Best New Music: Burna Boy – Adekunle Gold – Laycon – Blaqbonez – D-Black

A rundown of some of the best new music by Nigerian and Ghanaian acts including ‘Kilometre’ by Grammy winner, Burna Boy

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

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

Burna Boy – Kilometre

International music star, Burna Boy returns to the music scene as a lead artiste for the first time since his win at the 63rd Grammy Awards Ceremony  with this banger titled ‘Kilometre’. Burna Boy reminds everyone that he has come a long way and likens his experience to that of legendary Fuji artiste, Shina Peters. He easily rides the  Chopstix-produced beat.


Adekunle Gold – It Is What It Is

Nigerian top vocalist, Adekunle Gold expresses his feelings on this track. He passes a message across that he isn’t ready … Read the rest

Get into Blaqbonez’s Sex Over Love with These 7 Songs | Album Review

In 2019, when Emeka Akumefule’s rapper persona, Blaqbonez, started to peak, his music and artistry gaining the attention he’d worked hard for over the span of 6 projects, finally paying off, he’d stirred things up further by dubbing himself ‘the best rapper in Africa.’ This was a title he gave himself over a diss song titled likewise. For some, the 5 minutes 30 seconds song was considered the hardest diss track of the year that placed him on the watchlist of many. Now Blaqbonez is back with his first full-length album– Sex Over Love, and this time, the album has been birthed from the aura of his alter ego, Emeka the Stallion, a bad boy rapper and singer who speaks for many members of his generation by placing value in physical touch over emotional connections. Sex Over Love was released on the 30th of April to the arms Read the rest

Get into Blaqbonez’s Sex Over Love with These 7 Songs

In 2019, when Emeka Akumefule’s rapper persona, Blaqbonez, started to peak, his music and artistry gaining the attention he’d worked hard for over the span of 6 projects, finally paying off, he’d stirred things up further by dubbing himself ‘the best rapper in Africa.’ This was a title he gave himself over a diss song titled likewise. For some, the 5 minutes 30 seconds song was considered the hardest diss track of the year that placed him on the watchlist of many. Now Blaqbonez is back with his first full-length album– Sex Over Love, and this time, the album has been birthed from the aura of his alter ego, Emeka the Stallion, a bad boy rapper and singer who speaks for many members of his generation by placing value in physical touch over emotional connections. Sex Over Love was released on the 30th of April to the arms Read the rest

April Wrap-up: Here’s a List of Some Notable Events that Happened in the Nigerian Music Industry

The month of April marks the first month of the beginning of the second quarter of the year 2021. It was a month that got quite a bump in activities where the fast-rising, global dominating Nigerian music scene was concerned and given the flurry of events, it can be said that the industry is fully back in the race for another year of chart-topping hits. As a result, we take a walk down memory lane to cover the past 31 days and take a look at some notable events that happened in the Nigerian music scene in the month of April. 

1. Notjustok April Fool’s Prank

 The first of April makes April Fools, the universal jokes day and at Notjustok, we decided to buy into the lightheartedness of the celebration and pull a simple music-related prank. The internet-oriented prank which had quite the ripple effect, causing Jay Z’s name to Read the rest

Find Out the 10 Nigerian Musicians with the Most Number of Awards Here

There are many elements that make up an artiste’s prestige, legacy, and overall name. Awards and honours bestowed upon artistes are some of such things as they serve as a physical reward from an external party that acknowledges and crowns their efforts. As a result, awards are viewed as bragging rights by artistes and their fans as well. In this list, we take a look at the 10 Nigerian musicians with the most awards.

ALSO READ: These are the Top Nigerian Afrodancers You Should Know

1. Wizkid

Wizkid

Wizkid is referred to by many as a national treasure to all of Nigeria. This makes a lot of sense when you find out that with 65 awards from 223 nominations, he has the most awards as a Nigerian artiste. And is the most awarded African artiste at the BET awards, Soul Train awards, Billboard awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards. 


2. 2Baba

Nigerian musicians with the most number of awards

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These are the Top Nigerian Afrodancers You Should Know

As afrobeats continues to make its journey around the world, on the quest for global domination, it has become more apparent that attention must be paid to all elements that are instrumental in the forward motion of the music genre. With this realisation also comes an unfortunate coincidence, today the 28th of April marks the second day of the week-long memorial show of Love Divine Ike, who died on the 4th of May, 2020. This highlights the need to give creatives their flowers when they can smell it. And as a result, we’ve made this list to highlight top Nigerians Afrodancers who have with their skills, online presence and industry influence, built a solid brand off which they lend afrobeats a foothold and a takeoff pad. Here are the top Nigerian Afrodancers you should know about:

1. Sayrah Chips

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Best New Music: Zlatan – Sarkodie – Shatta Wale – Runtown – Masterkraft

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.

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

 

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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Here's a Breakdown of Runtown's Sound God Fest Reloaded in 20 Minutes

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

From Wizkid's 'Ginger' to Davido's 'The Best' Here Are the Best Videos of the First Quarter of 2021

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

Festus Keyamo Calls Out Eedris Abdulkareem Over Alleged Blackmail, Drops Receipts

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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