As Nigerian music continues to grow into a larger export with each passing season, importing ears and eyes from all over the world into the country’s sound and culture, it has become even more important to examine the sounds that have served to shape the scene in different seasons with different elements.
In the spirit of summer and actualising the perpetual dream of young adults to have the time of their lives, be it by shaking our asses in a thong, on a yacht, in Dubai, being boo’ed up, popping bottles or simply having a good time with friends, we recapped some songs that over time have captured the zeitgeist of the temperate period. 

This list features 10 songs from the twenty-tens that for the young Nigerian ears, depicted summer either due to its time of release– sometime between June to September which is the Nigerian summertime, massive circulation or Read the rest

African Legendary singer Angélique Kidjo has dropped her New Album titled ‘Mother Nature‘ on the 18th of June 2021.

Angelique Kidjo

Bringing her total project released to a whopping fourteen albums, ‘Mother Nature’ is a star-studded album that features Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Salif Keita, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Sampa The Great, Ghetto Boy, Zeynab, Lionel Loueke, M, Blue-Lab Beats EARTHGANG. 

The thirteen-track project carefully selected and released by the four-time Grammy winner largely themes around self-awareness and self-enlightenment especially as an African. The 60-year-old Legendary singer whose career has spanned across three decades has put out mind-blowing projects in the past – powerful projects that fully represent that African culture, mindset, and persona; she continues to dwell on that path.

Angélique Kidjo Mother Nature

Mother Nature’s Artwork

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In the Nigerian music scene, there are megastars, veteran stars, breakout stars and more. But of all these, none have had as good a run as Olamide Adedeji who is popularly known as Olamide. The street hop rapper is one who 10 years ago, went from being a breakout star to being a superstar, dishing out seismic hit after hit while running a record label with which he has now attained godfather status and veteran stardom. 

On the 18th of June, the hip-hop maestro is set to drop a new album, Uy Scuti, which will be his 10th studio album since he released his career-defining Rapsodi in 2011. A walk through his extensive discography will highlight the rapper’s eclectic nature with some album titles naturally reflecting his humble street background as well as his hip-hop leanings. While there have been some deviant titles such as 999 and his … Read the rest

Legendary Africa singer and multiple Grammy award winner, Angelique Kidjo has revealed that Mr Eazi initiated the collaboration between them and Salif Keita.

Angelique Kidjo revealed this in a recent interview on Apple Music’s “Africa Now” on Monday, the 14th of June 2021. Speaking to LOOTLOVE, Angelique explained that Mr Eazi sent her a DM, insisting that he has the song for her. The song had a sample from a song by legendary Malian musician, Salif Keita and Angelique insisted he must be part of the song.

Mr Eazi was the one that sent me a DM. He said Mama I have a song for you. He sent the song and of course, Salif’s voice was sampled. An I was like, oh, that’s what I’m talking about. All that transmission is the backbone of our history. Our history is not written, you know? When I received

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It is every musician’s dream for their music to be well-received by listeners and by so doing, establish a connection between them whereby the listener becomes a fan of the artiste, giving their full support whenever is required. Be it for new music releases, concert shows, brand endorsements, or a clash with another musician. Notjustok’s Fan Affairs is a weekly fun series that examines the relationship of Nigerian musicians and their fans while spotlighting the craziest fan moments of our favorite stars. 

For our first edition of Fan Affairs, we speak to the new age Afro-fusion fan favorite, Buju, who is fondly known as ‘Baby Giant’ to get the scoop on how his fans go crazy for him.

Buju

When did it first hit you that you had fans?

I think it hit me when I headlined my first show on the 13th of December, 2019. 

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Hanu Jay and DMW star Mayorkun have collaborated for ‘Insane‘, the first single off Hanu Jay’s forthcoming EP “Wow, {Can I Blow Your Mind}“. The mid-tempo production made by Sally features affectionate verses from both artists, who croon lines like “the way you dancing, the way you smiling girl, it’s bursting my brain Hallelujah, I’m saved girl, you driving me insane.”

Hanu Jay has been coming for a while. Since 2018, the prolific musician has released songs cut from everyday Nigerian life, evoking the pleasures of a public moment shared with friends and some alcohol. Last year, Hanu Jay scored his break by appearing alongside DJ Consequence on “Uber‘, a creeping record that became a standout from “Vibes From the Future“, earning an unforgettable video and consolidating Hanu Jay’s position as a talent to be looked out for.

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Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi is trending on social media for her criticism of fellow gospel artist, Yinka Alaseyori‘s hit single, ‘Oniduro Mi‘.

The video of Tope Alabi saying this surfaced on the internet on Saturday, the 12th of June 2021. The singer who is also a pastor was preaching to a congregation when she made the statement. She explained that she loves Yinka Alaseyori’s ‘Oniduro Mi‘ but was cautioned by the Holy Spirit against it. In her words;

When you can see all the wonderful things God has done, and someone will now call him “Oniduro“. God is not my own guarantor! God is more than a guarantor. I like the song too but the day I tried to sing it, the Holy Spirit shut me up. He is more than a guarantor. I’m not trying to say the song is not

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Nigerian singer, Wizkid is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of his debut album, ‘Superstar‘. For this, he has dropped a documentary titled ‘A Superstar Made in Lagos‘.

The new documentary was released on Saturday, the 12th of June 2021. In the main video, Wizkid give some insight into his life, love and music career so far. Speaking on how growing up was for him, he said;

I was the last born of the house, I wasn’t a spoilt last baby but I got my way sometimes. Growing up in a very spiritual home in Lagos really opened my mind. My dad is Muslim, my mom is Christian. I used to go to the mosque with my dad, and go to the church with my mom. That really just opened my mind, that the biggest religion in life is love. The most important thing to

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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.

Best New Music: Wande Coal – M.I Abaga – Sarkodie – NSG – Nasty C – Master KG

On the latest instalment of “Best New Music“, we cover hot releases across the Afrobeats & Afropop world, with heavy focus on Nigeria, Ghana, UK and South Africa. There’s something from Sarkodie, M.I, NSG, Nasty C, Master KG, and many more. Enjoy!

 

Lojay & Sarz ft. Wizkid – LV N ATTN

You win the a** cheek ballon d’or” – I became a fan of Lojay after hearing this line on “Tonongo”. The Sarz-backed singer just dropped his debut EP LV N ATTN, with the title track featuring Wizkid.

 

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Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay has described her own account of the feud between herself and fellow singer, Tiwa Savage which led to a clash of words yesterday.

Seyi Shay shared her own side of the story during a chat with Pulse Nigeria, which was posted on Tuesday, the 8th of June 2021. The singer claims that she met Tiwa Savage in a salon and extended greetings which were duly returned. According to her, Tiwa came to meet her 20 minutes later and rained harsh words on her. Seyi Shay says Tiwa Savage cursed her with barrenness and it hurt because she once had a miscarriage. She also claims that Tiwa stole “Lova Lova” from her, a song she co-wrote with Ceeza Milli;

This is the same person that went to go and sing my song. One of her biggest songs, “Mr Lova Lova”. I co-wrote that song

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