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Conversation around Burna Boy sampling Toni Braxton on Last Last.
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' Star Beer at 60 campaign. We hope that you enjoy this. Share with others.
This episode features the piano piece by Beethoven called Fur Elise and how the music was sampled on Nas' hit record, I Can. Also, part 2 is Meek Mill sampling Hate Me Now, also by Nas. Enjoy.
Our pairs for today cover Pasuma sampling Akon's Belly Dancer on Akọrin De from his Fuji Motion album and Akon sampling Bobby Vinton's Mr Lonely. Follow @SampleAxisPod and @NwaenieN.
This episode discusses Davido's 1 Milli sampling a progression on Dua Lipa's Be The One. Also Zinoleesky samples Aṣa's Be My Man on Loving you. Listen and enjoy.
This episode is about the King of Congolese Rumba, Papa Wemba. His life and music legacy. Follow us @SampleAxisPod on Twitter.
This episode features MC Eiht, Alex O, Ini Kamoze, Wande Coal and Don Jazzy.
65. Season 5 Recap

65. Season 5 Recap


Our review of the last 12 episodes. Great conversation altogether too. Listen and enjoy.
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 told his side of the story on "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" before calling on Seriki to help with "Talk, I am Listening". Disclaimer: The story dateline about the situation between Ruggedman and 9ice may not have been told accurately in the discussion. We focused more on the samples. Listen, Subscribe and Share.
It's a Sample Axis genre special episode talking about jazz music.
We dissect 2 songs that sample a Nigerian classic song, Denge Pose by Baba Fryo - A Budweiser remix by Teni x Johnny Drille and Adekunle Gold's Mercy. We also speak a little about AG's 2022 Catch Me If You Can album. Listen and share.
The episode attempts to discuss a bit about the man recognised as the father of Modern Nigerian music - Ambrose Oladipupọ Adekoya Campbell. The episode also dissects his hit song, Ẹni Ri Nnkan he, sampled by Chief Ebenezer Obey. Enjoy and follow @JollyPaps1, @SampleAxisPod.
Another international episode.
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 like Stereoman giving it a new wave.
The Sample Axis chats with Modim on his music and finding his love for the Rock genre. Find @ModimX, @SampleAxisPod @NwaenieN and @gboyega_adeoya on Twitter. Send us feedback on
We take a few samples from Tanzania and Sierra Leone
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 discuss at length the story of Musilu Haruna Ishola and his eccentrics and how Apala has been kept alive in maybe one of the weirdest forms with Veronica Vega'a A Million sampling the most essential part of a song of Ishola's Soyoyo album in 2003. Follow @SampleAxisPod and share widely.
This episode is about the Nigerian Raggae boy band that became a sensation in the early 90s - The New Waves. Also known as The Dready Boys. Enjoy this episode and share widely.
This episode we talk a lot about Tracy Chapman and the remake of her iconic 1988 hit song, Fast Car by Jonas Blue and Dakota. On the other side, Eminem's No Love featuring Lil Wayne samples Haddaway's What Is Love? Enjoy and share.
Back in 1966, Nigerian Afrobeat Legend, Orlando Julius Ekemọde did an interpolation of James Brown's global smash hit, I Feel Good. We discuss the connections plus other stories. Listen and share the podcast.
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