Category: The Music Blog

EditorMay 3, 2018

ICYMI: Is Dr Sid finally making his music comeback, dreadlocks and all?

If you’ve been following Nigerian music over the last few years, then you have noticed the meteoric rise and the ...

Edwin OkoloMay 2, 2018

J.Cole came to Nigeria and showed us all M.I was right all along

When rapper M.I Abaga released the first single off what was supposed to become his return project ‘You rappers should ...

Bernard DayoApril 22, 2018

Niniola and Wizkid are repping Naija at the 2018 SAMAs for Best African Artiste Album

On Thursday night, at a glamorous event held at Birchwood Hotel, Cape Town, the nominees for the 2018 South African ...

Edwin OkoloApril 19, 2018

Wizkid is running out of chances to redeem himself internationally

Wizkid, the golden boy of Nigerian music has proven quite the disappointment when it comes to getting his act together. ...

Edwin OkoloApril 18, 2018

Preye Itams and Davina Oriakhi make a power duo on ‘Vanity’

What is better than one powerhouse vocalist with a conscious message? Two of them doing a duet. This is the ...

Edwin OkoloApril 13, 2018

We are predicting every single win at the 2018 Headies

After a number of delays and missteps, we are finally in the last stretch before the 2018 Headies. The Headies ...

EditorApril 13, 2018

ICYMI: These are your nominees for the 2018 Headies

After an unexpected postponement, it seems the 2018 Headies are back on the table. While the team behind the awards ...

Bernard DayoApril 13, 2018

The video for Niniola’s “Magun” is here and it’s a joyfully dark ride

Magun, the eleventh song off Niniola’s long-awaited debut album This Is Me, is profoundly built for the current cultural times: ...

EditorApril 10, 2018

As Ria Boss prepares for a new era of music, she’s withdrawing her catalogue

Ghanaian neo soul singer Ria Boss (also known as Maria Bossman Damiba) has spent the last two years digging into ...

Wilfred OkicheApril 2, 2018

Brymo, Wizkid, Efya…The 10 best performances at Gidi Culture Fest 2018

The biggest news coming out of this year’s Gidi Culture Fest is sure to be the utter lack of time ...

EditorMarch 30, 2018

Tiwa Savage featured on a song glorifying drugs, jeopardizing a great year

Tiwa Savage came out of the hatch swinging. She had that slew of fantastic singles pre-Mavin, then a slew of ...

EditorMarch 30, 2018

Brymo wore a thong and threw your faves into a tizzy

There are many things you can say about singer Brymo, but one thing we can all agree on is that ...

EditorMarch 26, 2018

Here’s what happened with The Headies last weekend

If you are active on social media platform Twitter, then you’ve certainly heard that one of the biggest trending topics ...

EditorMarch 24, 2018

Dwin The Stoic’s “Take Flight” is that rare Nigerian rap-pop crossover that actually works

The first hallmark of a ambitious pop song is the sudden appearance of of a shredded electric guitar strings in ...

EditorMarch 23, 2018

Lady Donli is hacking the system by ditching the grand for the intimate

Performed in my first living room today with the Cavemen. Surreal experience, shared stories about my music with people and ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 13, 2018

Grafton Truedis, Music Plus and MTN present N1m prize to winner of ‘Kings of Sounds – The Beat Competition’

The winners of the Kings of Sounds – the beat competition organised by Grafton Truedis, Music Plus and MTN were presented ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 9, 2018

Wizkid, 2Face, Adekunle Gold, Maleek Berry, YCEE, and more have been announced for Gidi Fest 2018

The Lagos Festival has announced its 2018 line-up which will be taking place at Hard Rock Café Beach Front on ...

EditorMarch 7, 2018

Determined to shake tables, Replete Music is bringing Kobalt Music Publishing to Lagos

Clearly, the Nigerian music industry is desperately struggling with finding ways to convert the fame and attention in-demand artists get ...

Omoleye OmoruyiFebruary 28, 2018

Get in here! Another Guinness World Record is about to be set in Nigeria

While we are still relishing our moment of glory in the eventuality that Nigeria’s Bobsled team made the country proud ...

Omoleye OmoruyiFebruary 25, 2018

Efe’s “Am Sorry Am Winning” is finally here

The most anticipated EP in recent days is here. “Am Sorry Am Winning” by Efe features Olamide, Dj Neptune, Oritsefemi ...

Omoleye OmoruyiFebruary 24, 2018

[The Music Blog] Here’s everything you should know about Davido’s 30BG Francophone Africa Tour

Having just completed a ‘UK tour’ which included performances in Birmingham, Manchester and London, the current Best African Act (MOBO) ...

EditorFebruary 14, 2018

Jeff Akoh to Headline Second Edition of ‘Live & Wavy’ alongside Iyanya, 9ice, Tjan

After recording a massive success with the debut edition of ‘Live & Wavy’ back in 2017, the second edition of ...

Omoleye OmoruyiFebruary 8, 2018

Closeup #CoolLikeThat campus party discover amazing new talents (WATCH)

Positioned as the premier platform to discover new talents, the Closeup #CoolLikeThat campus party is definitely living up to the ...

EditorJanuary 26, 2018

The Music Blog: These performances from The Black Girls Glow concert will knock your socks off

One of the biggest things to come out of Ghana last year, long before movements like #TimesUp and #MeToo championed ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 14, 2018

[The Music Blog] Kiss Daniel’s explanation of “Yeba” still burdens women with the responsibility to speak against sexual misconduct

With the calamitous downfall of Harvey Weinstein and his ilk, and the springing up of the #MeToo movement and Time’s ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJanuary 9, 2018

Iyanya starts 2018 with ‘Good Vibes’ featuring Team Salut

Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk known simply as Iyanya sets the tone for the New Year with a new song entitled ‘Good ...

Wilfred OkicheDecember 27, 2017

Concert Review: Wizkid came home alright, just don’t call it a concert

It is with a sense of national pride that Nigerians watched Wizkid take his material from Ojuelegba in Lagos state, ...

musicblogDecember 25, 2017

The Music Blog: Diplo’s Jingle bell remix of Big Shaq’s “Mans not hot” is the only good thing out there this season

December has not been kind to a lot of people in these parts. While the rest of the world carried ...

Wilfred OkicheDecember 19, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Wizkid, Simi, Orezi… Look who else made the 10 Best Videos of the year

Visuals interpret a song, bringing it to life in ways that the audio experience alone cannot quite manage. We present ...

Wilfred OkicheDecember 19, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Life is Eazi, Sugarcane, Palmwine Music… See the 10 best EP’s/Mixtapes of the year

The year was awash in excellent Eps and mixtapes with both established and upcoming stars putting in commendable effort to ...

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