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South African Father of Jazz, Hugh Masekela Goes To Rest At 78

Hardship in South Africa during the days of Apartheid created a culture of resistance and protest that was embodied by the likes of political figures like Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo. The culture pervaded simply politics and spread to the arts where it was personified...

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FG and Contractors Fail To Meet Eye to Eye on Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project Deadline

The Federal Government had in the past given the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), the contractors of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project a deadline of December 2018. Recent conversations have however shown that the company sees the deadline as an impossib...

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Listen To Burna Boy on Fall Out Boy’s ‘Sunshine Riptide’

The idea of Burna Boy being the Nigerian artist most primed for the international market will reveal itself as time goes on. Recently signed to Atlantic Records, Burna has featured on music with the likes of Rita Ora, recently released an effort with Lily Allen and boasts...

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Tim Lyre Recruits Joyce Olong for ‘Right Now’

Anyone who has ever truly been in love understands the idea of love causing one to act irrationally. From cutting friends off to remaining in a relationship you just aren’t a 100% about. Tim Lyre and Joyce Olong’s Right Now is the tale of a relationship that c...

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Listen to Ayo Jay Tap Davido and Olamide For ‘Correct G’

While success is never an issue, the premature star of Ayo Jay’s Your Number in the US may prove itself to be wrongly timed and placed success. The problem is Ayo Jay, a Nigerian artist whose identity is completely Nigerian saw success in the US without the material...

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Watch Jinmi Abduls And Friends In ‘Linda Highlife’ Video

An exploration of the music landscape particularly that of the younger generation of artists dominating many playlists today will do nothing but bolster arguments that our culture may be increasingly ceasing to exist as Western influences take over. Very few if any are at...

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Watch Burna Boy’s Combo Video For ‘Heaven’s Gate’ and ‘Sekkle Down’

Burna Boy has established himself as the Nigerian entertainment scene’s rockstar, rewriting the rules and never conforming to the status quo. Since he revealed his position on Atlantic Records, he has gone on a run reminiscent of those only Olamide gets away with wh...

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Deejay OLU’s ‘Legends Never Die’ Gets Release Date.

Since Deejay Olu passed in October 2017, everyone who knew him has continued to grieve his loss. Relationships cause people to react differently, however, considering Olu’s career as a DJ music has become one of the most explored ways by those he dealt closely with ...

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Watch Maleek Berry Perform Hits on BBC’s Live Lounge 1Xtra

Artists with teams as good as Maleek Berry’s almost always follow releases of projects with media tours in the countries they’re hoping to push the body of work in. In light of the release of his sophomore EP, First Daze of Winter, the producer turned singer h...

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Watch Wande Coal Attempt Every Trick In The Book In Tur-Key Nla Video

Since the release of a less than inspiring sophomore album, Wande Coal has only managed to reemerge in shades of himself from the days of Mo Hits. While Iskaba discredits that argument, the failure to follow it up with anything substantial is all you need to acknowledge t...

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Ebonyi Schools Shut Down In Wake Of Lassa Fever Outbreak

Following an outbreak of Lassa Fever in Ebonyi State, its government has called for the close of all schools in the state over the next week. Citing the decision as maintaining proactivity, the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. John Eke, noted that the directive was...

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Osagie Alonge talks Wizkid-Davido Rivalry on Facts Only

Over the past three years, the Wizkid – Davido rivalry has dominated conversations around Nigerian music. Christmas 2017 saw the competitiveness take an interesting turn as both artists graced the stages at each other’s headline shows. On Osagie Alonge’s...

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Teffy Reflects on Inspiration and the Detractors on ‘Amazed’

Regardless of wherever one may be in their evolution, detractors are something that will always exist. Many tend to channel what they perceive as the negative energy into their craft. Teffy happens to be part of the party who dismisses the talk and keeps things in perspec...

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B Red and Tiwa Savage ‘Connect’ To Open The Year

An issue that typically comes out of plying the family route is the comparison that’s inescapable. For B Red and Sina Rambo, they’ve always been seen as Davido’s cousins as opposed to recording artists in their own light. Their presence on HKN Music, as ...

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Absence of Dasuki and Defence Counsel Halts Trial Proceedings

On Wednesday 17th January 2017, former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki’s trial for money laundering and the illegal possession of firearms was prevented from holding following a no-show from both the defendant and his counsel. In defence of the decision not ...