Author: musicblog

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musicblogAugust 29, 2017

[The Music Blog] Mr Eazi continues to strategically remain everywhere with “2 People” remix

Over the weekend Mr Eazi performed at Creamfields 2017, a dance music music festival hosted in the UK. He took ...

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musicblogAugust 29, 2017

[The Music Blog] Bridging the gap between Afropop and the Caribbean music

Even before the arrival of MTV and the internet, music traveled far and wide to be soaked up by different ...

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musicblogAugust 28, 2017

[The Music Blog] The Kokomaster strategy and how D’banj stays winning

A look at D’banj’s interview on Apple Beats 1 radio Ebro Darden would glean pretty much all the things we ...

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musicblogAugust 27, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: On “Kale Ni”, Ruby Gyang rebrands as royalty

A year ago, Ruby Gyang released an E.P called  This is Love amid other projects she worked on with her ...

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musicblogAugust 27, 2017

[The Music Blog] Dear New Age artists, aesthetics are cool but we need content too

We have to admit that as millennials, we all want shorter, snappier and good content. Actually, we’ve long admitted that ...

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musicblogAugust 25, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: D’banj reinvents himself as “El Chapo”

At this point, we all have to agree with D’banj’s opening declaration on “Emergency”, that no one ever sees him ...

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musicblogAugust 25, 2017

The Music Blog: About Yemi Alade’s strategic reinventions and the pop star pitfall

In the summer of 2013, Effyzzie Records released a low-budget video for Yemi Alade’s global hit single, “Johnny” off her ...

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musicblogAugust 23, 2017

[The Music Blog] Street Ti Take Over: Of public rants and myopia

Maybe it’s the internet, or maybe it’s rate at which things are changing globally, but Nigerian music has never been ...

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musicblogAugust 23, 2017

[The Music Blog] The NBC wants to keep our airwaves clean, but the conversation is elsewhere

The NBC’s has made an annual duty of announcing songs that have been banned from the airwaves. Earlier this week, ...

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musicblogAugust 20, 2017

[The Music Blog] M.I seems like a great guy, so why do you love-hate him?

Okay that question is a bit of a misnomer. What that headline should say instead is why won’t we ever ...

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musicblogAugust 20, 2017

[The Music Blog] Dammy Krane: free man or jailbird?

Dammy Krane‘s troubles with private American airline, TapJets seem to have come to an end momentarily, but the horizon is ...

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musicblogAugust 20, 2017

[The Music Blog] The floating stage between Kanye West and Cassper Nyovest

Earlier this week, South African MC, Cassper Nyovest made an appearance on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club show in New ...

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musicblogAugust 18, 2017

[The Music Blog] Olamide returns to the streets with “Wo”

“Wo n’ lo miss wa n’ gboro”, Olamide yelps, on the first verse of “Wo”, his latest single following a ...

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musicblogAugust 17, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: “Calm Down” by Zilla Oaks

Hip-hop is mostly celebrated for its flamboyance and braggadocio, but a few rappers have shown they are still capable of ...

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musicblogAugust 16, 2017

[The Music Blog] Gist from The Native: What exactly is the international sound?

“What is the international sound all of you are talking about sef?”, Shina finally asked from the corner of the ...

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musicblogAugust 16, 2017

[The Music Blog] Here is a 5-track ‘Letters From Home’ playlist from us to Buhari

As Nigerians continue to fawn over the details of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s absence, a familiar sense of nostalgia from the ...

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musicblogAugust 15, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: Simi’s Joromi is a masterclass of many ideas

It’s hard to imagine Simi herself does not know she’s one of the most prolific Afropop songwriters of her time, ...

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musicblogAugust 14, 2017

The Music Blog: Anticipating Davido’s great Sony album

A few hours ago, Davido shared a Snapchat photo with a caption that suggests the singer is finally wrapping up ...

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musicblogAugust 7, 2017

The Music Blog: Is anyone else curious about the ‘UK Afrobeat’ scene?

As African popular music continues to segue into radio playlists all over the world, much is heard but little is ...

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musicblogAugust 3, 2017

The Music Blog: Handling Fela’s legacy with care

Two decades have passed since Abami Eda was first laid into the soil in Ikeja, Lagos but the years that ...

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musicblogAugust 2, 2017

[The Music Blog] What everyone (including Wizkid) got wrong about Sounds From The Other Side

“That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind”, I think of first-movers like Wizkid in the ...

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musicblogJune 28, 2017

[The Music Blog]: After a long silent spell, hear 9 new tracks from rapper Milli on ‘Childish’ EP

Milli announced his Childish EP nearly three years ago. However, due to problems at Chocolate City his label at the ...

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musicblogJune 28, 2017

Buzz Review: “Ukwu Nwata” by Flavour ‘Nabania

Flavour underrated ability to build melody with breezy romantic undertones is unmistakable on this lone high-life-infused track off his recently ...

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musicblogJune 28, 2017

[The Music Blog]: What Nigerian music entrepreneurs can learn from the failure of Sarkodie’s clothing line

Earlier this week, Ghanian tabloids broke news that Sark clothing, a clothing line owned by rapper, Sarkodie’s would be shutting ...

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musicblogJune 27, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Making sense of Sauce Kid’s jail-term sentencing

As the media continues to wait for updates from Dammy Krane’s recent row with TapJets over accusations of credit card ...

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musicblogJune 27, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: Ghana Bounce by Ajebutter22

It has been almost 4 years since Ajebutter22 debuted Anytime Soon, a collaboration album with Studio Magic. Seemingly satisfied leaving ...

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musicblogJune 27, 2017

[The Music Blog]: This is the Nasty C freestyle everybody is talking about

Last week, Nasty C made a stop at The Wake Up show, hosted by veteran on-air personality, Sway Calloway. As ...

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musicblogJune 27, 2017

[The Music Blog]: On that alternate version of Wizkid’s “Come Closer” without any verse from the Starboy

Though now confirmed to be part of Wizkid’s upcoming Sounds From The Other Side album, “Come Closer” was initially a ...

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musicblogJune 26, 2017

[The Music Blog]: On the new school and where the past and future of Nigerian music meet

Millennials have gotten the worst and best rap as a generation. To the baby boomers and generation X we are ...

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musicblogJune 24, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Hear all the tracks from Patrickxxlee’s debut album, “Diary Of An Arsonist”

As the digital age continues to fast-track the growth of global urban culture, Africa’s hip-hop has gotten more ambitious and ...

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