Category: Next Rated

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Kola MuhammedNovember 9, 2020

Review: Brymo uses new EP to fight off ‘Libel’ and depression

The reputation of Brymo, born Olawale Ashimi, has never been in doubt when it comes to wit, depth of content ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 6, 2020

The long walk to freedom of Grammy-grovelling African music industry

When the Recording Academy announced the renaming of the Grammy  ‘Best World Music‘ album category to ‘Best Global Music‘ album, to avoid ...

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Op-Ed EditorNovember 4, 2020

Here’s why the Grammys has changed its ‘world music’ category to ‘best global music’

The Grammy Awards have changed the name of their best world music album category to the best global music album, ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 3, 2020

7 talking points from Tiwa Savage’s interview with Ebuka (part 1)

Widely dubbed the queen of Afrobeats, Tiwatope Savage, better known as Tiwa Savage, is no doubt a leading voice on ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 31, 2020

How Burna Boy is taking the fight against corruption global

Since the days of Fela Kuti, music has been a weapon to fight corruption, injustice and infrastructural decay. He was ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 31, 2020

EP review: ‘2000NProphecy’ is proof that hip hop isn’t dead

2000NProphecy is the new album by rapper and hypeman, Prophecy aka Rap Ojukwu. If you have never heard of him ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 31, 2020

Top albums to watch out for before the year runs out

The first disruption of activities witnessed this year came with the global outbreak of coronavirus as social and economic activities ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 31, 2020

Is it time we got a Davido-Wizkid collaboration?

The rivalry between Wizkid and Davido is perhaps the most pronounced in Nigeria’s entertainment space and one thing that has ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 30, 2020

#MadeInLagos or London? Wizkid’s new album speaks to a surprising audience

There was a slight feeling of deja vu 11:11 pm, October 29, when there was no development concerning the release ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 30, 2020

Wizkid breaks the internet, as his star power spotlights other artistes

It’s been a tough few weeks for young Nigerians all over the world, and with all the turmoil and heartbreaking ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 30, 2020

After report of an international music deal, can Cynthia Morgan pull off a career comeback?

Although nothing has been heard from her stable in a while, only few would imagine that a once burgeoning music ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 29, 2020

Music concerts can also help push youth political participation

In an alternate reality where there is no such thing as a coronavirus pandemic, #EndSARS protests, carnage, socio-political tension nor ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 27, 2020

Banky W’s latest single, ‘Talk and do’, highlights the need for more conscious music

Given how events in the past week have played out, with many Nigerians left exasperated, many musicians have continued to ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 27, 2020

There is no better time for social influencers to become political influencers than now | #EndSARS

The horrid drama performances as the assumed epilogue of the #EndSARS protests have been nothing short of astounding. From express ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 26, 2020

How Prophet Peruzzi saw the coming of Detective Fashola

Whether it is Detective Fashola, Nigerian Sherlock Holmes, Fashola Holmes or Agent Fash, the new reality is that one person ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 22, 2020

2baba and Blackface continue ugly spat but political comparison is totally unnecessary

Since the fallout of the defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz, made up of Faze, Blackface and 2baba (formerly 2face), spats ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 17, 2020

Peruzzi is crowned Inspector General of Police to tell the FG why reforms are necessary | #EndSARS

Singer and songwriter, Tobechukwu Okoh, popularly known as Peruzzi, is the new Inspector General of Police. How so? Well, the ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 15, 2020

Bringing back Fela: Why it is time for artistes to also speak through their art in the #EndSARS movement

Even the most insentient person in the country knows that a revolution is already being brewed. Such is the magnitude ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 14, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSupdates: Dear Nigerian Creatives, we need you for this #EndSARS movement | #EndSWAT

Every possible weapon in the arsenal has been brought out in the ongoing historic fight against police brutality and youth ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 12, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSupdate: Silence is a crime, Nigerians call out their favourites for being passive

In just a matter of days, #EndSARS has grown from just another trend on social media to a worldwide movement. ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 8, 2020

Another award run for Burna Boy after MTV EMA nomination?

Another calendar year has passed for the organisers of MTV Europe Music Awards and they have unveiled their nominees for ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 7, 2020

Album Review: Niniola delivers on ‘Colours and Sounds’ but it may be time to evolve

From MTN Project Fame, to showing ‘Maradona’ stuff on ‘This is Me’ album and getting a Grammy nomination for her ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 6, 2020

Lil Frosh’s fall before rise; a step in the right direction for the industry

The trending tale of violence between Lil Frosh and girlfriend, Gift Camille has reached its climax with Lil Frosh’s contract ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 6, 2020

Laycon trends on YouTube’s most watched artistes and fans are ready to push him all the way

Following the recent graduation at the Big Brother Naija Lockdown edition, the leader of the newest set of brand influencers ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 4, 2020

Simi is ‘Restless’ with love, sounds from the other side and other talking points from her new EP

Having already made impression this year with ‘Duduke’ which, reportedly, has garnered over 13 million streams, Simi returned with another ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 3, 2020

Deep Dive: 60 years after independence; has Nigerian music come of age?

Nigeria’s independence anniversary should not just be about politics or governance, it is supposed to be emancipation across every sector ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 1, 2020

#NigeriaAt60: Here are 7 songs to include on your playlist for the Independence anniversary

  In the course of the storied history of Nigeria, through the ups and downs (military and democratic regimes alike), ...

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Kola MuhammedSeptember 29, 2020

FIFA ’21: Fireboy, Burna Boy and Rema feature another milestone for Afrobeat 

When Beyoncé released an album in 2019 that featured a lot of African stars, the world bowed to an African ...

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Kola MuhammedSeptember 29, 2020

Album Countdown: Davido, Olamide, Wizkid, Niniola and artistes leaving it late in the year

  If any sign was needed that the music industry had moved on from the pandemic onslaught, the month of ...

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Kola MuhammedSeptember 28, 2020

Rema’s Twitter outburst again shines the spotlight on the ‘good and the ugly’ about the music industry

By Kola Muhammed In what appeared to be a fit of rage, Mavin act, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, ...

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