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EXPLAINED: Nigerian Music Has A Streaming Farm Problem

EXPLAINED: Nigerian Music Has A Streaming Farm Problem

BNXN and Ruger's latest spat reveals the industry-wide phenomenon that has been growing alongside the music

Songs Of The Day: New Music From Oxlade, BNXN, Goodgirl LA & More

Songs Of The Day: New Music From Oxlade, BNXN, Goodgirl LA & More

stellar new records to start off the weekend

A 1-Listen Review of Somadina’s Debut EP, ‘Heart Of The Heavenly Undeniable’

A 1-Listen Review of Somadina’s Debut EP, ‘Heart Of The Heavenly Undeniable’

a glittering resume of punk-inspired songs

Best New Music: Master KG & Joeboy Make A Glorious Pair On New Single, “Laleyi”

Best New Music: Master KG & Joeboy Make A Glorious Pair On New Single, “Laleyi”

the unmissable highs of enjoying one's life

Songs of the Day: New Music From Lady Donli, Ajebutter 22, Master KG & More

Songs of the Day: New Music From Lady Donli, Ajebutter 22, Master KG & More

New songs you should get hip to this

Best New Music: Shalom Dubas Reflects On Life’s Uncertainty With New Single, “Gold.”

Best New Music: Shalom Dubas Reflects On Life’s Uncertainty With New Single, “Gold.”

a sensitive record lined with exotic guitar licks

NATIVE Exclusive: Duke Amayo Is Coming Home

NATIVE Exclusive: Duke Amayo Is Coming Home

"Dem no dey give us our dues, so therefore, we have to create

Songs of the Day: New Music From Sute Iwar, Yaw Tog, Backroad Gee & More

Songs of the Day: New Music From Sute Iwar, Yaw Tog, Backroad Gee & More

Some jams to kickstart the weekend

Exploring The Prospects of Wizkid’s Forthcoming Album ‘More Love, Less Ego’

Exploring The Prospects of Wizkid’s Forthcoming Album ‘More Love, Less Ego’

the 'Made in Lagos' follow-up has been defined by a familiar mystery

5 Standout Songs From Bella Shmurda’s Debut Album, ‘Hypertension’

5 Standout Songs From Bella Shmurda’s Debut Album, ‘Hypertension’

a beautiful exploration of the artist's expanding

AV Club: South African Mythology Meets Capitalist Ambitions In ‘The Brave Ones’

AV Club: South African Mythology Meets Capitalist Ambitions In ‘The Brave Ones’

occasionally promising, but mostly divisive

Wande Coal & EMPIRE Share New Love-Tinged Video For “Umbrella”

Wande Coal & EMPIRE Share New Love-Tinged Video For “Umbrella”

the second single off the label's debut compilation album, 'Where We Come From (Vol. 1)'

Songs Of The Day: New Music From Phyno, Rowlene, Johnny Drille & More

Songs Of The Day: New Music From Phyno, Rowlene, Johnny Drille & More

another Friday, another torrent of exciting new music

NATIVE Exclusive: Victor Ekpuk Is Inspiring A Generation of Multi-Visual Artists

NATIVE Exclusive: Victor Ekpuk Is Inspiring A Generation of Multi-Visual Artists

on his work and recent participation at Design Week Lagos

What’s Going On: President Buhari’s 90-Day Flooding Plan, Kampala’s Surge In Ebola Cases & More

What’s Going On: President Buhari’s 90-Day Flooding Plan, Kampala’s Surge In Ebola Cases & More

notable headlines from around the continent

Why R&B Deserves More Recognition In Nigerian Pop Conversations

Why R&B Deserves More Recognition In Nigerian Pop Conversations

the genre and its attendant culture is way more influential than you think

Songs Of The Day: New Music From Fave, Reekado Banks, Teni & More

Songs Of The Day: New Music From Fave, Reekado Banks, Teni & More

a list of bops to start off your weekend

A New Documentary From With Chude Investigates End SARS

A New Documentary From With Chude Investigates End SARS

Two years after the Lekki massacre comes this mosaic of brutally chilling tales

Essentials: Yimeeka Bares Her Soul on Debut EP, ‘Alter Ego’

Essentials: Yimeeka Bares Her Soul on Debut EP, ‘Alter Ego’

ambient R&B qualities reveal her skills as a producer and musician

See The Reactions To The American Music Awards & Its New Afrobeats Category

See The Reactions To The American Music Awards & Its New Afrobeats Category

here's what the people are

Best New Music: Kizz Daniel’s “Cough (Odo)” Reinforces His Hitmaking Genius

Best New Music: Kizz Daniel’s “Cough (Odo)” Reinforces His Hitmaking Genius

Vado's signature mastery is all over the anticipated "Buga"