Category: Next Rated

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Op-Ed EditorOctober 1, 2020

#NigeriaAt60: Here are 7 songs to include on your playlist for the Independence anniversary

by Kola Muhammed In the course of the storied history of Nigeria, through the ups and downs (military and democratic ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 29, 2020

FIFA ’21: Fireboy, Burna Boy and Rema feature another milestone for Afrobeat 

by Kola Muhammed When Beyoncé released an album in 2019 that featured a lot of African stars, the world bowed ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 29, 2020

Album Countdown: Davido, Olamide, Wizkid, Niniola and artistes leaving it late in the year

By Kola Muhammed If any sign was needed that the music industry had moved on from the pandemic onslaught, the ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 28, 2020

Rema’s Twitter outburst again shines the spotlight on the ‘good and the ugly’ about the music industry

By Kola Muhammed In what appeared to be a fit of rage, Mavin act, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 28, 2020

The title of Odunsi the Engine’s next album is inspired by anime

After releasing the Everything You Heard Is True EP back in May, Odunsi the Engine has teased on Twitter the ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 28, 2020

#LayCONQUEROR: With BBNaija over, can Laycon conquer the music industry?

By Kola Muhammed Even the most pious monks in the country who have not seen a single scene of popular ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 26, 2020

Burna is trending for the right reasons and we examine his Grammy chances this time

By Kola Muhammed According to streaming platform, Spotify, Burna Boy’s latest album, Twice as tall is the most streamed album ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 25, 2020

It’s Music Fest as artistes rain singles

Thank God it’s Friday! That’s the feeling when the weekend approaches and this particular one is already packed with music ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 25, 2020

Better late than never: Wizkid responds to criticisms with ‘Smile’ video

By Kola Muhammed It would appear that multiple award-winning singer, Ayo Balogun, famous as Wizkid, is intent on hogging all ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 25, 2020

#MadeinLagos: 7 talking points from the cover art of Wizkid’s album

By Kola Muhammed Just like the graph slope of stock markets, the anticipation for Wizkid’s much publicised ‘Made in Lagos’ album ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 23, 2020

Silence! Davido’s FEM tops songs and charts for the week

By Kola Muhammed When Davido’s latest single, FEM, was released onto music airwaves weeks back following the singer’s social media ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 23, 2020

Teni the Entertainer is latest celeb to catch the iCon fever

By Kola Muhammed With rave reality show, Big Brother Naija approaching its final days, the current head of house (HoH) ...

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Ado AminuSeptember 10, 2020

Davido is trending for many reasons, an anticipated new single is just one

Nigeria’s Twitterverse is awash with excitement from fans of Music superstar, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name ...

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Ado AminuSeptember 8, 2020

Peruzzi teases a new single ahead of album release

If the last you heard of him was when he slapped a popular influencer for ‘disrespecting’ him online, perhaps this ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 4, 2020

All the songs on Tiwa Savage’s ‘Celia,’ ranked

It’s a week since Tiwa Savage released her third studio album Celia, and the first project since her post-Marvin departure ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 3, 2020

A clip of Burna Boy and Wizkid in the studio can only mean one thing

Music fandom rivalry is so embedded into the internet that we literally can’t escape it. Wizkid and Burna Boy, by ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 1, 2020

Watch the stunning visuals of Yemi Alade’s ‘True Love’

Piggybacking off serving looks in the video for Don’t Jealous Me, a song in Beyonce’s Black Is King, Yemi Alade ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 31, 2020

Amaarae’s ‘Fancy’ is out September 10, off her upcoming EP ‘The Angel You Don’t Know’

Ghanaian-American altè-RnB songstress Amaarae is releasing her upcoming single Fancy via Platoon on September 10th. It’s the second offering from her highly anticipated EP The Angel ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 31, 2020

#YNaijaMusic50: Don Jazzy, Pheelz, Clarence Peters, Mama Burna…50 Most Influential Nigerians in Music

Whatever appeals to you the most cannot do a better job than music does; arguably. ‘Food for the soul and ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 25, 2020

Burna Boy’s ‘Twice As Tall’ debuts at No. 54 on Billboard 200 chart

Barely two weeks after its release, Burna Boy’s much-buzzed-about fifth project Twice As Tall has debuted at number 54 on ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 24, 2020

Tiwa Savage’s ‘Temptation’ featuring Sam Smith is finally here

Off her upcoming, much-buzzed-about album Celia, Tiwa Savage has just released Temptation, featuring British pop star Sam Smith. Back then, ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 24, 2020

Patoranking has released the tracklist for third album ”Three”

Towards the end of August, Patoranking will be joining the slew of Nigerian artists with new album releases. Titled Three, ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 21, 2020

Original Cuppy, Afro Pop Vol. 1, Roots, Apollo: the best album releases of the week

Despite a world fractured by coronavirus, the recent deluge of album releases from Nigerian artists is quite remarkable. From Burna ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 9, 2020

#YNaijaNextRated: Nova is making music at his own pace

Lust, the opening track of Nova’s third project S.T.A.Y (Still Think About You), spans less than two minutes and finds ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 8, 2020

Best Music: Tiwa Savage, K1 De Ultimate, Oxlade, Peruzzi and more

Every week at YNaija, we sift through the churn to curate the best new song releases. K1 De Ultimate has ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 1, 2020

#YNaijaNextRated: DJ VvadaA is a sonic alchemist, mixing her way to the perfect set

DJ VvadaA can’t remember when she wanted to be a disc jockey, but she recently recall looking through an old ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 31, 2020

EP Review: Omah Lay takes the Burna blueprint and elevates it with ‘Get Layd’

Contemporary Nigerian music witnessed a change of guard from one generation to the next the moment Wizkid’s Holla at your ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 30, 2020

Does Burna Boy’s collaboration with Sam Smith absolve him of homophobia?

As Afrobeats continues to trickle into mainstream international music markets and gain a foothold, it has allowed for new, hybrid ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 29, 2020

Music roundup: Fireboy’s ‘Eli’ video drops Friday, Reminisce releases EP ‘Vibes and Insha Allah’ 

Fireboy DML’s Eli video drops Friday Fireboy’s latest single Eli takes references from the Biblical Delilah, with lyrical dexterity that ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 28, 2020

New Music: Wizkid, Korede Bello, Ciza and more

Wizkid and DJ Tunez – Cool Me Down While we wait for Wizkid’s highly anticipated third studio album Made In ...

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