WAY TOO BIG

With the first summer of the decade falling short of all our expectations, Burna Boy might be one of the few people saving us from completely canceling Summer 2020. To say that this year has been a rollercoaster of events…

Twice As Tall leads New Gbedu

As adapting to life with COVID-19 continues, the Nigerian industry has been blessed with a storm of releases. Burna Boy released his 5th studio album, Twice As Tall, Adekunle Gold released his 3rd one, Afro Pop, Vol. 1, Tiwa Savage…

Remember Who “You” Are

Almost two years ago, I was starting my master’s program and it was a very challenging time for me. I was in a lot of pain, and at the core of that pain, I felt so lost. On the day…

“I’m using her feelings” starring DVSN

Ever met a person you thought would be your perfect partner? Every conversation you’ve both had can best be described as the perfect blend of acidity and sweetness like a fine bottle of Riesling. They must also be part-time mind…

New Gbedu: What You Should Add to Your Rotation

One of the perks from these isolation times is the opportunity to dive in and find new, interesting and exciting sounds. New Gbedu is a compilation of what we’ve come into, what’s refreshing and what you should definitely add to…

New Gbedu: The World Still Burns

The world is STILL going to shit, but hey, here’s a playlist of the dopest music coming out of Nigeria to keep you calm. This month’s playlist features entries from Omah Lay, Tems, PrettyboyDO, Dice Ailes and more.  Our face…

A Love Note to the Sounds of Tay Iwar.

Every morning as the sun rises, so do we to the sounds of our favorite artists. On long commutes or treacherous hikes, our pods are tightly tucked into our ears. Whether you find yourself basking in the joy of a…

The Gift We Gave Beyonce First

“The Gift” is a pop album. It is full of Africa’s most commercial, crossover sounds, a new thing for a continent that hasn’t been able to export entire genres as opposed to singular standout artists. And this isn’t a blindspot.…

The Real Gift Is Afrobeats

The year is 2019. TV show host and serially bankrupt, semi-bald man Donald Trump is the president of the United States of America. TV show host and serially bankrupt, semi-bald man’s British clone, Boris Johnson, is Prime Minister of the…

New Gbedu: The Show Must Go On

Still surviving the pandemic, the process of adapting to our new reality continues. In a world where the hustle does not stop, the show must go on. This month our New Gbedu playlist consists of entries from Rema, Moelogo, Burna…