Tag: fela

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 ...

Chinedu OkaforJune 6, 2021

#NigerianIdol: The Fela-themed week. Hit or miss?

Answering the question of whether this week’s theme for Nigerian Idol was a hit or miss is is subject to ...

Michael IsaacMay 12, 2021

FG: Bala-Usman suspended till after investigation, Genevieve Nnaji stars in new audio play | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the thirty-six states of Nigeria, these are the five biggest stories you shouldn’t miss out on: FG: Bala-Usman suspended ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 12, 2021

Observation is a crime: The Fela Hall of Fame honour | #YNaijaCover

For the average Nigerian, if the current state of the nation is anything to consider, this might not be the ...

Kola MuhammedOctober 15, 2020

Bringing back Fela: Why it is time for artistes to also speak through their art in the #EndSARS movement

Even the most insentient person in the country knows that a revolution is already being brewed. Such is the magnitude ...

Kola MuhammedOctober 7, 2020

Album Review: Niniola delivers on ‘Colours and Sounds’ but it may be time to evolve

From MTN Project Fame, to showing ‘Maradona’ stuff on ‘This is Me’ album and getting a Grammy nomination for her ...

Nelson C.JSeptember 30, 2020

Burna Boy vs Sowore: What are the limits to a Nigerian celebrity’s activism?

The recent virtual exchange between Afrobeats star Burna Boy and revolutionary politician Omoyele Sowore has sparked off a range of ...

Michael IsaacSeptember 30, 2020

Burna Boy has chosen his own kind of revolution, but is he to blame for being called out?

Our celebrities are everything. They give us things to talk about, create trends for us to follow, and arguably, influence ...

Chinedu OkaforMay 28, 2020

Stans of Davido in ‘glory party’ as singer becomes first Nigerian artiste to break another international record

It increasingly becomes a fact that to be considered a successful artiste one must have an international audience. This concept ...

Wilfred OkicheFebruary 1, 2019

#IFFR2019: My Friend Fela is an intimate look at Nigeria’s biggest export

Even when the Nigerian film presence at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) appears non-existent this year, Nigeria’s most important ...

Wilfred OkicheAugust 8, 2018

Profile: Is Falz the most woke performer since Fela, or is he just as problematic?

The year 2018 has been a difficult one for Nigeria and its citizens. For proof, look no further than the ...

EzinneSeptember 30, 2017

Today’s Noisemakers: Joachim MacEbong, Isima Odeh, Osi Suave and others [The Wizkid-Fela debate edition]

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

EzinneSeptember 30, 2017

The Thread: “A night I’ll never forget” “He is officially an African LEGEND” | Twitter goes crazy over Wizkid’s London concert

There’s no other way to say it, Starboy shut down London last night. What’s the definition of shut down? Being ...

musicblogAugust 25, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: D’banj reinvents himself as “El Chapo”

At this point, we all have to agree with D’banj’s opening declaration on “Emergency”, that no one ever sees him ...

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 ...

EditorAugust 3, 2017

20 years after Fela’s death, his music, lifestyle and influence lives on

by Wareez Odunayo 20 years after the demise of Abeokuta born multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer and human rights activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, ...

musicblogAugust 3, 2017

The Music Blog: Handling Fela’s legacy with care

Two decades have passed since Abami Eda was first laid into the soil in Ikeja, Lagos but the years that ...

ToluAugust 3, 2017

Entertainment Roundup: Segun Arinze reveals he’s open to collaborating with Tekno in the future; Justin Bieber speaks out for the first time since tour cancellation | More stories

Here are the biggest stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are certain to buzz ...

Oluwatosin AdeshokanJuly 15, 2017

[The Music Blog] Is Small Doctor the new voice of the street?

All hail Small Doctor – Omo Iya Tisha. Temitope Adekunle aka Small Doctor might just be the new voice of ...

Oluwatosin AdeshokanJuly 4, 2017

[The Music Blog] Wizkid is not a Young Fela

Because we love to look for the next Legend or “New X”, we sometimes demand a lot of things from ...

musicblogJune 19, 2017

[The Music Blog]: As the world is filled with “Wild Thoughts”, Afropop should take notes

Despite the Latin guitar riffs that open DJ Khaled’s latest single “Wild Thoughts”, the baseline isn’t immediately distinctive. In fact, when ...

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 ...

musicblogApril 11, 2017

The Music Blog: The man from Shrine

It’s hard to miss the energetic atmosphere around The New Africa Shrine whenever heir to Afrobeat throne Femi Kuti is ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 12, 2016

Ayodeji Rotinwa: As we Felabrate, let’s remember our music still has no conscience

by Ayodeji Rotinwa It goes without saying what a force music can be, especially in repressive climes such as ours. ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 2, 2016

Opinion: Fela- between the cross’ din and the crescent’s dint

by Modiu Olaguro “Sadly, our spirituality happens to be the greatest casualty of the colonial assault on Africa. We lost the ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 17, 2016

Reuben Abati: The legend of Fela like you’ve never read before

On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Benson Idonije, who is arguably Nigeria’s most informed analyst of jazz music and ...

Ada IgboanugoJuly 4, 2015

Afrobeat Legend, Fela Kuti honoured by US Congress

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Afrobeat legend, has been honoured by the United States Congress for his contributions to music and political ...

writerJuly 28, 2014

“Loooooool” | Did Seun Kuti just ‘sub’ Flavour? (READ)

by Kolapo Olapoju Afrobeat artist, Seun Kuti, apparently disagrees with MTV Base’s choice of Flavour as the best live act ...

May 5, 2014

Opinion: The dearth of ‘conscious music’ in Nigeria

by Bidemi Oderinlo There is almost nothing to learn from Nigerian music today beyond the dance steps, no musician or ...

March 31, 2014

Demola Rewaju: My 50 favourite songs…. and 30 more (Y! Superblogger)

by Demola Rewaju Lighthouse Family – Ocean Drive: I loved the song. Then they used it for a cigarette advert ...

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