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Yemi Alade returns with magic on “Woman of Steel” – Dami Ajayi

Fresh off Beyonce’s companion CD; “The Lion King: The Gift”, Yemi Alade has pulled out a fourth LP album almost effortlessly from her back pocket. Easily the hardest working female Nigerian pop singer, Ms. Alade’s devotion to her discography has…

Is Qdot king of the Mainland? – Dami Ajayi

There is a fair chance that you may not have heard the name Fakoya Qudus Oluwadamilare, but if you haven’t heard the name Qdot Alagbe, or any of his songs, then you are wrong. Qdot came into prominence about six…

Wetin Victor AD gain with “Red Eye?” – Dami Ajayi

Victor AD was one of our original discoveries last year, alongside Teni The Entertainer. The apt description would be to call them the Ying and Yang rising stars of 2018. Fast forward to 2019 and things didn’t quite follow the…

Does Biodun Fatoyinbo know the meaning of shame? – NFNF

The dictionary defines shame as – noun “a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour.” Often seen as a word it can also refer to a sense of being, a cognition as…

All Hail Lady Donli, Queen of Naija Alté – Dami Ajayi

Lady Donli has become the name everyone wants to drop in the Alté scene. Alternative used to be the opposite of mainstream but that was until a squad of new-school bourgeois cats with international exposure and swag came by. They…

Toni Morrison re-defined and enriched the world of literature – Toni Kan

Every death diminishes us but some more than most. Toni Morrison aka Chloe Ardelia Wofford departed this mortal coil into the realm of the ancestors on August 5, 2019. Nobel laureate and critically acclaimed author of over 10 novels, Ms.…

Brymo “skata” ground on A.A.A. EP – Dami Ajayi

A.A.A. is perhaps as non-descript as it gets – a new EP project with abstract art adorning its cover and with that acronym. Immediate assessment: underground, left-side of advertisement. Brace yourself. Come to this music without lofty expectations of the…

Bez is back and he has seen ‘The Light’ – Dami Ajayi-

Bez Idakula. 35. Gbagyi Child. Married. Has seen the light. Let me explain: Some 10 years ago, he started walking into an arts expression show, Taruwa, and performing his songs accompanied by the strumming of the guitar. He did that…

Burna Boy and the Fela influence – Dami Ajayi

Twenty-two years after Fela‘s death, his accomplished older son, Femi Kuti, is 58 years old, the exact age Fela was when he succumbed to HIV/AIDS. Seun Kuti, his younger son, in whose hands the mantle of leading the Egypt 80…

What does Beyonce’s “Gift” really mean for African music?- Dami Ajayi

Since Black Panther and Wakanda, Africa seems to have become the darling of tokenistic Western patronage again. It is now woke to be African only if it can be inspected through the lens of the West. Aspects of our multitudinous…

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