15 Feb 2020
Erupting into 2019 with an explosive banger, Cash, an infectious upbeat bop that was dubbed song of the summer, Nigerian singer, Lady Donli, returns with a new song and music video Corner
3 Aug 2019
Dele Kadiri is the General Manager Boomplay, Africa’s largest music streaming website. In this interview with CHUKS NWANNE, he talks about music distribution in Africa, its challenges as well as the prospects.
2 Aug 2019
22 years later, Fela lives on. Today marks 22 years since musical icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, passed on. Well known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre, especially with his provocative music, Fela was a multi-instrumentalist, humans rights activist, political maverick, and revolutionary who was never afraid to stand up for his beliefs. He was one of…
2 Aug 2019
On this day in 1997, Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died, and we take a look into his life and achievements. Fela Anikulapo Kuti was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti to an Anglican reverend and a feminist. His mother, Chief Olufumilayo, was the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria. After his secondary education, he…
31 May 2019
We are in a simulation called Nigeria. Nothing is real, nothing holds actual value, not even human life. This simulation is looped with everything going in cycles.
24 May 2019
Nigerians love a great messiah. They long for a superman, a strongman, who would swoop in with fanfare and pomp, and rescue them from all the ills that plague them. That’s why Jesus Christ is very revered in the country, and his religion is such a potent force for good and evil in the country.…
30 Sep 2018
The recently held A Night With Femi Kuti saw the Afrobeat maestro take afrobeat enthusiasts on a rare musical journey outside the New Afrika Shrine. The four-time Grammy Awards nominee rendered a spectacular showdown and also highlighted songs from his latest album One People, One World. Below is a quick highlight of the event:
15 Sep 2018
Lovers of Afrobeat music are in for an exciting moment, as Sheraton Lagos Hotel has teamed up with Chocolate City Group to stage a special live concert with Femi Kuti in Lagos. Billed for September 22, the gig will see the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and four-time Grammy Award nominee, thrill music lovers and…
2 Aug 2018
Exactly twenty-one years ago, Nigeria’s Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti died, having reportedly contracted AIDS. But, his family said soldiers of the Nigerian government killed the singer and not the disease. Months ago, French President Emmanuel Macron was at the New Afrika shrine to celebrate African culture. He praised Fela for being more than a…
15 Jul 2018
When it comes to revolution and the arts, there has been no other in Nigeria like Fela Kuti. His persona and music addressed the state of the nation making powerful people uncomfortable – leading to threats, raids, arrests and even the death of his mother at the hands of the men sent by the state.…
2 Jul 2018
French leader Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday visit a nightclub founded by Nigerian music legend, Fela Kuti, becoming the first “real president” to enter a venue synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music.
6 Nov 2017
Haitian musician Wyclef Jean recently released a tribute to the late Nigerian Afrobeat icon, political and human rights activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, or that's what his track titled Fela Kuti suggests. Fela Kuti is a song off his forthcoming album Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee. Wyclef has now released the visuals…