The Headies awards has released their list of nominated artistes in preparation for the upcoming 14th edition and this list was released on the 4th of December 2020.

The Headies

The nomination reviews releases from July 2019 to September 2020, as a result, works from the last quarter of the year did not make the cut. Regardless, several artistes lucked out. For instance, newcomer Omah Lay, bags 4 nominations ranging from next rated to viewer’s choice awards.

Self-proclaimed African Giant, Burna Boy also comes in as a heavyweight nominee with his name turning up in a total of 6 categories. For the 30BG gang, it’s evident on the list that this is their year as Davido and Mayorkun both make an appearance in the category for artiste of the year, among others. 

Other newcomers recognised on the Headies awards’ nomination list include Bella Shmurda, Oxlade, and TemsRead the rest

Megastar and Queen of Afrobeats, Tiwa Savage was a guest on Apple music’s ‘The Message‘ with Ebro Darden and she talked about post-EndSARS protest, being a voice and her messages through songs.

Tiwa Savage on ‘The Message’ with Ebro Darden

During the interview Tiwa opened up to Ebro about the current post EndSARS era within Nigerian and it’s effects. She said:

Everyone is regrouping, because #EndSARS is just a catalyst, it was to bring awareness to the bigger picture. It wasn’t just about ending police brutality but about ending injustice, bad governance, and just fighting for a better country for us, our children and for the future. So it was a great start because it was a peaceful protest, obviously it didn’t end well but we move. Everyone is regrouping and figuring out 2023 that we all have a voice and we are going to do it.

2023

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During a radio interview with Chacha on hotfm Lagos, Nigerian singer and songwriter, Reekado Banks opened up about being disrespected by Wizkid’s tweet and talked about his ‘Off the record‘ EP. 

Reekado expressed that during his music camping he and his manager decided to hand pick some songs amongst his recorded but unreleased songs to form an E.P and that process however inspired the E.P title ‘Off The Record‘.

My album comes out next year, sometime in June or July but when we conceived this idea of dropping an E.P I was at one of those recording camps that I usually have. Since I have recorded but unreleased songs, my manager suggested that we should put together different body of works to put out from time to time before big projects like albums and stuff. That’s how we came up with the name ‘off the record’

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The father-son duo 2 sided album by legendary musician and 4-time Grammy Awards nominee, Femi Kuti, and son, Made Kuti scheduled to drop in February, 2021.

Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

The secret is out! Legendary Afrobeat artist Femi Kuti will be releasing a joint album, ‘Legacy+ alongside his son, Made, on the 5th of February 2021. Legacy+ will be a two-sided album, with one side featuring Femi’s project, ‘Stop the Hate’ and the other, Made’s For(e)ward album.

Leading up to the February release, the father-son duo has today, 1st of December 2020 released two new singles: ‘Your Enemy by Made, and ‘ Pá Pà by Femi.

READ ALSO: Seun Kuti to perform at the 61st  Grammy Awards

Your Enemy  Made’s follow-up to his debut single, ‘Free Your Mind’ – turns a Read the rest

Out Now is the new single, “My Igwe” by Nigeria’s foremost Psalmist, Songwriter, Hymnist and Gospel music minister, Dr Faith Ajiboye

MY IGWE is a worship genre of music in African style with Western infusions done to portray the earthly kings recognising a more higher, supreme and powerful King, who reigns over all and rules from heaven above and paying homages and honours to Him.

Watch the Official Video for “My Igwe”


ABOUT FAITH AJIBOYE

Nigeria’s foremost Psalmist, Songwriter, Hymnist and Gospel music minister, Dr. Faith Ajiboye, a man of many parts, who has thrilled the country for more than thirty years with more than five albums and singles is a respected and anointed worship leader and teacher.

He is the publisher of the first and widely celebrated gospel music magazine in Nigeria, first published as NEW PSALMS in 1992 and later rebranded as TODAY’S MUSIC AFRICA in 1998.… Read the rest

Asa, real name Bukola Elemide, is known for having a soothing voice with which she creates unique evergreen songs but other than her music, not much is known about her. Well, on the latest episode of The Juice on NdaniTV with show host, Bolanle Olukanni, she shared quite a lot about herself and how she came into doing music. Some facts Asa shared in the interview were surprising and overall, inspirational.

Here’s are 13 things we learned about Asa from the interview

1. She’s a loner: Given how little is known of her, this might come as no surprise. But the quirky singer admitted to being a night owl who goes about by 3am just to enjoy some time alone away from stardom. 

She then retires to the studio by 6am when people start to wake up. 

Opening up about her love life, she also made mention of Read the rest

Gloryboy – Showope

A Lagos-born Osun state indigene, Toluwani Oluwatayo Obembe grew up between two worlds: his family’s deep ties to old school R&B music and the years he spent soaking up variations of afrobeats in his alma mater; Obafemi Awolowo University. His old-time key-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities helped land him in the spotlight in school then, garnering critical acclaim from outlets such as TooXclusive and MTN GloryBoy grew up listening to pop and R&B legends such as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Destiny’s Child. He started his career as a chorister in church, following through his early years in the university as an instrumentalist in the choir until he left the school hostel to seek accommodation off the campus where he met with Blaqbonez and decided to kick-off his career away from the church. He has since described his sound as afro life/afropop but maintains that … Read the rest

Watch Chinedu And Tekno On Video For – ‘Celebrate’

Nigerian highlife-pop singer Chinedu is in absolute high spirits on his latest record dubbed “Celebrate”, featuring Afropop star Tekno. Released under the label imprint known as Bravo Entertainment, the Anambra state native sonically reminds us of the ephemerality of life and the need to enjoy it while we are here. On the track, Chinedu mixes the Igbo language with Nigerian pidgin to drive his message home, in a way that only vernacular can.

The new single enjoys production and engineering from the prolific Sele Bobo, with crispy clean visuals by Avalon Okpe to match. The video opens up to a corporate setting, with Chinedu and his employees crunching data and numbers right before they seal a multi-million naira deal. The boss then declares an office party, corroborating Chinedu’s lyrics that say “person wey work suppose chop”. Tekno is at his best … Read the rest

Here’s this week’s roundup of best new afrobeats songs released in the Nigerian & Ghanaian scene.

Follow NotJustOk’s specially curated playlist on Spotify – Afrobeats Hits.

Best New Music: Omah Lay – Timaya – Lil Kesh – Qdot – Basketmouth

Over the past week, so many artists dropped albums, EPs and other projects, including the likes of Omah Lay, Timaya, Lil Kesh, Qdot, Basketmouth, Yemi Alade, and WurlD. On this week’s Best New Music, we highlight some of our early faves, as well as new releases from Zlatan, King Perryy, and more.

 

Basketmouth – World People ft. Flash & BOJ

In the words of Basketmouth, “I dare you to skip a track.” He’s right. The International Comedian’s new album “Yabasi” (OST – Papa Benji) comprises 10 unskippable tracks. It was hard to make a single pick off it, to be very honest.

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Before Omah Lay’s unforeseen hatching into the Nigerian music coop, the last time a Port Harcourt musician’s sounds had travelled so far, had been several years ago in the early 2010s, in the days of Timaya and Duncan Mighty

Yet the unassuming and unstrained aura given off Omah Lay makes his star material a novelty. With a style that is solely his and a beguiling voice, Omah Lay had created a ripple effect with his singles before immersing us in his essence on the ‘Get Layd’ EP. His entrance was much like that of a transfer student who became the top scholar, automatically getting the attention of the lecturers. 

Now, it’s the second semester and Omah Lay’s ‘What Have We Done’ EP is his submission chronicling life since attaining stardom. It’s also probably his way of telling us we’ve made a hits-making monster of him and are yet witnessing Read the rest