Nigerian songwriter and producer-turned-artist Pheelz joins Dadaboy Ehiz on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “Stand By You,” discusses his upcoming debut EP, ‘Pheelz Good,’ bringing his various personas to life through sound, and what he’s working on next.
The Big 5
Dadaboy Ehiz shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Asake, Wande Coal feat. Olamide, G Nako feat. Young Daresalama, Stonebwoy, and Kabza De Small & Stakev.
Nigerian Afro-fusion star Lojay is Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising featured artist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features his singles, “MOTO” and the DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small collab, “CANADA.” Listen HERE.
Dadaboy’s Song of the Week
Each week, Dadaboy Ehiz chooses his favourite track from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week he spotlights Nigerian alté star Minz and his collab with BNXN fka Buu and Blaqbonez, “WO WO (Remix),” from Apple Music’s Alté Cruise playlist. Listen HERE (and find a roundup of all Dadaboy’s selections on Apple Music’s Dadaboy’s Playlist, HERE).
Listen to the full episode on Apple Music 1:
Pheelz Tells Apple Music About His ‘Pheelz Good’ EP
‘Pheelz Good’ is three different feelings. If you check the artwork that I designed for it, you can see three masks. The first mask is The Loverboy - that’s what I call him - that’s where you have the loverboy feelings, where you have songs like “Stand By You;” there’s a song called “Pheelz Like Summer” on the project as well, that’s for the loverboy.
There’s The Bad Guy mask as well, in the middle. That’s why you have songs like “Finesse” and “Ballin’.” There’s a song on the EP called “Pablo Escobar” as well. That’s for the Bad Guy era of the EP. Then there’s another guy called The Gbedu Guy, on the far right of the artwork. That’s where you have songs like “Electricity,” there’s a song on the EP called “Ewele,” and there’s a song called “Emi Laye Mi.” Those are like the gbedu jams, and that’s why there’s The Gbedu Guy with the gbedu mask. When you see there artwork, you understand the three different feelings on the EP.
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