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EUPHORIA – PSYCHO YP

YP’s brilliance is no longer in question as he renders this subtle hip-hop/trap single with zero features. Similar to popular culture with just one verse inserted between with chorus’s on each side, YP virtually describes how long he has been grinding since 2006, setting up studio, and feeling like he is closer to success every […]

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ROOTS – THE CAVEMEN

Looking to travel through modern Igbo highlife down a cave of rooted message with deft guitars and a masterful rhythm selection? Here’s The Cavemen with their debut album – ROOTS. The bands ‘Afrocentric influenced’ 16-track album conveys a refined feeling of rhythmic movement and balance popularly tagged as ‘Oyorima’ of Igbo culture.  The brothers and […]

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FIREFLIES – TWISS TOSIN (FEAT. DAVID MELI)

An Afro-Soul record, Twiss Tosin releases his second single of the year – ‘Fireflies’ featuring David Meli. Produced by Johnson IP, the artist aims to capture his emotions in a song while expressing heartfelt feelings through seemingly semi-corny but deep and thoughtful lyrics. Distinct flow, smooth transitions and impeccable carriage are similar themes of the record. Twiss’s choice […]

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SMOKE AND DUST (EP) – AQUARIOS FT. SAMVSTHEKIDS

The ‘Smoke and Dust’ joint EP with Aquarios and Samvsthekids presents the sounds of the often overlooked underground alternative talent. Exhaustive production, coupled with diverse songwriting backed up by fiery attitudes captures almost the entirety of this project from the duo. This 4-tracked EP holds “Teju”, “House of Fear”, “What She Said”, and “Werewolves” (a bonus track). […]

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SONGS OF THE DAY: YHEMHI, DARK RUBY

DARK RUBY – ON YOU Singer, songwriter, dancer – Dark Ruby releases new single ‘On You’. The rhythm and soul artiste produces a sensual experience for listeners backed by grotesque visuals alike. The 3-minute ride depicts the singers range in her songwriting with seamless transitioning from chorus, to hook, and verse. Rounded up with poetry, […]

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SONGS OF THE DAY: AYO BUSARI, DEOYE

AYO BUSARI – HOLD SOMETHING (feat. ODUN) Ayo Busari aims to render a subtle harmony on ‘Hold Something’ featuring Odun. A possible serenade to his ambitions, the 4-minute track is powered by some serious pianokeys. The artiste highlights his independence and cautiousness while chasing his dream.  Acknowledging the ‘hustle’, Ayo also equally advocates for enjoyment […]

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SONGS OF THE DAY: REMA, TJK

REMA – GINGER ME 3 minutes of smooth sailing as Rema struts his stuff on new Afro-beat single “Ginger Me”. The 20-year-old BET nominated prodigy continues to display core genre melding ability. An obvious love song, he preaches endless romance to his love interest and resilience in pursuit of her heart. This banger from the […]

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EXPLORING GREY AREAS WITH 4-TRESS

4-Tress (pronounced four-trezz) the Nigerian born US based rapper is a hip-hop/rap student, the kind that walks down the street freestyling with headphones plugged in, always prepped to battle in public, studies fellow hip-hop legends, and isolates every now and then with countless bars running his mind patiently waiting to hop on a mic. On […]

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EVE BOUNCE REMIX – YUNG L (feat. WIZKID)

Yung L hardly ever disappoints. Feel free to take that away as introduction. On this reggae-dancehall record, he teams up with Starboy Wizkidto usher listeners into a familiar vibe on Eve Bounce Remix. While most may tend to have never even heard the original due to Yung L’s ‘underrated’ nature, this collab feature with the […]

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THE ART OF SELF-PROMOTION: A STUDY BASED ON NEW SCHOOL ARTISTES; BLAQBONEZ & OXLADE

The Nigerian music space is as volatile as it’s ever been, and rapidly evolving every day. Put simply, there’s no one-size-fits-all to ‘blow’ in here. Artistes and labels alike are embracing more contemporary strategies to promote music, especially through social media – as techniques that would work barely three to five years ago could almost […]