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The M.A.T.S Podcast
94 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
Detty December 2019 (Lagos & Accra Edition) | Ep. 21
Co-hosts @RennyByNature & @OvieO, both recently in Lagos and Accra for #DettyDecember, share their experiences on the first M.A.T.S episode of the decade. Topics Include: Comparisons between Lagos and Accra. Burna Boy losing out to Angelique Kidjo at the Grammy Awards. Peruzzi, Davido, and Golden Boy Ent. drama. Tiwa Savage on a mission Kobe Bryant's Death. Terry Crews & Gabrielle Union. Coronavirus #MATSRecommends
76 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Wetin Concern God With Your Own Plans? (Ep. 20)
Popular Nigerian songstress, Emma Nyra joins Renny & Ovie for the 20th Episode of #theMATSpodcast! Topics Include: Davido and D'banj's newborn sons. Afrimma and the Headies. Wizkid's Sold-Out O2 Concert - Fireboy & Oxlade's "quote of the year". M.I & Vector's diss tracks. Kizz Daniel & G-Worldwide back in court. Kanye West's new album "Jesus Is King". #MATSrecommends. To mark this landmark 20th episode, we're giving out FREE Apple AirPods! Find out more by listening to this episode in its entirety.
51 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Bromance & Beef: Davido & Chris Brown, M.I vs Vector, Ycee vs Tinny | #theMATSpodcast (Ep. 19)
It's the Bromance & Beef episode of #TheMATSpodcast, as Renny & Ovie discuss some of the biggest topics in the past month. Ep. 19 Topics Include: Rema's international moves. Davido & Chris Brown's bromance. M.I Abaga vs Vector Beef. Ycee vs Tinny Ent, a new twist. #MATSRecommends.
92 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
#theMATSpodcast (Ep. 18): Afronation, Tekno's Arrest, Burna Boy, Jidenna, Jay-Z & The NFL
On Episode 18 of #theMATSpodcast, Renny & Ovie are joined by a new guest, Tamu, to discuss some of the hot gists over the past month. Topics include: - Afronation Portugal, Ghana AND USA (exclusive details) - BEC Fraud: Obinwanne Okeke & The FBI 80 - Tekno: Arrest, Drake & Swae Lee collabo, Health Updates - Jidenna: Hoe-volution, #85toAfrica - Amazon on fire. - Jay-Z & The NFL - #MATSrecommends
59 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
#theMATSpodcast (Ep. 17): Beyonce & The Lion Kings of Africa
Episode 17 of #theMATSpodcast sees Renny and Ovie discuss some of the major releases & key gists over the past month. Topics: Beyonce's Lion King #TheGift album - The movie, the impact, the controversy. Burna Boy's "African Giant" album. Davido & Chris Brown's "Blow My Mind". Naira Marley's controversial "Soapy" dance. Cipha Sounds' comments on Wizkid. Jada's allegations against Wizkid. Olamide's 2nd child. And many more.... including #MATSRecommends!
53 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
#theMATSpodcast (Ep. 16): Naira Marley, Drama-Free Patoranking, Wizkid & Davido Summer '19 Updates
After taking a 1-episode break, Co-Host Renny rejoins Ovie on the 16th episode of #theMATSpodcast. As normalcy returns, we jump right into the thick of things as we visit some key topics. Topics Include: Naira Marley : Is he a Yahoo Boy? Davido‘s next single + Sophomore Album. Wizkid‘s “Made In Lagos” + expected release time-frame. Anthony Joshua’s shock loss. Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rihanna. Drama-Free Patoranking. #MATSRecommends.
38 minutes | May 16, 2019
#theMATSpodcast (Ep. 15): The Warri-Sapele Pidgin Edition w/ Squeeze Tarela
This is probably the most unusual episode of #theMATSpodcast, as Warri-bred Afro Dancehall artiste, Squeeze Tarela, joins the Sapele-bred Ovie for an impromptu episode. The yarns are primarily in "Warri Pidgin", and we mostly focus on Squeeze Tarela's career and background. Test your understanding of Waffi yarns by listening to this special episode of The M.A.T.S Podcast.
87 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
MATS 14: The Made Men & The NDA | #FvckYouChallenge | Del B vs Eric Many | Nipsey Hussle
@RennyByNature and @OvieO return for the 14th episode of #theMATSpodcast. As usual, a lot has happened home and abroad over the last few weeks; some controversial, some amazing, some heartbreaking. We try to touch on the key issues, with our main focus on music, because, of course, it's Music And Then Some! Topics include: - Iyanya vs Ubi Franklin: Emma Nyra - An NDA or nah? - Del B vs Eric Many. - Burna Boy vs a suspected thief. - J Hus goes from jail to the stage with Drake. - eLDee vs Olu Maintain. - #FvckYouChallenge: The fun side and the dark side (Victoria Kimani's attack on Tiwa Savage). - Nipsey Hussle & Kolade Johnson (R.I.P).
57 minutes | Feb 22, 2019
#theMATSpodcast (Ep. 13): Burna & Steff, Gbenro & Osas, Davido & Temi, Jussie & Jail
Fresh from hosting Emma Nyra as she spilled some juicy, hot tea on the last episode, co-hosts Renny and Ovie return for episode 13 of The M.A.T.S podcast. Topics Include: The postponed Nigerian Presidential elections Burna Boy & Stefflon Don Jussie Smollett 21 Savage Davido & Temi Special Ed's alleged comments on Chioma Mavin 2.0 Gbenro Ajibado & Osas Ighodaro
91 minutes | Jan 27, 2019
#TheMATSPodcast 12 w/ Emma Nyra: Falz v Transactional Sex, Female Industry Beef - The Untold Story
The M.A.T.S Podcast returns in 2019 with female star, Emma Nyra, joining co-hosts RennyByNature and Ovie O on its 12th episode. It’s the former TripleMG act’s first appearance/interview since she gave birth to her beautiful twins – Alexander & Alexandria – last August, and as usual, she gets to add some sauce to our topics for the day. Emma lifts the lid on a lot of issues while dropping 1 or 2 industry bombshells. You don’t wanna miss this entertaining episode!
51 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
#MATS 11: Reekado Banks, Iyanya, Ycee Exit Labels | Tekno's Health | Davido's Wonder Woman
Co-Hosts Renny By Nature and Ovie O return for the 11th episode of @theMATSpodcast! Topics discussed: Reekado Banks leaves Mavin Records, Iyanya cuts ties with Temple Management, and Ycee exits Tinny Entertainment. Davido's trending new video "Wonder Woman". The Psquare public feud continues. #TheExperience13: Akpororo vs DaddyFreeze. Banky W's political aspirations. On #MATSRecommends, we get to highlight songs, EPs, mixtapes, and/or albums we feel you should be listening to. If you’re overwhelmed by all the music out right now, and you need us to help you spot the gems, you def wanna keep your ears open for #MATSRecommends.
47 minutes | Oct 22, 2018
#MATS 10: Be Like Olamide | Introducing #MATSRecommends (Must-Listen Songs & Projects)
It’s the 10th episode of The M.A.T.S Podcast! Whoo-Hoo !!! A whole lot has happened in the Naija/African music space since the last #MATS episode with Ice Prince, and so Renny and Ovie try to touch on most of the relevant topics, with special focus on issues surrounding Wizkid, Teni & the infamous LooseTalk podcast episode, Davido's role in his uncle's Gubernatorial campaign, Kanye West in Uganda, and Pusha T dropping a new bomb on Drake. Other topics include Shatta Wale‘s fresh beef with Sarkodie (the full story), a controversial article written by Lil Kesh‘s former manager, and most importantly, Olamide‘s massive impact in the industry. Baddo is currently setting the pace for the rest to follow in certain aspects; find out how. This episode sees the introduction of a new segment called #MATSRecommends. Here, we get to highlight songs, EPs, mixtapes, and/or albums we feel you should be listening to. If you’re overwhelmed by all the music out right now, and you need us to help you spot the gems, you def wanna keep your ears open for #MATSRecommends.
45 minutes | Aug 31, 2018
#MATS 9 w/ Ice Prince: #COLD EP, "Brother" M.I, Choc City, #IcePrinceBars, Kuami Eugene & IP Theft
Our most impromptu #MATSpodcast episode to date was recorded a couple of weeks ago when Ice Prince came to Dallas, Texas on a quick work trip. The whole crew - including star guest Ice Prince - caught up for a few drinks (well, way more than a few tbh :-) ) and decided to hit the record button mid-convo. Topics discussed include Ice Prince's recently released #COLD EP (which he boldly claims is better than Kanye West's 'Ye album), M.I's "Brother" video and the current status of the original Choc Boiz (M.I, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz), as well as his status at Chocolate City. For the first time ever, Ice Prince addresses online criticisms including the #IcePrinceBars trend (remember the infamous line "I'm the shit, you're the poo poo"? Yeah, that bar :-D) and his Breakfast Club freestyle with Charlamagne. There was talk of Intellectual Property theft all over social media when Ciara & Tekno's international collaboration "Freak Me" was released due to its similarity with Tiwa Savage's "Before Nko". This led us directly into the controversy surrounding Ghanaian singing sensation, Kuami Eugene's recent single "Wish Me Well"; a song which samples lines off Ice Prince's "Juju" and "In The Morning". Ice Prince lifts the lid on it, and revealed how and why they eventually recorded a "Wish Me Well" Remix. When asked about his beautiful Ghanaian ex-girlfriend Maima, Ice makes a hilarious remark referring to Nicki Minaj's claims in her controversial single "Barbie Dreams" off her just-released "Queen" album. Is Ice still Maima's DMs or vice versa? Listen!
66 minutes | Jun 28, 2018
#MATS 8: Super Eagles, D'banj's Son, XXXtentacion, Davido BET Moment, Drake-ing KANA, Disturbin LDN
June 2018 has been so active for the right and wrong reasons, @RennyByNature and @OvieO decided to record a 2nd episode of The M.A.T.S Podcast this month. Issues discussed in episode 8 include: the Super Eagles' painful elimination from the World Cup, the shocking & heartbreaking death of D'banj's son, Fulani herdsmen killings in Plateau State, and the murder of young American rapper, XXXTentacion. On the music side of things, there's a bit of a heated debate on Davido's "BET" moment; we also make some key revelations in relation to Wizkid Drake-ing Olamide's "Kana" video, as well as the untold story behind Wizkid's Disturbin LDN tweet where he refers to his UK Management as a "criminal organization". Stream #MATS 8 to get all the exclusive gist and more! Be sure to follow us as well.
73 minutes | Jun 13, 2018
#MATS 7: Tiwa Our Sista, Sinzu Uncut, Drake & Pusha T, This Is Nigeria, Mental Health/Depression
Date Recorded: June 2018. Episode 7 of the M.A.T.S podcast sees co-hosts, @RennyByNature and @OvieO, return to discuss some of the most pressing current topics in the music industry and beyond, including – but not limited to – Tiwa Savage’s relationship with Wizkid, Ovie’s exclusive Notjustok TV interview with Sinzu on his time in prison, and more. They also touch on Drake & Pusha T’s beef, Tekno & Lola Rae’s milestone, Falz’s controversial “This Is Nigeria” video, a BET Award breakthrough, and the hugely popular Nigerian World Cup jersey. They then shed light on the one thing we hardly talk about as Nigerians/Africans: Mental Health + Depression. A new category called “Social BS” is also introduced. Stream #MATS7
37 minutes | Jun 11, 2018
#MATS 6: Wizkid's New Strategy, Coachella, Davido & Chioma, Post-#BBNaija
Date Recorded: May 2018 Over the weekend, @RennyByNature and @OvieO sat down to record the 6th episode of The M.A.T.S Podcast. This episode features an in-depth discussion of Wizkid‘s not-so-surprising absence from Coachella, including previously-undisclosed information about his band and their visas. Kanye West and J. Cole have been in the news lately, Davido‘s ever-growing show of affection for his girlfriend Chioma, Runtown battles his record label, Eric Many, and more. Listen/download #theMATSpodcast below.
51 minutes | Jun 11, 2018
#MATS 5 w/ Masterkraft: #BBNaija Teddy-A & BamBam, Science Student & DIET Lyrics, Signing CDQ
Date Recorded: March 2018 The 5th episode of the M.A.T.S Podcast is the concluding part of Masterkraft‘s guest appearance on the show alongside co-hosts @RennyByNature and @OvieO (See Ep. 4). On this episode, we get to talk about Big Brother Naija “Double Wahala” housemates, Teddy-A & BamBam; their individual careers, and their in-house sexual relationship. We also talk about lyrics in Naija songs – focusing on Olamide’s Science Student, Diet, and Kiss Daniel’s Yeba – and their implications on a larger scale. Other topics touched include Black Panther’s “Wakanda“, social media insults and more. On a professional level, Masterkraft reveals his plans for 2018, which includes unearthing his newly-signed acts, and then makes a BOLD prediction for the industry. Wondering what the arrangement was between Masterkraft, hotshot rapper CDQ, and General Records? Did Masterkraft actually sign CDQ? Find out the hilarious details below.
37 minutes | Jun 10, 2018
#MATS 4 w/ Masterkraft: #BBNaija, The Dress, Early Days w/ Flavour, Banky, Wizkid, Davido's Dad
Date Recorded: March 2018 On this episode – the first of a 2-part series with Masterkraft – the super-producer talks about his early church days, how an A-List rapper introduced him to Banky W, how he met Flavour at an A-list act’s “Industry Nite“, tutoring Wizkid and Skales at Banky’s house, and being Davido’s dad’s piano instructor. It’s a very engaging episode which would make you look forward to the concluding 2-part episode. Trust me, this is 98% new information from the man who has worked with virtually everyone in the industry.
69 minutes | Jun 10, 2018
#MATS 3 w/ Adey: Juice, Wizkid/Davido Bromance, Tekno/Drake, Mo’hits Reunion, Legbegbe, #IJGB2017
Date Recorded: January 2018 Episode 3 of The M.A.T.S Podcast – the first-ever in Lagos – features hit producer-cum-singer, Adey alongside #IJGB (I Just Got Back), Renny and Ovie (well, mostly Renny. She hadn’t been home in about 14 years!). December in Lagos was quite eventful, with more highs than lows witnessed in the industry. Highlights include Wizkid & Davido ending their beef, D’banj, Don Jazzy & the rest of the Mo’hits Reunion, countless concerts, all the buzzing songs over the holidays, including the jam of the moment, Legbegbe, and the interesting story behind it. There’s the negative bit involving N6 & M.I/Loose Kaynon getting physical, and P-Square mysteriously pulling the plug on their surprise performance at Davido’s #30BillionConcert. Also on this episode – recorded in Adey’s studio – the producer talks about the making, success, and potential lawsuit involving Ycee and Maleek Berry’s hit single, Juice, as well as upcoming projects. Grab some popcorn and listen to this “Juicy” episode of #theMATSpodcast.
51 minutes | May 18, 2018
#MATS 2: Banky & The Absent Starboy, Kiss Daniel, Burna on the Run?, Olamide/Phyno & Promoter Fraud
Date Recorded: December 2017 Episode 2 follows up on some of the controversial stories from the first episode while addressing fresh issues surrounding Burna Boy & Mr 2Kay‘s police drama, Banky W and Adesua‘s “leaked nude”, Wizkid‘s absence from Banky’s wedding, Wizkid and Davido‘s MOBO Award wins, and politicians famzing them as a way of pandering to the Nigerian youth. We also discuss Nigerian slavery in the form of domestic servitude, aka “House boy/girl”, the real reason behind Olamide & Phyno‘s refusal to perform while in Toronto, and then Jay-Z‘s exclusive interview with the New York Times. There’s even more juicy stuff in it. Listen below.
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