A rundown of some of the best new music by Nigerian and Ghanaian acts including ‘Cho Cho’ By Zlatan featuring Davido x Mayorkun


Best New Music is our weekly roundup of fresh and hot releases you ought to listen to. It’s time to update your playlist.

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Zlatan x Davido x Mayorkun – Cho Cho

We open this week’s edition of  Best New Music with the one of the hottest collaborations in 2021. Nigerian act and Zanku Records headmaster, Zlatan teams up with the African megastar, Davido and DMW poster boy, Mayorkun to deliver this banger. “Cho Cho” is the perfect tune to take away your mind from the sad events currently unfolding in the country. The song is composed with rhythmic tones from West African percussion wind instruments.



Masterkraft x Phyno – Egbon

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Not many artistes that started off in the music career about a decade ago have unlocked OG status the way Runtown has, in a casual leisurely manner, at his pace and taste, while still being relevant and well-loved by young artistes and music lovers in general. A self-dubbed Sound God at the initial stages of the christening, his claim has never been disputed as he very well earned his name with hits like Mad Over You, For Life Said, Kini Issue and several others. Now the Sound God, Douglas Jack Agu, is back with another project, his fourth studio album, Sound God Fest Reloaded, a 12-track-long offering of different summer-tinged flavours of music, all with an infusion of Afrobeats to put good to the name, Sound God. In this piece, we outline 5 songs from this rich buffet to help you get the best of the Read the rest

The year 2020 was an explosive one in the timeline of the rise of afrobeats– a Nigerian-backed musical exchange, to the world. 2020 was the year of remarkable releases from  powerhouses in the music industry such as Grammy-award-winning Burna Boy, Grammy-award-winning Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage and more, despite the universe-wracking pandemic. It was also the year with an astounding string of breakout acts. From Omah Lay, to Bella Shmurda, Bad Boy Timz and more. All of this activity has made 2021 the year to watch closely and where music videos are concerned, to stay glued to our screens as visuals for projects from the previous year as well as fresh ones are being released. Indeed, 2021 has been off to a great start and to appreciate and take a look at some of the good work that has already been put in for the first three Read the rest

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has accused singer, Eedris Abdulkareem of double standards, releasing evidence to show that he desperately sought to join the Buhari administration in 2018.

Festus Keyamo x Eedris Abdulkareem

Keyamo stated this at the weekend when he took a swipe at popular singer and activist, Eedris Abdulkareem. The musician, in his new song, ‘Jagajaga reloaded’ had disparaged Keyamo, saying; “where Festus Keyamo sef? He don dey chop with cabal o.”

This latest move by Eedris Abdulkareem irked Festus Keyamo and he took to his twitter handle on the 24th of April and released different private conversations he had with Abdulkareem and how he allegedly begged for money. His tweets below;

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The year 2020 was an explosive one in the timeline of the rise of afrobeats– a Nigerian-backed musical exchange, to the world. 2020 was the year of remarkable releases from  powerhouses in the music industry such as Grammy-award-winning Burna Boy, Grammy-award-winning Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage and more, despite the universe-wracking pandemic. It was also the year with an astounding string of breakout acts. From Omah Lay, to Bella Shmurda, Bad Boy Timz and more. All of this activity has made 2021 the year to watch closely and where music videos are concerned, to stay glued to our screens as visuals for projects from the previous year as well as fresh ones are being released. Indeed, 2021 has been off to a great start and to appreciate and take a look at some of the good work that has already been put in for the first three Read the rest

If there’s one thing parents never cease to do, especially new parents, it’s to show off their cute kids either in real-life photo albums, picture frames on their work desk, and thanks to social media, all over their online spaces. If there’s any set of parents that know a solid thing or two about showing off their cute kids, it’s definitely celebrities. Most times, these displays of affection to their kids are either over the top, or so heartwarmingly cute, we wish we had kids of our own to show love to, ergo causing the feeling of baby fever. Today in the United States is the ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,’ which is essentially and at the heart of it, a day where parents can show off the kids their proud of and work for and the kids in turn, get more practical insight on how their Read the rest

DJs are influential music spinning instruments and have come to play a huge role in the ecosystem of the music scene to the extent where their work cannot be overrated. Last week, we made a list of 15 of the most influential DJs in Nigeria. To continue to highlight the work of incredible DJs, we’ve now compiled a list of 15 of the top female DJs in Africa. 

 1. DJ Cuppy

Nigerian DJ, musician and show host, Cuppy

A pink-haired music-making powerhouse, DJ Cuppy does it all, from deejaying to recording music with an album to her name even, she is also a show host as the voice for Apple’s Music’s Africa Now Radio. Born Florence Otedola, she has powerful endorsements with brands such as Pepsi with an Instagram following of 7.2 million followers.


2. DJ Zinhle

Top female DJs in Africa

South African DJ and media personality, Zinhle

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‘Mavin’, according to Wikipedia, means a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass timely and relevant knowledge on to others in the respective field. In Nigeria, it is the name of one of the foremost record label companies that has served to put music from the country on the global scene. Mavin Record label is the company. Formed in 2012, it has not only given us hits in the early 2010s but continues to push artistes that set the tone of some of our favourite tones. While we might know the hits word for word, the same cannot be said for knowledge on the members of the record label, so we’ve decided to make a quick list of some members and the artistes of Mavin Record Label. 

Recording Artistes of Mavin Record Label

1. Don Jazzy

Mavin CEO, Don Jazzy

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On screen, she’s a seamless extension of her musical sweetheart status, with her baby-faced diminutive build that matches the baby-soft voice that has given us some of our best highlife-infused Afropop tunes. But off-screen and on social media, which most celebrities tend to employ in letting their hair down as they enjoy the majorly uncensored vastness thereof, Simi or Simisola Ogunleye Kosoko has decided to use her voice in a different way and channels it into discussing social ills and advocating gender equality. As expected, her against-the-tides stance on issues ranging from internet fraud to women empowerment has made her an antithetical sensation in some planes of the internet and one might wonder where she finds the grit to champion such discourses. However, just one conversation with Simi was enough for me to see that she indeed embodies the popular ‘small but mighty’ idiom. 

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Smirnoff, the world’s number 1 vodka, put Niniola, Queen of Afro-House music on the spot and she delivered in grand style in the popular Smirnoff InfamousMix Series

 

Niniola

As a featured guest on the second episode of the hit YouTube series, Smirnoff’s infamousMix, Niniola dived into hot topics shout the Nigerian music industry with show host, Top Boy, DJ Spinall. Over delicious Smirnoff X1 cocktails, the duo debated Niniola’s discography, her opinion on clout-chasing and women in the music industry, and a lot more.

Niniola on Smirnoff InfamousMix

Cover Banner for Smirnoff InfamousMix with Dj Spinall

Critiquing the desire for public approval, a timeless performer, Niniola noted:

When you bring your problems to public court, you lead people to dig up dirt about you. What then do you gain? There is life after the period of trending. What happens to you

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