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Teni’s “Billionaire” is a staggering accomplishment – Dami Ajayi

Freshly coronated at the struggling Headies, Teni is, without a doubt, the biggest discovery of contemporary Nigerian music in the past one year. Hence, her first EP was highly anticipated. Ambitiously called Billionaire and comprised of 6 tracks lasting 19 minutes,…

Watching Ade Bantu’s Agbero International Band at Rehearsals – Dami Ajayi

In the wake of the Afrohouse release of Ma Ko Ba Mi by Coflo and DJ Said on September 27th, Dami Ajayi remembers spending a day of rehearsals with Ade Bantu and his rambuctious Agberos. The studio where Agbero International…

Asa’s “Lucid” springs no surprises – Dami Ajayi

The release of Asa’s Lucid was a hugely anticipated cultural event. Coming at least a dozen years after her self-titled debut and half a decade after her last album, ‘Bed of Stone’, one can safely conclude that Asa is not…

Bobi Wine chooses Felabration over Financial Times conference

Bobi wine, musician, activist and foremost Ugandan opposition politican is in Lagos for Felabration. Set to speak almost at the same time in London and Lagos on Monday October 14, Bobi Wine chose Lagos where Felabration the annual posthumous celebration…

Dear millennial, let me introduce you to Fela Kuti – Dami Ajayi

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti would have turned 81 on October 15 of this year, but for the fact that he has been dead for more than 22 years. The implication of this is that there is a cohort of Millenials who never…

Phyno rings in his 3rd LP with no fanfare and says “Deal with It”- Dami Ajayi

He calls this project, “Deal With It” and it is obviously more Hip-Hop in its concept as much as it is good Ole Phyno in delivery. But at 21 tracks, at a time when the album is at best a…

Who Fela epp?: 5 Nigerian Artistes Inspired by Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Uzoma Ihejirika

Every year, all around the world, the life and works of Nigeria’s foremost musical icon, late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s are commemorated with music, arts and fanfare at the weeklong Felabration festival.Founded 21 years ago by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, Felabration presents an opportunity to…

Felabration 2019 kicks off October 14 with Chimamanda and Bobi Wine

Felabration, the annual celebration and memorial in honour of Afrobeat maestro and music legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti returns this October with an exciting lineup of music and thought leadership events. Felabration which is in its 21st year is an annual…

Exclusive: VP Osinbajo Threatens Google with law suit unless…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has written to Google requesting that they “immediately remove and/or suspend publication/broadcast of the defamatory publication on the account of RootsTV Nigeria on the platform of Youtube.” The request was conveyed in a strongly worded 2…

Awele Creative Trust Short Story Award – Call open for 2019 entries

The Awele Creative Trust Award has announced its 2019 call for entries. Founded in 2013 by the NLNG Prize-winning novelist Chika Unigwe, the Short Story Award recognizes the best unpublished fiction by a writer aged between 16 and 26 and living…

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