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21 Aug
The history of the Afrobeat movement in Nigeria will be incomplete without a mention of Pa Tajudeen Olalekan Animashaun (Baba Ani), the baritone sax player, vocalist, composer
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16 May
Our take from the previous week? It rained marriages and breakups and boy did we get more than we bargained for. From the revealed tiny details of celebrities private lives to revelations that made our jaws drop. Catch up on all the stories of the previous week: Giving love another chance Who else saw this…
12 May
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has lost out in the race to become an inductee of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation today announced the new inductees of the 2021 class; Jay-Z, the Foo Fighters, The Go-Go's, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, and Tina Turner. Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s…
14 Feb
Well, hi there! The Sunday we have been looking forward to is finally here. As much as we were invested in making things more interesting, we couldn’t just miss the drama that came with the previous week. Catch up on all the trendy stories of last week: Hits Sanni Goriola, better known as Lil Frosh,…
16 Jan
Fela Kuti's youngest son, Seun Kuti has requested to register his father's political party, Movement of the People (MOP). Seun, who is a Grammy-nominated musician, shared a photograph copy of a letter addressed to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission on his Twitter page. The subject of the letter reads: "REQUEST FOR LIST…
Falz Johnny
10 Nov 2020
In the wake of the #EndSARS protests, Nigerian rapper Falz has shared the music video to his single "Johnny" which he dedicates to victims of police brutality. The Afro hip hop track infused with a sample from "J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop) by Fela Kuti tackles insecurity and reckless killings in Nigeria. On the second verse…
1 Nov 2020
‘Music has to be for revolution. Music is the weapon.’ - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Music is one of Nigeria’s biggest exports. Seeing the adequate potential, and a means for vast revenue, industry giants, streaming and music discovery services joined the movement that is “Nigerian Music To The World”, all armed with the sole aim of giving…
17 Oct 2020
"One day go be one day, one day go be one day, those wey dey steal money for government, one day go be one day," Fela prophetically sings on "Army Arrangement". It appears these are the beginning of those days as young Nigerians take to the streets in the ongoing #EndSARS protests demanding an end…
15 Oct 2020
Music is one of the expressive mediums that has given a voice to the long-overdue struggle to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). “For many years, SARS has become identified with a dark cloud of terror as a series of well-documented cases of abuse including extortion, torture, harassment and extra-judicial murder have moved from being…
30 Sep 2020
Self-proclaimed "African Giant," Burna Boy has turned down an invitation by Nigerian politician and activist Omoyele Sowore to join in an anti-government protest on October 1st. Nigeria is set to celebrate her 60th independence day on October 1, Sowore and his group are planning a nationwide protest on October 1, to demand the government's accountability…
23 Aug 2020
When Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died, a part of the Nigerian music scene and indeed, the world nursed a heartache and the death of music, the type that stirs your soul and not just your feet. Fela was not just a harbinger of hope to the average Nigerian living in the military era, he was to a…
27 May 2020
Following the death of Tony Allen on 30th of April, 2020, many media houses highlighted his achievements, most especially his contribution to Afrobeat. With headlines such as “Tony Allen: 'World's greatest drummer' and “Afrobeat pioneer dies” by the BBC and “Tony Allen, Drummer Who Created the Beat of Afrobeat, Dies at 79” by The New…

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