Best New Music: Mr P – Shatta Wale – Bella Shmurda – Stonebwoy

A rundown of some of the best new music by Nigerian and Ghanaian acts including ‘El Ho’ Off ‘The Prodigal’ album by Mr P

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.


Mr P – Eh Lo

I know you must be surprised we are starting with a song that wouldn’t catch your attention by merely looking at the tracklist of “The Prodigal” album by Mr P. I mean an album that has top Nigerian acts like Tiwa Savage, Simi, Teni and Wande Coal would easily pass as one to eventually turn out to be a classic and that’s what Mr P delivered on this tune. He was passing across a message to his haters and what better way … Read the rest

Best New Afrobeats Artists of the Month (March)

Some of our favourite rising acts in Afrobeats music, featuring Nissi, Pappy Kojo, Skillz 8Figure, USMG and more.

Every month we round up the best new Afrobeats Artists from our Weekly AfroNext discovery email newsletter. You can keep up with our favourite Afrobeats discoveries on the AfroNext playlists on Apple, Spotify, and Audiomack.


Signed to the Burna Boy-led Spaceship Records, Nissi has always had lofty expectations to meet up to, and slowly, she seems to be turning into the heavy strides expected of anyone affiliated with Burna Boy in any regard.

Although her seven-track 2020 EP, Ignite, did not garner as much reception as expected, Nissi has been undeterred in making an impact. Later in 2020, her collaboration with street-hop duo, Ajebo Hustlers, was re-released to wider acclaim.

Although Move is her first offering of 2021, it sets a high benchmark for what is to come later in … Read the rest

Don Jazzy Opens Up About His Failed Marriage With Michelle Jackson

Don Jazzy has just shared one of the best-kept secrets in the showbiz world and it’s about his marriage to writer and model, Michelle Jackson.

Don Jazzy x Michelle Jackson

On the 3rd of April 2021, Don Jazzy took to his social page to share one of the best-kept secrets in the entertainment world to the surprise of his fans and music colleagues. The Mavin records Ceo disclosed that he tied the knot with model and writer, Michelle Jackson at the age of 20. Although he was in love with her, things didn’t work out as planned as he had to focus on his music career. This resulted in the couple splitting two years after they walked down the aisle. He wrote;

“For so long everyone keeps asking me when am I getting married? Well truth is almost 18 years ago I was 20 and I got married to

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Sammie Okposo releases the highly anticipated video of "Too Good To Be True"

Award winning international Gospel music minister Sammie Okposo is out with video of the much anticipated unusual contemporary sound titled “Too Good To Be True.”

Art Cover for “Too Good To Be True”

The single is accompanied with an unconventional official video directed by Frizzle and Bizzle Films. The techniques that achieved each frame will keep you glued to your screen from the beginning of the video till the end. It is colourful and captivating. The pump and energy emitted is contagious. It will definitely stir one into its joyous ambiance.

The upbeat rhythm laced with elements of Funk, is filled with God inspired confessions, declarations which can easily cling to your spirit due to the sing-along style the music adapts.

The song will stir you into the atmosphere of the miraculous, thereby preparing you for the birthing of that long awaited testimony.

“Too Good To Be True” is coming … Read the rest

Wizkid and Burna Boy Are The Most Streamed Artists On Spotify In Nigeria

Spotify’s listeners in Nigeria are showing plenty of love for music from home “I said what I said” is the most popular podcast in Nigeria.

Lagos – March 31, 2021: On February 23rd, more than 70 million songs, 2.2 million podcast titles, and over 4 billion playlists became officially available to Spotify listeners in Nigeria for free. Spotify launched with a tailored music experience for Africa with more than 100 expertly curated playlists across some of the most popular genres in the continent. But what got the fans listening?

The first 30 days demonstrated how much Nigerian listeners love their home-grown artists. Four out of the top five most-streamed artists are from Nigeria. Topping the list are the country’s beloved superstars:  WizKid, Burna Boy, Davido, and Rema.

Local hits are also resonating the most with Nigerian listeners. The most-streamed track in Nigeria Read the rest

Jay-Z to Release Africa-themed album featuring Sarkodie, Olamide, Nasty C & More | View Tracklist

With over two decades of being at the top of the rap game, releasing classics, floating a music streaming app (Tidal) and going on to become one of the most successful musicians of all time, Jay-Z is finally embracing his roots and is set to drop an African-themed album.

Cover artwork for “The Ascension” album

American rapper, Jay-Z has unveiled the tracklist for his surprise Africa-themed album dubbed, ‘The Ascension”. The album is expected to focus on the motherland (Africa).

Jay-Z unveiled the tracklist for his latest studio project, “The Ascension” and this sent fans into a frenzy. From the details on the Tracklist cover , it looks like the veteran rapper decided to call upon the current front linemen in the rap scene in Africa.  The album features African stars like Olamide, Sarkodie, Femi Kuti, and Nasty C. Other featured acts … Read the rest

Mayorkun & L.A.X Set to Drop New OPPO Collaboration Project ‘Dance’

Mayorkun & L.A.X Set to Drop New OPPO Collaboration Project ‘Dance’

Global smartphone giant, OPPO Mobile partners with Mayowa “Mayorkun” Adewale and Damilola “L.A.X.” Afolabi to create a brand song for their latest release, the Reno5F smartphone. The announcement was made on the 30th of March, 2021 on OPPO’s official social media platforms.

The unveiling of Mayorkun and L.A.X for the OPPO Reno5F brand song comes after the successful launch of the Reno5 Series i.e. Reno5 and Reno5F in Nigeria.

Speaking on the unveil, Public Relations Manager, OPPO Mobile Nigeria, Joseph Adeola expressed his delight,

“We decided to collaborate with Mayorkun and L.A.X. on the Reno5 F Song because of their amazing ability to relate with their audiences. With their unique talents, L.A.X and Mayorkun are without a doubt, one of the biggest stars in Nigeria Music Industry today. With the OPPO Reno5 F song featuring both artists, I believe Read the rest

Kimora Returns To The Scenes Raw, Fashionable And Ready To Make Her Presence Felt With ‘Sexy Papa’

Kimora Returns To The Scenes Raw, Fashionable And Ready To Make Her Presence Felt With – ‘Sexy Papa’

Lagos, Nigeria has long been the continent’s most influential pop-culture and entertainment centers, particularly with music. From nurturing genres that were once considered ‘underground’ to becoming Grammy-worthy entries, there are all indications that the potential of music in Africa as a whole has barely been scratched. Everyday, the ‘new’ and ‘pop’ sounds take a distinctly African flavor and innovate, not just to please their local listeners but also become globally relatable and acceptable. Although we’re yet to see more women take on the main stage in the African music landscape, there are a few promising and fascinating acts defying the cookie-cutter Afrobeat signature and carving their own niche, a class that Kimora belongs to.

Born in Nigeria, raised in Dallas, Texas, IjeKimora is a soulful, hip hop diva on the rise in … Read the rest

Best New Music: Peruzzi – Medikal – Angelique Kidjo – DJ Tunez – Crayon

A rundown of some of the best new music by Nigerian, Ghanaian and Béninoise acts including ‘Somebody Baby’ By Peruzzi featuring Davido

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.


Peruzzi x Davido – Somebody Baby

DMW acts, Peruzzi and Davido link up to call out their baby who has been playing tricks on them, chopping their money and professing fake love. Peruzzi and Davido decide to openly call her out on “Somebody baby” off the latter’s forthcoming album, “Rum and Boogie.”

Enisa x Davido – Love Cycle Remix

American Singer, Enisa collaborates with Nigerian megastar, Davido on the remix of her hit single “Love Cycle”, and as usual Davido delivers on the Latino-like tune. The artistes  display an impressive chemistry on … Read the rest

Top Afrodancer, Izzy Odigie Speaks to Notjustok On Underappreciation of Dancers, Wizkid's Ginger & More.

 It is commonly believed that the Nigerian dream is to migrate out of the country to developed nations and benefit from the structured lifestyle they offer. But when choreographer and Afrofusion dancing sensation, Iziegbe ‘Izzy’ Odigie came back to school in Nigeria at the age of three, she had no idea that for her, it would put her on the path to her dream job as the aforementioned, a job where she would with her movement and art, be one of the key personalities helping to export Afrobeats to the diaspora. 

Iziegbe ‘Izzy’ odigie

It’s 6 years since Izzy set out on that path, and she’s fully in her element as the dancer she’d hoped to become after going back to the states and finding herself in the frenetic moves of Afrodance and the escapist music that feeds the culture. 

For Notjustok’s celebration of Women’s History Month, we talk to Read the rest