Three top Nigerian entertainers, Yemi Alade, Timaya, and Basketmouth dropped new albums this week.
Alade’s fifth album ‘Empress’ which was recorded majorly in Amsterdam features French music superstars Dadju, Vegedream, Rudeboy, Dadju, Vegedream, Patoranking, Mzansi Church Choir, and Estelle.
The singer, who became the first African female artist to attain a million subscribers on YouTube in 2019, released ‘Woman of Steel’ album in August 2019 and it was a commercial success.
Timaya’s seventh album, ‘Gratitude’ released on Thursday is already gaining momentum and interestingly, the singer didn’t feature any artiste on it. He, however, enlisted notable producers Orbeat, Spotless, Yung Willis, Ayzed, Chillz, Vybe O, Wildxyouths, Boombeatz, Krizbeatz, and Chrisstringz on the album.
Hits like ‘I Can’t Kill Myself’, ‘The Mood’, ‘Born to Win’, and the recently released ‘Gra Gra’, have made the album a winner already.
Finally, Basketmouth’s album, ‘Yabasi’, is a collection of songs that serve as the soundtrack for his new movie, Papa Benji.
The movie will premieres at iMax Lekkim on December 4. ‘Yagasi’ is the Igbo word for onions. A star-studded album, Phyno, Flavour, Oxlade, Chike, Peruzzi, and more feature on the ace comedian’s debut album.
A little backstory. Basketmouth started out his entertainment career in 1991 as a drummer and later as a rapper in 1994. He formed a short-lived septet called “Da Psychopaths” in 1995. Basketmouth would later form another rap group known as “Da Oddz” with his brother Godwin and Muyiwa Ola-Phillips. The group disbanded because their brand of rap was not accepted in Nigeria