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Songs Of The Day: New music from Gyakie, Angelique Kidjo, Kamo Mphela & more

Songs Of The Day: New music from Gyakie, Angelique Kidjo, Kamo Mphela & more

Catch up on notable recent releases from around the...

Understanding the efficacy of socially conscious music in Nigeria

Understanding the efficacy of socially conscious music in Nigeria

What are the odds of music being a catalyst for change in a politically stagnant...

A ranked list of the 12 Hennessy Cypher 2020 verses

A ranked list of the 12 Hennessy Cypher 2020 verses

An improved edition featuring appearance from Falz, M.I Abaga, Vector, Show Dem Camp, CDQ, Phlow &...

Songs of the Day: New Music from Master KG x Burna Boy, Nissi, Teyana Taylor x Davido & more

Songs of the Day: New Music from Master KG x Burna Boy, Nissi, Teyana Taylor x Davido & more

All the best music from around the...

Revisiting the past winners of the Headies Next Rated Award

Revisiting the past winners of the Headies Next Rated Award

A detailed look into the wins that aged well and those that...

20 Nigerian artists as football stars

20 Nigerian artists as football stars

Davido Ronaldo, Burna Van Djik, Wande Ozil + more perfect comparisons. @ us....

The Shuffle: That time DJ Neptune enlisted M.I, Naeto C & DaGrin for the evergreen rap collab, “123 (Remix)”

The Shuffle: That time DJ Neptune enlisted M.I, Naeto C & DaGrin for the evergreen rap collab, “123 (Remix)”

A gathering of three Nigerian rap unicorns that is both royal and...

Meet the visual artists connecting Nigerian album arts of the past & the present

Meet the visual artists connecting Nigerian album arts of the past & the present

The Akure-based artists want to change the way we interact with album art and...

We need to stop demanding what kind of music we want to hear from artists

We need to stop demanding what kind of music we want to hear from artists

Opinions are important to interacting with artists and their music, dictating...

Essentials: M.I Abaga & A-Q’s thrilling joint project, ‘The Live Report’

Essentials: M.I Abaga & A-Q’s thrilling joint project, ‘The Live Report’

Built off an already established chemistry between both...

Mayorkun takes his smash hit, “Geng” around the world on new EP

Mayorkun takes his smash hit, “Geng” around the world on new EP

Featuring M.I, Kwesi Arthur, Russ MB and many others...

Rap Song of the Week: A-Q & M.I Abaga deliver “A Class Act”

Rap Song of the Week: A-Q & M.I Abaga deliver “A Class Act”

A commanding cut from two of Nigeria’s leading English...

It’s very important for us to have quality Cyphers to the Nigerian rap scene

It’s very important for us to have quality Cyphers to the Nigerian rap scene

On the importance of delivering the best rap cyphers for growth's...

M.I Abaga makes a new update to a track on his 2018 album, ‘Yxng Dxnzl’

M.I Abaga makes a new update to a track on his 2018 album, ‘Yxng Dxnzl’

Capitalising on one of the interesting possibilities of the streaming...

Essentials: M.I Abaga redresses his self-assured persona on ‘Judah (EP)’

Essentials: M.I Abaga redresses his self-assured persona on ‘Judah (EP)’

A thoughtful project that shows the rapper taking delight in who he is at the...

M.I Abaga (finally) releases EP, ‘Judah’

M.I Abaga (finally) releases EP, ‘Judah’

Five long months after its initial...

UK singer Taliwhoah links with M.I Abaga in video for new single, “Sweet Sweet”

UK singer Taliwhoah links with M.I Abaga in video for new single, “Sweet Sweet”

Off her newly released debut album, 'Another...

Zoro, Vector & M.I Abaga aren’t with the fake shit on “One on One (Remix)”

Zoro, Vector & M.I Abaga aren’t with the fake shit on “One on One (Remix)”

Sneering at former friends and partners who switch up after years of hustling...

What is the long term significance of these rap beefs to Nigerian Hip-Hop?

What is the long term significance of these rap beefs to Nigerian Hip-Hop?

There's a lot of attention on the rap scene right...

M.I Abaga’s “The Warrior” preaches resilience through personal experiences

M.I Abaga’s “The Warrior” preaches resilience through personal experiences

The inspirational song features a debut appearance from...

M.I Abaga shares details about upcoming EP, ‘Judah’

M.I Abaga shares details about upcoming EP, ‘Judah’

Set to drop this Wednesday, October...