Tag: The Music Blog

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EditorJuly 22, 2018

Your playlist need an upgrade? We’ve got you covered with this list

If you’re anything like me, then you love to discover new music. Not that everyday afropop ‘tungba tungba’ pop singles ...

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EditorMarch 30, 2018

Brymo wore a thong and threw your faves into a tizzy

There are many things you can say about singer Brymo, but one thing we can all agree on is that ...

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EditorMarch 7, 2018

Determined to shake tables, Replete Music is bringing Kobalt Music Publishing to Lagos

Clearly, the Nigerian music industry is desperately struggling with finding ways to convert the fame and attention in-demand artists get ...

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EditorJanuary 26, 2018

The Music Blog: These performances from The Black Girls Glow concert will knock your socks off

One of the biggest things to come out of Ghana last year, long before movements like #TimesUp and #MeToo championed ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 27, 2017

Concert Review: Wizkid came home alright, just don’t call it a concert

It is with a sense of national pride that Nigerians watched Wizkid take his material from Ojuelegba in Lagos state, ...

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musicblogDecember 25, 2017

The Music Blog: Diplo’s Jingle bell remix of Big Shaq’s “Mans not hot” is the only good thing out there this season

December has not been kind to a lot of people in these parts. While the rest of the world carried ...

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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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musicblogDecember 11, 2017

[The Music Blog] Vector has some bars on SARS and the Libyan slave trade

M.I’s “You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life” may not have had the instrumental impact the Short Black Boy wanted ...

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EditorNovember 29, 2017

Concert Review: #SeeMeLive shows Simi has much work to do

by Wilfred Okiche   December is upon us and so are the glut of music concerts usually reserved until the ...

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musicblogNovember 26, 2017

[The Music Blog] It turns out Don Jazzy did produce music for Kanye West

Hey Don Jazzy, you’re still famous in Hollywood. On the latest episode of Storyville, a short animated webseries by TBS, ...

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musicblogNovember 16, 2017

[The Music Blog] ‘4 Ma Peepz On This Side’, a speculative playlist for Wizkid

Despite coming up short in terms of character (most of the time), Wizkid prides himself on his ‘humble’ love for ...

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musicblogOctober 28, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Falz is still missing the point of this whole Yahoo-Yahoo thing

Despite the mixed reactions to Falz calling out the Yahoo-Yahoo culture earlier this year, the rapper remains unyielding on his ...

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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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musicblogAugust 31, 2017

[The Music Blog] YCee’s explosive Twitter rant and how middlemen are still gaming the industry

A digital era of online stores and streaming is expected to usher in new transparency in music sales and distribution. ...

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musicblogAugust 29, 2017

[The Music Blog] Mr Eazi continues to strategically remain everywhere with “2 People” remix

Over the weekend Mr Eazi performed at Creamfields 2017, a dance music music festival hosted in the UK. He took ...

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musicblogAugust 29, 2017

[The Music Blog] Bridging the gap between Afropop and the Caribbean music

Even before the arrival of MTV and the internet, music traveled far and wide to be soaked up by different ...

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musicblogAugust 28, 2017

[The Music Blog] The Kokomaster strategy and how D’banj stays winning

A look at D’banj’s interview on Apple Beats 1 radio Ebro Darden would glean pretty much all the things we ...

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musicblogAugust 27, 2017

[The Music Blog] Dear New Age artists, aesthetics are cool but we need content too

We have to admit that as millennials, we all want shorter, snappier and good content. Actually, we’ve long admitted that ...

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musicblogAugust 25, 2017

The Music Blog: About Yemi Alade’s strategic reinventions and the pop star pitfall

In the summer of 2013, Effyzzie Records released a low-budget video for Yemi Alade’s global hit single, “Johnny” off her ...

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musicblogAugust 15, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: Simi’s Joromi is a masterclass of many ideas

It’s hard to imagine Simi herself does not know she’s one of the most prolific Afropop songwriters of her time, ...

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musicblogAugust 14, 2017

The Music Blog: Anticipating Davido’s great Sony album

A few hours ago, Davido shared a Snapchat photo with a caption that suggests the singer is finally wrapping up ...

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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 ...

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musicblogAugust 2, 2017

[The Music Blog] What everyone (including Wizkid) got wrong about Sounds From The Other Side

“That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind”, I think of first-movers like Wizkid in the ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJuly 15, 2017

[The Music Blog] What makes a person a One Hit Wonder? | The curious case of Morachi, Gino and Klever Jay

The Summer of 2007 brought with it the super catchy and super sexual Hapuya like that. Released by industry newcomer ...

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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 ...

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musicblogJune 21, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: “As E Dey Hot” featuring Flavour by Dj Xclusive

There are a few tenable ways to define DJ Xclusive’s latest single “As E Dey Hot”, but nothing sounds more ...

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musicblogJune 3, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Could Dammy Krane’s arrest be a publicity stunt?

It was not so long ago when a mugshot of SauceKid taken by American authorities surfaced online. The tabloid headlines ...

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musicblogMay 27, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Wait a minute, did American singer Pia Mia jack Phyno’s song?

With years of covers by Olu Maintain and uncredited sampling by P-Square in Nigeria music history, who knew the day ...

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musicblogMay 26, 2017

[The Music Blog]: “Wavy Level” is an all familiar Olamide on a new wave

Of out of touch celebrities and superstar level artists who have outgrown the need for local support, Olamide falls into ...

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musicblogMay 15, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Tekno, Runtown and the life span of a sound wave

Last year marked the beginning of an unprecedented rise for Tekno and Runtown. Both artists have steadily remained in rotation ...

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