Review: The Cavemen.’s ‘ROOTS.’

Review: The Cavemen.’s ‘ROOTS.’

There’s a popular Igbo adage that states “Onweghi ihe bu ihe ohụrụ n’okpuru anyanwu” – which loosely translates to English as...

Review: Adekunle’s Gold ‘AfroPop Vol 1’

Review: Adekunle’s Gold ‘AfroPop Vol 1’

  “I didn’t want you to see what’s coming – that’s the essence of this album” This is what Adekunle Gold had to tell Apple...

Review: Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’

Review: Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’

‘Made In Lagos’ is Wizkid’s fourth studio album in his decade-long reign at the top of African pop’s totem pole....

Review: Nasty C’s ‘Zulu Man With Some Power’

Review: Nasty C’s ‘Zulu Man With Some Power’

  In the post-streaming age, social media has become the fastest way for audiences to suss out whether their favorite artists have new...

Review: Amaarae’s ‘The Angel You Don’t Know’

Review: Amaarae’s ‘The Angel You Don’t Know’

There were several indications that Ghanaian-American artist Amaarae was about to release one of the best albums to come out of Africa this...

Review: Wizkid’s Superstar

Review: Wizkid’s Superstar

The life of a 20-year-old in the thick of his visible and excitable upward...

For Us By Us: Destigmatising drug use in Nigeria

For Us By Us: Destigmatising drug use in Nigeria

A common form of self-medication, drug use has been unfairly and harmfully stigmatised in Nigeria. For the sake of mental wellbeing, this...

Review: Teni The Entertainer’s ‘Wondaland’

Review: Teni The Entertainer’s ‘Wondaland’

The singer's debut LP is teeming with truths about her life and her...

Review: Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall

Review: Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall

Burna Boy goes deep on the follow up to Grammy nominated 'African...

NATIVE Exclusive: Fireboy is ready for the next level of the long game

NATIVE Exclusive: Fireboy is ready for the next level of the long game

His sophomore album is well on the way...

NATIVE EXCLUSIVE: WURLD IS HERE TO INSPIRE

NATIVE EXCLUSIVE: WURLD IS HERE TO INSPIRE

With three projects in 14-months, the singer-songwriter is showing that he's here to stay and ready to take things up a few...

Odunsi The Engine Is Finally Free

Odunsi The Engine Is Finally Free

Odunsi opens up about his new EP, dealing with the pressure and what's coming...

Premiere: DAP The Contract rounds up CTIII with final track, “In My Room”

Premiere: DAP The Contract rounds up CTIII with final track, “In My Room”

‪‘I Swear The Sun Never Leaves, Never Sets, It Just...

Premiere: DAP The Contract wants you to listen to his “Famous Last Words” in 7th CTIII drop

Premiere: DAP The Contract wants you to listen to his “Famous Last Words” in 7th CTIII drop

From DAP's ongoing CTIII series...

NATIVE Exclusive: Lakin Ogunbanwo’s latest exhibition, ‘E Wa Wo Mi’

NATIVE Exclusive: Lakin Ogunbanwo’s latest exhibition, ‘E Wa Wo Mi’

This art szn, Lakin Ogunbanwo tells NATIVE why he chooses to tell authentic Nigerian...

Premiere: Listen to “Signs/Bryn’s Interlude”, the sixth entry into DAP the Contract’s ‘CTIII’ series

Premiere: Listen to “Signs/Bryn’s Interlude”, the sixth entry into DAP the Contract’s ‘CTIII’ series

"Who can match my rhythm...

EXCLUSIVE: IAMISIGO SS/20 Collection explores sustainability in fashion

EXCLUSIVE: IAMISIGO SS/20 Collection explores sustainability in fashion

We collaborated with creative director, MOMO for limited edition Lagos Fashion Week...

EXCLUSIVE: The mood of CLAN’s SS/20 collection is “Flintsones gone rogue”

EXCLUSIVE: The mood of CLAN’s SS/20 collection is “Flintsones gone rogue”

We collaborated with creative director, MOMO for limited edition Lagos Fashion Week...

EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Folawiyo presents the new way to dress with SS/20 collection

EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Folawiyo presents the new way to dress with SS/20 collection

The NATIVE partnered with Creative Director, MOMO for limited edition Lagos Fashion Week...

EXCLUSIVE: Orange Culture’s SS/20 Collection is a “fiery battle with self”

EXCLUSIVE: Orange Culture’s SS/20 Collection is a “fiery battle with self”

The NATIVE partnered with Creative Director, MOMO for limited edition Lagos Fashion Week Zine....

Premiere: Listen to “Mind Control”, DAP the Contract’s 5th drop from the CTIII series

Premiere: Listen to “Mind Control”, DAP the Contract’s 5th drop from the CTIII series

CTIII latest...

Premiere: DAP The Contract makes the 4th drop from CTIII series “Switch”

Premiere: DAP The Contract makes the 4th drop from CTIII series “Switch”

Everybody wanna switch up on you when you...

Premiere: Listen To DAP’s Spirited New Track, “Thank God I’m Not Famous Yet”

Premiere: Listen To DAP’s Spirited New Track, “Thank God I’m Not Famous Yet”

Off DAP's ongoing weekly series, Contract Thursdays...

Premiere: DAP The Contract introduces the second drop from his CTIII series “Good Bad, Bad Good”

Premiere: DAP The Contract introduces the second drop from his CTIII series “Good Bad, Bad Good”

Tracks off Contract Thursdays III will premiere exclusively on NATIVE...

Premiere: DAP The Contract lets loose “PRISMCOLORS”, the first drop from his CTIII series

Premiere: DAP The Contract lets loose “PRISMCOLORS”, the first drop from his CTIII series

Tracks off Contract Thursdays III will premiere exclusively on NATIVE...

Meet DJ Nu Kidd, the creative responsible for Burna Boy’s Fela inspired chain

Meet DJ Nu Kidd, the creative responsible for Burna Boy’s Fela inspired chain

Sculptured in the likeness of Fela's iconic victory...

SKIN I’M IN

SKIN I’M IN

An exploration of self-identity, creative directed by NATIVE 11 Alum Mowalola, exclusively for The Rebel...

NATIVE Exclusive: Emediong Uduak is the visual artist bringing the African experience to life

NATIVE Exclusive: Emediong Uduak is the visual artist bringing the African experience to life

The 19-year old artist intends to get people out of their robotic daily cycles and get them to...

Somadina: The nomadic teenager spreading her wings one bop at a time

Somadina: The nomadic teenager spreading her wings one bop at a time

For #TRYBE, we spoke to Somadina about opening for Davido, tapping into grief, and balancing uni and...

Meet Rema, The Kid From Benin With The World At His Feet

Meet Rema, The Kid From Benin With The World At His Feet

Mavin's new golden child opens up in his first ever interview about being an outcast and putting Benin on the...

Odunsi The Engine: The Dark Prince of Afro-Pop

Odunsi The Engine: The Dark Prince of Afro-Pop

Odunsi The Engine lost his halo....

Teni: The Girl Next Door

Teni: The Girl Next Door

Teni has broken down every door put in front of her. We speak to her about her songwriting background, how the death of her father inspired...

Santi’s Rebellion

Santi’s Rebellion

The first of three cover stars for The Rebel Issue, Santi opens up about his rap beginnings, his debut album and being Nigeria's Wes...

Ubi Franklin vs Iyanya: The Made Man talks to Joey Akan (Part 3)

Ubi Franklin vs Iyanya: The Made Man talks to Joey Akan (Part 3)

The concluding part of a riveting...

Ubi Franklin vs Iyanya: An Uncut Q&A with Iyanya (Part 2)

Ubi Franklin vs Iyanya: An Uncut Q&A with Iyanya (Part 2)

Iyanya...

Ubi Franklin vs Iyanya: A Special Investigation by Joey Akan (Part 1)

Ubi Franklin vs Iyanya: A Special Investigation by Joey Akan (Part 1)

Messy Messy Messy...

The NATIVE Exclusive: Blaqbonez talks taking OAU and ground-up game plan to the mainstream

The NATIVE Exclusive: Blaqbonez talks taking OAU and ground-up game plan to the mainstream

A special edition in the Life + Times of Bad Boy...

Meet Kamaru Usman: The Nigerian Nightmare Living His Dream

Meet Kamaru Usman: The Nigerian Nightmare Living His Dream

Somewhere between Benin and Texas, Kamaru is fighting to put Nigeria on the...

‘What is Alté Sef?’ – ON TV, THE INTERNET AND TOSYN BUCKNOR, THE FIRST ALTÉ GIRL

‘What is Alté Sef?’ – ON TV, THE INTERNET AND TOSYN BUCKNOR, THE FIRST ALTÉ GIRL

90s Babies are all grown up...

PREMIERE: DAP THE CONTRACT SHARES VISUAL ALBUM ‘EVERYBODY FALLS IN THE SUMMER’

PREMIERE: DAP THE CONTRACT SHARES VISUAL ALBUM ‘EVERYBODY FALLS IN THE SUMMER’

The reflective visual album from a talented young...

NATIVE Exclusive: Summer is finally here, and Fresh L is ready

NATIVE Exclusive: Summer is finally here, and Fresh L is ready

The DRB Rapper is ready for his moment in the...

DAVIDO VS. THE WORLD

DAVIDO VS. THE WORLD

Davido is the NEXT Issue Cover...

NATIVE 11: WAVY THE CREATOR

NATIVE 11: WAVY THE CREATOR

Photography: Baignor Joiner   What does a new year mean to you? It’s just another opportunity to do some dope shit. Every day is a...

NATIVE 11: YADICHINMA

NATIVE 11: YADICHINMA

The curious visual artist creating work fearlessly, intent on embracing her current journey while doing so....

NATIVE 11: PrettyBoy D-O

NATIVE 11: PrettyBoy D-O

Everything is indeed Pretty for D-O this...

NATIVE 11: MAYORKUN

NATIVE 11: MAYORKUN

DMW's Golden Child is heading straight to the...

NATIVE 11: IFEOMA

NATIVE 11: IFEOMA

The filmmaker is not resting on her laurels. She's...

NATIVE 11: TIMI AJIBOYE

NATIVE 11: TIMI AJIBOYE

Is Yaba the Silicon Valley of Africa? Timi says no....

NATIVE11: DABERECHI

NATIVE11: DABERECHI

Model by day, coder by night. Or the other way round....

NATIVE 11: BOJ

NATIVE 11: BOJ

Fresh out of label purgatory, Boj is ready to take the next...

NATIVE11: MOWALOLA

NATIVE11: MOWALOLA

The Central Saint Martins graduate is called...

NATIVE 11: Odunsi The Engine

NATIVE 11: Odunsi The Engine

The Engine makes The Class of 2018....

Meet the Zambian rapper who is channeling his inner punk through trap music

Meet the Zambian rapper who is channeling his inner punk through trap music

Patrick talks finding himself through...

BURNA REBORN

BURNA REBORN

Burna Boy's NATIVE cover story is a rare glimpse into the life of the country's most mercurial...

Minz Has A Story To Tell, And He Wants Everyone To Hear it

Minz Has A Story To Tell, And He Wants Everyone To Hear it

The Lagos native is ready to take his sound to the...

Ria Boss Is Ready To Let Us Into Her Kingdom

Ria Boss Is Ready To Let Us Into Her Kingdom

The nomadic songstress opens up about her upbringing and the inspiration behind her debut...