Let’s be real, the music from 2022 slapped harder than the aftertaste of the best agbalumo you’ve ever had. Asake, Wizkid and Rema took us to the dancefloor. Asa, Victony and CKay made us fall in love, while Omah Lay and Obongjayar had us deep in our feelings. It was a great year for Nigerian […]
From Lagos to Atlanta, fans never stop comparing and pitting their faves against each other. Just like Rihanna can’t beat the Beyoncé comparisons 17 years into her awe-inspiring career, Davido still gets Wizkid comparisons daily despite just a year between their debut. Similarly, Seyi Shay was compared to Tiwa Savage when she came out with […]
Tems wasn’t playing in 2019 when she told us not to try her. Tems first caught our attention in 2019 with her defiant hit, Try Me. Since then, she’s blown up big time, moving from an underrated alté artiste to one of Nigeria’s biggest afrobeats exports.Whether it’s dropping songs of the summer back-to-back, with Essence […]
I hate to be one of those people, but while I appreciate the wide range of Afrobeats at the moment, a part of me is still nostalgic about the songs and artistes who raised me. I’ve been listening to some of them again recently, so I decided to give them their flowers and do a […]
If you’re a chronic gamer, movie watcher or timeline scroller you probably know the 11 songs in this article. Our source? “We no fit lie give you”.
Ajebutter 22 is not your mate when it comes to this alté music thing; that man is your daddy. Way before artistes like Cruel Santino, Odunsi the Engine and Tems helped make alté music and culture popular, Ajebutter was dropping bangers people didn’t quite get but still loved. With his new album, Soundtrack to the […]
At just 22 years old, it’s safe to say T.I Blaze is living his best life. When he dropped his breakout single, Sometimes, in August 2021, with lyrics like “Steady grindin wan tire me” and “When no one to ginger me, I ginger myself,” TI Blaze put into words what most Nigerians were feeling after […]
Wizkid has hinted that he’s going on a tour with Davido. *screaming* Even though Big W hasn’t given us a date or a list of locations yet, I’ve taken it upon myself to create a setlist. Are you really a fan if you don’t help your faves plan every aspect of their lives? Let’s get […]
After years of “Are they friends?” or “Are they beefing?” Wizkid and Davido are finally working together. And no, it’s not a song; it’s a freaking tour. What God cannot do does not exist for real. With two of Nigeria’s biggest stars burying the past under a concert stage, it’s time for other “beefing” celebrities […]
If you dream of being a rapper and don’t know how to tell your Nigerian parents, this article is for you. If not, you might want to read something else and be blessed. Now, my future rap kings and queens, let’s get into these tips. Tell them you want to rap for Christ So many […]
We all love Mavin’s “Won Da Mo”, but do you remember when Burna Boy dropped a song with the same title back in 2013?
2022 was for Asake, but we have a strong feeling 2023 will be the year of artistes like Seyi Vibez, Bayanni, Odumodublvck and Ugoccie.
Brymo masking tribalism as “I want what’s best for Nigerians” wasn’t how we expected 2023 to start. What’s going on?
One of my biggest personality traits, outside of not drinking beer, was my “I don’t listen to K-pop” line. But now, I’m here to testify that I’ve seen the light and K-pop slaps with vim. One thing I’ve realised since I started listening to K-pop at the end of 2022 is, from R&B to punk […]
So our employers expect us to return to work after the Christmas and New Year break? After almost three weeks of sleeping and enjoying Detty December, it’s time for us to do the work we agreed to in our employment contracts. But how do you find ginger to work when what you really want to […]
The first time I ever listened to a SZA song — and by listened, I mean consumed every word and melody like it was Glover Court suya — was when I heard Drew Barrymore in 2017. Coming out of nowhere, as if mid-conversation, SZA’s voice starts Drew Barrymore by asking, “Why is it so hard […]
Collaborations between Nigerian and foreign artists don’t surprise us anymore. But after 2021 gave us Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran’s Peru, Tiwa Savage and Brandy’s Somebody’s Son, and Wizkid, Tems and Justin Bieber’s Essence, the pressure for 2022 to deliver was definitely on another level. Did 2022 deliver? Check out this ranking of some of […]
So much new music is released that it’s hard for even the most loyal fans to wade through the crows to find gems to listen to. But that’s where I come in with #BumpThis — our Friday series recommending new songs by and featuring Nigerians you absolutely need to hear. Here are my picks for […]
There’s a lot of music in circulation these days (like, A LOT), so maybe I shouldn’t blame you for not consuming everything that dropped in 2022. From Asa’s triumphant return with V to Burna Boy’s moments of introspection on Love, Damini, the music scene was popping like crazy. But in case your playlist got drowned […]
Seyi Vibez was forced to make a difficult decision barely two weeks before his debut album, Billion Dollar Baby, was released to the public at the start of November . His manager informed him the remix of one of his songs, C Major, with Tiwa Savage, would have to be removed from the album (and […]
Dear Grammys, Wizkid and Burna Boy are not the only Nigerian artists. Asake, Obongjayar, Asa, Show Dem Camp and everyone else on this list ate in 2022. How far?
Something must kill a man and for Wizkid, that thing is bumbum. Here’s what we think about his new album “More Love, Less Ego” after listening to it for the first time.
Let’s tell you what the new songs from Burna Boy, Rema, Fireboy DML and CKay on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sounds like, and which songs you need on your playlist ASAP.
It’s true Kizz Daniel has no bad songs, but can we also agree some of his lyrics are problematic AF?
Rihanna is back and we’ve never been happier. We can bet you’ll feel all these emotions listening to her new song, Lift Me Up.
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