Tag: Music

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EditorDecember 15, 2018

Best New Music: The Official Video for Chief Daddy’s theme song just dropped

With Chief Daddy now out in all cinemas, EbonyLife Films has revealed the music video to the ‘Famzy Anthem’, a ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 16, 2018

Here’s our pick of the best Naija songs of the 2000’s.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, back to the golden age of Nigerian music, where more than two artists ...

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YNaija NewsRoomJuly 9, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Music is always political and protest music especially so

Falz’s This Is Nigeria seems to have become the de-facto counterpoint to Childish Gambino’s genre-bending self-examination as a black musician ...

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EditorJuly 5, 2018

How digital is helping the growth of Nigeria’s music industry

‘They wanted to laugh, they wanted to cry, they wanted to dance. I serviced them. I met the market’’ Irving ...

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SponsorJune 5, 2018

Facebook announces new music features on ‘Live’

Facebook is sharing the first updates from its partnership deal with music companies around the world – an agreement aimed ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 15, 2018

The Thread: “Wizkid is sabotaging his destiny” “He can’t be the face of Afrobeats” | Wizkid fails to show up at #Coachella and Twitter NG throws a fit

One of the biggest musical events in the world took place last night and Wizkid was billed to perform alongside ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 20, 2018

[The Film Blog] Kehinde Bankole, Bisola Aiyeola become frenemies in the trailer for Music, Friendship, Conflict (MFC)

Music, Friendship, Conflict is the upcoming musical drama from writer and prolific filmmaker Biodun Stephen, known for films like Picture ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJanuary 4, 2018

LONGREAD: Does globalisation strip Nigerian musicians of their identities?

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

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SponsorDecember 21, 2017

MTN Foundation Muson Donor Concert: A night to remember for music lovers

It was a night of pleasure and top-notch classical music for guests at the MTN Foundation MUSON School of Music’s ...

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EditorDecember 15, 2017

[The Music Blog] G-Worldwide Entertainment wants you to know Kiss Daniel is a liar and they have receipts to prove it

Artists and label feuds are so delightfully petty. It is where all the false figures the artist has bandied around ...

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EzinneOctober 23, 2017

“You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives”: MI needs to do just that too

by Umar Hassan   Two things to take out of MI’s You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life: SA rappers ...

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ToluSeptember 26, 2017

This is why we blame Jude Okoye for the Psquare saga

Two singing brothers and an older brother who manages them are the talk of town today for all the wrong ...

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ToluSeptember 26, 2017

Psquare Saga: Is Peter Okoye doing something wrong?

You may have seen the “all mighty” video of the Okoye brothers – Paul, Peter and Jude – screaming loudly ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 23, 2017

Reno Omokri: How Nigeria conquered The Seychelles

by Reno Omokri For the past four days, I have been holidaying in The Seychelles, a beautiful Island with beautiful ...

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musicblogSeptember 20, 2017

[The Music Blog] Davido and Orange Culture are crossing new landmarks with the Capsule Collection

It has long been the dream of music industry players to be beneficiaries of the wins of a functioning ecosystem ...

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ToluSeptember 19, 2017

5 reasons we don’t care about Psquare’s rumoured fight

If we all can just start perceiving Paul and Peter Okoye’s constant social media bickering as mere sibling rivalry and ...

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musicblogSeptember 19, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: There is a naughty secret on Niniola’s new single “Sicker”

Through sleeper hits and cheeky Afropop that wouldn’t be so distinct if it was any other singer, Niniola has leveled ...

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ToluSeptember 12, 2017

#TheVoiceNigeria: We managed to scrape these five okay performances from the quarterfinals

On Sunday night, we watched The Voice Nigeria contestants battle for a place on the semifinals of the competition while ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 11, 2017

Pius Adesanmi: Don Williams – Fragments of memory

by Pius Adesanmi America invaded my formative years in Nigeria through culture, mainly books and music. Indian (Amitabh Bachchan!) and ...

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EzinneSeptember 11, 2017

The Thread: “You will soon unblow and go back to upcoming artiste” | TwitterNG uses Mr Eazi for barbecue

Mr Eazi has been taking flaming Ls on TwitterNG for saying that Nigerian musicians are now copying his style. In ...

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ToluSeptember 9, 2017

Who was Don Williams? | The ‘Gentle Giant’ of country music

On Friday night, news of the death of legendary country music singer, Don Williams spread to our part of the ...

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SponsorSeptember 9, 2017

Get ready Africa! Yemi Alade is back on Coke Studio Africa 5

For the fourth time running, one of Africa’s top female acts and two-time winner of the MTV Africa Music Awards ...

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SponsorAugust 31, 2017

The Beatz Awards call for entry

THE BEATZ AWARDSTM is here again for her annual award event, created to celebrate the creative minds behind music production, ...

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musicblogAugust 31, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: Timi Saurse reinvents the ethos of Afropop and RNB for “Tangerine”

With the incursion of UK’s crisply produced Afrobeats, much of what used to be Afropop RNB seems to be evolving ...

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SponsorAugust 18, 2017

Falz reveals beautiful things about Coke Studio Africa 2017

Award-winning Nigerian artist Falz famed for hits like “Jeje”, “Soft Work” and “Soldier” returns to Coke Studio Africa for a ...

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ToluAugust 16, 2017

WO! The streets called and Olamide answered

Won ni won wa wa n’igboro | Won ni won ti miss wa n’igboro  Translation: They say they’ve been searching ...

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AzeezAugust 13, 2017

I am the first rapper to make money off music in Nigeria – Ruggedman

Rapper, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popular known as Ruggedman has said many of the things he spoke about in his early ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 12, 2017

Ezinne Ukoha: Kechi Okwuchi is flawlessly making America great again

by Ezinne Ukoha For the past couple of months — I’ve received consistent updates about a young Nigerian woman — ...

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SponsorAugust 10, 2017

Tee Jewel drops Get Loose

Riding off the positive reception to Control, his recently released single, Tee Jewel, AbOriginal Music’s lover boy, returns with yet ...

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ToluAugust 6, 2017

#TheVoiceNigeria: Ain’t nobody badder than Bada, Wolei toh bad, Glowrie and everyone who stole tonight’s show

Someone must have saved the best for tonight. From six performances, two steals, one indecisive judge, one smart judge and ...

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