Yemi Alade Issokay

Music Review: Issokay – Yemi Alade Lyrically Lagging Behind But Doesn’t Want You To

Yemi Alade has a blend of Igbo and Yoruba blood running in her. Plus she is one of the most widely travelled Nigerian singers. Perhaps that is why in part she was accepted when she adorned herself with the title – Mama Africa. However, asides touring the whole of Africa, there’s more the sultry singer […]

DJs DJ Jimmy Jatt and Music

Opinion: DJs and Evolving Beyond the Jimmy Jatt Formula in Music

We have so many DJs in Nigeria right now. They are breaking bounds and mounting higher status. However, it is noteworthy to say that Nigerian DJs are not doing enough to move the music culture. THIS IS WHERE DJ (s) ARE COMING FROM While we must take out time of course to give props to […]

Falz SBA

Opinion: Sweet Boys Association Launch – What Other Artistes Need to Learn from Falz

Folarin Falana, Falz the Bahd Guy is a wonderful rapper. Starting out a few years ago with his funny Yoruba accent, Falz was undoubtedly the hottest rapper in 2016. He understands the organic process to building an artiste. And he has stayed true to his vibe without minding the Nigerian industry market. He actually started […]

Brymo

Music Review: Ba’nuso – Brymo Tells Everything About Not Telling Everything

Born Ibrahim Olawale Ashimi, Brymo is that man with great vocals and an amazing understanding of contextualized music artistry. He plies unapologetically and safely on Alternative Music. It is safe to say Brymo actually thrives on controversy and he has a deep understanding of that fact therefore exploiting same to the best of his ability. […]

Opinion: Being Alternative; Being Relevant – The Case of Ric Hassani, Simi, Nonso Amadi, AG

I actually won’t be surprised if you are startled at the mention of Ric Hassani as a Nigerian music artiste. Okay, what about Johnny Drille, Nonso Bassey, Nonso Amadi, Asa, Darey Art Alade? Those ones are even still relative, right? Heard of Odunsi The Engine, Cill, Lady Donli, Bez? These are not upcoming artistes; they […]

Damn Delilah

Music Review: Damn Delilah Video – Harnessing the Elements of Art Music

Damn Delilah – In his book, ‘Music as an Art’, English Philosopher and Writer, Sir Roger Scruton discussed Art Music. He analysed that Art music is a classical, cultivated and canonic music. The type that involves advanced structural and theoretical considerations or follows a written musical tradition. It harnesses the power of storytelling and complements […]

Adekunle Gold, Tekno, Skales and the Search for the Industry Lover Boy

When Olamide sang ‘I’m sitting on the throne, mi o ba M.I du Chairman, I’m sitting on the throne, mi o ba Reminisce du Alaga’, in ‘Sitting on the Throne’ off his Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album, many said his ambitions as a rapper are not pushing him into conflicts with anyone, I say that […]

Davido x Duncan Mighty Aza

Music Review: The Visual Misfit of Davido, Peruzzi Duncan Mighty’s Aza

Duncan Mighty came hitting the waves again, all thanks to Wizkid’s collaborative influence with him. After the release of Fake Love, the Port Harcourt first son has become the magical voice which all artistes wants to have sing a hook or take the next verse of their song. While so many people argue that it […]

Opinion: Afrobeats and the Reflections of the Nigerian state

Music is magic and Afrobeats as a genre of music exudes a lot of that magic. Ordinarily, music affects the human psyche. It can be used as an element of social restructuring and psyche reconfiguration. In some cultures, music is actually used to ease pain. Even scientific research has confirmed it that the human system […]

Music Review: Heal D World – After Whining So Different, Patoranking Serves a Different Wine

Patoranking obviously isn’t a music act to shove aside in Nigeria. The reggae-dancehall singer became a protégé of Dem Mama Records after collaborating with Timaya on ‘Alubarika’. His record deal with Foston Musik and his single ‘Girlie O’ would shoot him to limelight afterwards. The Ijegun-Egba born artiste who originally hails from Ebonyi state has […]