Category: The Music Blog

Wilfred OkicheAugust 20, 2020

We attempt the impossible: A ranking of the videos in Beyonce’s Black is King

On the last day in July, Beyoncé’s unveiled her new visual album Black is King on Disney+. Designed as a re-imagination of the ...

EditorJune 1, 2020

BANTU asks the important questions about the government on ‘Animal Carnival’

The premise of “Animal Carnival” is a simple question- how does one make sense of the outlandish and insane realities of Nigeria ...

EditorApril 23, 2020

Davido & Tems bring Naija star power to Khalid’s ‘Know Your Worth’

Is there any Nigerian pop star as on the money as Davido? Even during a global pandemic that actually personally ...

EditorApril 10, 2020

BANTU schools Fela’s self professed heirs on music activism done right with ‘Disrupt The Programme’

Every Nigerian Afropop musician seems to go through a phase where they declare themselves the next Fela. From Falz, to ...

Bernard DayoJuly 19, 2019

Drums, attitude, spirit: Afrobeats is alive on Beyoncé’s ”The Lion King: The Gift”

Beyoncé just might be the necessary ingredient to rocket Afrobeats into the mainstream US music scene,” Quartz Africa wrote days ...

Bernard DayoJuly 16, 2019

The video for Zlatan and Tiwa Savage’s ”Shotan” is party-ready

It’s great that Tiwa Savage is an omnipresent pop star on continent, further demonstrating this by make that big move ...

EditorJuly 15, 2019

Chillz: “We need to create more safe spaces for victims of rape and abuse to speak up”

Singer and producer, Chillz first surfaced on the Nigerian music scene with a feature on M.I’s 2018, playlist album Rendezvous. ...

Bernard DayoJuly 13, 2019

This Week In Music: Lady Donli’s ”Suffer Suffer,” Niniola’s ”Boda Sodiq,” Tiwa Savage and Zlatan’s ”Shotan” and more

Because he has nothing better to do with his time, every Saturday, Bernard Dayo brings you the most awe-inspiring, confounding, ...

Bernard DayoJuly 10, 2019

Niniola made the video for ‘Boda Sodiq’ about sexual consent because why not

In the new video for Niniola’s Boda Sodiq, Niniola in a nightclub watches herself and a man luxuriate in loose, ...

Bernard DayoJuly 6, 2019

This Week In Music: Odunsi’s ”Star Signs,” Phyno’s ”The Bag,” Niniola’s ”Boda Sodiq” and more

Because he has nothing better to do with his time, every Saturday, Bernard Dayo brings you the most awe-inspiring, confounding, ...

Bernard DayoJune 30, 2019

This Week In Music: Timaya’s ”2 Stoopid,” Niniola’s ”Boda Sodiq,” Mr Eazi’s ”Supernova,” and more

Because he has nothing better to do with his time, each Sunday, Bernard Dayo brings you the most awe-inspiring, confounding, ...

Bernard DayoJune 25, 2019

Asa’s latest single ”Good Thing” is all you need to hear today

While we eagerly wait for Asa to release her fourth studio album, which has trickled in with last month’s single ...

Bernard DayoJune 22, 2019

This Week In Music: Adekunle Gold’s ”Kelegbe Megbe,” Kizz Daniel’s ”Eko,” Simi’s ”Jericho” and more

Because he has nothing better to do with his time, each Saturday, Bernard Dayo brings you the most awe-inspiring, confounding, ...

Bernard DayoJune 21, 2019

Simi’s video for ”Jericho” featuring Patoranking is the dancehall bop of the summer

Simi has just released the video for Jericho, the dancehall earworm off her third studio album Omo Charlie Champagne Vol. ...

Bernard DayoJune 20, 2019

Rema is a promising, colossal trap king on new EP, ‘Rema Freestyle’

Before midnight on Wednesday, Rema surprise-released his second EP of the year suitably titled Rema Freestyle, a four-track project comprising ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 11, 2019

Award-winning artiste, Omawumi releases official music video for ‘Without You’ [WATCH]

Following the excitement and positive reviews of her enthralling lead single, ‘Without You,’ Omawumi has finally released amazing visuals for ...

Bernard DayoMay 30, 2019

Still in custody, Naira Marley calls out fake friends on new song ”Why”

Would it be right to say Naira Marley was thrust into more feverish fame with arrests by the EFCC? Since ...

Op-ed EditorMay 27, 2019

With Omawumi, longevity isn’t an aspiration – it’s a personality trait

Where is Omawumi? Why is Nigeria’s most loved music diva absent from the scene? The last time we heard from ...

EditorMay 2, 2019

Tiwa Savage’s exit marks the end of the Original Super Mavin Dynasty

In May 2012 after a year of terrible feuding between Don Jazzy and D’Banj which led to the dissolution of ...

Edwin OkoloApril 15, 2019

Native Media is revisiting the origins of Nigerian popular music with ‘Roots’ their new exhibition

Native Media has been on the cutting edge of documenting contemporary Nigerian music and the culture that has grown around ...

Emmanuel OnwuchekwaFebruary 18, 2019

Has the new queen of rap been crowned?

The 61st Grammy awards came and went this past Sunday and with it, the usual excitement we’ve come to expect ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 11, 2019

Here is the full list of Grammy Awards 2019 winners

The 61st annual Grammy Awards held on Sunday night and despite the controversy that attempted to mire it, in the ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 8, 2019

Teni the Entertainer announces global 20-city tour with #TeniLive

After conquering the Nigerian music landscape with earworm singles like Fargin and Askamaya, impressively building her social media capital with ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 24, 2019

Ycee isn’t happy about the suicide jokes from fans after he tweeted pictures of himself standing on the roof of a building

On Wednesday morning, rapper Ycee simply tweeted his birthday: January 29, 2019. Could he be teasing a new album? Or ...

SponsorJanuary 17, 2019

Simi and Adekunle Gold’s ‘Promise’ will melt your heart

We may have missed the big event, but newlywed superstars Simi and Adekunle Gold are giving us a beautiful glimpse ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 15, 2019

Falz is allowed to hate transactional sex but it doesn’t change the fact that he is a misogynist

Falz’s new album Moral Instruction is out today, a mini-project distilled to address societal ills as purported on the album’s ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 11, 2019

Falz is still shaming sex workers in his new video for ‘Talk’ and we are tired

Barely two weeks into 2019 and Falz is already out with a new song and a video to boot. Titled ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 10, 2019

Opinion: Why Teni was better than Peruzzi in 2018

I am certainly not a fan of any music award shows out of Nigeria presently, as most of them have ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJanuary 6, 2019

Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni, others emerge winners at Soundcity MVP awards (Full list)

It was night of glitz and super performances, as the 3rd Edition of the Soundcity MVP Awards, one of the biggest awards ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 3, 2019

Sanwo-Olu’s name appearing on this year’s Coachella lineup poster is the first big internet joke of 2019

In Lagos, Sanwo-Olu’s face is everywhere and you can’t escape it. The APC politician who is looking to be the ...

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