Category: The Music Blog

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musicblogMay 29, 2017

[The Music Blog]: There is a new update on the Pia Mia vs Phyno stolen song saga

While the Nigerian internet continues to go wild over the similarities between Phyno’s “I’m A Fan” track off his Playmaker ...

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musicblogMay 29, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Trying to figure Don Jazzy’s grand plan for the DNA twins

Earlier this year, Nigeria’s longest serving record label boss, Don Jazzy, unveiled new signees, Poe, Johnny Drille and DNA Twins ...

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musicblogMay 27, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Wait a minute, did American singer Pia Mia jack Phyno’s song?

With years of covers by Olu Maintain and uncredited sampling by P-Square in Nigeria music history, who knew the day ...

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musicblogMay 27, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Between porting to Glo and why 2face really quit The Voice

Earlier last week, it was news that 2face was leaving Airtel’s The Voice after only one season. The news would ...

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musicblogMay 26, 2017

[The Music Blog]: “Wavy Level” is an all familiar Olamide on a new wave

Of out of touch celebrities and superstar level artists who have outgrown the need for local support, Olamide falls into ...

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musicblogMay 25, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Song Of The Summer: “Iskaba” Wande Coal

Before Nigerian weather analysts come to quickly remind me we don’t have summers in this part of the world, I ...

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musicblogMay 25, 2017

[The Music Blog]: The Nigerian music grind and why secret reason talent is secondary to fame

For those of us who have decided to make the analysis and study of contemporary Nigerian music a craft, one ...

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musicblogMay 23, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Welp, Wale’s Afropop album, “Shine” is a certified sales flop

Wale’s Shine album dropped in towards the last days of April. The 14-track LP is Wale’s fifth studio attempt and ...

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musicblogMay 19, 2017

[The Music Blog]: So someone called out Burna Boy’s ‘weak’ impact on culture

Music pundits always have a field day with Burna Boy. Like any megalomaniac celebrity, the dancehall singer’s nonchalant approach to ...

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musicblogMay 19, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Our eyes are rolling all the way to the back at Wizkid’s comment on Davido’s RCA deal

Even as both artists continue to soar on global frontiers Wizkid and Davido’s implied rivalry remains a statement of fact ...

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musicblogMay 18, 2017

Wizkid’s Billboard Music Awards Nomination and The Ghost of “One Dance”

By the end of 2016, Wizkid had toured a string of countries across the world, graced huge stages and performed ...

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musicblogMay 17, 2017

[The Music Blog]: The real reason Nigerian artists are terrible on stage

A friend remarked a few days ago that your average church lead chorister can pull off a greater stage presence ...

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musicblogMay 16, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Much ado about One Africa Music Fest exporting ‘African time’ to London

Post-event press for the London leg of One Africa Music fest has mostly been awash with details of shoddy performances, ...

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musicblogMay 15, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Tekno, Runtown and the life span of a sound wave

Last year marked the beginning of an unprecedented rise for Tekno and Runtown. Both artists have steadily remained in rotation ...

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musicblogMay 10, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Does anybody still care about who Forbes ranks as Africa’s most bankable artist?

It’s really hard to tell if Forbes Magazine’s infamous annual evaluation of the most bankable artists in Africa still has ...

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musicblogMay 3, 2017

The Music Blog: What artists can do to end the menace of free music downloading in Nigeria

NotJustOk is currently one of the most influential music platforms in Nigeria. The platform was founded in 2006 by blogger ...

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musicblogMay 3, 2017

The Music Blog: OAP Dotun’s list of “Nu-School” sounds shows how much the industry has changed

The internationally mapped successes of Wizkid, Davido, Yemi Alade and a host of others over the past few months has ...

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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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