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USMAN ZUBAIR

USMAN ZUBAIR
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JOSE FELIZ

JOSE FELIZ
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Jonathan Nwachukwu Chibueze

Jonathan Nwachukwu Chibueze
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DJ Irawo

DJ Irawo
DJ Irawo Rocks!

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

MY FREEDOM STREET JAM - Episode 1

 


There is always a first time for everything and this is the first time for My Freedom Street Jam organized by Drumline Entertainment.

My initial plan was to launch this show in collaboration with clubs, hotels, lounges and places where music performances take place but the plan changed because of the covid-19 pandemic which caused performances at all event centres to come to a complete halt.

DJ 07 and DJ Irawo


Even now, entertainment activities in these event venues are not as buoyant as they ought to be and there are rumours that the government will begin to monitor the order of gatherings at parties, clubs, lounges, churches, etc in order to reduce the spread of the virus.



What is the common man to do to get entertained and relieve stress?

Can I still organize this event and comply with the covid-19 rules and regulations?

So, the idea came up in me to organize this event and to collaborate with DJ 07 who has been playing his music on the street to promote himself and I suggested that viewers sit in front of their shops and homes and watch from there without gathering around the performers.

The goals of the My Freedom Street Jam are to: 

  • To raise money via viewers' donations to support our miscellaneous expenses.

  • To raise awareness for mental health in my community and proffer solutions.

  • To partner with mental health professionals to provide free medical checkups for members of my community.

  • To partner with brands who intend to promote their products and services in my community.

  • To provide free entertainment for members of my community.


The Orisunmibare community in the Alimoso local government area is the one currently enjoying this service.


At the end of the first edition, My Freedom Street Jam was entertaining.

Women danced in front of their homes and shops.

Children danced on the streets in an impromptu choreography.

Boys and men moved closer to get a better view of me to ensure that I was the one actually playing the talking drum😁.

Vehicles almost jammed themselves in order to get a better view of our performance.

Some vehicles, motorcyclists and rickshaws parked their automobiles to get enjoy the beats.

The abokis were not left out.

They 'parked' their shoemaking boxes and sewing machines around a kiosk to get a good view of our event.

This is a test of the waters.

Hopefully, my official videographer will be available for the next editions.

Musically yours, 
DJ Irawo





Wednesday, 30 December 2020

MY FREEDOM STREET JAM

 


This event is set to hold on January 4, 2021.

This time, yours truly will be collaborating with DJ 07 to bring this event to life.

Be there!

Saturday, 5 December 2020

KINIUN DE by Yetunde Are

 

shuzia.com


SONG REVIEW

The intro is catchy.

The outro is good.

The rhythm is pronounced.

The melody is tuneful.

The lead vocal is clear, powerful, confident and expressive.

The backup vocals are clear and soulful.

The lyrics are simple and inspiring.

The musical accompaniments are varied.

The songwriting skill is competent.

The recording and production qualities are balanced.

The performance is skillful.

Yetunde Are is a professional.

I rate this song 10/10.

Click on Kiniun De to listen and download this beautiful song.

Watch the performance of this song on Facebook @drumlineng.

 


RUACH ELOHIM by Arese Daniels

shuzia.com


SONG REVIEW


The intro of Ruach Elohim is solemn and majestic.

The outro is spiritual.

The melody is tuneful.

The lead vocal is clear, rich and expressive. 

Arese Daniels is in absolute control of her crescendo, legato and breath.

The backup vocals are appealing and supportive.

The lyrics are original and engaging.

The musical accompaniments are atmospheric and hypnotic.

The rhythm is subtle.

The song arrangement is excellent.

The production and recording qualities are balanced.

Arese Daniels is a natural singer, talented songwriter and competent music performer.

I rate this song 10/10.

Listen, download and get the lyrics of Ruach Elohim on shuzia.com.

Listen to this song on the Spirit and Soul Show on Facebook live @drumlineng.
 

 

 

Friday, 4 December 2020

SPIRIT AND SOUL SHOW

 


The Spirit and Soul Show debuts on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 8pm.

The show will run from 8pm to approximately 9pm.

This show is in collaboration with Shuzia Limited, owners of the shuzia.com website, a digital website that sells and promotes audiobooks, ebooks, music, sermons, spoken word and magazines.

All songs to be played on this show will be downloaded from shuzia.com

You will be able to read the reviews of these songs on this blog as from later today.

Only songs that score 7/10 and above will be played on the Drumline Entertainment Facebook live show. So, click on @drumlineng.com  to like and follow me, your host, the one and only DJ Irawo, the drum jamming disc jockey!

So, if you are a gospel music artist, upload your music singles and album on the shuzia.com platform.

I will be listening to about thirty songs a week and I look forward to picking your song and I hope that your song or album makes it to the show!

God wants the best.

His followers are moved to praise and worship Him with great music in the best musical atmosphere.

The goals of these gospel music reviews and music shows are to improve the quality of gospel music in Nigeria and to appreciate the creators of this music content.

Peace be unto you as you follow me on this musical journey.


DJ Irawo





Tuesday, 8 September 2020

MEET FEMISLIDE


Copyright: Femislide on Facebook

Oluwafemi Akinbodunwa, also known as Femislide, is an award-winning international afro-fusion musician.

He was born in 1978 in Musin, Lagos, Nigeria.

He is a trombonist, trumpeter, songwriter and vocalist. 

Femislide performs jazz, afro-funk and highlife genres of music.

He has been making and performing music for the past twenty-three years. 

His role models in the music sector of the entertainment industry are; the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the late Haruna Isola and King Sunny Ade. 

He has recorded and or performed music with different musicians such as; Seyi Solagbade, Blackface, Lagbaja, Jesse King, Charly Boy, Waje, 2Baba Idibia, MI, Yolanda Brown, Mike Aremu, etc. 

Four songs from his EP are;
  1. Mari Jo
  2. Ife
  3. Teacher
  4. The Rich Also Cry

These four songs have great lyrical compositions, meaningful messages, sweet melody, vocal dexterity, sound balance and are professionally performed.

I thoroughly enjoyed these songs and cannot say which is my best. 

However, in Teacher, I expected to hear Tai Solarin's name as one of the teachers mentioned. I think that he was a prolific, prominent and outstanding teacher during his lifetime. Albeit, the ommission of his name does not in any way take away from the quality and beauty of that song. 

I rate these four songs 10/10.

Indeed Femislide is not joking with his musical career at all.

 

You can find Femislide's music at www.femislide.com and follow him via his social media handles which can be found at the bottom right side of his website.

Watch DJ Irawo's performance of Femislide @djiraworocks.

This music promotion is sponsored by:



Musically yours,

DJ Irawo


MEET JUSTIN VERZ

 

Copyright: Justin Verz on Facebook

Online, by Justin Verz, has a sweet intro and a solemn outro.

The song is melodic. The lead vocal is expressive. The female backup vocal is convincing. The lyrics are simple and heartwarming. The musical accompaniments are smooth. The song structure is simple and rhythmic. The performance quality is above average. The production and recording quality could be better; the overall volume of the production needs to be higher. Justin Verz is a skillful musician. I rate this song 8/10.


What is Justin Verz's legal name?
My name is Elawure-Abowa Justin.


Where were you born?
I was born in Benin City, Nigeria.

What is your educational background?
I have a BSc in Computer Science. 

When did you start making and performing music?
I started playing and performing music when I was in senior secondary school one (SSS 1).

What are your areas of specialization in the music sector of the entertainment industry?
I am a music producer, rapper and singer.

Who are your role models in the entertainment industry and why?
I love Jon Bellion and Burna Boy because their music is inspiring and their lyrics are deep.

Where can we find Justin Verz's music?
You can find my old and new songs on my Audiomack account at; 

Watch DJ Irawo's performance of online on a Facebook live video @djiraworocks.

This edition of My Freedom Online Jam is sponsored by: 



Musically yours,

DJ Irawo

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