Tag: Afrobeats

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EditorDecember 31, 2021

Editorial: Why Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun is YNaija Person of the Year 2021

Afrobeats to the world. This vote of confidence in the crossover potential of Nigeria’s music industry has been a thing ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 16, 2021

Why Burna Boy’s Grammy win is historic

It’s 2019 and Burna Boy is billed to perform at the Coachella music festival, but he isn’t happy with his ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

MOBO Awards return to shine light on a big year for Nigerian artistes

You would have to go as far back as 2017 for the last time popular music awards MOBO held. But ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 16, 2020

#AlbumReview: How Afrobeats got ‘A Better Time’ on Davido’s latest album

Much fanfare had been generated because of Davido’s third studio album and on November 13th, the artiste, born David Adeleke, ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 13, 2020

#ABetterTime: Afrobeats battle for supremacy reaches new height

Perhaps for the first time ever, we have the big four of Davido, Wizkid, Olamide and Burna Boy dropping albums ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 6, 2020

The long walk to freedom of Grammy-grovelling African music industry

When the Recording Academy announced the renaming of the Grammy  ‘Best World Music‘ album category to ‘Best Global Music‘ album, to avoid ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 3, 2020

Deep Dive: 60 years after independence; has Nigerian music come of age?

Nigeria’s independence anniversary should not just be about politics or governance, it is supposed to be emancipation across every sector ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 19, 2019

Drums, attitude, spirit: Afrobeats is alive on Beyoncé’s ”The Lion King: The Gift”

Beyoncé just might be the necessary ingredient to rocket Afrobeats into the mainstream US music scene,” Quartz Africa wrote days ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 4, 2019

Davido talks Afrobeats and a future career in politics on UK’s Channel 4

Piggybacking off Davido‘s sold out London show at the 02 Arena, which buzzed on social media two weeks ago and ...

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EditorJanuary 22, 2018

The Music Blog: Education and music, Sean Tosin thinks you can have it all

For those who have been following Nigerian music since its first post-democratic wave, will instantly remember that one of the ...

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musicblogAugust 7, 2017

The Music Blog: Is anyone else curious about the ‘UK Afrobeat’ scene?

As African popular music continues to segue into radio playlists all over the world, much is heard but little is ...

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ToluAugust 2, 2017

“My body understood Fela’s music before my head” | Paul McCartney, Talib Kweli, other music icons share thoughts on Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Fela, the irreverent, the maverick, the musical genius, the unfettered, Abami Eda, first of his name. This day in 1997, ...

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Rachel OgbuJune 12, 2017

UK: Afrobeats comes to Africa Oyé with youth dance battles and more

by Rachel Ogbu If you are visiting the UK this Summer then you must arrange to stop at the Africa Oyé ...

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Mazi EmekaDecember 26, 2016

‘Best live performance in recent times’ | Highlights from Bez Live music concert [PHOTOS]

Think of Afro beats, rock, jazz, soul and more and only one concert comes to mind. The Bez Live concert ...

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Oreoluwa PetersNovember 22, 2015

Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti goes under the knife

Award-winning Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti is currently at an undisclosed hospital after having an emergency surgery. This was known to ...

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December 20, 2012

CNN profiles D’banj, WizKid, May7ven as new generation Afrobeats stars

Step into any of the countless nightclubs in Lagos and you’re bound to find yourself immersed in a sonic journey ...

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June 20, 2012

Factory78tv’s exclusive interview with Afrobeats artiste/producer Dj Zeez

by Seyi Lawal Factory78tv caught up with Afrobeats artiste/hit maker Dj Zeez at a Smade entertainment event held at Yager ...

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January 27, 2012

Factory78tv interviews ChoiceFm’s DJ Abrantee on claims he created The Afrobeats Genre

      by Chi Ibe In a recent interview with Choice’Fm’s Dj Abrantee in The Guardian Newspaper , it was ...

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