Listen to Jinmi Abduls New Afropop Number, ‘Abena’

It’s often daunting for fans when they must deal with a long wait following the release of a project from their faves. For Jinmi Abduls’ fans, the wait ends today as he shares Abena, a pop number and his first single since his sophomore project, Jinmi of Lagos 2 and his debut since signing a […]

Lady Donli and Tomi Thomas, Reunite as The Forbidden on Spirited Single ‘Work’

Essential to every artist’s growth is an in-depth understanding of their audience which stretches beyond marketable self-expression. More than anything, joint projects are steeped in this understanding as they usually consist of two or more artists – who are well aware of the yearnings of their fans to have them come together and a shared […]

BOJ brings the magic back on the GMK produced ‘Awolowo’

BOJ has always walked a straight path in his music journey, with singles like Omo Pastor marking the inception of a special sound that has now been cloned by many. In his class, he stands out as one who against all odds, carried his non conformist sound from a time when it was only appreciated […]

GMK teams up with Kida Kudz and Tomi Thomas for EP single ‘Call On Me’

GMK has a place at the centre of the Alte movement in Nigeria. He assisted in the creation of Odunsi (The Engine)’s debut album; rare., and acted as the Sound Engineer. However this week, the sound sensei veers off to share the first single off an upcoming EP designed to show off his production skills. […]

Zamir And Kida Kudz Regroup For Fiery New Single ‘Jan 1st’

Last year, Kida Kudz and Zamir were instrumental in the growth of the Hip Hop scene in the Nigerian music industry albeit late in the year but still as important as any one who started earlier. Individually and as a collective, they served us raw and refined energy and witnessing it was as sublime as […]

DRB Team Up With Odunsi For Must-Listen Trap Record ‘Necessary’

As a late 90s baby, the latter years of my time in high school were filled with fresh and unconventional sounds from the new school kids, frontlined by groups not limited to DRB comprising Teezee, BOJ and Fresh L who served us with timeless hits including Toyin and Cruella, all of which were recently put […]

Teffy Lets His Emotions Flow on ‘Everything’

Two months after collaborating with Afrobeat connoisseur, BOJ on party starter; Girate, Teffy settles in to reality in Everything; an unboxable range articulating the nitty gritty of his mind. In an unusual Trap heavy style doused in echoing synths and pensive 808s produced by GMK, Teffy navigates the thoughts that are bubbling on the top […]

Zamir Is A Bloodhound On A Quest Around Lagos In Impressive Hate Video

This year has been scanty musically for Zamir but one video in particular has caused a major stir since the moment its promo began. Things got heated after a private screening for select fans last weekend had them hinting at an unconventional and menacing aesthetic body of work. All of these and more are adequate descriptions of […]

MI Abaga Embarks On A Long Introspective Journey On New Album

What happens when all but falls down in a niche you’ve grown accustomed to and grown to love? You begin to query its foundation and the elements that seem to be pulling it down. M.I Abaga has questions, he’s ravished by the intricacies of self worth and so he has embarked on a long introspective […]

7 Hip Hop Tracks By Nigerians You Should Know in April 2018

The morning after the Castle Lite show was a royal rumble on Nigerian Twitter, I woke up to all kinds of Trending Topics on twitter. It was bound to cause a stir considering it featured our homegrown international superstars such as Davido, Wizkid, M.I and brought in the rapper with the number #1 in the […]

Listen To ‘OTB,’ The First Single Off GMK’s Upcoming Project

In the past year, many producers including GMK, Maleek Berry and Juls have made the jump from only having a hand in the engineering of the music to actually lacing their beats with their vocals. For the most part, the success has been overwhelming and the argument is that due to a superior understanding of […]

GMK, Tomi Thomas and Santi meet on ‘pears and mangoes’

GMK and Santi have forged a partnership many dream of with references like Gangsta Fear and Jungle Fever. So have GMK and Tomi Thomas delivering tracks like Coconut Lips. Their latest delivery sees GMK call on both Santi and Tomi Thomas on an uptempo track pears and mangoes. We are exposed to a variety of traditional drums […]

Interview: Santi, Odunsi & GMK on More Life, OVO Radio and getting the Drake co sign

Four Nigerian songs featured on OVO Sound Radio’s Episode 40 which aired on April 1st. Wizkid’s Come Closer and Sweet Love followed each other while Santi, Odunsi and GMK’s Jungle Fever and Gangsta Fear were also run simultaneously. The Wizkid-Drake relationship has played an important role in shining a light on the Nigerian industry. It […]

DJ Femo recruits GMK, DJ Yin, Fasina & Saxofix for Adara

DJ Femo has built a following as a disc jockey with mixes like Gbef and How To Mosh and now seeks to transition to the world of production with her first reference, Adara. On the track, Femo taps into four artists, Fasina, GMK, DJ Yin and Saxofix. Fasina is an afro-fusion act and on the […]