Nigerian music

5 Reasons everyone should be a Cynthia Morgan fan

  The sassy, fierce, and powerful dancehall singer Cynthia Morgan has slowly but surely carved out a niche for herself in the Nigerian music industry. From her 2013 hit “Don’t break my heart” through “German Juice” to “Bubble Bup”, she has won the hearts of the more daring and outgoing Nigerian fans with her passionate music. Below are five reasons you should become a fan of the artiste who has stood out among her peers, even above many males in the game. She is talented: More than just a powerful voice which speaks of her Edo nature, Cynthia morgan is a talented rapper who spits bars so sick her listeners will not but be awed by her. Before her foray into full time dancehall music, Cynthia Ikpomwenosa Morgan used to be a hardcore rapper who c...

Music Maestro Cobhams releases debut album

  Nigerian music maestro Cobhams Asuquo has dropped his debut album “For You”. This album was released yesterday the 12th of March, 2017, on music platforms worldwide, and an album listening party held. Cobhams expressed his delight and gratitude about the album with an Instagram post where he said. “5 years ago I wrote a song that began an incredible journey towards something much bigger than me. Today, it is with such a depth of joy and gratitude that I present to you the product of that journey. My debut album “For You” is officially here! It’s available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Music Plus and Google Play. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it “For You”. Thanks for all the love guys. Cobhams Asuquo.” T...

5 Most respected Nigerian female musicians

Today is International Women’s Day and it is only right we celebrate the hardworking and tenacious women on the Nigerian entertainment scene. Considering how many  women have relentlessly tried and succeeded in standing out in the male dominated industry, it is only fair we celebrate the most influential of them all. Below is a list of five most influential Nigerian female musicians. Onyeka Owenu: Stading out as one of the most respected women in Nigeria, Onyeka Owenu is the perfect embodiment of talent and hardwork. Born 17 May 1952, Onyeka Owenu has forayed into acting, broadcasting, politics as well as music. Onyeka has released up to fifty songs through out the duration of her career with Ïyogogo“and “Öne Love” remaining an all time favourite among Nigerians.  A...

5 Amazing things your playlist can do

It’s no news that most young and active people use music for different reasons.  More than just a list of songs however, your playlist can do so many amazing things which you might already be enjoying but not realize. Tell how smart you are: Yes, while not a total determinant of one’s brain capacity, the songs you are more inclined to listen to, shows your appreciation for music and art. “By their fruits you shall know them”, more like by their playlist you shall know them. People with high intelligence tend to drift towards less conventional and less noisy music. Whereas, the mediocre and unintelligent people listen more to songs which further alienates them from intelligent material. Set the right mood: Whether it’s a party mood, sober one or romantic one, t...

Forgotten Nigerian artistes: Who remembers Bigiano?

Bigiano was the ultimate Shayo Master. The Nigerian artiste Oluwagbemiga Babalola aka Bigiano was popular for the 2009 hit song “Shayo”. Even though seven years have passed since it’s release, good music like fine wine, gets better with time and we cannot deny how much we still enjoy Shayo’s tune. Shayo remains an all time classic dancehall song which lights up every club, radio station or party where it is played but despite this, one question remains; Who remembers Bigiano, the artiste who did it? As expected, the tides of time have all but washed away the memories of a lot of Nigerian artistes and musicians and while this is expected, some talents were expected to survive the test of time. Despite having released other decent singles like Tonight and I Be somebod...

Falz should be every Nigerian artiste’s role model

  “Falz D Bad Guy” as he is popularly called, is one of the most talented Nigerian artistes of the decade. His combination of comedy, acting and lyrical prowess makes his music stand out as both a commercial and intellectual success. He really should be every Nigerian artiste’s role model because he defied the odds and savagery of the Nigerian music industry to stand out as a true icon of his craft. In 2014 Falz released his first album titled the Wazzup Guy which got a lacklustre reaction from the crowd. Yes, the content was great but he hadn’t perfected his craft and discovered his “Avatar state”. His collaboration with Yemi Alade however, signalled the dawn of a new era. “Marry me” was nominated in the best collaboration category at t...

Serial Rantist: Many Nigerian artistes have nothing to offer

In an environment where the “best” musicians are those who use sounds, rhythm and mediocre lyrics to glorify the basest of human instincts, the more enlightened folk cannot but come to the conclusion that many of our musicians have nothing to offer us?” Of course, this “nothing to offer us” list doesn’t include Falz, Simi, Adekunle Gold, Bez, Asa, Capital Femi, M.I, and others who put in actual work to their craft. Every other artiste may or may not fall into the category. Their Lyrics: Well, in a country where you have those at the helm of affairs repeatedly disgracing themselves with shameless looting and corruption, who can blame Nigerian artistes for having nothing other than shake your bumbum, before when I was broke, and dance for me to offer peopl...

“No Forget” Video:  Simi did better with Falz than Adekunle Gold

    The love triangle of Simi, Falz and Adekunle Gold is one of the most sensational in the entertainment industry right now. With seeming chemistry between Falz and Simi, many people have come to doubt the reports of songstress being in a serious relationship with Adekunle Gold. The release of “No Forget” video by Adekunle Gold featuring Simi was supposed to be the video which separated the main boyfriend from the assistant boyfriend. Alas, it left a lot to be desired. Not because it was worse than the average Nigerian muic video love story, but because fans of Simi and Adekunle Gold expected a lot more chemistry between them, even more than was seen between Simi and Falz in “Soldier” video. It might sound unfair to compare the two performances on the set...