Category: The Music Blog

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musicblogMay 2, 2017

The Music Blog: #AsaEncore and the importance of concert theatres to the industry

This weekend, Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide, Nigeria’s most celebrated singer returned to Eko Hotel’s convention centre for the second time following ...

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musicblogMay 1, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: Burna Boy’s Afro-Carribean mastery continues on “Rock Your Body”

For a mainstream artist in a relatively conservative society, Burna Boy is quite edgy; too edgy even. References to sex ...

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musicblogMay 1, 2017

The Music Blog: Get a feel of the much talked about “War” EP by Nonso Amadi and Odunsi

Less than two years ago, Nonso Amadi, an Abuja-based singer and producer released Alone, a debut project that catapulted him ...

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musicblogApril 29, 2017

[The Music Blog] Asa Encore: 3 mistakes from last year that should not be repeated

Asa’s first live concert experience happened last May, but despite an electrifying performance from the singer, the event was not ...

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musicblogApril 29, 2017

[The Music Blog] Asa Encore: What opening for Asa should mean for Tay Iwar

Asa’s Encore concert is coming up this weekend and all eyes are already on the look out for who the ...

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musicblogApril 28, 2017

[The Music Blog] #DearArtist: When to dump your first manager

“Have you heard from Chilly”, a text from Chilly D’s unceremoniously dismissed first manager, Bestman read one late night. I ...

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musicblogApril 28, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: D-O’s “Peter Piper” is how to make an obscure pop song from your childhood

Sex songs always have that thing. It’s unexplainable really, but it’s that thing that happens when you keep wondering if ...

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musicblogApril 26, 2017

The Music Blog: On the rise of streaming and death of the album format

With the release of More Life, Drake became the first major label mainstream artist to release a playlist, effectively marking ...

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musicblogApril 26, 2017

The Music Blog: What will happen after Afropop goes global?

2016 marked the year of landmark leaps for African music. Particularly, the globally mapped success of Afropop following a spillover ...

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musicblogApril 25, 2017

[The Music Blog] Ice Prince vs Davido: When to put ‘veteran’ artists in their place

Recently, Ice Prince and Davido were reportedly involved in a near-brawl at a Delta-Alive concert in Warri. According to reports, ...

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musicblogApril 24, 2017

[The Music Blog] Review: DaGrin’s “Ghetto Dreams” is a conflicted heart’s longing for heaven

Here is an odd but chuckle-worthy question that should keep you up at night: What if DaGrin’s signature laugh was ...

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musicblogApril 24, 2017

[The Music Blog] Seven years gone: What is the best way to pay respects to the late DaGrin?

Yesterday, April 22nd, marked the seventh year since the death of late Yoruba rapper, Dagrin. As usual, the day was ...

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musicblogApril 22, 2017

The Music Blog: Why Tekno should be more like Drake

Yesterday, Tekno released “Be”, his latest single since the release of his late 2016 pseudo-political number, “Rara” and “Yawa”, his ...

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musicblogApril 21, 2017

The Music Blog: 3 quick essential picks off the Legendury Beatz ‘Afropop 101’ mixtape

“Ojuelegba” bought production duo Legendury Beatz a place in the history of modern Nigerian music and earlier this year they ...

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musicblogApril 21, 2017

The Music Blog: On Simi, Adekunle Gold, Falz and the love triangle from hell

It’s not hard to imagine Nigerian Gossip blogs having a field day after a fan gave Adekunle Gold the perfect ...

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musicblogApril 20, 2017

#Gidifest2017 Review: Not quite yet a festival, but certainly not just a concert

Music Festivals in the incarnation that we recognize now are a relatively new thing. Before the inaugural Woodstock Music and ...

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musicblogApril 19, 2017

[The Music Blog] Music for the pain: 5 pro-tips to help you curate the perfect playlist to combat anxiety

Music they say is the ultimate form of empathy. Presumably, this is why sound therapists have spent years of researching ...

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musicblogApril 18, 2017

The Music Blog: The Fela you never knew is not who you’d expect

As Afropop and all other African sub-genres continue to battle the generic defination of every African sound as Afrobeats, we ...

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musicblogApril 17, 2017

The Music Blog: GidiFest 2017 and what music festival organisers are doing wrong

Over the weekend, Lagos state hosted American DJ, Diplo, who was billed as headliner for this year’s edition of Gidifest ...

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musicblogApril 17, 2017

The Music Blog: What Nigerian artists can learn from Kendrick Lamar’s dedication to Aesthetics

At the heart of pop royalty rapper, Kendrick Lamar has made a place for himself as both messiah and revolutionary ...

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musicblogApril 16, 2017

The Music Blog: Wizkid on BBC Channel 4 is every Nigerian at a job interview

Until now, it would have been safe to assume Wizkid in the same class of celebrities above our the wrath ...

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musicblogApril 13, 2017

The Music Blog: How Asa silently became the Nigerian queen of reclusive art

A few weeks ago, a rare picture of British-Nigerian singer, Sade Adu surfaced online with Canadian rapper, Drake and his ...

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musicblogApril 12, 2017

The Music Blog: John Mayer’s “Age of Worry” and the key to adulting [Toye’s Playlist I]

“Close your eyes and then clone yourself/ build your heart an army/ to defend your innocence while you do everything ...

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musicblogApril 11, 2017

The Music Blog: Yemi Alade is doing the sex thing and it’s quite exciting

There is a thing that happens with women in Nigerian music who reach a moderately successful level of popularity. They ...

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musicblogApril 11, 2017

The Music Blog: The man from Shrine

It’s hard to miss the energetic atmosphere around The New Africa Shrine whenever heir to Afrobeat throne Femi Kuti is ...

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musicblogApril 10, 2017

The Music Blog: Where is the music of outrage for #OtodoGbame?

Earlier last month, Sound Sultan released a mash-up single featuring a slew of artists who decidedly built their careers off ...

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musicblogApril 6, 2017

The Music Blog: On the political origins of hip-hop and why rappers brag so much

“If you don’t have a mind of your own/ don’t be disappointed, this is fine, be a clone” The first ...

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musicblogApril 4, 2017

The Music Blog: Wizkid’s Tease Me and that summer I fell in love with my best friend

I have followed Wizkid’s music since April feverishly placed one bud of her earphones in my ear with “Tease Me” ...

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EditorApril 3, 2017

[The Music Blog] What do you do when you become the kind of artist that calls out Don Jazzy on live TV? | The Glory of Olamide

What do you do when you become the kind of artist that calls out Don Jazzy on live TV?, when ...

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