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…

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…

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,…

Melanin: A Welcome Home

There’s some controversy about how we talk about Afrobeats and its place in the world. While Africa maintains its place as the home to many kinds of musical genres, some critics have highlighted the danger in boxing African music and…

#EndSARS: Operation International Disgrace

While the Nigerian Government, using violence, threats, sabotage, disinformation and other underhanded tactics, has culled protests going on in the country, there is still work that can be done to advance the requests of the #EndSARS protests – an end…

Nigeria High Commissioner’s Response to #EndSARS Protests in Canada Is Exactly the Problem

Over the past weekend, Nigerians in 12 cities across Canada took to the streets to make their voices heard and stand in solidarity with their fellow citizens participating in #EndSARS protests back home and around the world. This level of…

An Open Letter to the Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada

To The Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, This open letter is written on behalf of the well over 50,000 Nigerians who call Canada home. The pain of our fellow Nigerians back home who have faced unrelenting injustice at the hands…