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BNXN is Smoking Hot on Bad Since ‘97

BNXN arrives with his sophomore EP, Bad Since ‘97. Earlier this month, he teased a peek into the EP on social media by announcing producers such as Denzel, Sak Pase, and Ts Boy that worked with him on the project. The EP is a long-awaited one as fans had been gearing up to fully dive […]

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Live Performances a Requisite of Afrobeats Excellence

Live performances are immutable parts of Nigerian music culture. The days of avant-garde personalities like Lijadu Sisters, the Hykkers, Victor Olaiya, Bobby Benson, the Funkees, and of course, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti set the standards for live performances and championed them in ways that serve as solid references. From their instrumentals, choreographies, varieties of intricate rhythmic figurations, […]

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Asake Drops Another Hit Titled “Terminator”

Our resident Mr Money and Nigerian superstar, Asake, dropped a new record on August 19th, 2022, which he calls, “Terminator”. Prior to the release, Asake had previously teased a snippet of the song on social media, sending fans into a frenzy. The song booms with the captivating vocals of Asake and takes a masterful upbeat […]

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5 Hit Songs on Native Sound System’s NativeWorld

NATIVE Network’s musical collective, NATIVE Sound System recently released a 15-track debut compilation album: NATIVEWORLD. The project features top-notch Nigerian artists both in the country and the diaspora from the likes of Teezee to Odunsi (The Engine), Boj, Gabzy, Joyce Olong, Ayra Starr, Show Dem Camp, Obongjayar, Cruel Santino, Lady Donli, Azanti, Deto Black, NSG, […]

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Mavin Records’ Newest Sensation, Bayanni, Comes with a Hot EP

Just a few days ago, Mavin Records unveiled a new, young talent known as Bayanni. Taking to social media, Don Jazzy, the frontman of Mavin, wrote, “It’s that time again when we bring to you another young talent from the Mavin Academy. Meet BAYANNI. He has gone through a series of defining moments and is […]

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Classic Bops by Nigerian Artists with Fela Samples

Fela Anikulapo Kuti can be described as many things: a rebel, a radical, a revolutionary, a non-conformist. But in all things, there is no doubt that the man lives on as a legend in the music world. As the pioneer of Afrobeat, he left an indelible mark on the ways that music has been revolutionised […]

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Chocolate City’s Tar1q Stuns on Debut EP — Son of the Moon

New Chocolate City signee, TAR1Q, debuts with an impressive EP, Son of the Moon (S.O.T.M). The project features appearances from stars like Blaqbonez and Ria Sean and is a collection of five tracks which demonstrates the genre of Neo-Afro that the artist claims as his distinct sound. Neo-afro, as a genre of music, is described […]

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Kehinde Arrives with a New single “Hennessy”

  Nigerian artist, Kehinde, unveils his second release of this year, 2022, which he captions “Hennessy”. The song is infused with his distinct Fuji/Apala vocals and Afrobeats instrumentation blended with copacetic melodies to create a perfect record depicting the renaissance stage of Nigerian music. Tinged with sybaritic motifs, the song focuses on having a positive […]

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The Pros of Stan Culture in the Nigerian Music Industry

In 2000, Eminem released a song titled “Stan” featuring Dido. The song explored the nuances involved in parasocial relationships between artists and their fans. Since then, the word “Stan” has been popularly used to describe behavioral traits like obsession and full-on worship expressed by overzealous fans towards their artists. However, throughout the history of stan […]

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5 Iconic Nigerian Artiste-Producer Duos

Nigerian artists are putting in a lot of work to constantly supply us with songs that entertain, educate and even motivate us. They are also instrumental in pushing Nigerian music to the global market for worldwide consumption. However, while we’re commending these great artists, it is essential to give the skillful creatives working behind the […]