOUR

20. SONG OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting.
AYE – DAVIDO
PULL OVER – KCEE
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSEFEMI
SURULERE – DR. SID
DOROBUCCI – MAVINS
JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE

21. BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE
A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding single/album and astonishing achievements and infiltration into Nigeria in year under review.
MAFIKIZOLO
SARKODIE
DIAMONDZ
R2BEES

22. HALL OF FAME
Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.
SIR (DR.) VICTOR UWAIFO