Val Day Special: The Love Songs of K. Sunny Ade

Let us go then, you and I—you, dear reader and I, into the vast discography of Juju music’s most accomplished practitioner, King Sunny Ade, for the auspicious event of fishing out his love songs. Juju music, that variant of palmwine…

Waje’s “Red Velvet” is made for lazy Saturday mornings – Dami Ajayi

Five years after her self-titled and critically acclaimed debut, Words Aren’t Just Enough, Waje, whose stage moniker is styled after that acronym, hits us with her long-waited sophomore album called Red Velvet. With 10 songs lasting 42 minutes, it is…

A Random Night at the New Afrika Shrine – Dami Ajayi

The New Afrika Shrine is the best place to be any given Sunday evening Femi Kuti and his Positive Force Band are in town. Located towards the outskirts (read entrance) of Lagos, it is close enough to the seat of…

A minute silence for those we lost in 2018 – Dami Ajayi

A birth and a death; both mark our points of entry and exit into and from this world—and every year, we are affected by the deaths of remarkable individuals whose lives have touched ours and changed it. Let’s begin with…

Haba, there are bad songs on “No Bad Songz”- Dami Ajayi

More than two years after his debut album, “New Era”, Kizz Daniel has had to rejig his name and leave his former record label, G Worldwide, for his own start-up, Flyboy Entertainment. And if he indeed qualifies as a fly,…

The Future Awards Africa unveils 100 nominees to include thisislagos columnist, Dami Ajayi

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has announced the nominees for the 13th edition of Africa’s biggest youth awards set to hold on December 16, 2018 at the Balmoral Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. Named…

Odunsi is that “rare” thing – Dami Ajayi

Odunsi is the name on every lip. Singer, songwriter and producer par excellence; he is young, unassuming and easily the poster child of the new alternative Nigerian sound championed on SoundCloud. Little wonder, MI Abaga is in awe of him.…

LadiPoe aka Poe is feeling alright-Dami Ajayi

Since his foretaste of limelight on Show Dem Camp’s smash hit “Feel Alright” which was preceded by his debut stellar appearance on the duo’s Victoria Island of Broken Dreams, the word on the street has been that the rap game…

Blaqbonez – Bad Boy Blaq – Dami Ajayi

Blaqbonez cuts the Bad Boy look with his gangly stature and stylishly dishevelled locs. Adding Trap music to his resume amps his persona for good, and gives him the impetus to call his first full length album, Bad Boy Blaq,…

Wetin Victor AD don gain? – Dami Ajayi

2018 may be a slow year for musical expression in Nigeria but there have been moments of astonishing brilliance and original discoveries. One of such moments was when Victor AD’s breakthrough single, Wetin We Gain, was released. Produced by Krissybeat,…

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