Category: Editorial

  • The Zone Agency is back again with another edition of the Basement Gig

    The Zone Agency is back again with another edition of the Basement Gig

    The Zone Agency is back again with another edition of the Basement Gig. And as usual it has the beautiful and “smallish” Radio Host Kemi Smallz hosting alongside Khlo. Sess the problem is going to be there and on the wheels of steel will be the baddest DJ to do it, Dj six7even. The amazing […]

  • Simi’s long awaited debut album is finally out but we will like it to go back inside

    Simi’s long awaited debut album is finally out but we will like it to go back inside

    Simi of the X3M crew long awaited debut album is finally out but we will like it to go back inside the studio. Seriously. The album art is her lying down on the bed, with a smile on her face, and her legs crossed in the air. Cute, something that gives off a Dido feel but […]

  • I know we are all excited but, serious question: Why did it take so long for Jesse Jagz to make a come back?

    I know we are all excited but, serious question: Why did it take so long for Jesse Jagz to make a come back?

    Jesse Jagz, Garba Galeya Abaga, is back again! Back from his odyssey with a new album called Odysseus. It is obvious that throughout his travels Jesse Jags has learned a lot musically as he returned with a brand new style that is more complex but still, so simple.  First things first, the album art is […]

  • We feel every rapper should take Fulleffex advice and #Changeyourdealer

    We feel every rapper should take Fulleffex advice and #Changeyourdealer

    Fulleffex new dealer must be dealing him some hydroponic weed because his new mixtape #Changeyourdealer feels like he is on a new high. The first track calls for you to roll up and get on his level, the style of beats is elevated, the rhymes are mature and fluid. We were not ready, it is […]

  • Have you watched Yung 6ix dance in No Favours?

    Have you watched Yung 6ix dance in No Favours?

    Yung 6ix No favours is not the usual kind of Nigerian music you hear these days, he said it first! It is obvious most artists in the industry are bending towards Trap because the internet favours more trap-feel beat to other genres these days, we have people like Kodak Black making millions and getting more […]

  • King Jamal is muddy muddy muddy!

    King Jamal is muddy muddy muddy!

    King Jamal is muddy, muddy, muddy! The rap artist and beat producer have been working on his second studio project titled LiveLongandProsper after releasing his first studio Ep War ready in 2016. LiveLongandProsper is a fifteen tracks project that talks about the life and times of an upcoming artist in the industry and what artist who are […]

  • #TheBasementGig

    #TheBasementGig

    #TheBasementBig served maaaad, sizzling tunes that make me think Nigerians are not ready for the next generation of sounds because they are on wax! I am in love with the new independence by Nigerian artists on SoundCloud powered by social media, family and friends. It helped boost a lot of artists and helped them reach […]

  • Who Say I Tire: Segun Bucknor’s perspective of Afrobeat

    Who Say I Tire: Segun Bucknor’s perspective of Afrobeat

    It seems that when it comes to Afrobeat, the first and last name that comes to the mind of most people is Fela Kuti. However, there were many talented musicians who were Fela’s contemporaries that never garnered international recognition. Segun Bucknor was one of them. He had a very brief career that only lasted 6 […]

  • Welcome To Afro Spot 1: Highlife-Jazz And Afro-Soul

    Welcome To Afro Spot 1: Highlife-Jazz And Afro-Soul

    Afrobeat originated in the 1960s and 1970s as a blend of traditional Yoruba music with jazz, West African highlife and funk. Before Afrobeat, there was Highlife-Jazz and Afro-Soul, Highlife music originated from Ghana and spread across West Africa. The pioneering style of afrobeat is identified with Nigerian music icon Fela Kuti, who was renowned for […]

  • Review: “Fall” by King Jamal

    Review: “Fall” by King Jamal

    Following his viral video post on Instagram and picture campaign, King Jamal has released the first single “Fall” which is off his upcoming Mixtape titled “Live Long and Prosper.” The song talks about the artist fears in his career with hopes of being backed up by encouraging fans if he ever falls off from his […]

  • Dusten Truce and Jamal Swiss Proudly Presents “Young Kulture”

    Dusten Truce and Jamal Swiss Proudly Presents “Young Kulture”

    I am in love with the initiative put together by Dusten Truce and Jamal Swiss in regards to this Young Kulture series of live pop-up concerts, I think events as such as these is what the Nigerian music industry needs for expansive growth and development. In a generation where I am sick and tired of […]

  • WallFlower EP (Review)

    WallFlower EP (Review)

    It is not complicated how I am up at midnight to listen and twirl to Moonchild by Lady Donli with a blunt in hand. I have been thinking about this review for a while and I apologize for its lateness, I have been carrying with me the rhythm of Lady Donli’s soul while searching earth for the right […]

  • While You Were Sleeping (Volume One) #WYWS

    While You Were Sleeping (Volume One) #WYWS

    We are still on the road to Triq’s upcoming mixtape “While You Were Sleeping” #WYWS and the artist is set to put out a freestyle video today called While You Were Sleeping (Volume One), just a little something to show you what Triq will be bringing to the table on his next project. As you already know […]

  • How To Go Out Like A Rap Legend In Nigeria

    How To Go Out Like A Rap Legend In Nigeria

    In my last article “Has the quest for commercial success ruined rap Nigeria?” I talked about how the Nigerian rap scene lacks sponsorship and backup much needed for the game to grow. This article shares similarities with the aforementioned. What does it take to be a rap legend in Nigeria, have your name stamped in […]

  • Has the quest for commercial success ruined rap in Nigeria?

    Has the quest for commercial success ruined rap in Nigeria?

    How has the quest for commercial success ruined rap in Nigeria is a great question. I wonder why no one ever thought about rap in Nigeria being ruined from that angle, the chase for commercial success which by-all-means means the switching of Nigerian rap artist from “Real Rap” to something much more acceptable like Afrobeat […]

  • What real Hip-Hop really is

    What real Hip-Hop really is

    This post is not about Benzes or Cuban links or Gucci Bandanas or Icey Rolex watches. This is about representing a culture authentically to the max.  It has been asked over and over again, argued and fought about all over the internet: “What is real Hip-hop and how can it be identified?” Hip-hop has a […]

  • Follow Triq’s hashtag #WYWS

    Follow Triq’s hashtag #WYWS

    Nigerians want to listen to real hip-hop music and not the simple sounds being put up as “rap” which is here today and gone tomorrow like the wind. And about that…there is good news; there is hope for the culture. While you are sleeping Triq is working on his new mixtape titled “Why you were sleeping.” Triq […]

  • The Mami water song

    The Mami water song

    Hanson iBoro Caleb, also known as paybac is an Afro Hip-Hop/world music artiste from Lagos, Nigeria. He has released three collaborative projects, “The Broken Speaker Symphony“(2014) and “The Other Side Of The Radio“(2015) with producer Charlie X as well as “Face Off” under the collective “The lost and Found” with boogey and Charlie X(2016).  He also […]

  • Bella Alubo Lucid Dreaming EP (Review)

    Bella Alubo Lucid Dreaming EP (Review)

    Rap is considered a men-only sport to engage in and rarely have women been easily accepted into the fold, but few have. And trust me, it is refreshing to hear women perspective on any given issue, and rap is no different. Speaking of women doing rap I recently found an amazing new generation J-Town rap […]

  • Honest Conversation (EP) by AYLØ

    Honest Conversation (EP) by AYLØ

    I am in love with the new generation of SoundCloud artists coming with sounds formulated in the crevices of their mind. The sounds are insane, the instrumental mash-up is off the charts, the samples, the presentation (album art, snapshots), and promotional wave on social media makes me get up about my seat and jump on […]

  • Hello, from the BlackStar

    Hello, from the BlackStar

    Samuel Owusu Peprah “Qwame Afro” is a Ghanaian rap and reggae artist. He was born 27 February 1992, he’s legit, and he’s a graduate of Hard ware/Networking at IPMC. See I first bankulized with his music on my way out on a beer run, I heard him blasting himself off his speakers in an empty […]

  • Dusten Truce: Eden Ep Review

    Dusten Truce: Eden Ep Review

    D-truce is the voice of the Nigerian youth, really. Last time I rated him I talked about how when he raps he comes with attitude and a personality that people see when they listen to his songs, that is still relevant today and tomorrow. Listening to The Eden Ep made me feel like a regular Nigerian […]

  • The Emergence of Rock Music In Nigeria

    The Emergence of Rock Music In Nigeria

    Think of rock music as an intricate genre and all the names that come to mind when you hear the word “Rock”. From Linkin Park’s encore, Kurt Cobain smells like teen spirit, Prince purple rain, Funkadelic Maggot brain, Kings of Leon youth and manhood, Florence and the Machine Lungs, Vampire weekend, Snow Patrol and everything […]

  • Revisiting Dagrin’s musical brilliance and how C.E.O had everything to do with being a Lagosian

    Revisiting Dagrin’s musical brilliance and how C.E.O had everything to do with being a Lagosian

    In Nigerian Hip-hop’s History, there might never be another Rap artist who reached the musical excellence Dagrin (Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun), got to. I have listened to his albums more times than I can count and I know every song and every line on his twelve tracked sophomore masterpiece by heart. Every time I re-listen to […]

  • Why Nigerian Music Artists Leave Their Record Labels

    Why Nigerian Music Artists Leave Their Record Labels

    Why Nigerian Music Artists Leave Their Record Labels Every now and then we hear of our music artists dumping their record labels to float theirs, this happens with so much consistency that you can almost predict artists leaving record labels which helped them become who they are once they actually made it. We have seen […]

  • Next Rated Nigerian Rap Artists

    Next Rated Nigerian Rap Artists

    FullEffex: Have you heard truth by FullEffex featuring Dtruce? I promise that each bar will leave you hanging on for dear life. If you have forgotten what it feels like to listen to Nigerian songs born from an absolute passion for music then pay attention to FullEffex. FullEffex bars are personal and as listen gooseflesh […]

  • M.I Abaga Deconstructed

    M.I Abaga Deconstructed

    After three albums and three classic mixtapes I decided to deconstruct Jude M.I Abaga and explain what separates him from the bunch, after all, he asked us to remember him after all the dust is settled. The Genesis: M.I made a very good first impression; in fact, M.I had the very best musical first impression in […]