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Playboy is Ongoing Proof of Fireboy’s Talent

After much anticipation, Fireboy DML unveils his third studio album, Playboy, on August 5th, 2022. The album takes on a fluid blend of Afrobeats with R&B melodies, reggae/dancehall elements and pop sounds. For Playboy, Fireboy collaborates with big acts from Nigeria and across the world like Ed Sheeran, Asake, Chris Brown, Shenseea, and Rema. The […]

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5 Fast-rising Female Rappers in Nigeria

Even though women have functioned as integral to the growth of Hip-Hop, rap has always been a male-dominated genre. In Nigeria where hip-hop struggles to avoid succumbing to the mainstream, up-beat genre of Afrobeats, the ratio of female rappers thins out more. However, in recent days, women are demanding inclusion through hard work and their […]

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Gyakie’s MY DIARY is a Tender Documentation of Love

About two years after the release of her debut EP, SEED, Ghanaian songstress, Gyakie, stuns everyone with another EP titled, MY DIARY, released on July 22nd, 2022. The project is a 6-track collection of Gyakie’s sonic abilities and her dexterity at mashing up different tunes for an intriguing listening experience. The album is loaded with […]

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PORTABLE A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN THE CITY OF CONTENTION

Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable or Dr Zeh, has become an ubiquitous sensation in the Nigerian music landscape. Since the release of “ZaZoo Zeh“, a street-pop banger featuring Olamide, Portable has enjoyed nationwide popularity, fame, and a considerable volume of magnanimity from major frontmen in the country and yonder. “ZaZoo Zeh” contributed hugely to […]

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PRODUCERS WHO ARE DIRECTING THE FUTURE OF MUSIC IN NIGERIA

  Music in Nigeria is a hot-spot that everyone is willing to tap into. With Afrobeats gaining global attention, Nigerian artists are working harder to ensure that they remain suspended at the peak of relevance. However, at the base of these exciting happenings are the amazing producers who put in all the technical work to […]

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The Cris de Coeur of Omah Lay’s Boy Alone

As promised, Omah Lay dropped Boy Alone, his heavily anticipated debut album, on July 15th, 2022. The album contains featured appearances from Tay Iwar and Justin Bieber and comprises fourteen tracks with all of them taking on a mid-tempo cadence. According to Omah Lay, “Boy Alone” was his father’s name, and a loose metaphor for […]

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STRAFFITTI CATCHES UP WITH NEW EP “BAD BITCH SUPPLY”

Popular rapper and designer, Straffitti, dives back into the music scene with a sharp EP which he dubs: “Bad Bitch Supply”. The project is a 6-track multi-genre EP that combines elements of Afropop, dancehall, and trap to form a Big Bang phenomenon. “Nonstop” and “Run Down” are instant bops that lead listeners straight from progressive […]

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FIVE (5) ALBUMS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2022

OMAH LAY 2022 has been a great year in the Nigerian music industry. Awards have been won, amazing performances have been recorded, and Afrobeats keeps thriving. Plus, over the span of the first quarter, we have enjoyed stellar album/EP releases from stars like Adekunle Gold, Falz, Naira Marley, Rema, BOJ, Santi, ObongJayar, Victony, and just […]

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LOVE, DAMINI IS EVERYTHING BURNA BOY MEANT IT TO BE

On July 2nd, 2022, Burna boy turned 31 and in true birthday fashion, he gifted his large number of global fans a steaming release of his sixth studio album which he signed off with — Love, Damini. The album is a bulky receptacle of 19 tracks that perfectly illuminates Burna Boy’s mould as an Afro-fusion […]

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FIVE (5) AFRO-SOUL ARTISTS TO CHECK OUT

The music industry in Africa has been overtaken by mainstream sounds such as Afrobeats, Amapiano, Hip-Hop, etc, which are firmly fixed on the superior spots. However, some African R&B artists are carving a niche for themselves in the vast ecosystem of music and delving into sounds that envelope a spectrum of the elements of Afrobeats, […]