Category: The Music Blog

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Kola MuhammedDecember 3, 2020

Why foreign media have a different perspective of Nigerian albums

In the space of one week, two albums of two separate Nigerian singers were adjudged by the foreign media to ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

Grammy: Burna gets #TwiceAsTall with 2021 nomination

It has been more than a long time coming for Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy who gets a ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

MOBO Awards return to shine light on a big year for Nigerian artistes

You would have to go as far back as 2017 for the last time popular music awards MOBO held. But ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 24, 2020

Flavour’s new album ‘Flavour of Africa’ is out in December

Come December 4, another major album will be filling up our playlist. Flavour’s Flavour of Africa seems like the last ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

#AlbumReview: Qdot takes us to the culture years with ‘Alagbe’

Born Qudus Damilare Fakoya, Qdot right from when he announced his talent on the music scene, had impressed music fans ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 20, 2020

Davido is upset at those who sent birthday greetings to PSquare separately

Both half of the superstar music duo, Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye of PSquare have not been on speaking terms ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 20, 2020

Is Omah Lay giving the industry’s big boys a run for their money?

I once had a conversation with a a friend who brought up an interesting subject. He told me of how ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 18, 2020

#NumbersDontLie: How streaming is fast defining success in the music industry

It would probably be perplexing for an album to cross the one billion mark in streams yet such an album ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 16, 2020

#AlbumReview: How Afrobeats got ‘A Better Time’ on Davido’s latest album

Much fanfare had been generated because of Davido’s third studio album and on November 13th, the artiste, born David Adeleke, ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 13, 2020

Brymo infuriates fans with tweet on Nigerian albums but here’s what we think

It’s always intriguing to see that thousands of people can have a conversation or an argument about a person over ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 13, 2020

#ABetterTime: Afrobeats battle for supremacy reaches new height

Perhaps for the first time ever, we have the big four of Davido, Wizkid, Olamide and Burna Boy dropping albums ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 11, 2020

What to expect from 14th edition of The Headies Awards

It is that season of the year for pomp and circumstance of the music industry, and popular awards platform often ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 11, 2020

#EndSARS: Falz brings back memories of #LekkiShooting and why youth must continue the ‘fight’

When #EndSARS protests broke out, it was a huge sign that the youth have had their fill of perpetual oppression ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 9, 2020

Here’s how ‘Made in Lagos’ album has fared since its release

It is barely two weeks since Ayodeji Balogun, the famous Wizkid, dropped ‘Made in Lagos,’ his fourth studio album. To ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 9, 2020

Review: Brymo uses new EP to fight off ‘Libel’ and depression

The reputation of Brymo, born Olawale Ashimi, has never been in doubt when it comes to wit, depth of content ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 6, 2020

The long walk to freedom of Grammy-grovelling African music industry

When the Recording Academy announced the renaming of the Grammy  ‘Best World Music‘ album category to ‘Best Global Music‘ album, to avoid ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 3, 2020

7 talking points from Tiwa Savage’s interview with Ebuka (part 1)

Widely dubbed the queen of Afrobeats, Tiwatope Savage, better known as Tiwa Savage, is no doubt a leading voice on ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 31, 2020

Is it time we got a Davido-Wizkid collaboration?

The rivalry between Wizkid and Davido is perhaps the most pronounced in Nigeria’s entertainment space and one thing that has ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 30, 2020

#MadeInLagos or London? Wizkid’s new album speaks to a surprising audience

There was a slight feeling of deja vu 11:11 pm, October 29, when there was no development concerning the release ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 30, 2020

Wizkid breaks the internet, as his star power spotlights other artistes

It’s been a tough few weeks for young Nigerians all over the world, and with all the turmoil and heartbreaking ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 30, 2020

After report of an international music deal, can Cynthia Morgan pull off a career comeback?

Although nothing has been heard from her stable in a while, only few would imagine that a once burgeoning music ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 29, 2020

Music concerts can also help push youth political participation

In an alternate reality where there is no such thing as a coronavirus pandemic, #EndSARS protests, carnage, socio-political tension nor ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 27, 2020

Tribute to Tope Alabi at 50: How the gospel music industry never recovered from ‘Ore ti o common’

Nigerian Gospel musician and icon, Tope Alabi, is unarguably one of the greatest to grace the Nigeria gospel music scene ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 27, 2020

Banky W’s latest single, ‘Talk and do’, highlights the need for more conscious music

Given how events in the past week have played out, with many Nigerians left exasperated, many musicians have continued to ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 26, 2020

The AMA’s are here, and we are already predicting these artistes to take home the gold

The America Music Awards 2020 is in full swing as the nominees are unveiled. Among them are some of the ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 6, 2020

MI and Vector sit together and it’s mixed feelings for both sides of the fanbase

Two of Nigeria’s most renowned rap artists, Jude Lampheni Agbaga popularly known as MI, and, Olarewaju Ogunmefun David, also known ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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