Category: Next Rated

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Bernard DayoApril 16, 2021

Merry-Lynn returns with personal clarity on new single ‘Runaway’

Off her sophomore EP Runaway forthcoming this year, emerging soul singer-songwriter Merry-Lynn has released the lead single of the same ...

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Bernard DayoApril 10, 2021

Dara Blaxx on her debut EP ‘Arrhythmia’ and making music at her own pace

Last month saw emerging RnB and soul singer, Dara Blaxx, release her debut EP Arrhythmia, which spins tales of vulnerability, ...

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Bernard DayoApril 8, 2021

Cheque returns with new single ‘History’ featuring Fireboy DML

His first single of the year

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Bernard DayoApril 3, 2021

Remy Baggins on making music and getting inspiration from anime

Arriving the music scene with his debut mixtape VIV in 2016, Remy Baggins has always expressed a duality in singing ...

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Bernard DayoApril 2, 2021

Watch Victony’s horror-inspired video for ‘Maria’ featuring Falz

Emo/trap is in and Afrobeats is out. Just joking. Pink-haired teen singer-rapper Victony is perhaps trap’s youngest correspondent, arriving with ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 30, 2021

YNaija Next Rated: Discover Merry-Lynn, Phaemous, Brum3h and Jarell Ebuka

While the Nigerian music industry can be too fixated on big artistes, there has been a wellspring of new, promising ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 27, 2021

Jarell Ebuka on his new acoustic EP ‘Stripped’ and being an indie artiste

By the end of February, 2020, singer-songwriter Jarell Ebuka performed at London’s Sofa Sounds, an intimate acoustic concert with just ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 26, 2021

Ogranya isn’t slowing down with new club-ready EP ‘Treasure’

In keeping up with Project 52, Ogranya’s artistic plan to have music released weekly, the singer-songwriter is now out with ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 26, 2021

Gyakie releases sultry visuals for ‘Forever’ remix feat. Omah lay

Fast-rising Ghanaian singer Gyakie has just released the visuals of Forever remix featuring promising Afrobeats musical act Omah Lay. The ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 20, 2021

Phaemous on his new debut EP ‘PHÆWAY VOL. 1’ and dreams of touring the world

”I listened to all of Michael Jackson’s albums, from Thriller to Dangerous to Bad. I also grew up listening to ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 19, 2021

Gyakie taps Omah Lay for remix of lovestruck single ‘Forever’

Ghanaian’s latest music sensation Gyakie has just released a bubbly remix to her 2020 chart-topping single Forever in collaboration with ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 15, 2021

Kahren is in love in hypnotic second single ‘Peekaboo’

Love, romance, and the hangups have been themes that have defined Kahren‘s music, the Lagos-based newcomer who released her debut ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 13, 2021

Brum3h on forthcoming second EP ‘Typewriter Vol 1,’ and finding therapy in music

Abuja-based singer Brumeh Dennis Oghenekaro, better known as Brum3h, was in his final year at the University of Ilorin studying ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 8, 2021

Crówn is spreading the gospel of unity on Afrobeats single ‘Africa Unite’

Conscious music, especially with relations to Africa, has always been a mainstay in the music industry. More and more new ...

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Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 7, 2021

Timi Kei drops ‘The Glory’ | How God saved him from an addiction that almost cost him his life

Port-Harcourt based lyricist and prodigy of afro hip-hop and soul music, Timi Kei, is back again with another hit track, ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 6, 2021

Merry-Lynn on love, her debut EP ‘Petrichor,’ getting into music and her upcoming EP ‘Runaway’

”I’m obsessed with guitars, bass, electric, it doesn’t matter. Most of my songs have that as well,” soul singer-songwriter Merry-Lynn ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 5, 2021

Darkoo is in a relationship with herself in the new visuals for ‘Pick Up’

London-based Nigerian singer-songwriter Darkoo rose to fame with her viral and anthemic single Gansta in 2019, her sound rooted in ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 1, 2021

Bryann’s debut official single ‘Longé’ is made for the dancefloor

22-year-old Bryann describes his sound as percussion music, he tells Breakroom Africa in a recent interview. Simply put, the Festac-born ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 27, 2021

Fasina’s sophomore EP ‘Love and Grief’ shows an artiste evolving

Inspired by loss, love and balance, Fasina’s Love and Grief EP out since early February takes sonic cues from his ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 26, 2021

Nova teams up with Fasina on feel-good single ‘Can’t Complain’

Toronto-based Nigerian singer Nova has just released Can’t Complain, his second single of the year and collaboration with Nigerian-British artiste ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 22, 2021

Watch PsychoYP and Azanti in the neon-lit video for ‘Ji Masun’

Off their joint eponymously titled EP YP & Azanti, Vol. 1 released late 2020, PsychoYP and Azanti have released the ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 20, 2021

Get to know Ogranya, the Afro-soul singer releasing a song every week

Many songs on Ogranya’s SoundCloud catalogue feels like a slow-alt-pop-jazz universe. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter from Rivers edges around soul but ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 13, 2021

Ictooicy is making cool, minimalist music. Enter her world

From the churning landscape of SoundCloud where music genres hardly stick to a definite shape emerges Ictooicy, the 19-year-old singer-rapper ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 11, 2021

Ayra Starr’s future collaboration with Rema and other takeaways from her interview with Toolz

Mavin’s latest signee Ayra Starr dropped like a bombshell two weeks ago, bewitching the internet with a montage-teaser label owner ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 6, 2021

Kirukaah’s debut EP ‘Sanguine’ is a jazz triumph and this is why you should know her

Out since the beginning of February, Kirukaah’s debut EP Sanguine whips out a jazz-funk-soul sound in the midst of other ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 30, 2021

Yazzavelli is the rap newcomer subverting the genre, one verse at a time

The cover design for Yazzavelli’s debut 5-track EP Velli, released around the early coronavirus lockdowns of last year, was already ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 29, 2021

Tomilola is confident on new sophomore single ‘Mo Yato’

2020 saw newcomer Tomilola team up with highlife band The Cavemen for Let Go released around the summer, her debut ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 27, 2021

KollyDee delivers vintage nostalgia in video for ‘Maria Maria’

From his self-assured debut EP Sinus Rhythm out since November last year, RnB singer KollyDee has released the visuals for ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 23, 2021

Efe Oraka is the indie pop revelation of her time

On her debut EP Magic released December 2020, Efe Oraka meditates on love and loss, making astute observations on her ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 22, 2021

Mavin’s new signee Ayra Starr shines in otherworldly video for ‘Away’

Yesterday, Don Jazzy‘s Mavin Records unveiled Ayra Starr as a new signee in a ceremonious video posted on Instagram, and ...

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