Naira Marley, Marlians and his aural pornography – Dami Ajayi

There is an on-going revolution in Nigeria—and the most unlikely hero, Naira Marley, is stirring it.Before we come to what this revolution is and what it means, a few words about Naira Marley: Born Afeez Fashola, partly groomed in Agege,…

Fireboy DML’s “Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps” signals coming of new guard – Dami Ajayi

Fireboy DML’s debut album has been anticipated since his breakthrough single ‘Jealous’ crept up on us subtly and became an earworm. His silky voice, deliberate wordplay and swain’s strophe makes him that chap that could divest a woman’s underpants while…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

YouTube to support 10 Nigerian artists (Punch)

YouTube on Wednesday announced a commitment to support 10 upcoming artistes in Nigeria. The YouTube’s Global Head of Music, Lyor Cohen, made this known during a fireside chat at the 2019 Google for Nigeria in Lagos. The News Agency of…

5 Times Steve Babaeko showed us why he’s the African king of advertising

Steve Babaeko is no doubt a man of many achievements. He is an advertising and music executive, public advocate, founder of X3M Ideas and X3M music, a record label. But this post isn’t about his musical conquest (which let’s be…

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