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Samklef (notjustOk Hype)

notjustOk hype will feature (or maybe not) the future heavy hitters in Naija music. Any material featured in this category will be from an unsigned or up & coming Nigerian/African artiste/producer/record label that boasts of nothing but promising content. There will only be ONE post a month in this category.

If you have or know of anyone’s music that you feel is a hit or any good, please send an email to the official notjustOk email (music-at-notjustok.com) with a link to their page or where we can download the song.

It's a new year 2011. As you all know, every month we feature a talented up & coming artiste as the notjustOk Hype. We're kicking off this segment this year with a very special star on the rise... and he goes by the name: SAMKLEF!!! He's primarily a producer, but also thrives as a recording artiste. He's responsible for producing several hit singles from Sunnji Neji, Ruggedman, Durella, Vector, D'Prince, Skales, and particularly Wizkid!

Molowo Noni ft Wizkid, D'Prince & Ice Prince.

[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/samklef-ft-dprince-wizkid-iceprince-molowo-noni.mp3.mp3|titles=samklef ft dprince wizkid iceprince - molowo noni.mp3]

notjustOk.com recently caught up with Samklef, and you can read the interview below. Let's get to know him.

Tell me about yourself. What's your real name and your background?

My name is Samuel Oguachuba. I'm a producer, song writer, and singer. I was born at the PWD Nigerian Airforce Barracks, Lagos. My dad was in the airforce before he passed on. I started my music career 5 yrs ago. Then I used to look up to Tuface. I learnt how to play the piano in church. I started playing in churches before I started producing. I worked with different production outfits and advert agencies like Sound Factory and EXP.

Today, you're seen as one of the brightest young producers in Nigerian music. What would you consider your 1st hit production?

My life by Durella. I also did about 7 tracks, "Boom Boom", "Ileke", "Hustler" and a few others on Durella's most recent album.

Durella - My Life

[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Durella-My-Life.mp3|titles=Durella - My Life]

You seem to have a fanstatic relationship with Wizkid, considering the number of songs you guys have worked on together. How did this come about?

I met Wizkid through Skales. Skales connected me with Osagie who had previously heard "My Life" and she loved it, then she brought Wizkid over. "Tease Me" was done in 30minutes during a freestyle session. It was straight, it just came out; mixed and mastered in 30mins.

As you know, Lots of upcoming acts can't afford Don Jazzy, so that's where people like me come in.

Skales ft Wizkid - Ori Mi

[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Wizkid-and-Skales-Ori-Mi.mp3|titles=Wizkid and Skales - Ori Mi]

Wizkid - Tease Me

[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Wizkid-Tease-Me-Bad-Guys-NJO.mp3|titles=Wizkid - Tease Me Bad Guys (NJO)]

I understand you released an album previously, but I never came across your materials “officially” till 2010. What's the story on the old album? Is it still in the market?

Well, that album was dropped in February 2010 titled "Noni". Although there was an earlier album titled “My Reality” released in 2008. Yes, Noni is still in the market.

VIDEO: Noni

Lots of people keep wondering what “Noni” means, 'cause you use it a lot. Please, break it down.

Noni means “On Point!”

What about “Nonilizing”, “Nonilified” etc. Do they all mean the same thing, and how about the usage?

Yes! Adjectives and verbs. Lol. When someone say you're “Nonilified”, it means “you are on point!”

Now to your productions, You've worked with some of the hottest names in the industry. Which would you consider your best work till date?

I can't really pick, because I put in the same energy in all my works.

As a producer, do you have your beats ready-made, and allow the artiste make their choice? Or do you create your beats depending on the song?

I listen to the song and the delivery of the artiste, then I create something that works.

Ok take us through “Jonzing World” with Jesse Jagz, Wizkid and D'Prince. How did that song come about?

D'Prince came with the idea of the song. He said he's done it before but didn't like it and wanted my touch. So we sat down, made a new beat and killed it Noni!

Jonzing World - D'Prince, Wizkid & Jesse Jagz

[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Dprince-Jesse-Jagz-Wizkid-JONZING-WORLD.mp3|titles=Dprince, Jesse Jagz, Wizkid - JONZING WORLD]

What label are you signed to?

Klef Sound and partnering with Ace Stage Entertainment.

Tell us about your new “Nonilizing” album. I understand it hits the local market shortly. What should we expect, and what would you like to add ?

"Nonilizing" is a 13-track album. A remake of the first Noni album, but it comes with 6 new tracks. Artistes featured include Skales, Wizkid, D'Prince, Ice Prince, Olamide, B. Ranks, Q, Obvious, Vector and Ocube.

Finally, I'll be opening my own studio on my birthday; 5th of February.

NONI Remix (Me Ole Beru) ft Olamide

[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Samklef-Me-Ole-Beru-Noni-Rmx-ft-Olamide-NJO.mp3|titles=Samklef - Me Ole Beru (Noni Rmx) ft Olamide (NJO)]

NOTE:

Samklef's "Nonilizing" album hits the streets this week. We'll be making it available for sale here on notjustOk.com shortly.

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@Deejay_Klem
9 years ago

nice....

feshelu
feshelu
9 years ago
Reply to  @Deejay_Klem

the dj klem from Knighthouse....shiiiiiit, i'm star struck; sir you're killing them with your beats mehn.....i'm a big fan right here!

johny_blayze
9 years ago

I've worked with samklef before nad he is just one of the few producers who can deliver at any point in time! Big up bruv! Keep it up

abba
abba
9 years ago

There's a Samklef and Vector song I heard a while back and fell in love with I think its called Ire Oluwa or Irin Oluwa, anyone know if its on the album or where I can get it from?

oludare baloye
oludare baloye
9 years ago

I am really proud of this guys, this boy are really doing pretty Good I like this production, i just imaging hearing this on the radio in the U.S I have a dream (MLK) NAIJA SONGS WILL TAKE OVER SOON. Samklef is gonna be a huge producer 2011 .... Thank you notjustok for celebrating this this guys.

9ja boi
9ja boi
9 years ago

I'm so in love with this guy song....he's d bomb 9ja has been waiting for.....Thank you thank you....Not just ok God bless you

lerin
lerin
9 years ago

great joint

Dsam
Dsam
9 years ago

This is an old post i guess, why here on fresh post again ? Yes, we all love the song but could you guys please give us something new even better ? Thanks...

Olusesi
Olusesi
9 years ago

It is an understatement to say Samklef is a good producer! This dude is the best! He is very humble and friendly. Any track he produces is CLASSICK NONI!

omosehin adebola
omosehin adebola
9 years ago

johny_blayze ever blazing
wash your mouth before you talk to me (hope u remember)
and ice prince killed it ig ups

Omo Ibo
Omo Ibo
9 years ago

Lovely tune, big ups Sam

Brother Man
Brother Man
9 years ago

This is quite ridiculous. Dissing a whole Samklef. The guy is so recognized it's not even funny. Free the guy off this page and gave him an award already

ade
ade
9 years ago

dz guy is best noni.....

cynthia
cynthia
9 years ago

Samklef...Noni....love him....love his songs......love his style......

mohammed
mohammed
9 years ago

the hitmaker, Samklef is the future, his beats are unique...nice one

Sheddy
Sheddy
9 years ago

I've heard almost all his songs, cant believe he produced all those hits

@FARAW
9 years ago

NICE TUNE

hurla
hurla
9 years ago

thumbs up!

jimmy ak
jimmy ak
9 years ago

cool dude God is with u???????

Victor KD
Victor KD
9 years ago

the fun thing about this guy is he's so young and talented.....imagine producing a hit like tease me in 15 mins...man you are too much...pls come to KD

tolani
tolani
9 years ago

undoubtably one of naija's finnest

Tru_ade
Tru_ade
9 years ago

whats so special about this guy??

Tru_ade
Tru_ade
9 years ago

every year a new producer comes and makes a hit, how many of them still dey till today. Samklef is good no doubt, but how long will he last, remember OJB?

justin apkaga
justin apkaga
9 years ago

Molowo molowo Noni, sick tune, sick flow, sick rap..i think Ice prince killed it and Samklef buried it

nike onifake
nike onifake
9 years ago

so this is the guy behind durella enemies, ok..nice one

Nneka Noni
Nneka Noni
9 years ago

Na who do dis beat = SAMKLEF Noni
I know bad guys = SAMKLEF
its a SAMKLEF classic.....Boss you are too much.NONI

Unknown derek
Unknown derek
9 years ago

I love his songs, bought 5 exclusive copies on his album listening part.....he's talented, good music, good production, motivational lyrics........................u r going places man. please tell notjustok to post ur new songs. I dey feel u even from Dundee.Scotland

cliff
cliff
9 years ago

This a sick song!!!!!! can someone help me OUT!!! I NEED 9JA BEATS. HOLLA

Lee
Lee
9 years ago

Thumbs up boy! Having a couple of tracks as top hits for last year aint beans.. Keep it locked. Samklef Noni!

saha
saha
9 years ago

where can i find samclef, i mean where he works and everytin.

Towsyn
Towsyn
9 years ago

Post on samklef on towsynuab.blogspot.com

chameleon isioma
chameleon isioma
9 years ago

SAMCLEF I DO ENVY YOU A LOT THE FIRST TIME I HEARD AND WATCH YOU ON THE TV i knew you had something inside you that will make the crowd and masses move............

nappyboy
nappyboy
9 years ago

i havent heard the album but if the rest songs are half as kool as this song then i cant wait to mine, damn..... this is freaking awesome, am repeating the song for the 15th time now. Da prince big up to you, you killed the track, Iceprince i drop my cap for u; wizkid you are awesome. samklef you as sicker than your beat.

nappyboy
nappyboy
9 years ago

i havent heard the album but if the rest songs are half as kool as this song then i cant wait to get mine, damn..... this is freaking awesome, am repeating the song for the 15th time now. Da prince big up to you, you killed the track, Iceprince i drop my cap for u; wizkid you are awesome. samklef you as sicker than your beat.

mamoje
mamoje
9 years ago

samklef noniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ur d man

AREOLA TOBI
AREOLA TOBI
9 years ago

big ups to you SAMKLEEZY killer tunes, killer beat u are still upcoming and nonilizing

Voice Overs
9 years ago

He so cute. Love him muah xxxxx

CODE CITY
CODE CITY
9 years ago

SAMCLEF I WILL LIKE YOU TO PRODUCE OUR HIT TRACK .....KINDLY GET BACK TO US PLS
(CODE CITY) CC....
(CODE CITY) CC....

boyberry
boyberry
9 years ago

Samklef....you too nonigbaski,that's a new word for you there. See I love ur productions,they are nonipoint and I know for sure you the one I can work with. Hope to be there with you as a noniceleb soon. Big up!!!

f.logic
f.logic
9 years ago

samklef i gbadun d way u alwys nonilizing ur beat but 4me have been searching 4u bcos i want u to produce all ma music but still yet i couldn't find u pls txt me ur address and ur mobile phone number on my e-mail address (flogicdedon@yahoo.com)cos i need u urgently

ideal
ideal
9 years ago

i'll love 2 b sign 2 klef sound coz samklef is 2much

Tubeez
Tubeez
8 years ago

Very talented.... Keep it up

limoblaze
8 years ago

men u all gat me feeling NONI! Samklef, wizkid, iceprince, d'prince molowo noni was d bomb!

H20
H20
8 years ago

I'm really feeling u samklef,nd I'll love 2 work with u cos I'm an indigenous rapper(yoruba)n i knw ull lyk me cos I believe am d best at what I do..u can reach me at jayzouline@yahoo.com.ill b looking forward 2 ur reply.

kazeem damilola
8 years ago

guy i dey feel ur beat,and i want make u help me produce 1 song,so how i fit reach on to u,pls help me send ur mobile number through facebook(kazeem alosky damilola)

I.KLON
I.KLON
8 years ago

AM UP COMING ATS IN APAPA.I WILL LIKE TO WORK WITH U

Nelson Marcus
8 years ago

Hi klef i would love to ft. U in ma song i know u are good in chorus and am good at rap, so i belived i can make it through good chorus reply bk via e-mail thankx

Anon zaga
Anon zaga
8 years ago

Klef man,da name rings in my hear and it seems u are sent to do this.can u help me repackage my hit track 'SCAMMER'?.I luv 2 exploded into da city by 'KLEF RECORDS... Big tym.

Swarthy
Swarthy
8 years ago

Samklef,wo i' do?u r very good @ what u do.ll be very on point(nonified)working with u,pls can u send me ur studio address?it's ur boi mvp swarthy....

Obaro Abollo
8 years ago

Molowo is my number song of this year if dis track no win award na ojoro

MC ROLEX
MC ROLEX
8 years ago

Yesyes yoo... Is My Swag n Guess Wat? Itz Meaning d Samething Wit NONI! Am An Up & Coming Artiste Dat Belif In Myself n Blif 2 But All My Effort n Kr8tvty In All I Do, I'll d4 Remain Glad 2 U If I Can Meet U... Ur Works Toh Badtzzzz