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This episode discusses the musical history of songs featured in two popular Nigerian adverts - Skye Bank's Saying Yes campaign, and Star Nigeria at 60 campaign. Songs include: I Wish I Knew How To Be Free by Dr. Billy Taylor, covered by Nina Simone and Lighthouse Family at different times. Sir Victor Uwaifo's Joromi employed in Nigerian Breweries' …
 
A diss that has come and gone but music that would continue to be available to us. Ruggedman and 9ice threw lyrical punches at each other many years ago and some of the songs that helped create are discussed on this episode of the podcast. Chinaydu, a rapper affiliated with Ruggedman tapped from The Whispers' big hit "And The Beat Goes On" as 9ice …
 
The Reggae scene was a very big one in the Nigerian space during the late 80s and early 90s with some many superstars representing the genre. In this episode the guys talk about the culture and how important it is in the Culture of Nigerian music till date with a look at the pioneers in this part of the world leading to the early 2000s with artists…
 
On this episode the guys talk about a very interesting topic. Talking about the influence of the group from the 80s called The Outfield with their song "Your Love" that was a big banger in the mid 80s which went on to inspire Wyclef Jean with his hit in the year 2004 called L.O.V.E which sampled the song making it a hit made from a hit. We also dis…
 
Cardinal Jim Rex Lawson is a Nigerian highlife legend. We attempt to review some of his music and part of his story. His 1969* his song, Sawale remains a Nigerian classic and this episode examines samples of the as done by Alex Zitto on Walakolombo and by Flavour on Nwa Baby, decades later.Cardinal Jim Rex Lawson is a Nigerian highlife legend. We a…
 
The simple and elegant writing of Eugene Wilde back in 1984 was so good that it influenced two generations ahead of its time. Gboyega and Nelson talk about the beautiful piece of music and how it influenced then 18 year old Foxy Brown to make a hit record that would become one of her signature tunes, this also leads us down to Nigeria as one of the…
 
The guys discuss the Nigerian music scene in the early 2000s with the Rasqie sample that blew the air waves at the time, coming off the hut of hits for DMX that can be said to be the starting point of the greatness that is DMX with the Swizz Beats produced song "Ruff Ryders Anthem". They also track back to 1999 to revisit The Remedies album that ha…
 
On this episode, we do a pseudo review of the cross cultural 2010 album by Nas and Damian Marley. A comparison of the times for the sample on Friends. Also a back story on David Zé whose song Wawe Undenge was interpolated. Music: Bob Marley | Waiting In Vain David Zé | Wawe Undenge Nas & Damian Marley | Friends Follow @SampleAxisPod, @gboyega_adeoy…
 
This episode starts with Gboyega and Nelson talking about timeless music and that opens up the conversation on the influence of King Sunny Ade and his peers. His drive from being a star in Africa to being a global phenomenon. With his sound representing the Nigerian and African culture on the world stage like Miriam Makeba and Manu Dibango. The hos…
 
This episode begins with a talk on the influence of Fuji as a genre and a culture. We then moved one to talk about King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (K1 The Ultimate), his story from the early days and how he still influences new sounds like Seyi Vibez. We also explore the Shabba Ranks story and how a small sample by Pasuma becomes some sort of a big deal…
 
Nelson helps us recap some stories about The Temptations as we examine the sample of Poppa Was A Rolling Stone on Avalanche by The Migos. Also, we talk French Montana's FWMGAB sampling Hips Don't Lie. Featured songs Poppa Was A Rolling Stone | The Temptations: https://youtu.be/71l85z2bXAsAvalanche | The Migos: https://youtu.be/J0ll_stAEpcHips Don't…
 
In 2010, Eldee The Don dropped The Return of the King. It was his fifth album. Typical of Eldee, conscious of the situation in the country, he made a song of hope for Nigeria's future. The song is titled One Day.It's a rap song with two verses explicitly exploring the many dramatic and disturbing stories of the horror of Nigerian livelihood. The ch…
 
Episode 30 of the Sample Axis Podcast. On this episode, we discuss first the genre-bending sampling done by Queen Bee (Lil Kim) on the rap jam "Single Black Female" which takes a part of Sade Adu’s Sweetest Taboo with help from Mario Winans giving the song a new and completely different vibe. As far as samples go this is one of the books. The secon…
 
The first half of this episode is some major talk on Bob Marley and Raggae music heritage. Peruzzi's God Forbid samples Stir It Up by the Raggae legend. The other part of the episode is on Afrobeats act Yonda sampling a melody from Yinka Ayefele's Mi O Mọ Jorin Lọ from the album Aspiration. Listen and share. Follow @SampleAxisPod.…
 
Some big talk on Nigerian advertising through the use of popular or unique music pieces. The Guinness Ad of the early 2019s using the song Black Skinhead by Kanye West is discussed here. Ovaltine is a Nigerian beverage brand that created a kiddies song from the popular Walking On Sunshine on by Katrina and The Waves. Listen, share and please leave …
 
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