Category: Next Rated

YNaijaJune 23, 2023

Meet Aminat Yusuf, LASU’s Best Graduating Student with a Perfect 5.0 CGPA

Aminat Yusuf, an exceptional law student at Lagos State University (LASU), has etched her name in the annals of academic ...

Bernard DayoJune 28, 2021

YNaija Next Rated: Discover Jahblend, SOLIS, Moshfire, and KØKØ

This month’s roundup of Next Rated interviews features a dancehall/reggae artiste, a promising Afrobeats act and two female indie pop ...

Bernard DayoJune 28, 2021

SOLIS is ruling her universe of bedroom pop

No one had introduced me to SOLIS. I learned – as I often always do – about her last year ...

Bernard DayoJune 25, 2021

Phaemous navigates attraction and desire in new single ‘Girl in Garden’

With his debut EP Phaeway Vol. 1 released earlier this year, emerging Abuja-based singer Phaemous showed an inclination towards blending ...

Bernard DayoJune 21, 2021

PsychoYP feels on top of the world in blissful new single ‘Euphoria’

PsychoYP is arguably trap’s most visible correspondent in Nigeria, garnering goodwill across hip hop fandoms. In his latest single Euphoria ...

Bernard DayoJune 19, 2021

Jahblend is the fresh prince of Nigerian dancehall

In today’s overcrowded music landscape where individuality is dwindling, Lagos-based dancehall/reggae artiste Jahblend is worth noticing. On SoundCloud, where he’s ...

Bernard DayoJune 18, 2021

Gyakie delivers summer vibes on visuals for ‘Whine’

Referred to as the Queen of the Gold Coast in her home country Ghana, where her debut EP Seed was ...

Bernard DayoJune 14, 2021

KØKØ is the new Afrobeats artiste you should know about

KØKØ’s debut EP Akira may have slipped through the cracks when it was released back in January, but it’s still ...

Bernard DayoJune 10, 2021

Ayra Starr travels to the future in sultry visuals for ‘Sare’

It was back in January that Don Jazzy announced the signing of Ayra Starr to his Marvin empire, the 18-year-old ...

Bernard DayoJune 5, 2021

Moshfire on her debut EP ‘Pyrokinesis Vol. 1’ and being a pop outlier

Navigating the music industry as an emerging artiste can be difficult, more so when they are breaking away from popular ...

Bernard DayoMay 31, 2021

YNaija Next Rated: Discover Jason Nkanga, Naya Akanji, Straffitti, RnB Princess, and Droxx

YNaija’s Next Rated is still geared towards spotlighting undiscovered, under-the-radar artistes in Nigeria, regardless of music genres, or bring up ...

Bernard DayoMay 29, 2021

Droxx is the drill rapper you should know about. But he’s also more

What is true about Nigeria’s drill rap scene is that it’s in its infancy. Likewise trap music which it evolved ...

Bernard DayoMay 26, 2021

Lazyzee Ella returns with sexy new single ‘Body on Me’

Although emerging rapper Lazyzee Ella has been cultivating a SoundCloud presence with songs like Cheating Ass and SoSoDef, it was ...

Bernard DayoMay 22, 2021

Get to know Naya Akanji, the pop/RnB singer with grand ambitions

While the music landscape is mushrooming with new and emerging artistes, not many have their sound so distinctly fine-tuned and ...

Bernard DayoMay 21, 2021

Gabzy delivers intoxicating new single ‘Pull Up’

Gabzy’s sonic identity has been his relaxed, casual vocals laid over precisely programmed beats. This was well-established on his sophomore ...

Bernard DayoMay 20, 2021

Discover the RnB world of RnB Princess

The RnB genre in Nigeria’s music scene may have lost its competitive edge, a feature that qualified the sound in ...

Bernard DayoMay 13, 2021

Fave is lovestruck with new single ‘Beautifully’

With the release of her debut heartfelt RnB single M.OM.M.S in 2019, Fave showed promise that was quite impossible for ...

Bernard DayoMay 8, 2021

Straffitti on being a rapper, exploring genres and pursuing other creative paths

Nigeria’s trap scene is bewitching enough to amass its own loyal fans, its muted glamour seen in the pockets of ...

Bernard DayoMay 5, 2021

Keziah Mallam delivers romantic intent on latest single ‘Over and Over’

”I sing, I write, I play a little guitar and keys and I kinda sorta produce,” reads the SoundCloud bio ...

Bernard DayoMay 5, 2021

RnB Princess moves on from a dysfunctional relationship in new single ‘Be Gone’

New acts getting a foot into the music scene is always interesting to watch, but it induces a good feeling ...

Bernard DayoMay 1, 2021

Get to know Jason Nkanga who is living his dreams through rap

Nigeria’s rap scene is currently a wellspring of emerging acts. Even without the backing of record labels, social media and ...

Bernard DayoApril 30, 2021

YNaija Next Rated: Discover Dara Blaxx, Tochi Bedford, Jess ETA, and Remi Baggins

YNaija’s Next Rated is always looking for new and under-the radar music talents. And coming off from last month’s roundup ...

Bernard DayoApril 24, 2021

Discover Tochi Bedford, the rapper-producer leading a producer collective

Opening Tochi Bedford’s debut project Eternal Mob is Bros, a whispery, trippy rap song that somehow blends the fragile sensibilities ...

Bernard DayoApril 23, 2021

Superboy Cheque and Fireboy DML are unstoppable in the video for ‘History’

About two weeks ago, fast-rising singer-rapper Superboy Cheque featured Fireboy DML on History, his first song of the year and ...

Bernard DayoApril 20, 2021

Ogranya makes observations on the hook up scene with new single ‘Rendezvous’

Fresh off from releasing his bouncy, club-inspired EP Treasure, Ogranya’s latest single Rendezvous is still as sonically uncompromising as one ...

Bernard DayoApril 17, 2021

Discover the sonic world of singer-producer Jess ETA

”Abuja is budding with talents of different forms. The music scene has alot of potential to produce tons of top ...

Bernard DayoApril 16, 2021

Merry-Lynn returns with personal clarity on new single ‘Runaway’

Off her sophomore EP Runaway forthcoming this year, emerging soul singer-songwriter Merry-Lynn has released the lead single of the same ...

Bernard DayoApril 10, 2021

Dara Blaxx on her debut EP ‘Arrhythmia’ and making music at her own pace

Last month saw emerging RnB and soul singer, Dara Blaxx, release her debut EP Arrhythmia, which spins tales of vulnerability, ...

Bernard DayoApril 8, 2021

Cheque returns with new single ‘History’ featuring Fireboy DML

His first single of the year

Bernard DayoApril 3, 2021

Remy Baggins on making music and getting inspiration from anime

Arriving the music scene with his debut mixtape VIV in 2016, Remy Baggins has always expressed a duality in singing ...

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