Tag: Afrobeats

Ayomitide AdeyinkaOctober 31, 2023

Afro Nation Scraps Lagos Concert

On October 31, Afro Nation, one of the biggest African-themed concert shows, announced its cancellation of the Lagos Afrobeats show ...

Abraham IsaacOctober 9, 2023

The Music Blog: These are the  Producers Behind Your Favorite Afrobeats Tunes

Producers are the unsung heroes responsible for the current hit tracks we love today. While they are often unacknowledged, music ...

Abraham IsaacOctober 9, 2023

The Music Blog | 5 Afrobeats Hot and Rising Artistes to Watch This Week

In the dynamic and rapidly progressing realm of Afrobeats, hot and rising talents emerge regularly to captivate audiences worldwide. We ...

Ayomitide AdeyinkaSeptember 27, 2023

Media Blog: Here’s What Patoranking had to say About the Making of His Latest Album, “World Best”, and His Perspective on Afrobeats

Considered by many to be one of the forerunners of the contemporary African music scene, Patoranking leaves his imprint with ...

Ayomitide AdeyinkaSeptember 8, 2023

5 Artists to Watch Out for This Week

The Nigerian music industry is teeming with brilliant and talented artists, and it cannot be easy to keep up with ...

YNaijaAugust 29, 2023

‘Calm Down’ Breaks Yet Another Record – How Rema and Selena Gomez Delivered the Ultimate Cross-Continental Song Collaboration

In an era where cross-cultural musical collaborations are redefining the landscape of the music industry, one collaboration stands tall, capturing ...

YNaijaAugust 25, 2023

Here’s What Nigerians Think of Burna Boy’s Album of Substance ‘I Told Them…’ So Far

Grammy-awarded artist Burna Boy has unveiled “I Told Them…”, his seventh studio album. This collection boasts 15 tracks and includes ...

YNaijaAugust 24, 2023

Burna Boy’s Arrogance – A Detriment to His Appeal?

In the world of music, charisma and confidence often walk a fine line, and that balance seems to be wobbling ...

YNaijaAugust 22, 2023

Musicians as Role Models: Spyro Advocates for Artists to Embrace Decency

In the vibrant world of Afrobeats, the melodious Spyro emerges not only as a musical force but as a proponent ...

YNaijaJuly 17, 2023

Timeless Classics and Unforgettable Anthems: The Old Cats Who Defined Nigerian Afrobeats

When we talk about the Nigerian Afrobeats scene, we can’t ignore the pioneers who paved the way for its global ...

YNaijaJuly 6, 2023

Rema is Leading the Global Afrobeats Movement with Over 2 Billion Streams on Spotify

Rema, the talented Nigerian artist, is spearheading the global exportation of Afrobeats with his chart-topping single, ‘Calm Down’. This infectious ...

YNaijaJune 27, 2023

Vybz 94.5 FM – Your 24/7 Source for the Latest Afrobeats Hits and Trending Artists

Vybz 94.5 FM, the leading Afrobeats visual music radio station based in Lagos, is making a significant impact locally and ...

YNaijaJune 23, 2023

Nollywood Had Global Impact Way Before Afrobeats – Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

In a nostalgic social media post, veteran Nigerian actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, fondly referred to as Omosexy, asserted that Nollywood ...

YNaijaJune 10, 2023

The Music Blog: Afronation Chooses Nigeria as its Next Stop

Afrobeats, the infectious and vibrant music genre that originated in Nigeria, continues to soar to new heights on the international ...

YNaijaMay 1, 2023

Our split made it possible for Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, and others to shine – P-Square

During a recent interview on ‘The 77’ Podcast, Nigerian music duo, Paul and Peter Okoye, better known as P-Square, made ...

YNaijaMarch 3, 2023

Libianca, Ayra Starr, and Omah Lay Collaborate on Remix of “People”

Cameroonian-American singer Libianca Fonji has teamed up with Nigerian Afrobeats stars Ayra Starr and Omah Lay to release a remix ...

YNaijaNovember 8, 2022

Tiwa Savage and afrobeats sensation Asake team up on her latest single “Loaded”

The music video for Tiwa Savage’s latest smash hit single, ‘Loaded,’ has been released. Asake, who is all the rage ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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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