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…

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…

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…

MADE IN LAGOS

Made in Lagos represents Wizkid at his finest, a sonically grown – global afro pop star. Wizkid comfortably delivers new alluring flows over sonically sexy saxophone infused beats. With just 14 tracks at 52 mins, Made in Lagos makes one thing…

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…

Free Was The Aim, Love Was The Game

Zion Yande (formerly known as ‘Sosa’) is a soulful artiste based in Lagos. Zion surfaced in 2018 when she opened for Alxndr London at Oslo Hackney in London. Shortly after, she released her debut single “Solitary”; an intense expression of…

Give Am Belle: Tiwa Savage

The number 1 African bad gyal, Tiwa Savage has undeniably cemented her place in the Nigerian industry. In a male dominated industry, Tiwa Savage has stayed consistent over the years, delivering multiple hit singles and strong bodies of work. With…

Jess ETA Believes He Can Achieve Balance

Jess ETA announces his return with the release of his anticipated third EP, Balance.  Jesse Ekagbo “The Architect” also known as Jess ETA, is a Nigerian singer/songwriter/producer who makes what he calls an “afro and R&B fruit mix”. He describes…