Tag: Nigerian Music

Op-ed EditorJuly 17, 2017

Good could have been better: A review of Wizkid’s Sounds From The Other Side

by Umar Hassan   Who releases a 12 track EP in 2017?.A Nigerian musician; Wizkid to be precise.Perhaps this was ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 12, 2017

Opinion: Nigerian Music needs an evolution

by Gboyega Adeoya   The entertainment industry in Nigeria is not properly set up as has been mentioned on different ...

EzinneJuly 5, 2017

The Thread: “At least he did not record song with Drake via Whatsapp voice note” | Shots fired on Twitter NG over Wizkid’s tweet

Recall when Wizkid said this in an interview? https://twitter.com/GidiTrendNG/status/882539172665413634 Yea, he lied through his freaking teeth. Dude has had an ...

EzinneJune 30, 2017

The Thread: This Phyno-Ice Prince-Hushpuppi clash is prime entertainment

What do you do when you have a few million naira in the bank and homesickness? look for trouble, that’s ...

Op-ed EditorJune 24, 2017

“Internet fraud has taken over Nigerian music” | 10 things we learned from Ayomide Tayo’s eye-opening article

Still on the front burner of social media conversation is the advice Falz gave his fellow music artistes: quit selling ...

EzinneJune 23, 2017

The Thread: “Yahoo is collecting money for abortion when you’re not pregnant” | Twitter NG’s hilarious definitions of Yahoo Yahoo

Are you ready for an education? Take a seat, Twitter NG has your back. Perhaps you’ve lived in Nigeria all ...

EzinneJune 23, 2017

The Thread: “Music is not to blame for Nigerian children turning to Yahoo”, Funmi Iyanda chides

Nigerians love a good fight, even if about irrelevant things, like whether Falz was right to say that musicians should ...

Op-ed EditorJune 8, 2017

The Media Blog: We just spent 30 minutes watching Trace Naija and our view of Nigerian music is dim

“Tu-ku-tu-ku-tu-tu” ‘Feelings’, by Mr Eazi, something we can’t be bothered to remember by Kcee, and ‘Yawa’ by Tekno, amongst others. ...

musicblogMay 25, 2017

[The Music Blog]: The Nigerian music grind and why secret reason talent is secondary to fame

For those of us who have decided to make the analysis and study of contemporary Nigerian music a craft, one ...

Op-ed EditorMay 15, 2017

Feyi Fawehinmi: Iskelebete and the history that is not written

by Feyi Fawehinmi I was at the One Africa Music Fest in London the other day. No point rehashing the ...

musicblogApril 17, 2017

The Music Blog: What Nigerian artists can learn from Kendrick Lamar’s dedication to Aesthetics

At the heart of pop royalty rapper, Kendrick Lamar has made a place for himself as both messiah and revolutionary ...

Op-ed EditorApril 14, 2017

Opinion: Why Wizkid needs to return home

by Otolorin Olabode Last year, Ayodeji Balogun better known by his stage name, Wizkid bought a house in L.A in ...

ToluFebruary 28, 2017

Is Mavin Records about to get its groove back with these new acts?

Yaay! Mavin activated! The hashtag that accompanied the three Instagram posts announcing Mavin Records new acts, Ladi Poe, DNA and ...

RoqeebahFebruary 5, 2017

Album Review: With Id Cabasa, 9ice fights back for creative relevancy

by Will Fred 9ice and Id Cabasa made sweet music in the past. Their union produced 9ice’s magnum opus, Gongo ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 3, 2017

Opinion: Blackface’s beef against 2Baba is justified

by Simon Utsu ‎ I read Blackface’s open attack on his cousin and former business partner, 2face a couple of ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 2, 2017

Isoken Aruede: Dear lover of music [NEXT]

by Isoken Aruede   Dear lover of music, I was once like you; top 40 on my playlist and up ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 12, 2017

The Thread: Might Mr Eazi have a point, though?

Music, generally, is fluid and dynamic and borrows from different cultures and places. This was the place Mr Eazi was ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 12, 2017

The Thread: Mr Eazi’s apologizes to Nigerians for his gaffe, but the response is mostly “sorry for yourself”

Stage name: Mr Eazi Real name: Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade Occupation: Musician Nationality: Nigerian He of the above bio began the explosive ...

AzeezJanuary 12, 2017

Mr Eazi heavily criticized for saying Ghanaian sounds influenced Nigerian music

Afropop singer, Mr Eazi whose real name is Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade has faced heavy criticism on Twitter after he asserted ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 11, 2017

The Church Blog: You should pay more attention to Obiwon

We got a copy of Obiwon’s latest album ‘Floodgates’ and we are totally in love. And it got us thinking: ...

RoqeebahJanuary 3, 2017

Still on the Matter: Shut up, the Headies is not Soundcity Awards’ mate

by Roqeebah Olaoniye The more accolades we have set up to recognize the outstanding work put in by outstanding artistes ...

ToluDecember 31, 2016

Opinion: 2017 goals | This is how the Nigerian music industry should evolve

by Adeoye Gboyega     So daiz how I now henter this their twitter of a tin. There was fuss ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 17, 2016

#YNaija2016Review: Who made the most disappointing album of 2016? See our list here

by Wilfred Okiche Spotlight- Reekado Banks It is no surprise that Spotlight isn’t quite the sum of its parts. Aside from Tiwa ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 7, 2016

The Thread: Are Yemi Alade’s songs really trash?

Yemi Alade has had a great year. She released an album- MAMA AFRICA, picked up the ‘Best Female Act’ awards ...

ToluNovember 3, 2016

Iyanya should be afraid of Tekno but he says we’re dumb so we’ll leave him be

Early on in the week, the news of Iyanya‘s new deal with Don Jazzy‘s Mavin records hit news sites, for the ...

ToluNovember 2, 2016

How come Olamide has never won any international awards?

Nigerian rap sensation, Olamide recently granted an interview and when the question about awards arose, here’s what he said: “If ...

AzeezOctober 21, 2016

Rapper Ycee signs deal with Sony Music

One of the waves of the moment, Ycee has signed a distribution deal with Sony Music Entertainment. Ycee becomes the ...

ToluOctober 19, 2016

IllBliss to showcase Illygaty: 7057 at 5ive Live – Hip Hop Sessions

Hip-hop pioneer and entrepreneur IllBliss is set to drop his 4th studio album Illygaty: 7057′ and as part of the ...

Oreoluwa PetersAugust 14, 2016

Where is Djinee?

If there was a song in 2004 that was a lover’s rock anthem, it was surely Ego by the talented ...

Oreoluwa PetersAugust 14, 2016

Opinion: Kcee do us a favour; stop singing!

by Simon Utsu I first got to listen to Ben E. King‘s classic “stand by me” as a kid whilst ...

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