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23 May 2021
Fast rising Nigerian singer, Joshua Solomon, also known as Whizmorney, is set to launch his new single.
27 Apr 2021
Nigerian American actor and businessman, Olaniyi Daniel Adedeji, alias Lordmansamusa, is a great fan of Afrobeats and he did not hide it. Neither did he hide his affection for Nigeria’s Afrobeats superstar, Davido, as he recently posted the picture he took with the Assurance singer on Twitter and followed it up a few days later…
3 Apr 2021
An Afrobeats documentary film produced by filmmaker and culture custodian, Ayo Shonaiya, has been released. Titled Afrobeats: The Back Story, the film, which was powered by Boomplay — music and video streaming cum download service platform.
31 Mar 2021
Dimeji David Ogaosun also known as Dimi Keye was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria “The heart of Afro beats”. He is the 7th out of 9 kids. The fashion lover has been into music since when he was 11 years old but he started professionally in 2020. He describes himself as a simple person…
25 Jul 2020
From Marlians to Wizkid FC, Afrobeats fandoms are contributing to the globalisation of the sound, even if some might consider them overly obsessive.
21 Jul 2020
It is no longer news or debatable in any form that Nigerian home-brewed genre of music, Afrobeats has secured its place as an item on the world's menu of music. But since nothing truly lasts forever concerns have been expressed in different quarters as to the future of the genre. But African American Richardine Bartee,…
16 Jun 2020
As Western interest in music from Africa has exploded over the last five years, the rhetoric from many of the continent’s leading stars has emphasized the urgency for unity among musicians and practitioners in the music ecosystem. The words have rarely if ever, transcended to the actual music-making itself for a multiplicity of reasons; but…
21 Feb 2020
Last week, Burna Boy took to Twitter in a now-deleted post about how no one has paved way for him as an artiste and this generated different reactions from people on the platform; both fellow artistes and fans. However, in a recent video interview, veteran Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem has accused the African Giant of…
2020 Grammy Awards
29 Jan 2020
Nigerian superstar musician, Burna Boy recently lost out to  Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo at the 62nd Grammy Awards under the World Music category. Many music lovers especially Nigerians were left disappointed with Burna Boy failing to clinch the award although many also expressed the opinion that Kidjo's win is a well-deserved one. In her reaction,  supermodel…
6 Dec 2019
As far as it has travelled, Nigerian music hasn't enjoyed the smoothest journey. Its transition from a catchy mix of western and local genres into an in-demand global sound has been plagued by an Achilles' Heel; the lack of infrastructure. Legal disputes borne out of hastily made "Whatsapp" deals have broken the internet and Instablog9ja on more than one occasion. Few venues in Nigeria can host a music festival. And year after year, artists and fans alike are robbed by the sheer scarcity of resources they need to deliver and enjoy the best experience.
10 Oct 2019
Wherever Afrobeats or Nigerian music is discussed in the world, one of the names likely to come up is Wizkid. His global chart-topping music is often cited as the reference point for African music. Now the 29-year-old Nigerian singer is set to launch a music streaming app. Wizkid made this announcement in response to a…
31 Jul 2019
The Afrobeats movement is rapidly gaining momentum across the globe. The African birthed pop sub-genre is sweeping across the world like a tidal wave and now Australia is about to feel the wave. This October, Wizkid alongside Yemi Alade and Tanzanian songwriter/dancer Harmonize would headline the 1Dance Africa concert series in Australia. The concert series will…

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