Editorials

Articles centered about the Nigerian music pop culture & trends

Without a doubt this year has been a wonderful year for music in Nigeria as many glass ceilings were shattered some new industry records were set.In this regard, Jaguda makes a rundown of the top 10 Hottest Nigerian Artistes of 2018. The...
The outgoing year has been quite a year for music in general. Tons of music was put out there by Nigerian artistes both established and upcoming.Particularly the year witnessed the release of over 25 albums by top tier music stars. That number...
Hardly do we give credits to music producers for all the work they do behind the scenes. Some of those big tunes we have on heavy rotation would not be possible without inputs and creativity by the beatmakers. They're mostly behind the scenes and perhaps not celebrated as much...
Are Mavin Records Artistes Better Off Working With Other Producers Beside Don Jazzy???
The Don Jazzy-led Mavin Records aren't as hot as it used to be in 2014/2015. Those years though in the past were the music imprint finest moments. Everyone on the label was popping, it was during these period that the label churned out hits like Dorobucci, Looku Looku, My...
In case you missed it, Nigerian pop diva Tiwa Savage was crowned the ‘Best African Act’ at the just concluded MTV EMA which held in Bilbao, in Spain. She won the awards ahead of fierce competition from Davido, Fally Ipupa, Shehkinah, Destruction Boyz etc.Her recent win makes her the...
The biblical phrase ‘how are the mighty fallen’ seems like the only appropriate way to label a certain group of Nigerian artistes who have fallen off the path of greatness that they once towed.Once they were beaming with lots of tremendous prospects and promises but have not lived up...
As the days go by, people are beginning to realize the power of social media; for networking, marketing, campaigns etc. In the last decade, the use of social media has revolutionized the way the public consumes music.A lot of artistes both local and international have ridden on the power...
Disc Jockeying is a male dominated craft, nonetheless, a lot of top female DJ's are out there holding their own and one of such is Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, widely known as DJ Cuppy.The daughter of Nigerian business Femi Otedola has been active from 2014 as a disc jockey. She...
Afrobeat (a style of popular music incorporating elements of African music and jazz, soul, and funk) as a genre started in the late 60s and early 70s with Fela Anikulapo Kuti as its progenitor.Since then, Afrobeat has continuously waxed stronger and evolved in this contemporary times. Somehow, the westerners...
In the past four to five years Nigerian pop superstars Wizkid and Davido have been the biggest music stars in Nigeria and by a large extension Africa. The music industry seems to be a duopoly between this two music stars, and within these years Wizkid or Davido can be...
It's not about roughly one year since continental hit makers and music duo Psquare went separate ways as solo artistes. Peter Okoye goes by the name Mr P while his brother prefers to be called Rudeboy. About this time, last year September 2017, due to irreconcilable internal crisis within the...
Before now it was ‘Pon Pon’ sound then things got a little boring and a new wave came along ‘shaku shaku’. Unlike the former, ‘shaku shaku’ came with it's own set of dance steps to make things a lot more fun. Moving your legs rhythmically making an incomplete  leg...
A lot has been said about the Nigerian music Industry being male-dominated which is rightly so. Again, some top female acts like Tiwa Savage have mentioned that they're not on exactly on the same pedestal with the male colleagues in a lot of ways, especially talking about the paychecks....
Pictured above is an alternative world map that perfectly illustrates what King Perryy means every time you hear him say Continental Boy on a record.Africa is projected in dominance through her rich fabric, Asia is in the cut via oil paper umbrellas and Perryy’s pants, European/American ideals can be perceived from...
Afrobeat and the entire African sound is at a point where the rest of the world have started tuning in and want to be more associated with the sound, rhythm and vibe. The Afrobeat sound is slowly spreading into Europe and America, international music companies are signing up more...
Congratulations are in order for Fargin singer, Teniola Apata, aka Teni Entertainer, who just graduated from the University of Georgia.She however delivered an outstanding thanksgiving song which happens to be a traditional Ondo song.https://www.instagram.com/p/Blvj3uCDTbX/Teni, and afro-pop singer happens to be one of Nigeria’s fastest rising musicians breaking new grounds in the music industry.She...

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