"Burna Lo Help Stormzy": Here’s What Contributors to 'Twice As Tall' Will Be Getting from the Grammys

‘Burna lo help Diddy, Burna lo help Stormzy,’ all tongue-in-cheek sayings to discourage Western imperialism, which mean ‘Burna helped Diddy and Stormzy’, are remarks made by Burna Boy fans on Twitter following the release of his Grammy-awarded album, Twice as Tall. In truth, they’d been made as far back as the early hours of 12th of August, 2020 when the Diddy-produced album was released and prior to his Grammy win. 

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Burna Boy during the 63rd Grammy

Now following Burna Boy’s victory at the 63rd Grammys, where he became the first recipient to cart home the award for the newly Best World Music Album, and in the process secured a win for Nigeria as the first Afrobeats artiste to win an award for his album, the earlier referenced sayings; ‘Burna lo help Read the rest

Best Sad Love Songs

To assert culpability, one must show that the peoples in societies and cultures past had the means to establish customs other than the ones they did.

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After having written a similar list about Queen, I thought it was worth to dive into another ocean of bootlegs by another legendary band: Led Zeppelin. If ARADHANA was the movie that brought Kishore Kumar to the forefront of Bollywood music, it was KATI PATANG and AMAR PREM, which established his genuine greatness as a singer for all times to come. This particular number has everything that a great song can aspire to have. picplzthumbs The music is typical R D Burman and has his genius written all over it – may be one of his best songs. The lyrics are by Anand Bakhshi. One of the great strenghts of this number is also its great visual screenplay that excellently fits … Read the rest

Spotify's African Heat Campaign Celebrates African Dance Music Culture with Olamide, Focalistic, Fuse ODG

As a way of celebrating the power of African voices across the continent and beyond, Spotify is shining a spotlight on one of its flagships, curated playlists African Heat, through an interactive campaign that  brings the spirit of Africa alive around the world.

The campaign journeys through a series of partnerships, activations, a dance challenge video (#africanheatchallenge), and more creative content opportunities that will play out through on-and-off-platform initiatives on local, regional, and international levels. Highlighting the diversity of African talent, the playlist is an explosion of Afro-centric sounds, carving out a space for African creators to showcase their music to a global audience.

Centred on the key role that the Afro-dance community has played in spreading African pop music across the globe, the campaign includes the likes of Focalistic, Fuse ODG, Olamide, as well as some Read the rest

Happy Mother's Day! Celebrate Your Mom With These Beautiful Nigerian Songs

The month of March is popular for being the month women are celebrated, from the not too long ago created International Women’s Day and now to Mother’s Day. While we might have the Mother’s Day celebration for as long as we can remember, it remains a special and heartwarming one for most which underlines the fact that mothers cannot be over-celebrated. As a result, we’ve compiled a quick list of some Nigerian songs extolling the virtues of mothers so you can employ them to serenade them and make their day. Here are 5 Nigerian songs to celebrate your mothers with this Mother’s Day: 

1. Sweet Mother- Prince Nico Mbarga: 

It goes without saying that this playlist would be incomplete without this song. The song itself is almost as old as the relationship of several Millennials and Gen Zs with their mothers. Due to this, it has served as one of Read the rest

See Top Reactions To Davido And Drake’s “E Choke” Video

Since the video of Davido and Drake chilling together in Houston surfaced online, reactions from fans have began to pour in.

On the 13th of March 2021, O.B.O took to his social page to share a video clip of him chilling with global music star, Drake, and the rapper chanted “e choke” in the clip. He captioned the post;

“XXL”

Although there was no outright explanation or hint regarding their link-up, judging from how Davido makes his moves, there could be a collaboration in the works. The Canadian rapper has earlier collaborated with Nigerian singer, Wizkid and also performed live on stage with him.

Below are some top reactions to the video clip of Davido and Drake chilling together;

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DJ Consequence Unveils 'The Vibes DJ Academy' and 'The Vibes Studios' | Watch VIDEO

DJ Consequence Unveils ‘The Vibes DJ Academy’ and ‘The Vibes Studios’ | Watch VIDEO

Africa’s premiere Disc Jockey – DJ Consequence (real name Pelumi Akeredolu) has unlocked one of the biggest moments in the history of the Nigerian Music Industry with the official unveiling of THE VIBES DJ Academy and THE VIBES Studios (Audio & Live Rehearsals Space), located at THE VIBES Headquarters, a magnificent building at the heart of Gbagada Lagos.

In a bid to add unprecedented value to the industry and give back to the fans, DJ Consequence alongside his partner – DJ Massive, unwrap the THE VIBES DJ Academy, a platform that allows intending prospects to learn the art of DJing in the most conducive of environments while getting tutored by the best DJs in the game. The Vibes DJ Academy is set to roll out its first session for intakes in the coming weeks … Read the rest

Best New Music: Burna Boy – Tekno – Oladips – Kwamz – Niniola

A rundown of some of the best new music by Nigerian and Ghanaian acts including ‘Coming 2 America’ by Burna Boy & John Legend

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 x John Legend x Nile Rodgers – Coming 2 America

2 times Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer, Burna Boy teams up with American singers, John Legend and Nile Rodgers to deliver this masterpiece soundtrack off the playlist of the blockbuster movie, ‘Coming 2 America’. I also found out that the song is jointly owned by Burna Boy and John Legend. Nile Rodgers is the featured artist on this jam.

 

Tekno – Waka Waka

Award-winning Nigerian singer and producer, Tekno offers us this banging tune off the playlist of the … Read the rest

International Women's Day: Nigerian Music Stars Celebrate With Women Worldwide

As the world marks the International Women’s Day today (March 8), our Nigerian music stars have joined in celebrating women all over the world.

Waje x Don Jazzy x Niniola x Simi

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. It’s held annually on the 8th of March. In commemoration of International Women’s Day, some of our Nigerian music stars have taken to their social accounts to share some words of inspiration for the women worldwide.

Below are some inspiring posts by our Nigerian music stars in regards to celebrating the International Women’s Day;

Simi encouraging women to live fiercely and enjoy their life because they deserve it;

 

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See Top Reactions To Samklef’s Claim That He Created Afrobeats

Veteran music producer turned blogger, Samklef has made a bold claim regarding being the creator of the Afrobeats sound.

Samklef took to his social page in the early hours of the 7th of March 2021 to lay claim to being the creator of Afrobeats and also stating he is one of the reasons the music genre has gone international. The music producer declared that he should be respected while he’s alive. He tweeted;

“I’m one of the reason why afrobeats is international today. I created the sound. Respect me. I still dey alive.”

Samklef’s post has caused a stir on Twitter and different users of the app shared their opinion regarding his claim. Below are some of the reactions;

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Nikki Laoye releases the live recording for hit single, "None + You = Me" (Live in UK)

Multi Award winning Soul Singer, Nikki Laoye has released the Live version of her hit single, None + You = Me.

Recorded Live at IconTowers Media Studios UK for the Valentine’s Night of Love Songs Virtual Concert, Nikki Laoye was beautifully accompanied by the Usual Suspects band as they delivered an unforgettable performance of the classic soul single.

Speaking about the Live Recording, Nikki shares: “It’s been over 10 years since I performed this song live at any event so I was super excited to share the live expression of this forever special song once again.
I am forever in awe of God’s unconditional love for me and 14 years after I wrote and created this song with music producer, Victor Okon, the messaage remains the same – that GOD IS MY EVERYTHING.

Much love and many thanks to Pastor Fred Williams of IconTowers Media UK for giving me the Read the rest