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Essentials: ‘Easy to Love Me Now, Pt. I’ is a series of powerful snapshots of Dara Alamutu’s life

Essentials: ‘Easy to Love Me Now, Pt. I’ is a series of powerful snapshots of Dara Alamutu’s life

A resounding portrait of what it looks like to embrace...

Essentials: Saudi continues his introspective journey on ‘The Drip’s Leak’

Essentials: Saudi continues his introspective journey on ‘The Drip’s Leak’

A portrait of the rapper as a deeply flawed person with intentions to do...

Essentials: Mafeni presents an evolved man with latest EP, ‘3P’

Essentials: Mafeni presents an evolved man with latest EP, ‘3P’

The rapper returns on top...

Essentials: Omagz makes a welcome return with ‘229 Friday, Vol. 2’

Essentials: Omagz makes a welcome return with ‘229 Friday, Vol. 2’

Five quality bops that lean into his vignette-based...

Essentials: Alpha Ojini continues his steady grind towards mainstream prominence with ‘Chvmeleon’

Essentials: Alpha Ojini continues his steady grind towards mainstream prominence with ‘Chvmeleon’

With features from M.I, Ycee, Blaqbonez and...

Essentials: Blaqbonez shows off his versatility with latest EP, ‘Mr Boombastic’

Essentials: Blaqbonez shows off his versatility with latest EP, ‘Mr Boombastic’

When Blaqbonez first emerged onto the scene, his larger than life personality caught our attention well before his music did. It...

Essentials: SirBastien’s ‘Mango’

Essentials: SirBastien’s ‘Mango’

A lo-fi universe that promises escape from everyday...

Essentials: Jidenna’s ’85 To Africa’

Essentials: Jidenna’s ’85 To Africa’

A looser, more compelling representation of his dual...

Essentials: AYLØ’s ‘dnt’dlt’

Essentials: AYLØ’s ‘dnt’dlt’

A stunning re-emergence after two years of relative...

Essentials: Bez Idakula’s ‘The Light’

Essentials: Bez Idakula’s ‘The Light’

A return to form that harps on a soulfully stirring core of...

Essentials: Barelyanyhook & Bigfootinyourface’s ‘Barely Big Enough’

Essentials: Barelyanyhook & Bigfootinyourface’s ‘Barely Big Enough’

Merging their best traits into a stunning 4-song...

Essentials: Shalom Dubas & Toyin Ores’ ‘Oakwood Ave’

Essentials: Shalom Dubas & Toyin Ores’ ‘Oakwood Ave’

A 6-track tape buoyed by mutual respect and...

Essentials: Crayon’s ‘Cray Cray’ EP

Essentials: Crayon’s ‘Cray Cray’ EP

A straightforward tour of his nascent and exciting abilities as an Afropop...

Essentials: Herman $uede’s ‘Hi I’m Herman’ EP

Essentials: Herman $uede’s ‘Hi I’m Herman’ EP

An emphatic (re-)introduction to his precocious...

Essentials: Chillz’ ‘Good Vibes, Vol. 1’

Essentials: Chillz’ ‘Good Vibes, Vol. 1’

a quintessential multipurpose summer project with a substantive...

Essentials: ‘Rasaking’  by L.A.X

Essentials: ‘Rasaking’ by L.A.X

Proof of his long-understated Afropop...

Essentials: ‘Sugarcane’ is a return to form for Tiwa Savage

Essentials: ‘Sugarcane’ is a return to form for Tiwa Savage

An unfussy but carefully orchestrated resurgence...

Essentials: Of “Sounds From The Other Side” and the place of Wizkid in African music

Essentials: Of “Sounds From The Other Side” and the place of Wizkid in African music

Wizkid's major label debut has a few gems and more...