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Naira Marley Hits the Stage of NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

In celebration of Black Music Month, NPR Tiny Desk Concerts enlists the famous Marlian president, Naira Marley as a recent addition to the live video series hosted by Bob Boilen. Naira Marley opens up his performance with a shout-out to his beloved fan base, hailing them, as usual, with “Marlians!” before launching into riveting acoustic […]

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Niniola’s “Want” is a Rhythmic Go-getter Anthem

It is almost impossible to discuss the lure of Afrobeats and its artistes without acknowledging the vibrant presence of Niniola. In her last album, Colours and Sounds, she flirts with the Amapiano sound. However, in her following EP, Lagos to Jozi, released in late 2021, the singer fully embraces Amapiano and presents her delectable dive […]

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+234 DRILL IS ON ITS WAY TO THE TOP

Nigeria enfolds different and newly migrated sounds in warm, receptive arms, housing a diverse range of fusion sounds. This has created a large repertoire of a variety of sounds explored in Nigeria including Drill rap. A scion of trap, Drill takes its roots from the South Side of Chicago in the early 2010s. However, the […]