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Upper Quintet: Featuring Calid, Lamii, Dr. Karmma

The Upper Quintet series continues to deliver fresh underground talent week after week, and this edition is no exception. We bring you five songs from five talented upcoming artists that deserve your attention. Let’s go into the latest lineup.


“Fake Humility” – Tommyphyll :





Tommyphyll’s “Fake Humility” is more than just a song; it’s a declaration of self-confidence and authenticity. By rejecting the idea of fake humility, Tommyphyll encourages listeners to embrace their achievements and talents without downplaying them. The fusion of Afrobeat, hip-hop, and alternative R&B in the music composition reflects the nature of contemporary Nigerian music, blending traditional rhythms with modern influences.

X handle @Tommyphyl

Instagram @Tommyphyll_



“I Need It” – Calid:





I Need It” by Calid dives into the realm of trap music, a genre that is gaining traction within the Nigerian music scene. Through soulful melodies, poignant lyrics, and intricate harmonies, Calid takes listeners on an emotional journey, exploring themes of desire, ambition, and perseverance. The song serves as a testament to Calid’s artistry and his ability to navigate different musical styles while staying true to his personal experiences and creative vision.

X handle @beatsbykhalid

Instagram @calidofficial




Merrily” – Lamii:




Lamii’s “Merrily” offers a refreshing fusion of indigenous Afrobeats sounds with global influences, reflecting the diverse cultural landscape of Nigerian music. Through introspective lyrics and soulful vocals, Lamii shares his reflections and expresses gratitude for his journey so far. The song serves as a reminder to listeners to embrace life’s ups and downs with a sense of joy and gratitude, celebrating both the struggles and triumphs along the way. With its infectious rhythm and relatable lyrics, “Merrily” creates a musical experience that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds.

X handle @lamiiwonder

Instagram @lamiiwonder




“Unchained Love” – Dr Karmma:




Dr Karmma’s “Unchained Love” explores the complexities of romantic relationships, delving into the longing for a love that is both freeing and deeply meaningful. The song’s fusion of traditional Afrobeat elements with contemporary production techniques creates a rich sonic landscape that captivates listeners from start to finish. Dr Karmma’s distinctive vocals and delivery add depth and authenticity to the song, evoking a range of emotions and inviting listeners to reflect on their own experiences of love and connection.

X handle @dr_karmma

Instagram  @dr_karmma



Never Lack” – Hebi ft Badaruofficial




“Never Lack” sees a collaboration between two talented artistsHebi and Badaruofficial,  to create a memorable musical experience. The song’s slow-tempo rap verses explore themes of brotherhood, hustle, and family. Against a backdrop of laid-back beats, Hebi and Badaruofficial deliver verses that are both introspective and thought-provoking, inviting listeners to reflect on their journeys and aspirations.

X handle @okezieebi

Instagram @_______hebi



These songs offer a glimpse into the richness and diversity of Nigeria’s music scene, showcasing emerging talents across various genres.

Stay tuned for more discoveries in the weeks to come!


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