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THE BEST OF 2020

As African music continues to grow its presence on the global stage, it’s important to document as much of everything as we can. Throwing it back to 2020, the first season of quarantining, here are some of the most popular…

AFRONADA: a playlist

  As the globe continually grows into one giant global village, the concept of identity is expanding. Cultures have become miscible, as highlighted by communities online and via people of dual nationalities.    Afronada is a playlist that highlights the…

WHAT WE DO HERE – YAWA!

We really give a fuck about Nigerian youth culture and all the threads that make up its fabric; music, entrepreneurship, art, fashion and zeitgeist conversations. As much as we care about Nigerian culture, we are equally as passionate about connecting…

Is the Revolution Already Here?

A reflection on Robert Greene’s concept of Generational Myopia, identifying key points from the Two Takes and a Pod episode and why this concept is relevant right now following ENDSARS and other movements.    If you’re a Nigerian based in…

BackPocket, all the Gifting Help You Need this Season

Launching this christmas is a platform built for the worst (or best) kind of people. Remember that terrible gift on your last birthday? Or have you ever been stuck trying to find that perfect gift for a friend? Either way,…

YAWA! Live w/ Remy Baggins

Remy Baggins is an artist and producer most notably known for his versatility. The talented a singer, songwriter, rapper and producer is based in Lagos, Nigeria. He’s latest project is “Amaterasu” is packed with bars, his signature vulnerability and his…

Star Boy is Is Who He Thinks He Is

Last weekend Wizkid gave us a live performance sponsored by YouTube Originals. More than just a performance and with a reality TV feel to it, the producers succeeded in humanizing a superstar, giving us insight into Wizkid’s personal life throughout…

Why I’m Still Protesting

On October 17, 2020 I attended EndSARSYYC. At almost 30 years old, it was the very first protest I had ever attended. It was held downtown Calgary at (ironically) the Peace Bridge. I had been protesting online since October 8th,…

YAWA! Live w/ Nengi Adoki

The Most Toasted is coming through this Saturday! Nengi Adoki is a classically trained actress based in Lagos and with a storied connection to Toronto. You may know Nengi as “Lola” from Red TVs The Men’s Club, a show following…

PrettyboyDO sets Colors Ablaze

Following the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape, “Wildfire”, PrettyboyDO continues spreading his contagious  energy to the global stage. At the Colors studios in Berlin, PrettyboyDO debuted a new single “jungle justice” in a memorable and explosive performance.  The song…