Category: Next Rated

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 ...

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 ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 20, 2021

Joeboy details longing and desire in new video for ‘Lonely’

Joeboy’s debut album Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic is gradually picking up momentum with the visuals of Lonely now out, ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 15, 2021

PsychoYP is gunning for trap glory

As Lagos guards its status as the epicenter of pop and hip hop discoveries, a parallel movement has been bubbling ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 14, 2021

Watch the dazzling animated video of Sia’s ‘Hey Boy’ feat. Burna Boy

Announced on Tuesday that Burna Boy will feature on Sia’s Hey Boy remix, off her upcoming eight studio album Music ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 13, 2021

Joeboy’s debut album ‘Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic’ is on its way

Joeboy’s ascension in the music industry has been lovely to watch, breaking into a new stratosphere with 2019 pop hits ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 11, 2021

Wathoni and Brighto are lovebirds in the video of Reekado Banks’ ‘Speak to Me’ ft Tiwa Savage

Directed by Adasa Cookey, Reekado Banks has released the video of Speak To Me featuring Tiwa Savage, off his 2020 ...

Bernard DayoDecember 30, 2020

Fidelis makes debut with ‘Want This’

Canadian-based Nigerian singer Fidelis has released his debut single Want This just before 2020 grinds to a halt. Want This ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 14, 2020

Why Tems and Omah Lay should take responsibility as Nigerians push for their freedom in Uganda

After the news of the arrest of Tems and Omah Lay for having an unauthorised concert in Uganda broke on ...

Kola MuhammedDecember 7, 2020

Gender bias or queer issues? | Temmie Ovwasa’s experience at YBNL suggests the industry has a long way to go on inclusion

The recent boom in the number of female music stars seemed to have quelled some growing agitations on female marginalisation. ...

Kola MuhammedDecember 4, 2020

Flavour’s new album and all the new songs for your weekend playlist

The business end of the week is here and for many people, it’s a deserved break from work and similar ...

Bernard DayoDecember 4, 2020

Songs of the Week: Falz’s Squander, Rema’s Peace of Mind, Mayorkun’s Your Body and more

Flavour has just released his seventh project Flavour of Africa today, a 16-track album featuring Beenie Man, Phyno, Tekno, Fally ...

Kola MuhammedDecember 3, 2020

Why foreign media have a different perspective of Nigerian albums

In the space of one week, two albums of two separate Nigerian singers were adjudged by the foreign media to ...

Ado AminuDecember 3, 2020

Review: Temmie Ovwasa’s debut album is irreverent and unapologetically gay

At first glance, when you see her in her element – surrounded by positive energy and kindhearted interaction, Temmie Ovwasa ...

Kola MuhammedDecember 2, 2020

Burna’s alleged affair with Jopearl: Gender bias rears head as Burna is justified by fans

Celebrities and controversies are like collocations. One barely exists without the other and the fixated eyes of the public on ...

Bernard DayoNovember 30, 2020

YouTube’s Africa Creators Week has ended, but we can’t forget Niniola’s soulful performance

Last week, YouTube held its first virtual Africa Creators Week to engage, inspire and educate African creators to grow on ...

Bernard DayoNovember 27, 2020

KollyDee is making RnB in his own image with debut EP ‘Sinus Rhythm’

Stand by You, a song on KollyDee’s six-track EP Sinus Rhythm released week, faintly bubbles with Craig David vocal markers, ...

Wilfred OkicheNovember 26, 2020

Review: Does ‘A Day In The Live: Wizkid’ bring the Starboy closer?

With the Coronavirus pandemic upending traditional music industry structures globally, artists, their management and record labels have had to figure ...

Bernard DayoNovember 26, 2020

Watch Kizz Daniel in the cinematic visuals of ‘Boys Are Bad’

Off his third studio album King of Love released back in June, Kizz Daniel has given us the visuals of ...

Nelson C.JNovember 25, 2020

The latest collaboration between Brandon Hamilton and Walter Kolade Spearheart is proof of Nigerian music’s expanding global front

For a while now, the world has not only been listening to what Nigerian music artists have to say, but ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

Grammy: Burna gets #TwiceAsTall with 2021 nomination

It has been more than a long time coming for Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy who gets a ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

MOBO Awards return to shine light on a big year for Nigerian artistes

You would have to go as far back as 2017 for the last time popular music awards MOBO held. But ...

Bernard DayoNovember 24, 2020

Flavour’s new album ‘Flavour of Africa’ is out in December

Come December 4, another major album will be filling up our playlist. Flavour’s Flavour of Africa seems like the last ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

#AlbumReview: Qdot takes us to the culture years with ‘Alagbe’

Born Qudus Damilare Fakoya, Qdot right from when he announced his talent on the music scene, had impressed music fans ...

Chinedu OkaforNovember 20, 2020

Is Omah Lay giving the industry’s big boys a run for their money?

I once had a conversation with a a friend who brought up an interesting subject. He told me of how ...

Bernard DayoNovember 19, 2020

Yela is reintroducing himself with new album ‘Existence Resistance’

Yela isn’t trying to conquer the world, but tries to make sense of it with his music. His sophomore album ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 18, 2020

#NumbersDontLie: How streaming is fast defining success in the music industry

It would probably be perplexing for an album to cross the one billion mark in streams yet such an album ...

Bernard DayoNovember 17, 2020

Here’s what we know about Yemi Alade’s new album ‘Empress’ out Friday

2020 isn’t ending without a new album from Yemi Alade. The 31-yr-old singer’s latest project titled Empress will be her ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 16, 2020

#AlbumReview: How Afrobeats got ‘A Better Time’ on Davido’s latest album

Much fanfare had been generated because of Davido’s third studio album and on November 13th, the artiste, born David Adeleke, ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 13, 2020

#ABetterTime: Afrobeats battle for supremacy reaches new height

Perhaps for the first time ever, we have the big four of Davido, Wizkid, Olamide and Burna Boy dropping albums ...

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