Category: The Music Blog

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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musicblogDecember 18, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Staggering new revelations upend Kiss Daniel’s case with G-Worldwide

Because the media is both responsible for reporting recent events and shaping how the information is assimilated by the larger ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 17, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: D’Banj, Falz, Korede Bello… Look who else made the most disappointing albums of the year

These ones either didn’t pop, or failed to live up to expectations. Arranged from least to most tolerable. 5. 27 ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 15, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Simisola, The Glory, This Is Me… See our picks for the 10 best albums of the year

Sifting through the loads and loads of music put out during the calendar year, we made use of parameters such ...

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EditorDecember 15, 2017

[The Music Blog] G-Worldwide Entertainment wants you to know Kiss Daniel is a liar and they have receipts to prove it

Artists and label feuds are so delightfully petty. It is where all the false figures the artist has bandied around ...

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musicblogDecember 11, 2017

[The Music Blog] Vector has some bars on SARS and the Libyan slave trade

M.I’s “You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life” may not have had the instrumental impact the Short Black Boy wanted ...

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musicblogDecember 5, 2017

[The Music Blog] New imprint, same Kiss Daniel: On his label exit and new single.

The reports that Kiss Daniel has unilaterally walked out on his deal with G-WorldWide have been confirmed by Kiss Daniel ...

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musicblogNovember 30, 2017

[The Music Blog]: The removal of Wizkid’s “Manya” from YouTube is not all bad news

Earlier this week, word hit social media that the accompanying video for Mut4y’s latest single featuring Wizkid has been removed ...

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EditorNovember 29, 2017

Concert Review: #SeeMeLive shows Simi has much work to do

by Wilfred Okiche   December is upon us and so are the glut of music concerts usually reserved until the ...

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musicblogNovember 29, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: “Motives” by King Zamir feat Omagz229

It may be quite an overstatement to call King Zamir’s latest album, XXII boring, but only a few other words ...

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musicblogNovember 29, 2017

[The Music Blog] Burna Boy opens up about mental health and going into therapy

In a recent interview with Beat FM, Burna Boy discussed a range of topics, including his relationships, an upcoming live ...

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musicblogNovember 26, 2017

[The Music Blog] It turns out Don Jazzy did produce music for Kanye West

Hey Don Jazzy, you’re still famous in Hollywood. On the latest episode of Storyville, a short animated webseries by TBS, ...

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musicblogNovember 25, 2017

[The Music Blog] Runtown’s new single says more about Nigerian Afropop than you think

In a post decrying the old industry’s skewered perspective of this generation’s crop of uber-successful mumble rappers with drug-addled lyrics, ...

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musicblogNovember 24, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: Ajebutter22 calls out Lagos’ super rich kids on “Rich Friends”

Ajebutter22 has been around the block. But given the timing of his blow-up on the cusp of the digital media ...

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musicblogNovember 23, 2017

[The Music Blog] Here’s a refix of Mr Eazi’s “Pour Me Water” with a little more life by Minz

We reviewed Mr Eazi’s “Pour Me Water” in an earlier post as another addition to a long list of mid-tempo ...

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musicblogNovember 22, 2017

[The Music Blog] Oma Mahmud’s PINK is your new favourite blurry-eyed hip-hop project

Though Oma Mahmud’s latest project is labelled as an alternative project, much of it heavily leans towards hip-hop. It could ...

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musicblogNovember 22, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: “Shakara” by Damilare

You tell me go/ go far away… Damilare opens “Shakara” in this manner, with an instrumental pause before he goes ...

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musicblogNovember 20, 2017

[The Music Blog] The real problem with Olamide’s poor track record with albums

Mixed reactions have trailed Olamide’s 7th studio album, Lagos Nawa since the project hit digital stores during the week. Agreed, ...

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musicblogNovember 20, 2017

[The Music Blog] Mr Eazi’s first single, “Pour Me Water” comes amidst general pon-pon sound fatigue

Considering the man has literally been on the headlines since January 2017, following a Ghana vs Nigeria debacle he started ...

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musicblogNovember 20, 2017

[The Music Blog] First Listen review Olamide’s latest album “Lagos Nawa”

Like clockwork, Olamide has put out a new project in anticipation of his annual concert. Lagos Nawa recently went up on digital ...

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musicblogNovember 16, 2017

[The Music Blog] ‘4 Ma Peepz On This Side’, a speculative playlist for Wizkid

Despite coming up short in terms of character (most of the time), Wizkid prides himself on his ‘humble’ love for ...

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musicblogNovember 16, 2017

[The Music Blog] Just before we all go bonkers over Jidenna’s new Nigeria-Focused EP

Do you remember the first time you heard about Jidenna and found out he was in fact Nigerian? It was ...

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musicblogNovember 12, 2017

[The Music Blog] This line on Davido’s new single makes a curious case for the ’30 Billion in the Akant’

The most popular refrains from every Afropop song almost leaps out at you on first listen, the rest of the ...

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musicblogOctober 29, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: Suedeoff’s “Weekend” is a fresh neo-highlife tribute to winding down and Lagos nights

Over the past 20 months, West African highlife has witnessed a resurgence of sorts in the hip-life works of Mr ...

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musicblogOctober 29, 2017

[The Music Blog]: On Mafikizolo’s recent collaborations with Nigerian Afropop

P-Square‘s recent split brought the rise and fall of many African music groups back to light, from Styl Plus to ...

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musicblogOctober 28, 2017

[The Music Blog]: “Child Of The World” is the worst iteration of Falz’s Nollywood side

Though the rapper is only ever on a select number of movies and TV shows, Falz‘ acting career has brought ...

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musicblogOctober 28, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Falz is still missing the point of this whole Yahoo-Yahoo thing

Despite the mixed reactions to Falz calling out the Yahoo-Yahoo culture earlier this year, the rapper remains unyielding on his ...

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musicblogOctober 26, 2017

[The Music Blog]: About that Ivanka Trump playlist of eternal love songs

Ugh. I will not be the first person to judge a person by the weight of their parents’ sins but it’s ...

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