Why we love Johnny Drille!!

Hey guys,

So I make bold to say to you that if you haven’t heard of Johnny Drille or you haven’t listened to his songs, you have officially ‘carried last’!

johnny drille

This man’s talent is unbelievable and I’m not sure where he’s been hiding all this time. With an incredibly soulful voice, Johnny Drille fuses soul, soft rock, folk, country perfectly in his songs and his instrumentation is just fantastic! (I hear he produces his songs himself too- WOW!!!). He’s released somewhere around 4 singles of his own since leaving the Project Fame Academy and from this end, we say he’s doing pretty well!

Dear Johnny, I personally cant wait for ‘Dear Future Wife’ to be available for download and even for sale. I WILL BUY!!! I love it!!

Any doubts? Listen to his single ‘Love Don’t lie’ below:

I know you love it too!

Thanks for stopping by guys! Please leave a comment or two.

Love, Yemisi!

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Three Places to celebrate International Jazz Day in Lagos this year!

Hey guys,

How are you all doing?

So it’s International Jazz Day in a couple of days and Nigeria is not even about to carry last on this. Who’s excited?

international jazz day

If you didn’t know, 30th of April is International Jazz day. The day was officially designated as such by UNESCO in November, 2011. International Jazz Day is the end of Jazz Appreciation Month, April.

Enough said, Lagos is celebrating too and will be swarming with legendary Jazz artistes from all over the world. So if you want to catch up on great jazz music this Jazz Appreciation Month, I will suggest these three events:

1.The Satchmo Jazz and Culture Festival: So this festival is supposed to start on the 27th of April.

satchmos lagos

The 27th and 28th will be International Jazz Day Pre-Countdown events; the first on April 27th at Oriental Hotel, and another on the April 28th at The Blowfish where attendees will enjoy live music and floetry. The main International Jazz Day Countdown Event will follow the next day on April 29th at Oriental Hotel; leading to the UNESCO International Jazz Day Concert on 30th April 2016. Have you seen the line up? From Organic Jam, to Carlo Rossi, our very own Imole Balogun and Femi Leye.. This already promises to be a lot of fun!

2.Runway Jazz: From Friday the 29th of April, Eko Hotel will be hosting Runway Jazz.

runway jazz

Kirk Whalum will be live in Lagos for this! Omawumi, Yinka Davies and even the Former Governor of Cross-River State, Donald Duke will also be there with his band! Can you believe that?

3.Lagos International Jazz Festival: This is probably where you can find me celebrating the International Jazz Day!

Lagos-International-Jazz-Festival-2016

Freedom Park will be hosting various jazz starts from all over Africa and beyond from the 28th through the 30th of April.

It’s the weekend ladies and gents! So you have no excuse.. Where are you gonna be?

Know any other events worth adding? Let us know in the comments!

Tootles,

‘Yemisi!

 

 

 

Track: ‘Mexico’ by Deron

Hey guys,

So when I first this track.. I heard a fusion of afro sounds and house music. However, the artiste ‘Deron’ describes this song as ‘Urban Alternative’.

deron remi

I really love the intro of the song and I think it’s a great track.. He also has a viral video for the song on youtube!

Enjoy!

You like?

Drop a comment or two!

Love, Yemisi!

 

Video: Bemyoda’s Always

Hey you guys,

So I disappeared on you again! I’m sorry!

You probably know amazing Indie Soul artiste Bemyoda. His 5 track EP titled ‘Sketch: The Reprise’ was released sometime in 2013 and is a really beautiful blend of folk/soul/jazz.

bemyoda*I really love the EP art*

So he recently released the video to the fourth track called ‘Always’. I love love love love love love love this video. I think a lot of creativity went into this and I’m really impressed. Watch below:

You like? I definitely do!

A review of this EP is definitely coming up! Watch out for that guys!
Love,

Yemisi