Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ThE UnDeRgRoUnD iS bAcK.. 2011 StYlE!!!

Hi guys,

The #Underground is back. April 30th is the date at Ember Creek with your Host ILLRYMZ Ember Creek is on 32 Awolowo Road beside Boat Club. Gate fee: NGN1,000

The Underground is a brand under Inner Circle Inc and is an open Mic night for upcoming artistes. There are many undiscovered talented musicians, and the Underground aims to showcase these various talents to a wide ranging audience, music scouts and producers. The Underground features mainly unsigned acts and over time has seen a great mix of energetic and thrilling performances.

The Underground started in May 2010 and we have had four editions so far. The event has grown from an audience of about 80 people in attendance to more than 400 in less than a year. This shows how enthusiastic young people are about music and hearing fresh artistes as signified by their attendance and support.

Entries have closed and the next edition of the Underground is in August and then December. All interested acts are advised to sign up on time in order not to miss another Underground sign-up window. For enquiries, send us an email to theunderg@live.co.uk and follow us on twitter for real-time updates @the_underg

YOU ARE ALL INVITED! *YAY* Bring all your friends and mingle *wink*

You've seen the pictures, videos, heard testimonials... You definitely don't want to miss out of another Undeground Experience.

Up for grabs are
1. Full media profiling on BellaNaija.com, 360nobs.com
2. Clothing by Cool Beans
3. Clothing by designer IamIsigo
4. Clothing by Sleem Apparel
5. Music production by MoonRock for runner ups
6. Music production by Playbach Ent
7. Complimentary hospitality accomodation for a weekend at one of Lagos' finest hotels
8. full coverage of the event on our blogs and sponsor media partners
9. radio and Tv interviews and Coverage in some magazines in partnership with us (Ynaija, MobilityNigeria, Fab Magazine)

... AND MORE!!!!

The Undeground is powered by Cool Beans and proudly supported by Bella Naija, 360 Nobs, The Beat 99.9 FM, Chocolate City, Vincent Gath, Moonrock, Playbach Ent, Mobility Nigeria, Haastade Hospitality Homes , Sleem Apparel, Ayaba, Isigo,Fab Magazine, Ynaija, Gidilounge...

You can also view our videos on youtube-


If you also have stuff to showcase and you also want to sponsor, send us an email..

Friday, March 25, 2011

FINALLY.... Undergound Exclusive Videos...

Hi Guys,

I know you all have been waiting to see how it rocked.. and now you have it.. A big Shout out to Kehinde Kamson (@Kila_Kam) for this...

So enjoy the Vids guys... Watch, Comment, Share and direct your friends to check it out!!!

more vids will be added soon... but for now, here you go people!

*please manage the sound and quality*

This is Basky (@OFFICIALBASKY)

Mr Walz

D-Tone... loved him

Cosmos ... yoruba steez



Dem Boyz

OyeSmith (@OyeSmith Undeground III winner)

Koromone I (@TheyCallMeKoro) ...Loved her attitude... poetry rocks!

Koromone II

Yesi's Freestyle for the rap battle... (@YesiMusic)

Guest Artiste Pope (@PopeDaHitMan)

Guest Judges Voting...

Guest Artiste Adey performing why you dey lie

Fabulous Guys


Monday, March 21, 2011

We introduce to you... Oye Smith.... Winner of Underground III

Introducing Tola Smith, an HR consultant by day that has been singing and developed a passion for it since she was about 6 years old and has been a choir member in every institution she has been in, and discovered her abilities as a solo singer in university. She did a lot of shows as a line up act for people like Sway, N-Dubz and so on in England while in school and was encouraged to go on after moving back home.

Her musical influences include the likes of Christina Aguilera, Brandy, Lisa McClendon, Floetry, Erykah Badu, Waje, Adele, Jazmine Sullivan, Mali Music, Dwele, Donell Jones, Neyo , James Morrison, The Script and a host of others. These artistes have helped Tola create a style consisting of RnB and soul music for herself.

She took a chance at the 3rd edition of “The Underground” which show cases up and coming artistes, and amongst the others she emerged the winner on the 27th of 2010 November.

Now working with Jesse Jagz on production she has recorded her first single “I’ll wait for you” . She is also currently working with a number of artistes on tracks that are coming soon.

She is also dreaming of putting a band of wonderful instrumentalists and vocalists together as “the intimacy that develops within a band that creates the lack of a need for them to practice much and produce music that is in sync and from the heart is what I want to experience In music and help my audience experience it too”

Watch this space…

if you missed her performance at Underground III, here you go...

I'll Wait for you produced by jesse Jagz, written by Oyetola Smith, Saeon, Brymo and Simon... Enjoy

The Underground Exclusive December 2010

The Undeground Team

Hi guys,

first of all, we deeply apologize for this post coming really late... *buries head in shame*.... we are sorry....

The Underground is an original initiative by the inner circle, a group of young individuals with a passion for music. The event is all about discovering talents and the underground does just that. The Underground Exclusive was a special Christmas edition supported by Chocolate City and DrunknMunky.This took place at Rehab, Victoria Island on Sunday the 26th of December 2010.

The event kicked off at 6pm and ended at about 9pm with dancing from the audience when the show was over.

The event has gotten bigger in just a year with over 50 applcations for a chance to grace the Underground stage. The artistes were screened by a panel of very influential people in the music industry including artistes, music producers and managers. We had to cut the list to 20 artistes to do their thing!

The day was a massive success with over 500 people in attendance and a list of celebrity judges that included Pope, Beazy, Ill Bliss, Adey, Tha Suspect, Toolz and Gbemi of Beat Fm and many more. Also in attendance were various music producers, managers and directors.

The line-up of competing artistes included artistes from different genres of the industry. Some of the artistes that performed were Banky, Cosmos, D Tone, Dem Boyz, Eftee, Esel, Fabulous Guys, Irene, Oshman, Sammy, Songstar, Stoned, Tfresh, Thardey Fweshniz, Trillz, Yesi and Yung boss. After a very impressive first round, the crowd voted and as the votes were counted, past winner and runner up Oye Smith and Chris Nice performed for the guests. Beazy and Pope also performed their hit songs and spiced up the day. The finalists as chosen by the audience were Thardey fweshniz, Oshman, Yesi and sammy.

The finalists were required to perform once again to enable the judges pick the winner.

After a second performance that saw Sammy free styling on his prepared beat, Thardey Fweshniz freestyling with no beat, Yesi's slick style rap and Oshman dropping it with his Yoruba flow, the celebrity judges now had the job of picking the winner. The votes were tied between Yesi and Oshman and the crowd quickly shouted out for a rap battle between the 2 finalists. There were rounds of a heated battle between the two that saw Rehab's roof screamed down.

The winner was obvious. The people's champ. Yoruba rapper. Oshman who wowed the crowd with his exceptional and traditionally inspired lyrics and walked home with the crown.

Celebrity performances included Pope, Beazy and Adey closing the show.

The grand prize includes a solo track produced by award winning producer Jesse Jagz, solo track sponsored by Spellz, full artistes profiling on Bella Naija, 360 nobs and supported online media from Ynaija.com, Gidilounge and LastplanetoLagos. Other prizes include clothing by Drunknmunky, Nack and Vincent Gath.

The Underground has grown from strength to strength and continues to pave the way for upcoming artistes looking for a break in the music industry.

The Underground exclusive was proudly supported by 360Nobs.com, BellaNaija.com, The Beat 999 Fm, Chocolate City, Drunkn Munky, Nack Clothing, Vincent Gath, MobilityNigeria.com, Gidilounge.com, Ynaija.com, LastplanetoLos.com, and Cackland Music.

Pictures below...
Oshman doing his thing

Guest Artiste- Adey


Jerk lori gan gan

Chris Nice from Underground III Dakada (Jakara) (Remember him? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMyo6ih7OPk&feature=related )

Oye Smith (Winner of Underground III)


Top 4 Oshman, thardey, Yesi, Sammy