Nigerians are talking about the songs that made them fall in love with Nigerian music. What song did the trick for you?
People say Shakespeare is the best writer ever, but what does he know about “Shuku shaker, aya shoemaker”? Please and please, let’s put some respect on our lyrical icon, Davido.
Nigerians rinsed Amapiano like crazy this year, so we decided to rank the best songs that dropped in 2021. And no, Ke Star remix is not number one.
What does it mean to be a man? Surely, it’s not one thing. It’s a series of little moments that add up. “Man Like” is a weekly Zikoko series documenting these moments to see how it adds up. It’s a series for men by men, talking about men’s issues. We try to understand what it means […]
Tekno — “Kata” Last year, after a few forgettable tracks, Tekno finally landed his first truly great banger in a while, “Skeletun”. Well, the afropop star seems to have done it again with his first single of 2020, “Kata”. Brilliantly produced by Phantom — the same beatsmith behind “Skeletun” — “Kata” is an infectious track […]
While the year in music started off rocky, a lot of our favourite stars have since come through with at least one banger. So, here are 10 singles from the first quarter of 2020 (January to March) that soared above the rest. Rema — “Beamer (Bad Boys)” 2019’s biggest breakout star, Rema started off 2020 […]
With the reported cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria rising, it’s time for us to play our parts in preventing further spread. So, we’ve curated 10 Nigerian songs that should help you remember just how serious this entire ordeal is. 1. Asa’s “Fire On The Mountain” Even though this song is over a decade old, it […]
Even though Rema only broke out less than a year ago, thanks to the well-deserved success of his eponymous debut EP, it legitimately feels like the Mavin Records signee has been around for a lot longer. With the sheer amount of quality content he’s put out since his big break — two follow-up projects and […]
Adekunle Gold — “Jore” ft. Kizz Daniel For the past year, Adekunle Gold has been on a mission to show off his range, and with every new release — be it a solo effort or an unexpected feature — he unveils an exciting new layer to his artistry. His first single of the year, the […]
Once you’ve seen one Nigerian music video about falling in love, you’ve seen them all. The stories are almost always the same, so we decided to see what we can learn about romance from some of them. The babe has to look uninterested. As a rule of thumb, the babe always has to be immensely […]
2019 gave us a bunch of exciting new stars, including Joeboy, Fireboy DML and Rema. So, as we all settle into 2020, we’ve decided to highlight 10 rising stars that we believe will dominate the music scene this year, based on their past work and unmistakable potential. Tems With the undeniable impact of “Try Me”, […]
How well do you know songs by Nigeria’s biggest and most beloved stars? Can you tell which artist sang (or rapped) which words? Well, if you’re feeling confident, this quiz is here to test your knowledge. Go ahead:
2019 had a ton of great Nigerian albums, courtesy of big-name stars like Burna Boy and rising phenoms like Lady Donli. While all of these releases came with solid singles, all of them still have non-singles that are worthy of our attention as well. Burna Boy’s “Wetin Man Go Do” (African Giant) Burna Boy’s Grammy-nominated […]
Stars like Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage and Davido have been doing it for years, but do you have what it takes to orchestrate an afropop hit? Well, all you have to do is pick your artists, producer, co-writer and video director, and we’ll let you know if your song flops or not. Go ahead:
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