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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Every day the internet reminds us of the importance of giving flowers to those deserving of them as and at when due. Today, the 16th of April marks World Voice Day, as a result, we’ll be highlighting some of the top vocalists in Nigeria that have not only entertained us over time with their vocal power, strength and range, but also new acts that are also making a mark with their vocal dexterity.  

Wande Coal

The Mushin2MoHits maker is credited for being the inspiration and role model of some of our favourite new-age singers. This is because he has with his falsetto unlocked legendary range while being able to switch things up to party mode. For this alone, his debut album is referenced as an undisputed classic and touted by many as the best body of work out of the #234. 

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Musicians may get the bulk of the credit, love, and appreciation for the music we enjoy, but even these musicians will give shout-outs to other industry players that were instrumental in their path to success. This shout-out always includes DJs who put people on to new and good music by playing them in clubs, at parties, at radio stations, and including them in their mixes. Undoubtedly, DJs are in the Whatsapp group chat of the music industry movers and shakers and their role in the music ecosystem cannot be overstated. In that light, we’ve made a list of 15 of the most influential DJs in Nigeria and arranged them in ascending order while using parameters such as current relevance, influence overtime, endorsements, street credibility, social media following, and artist repertoire. 

1. DJ Jimmy Jatt

 

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Davido Music Worldwide or DMW was formed in 2016 by Nigerian megastar, Davido after leaving his cousins HKN label and since then, the label has come to enjoy goodwill and acceptance from members of the public in a way that most other record labels in the still budding and structure-seeking Nigerian music industry, do not. This is due to their way of staying in the public eye and generating conversations, a way of life laid down by the label’s owner itself, Davido. Yet despite being so well known, several things like the role of members remain shrouded in mystery. Are you a DMW fan or just curious about the running of the record label? Here is a breakdown of members of the record label: 

The Recording Acts of DMW

Davido

 Born David Adeleke, he is the force behind the label which he co-owns with his brother, Adewale AdelekeRead the rest

On the latest episode of #WithChude, sensational Nigerian music artist, Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, popularly known as Peruzzi, opened up to host Chude Jideonwo, about how he was able to give his new single the publicity it needed despite the shocking news of his mother’s death, his unexpected 2baba and Gaaga collaboration, and the unfounded social media speculation about his affair with Chioma.

Peruzzi x Chude

Amid mourning his beloved mother who had died just two days after the release of his hit single, ‘For your pocket’, Peruzzi explained to Chude that having his team handle the song’s publicity afforded him the time he needed to grieve.

I had just dropped ‘For your Pocket’, and then my mum died two days after. I had to take my time to cry but at the same time try to hide from my guys because we were

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For some, the appearance of the new crescent moon is yet one of those beautiful things about nature, but for Muslims everywhere it signifies the beginning of what is known as the holiest month in Islam, Ramadan. It is believed to be the period during which the Holy Quran was given to the prophet Muhammad and so for Muslims, the world over, the sighting of the mood heralds a period of utmost consecration not just where food is concerned but for their thoughts and actions as well. To commiserate with our Muslim brothers and sisters and make sure that ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ is more than a saying, we made a list of acts which are in relation to Nigerian songs to abstain from:

1. No More Soapy

Soapy, as popularised by street-hop singer and rapper, Naira Marley simply means masturbation. This is a sin in Islam and during the Holy Read the rest

One-half of defunct music group, P-Square, Mr. P, had an interview with Beat FM presenters, Osi Suave and Ada on the Morning Rush Show on the 8th of April where they discussed his debut album, The Prodigal, the refusal of fans to move on from the split with his brother and his upcoming reality TV show as well as future plans. He strongly affirmed that he has moved on from the split. Here are some things you should know about his album and journey as a solo artiste: 

1. His debut album title, The Prodigal, was inspired by people likening him to the prodigal son. But for him, his use of the label is to redefine it to mean someone who is independent and successful. 

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Following the release of the video for ‘Essence’ by Wizkid featuring Tems off the ‘Made In Lagos’ album, reactions have began to pour in. Opinions regarding the video have continually surfaced online.

The official video for ‘Essence’ by Wizkid was released on the 9th of April 2021. The video was directed by Director K and shot in Ghana.
Wizkid Essence video

The video has been positively received by fans. A video consisting of Wizkid and Tems is going to get people talking and sharing their opinions on how well they delivered. We’ll take a look at some of these reactions below;

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Following the death of the world-famous rapper, DMX, Nigerian rappers have taken to their social feeds to express their shock and sadness concerning his passing away.

The late DMX

On the 9th of April 2021, social media was sent into a gloomy mood as reports of the passing away of Earl Simmons popularly known as DMX surfaced online. DMX was rushed to hospital in grave condition last Friday after suffering a heart attack at his home. The rapper passed away at White Plains Hospital on the 9th of April 2021. The hospital released a press statement saying;

“White Plains Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Simmons, as well as his friends and legions of fans who expressed their unwavering support during this difficult time. Earl Simmons passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest.”

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Gone are the days when artistes had to cloak the subject matter of their songs with catchy made-up words. Now, in place of that era are songs that are just as explicit as they are catchy. Enter Rema’s Bounce, a song inspired by a 1,000 pounds backside and dedicated to the fine art of getting those backsides to do one thing; bounce. While some listeners have opined that the lyrics are far too explicit, even the Bounce originator’s label boss, Don Jazzy agreed wholesomely in an interview, to this coming of age.  The video of Rema’s Bounce and current number one single premiered yesterday the 7th of April and Ravers and music lovers have been agog with takes and thoughts on the video and of course, the booties. Well, from said booties to the styling, here are 5 things that stood out for us about Rema’s Bounce video. 

Rema

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