Ramadan Mubarak! Here Are 6 Acts to Abstain from in Relation to Nigerian Songs

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

Mr P Talks Upcoming Reality Show and 8 Other Things About Him As He Starts Afresh

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. 

2. He has a certificate in music and is a multi-instrumentalist who according to him, can play virtually any instrument. For Read the rest

See Top Reactions To Wizkid’s Visuals For ‘Essence’ Featuring Tems

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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R.I.P DMX: M.I, Vector, Other Nigerian Rappers React

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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The Bouncing Booties, The Styling & 3 Other Things that Stand out in Rema's 'Bounce' Video

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. 

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Banky W And Wife, Adesua Etomi Narrate Their Miscarriage Experience | Watch

Nigerian singer, Banky W and wife, Adesua Etomi Wellington have shared their miscarriage experience at the Waterbrook Church.

During a sermon at the Waterbrook Church on the 5th of April, Adesua Etomi narrated how she and her husband, Banky W lost their twins to miscarriage and emotional turmoil she went through after the miscarriage. She described the moment she felt something wasn’t right with the facial expression of the Doctor during one of her routine checkups at the hospital. She said;

“So we got pregnant and we got pregnant with twins. And we had gone for the scans, we had seen the heartbeats. At this point very few people knew what happened. Every report that you have heard was a lie because nobody knew what happened. So during a routine checkup, we went back to the hospital to have a scan and I just saw the doctor’s face…you know when

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Eben & Jahdiel unveil the visuals for their hit single, "Jesu Doh"

Nigerian Gospel Artists, Jahdiel and Eben have released the official video for their collaborative single, “Jesu Doh” – a song of Celebration this Easter as we celebrate the Death and resurrection of The Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesu Doh means “Thank You Jesus” in Urohobo Language

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Renowned for their individual unique sounds and chart topping music, the two artists are making waves as a team, not just in music but as a family too. The two artists are happily married with two children

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MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

EBEN
Eben is an Award winning Nigerian Gospel Artist, was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, the fifth of six children.
In 2005, Eben became popular as a gospel singer,after his first big public appearance, at a youth conference organized by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, where “Imarama” was first heard.

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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.


Nissi

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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