By Ladi


This collage made by the infamous choc boi nation features  artistes including Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, M.I,

Nosa, Ruby Gyang, Victoria Kimani, Pryse, DJ Lambo, DJ Caise, Loose Kaynon, Koker, Milli, Moti Cakes and Dice Ailes amongst others. The compilation has everybody including the new artists.  The album has 15 songs in total so let’s get reviewing.


Summertime (Jesse jagz & Ice prince &M.I)

 This laid back flow has you remembering the song “test me” which was where we last saw this collaboration.  M.I had killed this song; he went all out with superb punchlines and very good delivery. Ice prince also appeard alongside Jesse jagz who was on the chorus. “… Pulling strings yo bxtch I’m Carlos Santana… “–M.I.


Do something (Koker)

Once you hear this song you can’t help but think of a more recent Sir Shina Peters and afro-juju music.  Mr koker had this tune on lock with the instrumentals. Thanks for taking us back Mr koker. The song talks about the pros of money, better still, things money can do.


  Drank (Dj Lambo, Milli & Dice ailes)

This is first class trap music right here.  It is good to see Nigerians experiment with more recent genres of music. The song is about that lavish life, the two artistes on this song had wonderful delivery with DJ Lambo showing that she is the only Nigerian dj who should be allowed to do that DJ Khaled talking on wax shtick, basic rhymes but it wasn’t that really relatable. “… a Suya man with some kiliishi cos we about to kill this shit.. “

I cried. It is okay if you did too.


   Bass (Ice prince & Koker)

This particular track has elements of pop and reggae/ska.  It is a very interesting style of music and both Ice prince and koker delivered perfectly.  It is a pretty danceable tune. Plus ice prince has been showing his versatility of recent as he can deliver on almost any kind of song. Good song.


   Oh no no (Dice Ailes)

We see some more elements of trap music here again. Dice displays basic rhyme scheme, good enough delivery.  The song reiterates the fact that he’s here to run things and here to stay. “Just got back from Toronto all of my homies heard I’m backup in this bit*h, riding on  slo-mo, rolling through Agege,  they love me  they feeling  my shit all the way from igando.. “


   Go hard (Loose Kaynon, Ice prince & Milli)

  “… I’m playing in a different league, no be all dogs go see heaven, God dey look breed“- loose kaynon. We see a great deal of wordplay.  Delivery was also on “fleek” here.

Disclaimer: we here at ThaReportCard do not recommend the use of the word “fleek” in real life situations as it may lead to you being isolated till you’re cured of your ailment.


   Ricochet (Pryse)

“.. You can’t be in the V. I. P, cos me and my people we no scanty… “We see wonderful mastery on the beat to this song but not so much in content.  Not so coherent and also really basic attempts at wordplay or something. Ladi feels this will do well as a twerk song though.


   Calling you (Victoria kimani & Ice prince)

On this track, we see the choc boy artistes trying out dancehall rhythm again.  Ice prince came through as usual and Miss Kimani did her part with her melodious voice. The song speaks of physical attraction and errr…  that’s it.


   Love is calling (Nosa)

Nosa calms us all with his ever soothing voice on what seems to sound like rhythm and blues.  The song talks about attraction too, and wanting to be around someone.  The hook features our very own nokia tune.  It blew my mind three times over.  Good jam!


   Loose soul (Ruby & Dj Caise)

This up-tempo house music from Jesse jagz’ baby mama will keep you dancing and wanting more.  Its eccentric beat is one to look out for. The song talks about love and all its perks.


   No more (Ruby & Jesse jagz)

The beautiful Ruby teams up with her past lover on this one to produce what seems like reggae/rocksteady music. It came out really good as ruby’s voice is able to adapt to such genre.  Jagz comes in with his regular flow and fits in properly. The song talks about hurt lovers ready to go their separate ways.


   Heartfelt (Milli & Koker)

Basically bragging of all the females stand to gain with them.  Good delivery, good beat and blurry imagery.  The music sounds very much like afro-pop.


   3rd Mainland Bridge (M.I & Moti cakes)

This Moti Cakes guy should be crowned king of trap music in Nigeria. He did well in the hook and M.I wasn’t sleeping too, he had awesome delivery to his bars, wordplay and rhymes. The song is mainly about being no 1 over all these other artistes and also the lavish life.  “… These rappers need a ruler like a mathset, clear way make i compass.. “– M.I.  5mins on the third mainland bridge tho.   I bet Lagosians want such magic.


   Suite 99 (Jesse jagz & Ice prince)

The Jamaican accent here killled it for me.  I for one don’t know why the year ‘1999’ is important, but it is important here.  The beat and accent is peculiar to Jagz so you’d expect he’ll do justice to the song, which he did. Ice prince showed his ability to switch up his flow once again on this track.  “… Periodic flow I’m in all of my elements… “- Ice prince.


   Restoration (Jesse jagz & M.I & Milli)

The last track on the album sees Jesse Jagz telling the story as to why he left chocolate city in the first place and how he reunited.  It is only right that he explains to his fans why he keeps making these decisions.



Overall view of this album is beautiful because choc bois nation has shown the world that they are a versatile group capable of taking on any artiste.  They had songs from dancehall to trap music, which is pretty impressive. Ladi gives it a B






By Ladi


The third album from Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru aka Reminisce aka Alaga Ibile who is one of the best indigenous rap artistes in the west.  The album shows promise. It features several good enough collaborations and also some of Nigeria’s best producers.  The album also sees reminisce give himself another alias as seen in his previous album (Alaga ibile). The album has 16 tracks in all, so let’s get cracking


Grind ft. Sojay

The first song talks about the struggle,   how far he has come and all.  The melodious hook taken by Sojay is one I’d look out for. This is a perfect blend of rap and some sort of blues.  The song is quite accessible with a befitting beat.


  Baba Hafusa

This track has Alaga claiming king over all other indigenous rappers “this ibile shxt will be nothing without me”. We also see some punchlines here “aa dey ma rira later my nigga. O ti di post-paid”. Basically he’s saying he’s a force to reckon with in this game.



This track sees reminisce talking about Saida.  He tells her what she’ll benefit from being with him, majorly courting in this song which is nothing mega. The traditional /indigenous instruments used to make the song sound more Nigerian are also very commendable.



This track has Sarz’s trademark on it and it’s a good enough rave song. Good enough to be referred to as a club banger.


  Gbamilago ft. Sean tizzle

This song features a fusion of highlife and afro-pop thanks to D’tunes. Plus Sean Tizzle usually shines on songs tinged with the highlife feel, so he made the hook something to look forward to every time you listen to the song. He maintains his stand as a rapper and drops a few punchlines “mo fe plug ee; auxiliary jack”.


  I need a girl

The song has a very mellow beat to it.  It talks about deceit basically. How some women are just here for the money and not genuine interest. Melancholic song but still good.  He shows some basic rhymes in the song “on my show money, 7months later o fe ma go funny…”



Stop fronting! Yup. That’s what reminisce was telling the girl.  He was clearly interested in this particular female specimen and her attributes.   “elo lo powo ka discuss,  accountant mi ti fe disburse….  se idi bombo bi ti race horse… “. Funny guy.


  Local rappers ft. Olamide & Phyno

Firstly, the combination of these three rappers was just awesome.  They had a message to pass across, and it was that indigenous rap is here to stay and that its very lucrative so indigenous rappers shouldn’t be taken for granted. This song had a lot of rappers in their feelings and it’s a pity that the best that could come out of this was an AQ diss track. Ladi feels no other persons could have done enough justice to this song.



This song was a very big single as at last year and still is by the way.  The beat alongside the thick Yoruba accent portrayed here made this song more of comedy which is reminiscent of the Alfa Sule sketches that inspired the song.  It sees reminisce boasting of his sexual prowess and a whole lot more.


  Alagbara ft. Sossick

Reminisce prays here that he becomes as great as he should be by God’s grace. The chorus has Sossick praying to God to give him grace to produce hits upon hits to “kill ’em in the club”…  Really?  Sossick? Really?  Basically, the song is a prayer to keep excelling no matter the odds.



Up tempo jam right here which means; TURN UP!  The jam features this ‘owambe’ tune to it that’s sure to make you groove, especially that gifted guitarist we hear towards the end of the song.  God bless you whoever you are.



Beat by Chopstix.  Kososhi means no problem and this is what reminisce has to say to those that think he’s too “RAZZ” for them and wont groove with/to him.


  Busayo ft Ice prince

Mr. Young john didn’t slack on this beat but what really hit me was the collaboration on this song. We saw similar collaboration on “too much” but both rappers weren’t that much in sync as seen in this song. Basic rhyme scheme seen here too, badass beat and awesome delivery considering they were speaking two different languages.


  Nothing ft. Sojay & Vector

This jam talks about minding your business basically and doing things “low-key” so keep hustling and don’t make noise cos empty drums…   Vector also showed up here with his flows and bars.  Not so accessible but Sarz did well on the beat.  Punchlines were seen scattered about here and there too.  ” mo mule duro bi kpe mo gba 4” – Reminisce  “too many yellow shawties on the street, na minion rush? “ – Vector.



Basically a tribute to all his fans and he tells us that Sojay’s album will soon be out so watch out!


  Let it be known

This is a Bonus track on the album.  It shows how Mr Alaga is still able to contend with others when it comes to freestyle.  He did his bit and gave us a very good album.



In the very end, Reminisce has carved out a niche for himself in the League of indigenous rappers and he’s doing well.  The collaborations were impressive but he went on about females on 3 or four songs, Ladi feels there are many more issues he could have touched rather than females.  Generally it is a good album.  Ladi will give it a B-.

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Thank you.


Here’s the debut album of the bahd guy, repping the label “bahd guyz”, Barrister Folarin a.k.a Falz The Bahd Guy.
Let me first of all give this notice; this album is 19 tracks long. And that’s really long. But thankfully, it doesn’t feel too long and I’ll explain why.
Falz is a rapper (just incase you didn’t know). But far from your regular naija rapper. His style is unique, first and only of it’s kind I’ve heard of in the rap game in naija. He fuses all sorts from afrobeat, to fuji to highlife not just on his beats but also in his flows. He could go from rapping like a razz guy to rapping like a polished gentleman, he’s that good. No wonder he calls himself a “Bahd Guy”.
Since this is a debut album, let’s get to know Falz as he introduces himself to us.
First of, let’s meet the playful side of Falz. On tracks like TOYIN TOMATO & MARRY ME (ft Poe and Yemi Alade), he addresses issues of the relationships, in the former, he talks about a fed up chick who just wants the finer things in life and not interested in the love of the relationship. And in the latter it’s more about a lady who just is just in dire need of a ring on her finger and he goes in on this from the ladies point of view which makes it more appealing . What makes these tracks fun is the approach he has to the issues, he’s just laid back and damn right straight with his flows on a some really cool afrobeats.
Like I said earlier, Falz is unique. On JESSSICA, he goes on this fuji vibe from singing to rapping and just really showing his skill and talent. This is one of the tracks that’s really enjoyable both in sound and lyrics.
There’s hardly any naija album these days without one or two love themed songs added to the mix. And despite Falz’ unique style, he also delivers a really dope and cheesy tune in RIGHT NOW (ft. Dipo). Don’t know who this Dipo guy is but his vocals were a nice touch (he sounds like Timi Dakolo). The second is OH GOD which is a less memorable offering on this album. (L: that track is the worst)
Falz being a barrister that he is talks about the situation of the society in two different ways. On SENATOR he addresses a “Mrs. Senator” and about all the lavish spending while on HOW FAR (ft. Sir Dauda) he takes it from the aspect of the questions people ask on why the society is still in the state it is.
Now let’s talk about Falz the rapper. If you’re judging or doubting his skills as a rapper because of the single HIGH CLASS which was a hit, you should really take time out to listen to this guy. WAZUP GUY, WAZUP GUY REMIX(ft. SDC, Phenom), O PARI (ft. Olamide) are three tracks that show how good this guy is. And because of the way he delivers his rhymes, he makes it sound fresh but razz (or is it razz but fresh) but still dope. There’s also SEE ME which feels like a warm-up to something but shows a little of what he’s capable of.
I do have to say that some of the sounds off this album are just “weird”. Like the way he mixes sounds to fuse with afrobeat and come off clean is tight. (shoutout to his producer). CURRENCY is an example of this cool fusion.
Falz sounds like a really relaxed person and tracks like 1,2,3 (ft. OYINKANSOLA) and COOL PARRY are really just laid back tunes with him dropping some nice lines.
In all, this is a good debut album. Though it hasn’t been a hit despite the good beats and very acceptable production with a unique rap delivery from Falz, it still is a good album. i guess why it isn’t a hit album is just because it’s a sound most people are not used to. The whole fusion thing is something that deosn’t really sell in the naija music market. But if Falz can play his cards right, he could carve a niche for himself with his unique style and with time grow his fan base. This album gets a B- from me.



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2013 was a good year for Ice Prince, with the BET best African act award added to his other accolades, you could say he’s the man of the year and with an album to top it all off, a really great year for him. Let’s see how this album shows off if Mr Ice Prince has any Fire cos his first album was a disappointment to some of us who actually believed in his talent.

Stars and Light ft Ruby Gynang

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From the offset of this one, you know it’s just one of those tracks that has everything going for it. Though the beat kind of overshadowed the rapping on this and made the song sound a bit rough. This is still a solid offering for an intro.

Skit ft MC Longs

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If I understood hausa, I’m sure I would have found this a whole lot funnier.


We all know this one, dropped early this year. It just has him shouting “Aboki”. Really don’t know what it’s doing on this album VIP would have been a much better choice for me.

My Life

This a well thought out song from Ice, he clearly put himself into this. Despite his questionable lines that are never going anywhere most times, the piano element on this just makes a subtle impact on the overall feel and makes a bit enjoyable.

Mercy ft Chip


Another relaxed vibe going on here. He also gets his “Jamaican” on here for reasons I don’t know why. Never the less, Chip saves this one, not a prolific verse but considering Ice’s regular sub standard deliveries, he did well.

Whiskey ft Sunny Neji


This started with a very cool high life thing going for it then Ice just starts with this ‘whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, whiskey” thing and I’m like “are you talking to a dog here?”. That aside, it’s a conscious track, lyrically, talking about life in the fast lane. Sunny Neji on this track is still a piece of the puzzle I can’t crack.

N Word

Probably the best beat on this album, Amean it’s Donjazzy on the beat. Oh! Such a shame when a rapper doesn’t deliver on a dope beat, Ice should be sued for this. His lines were just way below the quality of the beat. Yes he rapped from start to finish but what’s the point if the lines are weak (I’ll just stick to jamming the instrumental of this one)


Here’s Ice from more of his first album behavior, singing and not really rapping. It even sounds like something off his first album. That said, it’s still a relatively good track but nothing special like his first album.

No Die Tomorrow

Back to the whole Caribbean thing again. I’m just really bored at this point (it’s not my fault). Don’t get it wrong, it’s not an awful song it’s just that it’s boring musically from Ice even though this might catch some airplay and the fans like it cos he talks about corruption, struggle and coming up.

Gimme That (extended) ft Burna Boy, Yung L, Olamide


Now this my Jam! My favorite off this album from the very moment it starts. Yes I’ve complained about the Caribbean thing, it totally works on this one. All the features worked well on this and Ice actually delivered with his verse. Jam!

Komotion ft Wizkid


Most people would agree that Wizkid is the go to guy for a hit in the industry, his delivery is mostly always on point. And this is no exception. He definitely delivered on this. Sadly, the same can’t really be said for Ice, maybe another artiste on this would have made it a tad better. It’s just an okay song.

I Swear ft French Montana


A lot of people actually don’t know who French Montana is (don’t act like it’s not true, it is). Even though it’s supposed to be a big deal of a collaboration, the track pretty much just falls apart.

Person Wey Sabi

The whole mix of the traditional highlife and guitar on this beat is really something. The rest of it is just Ice doing his usual thing.

Kpako ft MI Jesse Jagz


If you remember Nobody Test Me, you would know that these three guys were a very badass trio when it came to rap in naija. Though they may not be together again due to label issues, they come together on this to deliver a not so hardcore track but still Jesse Jagz on this was just bliss can’t really say the same for the other two.

Pray ft Sound Sultan


If you’re an Ice Prince fan, you’ll like this one truth be told. Ice goes about his usual business of rap-singing on an easy going good beat.


This one was a bit of a hit when it dropped and Ice goes on to re-master it. I do like the beat and sound of it and it is nice to see Ice talk on something about relationships and all. And though this is actually a good song I’m just not feeling it.

On My Knees ft Jeremiah Gyang


This is an indigenous track off this album, it just sounds very traditional with the help of a few synths and also help from fellow statesman Jeremiah Gyang. This sort of feels like a gospel track in some way which is alright. Not a hot way to end the album but still a good end to it.


Yeah so that’s another album signed, sealed and delivered by Mr Panshak Zamamni. And he should be given credit for releasing this album cos he didn’t have to really, and it’s not easy to release an album in Naija especially as a rapper.

Now to the album, there is pretty much no FIRE on this Amean! Is Ice prince really Ice cool to the extent that there is no FIRE in him? He should have just called this the Ice of Zamani (bad joke yeah? I apologise). But on a real tho, there is very little fire on this, you can count the number of hot songs on this with just one finger (yes one finger not one hand). That said, there were some really dope beats on this but Ice’s delivery is just lacking, most of it is just not that enjoyable.

This LP album is more of a rush-rush mixtape kinda thing the thought, time investment and careful planning just seems to be lacking on this. It just feels like a bunch of songs complied together and called an album.

Before I go all out and appear vindictive, let me just give my grade. This gets a C.

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The latest album from Mr. Release-a-new-single-every-other-week. My yoruba isn’t that good so the potency of some of the lines might be lost on me.


Mad hype. Mad mad hype on the intro from Dotun. To say the truth, this Irritated me.

Esu Pofo

Before reviewing this album, I skipped this track so so so many times. I have no idea why but now that I’ve jammed it, it is really not a bad jam. I love the live instrumentals on this and dem bars but not really feeling the flow.

Rep Adugbo ft Pheelz & Buckwylla


Based on how well Olamide describes his hood, you can’t even pay me to live in Bariga. This jam has Olamide at his lyrical best and Buckwylla doesn’t sound as pretentious as he normally does. Even Pheelz doesn’t go wrong on his own beat.


The sampling on this one is just straight up classy. Ahmean, you just have to feel the way the beat follows the KWAM-1 sample. This song was good enough to make me download the song that was sampled. [Wait, you downloaded a kwam-one track, please, where’s the link?]

The song itself has Olamide rapping about coming up poor , getting rich and giving back to those who suffered with him on his way up.

Skamma ft Pele Pele

If you do not want to jam the rest of the album,ja? I beg you. I plead. Jam this song [I concur]. The beat is sicker than. Fxck. I have nothing to compare this to. Pheeelz is a god among producers for this. This beat be turning nuns into hoes.

Eleda Mi

Not really feeling this one. It has Olamide cursing those that stand in his way and thanking God for his rise to the top.

Not just feeling this. [Are you okay? You could sing this track in some churches and get the whole congregation singing and dancing if delivered well tho, this is Olamide basically in a musical  element he grew up with, solid one]

Baddo Love

Fxck mahn…How does someone make a love song sound so good? The title says all there is to say about this one.

Position Yourself

This is a dance track that pays tribute to the Makossa dance craze of the early 2000s. Good dance track. Wack rap song (if it is meant to be a rap song). [Not a through and through makossa like you’ll hear from Awilo, it sounds more of the Nigerian interpretation of makossa music with just the chords and tune but not the real core elements and vibe].

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Gbadun Arawa

Another Love song but while Baddo Love works because it is so unusual for a love song this one doesn’t work for the opposite reason. It sounds too damn mainstream lovey-dovey for an album from the self-acclaimed King of the Streets.

Motivation ft IcePrince,Endia and Pepenazi

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Another track that I skipped everytime it appeared in my shuffle.

Gawd! After hearing Olamide’s verse, I was praying to God that Ice Prince shouldn’t mess the track up. Oh Lord please! And thank the Rap angels that he didn’t mess this up. Even the Pepenazi dude tried. I just dunno why Endia the hitman wasn’t given more time to rap. This is probably the best rap song on this album.

Church ft Viktoh

Ok, this is not as strong as the others but that is prolly cos everything else has been so so good. This one has a soulful feel to it even with the Yoruba verses and shii.

Sitting on the throne

This samples Drake’s Worst behaviour and has Olamide spitting about how he is aiming for his own seat at the top instead of fighting other rappers for their own spots on the top. JAM!

Mu emu ft B Banks

God bless Pheelz. Another sick beat that gives Olamide the licence to just do as he pleases to on this. Ahmean, he doesn’t even have to really rap. The B Banks guy almost ruined this entirely.

Turn up

This sounds like some King Shii and serves well as a bridge to the next track. This sounds like some Calabar Carnival jam. I actually like this one. [The way this track starts, the first 16 seconds, is just bliss for me]

King Shii

Pheelz is a moffacking G for this beat [the chord progressions weren’t all too impressive tho]. Ahmean, even Olamide cannot get on the same wavelength that the beat is on. He just has to resort to shouting and trying to drown the beat in his voice [yeah he failed to deliver on the beat, bored me a bit]. Nice track tho. You just have to imagine someone like Vector on this beat. Bliss.


Do I need to say anything about this one. Even Hausa men know the words to this shii. Prolly the naija-rap jam of the year and this is a jam that a lot of people won’t even accept qualifies as rap. [This is actually a re-mastered version of the original, nothing much different, the re-mastering could have been much better but still a JAM!

Dope Money ft Phyno


Put these two on a track together and you can be sure that the end result is going to be a sure jam and this is no exception. It is not as good as Ghostmode but still, this shit goes! [I really feel like these two shouldn’t have made this one, the genius of GHOSTMODE really can’t be replicated and this sounds so much like GHOSTMODE, this shit is not just as genius level as GHOSTMODE ]

Yemi my lover

Didn’t like this one bit when it first came out but I’ve warmed up to it now after seeing him perform this at that Guinness colourful world of more concert. Jam. [The ease of the beat is just soothing to the ear that’s why the song has so much mass appeal and the title is on point in terms of appeal, it’s just a really enjoyable soft song].

Rayban Abacha

This is my favorite single from the album. This just had Olamide ranting about really random stuff and he does it without sounding annoying.

Higher ft Bez


Bez is a fxcking boss! I doubt there is a better way above and below the earth to end this album (Olamide’s H-factor aside). This is as personal as Olamide gets on this album. The beat, the chorus, the overall feel of this just combine to make it a confam jam.


My complaint here: this album is so so fxcking long. Ahmean, I was thinking to myself “when will this end?”. 22 track album in the year 2013? My nigguh, FOH with that. Also, some of the features are not needed and Olamide,like most nigerian rappers, refuses to stay with one topic for the duration of an entire track. He veers away from whatever he is talking about to spelling doom for his haters/appreciating some fine thing’s booty/boasting about just how good he is. There is no track that gives a peek into who Olamide the person is. Almost Everything on this is party oriented which is not a bad thing but it would be nice to hear him kick some knowledge once in a while.

[The great thing about this album is that it reflects the state at which Olamide is now with his career. The element of joy, accomplishment and relaxation is all too glaring. It really shows how much he enjoyed making this album, it’s safe to say his found himself and I won’t expecting anything less than the quality of beats on this album (shoutout to pheelz) and the all around professionalism on this. The album also shows how far he has come, this isn’t a hustling album from Olamide trying to make a hit and make his presence felt, we all know he’s around and we respect him. ] P.S: listen to this album in reverse.

That said, this is a really good album and the larger bulk of praise for this should be given to Pheelz for producing what should rate as one of the best nigerian album in the last couple of years and Olamide’s best album to date.

I’m giving this a B+. Drop your rants in the comments section.

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